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.

Pentecost, an important Feast

Because of…

1. The arrival of the Holy Spirit. That will be symbolized by the “Tongues of Fire” resting on the disciples. Lots of red for the Holy Spirit will be worn tomorrow

2. The birthday of the Church. The Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament provides the account of that as well as the missionary journeys of Paul in several books of the New Testament

3. the Bishop visitation to St. Peter’s. 3 youth to be confirmed and 3 adults to be received

4. A luncheon afterward Food provided by parishioners and the Little Falls Bluegrass Band providing the music

5.A time to bring us together. Language was no barrier at Pentecost

the last stanza from Jan Richardson’s poem at Pentecost,
This is the blessing
that blazes among us
when we speak
the words
strange to our ears,
when we finally listen
into the chaos,
when we breathe together
at last.