May 23, 2024

Worship at St. Peter's

This Sunday, May 26, we have the privilege of having Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer bring the message This Is the Life! from John 3:1-10, 16-17.

St. Peter's wants to ensure you get the most out of in-house worship. If you are having difficulties hearing the message, sound-amplifying devices are available at the back of the Sanctuary. Ask an usher to assist you.

Rob and Maxine Verch give the FLOWERS this Sunday in celebration of their 38th wedding anniversary.


To God Be the Glory

A favorite English revival hymn was popularized by the Billy Graham Crusades in the United States…but the unique fact about the hymn was that it had been written in the mid-19th century in the United States by Fanny Crosby. It became well-known in England and was learned by the Graham team when they were conducting revivals in Great Britain, and they brought it back into the hymn repertoire of U.S. churches when they reintroduced it in 1952.

Fanny Crosby was among the most influential Christian lyricists of her day, composing the lyrics to thousands of hymns (such as ‘Blessed Assurance,’ ‘I Am Thine O Lord’ (Draw Me Nearer), and ‘Near the Cross’), and her words were used by the most well-known of Christian composers. Although she was a lifelong Methodist, her music has been sung by Christians of every denomination.

To God Be the Glory, our opening hymn this week, has only two verses, but it is a well-loved and powerful hymn that calls our attention both to the gift of God (‘…so loved he the world that he gave us His son.’) and to the value of that gift (which ‘opened the life-gate that all may go in.’)

To God Be the Glory

Worship from Home

Our 9:00 AM Service will begin broadcasting at 8:55 AM. Join us on our YouTube channel to view the service.

You Need to Know

Worship on June 9

will be at 10:00 AM

Join us in celebrating over three decades of ministry as we pay tribute to Lynn Silver on Sunday, June 9, for her unwavering commitment, innovative spirit, and boundless love. Our worship service will commence at 10:00 AM that morning, followed by a delightful taco luncheon in the Boathouse. Sign-ups for the luncheon this Sunday, May 23. Your participation in signing up is crucial to ensure we can accommodate everyone.

While bidding farewell to Lynn as our Choir Director fills us with sadness, let us rejoice in celebrating and acknowledging the invaluable contributions she has made to the life of St. Peter’s By-the-Sea.

Prayers for Our People

Immediate Prayer Needs

Please remember these people in prayer this week: Randy Alltizer, Phyllis Arnold, Randall Booker, James Cho, Bob Cogan, Sandy Emery, Helen Evans, Kathy Gurden, Bill Haislett, Sandy Hale, Ed Hayes, Betty Hickey, Janelle Killingsworth, Paul Mangone, Don Pageler, John and Carol Pardee, Pam Primich, Marlene Reed, Phil Ridout, Brenda Schisler, Vic Schisler, Maxine Verch, Rob Verch, Terry Weisman, Christina Yates.

Do you need prayer?

The Prayer Team (Praying Hands) is available to pray with you on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM in Room B in the Worship Center. Contact Dixie Brain at to get more information. Call our Prayer Line at 714-846-6641, press #3, or ext. 228. Our Prayer Line is monitored daily, and Prayer Teams are also available on campus Sunday mornings after the service.

Join a Prayer Team

St. Peter’s is a praying church—founded on prayer. Our Prayer Ministry is growing, and we invite you to join us. In addition to the prayers of all small groups, Bible Studies, meetings, and gatherings, the following are teams who use their gift of prayer for specific requests:

  • Praying Hands meets Wednesday at 8:00 AM in Room B.
  • Our At-Home Prayer Team is reached with requests via E-Mail.
  • Sunday morning Prayer Partners are available for personal, confidential requests after each service.

Should you be led to use your gift of prayer with us, please contact the church office at 714-846-6641 or

Memorial Service

There will be a memorial service for Shirley Dettloff on June 8, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, at the Huntington Beach Senior Center at 18041 Goldenwest Street. All are welcome.

On the Patio This Sunday

Sisters By-the-Sea

Summer Gathering

Saturday, June 22

St. Peter’s Sisters By-the-Sea invites all women to our Summer Gathering, a dazzling fashion show at the Assistance League of Huntington Beach at 8071 Slater Avenue. Join us on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 9:30 AM to noon as we indulge in a morning of style and camaraderie.

Kickstart the festivities with a delightful coffee social, setting the stage for the main event – the fashion show. Be captivated by the latest trends and timeless elegance showcased on the runway. Following the fashion extravaganza, savor a sumptuous lunch and participate in our raffle drawing.

Because of limited parking, carpooling is encouraged. Join us for a morning filled with fun, food, and fabulous fashion. Tickets are $5.00 each and are available Sunday morning on the patio.

Weekly Bible Studies

Mid-week Bible Study


9:30-11:00 AM

Room C/D

Exodus - Learning to Trust God

Trust God. Sounds simple, right? Yet, you know it is often very, very difficult to trust God with the things that matter most to you--money, career, marriage, health. As we study the book of Exodus, we'll see that Israel faced similar struggles to trust God completely. In this story of hardship and hope, we'll discover along with Israel that God--and God alone--is worthy of our trust.

Bring your favorite Bible as we read and discuss the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, prompted by discussion questions from the Life Guide series.

For more information


Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study 9:00-10:30 AM

Room C/D

Seven Powerful

Claims of Christ

In the Gospel of John, Jesus uses “I Am” statements that tell his listeners exactly who he is: the Bread of Life; the Light of the World; the Gate; the Good Shepherd; the Resurrection and the Life; the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and the True Vine. These claims infuriated the religious leaders and eventually led to Jesus’ crucifixion. This six-session study examines Jesus’ extraordinary claims and shows how Jesus provides, protects, guides, saves, and gives everything we need to grow in spiritual maturity.

Join us on Saturdays as we explore the Seven Powerful Claims of Christ.

For more information


You Need to Know

The church office will be CLOSED

Monday, May 27, 2024.

The office will reopen on

Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. 

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