Holy Eucharist, Rite II, May 15, 2011

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Title:Holy Eucharist, Rite II, May 15, 2011

Bulletin Date: May 15, 2011 4:00 am

4rd Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2011

175th Anniversary Celebration of the Consecration of St Peter’s Church, Port Royal, VA

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Priest-in-Charge:  The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

(BCP—Book of Common Prayer, S Numbers are the service music found in the front of The Hymnal 1982; WLP-Wonder, Love and Praise; LEVAS, Lift Every Voice and Sing)

Prelude                                               “Prelude”                                    Louis Vierne                                                                                                                       Paige Martindale, organist

Ringing of the Bell                 

Processional Hymn                     The Day of Resurrection                               H 210

The Word of God              

Opening Acclamation                                                                                       BCP 355

Glory to God in the Highest                                                                                  S 280

Today’s Collect                                                                                                      Insert

First Reading                                          Acts 2:42-47

Psalm  23                                                                                                              BCP 612

Second Reading                                     1 Peter 2:19-25

Sequence Hymn                   Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us                          H 708                                   

The Gospel                                               John 10:1-10

The Sermon                                                                        The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                BCP 358


Litany of Thanksgiving for the Church                                                              BCP 578

The Prayers of the People                                                                                     Insert

The Confession of Sin                                                                                         BCP 360

The Peace

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                                  BCP 830 #51/431


The Offertory                                 “All Hearts be Joyful”                         G. F. Handel                     

The Holy Communion   

Eucharistic Prayer A                                                                                             BCP 361

Sanctus                                                                                                                       S 130

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                 BCP 364

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                                 BCP 364

The Communion of the People of God

Communion Hymn                           I Come with Joy                                             H 304

Post-Communion Prayer                                                                                      BCP 365

The Easter Blessing

Closing Hymn                            Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones                         H 618


Postlude                                              “Easter Hymn”                              Healey Willan



Welcome to St Peter’s!  We are celebrating our 175th anniversary today, and we are so glad to have family and friends here rejoicing with us!  Our hope is that you will find God’s love present with you in this place and that you will return here often to worship. 

Among our special guests this morning helping to lead the service are Paige Martindale, guest organist; Mary Lawrence Hicks, trumpet; The Rev. Amy Porterfield Turner, and The Rev. Charles R. Sydnor, Jr.  

Please join us for a picnic lunch on the grounds immediately following this service, and stay for our afternoon service which focuses on the history of St Peter’s  at 2PM.  Tours of the church are also available. 

Food Drive.  Please bring nonperishable food items to help the many families in the area who are in need.  

Happy Birthday!  Bill Wick, May 19th. 

The ECW will meet this Wednesday, May 18, at 2PM in the Parish House. 

Christian Education resumes next Sunday at at 10AM.  The adults are exploring the four Gospels in a new way based on the book The Hidden Power of the Gospels by Dr. Alexander Shaia.  The Gospel according to John is up next.  The children are learning about Eucharist.  

Ecumenical Bible study meets every Wednesday from 10AM until noon in the Parish House.   We are studying the Gospel according to Matthew.  

Easter Blessing

May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us his children through the resurrection of his Son our Lord, bestow on you the riches of his blessing.  AMEN

May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, make you holy and worthy to be united with Christ for ever.  AMEN

May God who has brought us out of bondage to sin  into true and lasting freedom in the Redeemer, bring you to your eternal inheritance.  AMEN

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you forever.  AMEN




St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

828 Water Street

PO Box 399

Port Royal, VA  22535

Website:  www.churchsp.org

Parish Office:  (804) 742-5908


The Vestry

Linda Beck, Senior Warden – 742-5-5056

Liz Heimbach , Junior Warden – (804) 742-5543

Bill Smith, Terri Harrison, Carolyn Davis, Eunice Key

Clarence Kunstmann, Treasurer & Terri Harrison, Registrar

Brad Volland – Music Director & Organist

Webmaster – Ben Hicks

The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks-Priest in Charge

(540) 809-7489, (540) 898-1586, stpetersrev@gmail.com

Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Spirit Filled, Caring

Prayer List                                         

                      Brad Volland                           Clarence & Maryland Washington

                      Johnny Davis                                                     Mary Ann Gawalt

                      Sylvia Sellers                                                       Jeremiah Butler

                      Joyce Makey                                               Rachel Schnakenburg

                      David Watson                                                         Danny Chafin

                      Brennon Kopp                                                        Carrie Griffith

                      Lucille Pringle                                                               Ethel Shook

                      Butch & Caroline Delhagen                                   Yvonne Johnson             

                      Vivian Mcdonald                                                                     Zach

                      Wesley Berry                                                 Harold Whitfield, Sr.

                      Brenda Latham                                                      Ryan Delbridge

                      Walter Campbell                                                     Tolsey Castles

                      Spencer Dorsey                     

Serving in the Armed Forces

                            Alexander Long V       Gordon Devine         John Wall V

                            David Locklerr             Daniel Vanpike            Matt Kopp        



175th Anniversary of the Consecration of

St Peter’s Episcopal Church


Cross for Easter 

May 15, 2011












4th Sunday of Easter


St Peter’s Episcopal Church


Port Royal, VA




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