The Second Sunday of Advent, 11am

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Bulletin Date: December 7, 2014 5:00 am

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The Second Sunday of Advent,  Year B 

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Rector: 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                                                        Let us light a candle                                                           Choir

Processional Hymn                                There’s a voice in the wilderness                                 H 75 

Lighting of the Advent Candle           Candleglowing, Verse 1                                                   Insert 

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                                                                         BCP 355 

Song of Praise                                          Comfort, comfort ye my people                                    H 67  

The Collect of the Day                                                                                                                             Insert 

Old Testament                                          Isaiah 40:1-11

Psalm                                                            Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13                                             BCP 708-709

Epistle                                                          2 Peter 3:8-15a

Sequence Hymn                                      On Jordan’s banks                                                                H 76 

Gospel                                                          Mark 1:1-8                                                         

The Sermon                                                                                                  The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks  

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                                                BCP 358 

The Prayers of the People                                                                                                                     Insert

Confession and Absolution                                                                                                              BCP 360 

The Peace                                                                                                                                                BCP 360 


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings                                                                        BCP 830 #51/431 

The Holy Communion

The Offertory                                             Of the Father’s Love Begotten                                     Choir

Eucharistic Prayer 2   from EOW                                                                                                       Insert 

Sanctus                                                                                                                                                            S 130 

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                                BCP 364 

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                                                               BCP 364 

Fraction Anthem                                       Jesus Lamb of God                                                          S 164

The Communion of the People of God

Communion Hymn                                  Soon and very soon                                               LEVAS 14

Post-Communion Prayer                                                                                                                  BCP 365 

The Blessing

Closing Hymn                                            Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding                             H 59  




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.

Happy Birthday –T. C. Collins, Laura Long (Dec. 7), Nancy Long (Dec. 12)

Fall UTO Ingathering – Boxes are due today.

Today after the service, Coffee Hour will be our own version of the Moravian Candle Tea. During this coffee hour, we’ll eat some traditional Moravian food and learn about some Moravian customs.

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.

Choir Retreat, Sat. Dec. 13, 10am to rehearse Christmas music followed by lunch. New choir members are always welcome. Let Brad know if you would like to join the choir. 

“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!

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.

Village Harvest distribution. Dec. 17. Please bring your donations by next Sunday.

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 – Contribute towards the men’s purchase of Christmas gifts for two local families. Write ECM in the memo line of the check.

About our Eucharistic Prayer for Advent—Our Eucharistic Prayer during Advent will be Eucharistic Prayer 2 from Enriching our Worship 1. This Eucharistic Prayer contains the following mention of Mary. “You looked with favor upon Mary, your willing servant, that she might conceive and bear a son, Jesus the holy child of God,” lines particularly fitting for Advent.

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

Tues., Dec.9, 4pm – Vestry

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

• Wed., Dec. 10, 5pm – Youth group reading Chronicles of Narnia

• Fri., Dec. 12, 5pm – Port Royal Christmas Tree Lighting

• Sat., Dec. 13, 8:30am – ECM at Horne’s

• Sat, Dec. 13, 10am – Choir Retreat 

Sun, Dec. 14 10am – Godly Play, “Singing Mary’s Song” 

• Sun., Dec. 14, 11am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II 

• Sun., Dec. 14, 5pm – Everett’s Christmas



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.

Travis Crabtree (nephew of Eunice Key) 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), 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), 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 PCRJ prisoners.

Serving in the Armed Forces

  Gordon Devine                                    Christopher Feliciano 

 David Locklerr                                       Daniel Vanpike                                              Joseph  George 

 Christopher R. DeHart                        Steven Lee 




Second Sunday in Advent


December 7 2014, 11am  

“Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” – Mark 1:6-8

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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