Presentation in the Temple, Year A

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Bulletin Date: February 2, 2014 5:00 am

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The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, 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

Candlemas Solemn Entrance  

The Word of God

The Gloria                                                                                     S 278

The Collect of the Day                                                                    Insert

First Reading                         Malachi 3:1-4

Psalm                                   Psalm 84                                            H 517

Epistle                                  Hebrews 2:14-18                                        

Sequence Hymn                    Angels from the realms of glory, vs 1&4 H 93

The Gospel                           Luke 2:22-40

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                       

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                Now the silence                                  H 333

Post-Communion Prayer                                                             BCP 365

The Blessing               

Closing Hymn                       Love divine, all loves excelling              H 657

Dismissal & Postlude






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 for Coffee Hour in Fall Hall after this service.


Happy Birthday – Millie Muhly (Feb. 7)


The Souperbowl  is TODAY to combat hunger in our region.  You can contribute monies for food in the regular offering ( withSouperbowl” in the memo line) or in the bucket that the youth will be holding outside the church at the end of the service. Place your food contributions on the back pew.  The monies we collect will be distributed to Glory Outreach for Caroline County. Food will go to the Caroline Co. Dept of Social Services food pantry.


Candlemas   The Presentation of our Lord commemorates the day when Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem where he was greeted by Simeon and Anna.  By the Law every first born male was to be “consecrated to the Lord” forty days after his birth.  Candles are blessed on this day (hence the name “Candlemas”). 


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 evening’s entertainment this year will be Jeopardy with the men competing against the women.


Youth Group  The youth are working on the God and Family scouting badge.  The group meets every Wednesday at 4:45PM, with the exception of the first Wednesday in each month.  Youth in grades 1 through high school are welcome to attend. 


The Bishop will be with us in March.  If God is calling you to be baptized, confirmed, or to rededicate yourself to God’s work, let Catherine know of your interest. 


———————————–This Week ————————————–

·   Mon., Feb. 3, 6pm – Evening ECW

·   Wed., Feb. 5,  10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Feb. 5 , 5pm – Village Dinner

·   Wed., Feb. 5, 7pm – Region One meeting, Christ Church Spotsylvania

·   Thurs., Feb. 6, 6:30pm –   Peumansend Regional Jail Bible Study

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

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 Bodeen,  Kathi 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

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple Feb. 2, 2014




“Presentation of Jesus in the Temple”– Rembrandt 1631


“Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God.” Luke 2:25-28


ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church



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