We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, and we respect and honor with gratitude the land itself, the legacy of the ancestors, and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Sunday Links for July 31, 2022 – Pentecost 8

July 31, 11:00am – Eucharist

Youth Sunday

  • Zoom link for July 31
  • Bulletin July 31, 2022
  • Videos, July 31, 2022
  • Photos, July 31, 2022
  • Lectionary for July 31 2022, Pentecost 8
  • We had Youth Sunday on July 31, 2022 in part of a common activity and to provide a celebration on going back to school. We had 10 youth participating during the church service on July 31 in bell ringing, the sermon, communion distribution and communion prep. They also helped to write the Prayers of the People.

    The lectionary, particularly the Gospel Luke 12:13-21 on the Parable of the Rich Food, was particularly apropos dealing with greed, excess possessions, and ultimately fate. The youth came to the altar during communion. Using popcorn kernels each youth received a different number of kernels. This prompted interesting discussions. How to handle friends who were given much less ? In Luke’s scripture there is no thought to using the abundance to help others, no expression of gratitude for his good fortune, no recognition of God at all who is responsible for all possessions. The man in the Gospel is not evil. Wealth is not evil in itself – only how you use it. Some real world lessons in church today about building justice and how we lead our lives toward that end. Great to see smiles during the sermon!