St. Peter's Episcopal Church
A Walk in Jerusalem
"I invite you, therefore, to the observance of a holy Lent..."  
With those words on Ash Wednesday we began the walk of Lent. Some have been more disciplined than others. Some have experienced a more "holy" Lent to date than others. Whatever our experience the past four weeks, soon we are all entering Holy Week, embarking on a pilgrimage with Jesus that begins with the "hosannas" of Palm Sunday but then plunges into the darkest moments imaginable before being redeemed... Read more

Sunday, March 13
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 28-April 1: Parish Offices Closed for Clergy and Staff Break
  • April 3: High Sunday Brunch - Noon
  • April 19: St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys - 7:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church
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March 9, 2016 
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Holy Week at St. Peter's
St. Peter's offers many opportunities for us to experience the significance of Holy Week. You may want to mark your calendars for any of these special activities:
  • Palm and Passion Sunday, March 20 - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Conversation in the Parish House Lobby; and Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m.* and 5:00 p.m. 
  • Holy Monday, March 21 - Noon Center City Concert: Lake Norman Choral Artists with N.C. Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players; and at 6:00 p.m. Kerygma Bible Study in the Library
  • Holy Tuesday, March 22 - Holy Eucharist Noon -1:00 p.m.
  • Holy Wednesday, March 23 - Holy Conversation, beginning with 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel and moving into the Parlor about 8:30 a.m. for clergy-led scripture reflection
  • Maundy Thursday, March 24 - Holy Eucharist*, 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday, March 25 - Liturgy with Music, Meditations, and Silence, Noon-3:00 p.m.; at 4:00 p.m., Stations of the Cross for Children and Adults
  • Holy Saturday, March 26 - The Great Vigil of Easter*, 7:00 p.m.
  • Easter Day, March 27 - Holy Eucharist, 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.*, 5:00 p.m.
*Please note services that will make use of incense to enhance the experience. Those with allergies or other sensitivities may want to plan to participate in alternate services.
New This Week

Eastertide Parish Book Study: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates, a 2015 McArthur Foundation Fellow and national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, has contributed to constructive engagement and dialogue on topics such as systemic racism, inequality and the persistence of racial injustice.
The book will be introduced at the April 3 Parish Hall Forum... Read more

Hope and Grief: This four-week program is open to any and all who have experienced a loss of any kind and are seeking solace and sustenance for the journey of healing. Hope and Grief will be held on Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, with both morning and evening hours... Read more 

Senior Class Luncheon: The March luncheon for St. Peter's members and friends who are 55-plus will be at Toast on Park Road, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15. For more details, including directions, call Jay or Barbara Partington (704)523-1831 or Hannah Craighill (704) 334-6276.

Center City Concert: Lake Norman Choral Artists with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players will be the featured artists at this free concert at noon on Monday, March 21. The Lake Norman Choral Artists will perform a program of Bach cantatas and Brandenburg concertos... Read more
High Sunday Brunch: Make reservations today for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 3, now commonly called High Sunday here at St. Peter's. The annual fare for our brunch is shrimp and grits, quiche, breakfast casserole, a dessert table and child-friendly foods... Read more

Easter Potluck Lunch: Celebrate Easter with the 20s and 30s at the home of Marion and Cooper Morrison after the Easter Service. RSVP

After-Hours Receptionist: Joy Floyd, who staffs the reception desk on Sundays and evenings, will be out beginning March 21... Read more
Volunteers Needed: Reception desk volunteers to work either a morning or afternoon shift one day a week at St. Peter's answering phones... Read more

Youth Car Wash Fundraiser: Watch for St. Peter's youth in the Parish House lobby and at the North Tryon Street entrance to the church this Sunday. They will have Auto Bell Car Wash tickets for $16 to support youth activities.

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.
Parish Hall Forum: On Sunday, March 13, the two-part Parish Hall Forum on the topic What's Going on in the Middle East will conclude... Read more 

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. 

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

Adult Formation: On Sunday, March 13, the study on Exploring Contemplative Prayer concludes in the Town Choir Room on the lower level, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Contact Paul Hanneman ( 

Children's Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Youth Journey to Adulthood: Weekly offerings are available for children and youth, infants through high school, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at various places throughout the Parish House.

Evensong: The Mastersingers at St. Peter's will sing during the 5:00 p.m. Evensong service on Sunday, March 13.


St. Patrick's Day Fellowship: Join others from St. Peter's when we gather on the lawn for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 19. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. 

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

Scholarship Applications: Women who are 23 years of age or older may apply for scholarship funds from the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of North Carolina to pay for specialized training in vocational or technical skills, or for a degree or certificate... Read more 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202


St. Peter's Episcopal Church | 115 West Seventh St. | Charlotte | NC | 28202