Third Sunday after the Epiphany, 11am

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Bulletin Date: January 25, 2015 5:00 am

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B 

Morning Prayer, Rite II

The Ringing of the Bell


Opening Hymn                                               There’s a wideness in God’s mercy                     H 470 

I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. Isaiah 49:6b                     

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor (Silence is kept)   

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.  

The Invitatory and Psalter 

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 earth is the Lord’s for he made it:

O come, let us adore him.

Venite   To God with gladness sing (sung to Darwall’s 148th)                                                             

To God with gladness sing, your Rock and Savior bless;
Into his temple bring your songs of thankfulness!
O God of might, to you we sing
Enthroned as King on heaven’s height!  

God cradles in his hand the heights and depths of earth;
God made the sea and land, God brought the world to birth!
O God most high, we are your sheep;
 On us you keep your shepherd’s eye!  

Your heavenly Father praise, acclaim his only Son,
Your voice in homage raise to him who makes all one!
O Dove of peace, on us descend
That strife may end and joy increase!

Psalm 62:6-14   (found in the Lectionary Insert)

A Reading from Jonah 3:1-5,10   (Lectionary Insert)

Canticle 1 A Song of Jonah, Jonah 2:2-7,9 (Said together in unison)

I called to you, O God, out of my distress, and you answered me;*
out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.
You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas,*
and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and billows passed over me.
Then I said, “I am driven away from your sight;*
how shall I ever look again upon your holy temple?”
The waters closed in over me, the deep was round about me;*
weeds were wrapped around my head at the roots of the
I went down to the land beneath the earth, *
yet you brought up my life from the depths, O God.
As my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, O God,*
and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.
With the voice of thanksgiving, I will sacrifice to you;*
what I have vowed I will pay, for deliverance belongs to the Lord!

A Reading from 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 (Lectionary Insert)

Canticle M A Song of Faith, 1 Peter 1:3-4, 18-21 (Said together in unison)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,*
by divine mercy we have a new birth into a living hope;
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,*
we have an inheritance that is imperishable in heaven.
The ransom that was paid to free us*
was not paid in silver or gold,
But in the precious blood of Christ,*
the Lamb without spot or stain.
God raised Jesus from the dead and gave him glory*
so that we might have faith and hope in God.

A Reading from from Mark 1:14-20 (Lectionary Insert)

The Sermon                                                                                                   The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgivenss of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Peace and Announcements

The Offertory                             Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult                    St. Peter’s Choir

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.


Show us your mercy, O Lord;

And grant us your salvation.

Clothe your ministers with righteousness;

Let your people sing with joy.

Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;

For only in you can we live in safety.

Lord, keep this nation under your care;

And guide us in the way of justice and truth.

Let your way be known upon earth;

Your saving health among all nations.

Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;

Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

Create in us clean hearts, O God;

And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

Collect for the 3rd Sunday in Epiphany

O God, you called your disciples and then prepared them for the coming of the Spirit through the teaching of your Son Jesus Christ: make our hearts and minds ready to receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit, that we may be filled with the strength of your presence. Send us out to do the work you have called us to do, in the power of the Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Mission

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom, 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 General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable 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 pray,give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Closing Hymn                              I have decided to follow Jesus                             LEVAS 136

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. Our communion bread is gluten free.

Happy Birthday – Joe Betchy (Jan. 25), Tyler Collins (Jan. 26)

A St. Peter’s Field Trip! On Monday, February 9th, we will take a field trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the exhibit, “Picturing Mary.” This exhibit of more than sixty works of images of the Virgin Mary, focuses on different aspects of Mary’s identity and her relationship to our Christian faith. Susan Tilt, professional artist, will lead our group through the exhibit. Admission to the museum is $10 for those under 65, $8 for students and those over 65. Youth 18 and under are free. Please let Catherine know (540) 809-7489 or by email if you would like to go. Deadline Feb. 1

Next Sunday, Feb. 1 – Souper Bowl collection for tackling hunger and poverty. It began 25 years ago with a simple prayer : “Lord as we enjoy the Super Bowl, help us to be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” We will collect money for our own monthly food distribution. For our February Village Harvest distribution, we’re collecting ingredients for chili, so please bring cans of kidney beans, or other type of beans, (you can also bring dried beans) and cans of tomatoes—diced or crushed.

Coming, Monday, Feb. 2 – Candlemas! Service at 7pm. In this service, we celebrate the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, forty days after the celebration of His birth. St Asaph’s will be joining us, and The Rev. Bambi Willis will be our celebrant. If you have candles in your home that you plan to use during the year, please bring them for the candle blessing.

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

• Wed., Jan. 28, 10am – Ecumenical Bible Study

• Wed., Jan. 28, 5:00pm – Youth group

• Sun., Feb., 1, 10:00am – Godly Play

• Sun., Feb., 1, 11:00am – Holy Eucharist,

• Sun., Feb. 1, 12:00pm – Coffee Hour

• Mon., Feb. 2, 7pm – Candlemas! service


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

823 Water Street PO Box 399, Port Royal, VA 22535

Website: Parish Office: (804) 742-5908

The Vestry

Laura Carey, Johnny Davis, Becky Fisher, Elizabeth Heimbach, Roger Key, Fred Pannell

Clarence Kunstmann, Treasurer & Elizabeth Heimbach Registrar

Brad Volland – Music Director & Organist

The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks, Priest- in- Charge

(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.

Mark Witt, Jose Gutierrez. Sue Lee, (friend of John Gilliland), 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, (family 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), 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

 Alexander Long V                                  Gordon Devine                                    Christopher Feliciano 

 David Locklerr                                       Daniel Vanpike                                              Joseph  George 

 Christopher R. DeHart                         Steven Lee                                               Jonathan Wilkerson 




ThiRD Sunday after THE EPIPHANY 

January 25, 2015, 11am  


“As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea– for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him" – Mark 1:16-17

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

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