a newsletter for the Friends of St.
Peter's by-the-Sea, Cape May Point
August 17, 2017
A House of Prayer for all people
Serving Jesus Christ and the Community of Cape May Point for 138 Years
me and I will teach you to fish for people...
the marvels God has done!
is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history,
which cuts without wounding and enobles
the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.."
Martin Luther King, Jr. ~
make it a habit...
can of food or two and help us stock the Food Banks
offering for the beauty of the Eclipse!
invited to come and join us at St. Peters by-the-Sea, Cape May
Point this week.
have two services for
eleventh Sunday after Pentecost,
– 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.
come and enjoy the beauty of worshipping at St. Peters by-the-Sea!
welcome Rev. Glenn Matis
as the celebrant this week.
welcome Glenn back
to St. Peters!
"To be a Christian without
prayer is no more possible than to be alive without
There is a spot at St. Peters for you.
come and celebrate with us!
Assistants and others needed
people to sign up, volunteer, or otherwise make themselves known
readers, chalice bearers for both services on Sunday mornings (9
are needed to serve juice after the 11:00 service.
have an inclination to provide any of these services, we'd love
to hear from you!
join the Choir
the year when the rejoicing inside you can come out with St. Peters
morning St. Peters
has a choir to enhance the worship at the 11 AM service
like to sing, make yourself known to Beth Paulosky our organist
and choir leader
will be glad to include you in the choir.
starts at 10 AM on Sundays
St. Augustine said
those who sing pray twice!
the mountains, sing to the sea
voices, lift your hearts
the day the Lord has made
the earth rejoice!
come to worship this week and every week…
or other nonperishable food
Peters supports the Cape May County Food Bank
hard to remember, when we are surrounded by such abundance,
that there are needs close to
us in the community of Cape
see the collection on the porch.
A Pastoral Letter from the
Bishop to the Diocese of New Jersey on Recent Events in
Feast of Jonathan Myrick Daniels – August 14, 2017
Dear People of the Diocese of New Jersey,
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome
evil with good….Romans 12:21
This past weekend great evil was manifested
Virginia, as white
American nationalist terrorists openly marched and fomented
violence, hatred, and murder. Unregulated militia in uniform,
carrying long-rifles, used the power of threat in an attempt to
intimidate those who oppose them. Imitating other terrorists in
other countries, Nazi-sympathizer and White Nationalist, 20-year
old James Alex Fields, Jr. allegedly used his car to mow
down 19 people, in addition to killing Heather Heyer who was there as a peaceful
demonstrator showing her opposition to the injustice and hatred
Fields and his companions spouted.
No one should be surprised by what happened
In our current political climate, so-called white supremacy,
white nationalism, neo-Nazism and the overt racism of the KKK
have been empowered and emboldened to spew hatred publicly and
without shame. Sadly, some counter-protesters allowed themselves
to be baited and responded to the violence with violence. There
is no moral equivalence, however. White nationalists and white
supremacists holding hateful, racist positions armed themselves
and came to Charlottesville
to instigate violence and hatred. They succeeded.
I was thankful for the clergy who were
present in Charlottesville,
including my colleagues in the Diocese of Virginia, The Right
Reverend Shannon Johnston, The Right Reverend Susan Goff, and
Right Reverend Ted Gulick. They went to
to pray, to evidence that authentic Christianity has no place for
the kind of hatred peddled by white supremacists and white
nationalists. They were resolute, calm and overtly non-violent.
It needs to be stated without equivocation
that racism, the tenets of white supremacy, white nationalism,
Nazism and similar ideologies cannot be reconciled with the
teachings of Jesus or the Christian faith. Those who claim
Christian identity while holding these types of views can only be
viewed as heretics and in error. As Episcopalians, we are sworn
to oppose these. Our baptismal promises allow no room for
Will you persevere in resisting evil and
whenever you sin, repent and return to the Lord?
Will you seek and serve Christ in all
persons loving your neighbor as yourself?
Will strive for justice and peace among all
people and respect the dignity of every human being?
(BCP pp. 304-305)
All are welcome in the Episcopal Church;
hatred and bigotry are not. Being clear with those who hold
hateful, bigoted views, or who act in hateful and bigoted ways,
that these views and actions are not acceptable and cannot be
harmonized with authentic Christian faith and living is an act of
love. A wise priest once said to me, “Sometimes ‘no’ is the
language of love.”
Sadly, racism and bigotry still infect not
only our nation, but also our Church and our diocese. With
society, we all still have much work to do. I will be consulting
with our Anti-Racism Commission and Team to consider how we might
deepen our work and be more effective in the days and weeks
Today, August 14 on the Church calendar, we
remember Jonathan Myrick Daniels, who as a seminarian went to Selma, Alabama
in 1965 to confront racism and oppression and who became a martyr
protecting a teenage African-American girl when he was killed by
a shotgun blast at the hand of a white supremacist.
On Saturday, Heather Heyer
joined Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Medgar
Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and a long list of martyrs – of
many races and creeds – who died striving to oppose racial
injustice and hatred in this country. The last post on Heather Heyer’s Facebook
page stated, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying
Needless to say, she was right.
I direct all congregations to pray the
following prayer in unison either at the Offertory or after the postcommunion prayer beginning August 20th
and for the next four Sundays:
For the Human Family – (BCP p.
O God, you made us in your own image and
redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the
whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite
us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion
to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time,
all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your
heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Blessings and peace.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
The Right Rev. William H. (Chip) Stokes
Bishop of New Jersey
bazaar was a great success and I must thank all who were
involved. Thanks to the collectors of treasures for the
white elephant and linens and for those who sorted, priced and
sold them. Thanks to the transporters who tirelessly carted
the treasures out of the church on Saturday morning. Thanks for
the solicitors, the basket creators, the plant table folks who
tirelessly grew, collected, and maintained the lovely display.
Thanks to the glass ladies and to the bake table ladies (and
those who baked) whose many, many tasty
treats were delightful! The hot dogs and hoagies were yummy
and the coffee, lemonade and sodas were a refreshing boost
throughout the day. Thanks to Norm for instructing the kids'
game monitors so well - the games were a hit, as usual.
mark your calendars for our August luncheon which will take place
on Saturday, August 19th at noon at the Red Brick Ale House
on Bayshore Road in
North Cape May. Menu is Chickin Piccata,
Raviolis, or crab cake. All with accompanying salad and
beverage. The cost will be $25.
forward to seeing you soon!!
of Betty List
H. List, 90, of Westfield and Cape May, NJ,
died peacefully surrounded by her family after a brief illness on
August 14 at her home in Westfield.
For over 60 years, Elizabeth and
husband, Robert E. List, resided in Westfield
and summered in Cape May. She
was an active philanthropist and devoted elected public official,
having served three terms on the Westfield Town Council and as
the town’s historian.
Born in Orange, NJ,
she graduated with honors from East
Orange High School
and in 1948, from Bucknell
University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with bachelor
degrees in chemistry and French. It was at Bucknell
that she met the love of her life, Robert E. List, Bob, and they
married in 1952. Known by all as Betty, she started her
career in New York City
in advertising at Young & Rubicam.
There she worked for Mr. Raymond Rubicam,
CEO and cofounder of this global advertising agency.
Bucknell University provided
the introduction to many lifelong friendships, including those from
her sorority Delta Delta Delta, where she served as Tri Delta alumnae
president and on the Northern New Jersey Bucknell
Alumni Board. Additionally, Betty worked as a lead fundraiser
with Charles H. Bentz Associates, in Westfield
the proud mother of Robert E List II, resident of Fair Haven, NJ
(wife Carol) and daughter Karen Elizabeth List of New York, NY. She was predeceased
by her husband Robert E List, and her sister, Barbara List
Fallon, from Warren NJ.
celebrated each day with gusto, actively loving her five
grandchildren: Margot Elizabeth List (husband Giacamo
De Feo) of Milan,
Douglas List of San
Francisco; Sabrina Wood List of
Boston; and Charlotte Ellingsen
List and Robert E List III of Fair Haven, NJ. She is
also the proud great-grandmother of Ottavio
De Feo of Milan, Italy.
resident of Westfield,
Betty was active in the Presbyterian Church of Westfield, having
served for years as a deacon and trustee. She taught Sunday
school, served as an usher, and was active on the worship
committee. While summering in Cape May.
Betty was active at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea in Cape May Point and
the Episcopal Church of the Advent/ St. John’s Chapel, year-round.
served as the chairman of Westfield’s
Public Safety Council, served on the executive board of the
Westfield Town Republican Committee, Union County Republican
Committee, Westfield Women’s Republican Club, and the League of
Women Voters. She also served as chairman of the Westfield
Planning board for four years. She held leadership and
fundraising positions volunteering with DARE, Westfield Municipal
Alliance/PANDA, the Citizens Advisory Chair Committee on Youth,
Juvenile Conference Committee, Wallace Foundation, The YMCA/YWCA,
and the United Way of Westfield. Betty served on the Mayor’s
Cultural and Beautification Committee for seven years. She has
been honored numerous times, including the Westfield Chamber of
Commerce Community Service award, and the Pride Award from the
College Woman’s Club, where she served as a trustee. Betty
received The Rotary Club of Westfield’s nineteenth annual Charles
P. Bailey Humanitarian Award in 2005. She was an active leader in
the Westfield school system,
serving as former president of the Westfield parent-teacher
council, Wilson School PTA, and Westfield High School PTA.
Betty is a
former board member and trustee of The College Woman’s Club, The
Westfield Garden Club, The Westfield Service League, United Fund
of Westfield, and chairwoman of the Westfield Historic
Bob were active members of Echo Lake Country Club (ELCC) in Westfield,
where both were active golfers and where she won the club’s
championship. Additionally, they helped bring the inaugural
platform tennis courts and program to ELCC, and they won many
tournaments as husband and wife and in interclub competitions.
long-term member of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, shared
many friends and wonderful summers enjoying her Friday night
dinners with the ladies and watching the legendary sunsets. For
over twenty-five years, she chaired the annual women’s bridge and
fashion show, a spectacular family event, where her grandchildren
made their modeling debuts, all for a good cause.
survived by her son, Robert; daughter, Karen; five grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; and one niece, Lynne Zielinski, of Warren
service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield on
Wednesday, August 23rd at 11am.
In lieu of
flowers, donations in memory of Betty List can be sent to The
Garden Club of Westfield care of Phyllis Pappas at 121 Cleveland
Ave, Colonia, NJ 07067; The College
Women’s Club of Westfield at P.O. Box 2694, Westfield, NJ 07091;
or The Westfield Memorial Library at 500 East Broad St.,
Westfield, NJ 07090.
God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on
behalf of your servant Elizabeth, and grant her an entrance into
the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
- August 20 9 & 11 AM
- August 27 9 & 11 AM
- September 3 9 & 11 AM
Meeting - September 9 9 AM at the church
- September 10 9 & 11 AM
- September 17 9 & 11 AM
- September 24 9 & 11 AM
for this Sunday - Pentecost 11 Proper 15A track 1
15: (10-20), 21-28
a hard time
only to find myself empty.
may live fully
earth is not destined
being set free
anxiety for the future,
take the risks of love
Loder, Ted. "Give Me Hope."
In Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle, by Ted Loder, 75. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, 1984.