The Fall program guide, "Life at St. Peter's," is now online. Find out more and read this week's news.



Our Vision...



to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte

 From the Senior Warden

During my time as a member of St. Peter's-as a member of the Vestry, as a member of the Pastoral Care Ministry Team, and now as Senior Warden-I have seen over and over again the way the people of St. Peter's express the love of Christ to one another, especially in times of significant change in our lives. 




This Sunday



8:00 a.m. Holy Communion in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite I), including sermon, organ music, and hymns. Childcare available beginning at 7:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m. Holy Communion in the contemporary language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II), including sermon, choral and organ music, and hymns. Childcare available until 12:30 p.m.
This Week



Weekly Adult Formation Resumes September 11: All adults at St. Peter's are invited to engage in our Formation hour 9:30-10:30 a.m. At our Parish Hall Forum, we will launch our parish-wide book read on "Spirituality and Money" beginning with some powerful observations from renowned writer and teacher Henri Nouwen. The Contemplative Prayer Group will resume its weekly meetings in the Healing Prayer Room. Parents of children and teens are invited to visit the atria and classrooms and to see our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Journey to Adulthood programs in action.

 
New Schedule for "Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's" begins September 11. The 5:00 p.m. service resumes on September 11 with Choral Evensong and Holy Eucharist. Every third Sunday, we offer our Taizé Holy Eucharist, with the next one on September 18. View the fall Sunday Evening's at St. Peter's Schedule online.
 
"Life at St. Peter's" Fall 2016 Edition Release. Our seasonal publication of parish worship, programs, and events for September 2016 - January 2017 is now available online at www.st-peters.org/life. Paper copies are also available for pickup in the parish house lobby.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Atrium Open House and Registration, September 11. On Sunday, September 11, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) resumes for the 2016-2017 formation program year. Serving children ages 2-12, CGS is grounded in Montessori pedagogy with sources in scripture and liturgy. In CGS, we center on the person of Jesus when speaking with children about God's love. In the parable of the Good Shepherd (John 10), we hear of a shepherd who calls and of sheep who respond - first by listening and then by following. This action and response introduces the child to the foundation of the covenantal relationship. This same covenant is a central theme in the Bible; God's search for us and our response to God's initiative. Parents will receive additional information about an Open House and other opportunities for families. Contact Director of Children's Formation Anna Hurdle (ahurdle@st-peters.org, 704-749-6156), to inquire about working with our children or to register a child



The Mystical Food for Thought group studies the works of both classical and contemporary Christian spiritual writers, seeking to open ourselves to the deeper world of the Spirit. Last year we met at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Tower Room. Our first meeting this fall will be September 14. If you are intrigued by the notion of experientially opening to the presence of God in profound ways, come explore with us! The Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman convenes the group; for our first meeting, we'll be reading an interview with contemporary mystical theologian Sr. Ilia Delio. contact Dr. Hanneman (phanneman@st-peters.org, 704-222-6015) and he'll provide you with a copy.



Free Holy Chow Kickoff on Sunday, September 11. Start the Fall 2016 program year off right with a hearty breakfast and good friends. If you've not yet had a chance to enjoy this seasonal weekly offering, this is your opportunity join in on the fun for free. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 9:25 a.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Parish House. Because it is free and adequate provisions will need to be purchased, reservations are required by Friday, September 9. So that we can have a good headcount, RSVP online or call Paige Ghareeb at 704-947-8982 if you do not use the Internet.



Young Adults First Sunday Brunch on September 4. Join the parish Young Adults fellowship on Sunday, September 4 for their First Sunday Brunch. The group will gather after the 10:45 a.m. service (around 12:30 p.m.) at Dandelion Market in Uptown (118 W. 5th Street). RSVP to Mary Gotschall (marygotschall@gmail.com) or via the "St. Peter's Charlotte: Young Adults" Facebook invitation. Spread the word.



Lector Training Session on September 11: All current and prospective lectors are invited to a training session on Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the church. We will review changes to the customary and engage in a practice session designed to help us support each other in our ministry. Those lectors who are unable to attend on September 11, please contact Abigail Cudabac (acudabac@earthlink.net) to receive a copy of the updated customary when it is available and to make sure your contact information is on file correctly for scheduling purposes.

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Mark Your Calendars


September 11: Fall 2016 Formation and New Worship Schedule begins
October 1: Shrimp and Suds Fall Rooftop Benefit for Youth Pilgrimage 2017, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
October 2: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
October 2: Blessing of the Animals with Holy Eucharist, 5:00 p.m.
October 4: Feast of St. Francis: Holy Eucharist, Noon
October 15: Habitat for Humanity Build by Parish Team
October 16: CROP Hunger Walk
November 13: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Listening Session/Luncheon
November 18-19: 201st Annual Diocesan Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center
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