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Welcome to Church!
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Worship Schedule
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Sunday
8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist
10:30 AM - Holy Eucharist with choir
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Wednesday
10:00 AM  Holy Eucharist
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St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
545 Shasta Avenue
Morro Bay, CA  93442St.u
Our Mission:  To be a spiritually thriving house-
    hold for people on their faith journey,
    radiating Christ's love by bearing witness
    to our community with hope, compassion,
    inclusion, and service.
St. Peter's by-the-Sea
Episcopal Church
545 Shasta Avenue
Morro Bay, California
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    St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church                             Weekly Schedule:   Sunday                                    Wednesday                             The First Saturday of even-numbered months:
    545 Shasta Avenue                                                                                                       8:00 AM Holy Eucharist        10:00 AM  Holy Eucharist                 Service at the Prado Day Center
    Morro Bay, CA  93442                                                                                                  10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist                                                                              

    Phone  805-772-2368      Fax  805-772-5765
    stpeters1@sbcglobal.net     join us on facebook:  Peter Bythesea

St. Peter's Movie Night and Potluck
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.


Java Chat at the Top Dog Cafe
Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Explorations of the Spirit
Tuesdays  6:15 p. m.

Spouse Bereavement Goup
Second Friday:  11:00 AM

12-step Meetings at St. Peter's
Al-Anon:  Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Nicotine Anonymous:  Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous:
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous:
Saturday, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Bridge Club
Monday and Tuesday:  Noon to 4:00 p.m.

MS Support Group
Last Saturday:  10:30 a.m. to Noon
Here is a link to the page with the
sermons.  You may read a sermon
online or download and print it to
share with others.

SERMONS

Mark Alive!

      No one knows how Mark’s gospel came into being. No one knows how it
was transmitted from place to place. Its creator remains utterly unknown to
us, even in the unlikely event that his name was Mark. Most scholars believe
that this gospel was the earliest – and least adulterated of the New
Testament gospels to appear. It is also the shortest.
      
      Dorothy Soelle, author of Theology for Skeptics, Against the Wind, and
Beyond Mere Obedience observed, theology that is truly alive never arises
apart from its situation. It does not drop from heaven as ‘God’s Word,’ but
rather constitutes itself in the mixture of trust and fear, hope and doubt of life’s
intensity. A conversation about faith comes into being when people share
their hunger for spirit in leaden or desperate times. “The satiated have no
need to talk to each other.”

       Today, we know Mark’s gospel as a written narrative, and we always hear
it in short bursts. But in the classical oral tradition, storytellers were illiterate;
they learned their stories – many of them extremely long – by listening to
other storytellers. The stories were never repeated verbatim but always tuned
to the moment, to that day’s particular performance. Stories came alive in the
space between the storytellers’ performances and the audience’s hearing.

     
 On Sunday, June 21 we invite you, your friends and
loved ones to experience The Gospel According To Mark
first-hand in its entirety as recited by an ensemble of nine
storytellers. At 10:30 in the morning, we hope you will join
us for the singular and unforgettable experience of hearing
Mark Alive! You will never think of the Gospel narrative the
same way again.