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 !!!

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Good People,

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!

Father Patrick

Past Services

Sunday, August 2nd at 10:30am

Live from the National Cathedral

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.

Sunday, July 26th at 8:00am

Rite I with no Music

“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)

Wednesday, July 15th at 12:05pm

Enriching our Worship and Healing Prayers with Music

“To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”

Sunday, July 5th at 8am

Rite 1 Service with no music

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Wednesday, July 8th at 12:05pm

Enriching our Worship and Healing Prayers with Music

“For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self.”

SUNDAY, June 28th at 10:30am

Enriching Our Worship (A supplement to BCP utilizing more modern language) Musical Selections featuring soloists and JT Anglin*

WEDNESDAY, July 1st 12:05pm

Litany of Healing and Holy Eucharist Mixed Bag of Music*

SUNDAY, June 21st at 10:30am

Traditional Rite II Music from the 1982 Hymnal*

WEDNESDAY, June 24th 12:05pm

Traditional Rite I No Music (the typical 8am service)

SUNDAY, June 14th at 10:30am

Enriching Our Worship (A supplement to BCP utilizing more modern language) Secular Musical Selections from our Music Masses including John Prine, the Beatles, Beach Boys and more*

WEDNESDAY, June 17th 12:05pm

Rite II Music from Camp and Cursillo Songbooks*

SUNDAY, June 7th at 10:30am

Traditional Rite I No Music (the typical 8am service)

WEDNESDAY, June 10th 12:05pm

Traditional Rite II Music from the 1982 Hymnal*

Please be aware of the following:

    • Everyone attending a service should have registered in advance (see below for more on why this is so important) and will be checked in upon arrival.
    • We are asking that everyone wear a mask.
      Cloth masks will be provided for those arriving without them.
      This simple act not only protects parishioners, but the vulnerable loved ones that they will return home to.
    • Communion will be in one kind: the Body of our Lord.
      Designated stations will be used to maintain space between communicants.
    • Entrance, exit, pews, seating and communion stations will be marked accordingly to maintain physical distance for those NOT living in the same household.
    • Hand sanitizer will be liberally distributed throughout the church in easily accessible locations.
    • Printed materials will include the entirety of the services.
      Prayer books and Hymnals will not be available in the pews at this time but attendees are encouraged to bring either a personal BCP or an electronic device for accessing the bulletin (available each week to download from our website)
    • The Peace will be shown by non-contact means.
      Air hugs, heart hands, peace signs, curtsies and jazz hands are all acceptable.
    • The offering plates will not be passed but placed near the exit and a QR code will be included in our printed material for on-line giving.
    • At this time, we will not have Fellowship Gatherings (coffee hour) or Adult Formation (Sunday School) and the nursery will not be available.

*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).

Please note:
  • St. Peter’s is undergoing a rigorous cleaning and sanitization prior to our re-opening and subsequently between each service following the guidelines set forth by the CDC/EPA (link)

  • We are following the “Safe Worship” guidelines issued by our Governor (link)

  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 after attending a service should contact St. Peter’s immediately so that everyone at that service may be notified. THIS is what contact tracing is and the reason we MUST have an accurate list of everyone in attendance at each service.

  • And, remember, for everyone’s safety, progression toward fully reopening may be halted at any time if an increased risk of spreading COVID-19 occurs.

Information on Outreach activities such as Biscuit Brigade and Sunday Sack Lunch Bunch will be available soon.
Vacation Bible School will not be offered this year BUT… watch this space for on-line summer activities for our kids.

*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

Good People,
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 Sunday we will look at Holy Eucharist Rite One or, as some call it, the Early Service 
See y’all at church! Big Love!
Father Patrick 

LENT-urgical Arts Workshops Sign-Up Form

Let us know you're coming !

Choose each classes you will be attending by clicking the title.
The cost for each class is a suggested donation of $20 each to cover supplies.

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: for more info.

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