Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, 11am

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Bulletin Date: February 23, 2014 5:00 am

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Seventh 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                    O Christ, the Word incarnate                 H 632

Opening Verse                                                                            BCP 76

Confession of Sin                                                                        BCP 79

The Invitatory and Psalter                                                             BCP 80

Venite                                                                                             S 35

The Appointed Psalm            Psalm 119:33-40                              BCP 766

The Lessons

First Lesson                         Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18

Canticle 11                           The Third Song of Isaiah                 WLP 883

Second Lesson                     1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23

Canticle 19                           The Song of the Redeemed               WLP 895

The Gospel                           Matthew 5:38-48

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 Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany                             Insert


A General Thanksgiving                                                                BCP 101

Closing Hymn                      How firm a foundation                           H 636

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. 

Our communion bread is gluten free.   


Happy Birthday –  Virginia Fall (Feb. 27), Mary Ann Betchy (Feb. 28), Barbara Wisdom (Feb. 28) 


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


Youth Group.  The youth are working on the God and Family scouting badge.  The group meets this Wednesday at 4:45PM. 


There will be no Godly Play on Sunday, March 2, 2014.


Lent begins March 5, 2014.  No Shrove Tuesday pancake supper this year. On March 5, there will be the normally scheduled Village Dinner at 5pm. The Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist will begin at 7PM.  


Saturday, March 8, 8:30AM until Noon.   Lenten Quiet Morning at St Mary’s in Colonial Beach—“Healing Our Image of God,” led by Joanna Catron, Curator at Belmont.  We will reflect on how God has been portrayed in art over the centuries and have our own thoughts have been shaped.   All are welcome.  


Our Lenten resource page is here – It includes the background of Lent, the Lenten calendar with daily readings, resources and a description of Lenten events.


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.  Participants can take the class anytime during the week at  Link to sign up is here –


Bishop Goff will be with us on March 16.  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. 24, 6:30pm – Evening ECW

·   Wed., Feb. 26, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., Feb. 26, 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. 

Kim Hulick (friend of the Heimbachs) Jeanne Betchy (mother of Joe Betchy), Jose Gutierrez, 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

Seventh Sunday after The Epiphany, 11am

February 23, 2014 




 “Love Neighbors” – Hermano Leon


"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven." – Matthew 5:43-45


ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church



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