I am delighted you have found St. Peter’s by-the-Sea – or at least our website. It seems a safe thing to say that we all look for where we can find meaning, purpose, and connection in our lives. I check my smart phone throughout the day, I post on Twitter and Facebook – but in the end those are not substitutes for gathering with others to share and explore questions of faith and meaning, to form a community of love and care, and to serve the world around us.
St. Peter’s has dedicated itself to inviting, nurturing, and serving. As a church, we understand all of that to be bound up in a relationship with God, who is revealed to us in Jesus. The heart of that is our regular gathering, Sunday by Sunday, to hear and proclaim God’s word, to offer our prayer for others and ourselves, and to be nourished and strengthened in the Eucharistic meal. We seek to grow in that faith by engaging in study, conversation, and action in our Christian Formation programs for youth and adults. And we take that faith outside ourselves by loving service to others – here in Narragansett, the larger community, and the world.
So please know that you are warmly invited to join us in building this church community, to share in being nurtured by worship and Scripture and one another, and to serve the world around us in the name of the Risen Christ. Welcome to St. Peter’s!
The Rev. Craig Swan, Rector