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Bike Parade July 4 2017

July 4th Bike Parade

St. Peter’s members and friends participated in the July 4th bike parade sponsored by the OC Civic Association. Keith Grim and Pastor Larry carried the Making Waves banner on the long march. We all met at Grant and Nancy Karsner’s house after the parade for refreshments.

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First Annual Beach Olympics

On Friday, July 14th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, please join us on the beach (11th Street Beach & Pavilion) for a fun family time of games, fellowship and pizza dinner. There is no cost however a love offering will be taken.

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Welcome Our New Pastor – Sunday, July 2nd

On Sunday, July 2, 2017, St. Peter’s welcomes Rev. Dr. Larry Oksten as its new pastor, coming from First UMC, Glassboro. The entire community is invited to meet Larry and his wife Ginny. THERE WILL BE ONLY TWO SERVICES AS FOLLOWS: 8:00 am – Boardwalk service (11th Street Pavilion) 10:00 am – Combined worship service in the Sanctuary with Choir, …

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Why are there two United Methodist Churches in Ocean City?

Have you ever thought about this question? Or have you just taken it for granted that there is a predominantly Anglo congregation, which is St. Peter’s, and a predominantly African American congregation, Macedonia? There is important history in the broader context of racial segregation in The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations than just what we experience in Ocean …

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Matthew 13: 44 – 46  “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field ― and to get the treasure, too! “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a pearl merchant on the …

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Hebrews 11: 1 –3, 8 – 16 ** If you have a few minutes later today, turn to Hebrews 11 and read the entire chapter.  One theme runs throughout the 40 verses of this chapter, and today’s reading is just a sampling from it. I remember hearing a message based on this passage way back when I was in college, …

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Easter People

Isaiah 65:17-25 For over ten years I led a backpacking trip for High School kids to the Shenandoah National Park every summer, through our Conference Camping Program at Mt. Misery.  During those trips I got to work with many other leaders. We would typically go down with two groups (of up to ten) at a time, with two adult leaders …

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The Doubters

John 20: 19 – 31 Sometimes nicknames can be fun.  In the music world, they can become someone’s only name – ‘the Edge’, or, ‘Future Man’ (or for a different generation, “Old Blue Eyes”). There are some great sports nick names too, especially in basketball:  the “Ice Man”, the “Mail Man”, “Dr. J” and many more (and these are all …

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The Kingdom Surprise

There was an interesting article in the Courier Post, “Living” Section a couple years ago just before Easter.  It was actually a wire service story by Cathy Lynn Grossmann, a USA Today writer, entitled, “The Meaning of Easter”.  She apparently was reporting the results of some sort of survey she took among “believers, seekers, and skeptics.” I was kind of …

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It is Finished

John 19: 28 – 30 Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” …

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