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St. Peters Ready to Serve

 

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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

 

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

Remember the marvels God has done!

 

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"Non-violence 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. ~

 

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Please make it a habit...

 

Bring a can of food or two and help us stock the Food Banks

of Cape May County.

 

A thank offering for the beauty of the Eclipse!

 

Week 13 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 eleventh Sunday after Pentecost,

August 20 – 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!

 

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We welcome Rev. Glenn Matis

as the celebrant this week.

Come and welcome Glenn back

to St. Peters!

 

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."

~Martin Luther~ 

 

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 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! 

 

 

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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! 

 

 

Sing to the mountains, sing to the sea

Raise your voices, lift your hearts

This is the day the Lord has made

Let all the earth rejoice!

 

 

 

 

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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. 

 

 

 

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A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop to the Diocese of New Jersey on Recent Events in Charlottesville

 

 

The 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 in Charlottesville, 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 Charlottesville. 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 Charlottesville 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 compromise:

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 ahead.

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 attention.”

 

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. 815)



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

 

 

 

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 The 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.

 

Please 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. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

 

In Memory of Betty List

 

 

 

Elizabeth 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 from 1977-1990.

Betty is 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.

 

Betty celebrated each day with gusto, actively loving her five grandchildren: Margot Elizabeth List (husband Giacamo De Feo) of Milan, Italy; Alexandra 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.

 

A 60-year 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.

 

Betty 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 Preservation Commission.

Betty and 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.

 

Betty, a 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.

 

Betty is survived by her son, Robert; daughter, Karen; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one niece, Lynne Zielinski, of Warren NJ. 

The 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.

 

 O 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.

 

 

 

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  Calendar of Events 

Event Date

 

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 11 Proper 15A track 1  

 

Genesis 45:1-15

Psalm 133

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

 

 

 

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Give Me Hope

by 

Ted Loder

 

"O God

this is a hard time

a season of confusion

a frantic rush

to fill my closets,

my schedule,

and my mind,

only to find myself empty.

 

Give me hope, Lord,

and remind me

of your steady power

and gracious purposes

that I may live fully

Renew my faith

that the earth is not destined

for dust and darkness

but for frolicking life

and deep joy

that being set free

from my anxiety for the future,

I may take the risks of love

today."

 

Loder, Ted. "Give Me Hope." In Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle, by Ted Loder, 75. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, 1984.