First Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

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Bulletin Date: January 12, 2014 5:00 am

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 First Sunday after the Epiphany, 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                                 Cantabile                                      Lemmens

Processional Hymn                Guide me, O thou great Jehovah          H 690

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                 BCP 355

The Gloria                                                                                     S 278

The Collect of the Day                                                                    Insert

First Reading                         Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm                                   Psalm 29                                        BCP 620

Epistle                                  Acts 10:34-43                                            

Sequence Hymn                    In Christ there is no East or West           H 529

The Gospel                           Matthew 3:13-17

The Sermon                                                       The Rev. Catherine Hicks

The Renewal of Baptismal Vows                                                  BCP 292

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                        "O Light of Light, Love Given Birth"   Ratcliff

Eucharistic Prayer A                                                                    BCP 361

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 remembrance of me                 LEVAS 149

Post-Communion Prayer                                                              BCP 365

The Blessing               

Closing Hymn                       O love, how deep (1-3,6)                      H 448

Dismissal & Postlude      Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light        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.   

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

Happy Birthday – Terri Harrison (Jan. 12), Chris Fisher (Jan. 14 ), Cookie Davis (Jan. 15), Linda Beck  (Jan.  17).

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is from Jan 18-25. The theme is “Has Christ Been Divided?  Those dates cover the original days of the feasts of the Chair of St. Peter (January 18) and the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25). The Bible readings and prayers are on


Serving God and the church.  Please sign up on the bulletin insert and place it in the offering plate this week or next.  We will have trainings for each of these positions.   


Our annual congregational meeting and Vestry elections will take place next Sunday, Jan. 19.  Come hear the stories of all that we have accomplished as a parish during this past year and to receive updates on our life together as a parish. 


Vestry nominations—During the Congregational  meeting  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 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.


That “Crazy Christian” – From Jan. 27- Feb 3 the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, will teach "The Big Class" on the internet  – it is free.  Curry preached a widely acclaimed sermon at the last General Convention -“We Need Some Crazy Christians.”  It became a book and now it will be expanded into a class. Read about here –  and register. 



———————————–This Week ————————————–

·   Mon., Jan. 13, 4:00pm – Vestry

·   Wed., Jan. 14, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Jan. 14, 2pm – ECW

·   Wed., Jan. 14, 4:45pm – Youth Group


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



Myrtle Samuels, 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, Jason Davidson,  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

First Sunday after The Epiphany

January 12, 2014 



“Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness." – Matthew 3:13-15

 ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


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