17 October 2021 - Pentecost 21B24


Parish Notices For Sunday, 10/17/21


This Morning, we will have a visitation with Mother Joanne Izzo, a Diocesan Consultant for parishes in discernment for new Clergy. Immediately following the 10am service, we will have a parish brunch in the parish hall, and Mother Izzo will join us following the brunch. PLEASE PLAN TO BE WITH US, as this is an important step in our process.

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

In preparation for Sunday Worship, all are encouraged to read the Bible study presented in Preparing for Worship available by clicking the picture at the upper right of the Home Page on our website: www.stpetersbayshore.org

Anyone from age 8 and up (including adults) who might be interested in serving as an Acolyte is invited to speak with Bishop Itty or Mark Engelhardt.

Our Stewardship Season continues! We continue the weekly meditation from The Episcopal Network for Stewardship 2021 series “Every Perfect Gift.” This week’s installment, printed on the facing page, focuses on the Gift of Helping a Stranger. Each meditation this season will focus on the many gifts that we receive from God and how we might respond in thanksgiving. Commitment Sunday will be on November 21st, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Women: ECW is planning a fall luncheon and meeting on Tuesday, 2 November, at 12 noon in the Parish Hall. A box lunch will be served at a cost of $12 per person and reservations may be made by calling the Treasurer, Linda Brady at 631-665-8330. Luncheon reservations are a must and the deadline is Thursday, 28 October. All Covid-19 restrictions will apply. Tuesday, 2 November is Election Day—remember to vote before the meeting or on your way home. All women are invited to attend. Please call the President, Joan Derle, at 631-499-8234 with questions or further information.

Diocesan ECW Book of Remembrance and Annual Meeting: The Book of Remembrance Service will be held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on Friday, 5 November at 10am. The book of Remembrance, maintained by the Diocesan ECW, is a permanent record in memory of a relative or friend whose faithful service has furthered the work of the church. St. Peter’s has submitted the names of Angela Becker, Ellen Jung, Jeanette Emory, and Nancy Rusch for their devoted service. Immediately following, the Diocesan ECW Annual Meeting with election of officers, Information and Lunch will be held located diagonally across the street at the Garden City Casino Due to Covid-19 restrictions a box lunch will be served at a cost of $20 per person. For further information and/or lunch reservations, please call Joan Derle at 631-499-8234.


Our next scheduled program for "Music at St. Peter's Concerts" will be a special piano recital played by our own Organist and Choirmaster Mark Engelhardt. This program will be presented on Sunday, November 14 at 4 pm (please note change of date from originally scheduled November 7) It will be performed in memory of loved ones who have died, and inspired by the expressed musical tastes of a number of our beloved parishioners who were so supportive of the music program. Music will be works of Bach, Beethoven, and Debussy. The suggested donation is $20 ($15 students and seniors), and all proceeds will go towards the Music at St. Peter’s Concert Fund. A simple reception will be offered following the concert. (All Covid-19 restrictions will be observed.)


Island Symphony, Our Ensemble-in-Residence, will be playing a concert on Sunday, November 7 at 2pm at the Patchogue Theater. See the poster below for more details.

Island Symphony storytelling



— News of the Parish, Parishioners, and friends —


We celebrated the Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 10 with a service “under the tent” in the garth (the lovely garden between the Church Narthex (Hallway) and the Parish Hall.)

Blessing 2 CPSinging a hymn BCBlessing 3 SC




 Dog Biscuits BCBlessing 4 SCBlessing CP

  Singing a hymn BC







Thanks to Stephanie Campbell, Brian Clark, Marc Johnston, and Clyde Payne for the pictures.


Will Logan last Sunday as an official acolyteDuring the service, Will Logan was recognized and thanked for his many years of service as an “official” acolyte at St. Peter’s, as he moves on to college in Manhattan. (We, of course, look forward to seeing him vested and “lifting high the cross” when he’s home on weekends!)

Also, during the service,Offering Blessed on 101021 BC


bounty from the Organic Farm

was blessed and distributed.




Greece is the Word


Nick Smith BCDuring the pandemic, Nick Smith, the nephew of the sponsor of one of the volleyball teams hosted at St. Peter’s found a home here where he tirelessly trained his athletic abilities and has now landed a professional position playing Volleyball in Veria, Greece.


Nick has written, “Thank you for allowing me to train at St. Peter’s during the pandemic. If it wasn’t for St. Peter’s I would not have a place to train. Thank you!”


Congratulations and all best wishes, Nick!

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.


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Bay Shore, NY 11706

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