Music in the Air

Let us give thanks for music, which can help us to connect to the God within-and even fill our hearts with joy.

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.

5:00 p.m. TaizĂ© Holy Eucharist. This contemplative offering includes music for piano, simple chants, candlelight, and time for silence and prayer. Offered every third Sunday.

*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.

Life at St. Peter's Summer 2017 Worship, Programs, and Events Calendar. This parish life resource of offerings for the remainder of June, July, and August is being updated for release. Coming soon via a special eNews,, and to all public spaces at St. Peter's.

Sunday Morning Formation Hour on Revised Summer Schedule. Our customary September-May offering of Christian formation classes, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. for children, youth, and adults suspended on June 11 to give our devoted facilitators (Catechists) a break. This summer, the Clergy will offer a four-week, intergenerational conversation series beginning Sunday, June 25. Watch the eNews, service leaflets, bulletin boards, and for details about these and other summer formation offerings.
Conversations with the Clergy Four-Week Class begins June 25. The Rector and the Associate Rector will host a four-week, intergenerational conversation class on the second floor of the Parish House, 9:30-10:30 a.m. On June 25: Unpacking the Theology, Purpose, and Ministry of Reconciliation; July 2, Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World; July 9, The Holy Eucharist: A Response to Violence; July 16, Music: A Source for Healing of the Heart. Classes will be offered in a unique setting for adults, youth, and children beyond nursery age to gather comfortably together for one hour. Nursery Center Hours: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spread the word. Come one and all.
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's: June 18. 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 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 offering of Choral Evensong resumes in the Fall.

Parish Retreat Information Breakfast . On Sunday, June 18 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., the Parish Retreat Planning Committee will host a light breakfast in the Community Room for all ages to learn more about Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center near Hendersonville, N.C. Come, have breakfast, and listen to prior attendees' personal experiences. Contact Eleanor Shell ( ) with questions. No RSVP required for breakfast.
Senior Class Third Tuesday Luncheon. The June luncheon will be at The Improper Pig in the Cotswold Village Shopping Center at 11:30 a.m. on June 20. The St. Peter's Senior Class is a group of members and friends of St. Peter's (55+) who meet monthly for an informal lunch and twice a year for a party. For further information, please call Hannah Craighill (704-334-6276) or Barbara and Jay Partington (704-523-1831).

A Formation Invitation from St. Martin's . St. Martin's Episcopal Church on East Seventh Street invites St. Peter's parishioners to participate in Education for Ministry (EfM) classes that will begin a new year in September. EfM is a study and reflection program that comes from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. It is a four-year program that one may take one year at a time, and is what its name suggests: education for ministry. Over the four-year period, participants gain a better understanding of the Old and New Testaments, Church History, and Christian Ethics to prepare for lay ministry in congregations and the world. It is not simply a program for individual spiritual development, but one designed to prepare participants to serve. St. Martin's will offer participants a choice from three different EfM sessions, each week: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-Noon; and Wednesday, 7:00-9:30 p.m. The cost for the year is $375, and scholarships are available, if cost may be a hardship. If you are interested, (light green) forms are available in the St. Peter's Parish House lobby or visit the "Education" tab at . Registration forms must be received by the end of June. For more information, contact EfM mentor Father Armand LaVallee at 704-573-0129, co-mentors Angie Forde ( ) , Araminta Johnston ( ), or Paula Lombardi ( ) .

"Realm" Online Community Resource coming to St. Peter's. Our parish is moving to a new church record keeping solution called Realm. While it primarily will serve the administrative needs of the Staff and Clergy, it will offer some exciting opportunities to support the ways you are involved in the parish. Not only will this improve work life for those who work at the Parish House, an include app for smartphones and tables will make it easier for our parish community to connect with each other, keep up with what's going on, and assist our parish 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. Stay tuned for dates and details about its launch.
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Mark Your Calendars

July 23: 7:00 p.m. Organ recital in the Church by Elizabeth Lenti, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster as part of the American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series.
August 20: "Becoming Episcopalian" Confirmation/Inquirers' class begins.
August 27: Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade in Uptown Charlotte.
October 15: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation.

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