The MOVEABLE FEAST Wednesdays at 7pm on the beach across from the church by the fire pit! Sundays in the Courtyard at St. Peter’s at 8am. Sign-up below so we can stay within the current diocesan guidelines for outdoor worship. We are doing our dead level best to be safe and responsible while accessing the blessing of the blessed sacrament! So please sign-up, wear your mask, bring a beach chair or blanket, throw some air-high fives around, and worship with us! #biglovebythesea (literally)
*** Our first Wednesday is full !!!
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.
A few words from Father Patrick Sanders and Lent Arts sign-up form
Over the nearly nine years that I have served as rector of St. Peter’s By The Sea, I have found the rhythm of worship in this place to be restorative and inspiring, calming and redemptive. It is not an understatement to say that it is a great help in my own life as I navigate all that it means to be a person of faith in the world we share. So, this Lenten season I have decided it would be a particular blessing to take a deep dive into this rhythm and look closely at the various ways in which we pray as a community here by the sea. We will look at Sunday worship, Compline, Healing, Baptism, and more. Each Sunday at 9:30 in the Parish Hall we’ll discuss the history of these prayers, what they have meant to others, and what they mean to us. I hope that you will take this opportunity to learn more and about the ways we pray! You might even find some ways to pray you’ve been missing!
This year’s schedule
February 24th, 9am – Noon : Painting with Prayers
A calligraphy workshop We’ll work in different styles of lettering, including traditional calligraphy. Paper, pens, examples and worksheets will be provided. Bring your favorite verse and your imagination.
March 2nd, 9am – Noon : Rosaries
Probably the most popular workshop we offer,
the Anglican Rosary class is back. Wooden beads, instruction and prayers provided.
March 9th, 9am – Noon : Gelli Plate Monoprinting
A modern twist on a classic art form. We’ll explore different techniques of creating unique prints. Plates, paper, paint and more provided.
March 16th, 9am – Noon : Finger Labyrinths
Another favorite, we’ll use embroidery to create a meditative tool. You might be familiar with the use a walking labyrinth. Imagine a handheld version. Paper or fabric versions available. We’ll provide all of the supplies.
March 23rd, 9am – Noon : Weaving Mandalas
An elaborate version of the Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye) we all made in camp. We’ll use colorful strands and dowels to create beautiful mandalas. All materials and examples provided.
Questions ? Contact Gail by text: 228-760-0179 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.