An inaccurate statement was posted on Facebook on September 12, following a Parish Meeting at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bay Shore. A letter to the parish from Bishop Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island was circulated which outlined the Bishop’s process for the discernment of the future direction of ministry at St. Peter’s. Please know that the Bishop has NOT called for the closure of the parish. The members of the parish continue our present ministry in and for our community and look forward to discerning and enhancing ministries which we will offer in the future.


Parish Notices


Bible Study continues on Sundays at 9am and Tuesdays at 10:30am. All are invited!

The Altar Guild will meet on Sunday, September 12 at 9am in the Lounge.

Many thanks to Manuel Zacarias for serving as suborganist for Mark Engelhardt today and next Sunday as Mark takes his remaining vacation days.

As we continue to wend our way through the trials of Covid-tide, we have decided to delay the start of our choral year until it seems appropriate. As of this time, we are hoping for a launching of the season in October or early November. This period will give us an opportunity to explore new dimensions in parish music and how we can offer the best of our musical offerings in thanksgiving for God’s great gifts to us. Be on the lookout for further announcements in the next few weeks!

Concerts at St. Peter’s are returning! The first production to be presented is a very unusual one! The Magical Orchestra is a fusion of traditional orchestral instruments (including our own Gress-Miles pipe organ!) with the sonorities usually associated with pop and rock. See the poster below for more details about the concert on Sunday, September 26th at 7pm. (Please note: This program is presented under the auspices of The Magical Orchestra, Inc. The 2021-2022 program for Music at St. Peter’s Concerts will be announced soon!)

St. Peter’s Church continues to host several Support Groups in addition to Volleyball and Soccer Clubs. Our two long-standing AA groups meet on Monday and Friday evenings. We also have an Al-Anon meeting on Friday mornings at 10am and another on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm. There is also a support group for heroin addiction which meets on Sunday evenings. Please contact Megan via the hotline: 631-210-6297 or www. if interested in joining the HA group. Call the parish office if interested in attending the AA or Al-Anon groups for contact information.

Members of the Parish are invited to attend a service of Thanksgiving for the Life of parishioner Ellen Jung. The service of Holy Communion will be on Friday, September 10 at 10:30 am, with interment of ashes at the Columbarium immediately following.


St. Peter’s Organic Victory GardenLate Summer Harvest 2021


is helping to support Bay Shore’s St. Patrick’s Church soup kitchen by donating fresh organic vegetables and canned goods from our own food pantry.


St. Patrick’s soup kitchen makes about 100 free meals a day for our community’s individuals and families facing food insecurity.




Thank you for your generosity in supporting St. Peter’s food pantry and St. Peter’s Organic Victory Garden.


Close to the Edge Poster

Welcome To St. Peter’s!


Diocesan and state health guidelines prevail. Please observe the procedures listed below, and as always, thank you for observing these protocols, which is an expression of your care for everyone in the Parish family.


¨ Only the Host (Bread) will be distributed; not wine

¨ Please approach the Altar in SINGLE FILE from the Center aisle only, not the side aisles

¨ Observe Social Distancing in the aisle by using the pew markers for vacant pews

¨ Communicants should sanitize their hands before receiving the host. You may use your own, or a bottle is placed at the head of the aisle

¨ The Host will be placed in the palm of each Communicant, not on the tongue

¨ Please return to your seat, by way of the side aisles

¨ Remove your mask to take the Host, then replace the mask for the remainder of the service


Please also remember, per the mandates of the State of New York and

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island:

  • Face Masks are required to be worn by all in attendance at all times. (We have a supply on hand, if you forgot yours.
  • One-time use paper bulletins are provided, and must be taken away by the user. Please be sure to take yours with you, and don’t leave it behind in the pew or in the Narthex.
  • Please place your offering in one of the Offering Plates near the Altar before the service begins. If you came in late, please place it in the plate immediately following the service.



Parish Office is open Monday through Friday 9:30 am until 2 pm.


A warm welcome will greet you at St. Peter's!

St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

500 South Country Road

Bay Shore, NY 11706

Phone: 631-665-0051
Fax: 631-665-0052

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