List of galleries to view
|Title||Post date||Gallery Description|
|Ladies Night Out Feb. 15, 2014||Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 2:47am||
We had at least two couples on vacation but we still had 28-30 for a night of wonderful food and generous laughter, the 11th year of the event.
As usual the Men "cooked" for the Ladies and it was outstanding. Johnny's venison , Dave's catfish, Ken's chicken dish, Barbara's macaroni, Eunice's deviled eggs, Mary Ann's sangria, Steve's pork sliders (Catherine and Ben's son-in-law) and many others, including a blueberry cobbler (Johnny) at the end. There were plenty of vegetables - brocoli, corn pudding, and spoonbread. The entertainment was a game of "Jeopardy" which the men won at the end.
|The Presentation/Candlemas Feb. 2, 2014||Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 9:12pm||
The Presentation occurs on Sunday infrequently so we made this a special service. We had 38 to bless the candles for Candlmas and hear the story of the Presentation of Jesus in the readings and approached differently in a scientific sermon. The children came into participate in Candlemas at the procession. A good turnout for them with 7 children. Amy's lesson was on the mustard seed.
|Congregational Meeting Jan 19, 2014||Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 6:06pm||
Today was the Parish meeting. We had a small crowd of 31 at the meeting.
"And the work that we have been given as a church is the work that was given to John the Baptist--to prepare a road for God to come to God’s people. Our ministry this year has been to continue to build roadways here in this community—roadways that hopefully will bring the people of this community closer together as all of us travel toward glory. "
Much of what was accomplished in 2013 was in two broad areas - outreach and furthering worship. In both areas, partnership and working together was the key. With Outreach it was with Caroline's Promise, the town of Port Royal.
|Epiphany service 01/6/2014||Monday, January 6, 2014 - 2:05am||
Our service started in the dark of the night, as the Magi approached the manger in the dark, with a short reading from Isaiah. Tucker lit the window candles during the "The First Nowell"
We had 20 people at the service at the beginning of a long cold night. Temperature were supposed to reach down to 5 degree. The readingss appointed for Epiphany are here. The bulletin is published.
We not only had the window candles but also the prominent Moravian star hanging from the gallery.
|Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013||Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:16pm||
49 enjoyed music from the choir, soloists (harp, violin, organ, vocal), scripture, hymns and a sermon about Joseph. While chilly, we were treated to a spectacular sunset and evening before the service. Links 1. Bulletin 2. Sermon
|Christmas Play, Dec. 22, 2013||Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 5:08pm||
Last year the focus was on the Angel Gabriel. This year it was Mary. 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.
|Thrill of Hope, Advent Study, Dec. 17, 2013||Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:02pm||
We had 10 people for a simple supper and a study of John A. Swanson's 6 Advent paintings on Dec. 17, 2013. These paintings are closer to folk art with an emphasis on placing the nativity story with in the community. Mary is integrated within the life of Nazareth and Bethlehem which is turn give you a unique feel of everyday life then. Links 1. Introduction 2. First session 3. Second session
|Everett's Christmas, Dec. 16,. 2013||Monday, December 16, 2013 - 9:53pm||
"What's the use of displaying all of these Christmas items if no one sees it!" That sums up the reason why Cherry and Woody Everett have thrown their magnificent Christmas party.
Pictures don't do the Everett's Christmas justice. The centerpiece is the Christmas village of 19th century buildings - hotels, a bank, a church, a ski facility and various commercial enterprises - even some modern additions like Krispy Kreme. It fills an entire room. There is the sound of a hundred moving items. And Cherry can tell where they purchased ever one.
|Community Dinner Dec. 13, 2013||Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 6:37am||
We partnered again with Caroline's Promise, Parks and Recreation, Town of Port Royal, Memorial Baptist to provide a Christmas experience on Dec. 13, 2013 for the children and families. We probably had 150+ people, larger than 2012. St. Peter's provided the food - two kinds of soup, bread and vegetables. The Fishers did the face and hand painting. Numerous crafts and games were setup. After 6pm, we moved outside for caroling led by Nancy, culminating in the lighting of the tree and the arrival of Santa Claus. The line was long for Santa. After sitting on Santa's lap, each child received a gift. St. Peter's also donated the $50 Sheetz gas card for the raffle. Barbara Wisdom and the Evening ECW did an excellent job in organizing this wonderful evening
|Advent 1, Dec.1, 2013||Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 7:43pm||
It was all here:1. A visit from St. Nicholas at a breakfast in his name