First Sunday after the Epiphany

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Bulletin Date: January 11, 2015 5:00 am

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First Sunday after the Epiphany, 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                                I sing the almighty power of God                               H 398   

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation                                                                                                                         BCP 355 

Song of Praise                                          All creatures of our God and King                             H 400
                                                                        (Verses 1-3, 7)             

The Collect of the Day                                                                                                                             Insert 

Old Testament                                         Genesis 1:1-5

Psalm                                                           Psalm 29                                                                          BCP 620

Epistle                                                         Acts 19:1-7

Sequence Hymn                                      This is the Spirit’s entry now                                       Insert 

Gospel                                                          Mark 1:4-11                                                         

The Sermon                                                                                                  The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks  

The Renewal of Baptism Vows                                                                                                      BCP 292 

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                                            I Surrender All                                              St. Peter’s Choir

Eucharistic Prayer B                                                                                                                           BCP 367 

Sanctus                                                                                                                                                            S 130 

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                                BCP 364 

The Breaking of the Bread                                                                                                               BCP 364 

Fraction Anthem                                       Jesus Lamb of God                                                           S 161

The Communion of the People of God

Communion Hymn                                  Shall we gather at the river                               LEVAS 141 

Post-Communion Prayer                                                                                                                 BCP 365 

The Blessing                                              

Closing Hymn                                            We know that Christ is raised                                    H 296 




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 – Susan Tilt (Jan. 7), Betty Kunstmann (Jan. 9 ) ,Marilyn Newman (Jan. 11) , Terri Harrison (Jan. 12), Chris Fisher (Jan. 14), Cookie Davis (Jan. 15)  

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 

January Food Distribution  please bring any kind of dry pasta by Sun., Jan. 18 (spaghetti, elbow macaroni, rotini, penne, etc., ) and spaghetti sauce for our January food distribution, which will take place on Wed., January 21st from 3:30PM to 5PM.

Serving God and the church. Please sign up on the bulletin insert and place it in the offering plate this week or next. We will have trainings for each of these positions.

St Peter’s Pasta Night for the younger members of our congregation. Friday, January 16th, 5PM. This is a chance for the younger families in our congregation to gather for food, fun and fellowship. Callie will be there to provide an activity for the children . Please let Catherine know if you plan to attend. (540) 809-7489 or

Our annual congregational meeting and Vestry elections will take place next Sunday, Jan. 18. Come hear the stories of all that we have accomplished as a parish during this past year and to receive updates on our life together as a parish.

Vestry nominations — During the Congregational meeting we will elect two new Vestry members. Elizabeth Heimbach and Becky Fisher have both offered to stand for election. Additional nominations can be made by contacting any member of the Vestry. Please make sure the person you would like to nominate is willing to run before you nominate.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is from Jan 17-25 . The theme is “Jesus said to her: "Give me to drink" (John 4:7)? The link to the readings and prayers are on

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

• Mon., Jan. 12, 4pm – Vestry

• Wed., Jan. 14, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

• Wed., Jan. 14, 5pm – Youth Group

• Fri.,  Jan. 16, 5pm – St. Peter’s Pasta Night for young aduults (20’s, 30’s)

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, 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.

Carol Whitcomb, (aunt of Becky Fisher), Richard Morgan (grandfather of Kimberly Fisher), 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.

Serving in the Armed Forces

  Gordon Devine                                    Christopher Feliciano 

 David Locklerr                                       Daniel Vanpike                                              Joseph  George 

 Christopher R. DeHart                        Steven Lee 




First Sunday after the Epiphany 

January 11, 2015 11am  

“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."- Mark 1:9-11

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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