Holy Eucharist and Baptism, Rite II

Title:Holy Eucharist and Baptism, Rite II

Bulletin Date: December 11, 2011 5:00 am

Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

Holy Eucharist and Baptism, Rite II

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

(BCP—Book of Common Prayer, H-Hymnal 1982;  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 II)

As you enter this sacred space that has been set aside for time with God, join us in silence as we go to God in prayer.

Prelude                                        Recitative and Air from “Messiah”         G.F. Handel

The Ringing of the Bell            

Processional Hymn                   Blessed is the King Whose Coming                    H 74

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                                           BCP 299

Song of Praise                            Glory to God in the Highest                                  S278

Collect for Advent 3                                                                                                  Insert

First Reading                              Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Canticle 15                                  The Song of Mary

Hymn                                              The Angel Gabriel                                             H 265

Second Reading                         1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Sequence Hymn                         On Jordan’s Bank                                                   H 76

The Gospel                                 John 1:6-8,19-28

The Sermon                                                                         The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Presentation and Examination of the Candidate                                               BCP 301

The Baptismal Covenant                                                                                      BCP 304

Prayers  for the Candidate                                                                                    BCP 305

Thanksgiving over the Water                                                                             BCP 306

The Baptism                                                                                                           BCP 307

The Peace


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                                  BCP 830 #51/431


The Holy Communion

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

Eucharistic Prayer B                                                                                              BCP 367

Sanctus                                                                                                                          S130

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                  BCP 364

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                                   BCP 364

The Communion of the People of God

Communion Hymn                     You’re called by name                                   WLP 766

Post-Communion Prayer                                                                                       BCP 365

The Blessing

Closing Hymn                            Come Thou Long Expected Jesus                        H 66




Welcome to St Peter’s!  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.


Today’s loose offering goes to Catherine’s discretionary fund.  In the past month, this fund has helped people keep their electricity on.  The money from this fund has helped a woman  with three children who was living in her car get into an apartment.  This fund has helped pay a person’s health insurance.  Catherine uses all of the money in this fund help people in this area who are in desperate need. 


We rejoice today as we celebrate the baptism of Hamilton Duke, the youngest son of Carolyn and Dave Duke.  The altar flowers today are given in honor of Hamilton by the Duke family. 


Please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry.


A big thank you to Helmut Linne von Berg, our own St Nicholas, and all who helped to make St Nick’s visit to St Peter’s this morning a success.  We also thank Helmut for playing his violin during the prelude this morning.  


Next Sunday is the annual Christmas Play.  Several collections or signups that are ongoing are due next Sunday – Christmas gifts under the tree, tea bags to be donated, and signup for the Fellowship dinners for early 2012


Happy Birthday – Nancy Long (Dec. 12th), Cherry Everett (Dec. 14th)


————————————–This Week ———————————–

·   Mon., Dec.  12th – 7pm.  Evening ECW.

·   Wed., Dec. 14th, 10am   Midweek Bible Study.

·   Wed., Dec. 14th, 4:45pm-6:00pm   Children’s Choir.

·   Fri.,  Dec. 16th, 6:00pm    Tree Lighting in Port Royal.

————————————Following  Week ——————————

·   Wed., Dec. 21st, 10am   Midweek Bible Study.

·   Wed., Dec. 21st, 12:30pm –  ECW luncheon at Hobbs Hole

·   Sat.,  Dec. 24th, 5:00pm    Christmas Eve Service

·   Sun.,  Dec. 25th, 11:00am    Christmas Day Service (No Christian Ed)



 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 –(804)  742-5056

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                                         


Jeremy Pitts

Bud and Cathy Mercurio  

C. W.

Donald and Joan Pichette

Brad Volland

Marilyn Washington

Denise Bradford

Mary Ann Gawalt

John and Sylvia Sellars

Danny Chaffin

Jeremiah Butler

Joyce Makey

David Watson

Julia and Adrienne Acors

Carrie Griffith

Carole Morehead

Ethel Shook

Butch & Caroline Delhagen

Yvonne Johnson

Vivian McDonald


Wesley Berry

Harold Whitfield, Sr.

Loretta Harich

Walter Campbell

Tolsey Castles

Alice Ennis

Joan and Tommy Pemberton

Bernie and Doyle

Boyd Wisdom

Jean Woomer

Betty Enos

Rachel Schnakenberg

Woody Everett

Jim Koch

Jill Heyes

Kelly and Scott Kinsey

Anna Rimmer 

Carl Blevins

Lucy Ruybal

Steve Fox

The Jones-Williams family

Kelsey Sheward

Rolanda Coghill


Serving in the Armed Forces


Alexander Long V         

Gordon Devine

John Wall V

David Locklerr

Daniel Vanpike

Jeffrey Woodard

Collin Stoddard

Jeremy Stoddard

Joseph George


               Third Sunday of ADVENT

December 11, 2011





ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Port Royal, VA



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