Most recent and upcoming offerings
Late last night (Monday, July 13th) Bishop Seage let clergy know that he was adjusting his restrictions on in-person worship. Given the new numbers (10 indoors) it makes the most sense for us to suspend in-person worship for the time being. This is difficult because we were really getting into a little rhythm but I think it is necessary. I also support our bishop and am grateful for his direction.
Words cannot describe how deeply I miss each of you. We will still be on-line Sunday mornings and Wednesdays at noon. I will try very hard to create a diversity of on-line worship experiences so that we feed each heart! I am so aware that we worship with all five senses and virtual worship doesn’t touch us in the same, complete way as being in our space. I find some peace in knowing that when Jesus found the crowd or the circumstances too overwhelming he would get in a boat and preach from a distance.
Virtual connection is just our boat! It is not the destination.
Faith, patience, persistence, and grace will get us home!
Big Love or Bust!
Feast of the Transfiguration
O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully
transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the
disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and
you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom.”
Feast of Mary Magdalene
“I have seen the Lord!”
Jesus went out of the house and sat #bythesea (Matthew 13:1)
“To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
“For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self.”
Please be aware of the following:
*Musical offerings will include instrumentals or soloists.
Congregational and choral singing is discouraged as this could spread as much a cough or sneeze, for a prolonged period of time. Enjoy our soloists or feel free to hum along ! And remember…
The Lord hears the praises in your heart as well as those on your lips.
To insure anyone wanting to participate in an in-person service, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea is asking parishioners to select only one of the eight services to attend.*
Sign-up will be made through our website or by phone.
This reservation system will ensure we keep our attendance within the thresholds recommended.
With that said, we recommend anyone belonging to a vulnerable population (older adults, the immunocompromised, those with underlying conditions such as asthma or diabetes and others as defined at this CDC link) and anyone feeling ill should stay home for now.
All of our services will continue to be streamed on-line and we invite everyone to continue to worship with us virtually. If you are having trouble viewing our services on-line, or signing up for a service, please contact Gail (228-760-0179).
*Once everyone has had a chance to sign up for one service, we invite you to attend an additional service.