St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Opening the Door  to Wonder
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?
In helping children to celebrate Advent and Christmas, our aim in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is to ground the children in scripture ... Read more

Sunday, December 20
at St. Peter's

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Forum: Advent Study, The Light Will Shine - Parish Hall

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

Coffee Hour following the 10:45 a.m. service - Parish House Lobby

5:00 p.m.
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's: Taize music 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, on the main floor of the Parish House.

Looking Ahead - Mark Your Calendars 
  • January 3: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
  • 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
December 16, 2015 

Christmas Week at St. Peter's

Next week we move into a time filled with activity and celebration. St. Peter's will offer three services and our annual pageant on Christmas Eve; another service on Christmas morning; activities such as the greening of the church; and opportunities to share the joy of the season with our homebound Parish family. Here are the special activities you may want to include in your celebration of Christmas beginning next week:
  • Monday, December 21, Noon - Christmas Choral Concert, featuring the St. Peter's Chamber Choir
  • Wednesday, December 23, 10:00 a.m. - Greening of the Church  
  • Thursday, December 24, 4:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service and Pageant
  • Thursday, December 24, 7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service (Prelude begins 6:45 p.m.)
  • Thursday, December 24, 10:30 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service (Prelude begins 10:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, December 25, 10:00 a.m. - Christmas Service  

New This Week

Room In The Inn Supplies: The Room in The Inn program welcomes a dozen homeless neighbors to overnight at St. Peter's every Wednesday, December through March. We help to supply the neighbors with some personal toiletry items... Read more

No Adult Formation on Sunday, December 27: No Adult Formation will be offered on Sunday, December 27. On Sunday, January 3, the Parish Hall Forum topic will be Thinking About Epiphany... Read more
Baptisms on January 10: We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Baptism on January 10. If you are interested in having a child baptized or being baptized... Read more
Holiday Office Closing: The Parish offices will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will re-open on Tuesday, December 29, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Holiday eNews: To make sure you have all the information you need to participate fully in the holiday season at St. Peter's, the eNews will be published on the afternoon of Monday, December 21. The week after Christmas... Read more

In Case You Missed It
Advent Study: Our Advent Study, The Light Will Shine, concludes this Sunday, December 20, with Re-imagining Bethlehem at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Join Parishioners Jan Keny and Josephine Hicks ... Read more
 Center City Concert: The Christmas Choral Concert by the St. Peter's Chamber Choir will be on Monday, December 21, at noon. Conducting will be Rob Burlington... Read more
Greening of the Church: Wednesday, December 23 beginning at 10:00 a.m., all ages are invited to share in this time of preparing our sacred space for Christmas with candles, wreaths, garlands and poinsettias.... Read more

Poinsettia Delivery to Homebound Parishioners: The Pastoral Care Team seeks volunteers to deliver poinsettias to our homebound parishioners... Read more

Youth Lock-In: Outreach and Ice Skating Lock-in for J2A begins at 4:00 p.m. on December 19.
Christmas Tree Sale: Christmas trees from The Choir School at St. Peter's may be picked up at the lot at 1312 East Boulevard through Sunday, December 20... Read more
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's: Throughout December we will offer Holy Eucharist at the 5:00 p.m. service. Evensong resumes the second Sunday of January: January 10, 2016.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202