Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 8, 2013

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Bulletin Date: December 8, 2013 5:00 am

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 Second 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

Prelude                                   Air for Advent                    arr. Dale Wood                               

Processional Hymn                  O day of peace that dimly shines         H 597

Lighting of the Advent candle   Advent Song, (verses 1 and 2)             Insert

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                  BCP 355

Song of Praise                        Tell out my soul   (verses 1 and 2)       H 438

The Collect of the Day                                                                     Insert

First Reading                          Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm                                     Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19                       BCP 685

Epistle                                    Romans 15:4-13                                       

Sequence Hymn                      There’s a voice in the wilderness           H 75

The Gospel                             Matthew 3:1-12

The Sermon                                                         The Rev. Amy P. Turner

The Nicene Creed                                                                        BCP 358

The Prayers of the People, Form II                                                BCP 385

Confession of Sin                                                                        BCP 360

The Peace                                                                                   BCP 360


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                   BCP 830 #51/431

The Holy Communion               

The Offertory                        Savior of the Nations Come!                 Choir 

Eucharistic Prayer B                                                                    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                  Strengthen for service, Lord                H 312

Post-Communion Prayer                                                              BCP 365

The Blessing     

Closing Hymn                         On Jordan’s banks                               H 76

Dismissal & Postlude               Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland           





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. 


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


Happy Birthday – T.C. Collins, Laura Long (Dec. 8), Nancy Long (Dec. 12), Cherry Everett (Dec. 14).


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


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. The cost is $10. Please complete the order form and include a separate check to St. Peter’s with poinsettia in the memo line. Deadline Sunday, Dec. 15th.


Please save the following December dates: 

·               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

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

·        Mon., December 16, 6pm  Covered dish supper and Christmas carols at the Everetts.


Online Advent Calendar, Readings, Traditions, and music are  at churchsp.org for Advent 1 ,2  and 3.


———————————–This Week ————————————–

·   Mon, Dec. 9, 4pm – Vestry

·   Tues, Dec. 10, 6pm – “A Thrill of Hope” Advent study

·   Wed., Dec. 11, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Dec. 11, 12:30pm – ECW luncheon, La Petite Auberge

·   Fri, Dec. 13, 5pm – Community Dinner and tree lighting

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



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, Shaun (requesting prayers for himself from our St Peter’s community), and we pray for the Gideons and the spreading of the Gospel. 


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, 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), Dorine Righman (sister of BJ Anderson), Brittany, Greg and Caroline Merkl (family of Jim and BJ 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







Second Sunday of ADVENT

December 8, 2013





In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,


‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:

 `Prepare the way of the Lord,

 make his paths straight.’ "Matthew 3:1-3


ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church



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