Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

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Sixth 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


Processional Hymn                Praise my soul, the king of heaven       H 410

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                 BCP 355

The Gloria                                                                    BCP 356, (S 278)

The Collect of the Day                                                                    Insert

First Reading                         Deuteronomy 30:15-20                               

Psalm                                   Psalm 119:1-8                                BCP 763

Epistle                                  1 Corinthians 3:1-9                                    

Sequence Hymn                     Great is thy faithfulness              LEVAS 189

The Gospel                            Matthew 5:21-37

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 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                I come with joy                                  H 304

Post-Communion Prayer         (Please stand)                                BCP 365

The Blessing              

Closing Hymn                      God of grace, and God of glory             H 594

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. 



Our Senior Warden for 2014 is Boyd Wisdom, and our Junior Warden is Johnny Davis. 


Happy Birthday – Howard Muhly (Feb. 16)


Day of Prayer for South Sudan.  Over 600,000 people have been displaced in the recent fighting. The current crisis reflects underlying tensions and mistrust among South Sudanese leaders and ethnic groups that date back to Sudan’s civil war (1983-2005), and before.  We pray today for the struggling people in the newest nation in the world.



The ECW meets this week on Wednesday, February 19th at 2PM in the Parish House.  Catherine will be presenting a program on how to be a friendly visitor, and we will share some Valentine treats.



National Cathedral, Washington presents a forum on Martin Luther King’s famous work “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, Feb. 24, 7:30pm. In person or online at



Please mark your calendars for upcoming Lenten events at St Peter’s.   On Wednesday, February 5, the Village Dinner will be followed by the Ash Wednesday service promptly at 7PM.  And please welcome Frog and Toad to St Peter’s on the following Wednesdays, March 19th, March 26th, and April 2nd at 7PM in the Parish House.  Frog and Toad have much to teach us about how to grow as Christians during Lent. 


Online Lenten Course – From March 5–12. The Rev. Dr. David Lose, professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, will teach  a free  online course “Making Sense of the Cross”, a series that invites online learners to “listen in” on an open conversation about the cross.  Dr. Lose will moderate Participants can take the class (45 minutes) anytime during the week.  Link to sign up is here –



Bishop Goff will be with us on Sunday, March 16th.    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 ————————————–

·   Wed., Feb. 19, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Feb. 19, 2pm – ECW

·   Wed., Feb. 19, 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  

Boyd Wisdom, Senior Warden – (804) 742-5224 

Johnny Davis, Junior Warden – (804) 742-5654 

Laura Carey, Cynthia Fields, Fred Pannell, 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                     


Barbara Wisdom, Bill Wick, 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), 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

Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany

February 16, 2014 



“Hands Across the Divide”- Maurice Harron. A metal sculpture in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

“So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” – Matthew 5:23-24 


ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


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