The Feast of the Epiphany, Evening Prayer

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Bulletin Date: January 7, 2015 5:00 am

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The Feast of the Epiphany,  Year B 

Evening Prayer 

Officiant: Elizabeth Heimbach

 (BCP—Book of Common Prayer, H-Hymnal 1982)  

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 Tolling of the Bell


Officiant: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Officiant: Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.
Nations shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Isaiah 60:1-3) 

Officiant: Let us pray.

Almighty God, we give you
thanks for surrounding us, as daylight fades,
with the brightness of the vesper light; and we implore you of your
great mercy that, as you enfold us with the radiance of this light, so you
would shine into our hearts the brightness of your Holy Spirit; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate
Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth
in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  

The Lighting of the Candles on the Altar in silence

Hymn                                                        O Trinity of blessed light                                                    H 29                                                                                   (Sung to The Eighth Tune)

The Invitory and Psalter                                                                                                                  BCP 117 

Hymn                                                         What star is this                                                                   H 124  

The Appointed Psalm, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, is found in the bulletin insert. Please read responsively by whole verse.  

The Lessons 

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah.                                                       Isaiah 60:1-6 

Hymn                                                          The people who in darkness walked                       H 126 

A reading from the letter to the Ephesians.                                Ephesians 3:1-12

Hymn                                                           Brightest and best                                                         H 117 
                                                                         (Verses 1, 4 and 5) 

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew.                       Matthew 2:1-12

The Word of the Lord.

A Reflection on Epiphany from Treasures Old and New, by Gail Ramshaw

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                                       BCP 120

The Prayers                                                                                                      BCP 121

Suffrages                                                                                                                                              BCP 122 

The Collect of the Day                                                                                      Insert

A Collect for Protection                                                                                                          BCP 124 

A Collect for the Presence of Christ                                                                              BCP 124 

A Collect for Mission                                                                                                                BCP 124

The General Thanksgiving                                                                          BCP 125 

Closing Hymn                                         As with gladness men of old                                    H 119  

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.


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), Roy Wright, Jr, 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, Carolyn & Elizabeth Nelson, Jan and Jeff Ward (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: Bill Jones

Serving in the Armed Forces

  Gordon Devine                                    Christopher Feliciano 

 David Locklerr                                       Daniel Vanpike                                              Joseph  George 

 Christopher R. DeHart                        Steven Lee 




The Feast of EPIPHANY 

January 6, 2015 11am  

Epiphany service Jan 6, 2015

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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