Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, 11am

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Bulletin Date: January 26, 2014 5:00 am

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

Morning Prayer, 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


Opening Hymn                    In your mercy, Lord you called me        H 706

                                                   (Sung to hymn tune Omni die)

Opening Verse                                                                            BCP 76

Confession of Sin                                                                        BCP 79

The Invitatory and Psalter                                                            BCP 80

Hymn of Praise                    How wondrous and great                     H 553

The Appointed Psalm            Psalm 27:1, 5-13                                 Insert

The Lessons

First Lesson                         Isaiah 9:1-4

Canticle H                           A Song of Hosea                                  Insert

Second Lesson                     1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Canticle  K                          A Song of our Adoption                        Insert

The Gospel                          Matthew 4:12-23

The Sermon                                                  The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                     BCP 96


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                BCP 830, #51; 431


The Prayers                                                                               BCP 97

Suffrages A                                                                                BCP 97

Collect for the Third Sunday After The Epiphany                              Insert


A General Thanksgiving                                                             BCP 101

Closing Hymn                      Singing songs of expectation                H 527

Concluding Verse


Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine:  Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever.  Amen






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.  

Happy Birthday – Tyler Collins (Jan 26), Kyle Allwine (Jan. 27), Genevieve Davis (Jan. 28). Happy 92!. Helmut Linne von Berg (Feb. 1). 

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

The 219th Diocesan Annual Council took place this weekend.  We will hear some reflections at the 11am service today.  

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 and takes only 45 minutes.   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 it here –   and register.  

Bring a candle next Sunday to be blessed at Candlemas! Along with the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, we will celebrate Candlemas.  As early as the fourth century, it was the day of the year when all the candles, that were used in the church during the coming year, were brought into church and a blessing was said over them – so it was the Festival Day (or ‘mass’) of the Candles.  Candles symbolize the light of Christ to relieve our darkness .    

Spread the word! The Souperbowl is coming again next Sunday, Feb . 2, 2014 to combat hunger in our region. The money we collect will be distributed to Glory Outreach to help the hungry in Caroline County. We will also be collecting canned food for the Caroline County Dept of Social Services food pantry.    

Ladies Night Out, Feb. 15, 2014, 6pm.  Please let Bill Wick or Fred Pannell know if you are planning to attend and what food you are bringing.  You will also need to bring a bottle of wine and the necessary serving pieces as well.  Donation is $50 a couple. The entertainment is a game of Jeopardy!  

———————————–This Week ————————————–

·   Mon., Jan. 27, 6pm – Big Class with Bishop Curry begins online

·   Wed., Jan. 29, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Jan. 29, 4:45pm – Youth Group

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

Website: Parish Office:  (804) 742-5908

The Vestry
Laura Carey, Cynthia Fields, Fred Pannell, Boyd Wisdom, Johnny Davis, Roger Key

Clarence Kunstmann, Treasurer & Elizabeth Heimbach Registrar

Brad Volland – Music Director & Organist

The Rev. Amy Turner, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

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, Toni Fabisy, Brad Volland, Boyd Wisdom, Vivian McDonald, John and Sylvia Sellars and we pray for the Gideons and the spreading of the Gospel. 

Jeanne Betchy (mother of Joe Betchy), 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),  Brian Penneston(friend of the Wicks),  Nancy Davis(sister-in-law of Johnny Davis), Herb Saunders (friend of Helmut Linne von Berg), 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, Carole Morehead (friends of the Newmans), Carrie Griffith (mother of Marilyn Newman),  Butch and Carolyn Delhagen, Bob and Diane Creel(relatives of the  Newmans), Marjorie Gilliland (mother of John Gilliland), 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, Morris Samuels, Patricia Edwards (uncle , brother and sister of Andrea Pogue), Kay BodeenKathi Coles (sister-in-law and daughter  of Clarence and Betty Kunstmann), 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


Third Sunday after The Epiphany, 11am

January 26, 2014




He Qi – "Calling Disciples" 


“As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea– for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." Immediately they left their nets and followed him." – Matthew 4:18-20

ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


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