St. Peter's/San Pedro Episcopal Church
Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 9am

St. Peter’s/San Pedro Episcopal Church

Seventh Sunday After Epiphany

February 20, 2022

Holy Eucharist Rite II

The Rev. Nathan W. Ives, Celebrant


First time at St. Peter’s / San Pedro? Please join us after the service for fellowship in our garden or Parish Hall and be sure and introduce yourself to Father Nathan and sign our guestbook. We are so glad to have you with us!


All children are most welcome here!  Noise or restlessness is not a concern. We have a children’s pew 2nd from the back, left side of the church with children’s books if you would like.


If you would like to have Holy Communion brought to you, please let our priest or a server know, and we would be happy to do so.


The Liturgy of the Word


Processional             Love divine, all loves excelling        Hymn 657


Opening Acclamation, BCP, 355

Collect for Purity

The Gloria, Hymnal, S280

The Collect of the Day

O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Old Testament Lesson, Genesis 45:3-11, 15 (this link will bring you to all of our readings)

The Psalm, Psalm 37:1-2, 41-42

Epistle, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

Sequence Hymn               Give thanks to life                      WLP 775

The Holy Gospel, Luke 6:27-38

Sermon, Father Nathan


The Nicene Creed, BCP, 358

Prayers of the People

Sisters and brothers, do to others as you would have them do to you. Let us pray for others, saying, “We have come before you, O God; and here will we wait for you.”


Merciful God, help us to love our enemies, to do good to those who hate us. It is a hard thing for us. Make us merciful, just as you are merciful.


We have come before you, O God; And here will we wait for you.


Holy God, make your justice shine like the noonday sun. Vindicate the meek; save the righteous; rescue those who find their refuge in you.


We have come before you, O God; And here will we wait for you.


We pray, Creator God, for those who experience the pangs of hunger. We cry to you for those dying of starvation. Bless them with provision. Give us a new appreciation for the abundance in our lives.

The congregation is invited to add their thanksgivings

We have come before you, O God; And here will we wait for you.


Heal families. Heal our families. Heal the families in our community. Mend our divisions. Make us ministers of reconciliation.


We have come before you, O God; And here will we wait for you.


Heal these bodies, O God, that you have made from the dust of the earth. Deliver us, and those for whom we now pray, from our infirmities. 


We especially pray for: Jamie, Ted, Isabel and family, Soraida, Ana, Hadi, Theresa, Nancy, Diane, Florrie, Rosario Espinal, Melecia, Joyce and Alison, Elaine, Chila, Vitoriano, Melecia, Xiomara, Kevin, Karley and their children, Nadia, Yvonne, Laurie, Sandy & Carl, Geoffrey, John Haskell, Ashley, Mary Hanks, Peter Getchell, Eleanor, Clarisa, Kelsey, Matt, David, Irene, Cosset Maria, Mara, Marangelis, Ennis, Albert, Linda, Aür, MaryBeth and Allison, Betty Ann, Corbin, Blanca, Gilberto, Emily, Lisa, Gretchen, Ana, Maria Estela Rosa, Andy, Evelyn, Doña Consuelo, Don Félix, Bob, Bill and Geri, Elia y Glenn, Tony, Louise, Charlie, John, Susan, Maria, Courtney, Celia, Amy, Jacquelyn Maria and Johnnie Mae.

We have come before you, O God; And here will we wait for you.


Raise in power those who have died in weakness, mighty Redeemer. Raise to imperishability those who have died in the flesh. Raise those whose bodies have returned to the dust to greater and eternal glory. We especially pray for Sarah, beloved wife of Father Ennis of St. Anne’s Lowell who died this week.


We have come before you, O God; And here will we wait for you.



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The Peace


The Holy Eucharist

Offertory Hymn I come with joy to meet my Lord, Hymn 304

Eucharistic Prayer B, BCP, 367

Sursum corda


The Lord’s Prayer, BCP, 364

The Breaking of the Bread, BCP, 364

Holy Communion

All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers are available, please ask at the altar if you need one. Anyone wishing a blessing in place of Holy Communion is encouraged to come forward and cross their arms at the altar.


Communion Hymn             Let us be bread  

Post Communion Prayer, BCP, 365

The Blessing

Recessional                 Let us go forth for God                   Hymn 347

The Dismissal

The music in this service is licensed by OneLicense # A707-401



The altar flowers are given this week to the Glory of God in remembrance of Carlos Alberto Sepulveda. The sanctuary candle is given this month in memory of departed members of the William Morday family. The Tower Lights are lit this month to the Glory of God in memory departed members of the Danek and MacDonald families.

If you would like to honor a loved one with altar flowers, sanctuary candle or tower lighting, please see Jinny Lavoie or Ana Nuncio.

Thank you!

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