Keeping close while keeping our distance.
A weekly guide for this journey. Our destination: Big Love BACK By the Sea.

Volume 1, Issue 3, August 17, 2020

With the potential of hazardous weather this week,
this issue of Traveling Mercies is a little different.

Preparedness Tips:

You should stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period.
At a minimum, these supplies should include:

  • Several clean containers for water, large enough for a 3-5 day supply of water (about five gallons for each person).
  • A 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food.
  • A first-aid kit and manual.
  • A battery-powered radio, flashlights and extra batteries.
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets.
  • Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented,
    ordinary household chlorine bleach.
  • Prescription medicines and special medical needs.
  • Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers and other baby supplies.
  • Disposable cleaning cloths, such as “baby wipes,”
    for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available.
  • Personal hygiene supplies, such as soap, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables,
    maps, tools, a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc.


A Prayer for all of us as we await the storms to come:

O God, in you we find safety. As we prepare for the arrival of the storm, may we be gathered in the safety of your loving embrace. As we face the possibility of danger through lost power, damaged homes and churches, keep us and our dear ones safe. May your love for us unite us — and support us; and enable us to support those for whom danger breaches their hope. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Attention Bible Study Folks !!!

While we are limited to the number of people who can gather, we’re beginning to organize small groups for Bible Study. Let us know your preferences below

Moveable feasts are in full swing !

Wednesdays at 7pm
on the beach across from the church by the fire pit
and Sundays in the Courtyard at St. Peter’s at 8am.
–> Sign-up HERE <–
 so we can stay within the current diocesan guidelines for outdoor worship.

Since attendance is limited to 20 people, we ask that you choose only one service to attend so that everyone has a chance to attend
#biglovebythesea (literally)

Please note that as a service fills up, that option will no longer be available 

Blessings Under the Bell
Sundays 9am – 10am!

In between the Moveable Feasts at 8am, and the Streaming Services at 10:30am,
there’s a golden hour…
Join us in celebration under the bell tower !

+ Curbside Communion will be available
+ Drive by Blessings
+ Children Chiming the Big Bell
+ and, More !

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 Drop off at the church office


On-line Services
Sundays @ 10:30 am
Wednesdays @ 12:05 pm

Centering Prayer
Thursdays @ 5:30 pm

Moveable Feasts
Wednesdays @ 7pm on the beach
Sundays @ 8am Rite I in the Courtyard
*services that fill up
will not be an option on the form
SO, please sign up for only ONE 
service so that everyone has the same opportunity.

Blessings Under the Bell Tower
Sundays 9am – 10am

Looking ahead:
  August 30, 2020
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 16:21-28

Our church office is temporarily CLOSED !

Please call ahead for drop-offs as there is no secure way leave anything
Offerings made by check
should be mailed to:
St. Peter’s by-the-Sea
1909 15th street
Gulfport, MS 39501

Or, made on-line at:

August 2 – August 8

Kay Andre, 26th
Troy Grantham, 28th
Lucia Matheny, 28th
Johnnie Blake, 29th
Gini Fellows, 29th

Lonnie & Fran Burch, 29th

getting social

View our latest Streaming Offerings

Has your Big Love tee become threadbare?  not quite white anymore ? 

We have had some requests for a “re-issue” and after a re-design we have a lot more styles, colors and items to choose from. 
Design for light colors
Designs for dark colors


Sunday School Lessons
for the kids (and the young at heart):

Proper 16, Year A
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20

After much instruction, story-telling, miracles, encounters, and prayer, Jesus finally asks two big questions to his disciples – Who do people say the Son of Man is? And Who do you say that I  am. Whenever Jesus asks questions in the Gospels, it often has a way of marking an important teaching or an important moment, so we better pay attention. Questions are how Jesus can gauge how his mission in the world is going. Are the disciples and the people understanding who he is? What do they say about him and what he is doing? Who do they say he is?

Download the Lesson Plans for Proper 16

LPTW Proper 16, Year A, Younger Children
LPTW Proper 16, Year A, Older Children
LPTW Proper 16, Year A, Adult
LPTW Proper 16, Year A, All

*Crafts and Videos soon

“O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Contact Us
phone: 228.863.2611
address: 1909 15th Street
Gulfport, Ms 39501

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Kids and Teens join us each Sunday Afternoon for EYC