St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Living into The Baptismal Covenant 

Living into The Baptismal Covenant was the theme of the annual Vestry Retreat offered Saturday, January 9, at the Parish House. To prepare returning and newly elected lay leaders for a new season in life at St. Peter's, our twelve Vestry members and the clergy spent a packed day of getting acquainted through prayers, personal storytelling, sharing, and celebrating and reimagining approaches to ministry... Read more

Sunday, January 17
at St. Peter's

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
8:30 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Holy Chow Breakfast - Community Room

9:30 a.m.

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 - 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 24: Legacy Sunday will be observed in thanksgiving for the 1834 Legacy Society and the importance of Planned Giving at St. Peter's
  • January 31: Seed Starting for St. Peter's Community Garden
  • February 7: Souper Bowl Sunday - Parish-wide collection for Urban Ministry Center led by St. Peter's Youth
  • February 9: Shrove Tuesday Celebration 6:00 p.m. - Parish Family Fellowship before Ash Wednesday, including food, music and children's actvities
  • February 10: Ash Wednesday 7:00 a.m., Noon, 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist; Ashes-to-Go Side-walk Ministry, 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


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January 13, 2016 
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New This Week 

Shrove Tuesday: St. Peter's will gather again this year for a Shrove Tuesday Festival with old-fashioned pancakes, the Rector's gumbo, live music and more on Tuesday, February 9... Read mored more

Vestry Organization and Roles: For details about the roles of Vestry members in 2016, visit the Lay Leadership page on the St. Peter's website.
Senior Class Luncheon: Members and friends of St. Peter's age 55 and up will meet for their monthly Senior Class Luncheon on Tuesday, January 19, at The Famous Toastery...

 The Choir School Evening of Big Band: The Choir School's 2016 Serenade gala will take place... Read more

Legacy Sunday Noon Luncheon Rescheduled: Update your calendars that the Celebrating Hope luncheon... Read more

20s and 30s Bowling: St. Peter's 20s and 30s are invited to gather on Thursday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bowling at Ten Park Lanes... Read more
Parish Hall Forum:The topic for Sunday, January 17, is Revisiting the Dream: Human Rights Today. How is the idea of Human Rights informed by our Christian tradition? Come hear Dr. Brian Schaefer... Read more

20s and 30s Formation: This group will participate in the Parish Hall Forum on Sunday, January 17.

Next Week's Formation Hour: The topic for the Parish Hall Forum on Sunday, January 24, will be Building on St. Peter's Presence and the 1834 Legacy Society, led by the Reverend Ollie Rencher.

In Case You Missed It

Holy Chow! Breakfast Is Back: Join us on Sunday, January 10, for Holy Chow breakfast, served from 8:30 - 9:25 am in the Community Room on the Second Floor of the Parish House. Volunteers are needed to keep this ministry afloat... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrate the legacy of Civil Rights leader the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Holy Eucharist at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18, followed by "Gospels, Spirituals, and Classics" at the Center City Concert at Noon.
Center City Concert: Soprano Helen Goldsby will perform "Gospels, Spirituals, and Classics" during the Center City Concert at Noon on Monday, January 18, which will also feature the words of the Reverent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set to music... Read more
Holy Conversation: This new, weekly Wednesday morning offering begins with 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel, then continues in the Parlor with a scripture reflection led by the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher until 9:00 a.m. ... Read more

Kerygma: And You Thought This Was New in the Church! Christians have been misbehaving and arguing since the very beginning-after all, it is people who make up the church (Acts 6). Come and learn all of the story. Starting on Monday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m., we continue our journey into the New Testament... Read more

Bridges out of Poverty: Understanding and addressing the dynamics that make it difficult for people to break out of poverty will be the focus for an Epiphany retreat, Bridges out of Poverty, January 29 and 30... Read more

Engaging The Daily Office at St. Peter's: All are welcome. One ancient and modern way to pray is through the Daily Office-The Book of Common Prayer services of Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, and Evening Prayer... Read more

Coffee Hour Baristas Needed: Would you like to be a barista during our Sunday morning Coffee Hour? Our Fellowship Ministry is seeking more people to share in the ministry of hosting refreshments in the parish house lobby... Read more

Beyond Our Doors

RAIN Benefit: Make a difference for RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network), one of St. Peter's Ministry Partners, when the Broadway National tour of Wicked teams up with some of Charlotte's best musicians for this one-night only benefit... Read more
Bishop Curry Participates in Trinity Institute Conference on Racial Justice: This year's Trinity Institute Conference is about racism and racial justice, with our own Bishop Michael Curry as one of the principal speakers. The conference will be live-streamed in Charlotte ... Read more

Bold Like Jesus: On January 21-23, Christ Lutheran Church brings together Lutherans, Moravians and Episcopalians from across the state to explore what it means to be bold like Jesus in a complex and changing world. Interim Bishop The Rt. Rev. Anne E. Hodges Copple is among the presenters. Registration is free for youth and scholarships are available to cover... Read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202