|Removal of the Tablets, April 22, 2016||April 22, 2016||
April 22, Roy Carter and Don Lee did a careful job of removing them from the wall. Cleo Mullins our main contractor recommended them The panels are now at the Richmond Conservation Studio where Cleo Mullins will repair and restore them. What have we learned:
Article on what we learned with the removal
|Kitchen Renovation, April 22, 2016||April 22, 2016||
The renovation began with the reception of a UTO Grant in 2015 from the Dicoese of Virginia
The gallery is a retrospect of the Kitchen renovation.
Stories on the Renovation
|New Year’s Eve Gala, Dec. 31, 2015||December 31, 2015||
St. Peter’s New Year’s Eve gala on Dec. 31 originated around 2003 when there was no priest after Karen Woodruff left. It was a way for keeping the congregation together and for enjoying each other’s company in fellowship. It’s a full dinner early in the evening which doesn’t get in the way of later activities|This year there were 28 as opposed to 35 last year. Most noticeable this year was Andrea’s New Year’s costume with hat and stole. Also, after dinner, Ken kept a number of people in stitches with stories of his college life and beyond.
|Advent 1, Nov. 29, 2015||November 29, 2015||
A big Sunday, not only with two services at 9am and 11am but also a combination of the first Sunday in Advent backed with the Altarpiece fundraising kickoff. Cleo Mullins our altarpiece conservator was here to explain the conservation process during the announcements and describe the problems she encountered in the various parts of the altarpiece. It is a case of the elements (earthquake water damage), time (framework gild, tablets bowing) and human mistakes (overpaint and damage to the framework by ladders). She opened the review to questions. The conservation is not an exact process since various /details may be revealed in the conservation.
|Early Fall pictures, Oct., 2015||October 25, 2015||
Fall pictures in and around Fredericksburg and Port Royal
|Outside and Inside the Church, Sept. 13, 2015||September 14, 2015||
A few pictures after Gospel on the Riveron Sept 13, 2015 about 6:15pm after a front moved through and the sunlight was brilliant shining outside and inside.
|Baptism! Sept 13, 2015||September 13, 2015||
52 shared in the baptism of Courtland James Merkl who we had prayed for during his mother’s pregnancy. Father is on our military prayer list. Courtland is the grandson of Jim Anderson.
|Gospel on the River, Sept. 13, 2015||September 13, 2015||
Gospel on the River was moved to St. Peter’s in 2015 to provide a more ecumenical setting. The crowd was larger at 37, attracting some local Baptists. Helmut and Jim have led the music for the last few years but this year invited one of Helmut’s former violin students which added to the music. They also printed a new program with larger print. They added pieces (“Go Forward”) that Jim remembered from his mother’s hymnbook. The pieces used at the event are old time Gospel hymns which are beloved but have been eliminated from some hymn books or not sung as much. By the end of the service, weather was glorious as was the music.
|Fellowship Dinner, Aug. 21, 2015 at the Segar’s||August 21, 2015||
The Fellowship Dinners are generally held during the first quarter of the year and then again in August and September. Eunice has organized them. Families are given the option to sign up and to specify if they will be dining at anothers home or if they will be the host for a dinner(s). Participants are assigned which dish to bring. The host family holds the option to invite additional guest especially in case there are newcomers in the church or community. More than one dinner can happen on one night, two occurred on Friday, Aug. 21.
|Gleaning, July 20-21, 2015||July 21, 2015||
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||July 15, 2015||
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||July 9, 2015||
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||July 8, 2015||
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. We played a game called Pass the parcel while we were still in the church. Everyone has learned to sing God is so Good and This is the Day that the Lord has Made. Everyone got their hands blessed so that we can go out and use our hands to be kind. We made hands during craft time which will be labels for the soup jars to be used for the Village Harvest distribution next week. Navy beans were added to the soup
|Vacation Bible School, Day 2, July 7, 2015||July 7, 2015||
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. The children made kite suncatchers during craft time
|Vacation Bible School, Day 1, July 6, 2015||July 6, 2015||
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.