St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Peg Robarchek
 vs. Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23

I discovered the book of Lamentations during a sermon series at my church in Lake Norman about a decade ago. The whiner and complainer in me was so happy to know that when the bad stuff of life rained down, I could grouse and complain and generally be a major nuisance... Read more

- Peg Robarchek, Communications Administrator

Sunday, November 15
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.
Parish Hall Forum: Panel discussion on Spiritual Lessons from Spain: The Youth Present - Parish Hall

20s & 30s Formation:
Four-week discussion on the video series
Ed's Story - Tower Room

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.
Evensong: The Evensong service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, will be sung by The Choir of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church... Read more

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, on the main floor of the Parish House.

Looking Ahead - Mark Your Calendars
  • December 11: The Choir School Christmas Concert 7:30 p.m.
  • December 21: Center City Concerts at St. Peter's - Christmas Choral Favorites Noon


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for the Holiday Week
 To allow for timely delivery of eNews during Thanksgiving week, the deadline for submitting all news will be 8 a.m. on Monday, November 23. Watch for the eNews in your inbox on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 24.
eNews from St. Peter's
November 19, 2015 

Give to the Vision: Generous Abundance
Stewardship Campaign News - November 17: As of the afternoon of Tuesday, November 17, the Give to the Vision campaign has received 254 units totaling $759,550. To help us reach our goal of 100% participation by the Parish family read more and donate online. Together we can meet, if not exceed, the $950,000 goal necessary to fund all aspects of Life at St. Peter's.

New This Week

Advent Lessons and Carols: On the Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, the St. Peter's Choir, clergy, and readers present our annual festival of Advent Lessons and Carols during the 10:45 a.m. This Episcopal/Anglican annual worship opportunity dates back to 1880 in England... Read more 

Welcoming Back The Reverend Schaefer: The Reverend Joslyn Schaefer returns from maternity leave on Sunday, November 29. She will serve as celebrant for the 10:45 a.m. service.
Annual Meeting of the Parish and Luncheon Celebration: Sunday, December 6, is a big day in the life of the church. First, join the parish family from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall to elect four new members of the Vestry. Nominees for the four open vestry positions are... Read more
40s & 50s Gathering: Tweens, made up of parishioners in their 40s and 50s, will meet at Pintsville in Pineville at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Contact Robert Headley, 980-829-2280.  
20s & 30s Chili Cook-Off: Join the 20s and 30s on Sunday, December 6, for the 2nd annual chili cook-off at the home of Harmony Johnson and Brendan Murphy at 5:00 pm. Bring your best chili or just come to eat and enjoy fellowship!  We will also be collecting food donations for Loaves and Fishes (canned meats, canned pasta, cereal, 100% fruit juice, and canned fruit).  RSVP online... Read more 
White Beard Project: Our Youth will be decorating our Advent Tree during their lock-in this weekend, so look for this tree in the Parish House Lobby ... Read more
The Reverend Jonathan Soyars
A Message from the Interim Associate Rector: I write to share happy news. Upon the return of the Rev. Joslyn Ogden Schaefer from maternity leave and the conclusion of my service as Interim Associate Rector, I will become a part-time Curate down Seventh Street at St. Martin's. This transition is a result of my active discernment of what and where my ministry might be after this interim season at St. Peter's. My last Sunday at the parish will be ... Read more
Next Week's Formation Offerings: Topics for Formation (education) on Sunday, November 29, will include the Advent study The Light Will Shine: Waiting Expectancy, and the final week of the 20s and 30s conversation about Ed's Story.

Beyond Our Doors
40th Annual Citywide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Wilderness and Hope is the theme for this Thanksgiving tradition hosted by MeckMin in partnership with Crisis Assistance Ministry and Loaves & Fishes. The service begins ... Read more
Advent Retreat for Women: Ministry Partner the Galilee Center is hosting a women's retreat to welcome the Advent Season on Saturday, December 5. Come spend a quiet and reflective day ... Read more

In Case You Missed It
Parish Advent Bazaar Starts This Sunday: Help St. Peter's youth raise funds for their 2017 Youth Pilgrimage when the Parish Advent Bazaar begins ... Read more

The Christmas Pageant: All children ages two through 12 are encouraged to join the cast of this annual tradition... Read more
Room In The Inn 2015-16: St. Peter's, along with dozens of other area churches and other organizations, will help house and feed our homeless neighbors ... Read more 
Christmas Tree Sale: The Choir School at St. Peter's offers Christmas trees fresh from the North Carolina mountains... Read more 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202