Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal, Port Royal


December 15, 2019

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ―Norman Vincent Peale.

Pictures and text from this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Videos from this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019


The Week Ahead…

Dec. 18 – 10:00am – Ecumenical Bible Study

Dec. 18 – 3:00pm – 5pm Village Harvest Food Distribution

Help needed: 9:30ish, help needed to unload the truck. Many hands make light work. 1PM, help needed to set up. 3-5PM help needed for the distribution itself. Help the shoppers gather what they need. You can still bring cleaning supplies on the day since these are not available at the Food Bank. Thank you for your contributions of both food and time. Everyone can share in making this important St Peter’s ministry happen.

Sunday, Dec. 22, Fourth Sunday in Advent Readings and Servers


Dec. 22 – 11:00am – Advent 4, The Christmas Play

Dec. 22 – 4:30pm – Blue Christmas service and Eucharist


The Christmas Play

Here is a review on the Christmas Play from 2011 onward

Here are last year’s links
1. Christmas Play
2 Christmas Eve
3.Lessons and Carols


The Blue Christmas service is new this year in the afternoon of Dec. 22. Is the Christmas Season a time when you feel sad, lonely, or depressed? We invite you to join us at this service to acknowledge these feelings and share in a time of reflection on the pain, sadness, or loneliness you may feel. We pray that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.


Christmas Schedule

Do you need a home this Christmas ? Our home is intimate, caring and spiritual looking for God’s guidance in what we do. And yes, we find room for all no matter who you are or your background. We welcome all! Join us on Christmas Eve for an uplifting experience.


Advent Online

Learn at your own pace, as much or as little:

New this year:

* Dickens, A Christmas Carol and the Bible

* Handel’s Messiah, Prophecy and Birth of the Messiah

* Matthew’s Infancy Stories

From Last year:

* Luke’s Canticles


“The Great Tree of Christmas” Author Alexander Shaia talks the Christmas tree, a tradition adopted from the Celts. A fascinating perspective!


Advent Thoughts

Advent is a season of Watching and Waiting. It is a season of leaning into hope

Lord Jesus: Come into our world and heal its wounds Come into your church and raise it up Come into our homes and make them holy Come into our work and make it fruitful Come into our minds and give us clarity Come into our lives and make them beautiful O Come, O Come Emmanuel

God of the past, the present and the future, grant me patience when I must wait, courage when it’s time to take action, and the wisdom to know when to wait and when to act. Amen.


Golden Hour at St. Peter’s

Come to St. Peter’s in the late fall and early winter between 4pm and 6pm and the beauty is overwhelming. These were taken on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

See the pictures

Article


Advent 1

Advent 1 links


Advent 2

Advent 2 links


Advent 3

Advent 3 links


Advent 4

The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all in us that is not yet Christ. – Thomas Merton

Advent

Explore Advent, Part 4 – Over the Sundays in Advent there will be a presentation each week focusing on that week’s scriptures, art and commentary and how they demonstrate the themes of advent. Let’s continue with Advent 4.

From the Presiding Bishop- Advent Messages 2012-2018 

Feast of the Annunciation –  9 months before we celebrate the nativity there is the related Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 which is described here .

Art of the Annunciation – The Annunication has been depicted in art for a thousand years. Here are 30+ images of that history .

Blessed Like Mary- David Lose invites us to understand that we are Blessed Like Mary .

National Geographic explores“How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman”

A Digital Nativity.

 

What if current social media like Facebook, Gmail, etc had been available at the birth of Christ ? Watch the Digital Nativity


Top links

1. Newcomers – Welcome Page

2. Contact the Rev Catherine Hicks, Rector

3. St. Peter’s Sunday News

4. Dec., 2019 Server Schedule

5. Latest Newsletter-the Parish Post (Dec., 2019)

6. Calendar

7. Parish Ministries

8. This past Sunday

9. Latest Sunday Bulletin (December 15, 2019 11:00am),  and Sermon (Dec. 15, 2019)

10. Recent Services: 


Christ the King, Nov. 24 Photos from Nov. 24 , Christ the King


Advent 1 Photos from Dec. 1 , Advent 1


Advent 2, Dec. 8 Photos from Advent 2, Dec. 8



Mike Newmans Block print of St. Peter's

Block Print by Mike Newman


Projects 


Colors for Year A, 2019-20


 

Daily “Day by Day”


3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.

Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience.


Follow the Star

Daily meditations in words and music.


Sacred Space

Your daily prayer online, since 1999

“We invite you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.”


Daily C. S. Lewis thoughts


Saints of the Week,  – Dec. 15 – Dec. 22

15
Nino of Georgia, Missionary, c.332
16
 
17
17
Dorothy Sayers, Apologist & Spiritual Writer, 1957
Olympias, Deaconess, 408
18
 
19
Samthann, Monastic, 739
20
Katharina von Bora, Church Reformer, 1552
21
Saint Thomas the Apostle
22
22
Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
Ruth Elaine Younger, Monastic, 1986

December 15, 2019

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ―Norman Vincent Peale.

Pictures and text from this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Videos from this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019


The Week Ahead…

Dec. 18 – 10:00am – Ecumenical Bible Study

Dec. 18 – 3:00pm – 5pm Village Harvest Food Distribution

Help needed: 9:30ish, help needed to unload the truck. Many hands make light work. 1PM, help needed to set up. 3-5PM help needed for the distribution itself. Help the shoppers gather what they need. You can still bring cleaning supplies on the day since these are not available at the Food Bank. Thank you for your contributions of both food and time. Everyone can share in making this important St Peter’s ministry happen.

Sunday, Dec. 22, Fourth Sunday in Advent Readings and Servers


Dec. 22 – 11:00am – Advent 4, The Christmas Play

Dec. 22 – 4:30pm – Blue Christmas service and Eucharist


The Christmas Play

Here is a review on the Christmas Play from 2011 onward


The Blue Christmas service is new this year in the afternoon of Dec. 22. Is the Christmas Season a time when you feel sad, lonely, or depressed? We invite you to join us at this service to acknowledge these feelings and share in a time of reflection on the pain, sadness, or loneliness you may feel. We pray that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.


Christmas Schedule

Do you need a home this Christmas ? Our home is intimate, caring and spiritual looking for God’s guidance in what we do. And yes, we find room for all no matter who you are or your background. We welcome all! Join us on Christmas Eve for an uplifting experience.



Here are last year’s links
1. Christmas Play
2 Christmas Eve
3.Lessons and Carols


Advent Online

Learn at your own pace, as much or as little:

New this year:

* Dickens, A Christmas Carol and the Bible

* Handel’s Messiah, Prophecy and Birth of the Messiah

* Matthew’s Infancy Stories

From Last year:

* Luke’s Canticles


“The Great Tree of Christmas” Author Alexander Shaia talks the Christmas tree, a tradition adopted from the Celts. A fascinating perspective!


Advent Thoughts

Advent is a season of Watching and Waiting. It is a season of leaning into hope

Lord Jesus: Come into our world and heal its wounds Come into your church and raise it up Come into our homes and make them holy Come into our work and make it fruitful Come into our minds and give us clarity Come into our lives and make them beautiful O Come, O Come Emmanuel

God of the past, the present and the future, grant me patience when I must wait, courage when it’s time to take action, and the wisdom to know when to wait and when to act. Amen.


Golden Hour at St. Peter’s

Come to St. Peter’s in the late fall and early winter between 4pm and 6pm and the beauty is overwhelming. These were taken on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

See the pictures

Article


Advent 1

Advent 1 links


Advent 2

Advent 2 links


Advent 3

Advent 3 links


Advent 4

The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all in us that is not yet Christ. – Thomas Merton

Advent

Explore Advent, Part 4 – Over the Sundays in Advent there will be a presentation each week focusing on that week’s scriptures, art and commentary and how they demonstrate the themes of advent. Let’s continue with Advent 4.

From the Presiding Bishop- Advent Messages 2012-2018 

Feast of the Annunciation –  9 months before we celebrate the nativity there is the related Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 which is described here .

Art of the Annunciation – The Annunication has been depicted in art for a thousand years. Here are 30+ images of that history .

Blessed Like Mary- David Lose invites us to understand that we are Blessed Like Mary .

National Geographic explores“How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman”

A Digital Nativity.

 

What if current social media like Facebook, Gmail, etc had been available at the birth of Christ ? Watch the Digital Nativity


Top links

1. Newcomers – Welcome Page

2. Contact the Rev Catherine Hicks, Rector

3. St. Peter’s Sunday News

4. Dec., 2019 Server Schedule

5. Latest Newsletter-the Parish Post (Dec., 2019)

6. Calendar

7. Parish Ministries

8. This past Sunday

9. Latest Sunday Bulletin (December 15, 2019 11:00am),  and Sermon (Dec. 15, 2019)

10. Recent Services: 


Christ the King, Nov. 24 Photos from Nov. 24 , Christ the King


Advent 1 Photos from Dec. 1 , Advent 1


Advent 2, Dec. 8 Photos from Advent 2, Dec. 8



Mike Newmans Block print of St. Peter's

Block Print by Mike Newman


Projects 


Colors for Year A, 2019-20


 

Daily “Day by Day”


3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.

Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience.


Follow the Star

Daily meditations in words and music.


Sacred Space

Your daily prayer online, since 1999

“We invite you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.”


Daily C. S. Lewis thoughts


Saints of the Week,  – Dec. 15 – Dec. 22

15
Nino of Georgia, Missionary, c.332
16
 
17
17
Dorothy Sayers, Apologist & Spiritual Writer, 1957
Olympias, Deaconess, 408
18
 
19
Samthann, Monastic, 739
20
Katharina von Bora, Church Reformer, 1552
21
Saint Thomas the Apostle
22
22
Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
Ruth Elaine Younger, Monastic, 1986