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|Title||Post date||Gallery Description|
|Pentecost, Year A - June 8, 2014||Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 1:10pm||
A spirited Pentecost as it should be with 48 present! The weather was warm, not overly hot with plenty of sunshine which works well with the power of the holy spirit. We had no baptisms but we did salute Tucker Fisher on achieving the God and Family award. Sadly, we bid farewell to the Rev. Amy Turner who started, nurtured and made Godly Play a ministry for children from preschool to 2nd grade. As part of the Pentecost surprise we had plenty of animal type balloons that were sent over the gallery during the offertory "Hail Thee, Festival Day."
|Ascension Sunday, June 1, 2014||Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 3:24pm||
This service had a theme around the Ascension 40 days this past Thursday and the approaching Pentecost. John's Gospel is thematic occuring much earlier before the resurrection and is the "priestly prayer". Acts depicts the period surrounding the Ascension and before the Pentecost next week. The sermon was about this period with Catherine using a shovel as a metaphor.
Coffee hour featured a babecue platter made by Becky, chicken salad sandwiches, pineapple upside down cake (with real pineapple from Hawaii courtesy of the Betchys), vegetables, and Trifle.
|Rogation Sunday/ Memorial Sunday - Easter 6||Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:48pm||
Today (May 25, 2014) we had current veterans representing the Army, Navy and Air Force recognized for their service from World War II to Vietnam. Woody Everett, an Air Force colonial, wore his uniform which fit almost perfectly considering it had not been worn in 31 years!
The other celebration is Rogation Sunday. Rogation" means "asking". In the agrarian culture of yesterday, it was common for the church to gather on the Rogation Days to ask God to bless the crops being sown. We would have asked Him to send rain and to bless us with a good harvest later in the year.
|Sally O'Brien Sunday - Easter 5||Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 5:35pm||
We had 40 in church today for Easter 5 with another wonderful day of sunshine and some cooler temperatures. Sally O'Brien was our guest speaker in announcements and after lunch. Catherine's sermon dealt with the importance of foundation. Sallie's key idea is to know your strengths and what you do well (your foundation) and build from there . Godly Play was about the parable of the mustard seed.
|Best of Holy Week and Easter, April 13-20, 2014||Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:38am||
From Palm Sunday to Easter, 2014 we held 5 services with 203 in attendance, compared to 166 in 2013. We also participated in the Port Royal Sunrise service on Sunday morning. Yes, we did walk with Jesus in his suffering and hardships and then shared and proclaimed the resurrection.
|Sunrise Service, April 20, 2014||Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 4:29pm||
We started out at the Sunrise Service at the Long's House, bright and early at 6:30am. The sun was clearly visible down the river but did fully manifest itself until the Rev. Bobby Greene of Memorial Baptist was in the midst of his sermon. Catherine read twice, the opening prayer and the Apostles Creed and Nancy and Helmut provided the music for the opening hymn "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" and "He Lives."
|Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014||Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:10pm||
By 11am we were basking in full sunlight with blue sky. Temperatures were in the 60's. The Osprey were out building nests in the gentle breeze, certainly one of the memories of this week. 75+ people were in attendance augmented by some families - Longs and Dukes, especially. Bonnets were everywhere including Boyd's. A great time to greet parishioners.
Easter is a time of celebration and that included music with Marilyn providing music inside during the lighting of the Paschal fire, Mary Lawrence on trumpet echoing the hymns, Brad performing the intricate "Prelude and Fugue in F major" (Bach) and the choir adding "Up from the Grave" during communion
|Good Friday, April 18, 2014||Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:25pm||
We had 30 people on an overcast day with still a chill in the air. There was a "Good Friday" type of mood in the air - somewhat introspective thinking about what happened.
Certain images come to mind after tonight's service. First the wonderful music. Marilyn played her best on" Domino", an introspective but biting melody that could be easily remembered as Marilyn went through variations. A very moving rendition to say the least. The music swirled around the church
After the sermon was the veneration of the cross, the dramatic entrance of the cross. Then a chance for prayer and to put a taper in the sand in the front. By the end there were 18 candles and many prayers said.
|Maundy Thursday, April 17, 2014||Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:23pm||
We had 28 on a beautiful night with several visitors. While remaining cool, the clear conditions provided a wonderful backdrop for the service. Today we had the added benefit of watching osprey watch over a nest they are a making in an old sycamore tree in the front. This takes the old and brings new life, which is a theme of Easter.
Marilyn brought her new 60 string harp tonight for the first time and graced us with music in the prelude "Near the Cross and in the ending Keep Watch segment. Helmut and Nancy provided a vocal and violin duet in the offertory "O Loving Father." Helmut also provided the mounful accompaniment to the foot washing in "Abendsegen (Evening Blessing). "
|Tenebrae, April 16, 2014||Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:18pm||
Tenebrae on April 16, 2014 was the opening of the Holy Week services. After several warmer than normal days, we had a refreshing (but cold!) rain on Monday day and Monday night that set the stage for a day with glorious sunshine and mild temperatures. We had 20 at Tenebrae which was a good turnout. This was an unusual service with its own Liturgy.
14 candles are lit and extinguished gradually throughout the service until one is left. "This service makes use of the power of light and sound to emphasize the darkness of death. The service ends on a note of hope. One candle remains, a solitary light in the darkness into which we depart.