Second Sunday after the Epiphany – A Eucharistic Rite of the Second or Third Centuries

Title:Second Sunday after the Epiphany – A Eucharistic Rite of the Second or Third Centuries

Bulletin Date: January 20, 2013 5:00 am

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

A Eucharistic Rite of the Second or Third Centuries

Congregational Meeting

President:  The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks


Prelude                              Holy Spirit, Font of Light        St Peter’s Choir

The Ringing of the Bell

Instruction Regarding Today’s Liturgy                                                     

Opening Hymn                   Glorious things of Thee are spoken          H 522


President:  Peace  be  with you.

People:  And with thy spirit. 


The Liturgy of the Word


The Old Testament Lesson                                                     Isaiah 62:1-5

Psalm                                                                                 Psalm 36:5-10

The New Testament Lessons                                      1 Corinthians 12:1-11

                                                                                             John 2:1-11

The Homily                                                     The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks


The Prayers of Intercession                                                                  


President:  Let us pray.

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Deacon:  Dear People of God:  our heavenly Father sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved; that all who believe in him might be delivered from the power of sin and death, and become heirs with him of everlasting life. 

We pray, therefore, for people everywhere according to their needs. 

Let us pray for the family of God;

For its unity in witness and service, For all bishops and the priesthood of all believers, for all in this community, for those who will be baptized, particularly Kadyn Alexander,

That God will confirm his Church in faith, increase it in love, and preserve it in peace.


President:  Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified:  Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of the family of God, that in their vocation and ministry they may devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. 

Deacon:  Let us pray for all nations and peoples of the earth, and for those in authority among them;

For the President of the United States

For the Congress and the Supreme Court

For all who serve the common good

That by God’s help they may seek justice and truth, and live in peace and concord.


President:  Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your dominion may increase, until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

Deacon:  Let us pray for all who suffer and are afflicted in body or in mind;

For those on our prayer list (read prayer list here)

For those serving in the military (read military prayer list here)

For the hungry and the homeless, the destitute and the oppressed

For the sick, the wounded, and the crippled

For those in loneliness, fear and anguish

For those who face temptations, doubt, and despair

For the sorrowful and the bereaved

For prisoners and captives, and those in mortal danger

That God in his mercy will comfort and relieve them, and grant them the knowledge of his love, and stir up in us the will and patience to minister to their needs. 



President:  Gracious God, the comfort of all who sorrow, the strength of all who suffer; Let the cry of those in misery and need come to you, that they

may find your mercy present with them in all their afflictions; and give us, we pray, the strength to serve them for the sake of him who suffered for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 


President:   O God of unchangeable power and eternal light:  Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made,  your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. 

The Peace


The Liturgy of the Table


The Offertory

The Eucharistic Prayer

Sursum Corda

President:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with your spirit.

President:  Lift up your hearts.

People:  We lift them up unto the Lord.

President:  Let us give thanks unto the Lord.

People:  It is meet and right. 

President:  We give you thanks, O God, through your beloved Child Jesus Christ, whom in the last times you sent to us, a Saviour and Redeemer and Messenger of your will, who is your Word, inseparable from you; through whom you made all things and whom, in your good pleasure, you sent from heaven into the womb of a virgin, and who, conceived within her, was made flesh, and was manifested as your Son, born of the Holy Spirit and a virgin; who fulfilling your will, and winning for you a holy people, spread out his hands when he suffered, that by his passion he might set free those

who believe in you; who, when he was given over to his voluntary suffering, that he might destroy death and break the bonds of the devil, and tread

hell under foot, and enlighten the righteous, and set up a boundary post, and manifest the resurrection, taking bread and giving thanks to you said, Take, eat, this is my body, which is broken for you. 

In the same manner also, the cup, saying, This is my blood, which is poured out for you.  When you do this, you make anamnesis of me. 

Therefore, remembering his death and resurrection, we offer to you the bread and the cup, giving thanks to you because you have counted us worthy to stand before you and to minister as priests to you.

And we pray you to send your Holy Spirit upon the oblation of the holy church, gathering into one all who receive the holy mysteries, that we may be filled with the Holy Spirit, to the confirmation of faith in truth, that we may praise and glorify you, through your Child Jesus Christ, through whom be glory and honor to you, with the Holy Spirit in the holy church, both now and world without end.  Amen. 

Blessing of the Cheese and Olives

Sanctify this milk which has solidified, and solidify us in your love, and let not your sweetness depart from this fruit of the olive tree which is a type of your mercy which you caused to flow from the Tree for life to those who hope in you.  Glory to you, Father and Son with the Holy Spirit in the holy church both now and always and world without end.  Amen. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen. 


The Breaking of the Bread                                                                      

The Receiving of Communion

Sharing of Meal

Congregational Meeting


Closing Prayer

President:  We thank you, heavenly Father, for your holy Name which you have caused to dwell in our hearts, and for the knowledge, faith and immortality which you have made known to us through Jesus your  servant; to you be glory forever.  

You, Lord Omnipotent, have created all things for your Name’s sake, and have given food and drink to all people for their enjoyment, that we should give thanks to you; but upon us you have bestowed spiritual food and drink, and eternal life through Jesus your servant.  Above all things we thank you, that you are mighty:  for yours is the power and the glory for ever:  to you be glory forever. 

Be mindful, O Lord, of your Church to deliver it from all evil, and to perfect it in your love; and gather it from the four winds, sanctified unto your Kingdom which you have prepared for it: 

President:  May grace come and this world pass away. 

People:  Hosanna to the God of David!

President:  If any be holy, let him come; if he be not, let him repent.  Maranatha!

People:  Amen.


Closing Hymn                    We all are one in mission                   WLP 778









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.

Our communion bread is gluten free. 


Happy Birthday Anna Haug (Jan. 21st), Joe Betchy (Jan. 25th), Tyler Collins  (Jan. 26th)


Serving God and the church.  Please sign up on the bulletin insert and place it in the offering plate.  We will have trainings for each of these positions during February. 

Tools for the Sudan logo

Project is from Feb. 1 – March 31 but we are kicking it off today. Buy an agricultural or fishing tool on the enclosed insert for as little as $10 and support new residents from the north starting a new life and Region One’s own missionary in South Sudan,  Larry Duffee. You can drop the insert in the collection plate with a check made out to “Region One” (tax deductible), mail it to the address on the insert, or go online to and make a donation directly. 


Emergence Christianity – Christianity for Our Time?” – Adult Education continues next Sunday, 9:45am in the Parish House.  We will concentrate on Diana Butler Bass, professor and Episcopalian, who has studied the changes in religion over the last generation and explained practices of successful, mainline churches.


At our annual meeting today, we will consider how we have followed Jesus as a parish this year.  You can read the all of the annual reports online at  A few printed copies are available in the back of the church for those without the internet


Next Sunday is our 9am Eucharist and 11am Morning Prayer. We will also provide a review of the Diocesan Annual Council.


——————————-  Week  of  Jan.20——————————–

·   Wed., Jan. 23th,  10:00am –  Midweek Bible Study

·   Wed., Jan. 23th,  4:45pm – Children’s Program

·   Thurs-Sat., Jan 24-26 –Annual Diocesan Council


——————————-  Week  of  Jan.27——————————–

·   Wed., Jan. 30th,  10:00am –  Midweek Bible Study

·   Wed., Jan. 30th,  4:45pm – Children’s Program





St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
823 Water Street PO Box 399, Port Royal, VA  22535

Website: Parish Office:  (804) 742-5908

The Vestry

Linda Beck, Senior Warden – (804) 742-5056

Cookie Davis, Junior Warden (804) 742-5654

Cookie 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,

Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Spirit Filled, Caring

Prayer List                                    

Bill Carpenter, Cindy Fields, Toni Fabisy, Brad Volland, Boyd Wisdom, Vivian McDonald, Susan Linne von Berg,  John and Sylvia Sellars, Shaun (requesting prayers for himself from our St Peter’s community)


Catherine Saller (friend of Brad Volland), Tracy Houck (friend of Brad Volland), Gloria Jewell and Lute Smith (friends of the Pannells and Laura Carey) , Jeff, Carolyn and Elizabeth Nelson (friends of the Newmans), Nancy Hartwick (friend of Brad Volland), Kelly Paterino (daughter of the Wisdoms), Helen and Harry Ferree (friends of Brad Volland), Annette McDonald (friend of Cookie Davis), Leilani Oldham (relative of Mike and Marilyn Newman), Marjorie Gilliland (mother of John Gilliland), Jon Dephouse (friend of Catherine Hicks), Steven Fox ( husband of our nursery worker, Judy Fox), David Watson (uncle of Ruth TenHoven), Bernie and Doyle (friends of Ruth TenHoven), Cathy Mercurio, Roland Richards, Ann Cooper  (friends of Brad Volland), Russell Smith, Daniel Smith (brothers of Susan Linne von Berg),  Jim Hedlund (friend of Nancy and Bill Wick), Leslie Hubble,  Ally Harrison (niece and cousin of Nancy Long),  Eudora Heath,  Harold Whitfield (extended family of Laura Carey),  Charles and Yvonne Johnson (friends of the Pannells and Laura Carey),  Albert Barnett (uncle of Andrea Pogue), Kay Bodeen ,  Kathi  Coles (sister-in-law and daughter  of Clarence and Betty Kunstmann), Carrie Griffith (mother of Marilyn Newman), Loretta Harich,  Carole Morehead (friends of Marilyn Newman), Butch and Carolyn Delhagen (sister of  Mike Newman and brother-in-law of the Newmans),  Jessica Machuga (granddaughter of Millie Muhly),  Dorine Righman (sister of BJ Anderson),  Alice Woodard (aunt of Catherine Hicks), Elizabeth Hicks (daughter of Ben and Catherine Hicks)


Serving in the Armed Forces


      Alexander Long V         Gordon Devine        Jeffrey Woodard

      David Locklerr              Daniel Vanpike            Joseph George

      Collin Stoddard             Jeremy Stoddard


 Serving Next Sunday


9am Lector: A. Long   11am Lector: C. Davis    Acolyte: T. Carter

     SECOND Sunday after the Epiphany


January 20, 2013 11am




ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


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