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As members of the Body of Christ, we seek to be a spiritual and charitable resource of God’s love in our community.


A mission church of the Diocese of West Texas for Mustang and N. Padre Islands.     The Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge and The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishops                          The Rev. J. James Derkits, Vicar

O Come, All Ye Faithful!

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All Are Welcome to join in Christmas Worship!

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24

5 p.m. Children’s Pageant (Come dressed as a nativity figure)

8 p.m. Festive Eucharist (With Christmas Hymns and Candlelight “Silent Night”)

Christmas Day, Saturday December 25

One Service at 10 a.m.

Two Events as we prepare for Advent!

Labyrinth for Holy Week

 

Bishop’s Visit and Ingathering

Bishop David Reed will be with us November 20 for his annual visit. He will preach and preside at both services (9 and 11.) We will have a festive, Gospel Music service with Confirmation at 11 a.m.; followed by a procession of blessing around our property. We will return to the Parish Hall for a tasty bar-b-que lunch!

It is also our In-Gathering when the congregation gathers pledges for the 2017 year. These pledges of time, talent, and treasure are our intentional stewardship practice of Serving God with our Gifts (given by God.)

Advent Music and Labyrinth

The following week, Nov 27, is the First week of Advent, and we will be blessed by the organ music leadership of Judith Calhoun, a member of Trinity who plays weekly at St. Patrick’s, Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. She will be with us to celebrate the beginning of a new church year, and the anniversary of her and Fr. Bill Calhoun’s marriage.

That evening, at 4 p.m. (Nov 27) we will have a labyrinth on the beach near the pier. If you have not walked the labyrinth, please join us for a spiritual practice of pilgrimage that may help you mark the beginning of this journey with Christ from our preparing, his Incarnation, LIfe, Ministry, Trial, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension. If you would like more information, or if you would like to help construct the labyrinth, call the church office. 361-749-6449.

July 31 and Aug 7 Service Time Change

We will only have one service at 9:30 on Sunday July 31 and Sunday August 7

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We are blessed to have The Rev. Ram Lopez (St. George, San Antonio) and The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop Co-Adjutor those weeks, respectively.

See y’all again on August 14 for the return to 9 and 11 service times, and conversation at 10 a.m. about moving from mission to parish status.

Summer Time!

And the livin is easy…If you are visiting Port A this summer, please come worship with us on Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. You can also join in worship with the Lutheran community that meets at Trinity for worship at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Communion

Sunday, July 10, we will have the 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist on the Beach next to the Pier (look for the big tent.) Dress for the beach, and bring a chair!

We do not have Bible Study or Wednesday Eucharist for the Summer.

Enjoy the beach, drink plenty of water, and take care of God’s beautiful creation!

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

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HOLY WEEK

Maundy Thursday, in the Church (followed by all-night-prayer vigil), 7 p.m.

Good Friday, in the Church, Noon


EASTER

The Great Easter Vigil, with Baptism, at Beach Marker #3, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Bluegrass Sunrise Service at Roberts Point Park, 7 a.m.

Holy Eucharist at the Church, 9 and 11 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt 12:30


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Advent and Christmas

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Advent

Sundays of Advent (Nov 29-Dec 20) Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. & 11

December 13 Communion on the Beach (Marker 3) at 5 p.m.


The Longest Night Service December 21, 7 p.m.

The Holidays bring joy to many, and sorry to many. This simple service includes time to remember those loved ones who have died. We will have candles for you to light in memory of your lost loved ones, pray for them, remember they are with us spiritually, and look toward the hope and meaning of this season. 


Christmas Services

December 24, Christmas Eve 

Children’s Pageant at 5 p.m. (children invited to come as their favorite Nativity Character.)

“Midnight Mass” Eucharist with Christmas Carols 8 p.m.

December 25, Christmas Day

Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Blessing of the Animals

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October 11, we will have Communion on the Beach with Blessing of the Animals.

6 p.m. at Marker 3

Bring your pets (on leash or in a container) as well as a chair for yourself. We will have blessing of the animals during our simple communion service on the beach. Flip-flops optional. We will also say prayers for the wildlife with whom we share our island and gulf

Labyrinth for Holy Week


Holy Week

Monday 7 p.m., Labyrinth at Beach Marker 3

Tuesday 6 p.m., Women’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Healing Eucharist

Maundy Thursday 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar (over-night prayer vigil begins)

(prayer vigil ends) Good Friday 12 noon, Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday 10 a.m., Prayers for Holy Saturday


Easter!

Saturday 7:30, Easter Vigil at Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi

Sunday 7 a.m., Sunrise Service at Roberts Point Park

Sunday 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist

Sunday 11 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Music and Children’s Sermon

Easter Egg Hunt following the 11 a.m. Service