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Village Harvest, Dec. 2014
This month, we plan to provide ingredients for twenty families to make potato soup. Along with the soup ingredients, we want to include crackers, peanut butter, fresh fruit , paper towels, and scotch tape. We also hope to include the fresh produce from the Northern Neck Food Bank.
All are welcome to help prepare the food for distribution and to help distribute the food on Wednesday, December 17th at 3:30pm-5:00pm. If you can help pack the bags, please arrive at 2PM. The more, the merrier!
"Singing Mary's Song"
Mary’s song proclaimed deliverance and hope to a dark and fearful world. We have concluded the study but we have the notes below:
Week 1 - Singing Mary's Song - Nov. 23
Week 2 - In the Fullness of Time - Nov. 30
Week 3 - Coming Out of Egypt - Dec. 7
Week 4 - Preparing for Jesus Birth - Dec. 14
Daily meditations in words and music.
Saints of the Week, Dec. 14 - Dec. 21
|[Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591]|
|[John Horden, Bishop and Missionary in Canada, 1893; also Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913]|
|[Ralph Adams Cram, 1942, and Richard Upjohn, 1878, Architects, and John LaFarge, Artist, 1910]|
|[William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses]|
|[Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt, 1961]|
|Saint Thomas the Apostle|
Christ centered, Biblically based, spirit filled and a place of simple hospitality, we have shared our communal life with our church,our community, and those in need. Your presence enriches us.
Dec. 16 - ECW Luncheon
Dec. 21 -10:00am - Godly Play
Dec. 21 - 11:00am, Advent 4, Christmas Pageant
Sunday Readings and Servers
This Christmas season...
Link to all the events.
Everett's Christmas Extravangza, Dec. 14, 5pm
This is not a Christmas party but a Christmas experience. In every room in the Everett household you are surrounded by Christmas. It is challenging just to see everything. And their collection is still expanding!
This year was special since it was Cherry's birthday. We sang "happy birthday" and had a combined Birthday/Christmas chocolate cake. Also as the festivities began, we were at sunset along the Rappahannock with a wonderful light and the occasional heron flying by.
Explore Advent, Part 3 - 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 3.
A. Voices for Advent 3
"In Advent the church emphasizes these ways of continual change: Repentance. Conversion of life. Self-examination. Awakening. Deepening. "
- Suzanne Guthrie
B. "You Don't Want to Be a Prophet (Isaiah, Luke)
"Christmas without Anglicans?" - Anglican contributions to Advent and Christmas carols.
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.
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 .
ECW Christmas event, Dec. 16, 2014
The traditional ECW luncheon was broadened this year to include checkwriting for their 2014 gifts and preparation for the Village Harvest on Dec. 17.
They met in the morning to decide and write checks for 16 charities totaling $4,000. Here are the details of where the money went.
15 then went to Hobbs Hole in Tappahannock and had lunch.
Finally they were back at St. Peter's to prepare for the Village Harvest food distribution for December. That is happening December 17 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
Christmas Pageant, Dec. 21, 2014, 11am
The 2012 play focused was on the Angel Gabriel. In 2013 it was Mary as shown above. The church windows were decorated with art concerning Mary from all over the world. The play, written by Catherine, featured an older Mary reflecting on her life which included the birth of Jesus.
We have heard there were more children in this play than at any other time. A large crowd of 56 heard and/or participated in the play.
What will the 2014 play be like ? Come see!
More information on the Love Feast
Our Love Feast Invitation (click on the picture)