Fishin' Lines


St. Peters Ready to Serve



a newsletter for the Friends of St. Peter's by-the-Sea, Cape May Point

June 21, 2017

A House of Prayer for all people

Serving Jesus Christ and the Community of Cape May Point for 138 Years


Follow me and I will teach you to fish for people...


You, O Lord, are good and forgiving



"The hardest spiritual work

in the world is to love

the neighbor as the self -

to encounter another human being

not as someone you can








or control,

but simply as someone

who can spring you

from the prison of yourself,

if you will allow it."


~ Barbara Brown Taylor




Week 4 at St. Pete’s!



You are invited to come and join us at

St. Peters by-the-Sea, Cape May Point this week.

We will have two services for the Third Sunday after Pentecost,

June 25 – 9 AM and 11 AM.

The 9 AM service is Holy Eucharist Rite II without music,

while the 11 AM service is Holy Eucharist Rite I with music.


Please come and enjoy the beauty of worshipping at St. Peters by-the-Sea!



We welcome Rev. Hillary West

as the celebrant this week.

Come and welcome Hilary back to St. Peters!

"The Gospel is a very dangerous idea. We have to see how much of that dangerous idea we can perform in our own lives. There is nothing innocuous or safe about the Gospel. Jesus did not get crucified because he was a nice man."

~ Walter Brueggemann






There is a spot at St. Peters for you.

Please come and celebrate with us!

Worship Assistants and others needed

We need people to sign up, volunteer, or otherwise make themselves known to be

ushers, readers, chalice bearers for both services on Sunday mornings (9 and 11)

People are needed to serve juice after the 11:00 service.

If you have an inclination to provide any of these services, we'd love to hear from you!




Come and join the Choir

Is this the year when the rejoicing inside you can come out with St. Peters Choir?

Sunday morning St. Peters has a choir to enhance the worship at the 11 AM service

If you like to sing, make yourself known to Beth Paulosky our organist and choir leader

And she will be glad to include you in the choir.

Rehearsal starts at 10 AM on Sundays

St. Augustine said those who sing pray twice!

"I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity... to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that."

Paul McCartney



When you come to worship this week and every week…

  • Please bring
  • a canned good
  • or other nonperishable food item.

St. Peters supports the Cape May County Food Bank

It is hard to remember, when we are surrounded by such abundance,

that there are needs close to us in the community of Cape May County.

You will see the collection on the porch.

Please help.




Cape May Point Churches

to Hold Walking Tour

The historic churches

and retreat houses

of Cape May Point

are holding a free,


walking tour on Sunday afternoon,

July 9, from 12:30 to 3 o’clock.

Volunteers will be available

at each site to answer questions

about its historical significance

and current use.


Participating institutions include

Beadle Memorial Chapel;

St. Agnes RC Church;

Union Chapel;

the Marianist Family Retreat Center;

St. Peter’s by the Sea

St. Mary’s by the Sea


Those interested in taking the tour may

start at any of the participating locations, where they will receive a map and guide.


Refreshments will be offered.

The event will take place rain or shine.

For further information,

please call 609-898-0536.




We could use volunteers for this event

If you available, please make yourself known at church on Sunday.

Thanks for showing the hospitality that St. Peters and Cape May Point is known for!





Calendar of Events

Event Date



Pentecost 3 - June 25 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 4 - July 2 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 5 - July 9 9 & 11 AM

Church tours -- 12:30 - 3

Pentecost 6 - July 16 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 7 - July 23 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 8 - July 30 9 & 11 AM

Bazaar - August 5 9 - 1 on the church lawn

Pentecost 9 (Transfiguration) - August 6 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 10 - August 13 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 11 - August 20 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 12 - August 27 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 13 - September 3 9 & 11 AM

Trustees Meeting - September 9 9 AM at the church

Pentecost 14 - September 10 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 15 - September 17 9 & 11 AM

Pentecost 16 - September 24 9 & 11 AM



The Readings for this Sunday - Pentecost 3: Proper 7A track 1


Genesis 21:8-21

Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Romans 6:1b-11

Matthew 10:24-39







To Seek Christ

By David Adam


"To be able to make

room in your life

for another - especially the stranger - is

the greatest gift.

We need to teach

ourselves to give others

our undivided attention.

Often we call

'there is no room in the inn';

no room in our hearts, minds or homes.

It is when we open

ourselves to the other

who comes to us

that the great Other

also seeks to enter our lives.

Jesus still says, 'Where two or three come together...I am there.'


To see Christ in others

is the beginning of

a great adventure:

to discover that we do not

possess Him,

but that He comes

and possesses us.

We do not need to

bring Christ to people

to discover

His Presence in them.


The incarnation is

about God who comes,

who 'invades' our world

and is discovered among us.

It is not that we possess Him,

it is that He possess us.


Adam, David. "To Seek Christ." In The Cry of the Deer: Meditations on the Hymn of St. Patrick, by David Adam, 27-28. London: SPCK, 1987.