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.

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018

This year there was expanded music before the service. We had Marilyn and a student playing the harp, Mary Peterman and Denise Gregory on flute and piano, the Choir, the Choir and violin (Helmut), the Choir and flute and in the gallery Thom Guthrie was a second organist. Selections of these works are the videos page.

Videos, June 30, 2024 – Pentecost 6

Many of these sections include an alternate view from the Gallery

00 Prelude – “Ave Maria

Gallery Level

01 Opening Hymn – “Great is thy faithfulness”

Gallery Level

02 Hymn of Praise -“A Scottish Blessing”

Gallery Level

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“Jairus Daughter” on “The Chosen”

Jairus daughter appears in Mark 5:21–43, Matthew 9:18–26 and Luke 8:40–56. The Mark account is this Sunday, June 30.

Jairus was a synagogue ruler who asked Jesus to come to his house and heal his 12-year-old daughter. On the way to the house, Jesus healed a woman who had been sick for 12 years. By the time they arrived, the little girl had died, and the funeral had already begun. Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Jesus is amazed at Jairus’ faith even though he is suffering.

Here is how “The Chosen” dramatizes it:

Sermon on the scripture”

After Jesus asks why the crowd is making a commotion and weeping, Jesus says, “The child is not dead but sleeping.” This statement is SO powerful! Because in making this statement, Jesus reminds us that God can see life where we only see death. God gives life in the midst of death. Our vision is limited. What we can see is only a piece of the whole. Sometimes, we can only see death. But God sees all, knows all, and redeems all.

Card of thanks to Elizabeth & Jim Heinbach

Catherine read the anniversary prayer to Elizabeth who is celebrating her 56th anniversary to Jim. Both are moving to Fredericksburg within the month. So it was a time of thanks and best wishes and as well as sadness.

Johnny then presented a card from the Vestry:

“Members of St Peter’s Church greatly appreciates your service during your years in Port Royal. Jim has been a faithful Treasurer keeping accurate records weekly while Elizabeth has been a leader in the ECW women and vestry serving as registrar for the church supporting all meetings. We hope you had a wonderful anniversary with love and appreciation.” St. Peter’s Vestry

Videos, June 23, 2024

01 Opening Hymn – “Shall we gather at the river”

01 Opening Hymn – “Shall we gather at the river” – Congregational level

02 Hymn of Praise -“Eternal Father, strong to save”

03 Readings

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Videos, Pentecost 3, June 9, 2024

00 Day Lily in Wind

00 Prelude (Prelude in C Major, J. S. Bach) and Procession In – Congregation

01 Opening Hymn – “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy ”

02 Hymn of Praise -“Sing praise to God”

03 Readings

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Jonathan Roumie (Jesus, the Chosen) & Gen Z

See what happens when the nine of the Gen Z generation (approximately age 12 to 27) who just binged Season 1 of the Chosen get a surprise visit from the actor who plays Jesus. An interesting discussion!

Chosen schedule for Season 4

Episode 1, “Promises”: June 2, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
Episode 2, “Confessions”: June 6, 2024 at 8:30 pm ET
Episode 3, “Moon to Blood”: June 9, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
Episode 4, “Calm Before”: June 13, 2024 at 8:30 pm ET
Episode 5, “Sitting, Serving, Scheming”: June 16, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
Episode 6, “Dedication”: June 20, 2024 at 8:30 pm ET
Episode 7, “The Last Sign”: June 23, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
Episode 8, “Humble”: June 27, 2024 at 8:30 pm ET

Chancellor Village Eucharist, May 14, 2024

The priests in the Rappahannock Region of the Diocese of Virginia hold a Eucharist service every Tuesday at 1pm for the retirement community of Chancellor Village, just west of Fredericksburg, VA. First, a few photos from May 14 and then the Gospel and sermon reflecting Gospel on Easter 7.

A. Photos

(full size gallery)

B. Gospel and Sermon

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 12, 2024

00 The Glistening Rapahannock River

01 Opening Hymn – Opening Hymn – “All hail the power of Jesus’ name”

02 Hymn of Praise -“Rejoice the Lord is King”

03 Readings

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