Fishin' Lines

 

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

September 21, 2017

 

 

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St. Peters Ready to Serve

 

St. Peters by-the-Sea

A Summer mission of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

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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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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."

 

  ~G. K. Chesterton~

 

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Please make it a habit...

 

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

of Cape May County.

 

A thank offering for

all that we have been given!

 

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Week 18 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 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 24 – 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. Al Hooker

as the celebrant this week.

Come and welcome Fr. Al!

 

"Joy and thanksgiving expressed in prayer and praise according to the Word of God are the heart of the Church's worship"



~John Calvin~

 

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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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Nancy Grubb passed away September 13, 2017

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Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good examples of all your servants, especially Nancy who, having finished their course in faith, now find rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

Nancy celebrated her 100th birthday on August 17, 2017. A longtime resident of Cape May

Point, she passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her family at her side on Wednesday evening, September 13, 2017. Nancy graduated from the Philadelphia General Hospital with a degree in nursing thereafter enjoying a long career in nursing serving in the Cherry Hill School System for many years. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Grubb, Sr. (2008) as well as her five brothers. Nancy is dearly missed by her family which includes her three sons, Robert Grubb, Jr. (and Martha), Paul Grubb (and Charles Dacierno) and David Grubb (and Marti) as well as her 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services are being held privately. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Cape May Point Beach Patrol, PO Box 490, Cape May Point, NJ 08212.

 

 

http://www.spilkerfuneralhome.com/m/obituaries/Nancy-Grubb/Memories

 

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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! 

 

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

~Don Moen~

 

 

 

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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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  Calendar of Events 

Event Date

 

 

Pentecost 16 - September 24  9 & 11 AM

 

 

The Readings for this Sunday - Pentecost 16 Proper 20A track 1  

 

Exodus 16:2-15

Psalm 105:1-6,37-45

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

 

 

 

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From the Diocese of New Jersey Prayer Cycle

 

24 Members and Ministry of the Finance and Budget Committee

 

25 Members and Ministry of the Commission on Congregational Development

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27 Members and Ministry of the Ecumenical Commission

28 The Rev. Frank B. Crumbaugh, III 29 St. Michael’s Church in Trenton St. Raphael the  Archangel Church in Brick Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Wall Church of St. Uriel the Archangel in Sea Girt

30 The Rev. Neil C. Turton

 

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From the World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle.

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle

 

Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru

 

 

24 September 2017 - 30 September 2017

Intercessions

Give thanks for:

  • Those who feed the poor, even when they do not have much themselves.
  • Charangos, pan pipes and drums, sounds which give glory to God.
  • Liberation theology and those who put it into practice by working for social justice with and for the poor.
  • Saint Martin de Porres, the first black Catholic saint from Latin America, who spent his life caring for the poor of Lima.
  • Languages and cultures which try to retain an old identity while coming to terms with the modern world.
  • Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Andes.

Pray for:

  • The rights of indigenous and mestizo (mixed race) peoples in these countries.
  • Social, economic, and political reforms, that they bring justice for all.
  • Economic improvement in Bolivia so that people do not need to migrate in order to send their children to school, to buy medicine for their grandparents, or to feed those left behind.
  • Those whose loved ones have been killed or disappeared under repressive regimes.
  • A healing of all the wounds that people have had to endure.
  • An end to drug trafficking throughout the region, and the availability of other economic means of support.
  • The impoverished and oppressed.

Prayers

A Mapuche* Blessing

 

God of life, Mother of all, you renew creation.

Bring us peace and justice, ‘balance’ in the Mapuche sense:

balance and harmony for the earth,

balance and harmony for the peoples of the world,

balance and harmony for men and women,

balance and harmony between nature and ourselves and God.

 

(*Mapuche means ‘people of the earth’. They are the aborigines living in the south of Chile and Argentina. Source: the Mapuche Pastoral Team, Santiago, Chile. From: The website Red de Liturgia, Latin American Council of Churches)

 

Our Father in heaven, holy is your name.

We thank you for the gift of life,

which is renewed every moment with your beauty.

Your mercy, God, confirms your love.

In your hands are our destiny and our life.

All-powerful and merciful God, we pray for the future of Peru,

for the poor who often go hungry,

for the victims of disasters.

Provide them with all they need from you,

with all they require of you.

For the salvation of our souls through the death of your Son,

we thank you,

but we pray for those who are left out,

who do not have a relation with you,

who do not even know of your existence.

Lord, no longer allow human evil to go forward.

Keep corruption, which often touches the life of churches,

from proliferating.

We especially pray for the authorities of Peru,

that they be given the wisdom to plan towards a better future.

We pray for justice because here, too, the rich dominate

while justice is denied to the poor.

Lord, we pray for the leaders of your churches,

give them courage to bear with the poor, and the ignorant,

but also with those educated, who in their hypocrisies scorn your people.

Grant, O Lord, peace in all the world

and an end to war which only destroys and kills.

May the strength of the Holy Spirit dwell in our hearts.

May we live under your refuge and protection.

Bless our families.

Give us your happiness.

Thank you, Lord, for turning your ears towards our requests.

Give us the humility to accept your will.

In your hands we place our future and our livelihood.

Thank you, Lord, for giving us much more than we deserve,

especially for giving us the happiness

of having access to your word.

Receive our adoration and our prayers.

Thank you, Lord, for answering us.

(Victor M. Ascanio Huaringa, Peru, 2005. English transl. Terry MacArthur/WCC)

 

Prayer for peace and justice in Bolivia

O God, from Bolivian soil,

The Bolivian people implore you to listen to their voice,

feel their sadness and see the tears of your people,

which are also your tears.

So many bodies without any life left

have fallen in the streets,

in the roads and in the fields,

leaving behind pain and sorrow within the Bolivian family.

In those moments in which their hearts are mourning from such suffering,

give them consolation.

Do not allow them to relinquish their self-control,

but give them a vision

so they can see with their own eyes the way they ought to go,

so they can reach life by the path of justice.

Hear, O God, the voices of the multitudes

who march in the streets and highways

crying for justice,

tired of so much misery,

the lack of work, corruption and violence;

tired of so much authoritarianism by the people in power,

who take decisions without consulting the people

and who are guided by their own stingy interests;

tired that the natural resources

that you have given for the well-being of all the people

are once more being used to benefit the economic interests of the large

transnational corporations.

Hear the voice of the Bolivians

and give them discernment and strength

so that they can respond

to hatred with love,

to injustice with righteousness,

to apathy with commitment to their people,

to individualism with solidarity,

to violence with peace.

Hear their voice and inspire within their hearts (and within ours)

the knowledge of peace,

the strength of justice,

the joy of being close to one another.

Guide them to walk with the crowds on the way of peace with the signs of justice.

O God, hear their voice

and grant to them (and us) your eternal peace.

 

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Ways to help people

suffering from storms

 

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by Kelly M. Kapic

 

"In practice, some kind of faith commitment - a trust we place in something - is essential to all thinking. We never use our powers of reasoning without first placing our trust somewhere. Whether talking about mundane matters of daily life or religious conclusions with eternal consequences, faith in something will come before our theorizing."

 

Kapic, Kelly M. In A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology, by Kelly M Kapic, 51. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2012.

 

The end of the Summer of 2017 has come. Thanks for all who kept St. Peters going and our ministry strong.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I pray that winter will be kind to you and we can all come together at St. Peters by-the-Sea to worship together in 2018.

 

Please remember...



Prayer for St. Peters By-the-Sea

Loving God, you have blessed us in creation and given us such beauty and abundance. Each day we hear the waves of the sea rolling onto the beach and are in awe. We are refreshed by the cool breeze and enjoy the warmth of the sun. The sea, the wind and the sun remind us of St. Peter. Jesus called him from his fishing boat with a command to follow him. Through Peter’s frailty and betrayals, Jesus taught him how to love. As we are renewed by the beauty of creation, transform us into fishers of people. Teach us to love and serve them. Give us courage to invite all to know you, the source of the beauty that surrounds us. As we worship you in the beauty of this place, show us the way to care for this world in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

 

 

 

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