The Eve of The Nativity of Our Lord

Title:The Eve of The Nativity of Our Lord

Bulletin Date: December 24, 2011 5:00 am

The Eve of The Nativity of Our Lord

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

 December 24, 2011

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.


Selected Christmas Music

Prelude                           “Angel’s Hymn” by Rhett Barnwell Marilyn Newman, Harp

The Ringing of the Bell            

Processional Hymn                   O Come All Ye Faithful                         Bulletin Insert


The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                                           BCP 355

Collect for Purity                                                                                                    BCP 355

Song of Praise                            Glory to God in the Highest                                  S278

Collect                                         The Nativity of Our Lord                                BCP 212

First Reading                              Isaiah 62:6-12

Psalm                                           Psalm 97                                                             BCP 726

Second Reading                         Titus 3:4-7

Sequence Hymn                         Angels we have Heard on High                           H 96

The Gospel                                 Luke 2:1-20

                                          Read in Spanish by Luis Garcia

The Sermon                                                                         The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                  BCP 358

The Prayers of the People, Form VI                                                                    BCP 392

The Confession of Sin                                                                                          BCP 393

The Peace


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                                  BCP 830 #51/431


The Holy Communion

The Offertory                 “There is no Rose” by Graham J. Ellis         St Peter’s Choir

Eucharistic Prayer D                                                                                              BCP 372

Sanctus                                                                                                                          S130

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                  BCP 364

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                                   BCP 364

Lamb of God                                                                                                      LEVAS 270

The Communion of the People of God

Music during Communion       “Still, Still, Still”                           Brad Volland, Organ

                                                      The First Nowell                                                   H 109

Post Communion Hymns          O Little Town of Bethlehem                                  H 79

                                                      It Came upon the Midnight Clear                         H 89

The Lighting of the Candles    Silent Night                                                            H 111

       Helmut  Linne von Berg, German; followed by Congregation singing in English

Post-Communion Prayer                                                                                       BCP 365

The Blessing

Closing Hymn                            Hark the Herald Angels Sing                                H 87


Postlude                                      “Concerto in A-Minor”                         Bach/Vivaldi



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.


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


A special thanks this evening goes to our choir and to our organist, Brad Volland. We also thank Paige Martindale for his work with the choir; Marilyn Newman, harpist; Mary Lawrence Hicks, trumpet; and Helmut Linne Von Berg, violin and soloist.


Happy Birthday (Linda Upshaw, Vivian McDonald, Dec. 30th)


A Christmas Blessing


May Almighty God, who sent his Son to take our nature upon him, bless you in this holy season, scatter the darkness of sin, and brighten your heart with the light of his holiness. 



May God, who sent the angels to proclaim the glad news of the Savior’s birth, fill you with joy, and make you heralds of the Gospel.



May God, who in the Word made flesh joined heaven to earth and earth to heaven, give you his peace and favor.



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



—————————————-This  Week ——————————————

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

·  Sat.,  Dec. 31st, 6:00pm  – New Year’s Gala in the Parish House

·  Sun., Jan. 1st, 11:00am – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

828 Water Street

PO Box 399, Port Royal, VA  22535


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,

Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Spirit Filled, Caring

                                    Prayer List                                         


Jeremy Pitts

Bud and Cathy Mercurio  

C. W.

Roland Richards

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

Eudora Heath

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


Rolanda Coghill



Passed into eternal life:  Tolsey Castles


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


 The Eve of the Nativity of our Lord

December 24, 2011


Christmas Eve


ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Port Royal, VA


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