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.

Prayer Service for Peace in the Middle East, Oct. 17, 2023

St. Peter’s Episcopal, Port Royal was open Tues, Oct. 17 for a prayer service, 12pm to 2pm for peace in the Middle East. The Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem called for this day of prayer and so we prayed in solidarity with them and others around the world who prayed for peace. We had 14 people in the church at various times. Some stayed for the entire period.

Our time together included a short prayer service at noon, other prayers at 1pm and concluding prayers at 2pm. Larry Saylor provided the meditative music throughtout the 2 hours.

The video includes Catherine’s description of the service.

There were 5 prayer stations in the windows of the church:
1. “Place your prayer into the spring of water gushing up to eternal life”
2. “The healing touch station”
3. “Prayers for Peace”
4. “Pray for peace in the Holy Land”
5. Station with water from the River Jordan and earth

Video and Photo Links
1. Video
2. Photos
3. Music by Larry Saylor – selection