The First Sunday of Advent, 9am

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Bulletin Date: November 30, 2014 5:00 am

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The First Sunday of Advent, Year B 

Morning Prayer, Rite I

The Ringing of the Bell

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Watch ye, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. ” Mark 13:35-36

Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. (Silence is kept.)   

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, we have offended against thy holy laws, we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare thou those who confess their faults, restore thou those who are penitent, according to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord; and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen

The Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.  

The Invitatory and Psalter 

O Lord, open our lips.

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen 

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: O come, let us adore him.

Jubilate Psalm 100 (said together in unison)

O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands;
Serve the Lord with gladness
And come before his presence with a song.   

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;
It is he that hath made us and not we ourselves;
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.  

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving
And into his courts with praise;
Be thankful unto him and speak good of his name. 

For the Lord is gracious;
His mercy is everlasting;
And his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Psalm 80: 1-7, 16-18 (Lectionary Insert)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen 

A Reading from Isaiah 64:1-9 (Lectionary Insert)

Canticle 3—The Song of Marcy  Magnificat – Luke 1:46-55  (Read in unison)

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth
All generations shall call me blessed.
For he is mighty that hath magnified me,
And holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him
Throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm;
He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat,
And hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel,
As he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A Reading from 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  (Lectionary Insert)

Canticle 5  Song of Simeon  Nunc demittis (Read in unison)

Lord, now lettest thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles,
And to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A Reading from Mark 13:24-37 (Lectionary Insert)

The Sermon                                                                                                   The Rev. Catherine Hicks 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by
the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day
he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth
on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence he shall
come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the
holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of
sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

The Peace


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                          BCP 830 #51/431

The Offertory

The Prayers

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we
forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and
the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


V. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;

R.And grant us your salvation.

V. Endue thy ministers with righteousness;

R.And make thy chosen people joyful.

V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;

R.For only in thee can we live in safety.

V. Lord, keep this nation under your care;

R.And guide us in the way of justice and truth.

V. Let thy way be known upon earth;

R.Thy saving health among all nations.

V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;

R.Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

V. Create in us clean hearts, O God;

R.And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

Collect for the First Sunday in Advent

A Collect for Guidance Said together in unison)

O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget thee, but may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For those in the Armed Forces of our Country  

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad, especially those on our prayer list. (Read prayer list here). Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for the Sick

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health; Comfort and relieve your sick servants, especially those on our prayer list. (Read prayer list here). Give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that they may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

A Prayer for Mission

Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love on the hard
wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of thy
saving embrace; So clothe us in thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our
hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the
knowledge and love of thee; for the honor of thy Name. Amen.

A General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do
give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and
loving-kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation,
preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine
inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus
Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we
beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our
hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy
praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves
to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and
with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without
tend. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom  

Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication unto thee; and
hast promised through thy well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name thou wilt be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this
world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life
everlasting. Amen.

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 for ever 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.

Advent! Please see the bulletin insert for more information about Advent this year at St Peter’s.

“Singing Mary’s Song”, our Advent study, is being held Sunday mornings at 10am, through Dec. 14 in the Parish House. Mary’s song as recorded in Luke proclaimed deliverance and hope to a dark and fearful world. Come join us to explore her legacy for us today!

Happy Birthday –Charles McGuire, Carolyn Duke (Dec. 6).

Fall UTO Ingathering – Boxes are due Dec. 7.

This year, our December 7 Coffee Hour will be our own version of the Moravian Candle Tea. Come learn about Moravian Christmas customs at this Coffee Hour. During this coffee hour, we’ll eat some traditional Moravian food and learn about some Moravian customs, including the Moravian Love Feast.

St Peter’s will be providing the soup for the Port Royal Tree Lighting on Friday, December 12th. If you can help, please contact Barbara Wisdom at (804) 742-5224.

Christmas Party at the Everett’s house on Sunday, December 14th at 5PM. This gala covered dish dinner includes lots of delicious food, fellowship and singing. All are welcome.

Poinsettias for Dec. 21 and Christmas Eve – If you’d like to donate a poinsettia see the order form in your bulletin. Due Sun., Dec. 14th.

Christmas gifts -The men of St Peter’s will be purchasing and delivering food and gifts for families in the area who are in need of assistance. You can help by giving money to help the men carry out this project. Any amount is welcome. Write ECM in the memo line of the check.

——————————————————————This Week ———————————————————————-

• Wed., Dec.3, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

• Wed., Dec. 3, 5pm – Village Dinner

• Thurs., Dec. 4, 6:30pm – Peumansend Creek Jail Ministry

• Sun, Dec. 7 10am – Godly Play, “Singing Mary’s Song” 

• Sun., Dec. 7, 11am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

• Sun., Dec. 7, 12pm – Coffee Hour, Moravian Candle Tee



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. Catherine D. Hicks, Rector

(540) 809-7489, (540) 898-1586,

Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Spirit Filled, Caring

Prayer List

Dutchy and Dave Fannon, Linda Beck, Virginia and Perry Bowen, Linda Upshaw, Crystal and Fred Pannell, Boyd and Barbara Wisdom, Myrtle Samuels, Peggy Roberts, Toni Fabisy, Brad Volland, Vivian McDonald, John and Sylvia Sellars, and we pray for the Gideons.

Carol Whitcomb, (aunt of Becky Fisher), Richard Morgan (grandfather of Kimberly Fisher), Siegfried Bohlmann (friend of the Linne von Bergs), Lauri McGuire (sister of Charles McGuire), Mark Mallin (brother of Barbara Wisdom), Martie Sothoron Donavan, Mary Prior (family and friend of the Segars) Towanda Simmons (daughter of Gladys Fortune), The Hillman Family (Friends of the Rev. Bobby Greene), Grayson Kirby, Rhonda Hicks (friend and family of the Davis family), Mark Dobronski (friend of the Wicks), Mohan Machuga (grandson of Millie Muhly), Charlene Schnackenberg (mother of Becky Fisher), Bill Upshaw, (family of Linda Upshaw), Leroy Fisher (grandfather of Chris Fisher), Kim Hulik (friend of the Heimbachs), Jose Gutierrez, Jaki Gathercole and family (friends of the Fishers), Allison Storm, Nancy Davis(family of Johnny Davis), Susan Onderdonk, Kirby McClain, Bobbye Canaday, Dick Delbridge(friends of the Hicks), Rick and Linda Ferree and family, Betty Lontz, Nancy Hartwick, Betty Davenport, J. C. Volland, Jr. (friends and father of Brad Volland), Gloria Jewell, Charles and Yvonne Johnson (friends of the Pannell, Laura Carey), Peter Sorensen, 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 (family of Andrea Pogue) and all prisoners PCRJ.

Serving in the Armed Forces

  Gordon Devine                                    Christopher Feliciano 

 David Locklerr                                       Daniel Vanpike                                              Joseph  George 

 Christopher R. DeHart                        Steven Lee 




First Sunday in Advent


November 30 2014, 9am  

“Therefore, keep awake– for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake. ” – Mark 13: 35-37

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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