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Title:Second Sunday after Christmas, Year A

Bulletin Date: January 5, 2014 5:00 am

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Second Sunday after Christmas, 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                                 Earth has many a noble city                 Choir

Processional Hymn                Of the Father’s love begotten                H 82

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                 BCP 355

Hymn of Praise                     Joy to the world                                 H 100

The Collect of the Day                                                                    Insert

First Reading                         Jeremiah 31:7-14

Psalm                                   Psalm 84                                       BCP 707

Epistle                                  Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a                              

Sequence Hymn                     Love came down at Christmas              H 84

The Gospel                            Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

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                        All praise to You, O Lord                    Choir

Eucharistic Prayer B                                                                  BCP 367

Sanctus                                                                                        S 125

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                In the bleak midwinter                        H 112

Post-Communion Prayer                                                            BCP 365

The Blessing              

Closing Hymn                       Go tell it on the mountain                      H 99

Dismissal & Postlude             Concerto in A minor                  Bach/Vivaldi






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.   


Please join us immediately after this service for Coffee hour in the Parish House.  Everyone is welcome!  


Happy Birthday – Allison Bradford (Jan. 5), Betty Kunstmann (Jan. 8 ), Marilyn Newman (Jan.  11) 

Why are we still singing Christmas hymns?  In our Christian tradition, the season of Christmas lasts for twelve days.  During this time, we marvel that God would come to dwell as one of us. And so, on this second and last Sunday of the Christmas season, we continue to celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ birth.    

The Feast of the Epiphany, which marks the close of the Christmas season, reminds us that in response to this miracle of the incarnation, we are to go spread God’s light in the world.  Please plan to attend the Epiphany service tomorrow night at 6PM.   

Bible Study resumes—A great way to begin the new year is to decide to attend the midweek Bible study on Wednesday at 10AM each week.  During this weekly study, we take an in-depth look at the upcoming scriptures for Sunday.   

Vestry nominations—Our congregational meeting this year will take place on Sunday, January 19th.  At this time we will elect two new Vestry members.  Johnny Davis and Roger Key have both offered to stand for election.  Additional nominations can be made by calling a member of the nominating committee, Laura Carey ((804) 742-5022, or  Fred Pannell (804) 742-5302.  Please make sure the person you would like to nominate is willing to run before you nominate that person.



———————————–This Week ————————————–


·   Mon., Jan . 6, 6pm – Epiphany Service

·   Wed., Jan. 7, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study 

·   Sat., Jan. 11,  8:30am – ECM at Horne’s






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


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, 

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. 

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), Nina Brunell, 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 BodeenKathi 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 after Christmas

January 5, 2014



“Now after the wise men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod.” – Matthew 2:13-15

 ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


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