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Bulletin Date: March 16, 2014 4:00 am

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Second Sunday in Lent, Year A

Holy Baptism, Reception, and Holy Eucharist, Rite I
The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Virginia

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                              Largo from "Xerxes"                             Handel

                                         Helmut Linne von Berg, Violin

Processional Hymn             Come, thou fount of every blessing          H 686

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                  BCP 299

The Collect of the Day                                                                    Insert

First Reading                     Genesis 12:1-4a

Psalm 121                          I to the hills will lift mine eyes                 H 668

Second Reading                  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

Sequence Hymn                 Spirit of the living God                   LEVAS 115

The Gospel                        John 3:1-17

The Sermon                                                       The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff

Presentation and Examination of the Candidate for Baptism             BCP 301

The Baptismal Covenant                                                              BCP 304

Prayers for the Candidate                                                            BCP 305

Thanksgiving over the Water                                                       BCP 306

The Baptism                                                                              BCP 307

At Reception                                                                              BCP 309

The Peace                                                                                 BCP 310

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                  BCP 830 #51/431


The Holy Communion

The Offertory                      Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring              J.S. Bach

                                          Helmut Linne von Berg, Violin

Eucharistic Prayer 1                                                                   BCP 333

Sanctus        (S-114)                                                                  BCP 334

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                      BCP 336

The Breaking of the Bread                                                           BCP 337

Fraction Anthem                  O Lamb of God                                    S 158

The Prayer of Humble Access                                                     BCP 337

The Communion of the People of God                                         BCP 338

Communion Hymn               O Spirit of Life                                    H 505

Post-Communion Prayer                                                            BCP 339

The Blessing  

Closing Hymn                      Lift high the cross                               H 473






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. 


We welcome Bishop Goff to St. Peter’s. Today’s loose offering will go to her discretionary fund.


Today we are celebrating the baptism of Michael Fox, son of Steven and Judy Fox as well as the reception of Chris and Becky Fisher. We invite you to a celebratory luncheon at the Parish house following this service honoring Michael, The Fishers and Bishop Goff.


Happy Birthday – Bill Carpenter (March 17), Kenny Allwine II (March 18).  Alex Long VI (March 22).  Happy Anniversary – Peggy Roberts (March 17), Keith and Linda Upshaw (March 20).


Youth Group—Meets this Wednesday at 4:45PM.


Our Lenten study on the stories of “Frog and Toad” continues this Wednesday, 7pm with the second of three sessions.  Our Lenten resource page is here –, including the Lenten calendar with readings, resources and events.


Sunday, March 23rd at 2PM,  St Peter’s will host  David Upshaw’s  talk on a New Assisted Living Facility in Bowling Green. You can help make this dream for our community a reality.   All in the Port Royal area interested in hearing more about this project are welcome to attend. 


Shrine Mont Parish Retreat—Sign up to join with Christ Church, Spotsylvania  Friday May 2 through Sunday May 4 for a fun filled weekend at Shrine Mont.   Sign up deadline along with full payment will be Sunday, March 30th. Please give these forms to Catherine.  Scholarships are available. 

———————————–This Week ————————————–

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

·   Wed., March  19, 3pm – ECW

·   Wed., March  19, 4:45pm – Youth Group

·   Wed., March  19, 7pm – Frog and Toad Lenten study


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

823 Water Street PO Box 399, Port Royal, VA  22535

Website: 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


Crystal Pannell, Fred Pannell, 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. 

Leroy  Fisher (grandfather of Chris Fisher), Kim Hulik (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), Kelly C., Louise Gossett, Jason Davidson,  Kirby McClain, Betty Williams, Bobby Hill and family,  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 L ee          Jonathan Wilkerson


March 16, 2014 



“Christ Instructing Nicodemus”- Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?” – John 3:8-10

ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church





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