List of galleries to view
|Title||Post date||Gallery Description|
|Gleaning, July 20-21, 2015||Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:17pm||
We participated in gleaning July 20, 21 in support of Feed More in Richmond which supports our produce supplier Northern Neck Food Bank. Johnny, Cookie Davis and Jim and Elizabeth Heimbach participated on July 20. Those fine people plus two more joined in on July 21.
Corn harvesting works like this. They go after the tops which are cut off first. There are machines to do this (and Parker Farms has these) but typically done by hand! This is the best harvest destined for the consumer. We began with the rows that had the tops cut off. So we are second into the field. As part of our lesson on gleaning, Johnny explained the difference between a #1 piece of corn and #2 corn. Johnny tried both to organize into specific rows so we wouldn't duplicate each other's work. After 10:30am the sun was advancing and frankly we were getting weary after 3 hours of work.
|Village Harvest, July 15, 2015 with the rainbow beans||Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:38pm||
Rainbow soup made its way from your donation of individual beans to Vacation Bible School's creation of the mix of beans to the Village Harvest Distribution on July 15. We distributed about 500 pounds of food at the July Village Harvest on July 15 to 81 people. Three families that were expected did not show up. Thanks to Johnny Davis for his work in procuring the fresh produce which included onions, cucumbers, potatoes, and egg plant
|Vacation Bible School, Day 4, July 9, 2015||Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:58pm||
It was water day on the last day of Vacation Bible School! The day began in the church, where the children learned today's Bible verse, which was "You are the light of the world." They got to touch a light ball, and we learned a new song, "This little light of mine." Everyone went outside and gathered something from nature to use in making sunprints. We put the leaves and other treasures on the paper and laid the paper in the sun. Almost immediately, lovely patterns appeared on the paper as the sun did its work.
|Vacation Bible School, Day 3, July 8, 2015||Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:55pm||
Today's verse was "Be kind to one another." We talked about how Jesus came to teach us how to be kind to one another. We read "The Surprise", a Frog and Toad story about raking leaves.
|Vacation Bible School, Day 2, July 7, 2015||Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:53pm||
Today's verse was "Make a joyful noise to the Lord." In our opening worship time we sang our two songs--This is the Day and God is so Good. We listened to the ocean's roar in a conch shell, and then we used a variety of noise makers to add sound to Psalm 98. In the Godly Play room we heard the story of Jesus and the disciples on the stormy sea and Jesus calming the sea.
|Vacation Bible School, Day 1, July 6, 2015||Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:51pm||
Vacation Bible School is the consummate summer event for kids. The expressions in this picture speak volumes about these children and their personalities. It was great getting "our gang" together on a relaxing, summer day. It's a wonderful time for them to have fun with each other.
Day 1 was about "God is Love". It was taught in what they colored, what they sang and ultimately about an outreach project they did. Catherine and Becky are our teachers with the assistance of Judy and Tucker. In most of what they did they learned to work together, an invaluable lesson. There was plenty of time for just fun and games.
|July 4, 2015 at St. Peter's||Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 2:23pm||
We did tours, acted as a place of rest and spotlighted our music - Marilyn on her harp and Nancy and Thom Guthrie leading a hymn sing. Thom delighted the crowd with an impromptu organ concert. We also had slide shows through the day of the church in 2013 and 2014 as well as shots demonstrating the "Beauty of St. Peter's.
Special thank for Andrea, Susan and the Wisdoms for sitting in the St. Peter's table. They sold several cookbooks, post cards and made over $140 dollars. Johnny was around and had to do a fixit job early in the day on the siding. A number of our parishioners - Mike, Nancy, Cookie, Bill played major roles in the village festival
|FredCamp Lunches, June 29-July 3, 2015||Friday, July 3, 2015 - 7:41pm||
Thanks to Barbara Segar, Nancy Long, Cherry Everett, Becky Fisher, Betty Kunstmann, Elizabeth Heimbach and Catherine Hicks for their help in providing FredCamp lunches from June 29-July 3. We have supported FredCamp with lunches for the past four years. A great outreach project! This year one of the sites was right in Port Royal- 7213 Royal Street. These pictures were taken by Catherine on the last day, July 3. Kentucky Fried Chicken and all of the fixings plus pizza was served and devoured.
|Marilyn Mahoney Sunday, June 28, 2015||Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 8:35pm||
June 28, 2015 was "Marion Mahoney Sunday" with Marion moving to Maryland in July to be near family. after 25 years at St. Peter's. Today was a proper sendout with prayers, thanks for her ministries and an ECW luncheon after the 11am service. We presented her with a canvas picture of St. Peter's so she will remember us. Marion said she knew after Tom and her visited St. Peter's at Easter, 1990 that this was the church home for her. A prayer at 11am mentioned these items, "We thank you for the time that she has spent with our children, we thank you for her leadership of the ECW, we thank you for her participation in our Bible study. We thank you for her art and for her poetry. And we remember her husband Tom this day."
|Village Dinner, June 3, 2015||Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:51pm||
The Village Dinner is so well organized, well implemented that it is easy to take it for granted. Thanks to Wendy, Eunice, Cookie, Cindy, Eunice, Clarence and Betty for their help in feeding 40-45 barbecue, beans, slaw and upside down cake on Wednesday. The best in sustaining fellowship.