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.

Music filled the Air, Sun Dec. 17

As part of the sermon on Advent 3, Dec. 17, 2023, Catherine explored the role of music and sang a number of Christmas pieces important in her faith life. You might call this the “singing sermon.”

The music theme carried forward to the offertory. During the offertory we had 5 of our youth entertain us on trumpet, French horn, piano, ukelele and vocals

From the sermon Dec. 17, 2023

“In the Living Compass publication, Living Well through Advent, Scott Stoner talks about the music of Christmas.  He says that “music is a thin place for many, where the distance between themselves and God is narrowed.  It has long been said that music is the language of the soul and that those who sing, pray twice.” 

“So in this year’s last  week of Advent, let the music of Christmas become the language of your soul, your own prayer. Let this music bring you closer to God.  ”

“As you pray, let the  music of Christmas bring you back into that unbroken circle of love with those who are here, and those who have gone on to glory.

“May the light shining in us, bring  light into the darkness and witness to God’s glory.”

Written Sermon