St. Peter's Episcopal Church
The Reverend
Ollie Rencher
Lord Jesus, quickly come.
On November 29, we begin Advent, the Church New Year. Advent, which means "coming," invites us to slow down, become quieter, and ponder the genuine meaning of Christmas... Read more

Sunday, November 29
at St. Peter's

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1
9:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Forum: The Light Will Shine: Waiting Expectantly  Advent study  - Parish Hall

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Children's Atrium
Youth Journey to Adulthood - Youth Suite
10:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Advent Luncheon Celebration - Community Room and Parish Hall

5:00 p.m.
Evenings at St. Peter's: The Holy Eucharist with candlelight, music and periods of silence for prayer.

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
  •  December 24: Christmas Pageant - 4:00 p.m.
  •  January 3: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus Sunday
  •  January 6: Feast of the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist and Burning of the Greens
  • January 7: Pub Theology resumes - 6:00 p.m.

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eNews from St. Peter's
November 24, 2015 

Give to the Vision 2016: Generous Abundance
2016 Stewardship Campaign News: In preparation for the Annual Meeting of the Parish on Sunday, December 6, the Stewardship Team hopes to reflect 100% participation from all membr households in its ministry area report. More than 260 of 450 prospectve pledges have been offered toward our $950,000 goal. To ensure a healthy financial situation in 2016 for life at St. Peter's, you can read more and donate online.

New This Week

Holy Chow Takes a Holiday: In order to regroup and reorganize administration of Holy Chow, including recruitment of more cooking team members, our Sunday breakfast will take a break during the seasons of Advent and Christmas, November 29 through January 3. This holiday will allow time... Read more
The Choir School Christmas Concert: Tidings of Comfort and Joy is the theme for the Christmas concert by The Choir School at St. Peter's on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the church. This annual holiday concerts features all five choirs performing sacred and secular pieces ... Read more
Mary Virginia Woodall
Gratitude for the Ministry of Mary Virginia Woodall:
Effective December 31, 2015, Mary Virginia Woodall, Director of Ministry Development, will end her service as a member of the parish staff. In the new year, she will continue her very active life as a member, worshipping and serving with others, including in the role of Altar Guild Head and Wedding Coordinator... Read more
Online Advent Meditations: Enhance your experience of the Advent season with any of a variety of online resources. At Living Compasses, you can download an ebook... Read more
Youth Lock-Ins: Rite 13 youth can participate in Outreach and Ice Skating Lock-in on December 5 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Outreach and Ice Skating Lock-in for J2A begins at 4:00 p.m. on December 19 and continues through 4:00 p.m. on December 20.
Songs for the World: On Saturday, November 28, St. Peter's will host a free concert offered by Opera Carolina and Mosaic Arts to express solidarity and offer hope for humanity in response to recent terrorism... Read more

Beyond Our Doors

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

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  

Annual Meeting of the Parish and Advent 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. Read vestry nominee profiles online ... Read more

Parish Advent Bazaar Continues: Help St. Peter's youth raise funds for their 2017 Youth Pilgrimage when the Parish Advent Bazaar ... Read more
20s & 30s Chili Cook-Off: Join the 20s and 30s on Sunday, December 6, for the 2nd annual chili c ook-off ... Read more
White Beard Project: Have you selected the stocking stuffers you want to bring for our Advent Tree in the Parish House Lobby? Here's how it works: Take an ornament ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Mystical Food for Thought: This lunchtime discussion group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to discuss readings from Christian mystics.... 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: Next Wednesday, December 2, St. Peter's begins to host our homeless neighbors during the coldest months of the year... Read more
Christmas Tree Sale: Christmas trees from The Choir School at St. Peter's may be picked up at the lot at 1312 East Boulevard beginning this Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m... Read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202