In-Person Worship is Suspended !

Good People,
 
This morning, on the heels of Dr. Dobb’s statement yesterday regarding Covid19 recommendations, Bishop Brian Seage has suspended all in-person worship and gatherings for churches in our diocese. I have included his letter to us in this email.
 
It would be an understatement to say I am heartbroken. I support his decision as I believe he is acting out of faith and concern for the well being of our people. Still, it hurts. I miss full church services. I miss the noise rattling off the walls of the parish hall. Most of all, I miss you. 
 
I am certain of this though. Our God is a God of the Wilderness! Our God is a God of liberation and grace! Our God is a God of victory and joy! Our God hurts with us. Our God rejoices with us. Our God cries with us. Our God waits with us. Our God is an incarnational God. One with us. Those basic truths cannot be suspended.
 
I love each of you so big. Be safe.
 

Father Patrick

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2021 Lenten Program begins
“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 will cover Dignity in many forms.
Join us through the link below:

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

Worshiping with us !

Upcoming streaming services

Previous streaming services

For the Kids

In Genesis 12, God called Abram and Sarai (later named Abraham and Sarah) to move far away to a new land. God asked him to leave behind the comfort of home for somewhere new.

Key points:

  • We should always obey God.
  • We should trust God for the next step, even when we do not know the destination.
  • Faith involves both trust and action.

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

The Bishop’s
guidelines are : 
50% capacity,
maintain social distancing
and mask wearing should be observed.
There will be no on-line reservations
only a sign -up sheet upon arrival at each service.
 

Let’s Spread the Love without
spreading the Covid
by spreading out !

Revised Worship
Schedule
12:05 pm Wednesday
In-person and
LIVE Streaming Litany of Healing

11:00 am Thursday
LIVE Streaming
Centering Prayer with Rev. Liz

8:00 am Sunday
Rite I In-person and
LIVE Streaming Service

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

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 !

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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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/ / CHILDREN, Children's Programs, YOUTH

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.

In-Person Worship Suspended Weekly Streaming Schedule

In-Person Worship Returns

The Bishop’s
guidelines are : 
50% capacity,
maintain social distancing
and mask wearing should be observed.
There will be no on-line reservations
only a sign -up sheet upon arrival at each service.
 

Let’s Spread the Love without
spreading the Covid
by spreading out !

Revised Worship
Schedule
12:05 pm Wednesday
In-person and
LIVE Streaming Litany of Healing

11:00 am Thursday
LIVE Streaming
Centering Prayer with Rev. Liz

8:00 am Sunday
Rite I In-person and
LIVE Streaming Service

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

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

<< Feb 2021 >>
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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 1 2 3 4 5 6
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