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Parish Notices For This Sunday


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

We begin a new liturgical Year today with the First Sunday of Advent. In the spirit of the season, The Angel Tree will go up next Sunday. Please consider adopting someone in need of a “Santa Clause” this Christmas. Wrapped gifts may be returned to the church by Sunday morning, December 19th for delivery in time for Christmas. As always, thanks for your generosity!

The Altar Guild will meet this Sunday at 9am in the Lounge.

Greening of the Church will be on Sunday, December 12.
Any members of the congregation who would like to help are invited to stay for a brief while after the 10am Choral Eucharist.

The ECW Christmas Luncheon will be on Tuesday, 14 December at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.
A catered luncheon will be served with a Christmas Carol Sing-Along led by Mark Engelhardt. The cost of the luncheon is $23 per person and reservations are a must. Please call the Treasurer, Linda Brady at 631-665-8330 to reserve. Deadline for reservations is Friday, 10 December. All Covid-19 rules will apply. To add to the festivities there will be a $5 grab bag. At this time of giving, we wish to assist Anne Perry with the Christmas outreach programs and so, if you would like to participate, we ask, that you bring a wrapped gift for a shelter woman or child. The suggested gift for women is a bath towel and wash cloth; a toy marked with age and sex is always acceptable for a child. Please join us for fellowship and fun—all women of the parish are invited. For futher information, call Joan Derle at 631-499-8234.

On Sunday, December 19th, we will begin the 10AM Service with the Annual Christmas Pageant presented by the children of the Sunday School. That afternoon the Parish Choir will sing A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas at 4pm. 
Please join us for this annual celebration of the birth of Jesus in Scripture and familiar carols of the season (and bring your friends, too!)

The Piano recital presented by Mark Engelhardt last Sunday is now available on YouTube. Click below to watch the entire program:


     Watch the entire Recital:                                                              Click below for the Program:

         Mark Engelhardt Program 11-14-21


19 December 2021 Lessons and Carols Poster



News of Parishioners and Friends


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St. Peter’s Organic Victory Garden was the recipient of the Bay Shore Lowe’s Community Service Award.  On Tuesday November 9, volunteers from Lowe’s spent all day working tirelessly building and filling raised garden beds, replacing sprinkler poles, repairing broken valves, adding faucets, rebuilding our garden sign, building and moving picnic tables!!  Also for the new garden tools!!  All of us at St. Peter’s Church and farm are so grateful to Lowe’s of Bay Shore for their generosity and, especially, for the volunteers as they worked to improve our farm so that we can continue to grow more organic vegetables for families facing food insecurity.  In addition, St. Peter's Organic Victory Garden can continue to bring community groups  together to learn about organic gardening, working together and ways to take care of our environment.  

In grateful appreciation of the work Island Harvest does to help feed the hungry,  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Farm along with Loving Hands Montessori Preschool in Bay Shore partnered together in raising $300 towards their efforts.




Island Harvest with Loving Hands Faculty

 Island Harvest Offering





In grateful appreciation of the work Island Harvest does to help feed the hungry,  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Farm along with Loving Hands Montessori Preschool in Bay Shore partnered together in raising $300 towards their efforts.




Dermot Marigolds


Dermot McGrath stands in front of Heavenly Blue Morning Glories he has nurtured all summer at the Organic Victory Garden. A very special thank you goes to Dermot for his work in keeping the butterfly bushes and marigolds blooming all season and tending to the special needs of the garden. Thank you, Dermot!


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 at the rear of the nave 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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Prayers for the Candidates


The Bishop then says to the congregation

Let us now pray for these persons who are to receive the Sacrament of new birth.


Leader         Deliver them, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.

People              Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader  Open their hearts to your grace and truth.

People  Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader  Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

People  Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader Keep them in the faith and communion of your holy Church.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader Teach them to love others in the power of the Spirit.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader Send them into the world in witness to your love.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory.

People Lord, hear our prayer.


The Bishop says

Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen.


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