From all of us at the 125-year-old historic St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal in Cape Neddick, Maine, we wish you the peace and joy in knowing, loving, and serving others in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord.+ As Episcopalians we celebrate the Holy Eucharist each and every service (Holy Communion, Mass, Lord's Supper). Every Christian is welcome at the Lord's table here. Come as you are! You are welcome.
Our summer chapel is open to everyone with its worship of a loving and awesome god and savior. Feel his presence with us!
You will be glad you did.
Feel free to send us emails, comments, pray requests, etc. Thank you!
Go in peace and love to serve others in the Lord.+
Sustaining God, loving Father, we ask for your presence and guidance as we respond to the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the world, our country, our states, and our communities.
We ask your blessing upon all in authority over us, that they may make wise decisions and act decisively to protect us and maintain the good order of the societies and economies in which we live and work. We ask your blessing upon our armed forces, police and first responders, and especially upon all who are called professionally and vocationally to give of themselves so bravely and selflessly to heal and care for us should we fall ill: our doctors and nurses, and all who support them.
We pray especially for those who are more vulnerable: the elderly and the infirm, the poor and the homeless, and for all who live alone. We pray for all who are now seriously ill and for the souls of those who have died. May they rest in peace with you. +
During this time of physical isolation and continuing distance, help us to keep our relationships and our communities strong; bless the love which binds us together and make it stronger. Bless our families, friends, and all who support us, and give us your gifts of faith - of perspective, gratitude, and courage - that we may face our own challenges gracefully and respond generously to the challenges of others. Save us from pride and selfishness, and from the panic and fear which act against your love for us.
And help us to use this time of uncertainty to grow closer to you, to acknowledge our need for you and our need for each other, so that we may live with the unanswered questions which confront us with the hope and confidence that come from believing in you - as your Spirit inspires us, and as your Son has shown us, even on his Cross, which redeems and saves us all.
So, may he walk with us on our new path in this dark forest, and may we see with him your light shining before us, your angels as they guard and care for us, and may we pray with him as he has taught us:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. +
ALMIGHTY GOD, WHO SEEST THAT WE HAVE NO POWER OF OURSELVES TO HELP OURSELVES: KEEP US BOTH OUTWARDLY IN OUR BODIES AND INWARDLY IN OUR SOULS, THAT WE MAY BE DEFENDED FROM ALL ADVERSITIES WHICH MAY HAPPEN TO THE BODY, AND FROM ALL EVIL THOUGHTS WHICH MAY ASSAULT AND HURT THE SOUL; THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, WHO LIVETH AND REIGNETH WITH THEE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD, FOR EVER AND EV ER. AMEN. +
(From the Book of Common Prayer, p. 167, The Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent)
St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal was built in 1897 from a bequest by Nannie Dunlap Conoroe, widow of George. Built on Christian Hill so that its cross would be visible to sailors at sea, the Church was designed by George C. Burns and built by Edward Blaisdell of York. The stained glass windows were designed and built by the Connick Studios of Boston.
The Library in Ogunquit was given by Nannie also and its design similar to St. Peter's.
DON'T MISS ST PETER'S WITH OUR PROFESSIONAL MUSIC CHOIR, SOLOISTS, AND INSTRUMENTS WITH DYNAMIC ANGLICAN PREACHING AND ATTENDANCE UP OVER 110% PLAN TO BRING THE FAMILY AND YOUR FRIENDS FOR AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE WITH A LOVING JESUS WHO AWAITS YOU!! A SPECIAL KIDS BIBLE ACTIVITY BAG FOR EACH CHILD AND ADULT VISITORS RECEIVE A BEAUTIFUL FULL COLOR COFFEE MUG TOO
Worship services with Eucharist are held at 8 am and 10:00 am each Sunday. Come to learn about who Jesus Christ is and what He offers you in this Life and Eternity +
In addition to the beautiful liturgy experience, a special music program is provided each Sunday to enhance Christian worship. Awesome worship several guests have remarked after attending services at St Peter’s Episcopal
Our regular staffed clergy of 3 priests are all known for their dynamic preaching abilities in the community. Our professional choir( see our Music section on this site) sings at the 10 am Service each Sunday in August. Don't miss it! EXPERIENCE THE LOVE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT+
YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES JESUS SAYS. We place Jesus Christ at the center of our faith.
The Episcopal Church, an arm of the worldwide Anglican Church (85 million members) welcomes local and visitors of all faiths and orientations within its walls. You are most welcomed here regardless of your religion, race, or sexual orientation.
We are members of God's family, rooted in Jesus Christ in love for one another. We are all children of Go
Our church offers you a worship richly grounded in Liturgy and in the love and fellowship of Jesus Christ.
You will be most welcomed. We celebrate Holy Communion and listen to the Word of God read and preached each Sunday.
We sit, kneel, and stand in worship. We sing hymns with music, organ, and sometimes instrumental. We kneel to pray, sit to listen or stand to sing.
You are never alone in our worship. You become family. St. Peter's by the Sea is part of the largest Protestant denomination, the Anglican Church in the world, with over 85 million members. Our roots date back to the Church of England in 1549!
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Worship is a very important role in an Episcopalian parish. The Eucharist is always celebrated at any worship service.
We are often known as the church bridge between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.
Our strong belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and our liturgical worship practice provide us with the description as a bridge between the two bodies of Christians.
As you enter, you will notice an atmosphere of worship and reverence. Our churches vary in size and architecture, but your eye is carried to the altar or holy table, and to the cross. So our thoughts as Episcopalians are taken at once to Christ and to God whose house the church is.
In the pew you will find a red book called Book of Common Prayer which contains our liturgy or form of worship we use. You will find a blue book called THE HYMNAL which contains our hymns.
You may wonder when to sit, or stand, or kneel. The general rule is to stand to sing, our affirmation of faith in the Creed, and the reading of the Gospel. We sit during readings from the Bible and the sermon. We kneel for the confessional prayer and Eucharistic prayer following the singing of the Sanctus to show our gratefulness to God for accepting us as children or as an act of humility before God. This is especially done during the Eucharistic Prayer and the closing prayer before the Benediction+.
When you visit an Episcopalian church, you will be respected and a welcomed guest. The Anglican worldwide church is the largest Protestant church with over 85,000,000 baptized and confirmed members.
Our priests and people will welcome you totally in the love and fellowship of our Savior Jesus Christ. Come and find out!
We use the Apostles and Nicene Creeds as our Profession of Faith- what we believe. These are located in the Book of Common Prayer. We recite the Nicene Creed during Eucharistic rites and Apostles Creed in Morning Prayer liturgy.
We take the Eucharist or Holy Communion very serious in the Episcopal Church(Anglican Church). You will see why this is so when you attend St. Peter's! It is what we become as we partake of the Body(bread) and Blood(wine) of Christ in His Death and Resurrection.+
Every baptized Christian is encouraged to receive Holy Communion at the altar rail either by kneeling or by standing. If you just wish to receive a blessing from the priest simply cross your arms across your chest and he will give you a blessing.
MAY THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH SURPASSES ALL HUMAN UNDERSTANDING, KEEP YOUR HEART AND YOUR MIND ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN CHRIST JESUS+
St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal / 535 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, Maine 03902 / 207.361.2030
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