|Choir Retreat – Dec. 8, 2012 – Preparation for Christmas||December 9, 2012|
|Advent 1, 2012 – End Times as the Beginning of Something New||December 2, 2012|
|ECM Workday Dec. 1, 2012||December 2, 2012|
|A Different Type of King, Nov 25, 2012||November 25, 2012|
|St. Peter’s parishioners at the dedication of the Port Royal History Museum, Nov. 18, 2012||November 19, 2012|
|Opening the Curtain, Nov. 18, 2012||November 18, 2012|
|Stewards of all, Nov. 11, 2012||November 11, 2012|
|The Circle of Life, Nov. 4, 2012||November 3, 2012|
|Failure IS an option, Oct. 28, 2012||October 28, 2012|
|From Power to Service, Oct. 21, 2012||October 21, 2012|
Title:The Sycamores of Port Royal- Updated August 7, 2012
During July, 2012, the lectionary featured a scripture about the prophet Amos – “Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, `Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’"
Harris took over the medical practice of Dr. Joseph Holloway in about 1924 and used
The post card above was provided by Cookie Davis from Genevieve’s collection. You can view it in the Parish House. The picture today to the left is a guess at where the original picture was taken since the snow makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact location.
Dr. Harris was the quintessential local doctor and much beloved. “You just went into his office and waited your turn.” Genevieve was quoted in an article published on Sept 22, 1993 in the Free Lance-Star . The article said that water was brought in from the doctor’s home next door. There was no running water! At the same time house calls were a common part of his practice – he worked 7 days a week – and charged minimal rates for his work. The Long family donated his logs, examination bags and equipment to the Virginia Historical Society.
Recently the health of the sycamores opposite the church has become problematic. (See the picture above on the St. Peter’s side) Older pictures of the church feature (left) feature several that were were visible when this picture was taken in 1998.
This picture was taken between 2005-2007 showing two sycamores side by side in the church yard.
On August 7, 2012 three sycamores were taken down, two in front of the church on water street and another opposite the church. Jim Heimbach provided these pictures:
It is hoped the town and church consider a new tree that can become a symbol of the town.