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Bulletin Date: March 30, 2014 4:00 am

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Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A

Morning Prayer, Rite I

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                               So the day dawn for me                  

Opening Hymn                    I want to walk as a child of the light      H 490

Opening Verse                                                                            BCP 38

Confession of Sin                                                                        BCP 41

The Invitatory and Psalter                                                            BCP 42

Jubilate                               Before the Lord’s eternal throne            H 391

The Appointed Psalm            Psalm 23                                            Insert

The Lessons

First Lesson                         1 Samuel 16:1-13

Canticle  2                           A Song of Praise                               BCP 49

Second Lesson                     Ephesians 5:8-14

Canticle  4                           A Song of Zechariah                          BCP 50

The Gospel                          John 9:1-41

The Sermon                                                   The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                     BCP 53


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                BCP 830, #51; 431


The Prayers                                                                               BCP 54

Suffrages B                                                                                 BCP 55

Collect for the Fourth Sunday in Lent                                               Insert


A General Thanksgiving                                                               BCP 58

Closing Hymn                      O splendor of God’s glory bright              H 5

                                                   (Sung to Truro)

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   Caroline Upshaw (March 31).


ECW Lenten Quiet Day, April 2, 2014, Virginia   Diocesan Center at Roslyn. 9:30am-3:00pm  Be Ye Perfict-Or Not, Women and the Sin of Perfectionism”  Led by the Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff.  Cost: $30.


Our Lenten resource page is here –, including the Lenten calendar with readings, resources and events.


Easter gifts – Purchase an Easter Lily and/or donate to the organ fund. Please help keep St. Peter’s historic organ in proper maintenance. Deadline April 13th. See the insert.


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 TODAY, March 30th. Form is also online. Please give the completed forms to Catherine.  Scholarships are available.


———————————This Week —————————————-

·   Wed, April  2, 9:30am – ECW Quiet Day at Roslyn

·   Wed., April  2, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

·   Wed., April 2, 5:00pm –  Village Dinner

·   Thurs., April 3, 6:30pm –  Peumansend Regional Jail Bible Study


——————– Easter Week  Services at St. Peter’s———————-


Wednesday,  April 16, 7PM—TENEBRAE . This service focuses on words that Jesus would have prayed during the suffering in his own life. Yet his faith in God remained. The use of light in this service is powerful.


Thursday, April 17, 7PM—MAUNDY THURSDAY . At this service, we focus on the institution of Holy Eucharist, given to us by Jesus at the Last Supper, the gift of love in the sacrament of Christ’s Body & Blood.


Friday, April 18, 7PM—GOOD FRIDAY.  This service is a time of prayer and reflection on own sinfulness as we meditate on Christ’s passion and death.


Sunday, April 20,  TBA  SUNRISE SERVICE.


Sunday, April 20,  11AM  &‐  EASTER SERVICE. The service will begin with the lighting the paschal flame. We will carry the light of our Risen Lord and Savior into the church.


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. 

Steven Geraci (family of Marion Mahoney), 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), Bobby Hill and family,  Kelly C., Louise Gossett, Jason Davidson,  Kirby McClain, Betty Williams,  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), Chuck Beckman, 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

Fourth Sunday IN LENT

March 30, 2014, 11am

Healing the Blind Man - El Greco<

“The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind" – El Greco (1560


"As he walked along, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see…" – John 9 1-7

ST. Peter’s Episcopal Church


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