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 Thoughts, May 26, 2024

As Catherine mentioned in the service we had most of the people confirmed or received here from last week’s Pentecost. (We had 26 at the service today). Catherine also thanked the congregation for helping with the care for Thom Guthrie who died May 8, 2024. It was the hospitality that was the key combined with music opportunities, singing and some organ playing. Positive upbeat service

The sermon continued the Pentecost theme of the coming of the Holy Spirit. “ Spirit is God’s imaginative creativity, a constant wind blowing over, around and through the chaos in which we find ourselves living,  a wind bringing life out of death.  “God’s Spirit is a constant wind of creative imaginative love that will blow through us if we open ourselves to that wind.  The Spirit blows away our blindness.  The Spirit is a cleansing wind that purifies our hearts.  The Spirit frees our imaginations so that God’s creative power can work through us-“Glory to God whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.” 

We have to sacrifice the comfortable ways we have built for possibly better ways provided by the Holy Spirit.

The Trinity is the Central Mystery of the Christian Faith and Life 

The genius of Trinity is that a Nicene Creed created over a long period solved the doctrinal problems for the most part until 1024 when the Orthodox split. It’s how we learn to work with others is the key.