St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Getting to Know Christ through Service 
to His People
Jesus was asked, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" He answered, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12:28, 30-31
Summer mission trips are an important component of our youth formation program. They provide rich opportunities for teens to learn who they are, whose they are, and what is required of them as practicing Christians... Read more

Sunday, March 6
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.

Adult Formation - Exploring Contemplative Prayer - 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 following the 10:45 a.m. service - Parish House Lobby

5:00 p.m. Evensong

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 
  • March 20: Palm and Passion Sunday
  • March 21: Center City Concert - Lake Norman Choral Artists with NC Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players - Noon
  • March 21-26: Holy Week - Easter Day
  • March 28-April 1: Parish Offices Closed for Clergy and Staff Break
  • April 19: St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys - 7:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church
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eNews from St. Peter's
March 2, 2016 
The St. James School Choir
New This Week

Evensong: The St. James School Choir will offer Evensong at St. Peter's at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, followed by the Holy Eucharist. Affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music in England, this 40-student Saint James Choir... Read more 
St. Patrick's Day Fellowship in the Lawn: Join others from St. Peter's when we gather for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 19. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

In Case You Missed It
We Spring Forward This Weekend: Our clocks will spring forward in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, March 13, when Daylight Saving Time goes into effect. Remember to set your clocks forward by one hour at bedtime on Saturday, March 12, so you're on schedule for Sunday morning.
Baptism Instruction:  Thinking about baptism for yourself or for a child?  Come join The Reverend Joslyn Ogden Schaefer on Sunday, March 13, in the Parlor from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to explore the multiple significances of this Holy Sacrament. 

The Holy Sacrament of Baptism: St. Peter's will be offering the sacrament of baptism at Easter Vigil and Easter Day. Register or learn more about baptism on the website or contact the Reverend Joslyn Ogden Schaefer (

Hosts Needed for Guest Choir: Hosts are still needed for members of the St. James School Choir, which will offer Evensong at St. Peter's on Sunday, March 6. If you have questions about this opportunity, contact John Hoke (, 202-870-99625).

Pub Theology: This casual weeknight gathering is coming up on Thursday, March 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rock Bottom Brewery in the TransAmerica Building. St. Peter's Rector, The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, will discuss the history of "People of Color and Racial Reconciliation in The Episcopal Church." 

Easter Flowers and Special Music: It's time to plan for making donations for flowers and special music for Easter Sunday. Make your contributions online... Read more

Red Boot Coalition: When this group meets in the Library at Noon on Wednesday, March 16, it will explore this step: "We came to see that, despite at times feeling fear in admitting so, we are imperfectly human..." Read more 

Check Out the Website: One way we've implemented to make the website easier to navigate is by locating three special links at the top right of the home page, just above the main navigation bar. I'm New is the page where visitors or newcomers... Read more 
Parish Hall Forum:On Sunday, March 6, the Parish Hall Forum begins a two-week program on the topic What's Going on in the Middle East. The first program will be led by Dr. Suzanne Henderson, Associate Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Queens University... Read more

Adult Formation: On Sunday, February 28, the study on Exploring Contemplative Prayer continues in the Town Choir Room on the lower level, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Contact Paul Hanneman ( 

20s and 30s Group: This group will join the Parish Hall Forum on March 6 and 13.
Men's Lenten Book Study: The study of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer for the men of St. Peter's continues in the Parlor on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Email Rob Smith  for details.  
Hours for Facilities Lead: St. Peter's new Facilities Lead, Brian Whitley, will be onsite on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and most Sundays, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m... Read more

Lobby Sign-Ups and Information: If you wish to be part of Parish House Lobby activities on Sunday mornings to provide information, encourage participation or sign-ups, or other activities of interest to parishioners, please contact Communications Administrator Peg Robarchek... Read more 
Community Garden: Turn out on Saturday, March 12 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. if you'd like to help out in St. Peter's Community Garden... Read more 

Beyond Our Doors
Galilee Center Hosts Film on Refugee Experience: Salam (Hello) Neighbor is an independent film detailing the Syrian refugee experience.  Galilee Center is hosting a dinner followed by a screening and discussion of the movie on Thursday, March 10.  Dinner at 6:30 p.m. will be prepared by St. Peter's own 20s & 30s group.  There is no charge for admission... Read more

Diocese Bicentennial History Day Events: The Bicentennial Planning Committee of the three Episcopal dioceses in North Carolina invite you to History Day 2016 on Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Gastonia. Entitled Hearts, Homes and the Holy Spirit: Mission & Ministry in North Carolina Mill Villages, 1890 - 1940... Read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202