The Twenty-Third Sunday


after Pentecost


(Proper 28/C)

 

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17 November 23 Pent Pr 28

 

STEWARDSHIP - SHINING OUR LIGHT

This Sunday is Commitment Sunday. Pledge cards will be presented and blessed during  services as we make an Act of Commitment to the ministry of St. Peter’s Church in the service of God. Cards are available in the narthex and in the hallway outside the chapel.

 


 

— Parish Notices —


ADvent 1

 


ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT ST. PETER’S

 


December 1, The First Sunday of Advent

Bishop Geralyn Wolf, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese will visit us that day. In the Episcopal Church, the Bishop of the Diocese or an Assistant must visit each parish every three years. Because this is an “official” visit, she will preach and celebrate at the 10am service (ONLY ONE SERVICE THAT DAY). She will also examine our Parish Registers and meet with the Vestry. Following the service, the ECW will provide a light brunch in the Lounge. Also on that day, the Sunday School will have the Ornament Workshop for the Angel Tree after the service.

 

December 8, The Second Sunday of Advent

The 10am Service will be a Service of Morning Prayer with the Holy Eucharist. This service will be like those that “old timers” will remember as an “Episcopal Service.”

 

December 15, The Third Sunday of Advent

The Parish Choir will lead us in a Service of Lessons and Carols with the Holy Eucharist at the 10am service, bridging Advent and Christmas. At 4pm that afternoon, SoLi Singers with harpist Maria Banks will present a concert of Holiday Music on the “Music at St. Peter’s” Concert Series. This self-directed ensemble includes our former organist and choirmaster Cindy Holden and her husband Rex.

 

December 22, The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Sunday School will present the ever-popular Christmas Pageant at the 10am service. This Annual tradition is a not-to-be missed event!

 

Festival Christmas Eve service this year will be at 11pm (Midnight Mass)

on Tuesday, December 24


Christmas Day we will offer a “said” service (with carols) at 10am.

 


 

The Diocesan and National Episcopal Church weekly bulletin inserts are on pages 26 and 27 of this week's service booklet.


The Bay Shore Ecumenical Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by the Bay Shore Mosque Masjid Darul Quran on Sunday, November 24 at 3pm. All are invited to attend.


On December 7, the ECW will provide their wonderful Christmas Fair. A new, popular feature of last year's fun Fair was The Easy Dinner table. Home-made meals were individually wrapped, ready to warm up for dinner after a happy time at St. Peter's. We ask ALL parishioners to please package one or more meals (yummy leftovers are okay), and freeze them for the Fair on Dec. 7. They can be sold frozen or chilled ready-to-go. We hope for lots of choices! Questions may be asked of Jean Gunn.


We have been invited to the Long Island Nets-Faith Night & Fellowship Event on January 17, 2020 at the Nassau Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, NY. Please join us for a night of Faith, Fellowship and Professional Basketball for our youth. If interested, contact Brian Clark or Anne Perry.


Our Ensemble-in-Residence, the Island Symphony will be playing a concert at the Patchogue Theatre on Sunday, November 24 at 2pm. All are invited! Please see below for details.



 

 

Christmas Fair PosterThe St. Peter’s Church ECW

Christmas Fair 2019

 

Saturday, 7 December, St. Peter’s ECW will sponsor a Day of Prayer, Service and Fun in preparation for Advent. The day will begin with a brief a brief meditation for Advent in St. Edmund’s Chapel with Bishop Itty. We will use the opportunity for another cleaning day with Lisa Hallett, while the Altar Guild will spend time tidying up the sacristy, making all ready for the season.


At 10am until 3pm, the ECW Christmas Fair will be held in the Parish Hall that same day, with a snack bar and raffle baskets. This day is for all of us to come together doing our part as we are family. We want St. Peter’s to be alive and busy with love, friendship, and service. We hope you will join us in preparation for the birth of Christ — there will be something for everyone!


A new, popular feature of last year's fun Fair was The Easy Dinner table. Home-made meals were individually wrapped, ready to warm up for dinner after a happy time at St. Peter's. We ask ALL parishioners to please package one or more meals (yummy leftovers are okay), and freeze them for the Fair on Dec. 7. They can be sold frozen or chilled ready-to-go. We hope for lots of choices! Questions may be asked of Jean Gunn.

 


 

11-24 jpg

 

 

The Island Symphony Bach Festival Concert will be at St. Peter's Church on

Sunday, January 26, 2020. The Finals of the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J. S. Bach Competition will be held on December 3 at 1:00pm at Staller Hall, Stony Brook University.

 

All are invited!

 

J. S. Bach Competition poster

 


 


 

Weekdays:

Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Sundays at 9:00 am


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

 

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



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Bay Shore, NY 11706


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