Summertime: A Season of Worship and Formation

Summertime presents a perfect and slower season for our intergenerational celebration of the birth of the Church through radical commitments to worship and formation. I look forward to gathering and growing together at St. Peter's.

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.

*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, June 11: The Tour Choirs and Mastersingers Ensemble of the Choir School at St. Peter's will lead worship at the 10:45 a.m. service. These choristers will travel to New York on their summer tour beginning June 15, with scheduled performances in Parkersburg, West Virginia; Akron, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Cleveland, Ohio. More information is available on the Choir School website: The Choir School is an auditioned community choir for children between the ages of 8 and 18, and offers all the benefits of rigorous, excellent music education to children from every walk of life. If you would like information about joining the Choir School family, please contact Managing Director, Kay Johnson (, 704-749-6146).

Sunday Morning Formation Hour on Revised Summer Schedule. Beginning June 11, our customary offering of Christian formation classes, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. for children, youth, and adults is suspended until September to give our devoted facilitators (Catechists) a break. However, we are pleased to announce that 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. In keeping with our parish's year-round commitment to faith formation, the 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 by the Rector and the Associate Rector 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.

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).

Kanuga Breakfast. On Sunday, June 18, the Kanuga Planning Committee will be hosting a light breakfast in the Community Room for all ages to attend. Please come have breakfast, learn more about Kanuga, and listen to prior attendees' personal experiences. Contact Eleanor Shell ( with questions.

Help for Homeless Women. In an effort to help ease overcrowding at the Salvation Army's homeless shelter for women, St. Peter's will be hosting a temporary overflow shelter for 12 homeless women the week of June 11-18. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. This ministry, much like our Room in the Inn ministry, will involve transporting our guests to and from the Center of Hope shelter each day to their temporary home in our Parish Hall, preparing and sharing dinner and breakfast, and staying overnight as hosts. If you can help in any way, please click this link to learn more and sign up for a task that suits your talents and schedule. If you have questions or need more information before you sign up, please contact Bert Miano ( or 205-222-7527).
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Mark Your Calendars

June 18: 9:30 a.m. Kanuga information breakfast in the parlor.
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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