Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 1, 2013

Title:Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 1, 2013

Bulletin Date: December 1, 2013 5:00 am

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First Sunday of Advent, Year A

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)

In the name of Christ, we welcome you to this Church.  May those who sorrow find comfort; the weary, rest; the unhappy, joy; the troubled, peace; the stranger, friends; and to all the sense of God’s Presence in this holy place.

The Ringing of the Bell


Processional Hymn                 Come ye that love the Lord         LEVAS 12

Lighting of the Advent candle   Advent Song (verse 1)                       Insert

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                 BCP 355

Song of Praise                        Tell out, my soul (verse 1)                 H 438

The Collect of the Day                                                                    Insert

First Reading                          Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm                                     Psalm 122                                    BCP 779

Epistle                                    Romans 13:11-14                                     

Sequence Hymn                      “Sleepers, wake!”                                H 61

The Gospel                             Matthew 24:36-44

The Sermon                                                       The Rev. Catherine Hicks

The Nicene Creed                                                                       BCP 358

The Prayers of the People                                                                Insert

Confession of Sin                                                                       BCP 360

The Peace                                                                                  BCP 360


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                  BCP 830 #51/431

The Holy Communion               

The Offertory                        

Eucharistic Prayer 2 from EOW, Insert                                        BCP 367

Sanctus                                                                                         S 125

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                      BCP 364

The Breaking of the Bread                                                           BCP 364

Fraction Anthem                     Jesus, Lamb of God                           S 164

The Communion of the People of God

Communion Hymn                  I want to walk as a child of the light    H 490

Post-Communion Prayer                                                             BCP 365

The Blessing     

Closing Hymn             The King shall come when morning dawns        H 73

Dismissal & Postlude   






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 – Carolyn Duke, Charles McGuire (Dec. 6)


Fall UTO Ingathering – Boxes are due TODAY!



Please save the following December dates: 

·               Sat. , December 7, Choir Retreat, 10AM

·               Sun., December 8, 5PM Covered dish supper and Christmas carols at the Everetts.

·               Tuesdays, December 10th and 17th, 6PM   “A Thrill of Hope”—Simple supper, Advent Study and Discussion.   We’ll be using the familiar scriptures of Luke and Matthew about Christmas,  illustrated by the detailed and colorful artwork of John August Swanson together with commentary by Candler Theological Seminary’ s faculty via DVD.   See churchsp.org/thrillofhope  for a sample.  First session is here – churchsp.org/thrillofhopeparts123

·               Wed., Dec. 11, 12:30pm – ECW Lunch, La Petite, Fredericksburg

·               Fri., Dec 13, 5pm – Community Dinner and Tree Lighting,  


Christmas family. Take a tag from the Christmas Tree today, purchase the gift, return the gift to church with the tag attached, by Sun., Dec. 15th.   


Poinsettias for Dec. 22 and Christmas Eve – If you’d like to donate a poinsettia see the order form in your bulletin. Due Dec. 15. 


The Christmas pageant will be Dec. 22, 2013 as part of the 11am service. If you would to participate, please let Catherine know by Dec. 8.


Write to  Jim and BJ Anderson at 4901 Daffodil Ave, Lot 211, McAllen, TX 78501.


Online Advent Calendar, Readings, Traditions, and music are at churchsp.org for Advent 1 and 2.



———————————–This Week ————————————–

·   Mon., Dec. 2, 6pm – Evening ECW

·   Wed., Dec. 4, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Dec. 4, 5pm – Village Dinner

·   Thurs., Dec. 5, 6:30pm – Peumansend Creek Jail Bible Study

·   Sat., Dec. 7, 10:00am – Choir Retreat and Luncheon




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

Website:  www.churchsp.org Parish Office:  (804) 742-5908

The Vestry
Eunice Key, Senior Warden – (804)-241-5395

Cookie Davis, Junior Warden – (804) 742-5654

Laura Carey, Cynthia Fields, Fred Pannell, Boyd Wisdom

Clarence Kunstmann, Treasurer & Elizabeth Heimbach 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


Genevieve Davis, Peggy Roberts, Oliver Fortune,  Toni Fabisy, Brad Volland, Boyd Wisdom, Vivian McDonald,  John and Sylvia Sellars, and we pray for the Gideons and the spreading of the Gospel. 


Brittnay, Greg and Caroline Merkl, Dorine Righman (Family of Jim and BJ Anderson),  Donna Lippa (friend of Judy Fox), Marc Boivin (friend of Region One), Tracy Howes (granddaughter of the Muhlys),  Jaki Gathercole and family (friends of the Fishers), Crystal and Mike Gladdings (family of Judy Fox),  Brian Penneston (friend of the Wicks),  Nancy Davis (sister-in-law of Johnny Davis), Patricia Edwards (sister of Andrea Pogue), Herb Saunders (friend of Helmut Linne von Berg),  Clint Lee (father of Marsha Dobson),  Carlos Rivera (Uncle of Marion Mahoney’s Daughter-in-law),  Larry Taylor (friend of  Terri Harrison) , Mary Ryan, Kirby McClain, Maureen Butler and family, Betty Williams, Kathryn Hill, Bobbye Canaday (friends of Catherine Hicks), Matthew Delbridge (father of Catherine Hicks) Rick and Linda Ferree and family, Nancy Hartwick (friend of Brad Volland), Gloria Jewell, Charles and Yvonne Johnson (friends of the Pannells and Laura Carey) , Jeff, Carolyn & Elizabeth Nelson, Loretta Harich, Carole Morehead (friends of the Newmans), Leilani Oldham, Bob and Diane Creel (relatives of Mike and Marilyn Newman), Marjorie Gilliland (mother of John Gilliland), Steven Fox (husband of our nursery worker, Judy Fox), David Watson (uncle of Ruth TenHoven), Bernie and Doyle (friends of Ruth TenHoven), Russell Smith, Daniel Smith (brothers of Susan Linne von Berg),  Eudora Heath, 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),  Butch and Carolyn Delhagen (sister of  Mike Newman & brother-in-law of the Newmans)

Passed into eternal life:  Bella Joy Merkl (still born granddaughter of Jim Anderson)

Serving in the Armed Forces


   Alexander Long V                         Gordon Devine                 Jeffrey Woodard

   David Locklerr                              Daniel Vanpike                     Joseph George

Christopher R. DeHart                   Steven Lee                    Jonathan Wilkerson







     First Sunday of ADVENT

December 1, 2013



Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.” – Matthew 24:44"


ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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