|Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, 11am||January 26, 2014|
|Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, 9am||January 26, 2014|
|Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A||January 19, 2014|
|First Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A||January 12, 2014|
|Feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6, 2014||January 6, 2014|
|Second Sunday after Christmas, Year A||January 5, 2014|
|➤Lessons and Carols, 2013||December 29, 2013|
|Christmas Eve, 2013||December 25, 2013|
|Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A||December 22, 2013|
|Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 15, 2013||December 15, 2013|
|Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 8, 2013||December 8, 2013|
|Holy Eucharist Rite II, December 1, 2013||December 1, 2013|
|Holy Eucharist Rite II, November 24, 2013, 11am||November 24, 2013|
|Morning Prayer Rite I, November 24, 2013, 9am||November 24, 2013|
|Holy Eucharist Rite II, November 17, 2013||November 17, 2013|
Bulletin Date: December 29, 2013 5:00 am
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks
(BCP—Book of Common Prayer, H-Hymnal 1982)
As you enter this sacred space that has been set aside for time with God, join us in silence as we go to God in prayer.
The Ringing of the Bell
Hymn Once in Royal David’s City H 102
A Bidding Prayer
The First Lesson: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25
God creates man and woman to live in obedience to him in the Garden of Eden.
Hymn I sing the almighty power of God H 398
The Second Lesson: Genesis 3:1-23
Adam and Eve rebel against God and are cast out of the Garden of Eden.
Hymn Creator of the Stars of Night H 60
The Third Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11
God comforts his people and calls on them to prepare for redemption.
Hymn Prepare the way, O Zion H 65
The Fourth Lesson: Luke 1:5-25
An angel announces to Zechariah that his wife Elizabeth will bear a son.
Harp music Marilyn Newman, harpist
The Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-58
The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will bear the Son of the Most High.
Hymn The Angel Gabriel from heaven came H 265
The Sixth Lesson: Luke 1:57-80
John the Baptist is born and his father rejoices that his son will prepare the way of the Lord.
Hymn Blessed be the God of Israel H 444
The Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:1-20
Jesus is born at Bethlehem and is worshiped by angels and shepherds.
Hymn Hark! The herald angels sing H 87
The Eighth Lesson: Luke 2:21-36
Jesus receives his name and is presented to Simeon in the temple.
Hymn At the name of Jesus (vs 1-4) H 435
The Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-18
The Word was made flesh and we have seen His glory.
Hymn Joy to the World H 100
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 to worship.
The Offering will be taken in the rear of the Church. Please be generous as we begin 2014 and continue our mission of doing God’s work in the world.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve service first held in King’s College Chapel in 1918. It was conceived by Eric Milner-White, the Dean of the College, whose experience as an army chaplain had led him to believe that more imaginative worship was needed by the Church of England. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.
Catherine is in North Carolina visiting her family and will return next Sunday.
——————————— Coming Up ————————————–
· Tues., Dec. 31st , 6:00pm- New Year’s Eve gala in the Parish House
· Wed., Jan. 1st – No Bible Study or Village Dinner
· Thurs, Jan. 2nd, 6:30pm – Peumansend Creek Jail Ministry
· Sun., Jan. 5th , 10:50am – Godly Play (preschool through 2nd grade)
· Sun., Jan. 5th , 11:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Christmas 2)
· Mon., Jan. 6th,6:00pm – Epiphany Service
Please plan to attend the Epiphany service. This service marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Epiphany, the season of the church year in which we experience the unfolding of the identity of Jesus as the Son of God through scripture and song.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
823 Water Street PO Box 399, Port Royal, VA 22535
Parish Office: (804) 742-5908
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Spirit Filled, Caring
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)
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
December 29, 2013, 11am
ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church