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, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Videos, Pentecost, May 28, 2023

Larry Saylor, guitar – Prelude

Hymn of praise- Glory to You – John Rutter

Gospel and Sermon – the Rev Catherine Hicks

Affirmation of Faith

Prayers of the People

Larry Saylor, guitar – Offertory

Holy Communion

Blessing and Extinguishing of the Paschal Candle

Sweet, Sweet, Spirit

The one with the “Tongues of Fire”!

Special Pentecost videos

Pentecost represents the end of the Easter Season and a time of transition. Besides being the “Birthday of the church” and the arrival of the Holy Spirit, it is a feast day. Yes a day to have fun!

Over the years we have had special events on Pentecost such as Prayer Walks, picnics, receptions and special music. Some guests have appeared as well. We have also had some pictures and videos. Some videos just take stock of who are while others record part of the Pentecost services

Here are 5 videos through the years beginning in 2016

1. 2016 Church with with front piece replacement and 3 priests! A wild gathering at Pentecost!

2. Prayer Walk 2018

3. “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit”, 2019

4. Pentecost People 2011-2015 created in 2021

5. 2022 Day of Radiant Gladness

Videos, Easter 7, May 21, 2023

1. Gospel and Sermon – The Rev. Thomas Hughes

Some of Tom’s themes in his sermon follow. Life is a process. Jesus leaves this before us and we are called to become one of the people to glorify God because we are one of God’s people. This means we are called to a deeper conscious awareness of God in our lives, sorting out God’s presense in my life and God’s presents to me.

We begin to have a deeper awareness of the meaning of things and presence of God. This is how we glorify God in how we live. People see God moving through our lives, we show it and this is how they come to know God as well.

We live a life where evil doesn’t dominate our lives since it has no ultimate power. We live in the love of God which is the ultimate power that is permanent and that all will be well. Presence of God in your life opens up of understanding of God and gives you a sense of purpose and direction in life that the world can’t give you. We should live a life process of becoming more we were. The purposes of God that are already within us will be unfolded

2. Prayers of the People

3 UTO Introduction

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