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Bulletin Date: December 14, 2014 5:00 am

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The Third 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


Processional Hymn                                Rejoice the Lord is King!                                                H 481

                                                                        (Sung to Darwell)

Lighting of the Advent Candle           Candle glowing, Verse 1-3                                              Insert 

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                                                                         BCP 355 

Song of Praise                                          Praise Him! Praice Him! Verse 3                                Insert  

The Collect of the Day                                                                                                                             Insert 

Old Testament                                         Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11

Psalm                                                           Psalm 126                                                                         BCP 782

Epistle                                                         1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Sequence Hymn                                      O Come, O Come Emmanuel                                           H 56                                                                          (Verses 1,6,7,8)

Gospel                                                          John 1:6-8,19-28                                                         

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                                            

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                                  Once he came in blessing                                                H 53 

Post-Communion Prayer                                                                                                                 BCP 365 

The Blessing                                              

Closing Hymn                                            Soon and very soon                                               LEVAS 14  




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 – Cherry Everett (Dec. 14)

Today’s loose offering goes to the Discretionary Fund, which Catherine uses to help people in need in our area with electric bills, rent and other expenses. Thank you for your ongoing generosity for this ministry.

Poinsettias for Dec. 21 and Christmas Eve – Please complete the order form and include a separate check to St. Peter’s with poinsettia in the memo line. Due TODAY!

Christmas Party at the Everett’s house on TODAY at 5PM. This gala covered dish dinner includes lots of delicious food, fellowship and singing (and a birthday celebration for Cherry). All are welcome.

ECW Christmas luncheon. Festive Gathering in the Parish House at 10AM on Tues, Dec. 16th, followed at 12PM by the ECW Christmas Luncheon (all are invited) at The Sandbar Restaurant in Tappahannock.  Please let Marian know if you would like to attend.

Village Harvest Food Distribution takes place on Dec. 17 between 3:30 and 5:00pm. If you can help pack the bags, please arrive at 2PM.

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.

The Christmas Eve service will be Dec. 24 at 4:30pm. This year we are incorporating a Moravian Love Feast into the celebration.

Would you like to run for the Vestry ?  Vestry nominations for 2015 are due by Jan 4. Please contact Catherine.

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

Tues., Dec.16, 12pm – ECW Christmas luncheon

• Wed., Dec.17, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

• Wed., Dec.17, 3:30pm – Village Harvest Distribution

• Wed., Dec. 17, 5pm – Youth group reading Chronicles of Narnia

• Sun., Dec. 21, 11am – Christmas pageant



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, John and 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, 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), 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.

Passed into eternal life: Marjorie Gilliland, Jeff Nelson and Lee Adams

Serving in the Armed Forces

  Gordon Devine                                    Christopher Feliciano 

 David Locklerr                                       Daniel Vanpike                                              Joseph  George 

 Christopher R. DeHart                        Steven Lee 




Third Sunday in Advent


December 14 2014, 11am  

“Paul said to the Thessalonians, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit….and may the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely.”

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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