Summer Sunday "Conversations with the Clergy"

We are better, stronger, and more equipped to navigate this sinful, broken, and violent world when each week of our lives includes the practice of engaging God's Word and Sacrament with others from our parish community or wherever summer travels might take us. The Holy Scriptures (1 Thessalonians 5:11) recalls the importance of "encouraging one and another and building each other up," which is done primarily by being together and sharing faith journeys.

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.

*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.

Youth Pilgrimage Prayer Request Submissions and Recognition Sunday. As St. Peter's next Journey to Adulthood Pilgrims (rising 11 th   and 12 th   graders) prepare for their Holy Pilgrimage to Italy, June 27 to July 5, parishioners are invited to send prayer requests that will be offered at the major basilicas in Rome, Assisi, and Milan. Throughout the journey, three intentional stops will be made to offer prayers for our parish family, friends, and community. All are asked to send personal and specific prayers, including for ourselves, family, and friends to Director of Youth Formation, Lyn Holt ( On Sunday, June 25, a special recognition and prayer will be offered for the travelers at the 10:45 a.m. service, and prayers will continue for them as they journey.
Sunday Morning Formation Hour on Revised Summer Schedule. This summer, the Clergy will offer a four-week, inter-generational conversation series beginning June 25. Watch the eNews, service leaflets, bulletin boards, and for details about these and other summer formation offerings. On June 11, our customary September-May Christian formation classes ended and will resume on August 27 preceded by a special all-ages, clergy-hosted Parish Hall Forum on August 20.
Conversations with the Clergy Four-Week Class begins June 25. The Rector and the Associate Rector will host a four-week, inter-generational conversation class on the second floor of the Parish House, 9:30-10:15 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. Nursery Center Hours: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spread the word. Come one and all.
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 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.

Consecration of the XII Bishop Diocesan. The Reverend Samuel Sewall Rodman III will be ordained and consecrated the XII Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina at Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, on Saturday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. This is a ticketed event. Through a special request and lottery process, a limited number of tickets will be sent to St. Peter's for a distribution among parish Delegates to Convention, members of the Vestry, and others. Any tickets remaining available after distribution will be distributed via drawing. To be eligible for the drawing,  parishioners must complete an entry form   no later than Friday, June 23. Drawing recipients will be notified by June 30. For those without a ticket who would like to be onsite for the service, overflow seating will be available in Goodson Hall for livestream viewing and a full Eucharist. No tickets are required to attend; general seating only. For more about the Consecration, visit the Bishop Search Website.
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Mark Your Calendars

June 25 - July 9: "Conversation with the Clergy" 4-week formation offering for all ages.
July 9: Parish Community Monthly Potluck after the 10:45 a.m. service.
July 23: Organ recital (7:00 p.m.) at St. Peter's by Elizabeth Lenti, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster as part of the American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series.
August 20: "Becoming Episcopalian" Confirmation/Inquirers' 8-week class and "All-ages Formation" class offering.
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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