2017 Annual Fund Update

As of Monday, January 9, 328 pledges totaling $883,550 have been received toward our $975,000 goal. The Annual Fund Leadership and Vestry Classes of 2016-2019 are grateful for each pledge received and continue to seek 100% participation from all parishioners. To pledge online today and offer your support, visit www.st-peters.org/annualfund, or you may pledge at the Parish House. Our total amount pledged continues to grow for the completion of a 2017 budget to be presented by the Treasurer on behalf of the Finance Committee to the Vestry on January 17.

Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the coming days, millions will remember Dr. King, who did much in his life in the name of Jesus and for the welfare of all beloved children of God. As we consider the parts that we each might take on the trek to reconciliation, let us pray, reflect, and act courageously in ways that will point to change.

This Sunday

View our program guide, Life at St. Peter's, for more information.

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion* in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite I), including sermon, organ music, and hymns.

8:30 a.m. "Holy Chow,"  breakfast in the Community Room. Cost is $4 per person; $15 household maximum.

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation for all ages, locations display on signage throughout the Parish House.

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.

5:00 p.m. Taizé Service. This candle-lit, contemplative service of the Holy Eucharist includes piano music and time for contemplative prayer.

*Nursery Care - 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Infants and toddlers, ages 0-3 are welcome in St. Peter's professionally staffed nursery. The nursery area is accessible from the Church by walking through the Chapel, and proceeding up the steps to the left.

Today, January 11, at 7:00 p.m: Waking Up White Book Discussion . Even if you missed the first conversation on January 4, you are welcome to join clergy and lay leaders in the Parlor to discuss this accessible and provocative book about one white woman's journey to discover how being white has affected every part of her life. This two-week discussion is part of St. Peter's ongoing commitment to racial justice, which the parish views as essential to God's work of reconciling all people to Godself through Christ. For more information, email Father Keith Lane ( klane@st-peters.org) .
Sunday Formation for Youth and Children, weekly. Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth, ages 13-18, meet in the Youth Suite (basement level, Parish House). For more information,
email Director of Youth Formation, Lyn Holt Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children, ages 2-12, meet on first floor in the Toddler Atrium and Levels 1-3 Atria (classrooms). 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Parish House. For more information, email Director of Children's Formation, Anna Hurdle.
Sunday Formation for Adults, January 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. The Parish Hall Forum (second floor, Parish House) will feature an "instructed Baptism," in which we'll talk through the Baptism liturgy and unpack the deeper meaning of this foundational sacrament of Christianity.
"Try On" Evensong at St. Peter's. One of many things that makes life at St. Peter's both unique and meaningful is our commitment to offering the rich historical liturgies of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition. In 2017, the Clergy and the Director of Music and Organist invite all members to "try on" Evensong, which is offered most second and fourth Sundays at 5:00 p.m., including next Sunday, January 22. Evensong is sung Evening Prayer and draws on the vast Anglican musical tradition. If you've missed the morning liturgy, or simply want to try something new, join us! What are people saying about Evensong? Read "More Evensong, Please" from The Living Church .
Discover St. Peter's : Whether you are very new to St. Peter's or simply interested in refreshing or deepening your understanding of what it means to be part of the St. Peter's community, you are welcome to participate in this two-session overview of life at St. Peter's on Sundays, January 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor. The January 22 session will explore the distinctly Anglican emphases found in the Christian faith. On January 29, our focus will be on how this faith is expressed at St. Peter's through our various ministries, leadership structure, and liturgies. Both sessions are in the Parlor and will be co-facilitatedby clergy and lay-leadership. To sign up, please email Elaine Wood (ewood@st-peters.org).
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Mark Your Calendars

January 29: First Sunday and Welcome Reception for The Reverend Jacob Evan Pierce, Associate Rector.
February 28: Annual Shrove Tuesday Festival in the Parish Hall, 6:00 p.m.
March 1: Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent
April 21-23, 2017: Women's Retreat at Valle Crucis Conference Center with St. Martin's Charlotte
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