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, April 7, 2024

Warm up -Short video of The River this morning

01 Opening Hymn – “He is risen”

From the congregation

02 Hymn of Praise -“That Easter day with joy was bright”

03 Readings

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Videos, Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024

00 Liturgy of the Palms

00 Congregation

01 Opening Hymn – “All Glory, Laud, and Honor “

02 Readings

03 Epistle -“Let the Same Mind Be in You”

03 Epistle -“Let the Same Mind Be in You” – Gallery level

04 Hymn-“Were you there”

05 Gospel- Passion Reading

06 Sermon

07 Prayers of the People

08 Announcements

09 Offertory

10 Communion

11 Closing Hymn-“Alone thou goest forth, O Lord”

Videos, March 3, 2024

Before the serview – the riverbank is cut

01 Prelude -“Help us, O Lord to learn”

02 Opening Hymn “Bless the Lord, my soul”

03 Readings

04 Hymn-“Lift up your heads”

05 Gospel and Sermon

06 Prayers of the People

07 Announcements

08 Offertory- “We sing the praise of Him who died”

09 Communion

10 Closing Hymn-“I am thine, O Lord”

Videos, Last Sunday after Epiphany, Feb 11, 2024

1. Opening Hymn – “Songs of thankfulness and praise”

2. Hymn of Praise – “All creatures of our God and King”

3. Readings

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Creating and Displaying the Alleluia Banner

This is a “process” Powerpoint concerning the preparation for “Burying the Alleluia”, one of many Lent events beginning Feb. 14. Today, Feb 4, the banner is being ceated. First, a background slide introduces “Burying the Alleluia”, a practice which has been traced back to the Middle Ages. Then, “God’s Garden” Sunday School class from ages 5-9 are shown finishing the Alleluia Banner in several photos. Jan Saylor created the banner and thd class finished it.

The finishing process is included along with a video excerpt of the lesson around it provided by Jan and Elizabeth Heimbach. Then, the banner is transported to the church and pictures show it being hung on the altar. Finally, there is a video during the announcements of the church service of it presented to the congregation. Next week the box will be created for it. The Powerpoint follows:

Videos, Third Sunday After the Epiphany, Jan. 21, 2024

1. Opening Hymn – “Opening Hymn – How wondrous and great”

Opening Hymn – How wondrous and great” – Congregation leval

2. Hymn of Praise – “Sing praise to God who reigns above ”

3. Readings

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