A Holy Pilgrimmage

Following intense preparation, 17 youth pilgrims embarked on a long-awaited Pilgrimage with five dedicated adult leaders. After riding in vans, planes, subways, and buses, our group arrived in Rome at the first of four convents, where our rooms overlooked St. Peter's Square and Vatican City. The group immediately set out, armed with paper maps, internet maps, and shared navigation duties and settled into a rhythm for the next seven days.

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.

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.

9:30 a.m. Conversations with the Clergy , a summer formation opportunity for all ages. Meet in the Parish Hall.

5:00 p.m. Taizé Holy Eucharist. Every third Sunday St. Peter's offers a special contemplative service of Holy Eucharist using music from the Taizé, France community. During the candlelit liturgy there is time for readings, prayer, silence, and song.

*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 Morning Formation Hour: Summer Schedule.
This summer, the Clergy will offer a four-week, inter-generational conversation series that began June 25. Our September-May Christian formation classes will resume on August 27 preceded by a special "Conversation with the Clergy" gathering on August 20 in the Parish Hall.
Conversations with the Clergy Class continues. On June 25, the Rector and the Associate Rector began a four-week, inter-generational conversation class in the Community Room on the second floor of the Parish House, 9:30-10:15 a.m. On July 16, Music: A Source for Healing of the Heart. Past Topics were Unpacking the Theology, Purpose, and Ministry of Reconciliation; Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World; and The Holy Eucharist: A Response to Violence. Classes are offered in a setting for adults, youth, and children to gather comfortably together. Nursery Center Hours: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spread the word. Come one and all. At the end of the series, presentations will be available online and for pickup in the Parish House lobby.
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's. In addition to 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., at 5:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, an extraordinarily meditative Taizé Holy Eucharist is offered. This year-round liturgy includes music for piano, time for contemplative silence, and candle-lighting as a prayer form. Mark your calendars for July 16 and August 20. Our second and fourth Sunday offering of Choral Evensong resumes in the Fall.
Pre-Pilgrimage Summer Evensong on Sunday, July 30. The Clergy and St. Peter's Choir will lead an extraordinary service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, July 30 at 5:00 p.m. before the August 4 - 14 Pilgrimage of the St. Peter's Choir and the Rector to St. Alban's Cathedral, U.K. All are invited to this special worship occasion, which also will celebrate our parish choir's invitation to serve as the choir-in-residence at The Cathedral Abbey and Church of Saint Alban. Choral Evensong, sung Evening Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, includes hymns, psalms, and traditional canticles for evening worship. A reception will follow the liturgy.

Altar Flowers and Eucharistic Supplies: In Honor or Memory of People and Occasions. Life at St. Peter's includes the opportunity for parishioners to honor or memorialize loved ones or celebrate special occasions in meaningful ways by giving Altar flowers and Eucharistic supplies. Altar flowers (2 large arrangements) are $150 per Sunday; more than one person or household can share in giving. Eucharistic supplies (bread, wine) are $30 for one month or $15 for two Sundays. To schedule your giving of Altar flowers or Eucharistic supplies, contact Parish Administrator, Leigh Dixon ( ldixon@st-peters.org, 704-749-6142). 

Help for Homeless Women: July 16-23 Shelter at St. Peter's. Please consider signing up to help with our second Overflow Shelter which will be hosted in our Parish Hall for one week beginning Sunday, July 16, and continuing through Sunday, July 23. We need overnight hosts (especially women), breakfast crews, dinner crews, and van drivers, as before. You may sign up for specific tasks here: SPEC Shelter Signups. Alternatively, to volunteer or with questions you may contact Bert Miano (at miano204@gmail.com or 205-222-7527).

Elizabeth Lenti to Give Organ Recital.  As part of the annual American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series, Director of Music and Organist Elizabeth Lenti will give an organ recital at St. Peter's on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
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Next  Taizé  Holy Eucharist is Sunday, July 16 at 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. Weekday Morning Prayer and Tuesday Noon Eucharist
Senior Class Luncheon: Tuesday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. at Carolina Prime Steakhouse
Register Now for Kanuga Parish Weekend, September 15-17
Next Community Potluck is Sunday, August 13
Ben Outen Music Fund Established to Honor Outen's 25 Years at St. Peter's
Elizabeth Lenti Appointed Director of Music and Organist
The Reverend Samuel Sewall Rodman III to be Consecrated Next Bishop Diocesan
Financial Updates Available Online Monthly
Prayer Shawl Knitting Group Meetings First and Third Tuesdays
Community Garden Volunteers Sought
Summer Parish House Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars

July 15: Consecration of the XII Bishop Diocesan at Duke Chapel in Durham
July 23: Organ recital (7:00 p.m.) at St. Peter's by Elizabeth Lenti, Director of Music and Organist, as part of the American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series.
July 30: Evensong (5:00 p.m.) before St. Peter's Choir Pilgrimage to St. Alban's Cathedral, U.K.
August 13: Parish Community Monthly Potluck after the 10:45 a.m. service.
August 20: "Becoming Episcopalian" Inquirers/Confirmation 8-week class begins and "Conversation with the Clergy" all-ages gathering in the Parish hall.
August 27: Launch of September - May formation offerings for all ages.
August 27: Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade in Uptown Charlotte.
September 15-17: Parish Retreat at Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center.
October 15: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation. 

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