Easter, 2012

Title:Easter, 2012

Bulletin Date: April 8, 2012 4:00 am

Easter Day

Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist, 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)


Tolling of the Bell at 10:45AM 


Prelude music                 Morning Has Broken, Maryilyn Newman, Harp    

                                          O Saviour Sweet, by J.S. Bach,  Nancy Long,


                                          Concerto for Two Oboes, by Albinoni,

Paige Martindale, organ,  Helmut Linne von

Berg, Violin

The Lighting of the Paschal Fire outside the church

Prelude                               Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia!                                 

                                            (arr. Healey Willan)                          Brad Volland, organist


Processional Hymn          Jesus Christ is Risen Today                                         H 207


The Word of God


Opening Acclamation                                                                                           BCP 299

Today’s Collect                                                                                                          Insert

First Reading                    Acts 10:34-43                                                            

Psalm                                  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24                                                   BCP 760

Second Reading               1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Sequence Hymn               We Know that Christ is Raised                                    H 296

The Gospel                        Mark 16:1-8

The Sermon                                                                         The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

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 Offertory                     Low in the Grave He Lay                            St Peter’s Choir

The Doxology        


The Holy Communion   

Eucharistic Prayer A                                                                                             BCP 361

Sanctus                                                                                                                         S 130

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

Communion Hymn           Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain                              H 199

Post-Communion Prayer              BCP 365

The Blessing

Closing Hymn                   The Day of Resurrection                                               H 210






We welcome you 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 we are celebrating the baptism of Holly Olivia Davis, daughter of Johnathan and Odessa Davis, and granddaughter of Johnny and Cookie Davis.  As our newest member of St Peter’s, she will receive a  cross made from original timbers of the church, handmade by Helmut Linne von Berg. 

We thank Helmut Linne von Berg and Marilyn Newman for sharing their musical talents with us today. 

Birthday this week:  Kelsey Sheward, April 14th. 

Alleluia!  Welcome back the alleluia!  Alleluia comes to us from the Hebrew language, and it means “Praise Yahweh.”  Traditionally it has been understood as the chief term of praise of the choirs of angels as they worship around the throne of God.  When we say Alleluia, we remind ourselves that  the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near as we gather to  worship and to praise God with joy! 

The funeral for Lester Samuels, father of Andrea Pogue,  and husband of Myrtle Samuels, will be held this coming Saturday, April 14, at 11AM in Bowling Green at Storke’s, followed by a reception at the Pogue’s home.   

Today’s  loose offering goes to Catherine’s discretionary fund, which she uses to help people in need in this area. 

Christian education resumes on April 15.  The adults will begin a three week study of “Islam: Beyond the headlines.”  Topics will include the beliefs of Islam, Islam’s role in America and Islam’s role in the world.

Lay Eucharistic Visitor and Acolyte Training, April 22 after the 11am service. 

Are you interested in knowing more about the Episcopal Church, and possibly becoming an “official” member of this congregation?    If so, please let Catherine know of your interest.   We will have a series of classes during May and June. Bishop Gulick will visit us on Sunday, June 17th, 2012 at our 11AM service. 


———————————–This Week ————————————-

·   Wed., April 11, 10am   Midweek Bible Study.

·   Wed., April 11, 4:45pm-6pm – Children meet

·   Wed., April 11, 6pm – Book Group Power and Passion

·   Thurs., April 12, 7pm –  Vestry

·   Sat., April 14, 8:30am – ECM at Horne’s

·   Sat., April 14, 7:00pm – Faith Flic N Float Nigh – King George YMCA





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

Cookie Davis, Junior Warden (804) 742-5654

Carolyn Davis, Cynthia Fields, Terri Harrison, Eunice Key, Boyd Wisdom

Clarence Kunstmann, Treasurer & Terri Harrison, Registrar

Brad Volland – Music Director & Organist

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                                      


C. W.

Roland Richards

Lucy Ruybal

Mae Carter

Brad Volland

Kelly and Scott Kinsey

Denise Bradford

Mary Ann Gawalt

John and Sylvia Sellars

Danny Chaffin

Jeremiah Butler

Joyce Makey

David Watson

Steve Fox

Carrie Griffith

Carole Morehead

Ethel Shook

Butch & Caroline Delhagen

Charles & Yvonne Johnson

Vivian McDonald


Wesley Berry

Harold Whitfield, Sr.

Loretta Harich

Walter Campbell

Eudora Heath

Alice Ennis

Paula Dertou

Boyd Wisdom

Alice Woodard

Jean Woomer

Martha Oldham

Charlene Schnakenberg

Betty Lou Braden

Anna Rimmer

Kenneth Whitescarver

Pam Horkan



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


Easter Sunday

April 8, 2012




Three Marys at the Tomb

 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.’” – Mark 16:5-6




ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Port Royal, VA



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