St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Sharing the Gift of Music

At St. Peter's, we are the inheritors of the rich musical tradition of the Anglican tradition and we do our best to make the most of it. Our choirs and music staff put a lot of effort into making our musical offerings of praise to God the best they can be. And beyond our worship services, we strive to share with others God's love for us as manifested in great music, through the Choir School, various concerts and recitals, and through the ministry of Center City Concerts at St. Peter's.

Sunday, May 29
at St. Peter's

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
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 26 and July 31-August 28: Saints in the Summer - 5:00 p.m. worship, formation, fellowship

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 25, 2016 
New This Week

Sunday Morning Formation Hour on Summer Schedule. Beginning May 29, our weekly offering of Christian formation classes from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for youth and children, as well as the Parish Hall Forum, is suspended until September. Adults can look forward to a three-week series at the 9:30 a.m. hour on June 5, 12 & 19 called "Listening for God" with the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman.

Listening for God with the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman - This adult formation series takes place on June 5, 12, and 19, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Henri Nouwen, one of the most insightful spiritual writers of the last century, described prayer as "being all ear for God." And James Finley, one of Dr. Hanneman's teachers, suggests that we begin each prayer session by breathing in while listening to God tell us how much God loves us - and breathing out with our response, "and I love you." Dr. Hanneman invites us to explore this love affair God has with feel into what it means to be loved by God, into what it means to love God in response, and some of the ways we can begin to let this love shape our daily living.

Praising God through Worship at St. Peter's. Among many things, the Ten Commandments invite us to remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy. Life at St. Peter's takes this commandment seriously by providing weekly worship opportunities for all ages in the morning and evening: Sunday, Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Holy Eucharist, Noon; Monday - Friday, Morning Prayer, 8:00 a.m. On Sundays, the Infant and Toddler Center hours are 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Let us spread the word, invite others to worship with us, and be mindful of God's call for our holy habits.

Legacy Sunday Celebration on June 5. The stewardship ministry of Planned Giving will be celebrated on Sunday, June 5 at St. Peter's. "Planned Giving" is a term that describes the thoughtful designation of a gift that will be made some time in the future, usually at the end of the donor's life. At St. Peter's, planned gifts help ensure that our values as a faith community will be preserved for the future. A "minute for ministry" will be offered at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services, and information about St. Peter's 1834 Legacy Society will be available in the public spaces. See for more information and to express interest in having a committee member contact you.

Center City Concerts celebrates Third Season with a Festive Garden Party on June 1. Help support free, noonday concerts at St. Peter's by attending the series fundraiser on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Peter's garden. The event includes a reception followed by a concert of music in the Church. Single admission is $75; sponsorships are available starting at $500. RSVP now at
In Case You Missed It
Saints in the Summer Offering. Saints in the Summer will be offered Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. on June 26, July 31, August 7, August 14, and August 21. Our parish family will gather for worship, followed by a meal with fun activities designed to inspire our walk with God. Read more.

Holy Chow Breakfast is on Summer Vacation: The weekly Sunday morning offering from 8:30 until 9:25 a.m. will take a break for the summer and return in the fall.

Parish Retreat Weekend: Join us at the Kanuga Conference Center September 16 - 18 for a weekend retreat. Sign up now at

New Parenting Fellowship Group: Parents and children are invited to join Mother Joslyn and one another in the Nursery on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 11:00 a.m. - noon for a time of play, prayer, and fellowship. Our next meet-ups will be June 1 and 15. Read more.

HousingFest 2016 Supported by St. Peter's, May 28. Back by popular demand since its first event in 2014, HousingFest unites music lovers while supporting the Urban Ministry Center's efforts to end chronic homelessness in Charlotte. 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.

Weekday Volunteer Receptionists Needed. Parish Administrator Leigh Dixon is recruiting volunteers to serve at the Parish House reception desk on a Monday-Friday basis. 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

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202