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.

Children’s summer program – July 24, 2019

This summer the children in Port Royal have been meeting most Wednesdays at St. Peter’s for activities from 2pm-4pm. At 1pm, July 24 we also had acolyte training and then the summer program got underway with 10 children

From John 9:1-7

1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

Catherine told them the story of Jesus healing the blind man by taking some dirt in his hand and spitting in it to make mud, putting the mud on the blind man’s eyes and then asking the man to go wash in the Pool of Siloam. When the man washed the mud from his eyes, he could see!

Jesus came to heal us and help us see better. When we trust in Jesus to heal us, we can see things more clearly, like how to treat our brothers and sisters and friends more kindly, as Jesus would have us do. Then we made dirt cake to eat and slime for playing with at home.