Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 15, 2013

Title:Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 15, 2013

Bulletin Date: December 15, 2013 5:00 am

PDF version

Third 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                                 Lo!  He Comes With Clouds Descending      

Processional Hymn                The desert shall rejoice                   WLP 722

Lighting of the Advent candle Advent Song, (vs. 1, 2 & 3)                 Insert

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                 BCP 355

Song of Praise                       Tell out my soul   (vs. 1,2 &3)           H 438

The Collect of the Day                                                                   Insert

First Reading                         Isaiah 35:1-10

Psalm                                   Psalm 146:4-9                                    Insert

Epistle                                  James 5:7-10                                             

Sequence Hymn                     Prepare the way, O Zion                       H 65

The Gospel                            Matthew 11:2-11

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                        People, Look East!                               Choir

Eucharistic Prayer 2, EOW                                                               Insert

Sanctus                                                                                          S 130

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                       BCP 364

The Breaking of the Bread                                                            BCP 364

Fraction Anthem                    Lamb of God                              LEVAS 270

The Communion of the People of God

Communion Hymn                “Thy kingdom come!”                          H 615

Post-Communion Prayer                                                              BCP 365

The Blessing      

Closing Hymn                     Comfort, comfort ye my people                H 67

Dismissal & Postlude      Wachet auf, Ruft uns di Stimme            J. S. Bach






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 –Laura Long (Dec. 8), Nancy Long (Dec. 12)


Happy Anniversary – Cookie and Johnny Davis (Dec. 21)



Gifts for the Christmas family are due today.


Tuesdays, December 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 DVD sample. Two sessions with close up view of the art — churchsp.org/thrillofhopeparts123  and  second session  churchsp.org/thrillofhopeparts456


Poinsettias for Sunday, Dec. 22  and Christmas Eve – If you like to donate a poinsettia for Christmas, 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 today, Dec. 15th.


The Christmas Eve service will be Dec. 24 at 7pm preceded by festive music at 6:30pm.  Soloists will include Marilyn Newman, harpist; Mary Lawrence Hicks, trumpet; Nancy Long, soprano, and Helmut Linne Von Berg, violin.



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



———————————-This Week ————————————–

·   Mon., Dec. 16, 6pm – Christmas potluck at the Everett’s

·   Tues, Dec. 17, 6pm – “A Thrill of Hope” Advent study

·   Wed., Dec. 18, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Sun., Dec 22, 11am – Christmas pageant



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),  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)

Clint Lee (father of Marsha Dobson)  Passed into eternal life


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








Third Sunday of ADVENT

December 15, 2013





“When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.’” – Matthew 11:2-6 



ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


Leave a Comment