St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Below: This Sunday at St. Peter's 
Music: Inspiring All that We Do
After the Bishop's visitation, September's Center City Organ and Brass concert, and the combination of Evensong with Eucharist on Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's, one can hardly imagine things getting bigger.
Hold on! Things do.
First, there's food for the soul during another free lunchtime concert at Noon, on Monday, October 19, as part of the third season of the Center City Concerts at St. Peter's series. This month, the Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio will perform will perform music by Dvorak, Enescu, and Prokofiev that is warm, lively and evocative. Tanya Bechtler, Cynthia Lawing, and Joseph Meyer are longtime Charlotte personalities whose musical excellence is a real treasure. Come early and enjoy this free, hour-long concert.
At the end of October, we also offer Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood). This hour-long children's opera is being produced by The Choir School at St. Peter's and Opera Carolina, accompanied by members of the Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Youth Symphony, and the Early Music Ensemble of Central Piedmont Community College. Even with 120 performers involved, the congregation gets to sing hymns as part of the drama.
All Saint's Day, Sunday, November 1, will be a continuation of the glorious musical offerings at St. Peter's.  We are fortunate to have Tristan Clarke, trumpeter with the Charlotte Symphony, to help lead our service. We will celebrate those who have come and gone before and will welcome new members through baptism. The hymns, anthems, and liturgy of All Saints' Day bring together our past, present, and future in ways that inspire all that we do.
~ Ben Outen, Director of Music & Organist; Founding Director, The Choir School at St. Peter's

Sunday, Oct. 11
at St. Peter's

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1
8:30 a.m.
Holy Chow Breakfast -
Community Room

9:30 a.m.
 Bridges Out of Poverty, conversation led by Formation Partner the Reverend Dr. Paul
- Parish Hall

20s and 30s Formation: Dave Lavoie will lead a discussion on God Calls Us to Action: Our time, money, and talents reflect our Christian experience - Tower Room

Aging as a Spiritual Journey - Parlor
 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd -
Children's Atrium

Youth Journey to Adulthood - Youth Suite
10:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Coffee Hour - Parish House Lobby

5:00 p.m.
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's: Taize contemplative singing with candlelight, light incense, and the Holy Eucharist.

Note: Childcare for infants and toddlers up to age two is now available 7:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Infant and Toddler Center, located on the main floor of the Parish House, closest to the worship space.

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eNews from St. Peter's
October 15, 2015 

Give to the Vision: Generous Abundance
Stewardship Campaign Update - October 13: As of the afternoon of Tuesday, October 13, 130 units totaling $417,614 have been received from Mrs. Jeanne Agan, Mr. Jim Amburn, Ms. J. Candace Armstrong, Mr. Robert Atkins, Mr. Michael Baker, Mrs. Robert Bandy, Ms. Adelaide Barringer, The Reverend and Mrs. James Bartos, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bass ... Read moreLearn more about Give to the Vision 2016: Generous Abundance and pledge online today

New This Week
Audio of the Bishop's Visit: If you missed the Bishop's visit or just wish to experience it again, audio of the sermon and Confirmation is available online.
Services for Parishioners: A service for parishioner John Alan Purvis, Jr., will be Tuesday, October 20, at 10 a.m. And a Requiem Eucharist will be held at St. Peter's on Friday,   October 23, at 2:00 p.m. for Marley  Osgood.
Rogation Day: This celebration offers the opportunity to give thanks for the harvest and ask God's blessings ... Read more
Next Week's Formation Offerings: Topics for Formation (education) on Sunday, October 25, include ... Read more
GENESIS Weekend Retreat for 6th - 8th Graders: Designed for middle school youth ... Read more
Seeing the Face of God in Others: This short course on racial reconciliation on Saturday, November 14 ... Read more
St. Peter's Community Garden: Our community city garden needs attention ... Read more
Senior Class Luncheon: Friends and members 55 years and above are invited to a luncheon on Tuesday ... Read more
S'Carowinds Do-Over:If you were signed up for the S'Carowinds outing, the rain date ... Read more
The Bishop's Visitation: Gratitude for Parish Ministries. The Clergy and Vestry express deep gratitude for all who served ... Read more

40s & 50s Launch Event: St. Peter's 40s and 50s group will host its first event on Saturday, October 24 ... Read more

In Case You Missed It

Center City Concerts at St. Peter's, the Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio: A mosaic of Eastern European masters ... Read more 

20s & 30s Pumpkin Carving and Socializing: Bring your own pumpkin and carving utensils on Tuesday, October 20 ... Read more
The Choir School and Opera Carolina in Concert: Halloween weekend, The Choir School will present four performances of Noah's Flood ... Read more
Catechesis Coordinator Anna Hurdle named Director of Children's Formation: The Rector is pleased to announce ... Read more
Refreshments Needed: Assistance is needed with providing refreshments for the sweet potato harvest celebration ... Read more
Fighting Hunger: You can help fight hunger locally and globally ... Read more

Looking Ahead - Mark Your Calendars
  • October 29, November 5, 12 & 19: Hope and Grief series, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at St. Peter's.
  • November 22 & 29, December 6: Parish Advent Fair before and after worship services. Fundraiser is for the 2017 Youth Pilgrimage.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202