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Welcome to our Parish

St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is a faith community that seeks to equip and nurture persons to live out the love of God and to share the message of Jesus Christ through servant ministry to the greater community.

We respect the dignity of all persons regardless of national origin, race, gender, age or sexual orientation, and welcome and encourage them to participate fully in all areas of our parish life.

Our worship and all of our common life together centers on the Holy Eucharist, which we share together each Sunday. Jesus shared bread and wine with his first followers and we believe that his risen presence can be found in this Sacrament.

Come discover and enjoy a people with open hearts, open minds, and open arms. Whatever situations you may face, there is a place for you in the caring, supportive environment of St. Peter’s by-the-Sea.

Our worship is open, thoughtful,
reverent and inspiring.

Rooted in Tradition

In 1902, St. Peter’s was recognized by the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi as an organized mission. On  January 21, 1921, St. Peter’s became a parish. Throughout its life, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea has been involved in the ...
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Adult, Youth and Children’s Formation

We offer a variety of thought provoking, interactive programs for everyone be they young or old. We recognize that individuals in different stages of life have different needs. Our Christian formation programs ...
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We explore vital questions of faith, ethics, life, spirituality
and human growth in Christ.

Outreach, Evangelism and Community Involvement

St. Peter’s by-the-Sea has a long history of active participation in our community. As a downtown church who understands the nature of Christ’s command to be in this world, we ...
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Community

We gather as a family. Young or old, there is a place for all at our table. We believe that the community is the missing link in our lives today. People are ...
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Rooted in Tradition

In 1902, St. Peter’s was recognized by the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi as an organized mission. On  January 21, 1921, St. Peter’s became a parish. Throughout its life, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea has been involved in the community: from opening its parish hall to Gulfport Little Theater productions in the 1930’s, to feeding the hungry during the Depression and becoming a headquarters for the distribution of information and relief after Hurricane Camille in 1969. After recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Camille, St. Peter’s continued to grow and prosper throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. On June 26, 2000, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea consecrated the Gothic style building at our present address on Beach Drive. On August 29, 2005, ...
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Adult, Youth and Children’s Formation

We offer a variety of thought provoking, interactive programs for everyone be they young or old. We recognize that individuals in different stages of life have different needs. Our Christian formation programs are an opportunity to ask questions, to enrich faith, and to support all persons in their spiritual journey. We offer a full set of classes for every age group, providing fun and interesting instruction in the Christian faith and life. Children also have the opportunity throughout the year to participate in a variety of enrichment activities and outreach projects. We offer excellent programming for our youth (grades 6-12) that is designed to ...
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We explore vital questions of faith, ethics, life, spirituality
and human growth in Christ.

Outreach, Evangelism and Community Involvement

St. Peter’s by-the-Sea has a long history of active participation in our community. As a downtown church who understands the nature of Christ’s command to be in this world, we support a number of local ministries that help feed, clothe and minister to those in need. You will find our parishioners serving on boards, helping deliver meals and building homes. We believe the church must exist outside her walls ...
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Community

We gather as a family. Young or old, there is a place for all at our table. We believe that the community is the missing link in our lives today. People are scattered and worn thin while seeking a niche or place to belong. Ours is a place where all children can be known by name; where the stranger is greeted warmly; diversity is embraced; and the suffering may find a place of solace and hope. From parish suppers and book discussions to annual festivals and special celebrations, we gather in Jesus Christ to strengthen  one another for service in our community ...
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/ / Community, COMMUNITY

We believe a church must be in mission to seek and serve all people in the name of Jesus Christ.

A LOOK BACK
AT HOLY WEEK 2021

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2021 Lenten Program
“Will you strive for justice and peace among all people,
and respect the dignity of every human being?
I will, with God’s help.” 
[BCP Baptismal Covenant]

This year’s topic for Lenten discussion covered Dignity in many forms.
Links below:

Worshiping with us !

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:
June 20, 2021
8am Rite I
download service bulletin

9:15am Vestry Meeting in the Parlor
9:30am  School of Song with  JT Anglin
10:30am Rite II
download service bulletin

Third Sunday after Pentecost:
June 13, 2021
8am Morning Prayer

9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Morning Prayer

3pm Holy Eucharist with Baptism, Confirmations and more
Followed by Crawfish Boil

Wednesday
June 9, 2021
10:30 Bible Study
12:05 Litany of Healing
1pm Streaming Via Media: The Middle Way

Second Sunday after Pentecost:
June 6, 2021

Rite I in-person only
download Rite I bulletin

Final Inquirer’s Class
 at 9:30am
ZOOM LINK*

Streaming link for 10:30am

Recent Streamed Services

Second Sunday after Pentecost:
June 6, 2021


Pentecost Sunday
May 23, 2021

Annual Parish Meeting 
and Pot Luck Brunch
Between Services at 9:30

Traveling Mercies June 7, 2021

Facebook FEED

In-Person Worship Suspended Weekly Streaming Schedule

In-Person Worship Returns

Masking and Social distancing are NOT required for fully vaccinated people

Read the Bishop’s
guidance here


Worship Schedule

10:30 am Wednesday
Bible Study

12:05 pm Wednesday
Litany of Healing
In-person in the Chapel

1pm Via Media Streaming

8:00 am Sunday
Rite I In-person only

9:30 am Sunday
School

10:30 am Sunday
Rite II In-Person and
LIVE Streaming Service

big love distant

Previous Streaming Services

The Latest News

Contact

Phone: 228-863-2611
Email:  stpetersbythesea@bellsouth.net
Address: 1909 15th Street
Gulfport, MS  39501

Let’s get social !

Calendar of Events

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Traveling Mercies May 17, 2021

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND NURSERY ARE BACK

~ Kid’s Sunday School between services (9:30am)
~ Nursery is back for 10:30am service ONLY
~ Children’s Church at 10:30 

Traveling Mercies – May 10, 2021

St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, Gulfport, MS     Keeping close while keeping our distance.   A weekly guide for this journey. Our destination: Big Love BACK By the Sea. May 10, 2021 The Good News Upcoming Ascension Day is Thursday May 13th   Church capacity has been raised to 75% We look forward to seeing you at one of […]

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Saturday in Easter Week

WE HAVE ARRIVED ! “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” FORWARD DAY BY DAY Meditation for April  10, 2021              Saturday in Easter Week Mark 16:15 And [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the […]

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Per Bishop Seage’s updated worship guidelines

~ Sunday Mornings Rite I* at 8am and Rite II* at 10:30am 
~ Wednesday Litany of Healing* at 12:30pm
~ Moveable Feast, Wednesdays on the Beach start time TBA
~ Bible Study, Wednesdays at 10:30am

May 16, 2021
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Inquirers’ Class at 9:30 am :
ZOOM LINK 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81052664554
  Week 6 will focus on Hymnody, the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs. Our own choir master and organist, JT Anglin will lead the discussion of our use of music in worship.

May 12, 2021
Bible Study at 10:30 am

believe i can fly

May 9, 2021
Sixth Sunday of Easter

LOVE ME JOHN 15

9:30am Inquirers’ Class: The Good Book and its role in building the Book integral to our worship.

Word and WOrship

May 5, 2021
Bible Study 10:30 am

May 2, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Deacon’s Mass

Inquirers’ Class: Church History 101 and
the Order of the Deaconate

VINES-BRANCHES

April 28, 2021
Bible Study 10:30 am

April 25, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Easter

good shepherd

April 21, 2021

April 18, 2021
Third Sunday of Easter

PEACE TO YOU

Coastwide EYC Crawfish Boil
4p at Trinity in-the-Pass

April 14, 2021

April 11, 2021
The Second Sunday of Easter
“Thomas Sunday”

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Holy Week schedule of services and much more… 

Saturday, March 278:30a.m.Making Palm Crosses
Meet in the Parish Hall to ready palms and make crosses
Palm Sunday, March 288am and 10:30amPalm Sunday Services
There will be no processional
Palm Sunday, March 285:00p.m.Holy Week Lessons and Carols
Performances include our Hand Bell Choir, J.T. Anglin and some of his students
Wednesday, March 315:30p.m.Stations of the Cross
Attendees will remain seated during readings

Paschal Triduum
Maundy Thursday, April 15:30p.m.Holy Eucharist and
Stripping of the Altar

no foot washing
Good Friday, April 2Noon and 5:30pmGood Friday Services
No Holy Eucharist
, Saturday, April 3 7:22p.m
(sunset)

The Great Easter Vigil 
There will be no gathering outside with “kindling of the Easter Fire” pit.


Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4 7:00a.mRite I service
9:00a.m.Family Eucharist (Rite II with Children’s Church)
followed by Easter Egg Hunt
10:30a.m.Rite II service

* We are offering 4 Easter Services *
We are asking parishioners choose one service to attend
so that everyone wanting to attend may do so without exceeding our 50% limit
* All services will be live streamed

* Volunteers Needed *
– to make palm crosses 3/27 @ 8:30am in the Parish Hall
– readers for Station of the Cross 3/31 @ 5:30pm
– readers, servers and ushers for all services
– help wiping down surfaces after each service

* Filled plastic Easter Eggs *
We need eggs (no chocolate please) and
volunteers to hide eggs during the 9am Easter Sunday

If you are able to help with any of these please contact the church office by phone: (228) 863-2611 please leave a message
or by email: stpetersbythesea@bellsouth.net or contact@stpetersbytheseagulfport.com

MOST RECENT SERVICES

Upcoming Lent Discussion

There will be no Live stream from St. Peter’s this Sunday.
We will be posting feeds from the National Cathedral and others.
Watch this space for links. Thank you +

Previous streaming services

For the Kids

This week’s lesson continues from God calling Abraham and Sarah and focuses on the fulfilment of His promise.

Key points:

  • Patience – We need to wait on God.

  • We can trust God even though things don’t happen straight away.

  • God will do what He promises.

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Love Bible lesson for Kids. Learn about God's love and how we are called to love others

FROM TRUWAY KIDS 

As a special lesson for Valentine’s day, we will be looking at love. Our lesson will include some key Bible passages on love.

Key Points:

  • True love comes from God.
  • God’s love for us.
  • Our love for others.

Christmas Week Services

*Streaming services will be offered using these links:

Our latest Streaming Services

Centering Prayer

Remember… there is a seat for everyone at God’s table,
 but St. Peter’s by-the-Sea requests an RSVP !

Please sign up for any of our offerings
using the Sign-up form.
Safe Worship Guidelines will be observed.

Worship Service Sign-up Form

Wednesday Bible Study has Returned

Wednesday Mornings @ 10:30am
Please sign up below !

Moveable Feasts

Wednesday evenings on the beach across from the church by the fire pit. 10/21 start at 5:30pm
**Service times will be adjusted for shortening days    Sign-up HERE

Blessings Under the Bell Tower

Sundays 9am – 10am
+ Curbside Communion
+ Sunday School to-go
+ Drive-by Blessings

In-Person Worship Suspended Weekly Streaming Schedule

In-Person Worship Returns

Masking and Social distancing are NOT required for fully vaccinated people

Read the Bishop’s
guidance here


Worship Schedule

10:30 am Wednesday
Bible Study

12:05 pm Wednesday
Litany of Healing
In-person in the Chapel

1pm Via Media Streaming

8:00 am Sunday
Rite I In-person only

9:30 am Sunday
School

10:30 am Sunday
Rite II In-Person and
LIVE Streaming Service

big love distant

Previous Streaming Services

The Latest News

Contact

Phone: 228-863-2611
Email:  stpetersbythesea@bellsouth.net
Address: 1909 15th Street
Gulfport, MS  39501

Let’s get social !

Calendar of Events

<< Jun 2021 >>
SMTWTFS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
Upcoming
  • No events

EYC FALL 2020 KICK-OFF

Sunday, October 4, 5pm  at St. Mark’s
for more info and to sign up:
  https://stpetersbytheseagulfport.com/eyc-fall-kick-off