Why Transform Our Approach To Leadership?
At St. Peter's we are doing something right, while equally presented with opportunities to further engage God's ministry-through who we are and how we fulfill the mission of the Church. Our Catechism reminds us that the mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
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. Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist. The St. Peter's Clergy and the St. Peter's Choir lead this beautiful service of prayer, psalm, and song. A brief service of Holy Eucharist takes place just after Evensong.
*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.
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 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Forum (second floor, Parish House) will feature "Being Church for The Nation." The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector, will reflect on and engage a conversation about the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America and the holy weight of Episcopal Christians "being Church" for the nation. On January 29, The Rector and Senior Warden, Bert Miano will discuss the Christian spirituality invitation to observe daily, weekly, and seasonal times for rest and renewal.
Discover St. Peter's, January 22 and 29
: 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, at 9:30 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 will be co-facilitated by clergy and lay leadership. To sign up, email Ministry Associate, Elaine Wood (
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's, January 22.
Spread the word about a great contemplative way to begin the week: worship on most Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
most second and fourth Sundays, Choral Evensong and Holy Eucharist is offered.
On every third Sunday, a piano-enhanced, meditative Taizé Holy Eucharist is offered. On January 22, the Clergy and St. Peter's Choir will lead Choral Evensong, after which a 15-minute service of Holy Eucharist is celebrated.
The January-June 2017 schedule for Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's is
available by clicking here
"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. 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
Two chances to try on Evensong take place this month: the regularly scheduled January 22 service and an additional opportunity on the fifth Sunday, January 29.
Super Bowl Chili and Autobell Tickets Sale, January 29 and February 5
. To raise funds for their Summer 2017 Pilgrimage to Italy and domestic mission trip, our youth will be selling three types of chili (
traditional chili, vegetarian chili and white chicken chili), while they last: $8 for one pound (feeds 4) and $15 for two pounds. In addition, Autobell tickets are available for $16 each.
For more information, email Director of Youth Formation, Lyn Holt
or call 704-749-6148.
Welcome New Associate Rector: The Reverend Jacob Evan Pierce.
On January 4, the Rector announced his appointment of Father Jacob Pierce as our Associate Rector. On January 25, Father Jacob will commence his ministry at St. Peter's. January 29 will mark his first
Sunday, and parishioners will have the opportunity to welcome him during Holy Chow breakfast or Coffee Hour. Our congregational development, fellowship, formation, and pastoral care ministry areas will benefit from his gifts and receive his primary focus.
Read a letter from the Rector or pick up a copy in the Parish House lobby.
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Mark Your Calendars
: Annual Shrove Tuesday Festival in the Parish Hall, 6:00 p.m.
March 1: Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent
March 18: "Papa Pietro's" Italian Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Youth Pilgrimage Fundraiser
April 21-23: Women's Retreat at Valle Crucis Conference Center with St. Martin's Charlotte