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St. Peters Ready to Serve



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

July 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...


Although you are sovereign in strength, you judge with mildness,
and with great forbearance you govern us;
for you have power to act whenever you choose.






"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."






Week 9 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost,

July 16 – 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. Erika Takacs

as the celebrant this week.

Come and welcome Erika!

"Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes - The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning~





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!

“When we lift our hands in praise and worship, we break spiritual jars of perfume over Jesus. The fragrance of our praise fills the whole earth and touches the heart of God.”

~ Dennis Ignatius ~



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.






It is time to get ready

for the Bazaar

and your help is needed


Help wanted!!! Help needed!!!


St Peter's bazaar is getting close

Saturday, August 5th


What needs to be done &


you ask....???


Now through early August:

We need auction items -

gift baskets

gift certificates


Monday July 31st -

Wednesday August 2nd:

Drop off books


White Elephant items


Sorting - Pricing

9am - 12 noon


Bakery items

(to be delivered on Saturday morning)


Friday August 4th: 4pm

Set up tables, tents, etc.


Saturday August 5th: 7am

Set up merchandise

Drop off baked goods, etc.


Saturday August 5th: 9am – 1pm


After the bazaar is over:

Clean-up & breakdown of tents/tables


Need an idea for a gift basket?

Sports or event tickets

Wine& cheese (or just wine)



Craft items

Baby items

Kids toys

Pet items

Pasta dinner items

Kitchen/Baking utensils


Grill items

Spa items

Beach items

Golf items

Sports items


Car wash items

Candles, picture frames, etc.

Rental property off-season weekend rental

Boat trips

Flowers, plants, garden items

Back to school items

Rainy day items (cards, games, etc.)


No time to put together a gift basket?

Please consider making a donation.


St Peter's by the Sea,

PO Box 261,

Cape May Point NJ 08212


Unable to be in Cape May Point to help?

Please consider recruiting family &/or friends.

Please consider making a donation.


Your assistance is appreciated

and will help make

the bazaar a huge success.


Come and Celebrate with us!

Bring your friends

Bring yourself

Enjoy yourself at the greatest event

in Cape May Point in August!

(Best hot dogs in the universe!)





Calendar of Events

Event Date


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 7 Proper 11A track 1

Genesis 28:10-19a

Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23


Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30,36-43






The Archbishop of Canterbury's

Easter 2017 Sermon

by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

"Today across Egypt, but most poignantly at St George’s church Tanta and St Mark’s church Alexandria, God’s people have already gathered to worship the One who was dead and is now alive. Seven days after the horrendous bomb attacks on these Christian communities the resurrection will be proclaimed and experienced. Because the church is established by this day.

It happened: the testimony of the witnesses whose words we have just heard is clear, and the history decisive. Christian faith is not a cause where the fallen standard is picked up and carried by others, who sense that the flesh is gone but the spirit goes on.

Christian faith starts with One who literally (that misused word) rose from the dead. This is an event for Jesus. Laid stone cold dead in Joseph’s tomb on Friday, on Sunday morning the tomb is empty, he is physically, bodily, tangibly alive. Why would we presume to know better than these first witnesses what took place?

It happened: the witnesses are those who met him. Today the calling of every Christian is to be a witness to the Resurrection. It is the calling of the church as a body to testify to this event as the event of history, the second big bang (Rowan Williams).

The greatest mystery is that the greatest event went almost unnoticed and spread to conquer the known world without drawing a sword, without taking a life, winning an election or starting a campaign.

The women whose story is told in Matthew’s gospel find that their lives have not just shifted on their axis, have not just got a bit more meaningful, or been given a new perspective; they find a new beginning for a new world because it happened. To find the sun rising in the west would be less of a change than has occurred in the resurrection.

At the resurrection the world did not merely shift, a new world emerged in embryo, in which all is right and each of us who are witnesses to the resurrection have begun to experience it, a world which will be completed when Christ returns. Before we have met the risen Jesus we are living as if in a dream, in a false vision of reality.

Consider the women; they thought death ruled, that despair had conquered, that stones could not be moved. They were wrong on everything. Death was conquered, despair fled, the stone was rolled away.

Because God acted and raised Jesus everything is different: we know the truth about God, through the resurrection. The cross revealed the love of God, the resurrection reveals the truth of Jesus, that He is God and human, both fully, both at once. The Preacher to the Papal Household, Fr Raniero di Cantalamessa, said last week, “The resurrection is God’s powerful ‘yes’, his ‘Amen’, to the life of His son Jesus”.

The resurrection is a reality that changes everything in our lives. “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2). Everything we are and own and see is to be lived, and held and understood through the resurrection.

But be under no illusion, this is utterly counter to how the world runs itself, and so we live in the now of a world in which the resurrection has happened, and the not yet of a world where there is still evil.

Christians in Egypt live surrounded by bombs and terror. We and those we love know the grim, grey moments of illness, suffering, arguments, poverty, ill health mental and physical, prison, guilt and failure. We experience a world of pain and despair, grief and death.

But, the words Jesus says on that first Easter day he says to you and me now; ‘Do not be afraid’. These things overshadow our lives because we fear they may have the last word. These things lie, they deceive, they pretend to have power that they do not have, when they say they are final.

There is only one finality: Jesus the crucified one is alive. In the hard journeys we all face, in every moment of loss, the community of witnesses to the resurrection must come alongside and, with love and gentleness, bring restoration and hope.

The church, all of us, is that community. The world around us unknowingly awaits our testimony to the new world of which they may dream, but that they have not yet known. In our world today the only certain ground for hopeful expectation is the news of today; it happened, Jesus is alive.



Welby, Justin. "Easter Message 2017." Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury. 04 16, 2017. (accessed 07 20, 2017).