St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Commemorating Ascension Day in Prayer and Worship

Between Thursday, May 5 and Sunday, May 8, we join Christians worldwide in marking the occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days.

Sunday, May 8
at St. Peter's

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

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Parish Hall Forum - Second Floor, Parish House

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Atrium

Journey to Adulthood - Youth Suite

Contemplative Prayer
- Town Choir Room

10:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

5:00 p.m.
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's
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  

June 4: Youth Swim Party

June 5: MasterSingers and Boys & Girls Choirs sing at Holy Eucharist 10:45 a.m.

June 5: Parish Picnic - Independence Park

June 7: "Between The World And Me" Book Discussion with Community Panel

June 10-13: J2A Class Urban Adventure to Washington DC

June 12-August 28: Saints in the Summer - 5:00 p.m. worship, formation, fellowship for all ages

June 18: Lobster Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser for Youth Pilgrimage 2017

September 16-18: Kanuga Parish Retreat Weekend
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eNews from St. Peter's
May 4, 2016 
New This Week

Pub Theology on Thursday, May 5: Rock Bottom Brewery, next door to St. Peter's on N. Tryon Street, is the location for Thursday, May 5's Pub Theology casual, drop-in gathering at 6:00 p.m. in a private room. Join the Rector, the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, for a discussion on the topic, "What is your greatest fear?" Pub snacks and a variety of beverages, including non-alcoholic ones, are available for purchase. Spread the word and bring a guest. 

Choir School Spring Concerts, May 13-14: Join the Choir School at St. Peter's for its spring 2016 concert, "Classically American," on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Visit the Choir School website for additional details and to purchase tickets

Call for Day of Pentecost Readers: Each year on Pentecost Sunday, a part of the reading from Acts 2 is read simultaneously in multiple languages. If you can read or speak a language other than English, we invite you to participate in this tradition on May 15 at the 8:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., or 5:00 p.m. liturgies. Sign up between today and Wednesday, May 11, by contacting the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher via email, and invite others to do the same. Detailed information will be sent to you after sign up.

Consider Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's: Join us at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, and future Sunday evenings for the Holy Eucharist. Each evening service includes hymns, a homily or reflection, time for contemplative silence, candlelight, and piano music, as one alternative experience to our Sunday morning liturgies. Weekly, St. Peter's offers morning and evening liturgies in response to God's commandment for adults, youth, and children to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. As well, Tuesdays at Noon, a 30-minute Holy Eucharist is offered in the Chapel of the Saints. 
In Case You Missed It

Celebrating the Day of Pentecost, May 15. Sunday, May 15, marks the "birthday of Christianity."  Read more.
Third Sunday's Taizé Service: On Sunday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m., the Holy Eucharist is celebrated in the manner of Taizé, a monastic community in France founded in 1949.  Read more.

Formation Celebration on May 22. All ages are invited to attend 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. formation offerings on Trinity Sunday in thanksgiving for our Fall-Winter-Spring offerings and to learn about the variety of offerings on the horizon for Summer 2016. Whether you have attended one or none of our offerings, this day of celebration is for you.

Incense during Worship. Incense (hypoallergenic) will be used at the following liturgies: Ascension Sunday, May 8, 10:45 a.m. and Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 10:45 a.m.

Eastertide Parish-wide Book Discussion Continues on Tuesday, May 22: The next conversation about Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates) will be during the 9:30 a.m. Parish Hall Forum on Sunday, May 22.  Read more.

Last Center City Concert for 2015-2016 Season on May 16: On Monday, May 16 at noon, the North Carolina Brass Band Quintet will be at St. Peter's. Visit the series website.

Holy Chow Breakfast Takes Summer Vacation: The last Holy Chow for Spring 2016 will be Sunday, May 22.   Read more.

Introduction to the Enneagram on May 5: On Thursday, May 5, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Library, the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman will lead a discussion on the Enneagram, a tool for recognizing-and working with-ego patterns. Hanneman has studied and taught the Enneagram for more than twenty years and invites you to hear more in this introductory meeting.

AIDS Walk is Saturday, May 7: Register online now.

Youth Parent Social: A time for fellowship, sharing parenting ideas and learning more about the Journey to Adulthood (J2A) curriculum takes place on Sunday, May 15, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of Elsie Erneston (704-591-1754).  Read more.

Choir School Discovery Night: Boys and girls ages 7 to 11 are invited to Discovery Night 2016 on Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Visitors can experience an open rehearsal, hear from the artistic staff, and meet other kids who love to sing.  Read more.

Parish Picnic set for June 5. The annual Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 just after the 10:45 a.m. service at Independence Park in the Elizabeth neighborhood, 300 Hawthorne Lane at Park Drive. We have reserved Shelter #1 (same as last year). The closest parking to the shelter is on Park Drive. Additional parking is available at St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Seventh Street.

Priesthood Ordination of Linda Mackie Griggs. Former St. Peter's parishioner, the Reverend Linda Mackie Griggs will be ordained on Saturday, May 7 to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Martin's Church in Providence, R.I.  Read more.

Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte Anniversary, Saturday, May 14. Galilee Center, located at 3601 Central Avenue, is a venture of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina to provide an innovative welcoming place of learning, service, and fellowship on the east side of Charlotte for refugees and other neighbors.  Read more.

N.C. Bishop Search: The timeline for next steps in North Carolina's search is set.  Read more.

Cursillo Weekend, June 23 - 26: If you are looking for something more in your spiritual life, or if you need a "kick-start," consider attending the next Diocese of N.C. Cursillo weekend to be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Concord.  Read more.

Communications Skills Training Classes at Christ Church Charlotte. A unique communications skills training class is being offered at Christ Episcopal Church on several different dates this coming summer and fall: June 7-9; July 12-14; July 26-28; and October 18-20.   Read more.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202