Holy Pilgrimage for our Teens
Our Youth Formation program's mission is to provide St. Peter's youth with opportunities for spiritual growth, personal development, and Christian fellowship in a caring, safe Anglican environment. Our vision has four parts: to strengthen their relationship with God through Christ; to build community; to foster appreciation of our youth and their gifts; to increase their involvement in parish life; and to teach them responsibility for society through outreach.

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.

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 Choir and the St. Peter's clergy lead a service of Choral Evensong, sung evening prayers. This ancient service includes hymns, psalms, and the traditional canticles for evening worship. A brief service of Holy Eucharist takes places 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.

We Welcome the Reverend Sally Johnston, Guest Clergy This Sunday. The Reverend Sally Johnston and her family were members of St. Peter's when she was raised up and sponsored for ordination by the parish. After completing her seminary work at The General Theological Seminary in New York, she served at Holy Comforter here in Charlotte and most recently as rector of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in Columbia, S.C. Sally is a native of Charlotte, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds a Master's in Public Administration from California State University. She is married to Harold Newfield and they have three grown children who live in New York, Montreal, and Croatia. Sally and Harold have recently returned to the Charlotte area, reclaiming (that means working a lot on) her family home on Lake Norman.

Life at St. Peter's Winter-Spring 2017 Worship, Programs, and Events Calendar
This key parish life resource of offerings through Summer 2017 is now available online and available for pick-up in all public spaces at St. Peter's. Mark your calendar for any and all of what's in store!

Weekday Morning Prayer and Tuesday Noon Eucharist. Monday-Friday, 8:00-8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Saints is a beautiful offering for the start of the day. On Tuesdays at Noon, we offer a 30-minute celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Chapel. All are invited and encouraged to bring guests to any and all of these weekday offerings. 

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, March 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m. The Parish Hall Forum (second floor, Parish House) will focus on "Engaging Holy Week: Good Friday." The Reverend Sally Johnston will present our Parish Hall Forum and lead us in conversation related to the liturgy and theology of Good Friday. Looking ahead to April 2, our Parish Hall Forum Holy Week series continues with "Engaging Holy Week: Easter Vigil." The Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman will explore the meaning of the Great Vigil of Easter. Please plan to join in this time of reflection as part of our preparation for Holy Week.
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's: Evensong and TaizĂ©. All are invited to experience alternative contemplative ways to begin the week: worship on most Sundays at 5:00 p.m. On most second and fourth Sundays, Choral Evensong and Holy Eucharist is offered. On every third Sunday, a meditative TaizĂ© Holy Eucharist is offered, which includes music for piano. Please join us this Sunday, March 26 for our last service of Evensong with Holy Eucharist for this program year, led by the Burli Singers and St. Peter's clergy.  The Winter-Spring 2017 schedule for Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's is available by clicking here.

Gourmet Gospel Brunch, Sunday, March 26: At 12:30 p.m., the St. Peter's Choir will host a Gourmet Gospel Brunch Fundraiser for their August 2017 pilgrimage to England where our choristers will serve as choir in residence at St. Alban's Cathedral. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, March 23, 2017 to attend the event. Tickets may be purchased at www.st-peters.org/rsvp   and will not be sold at the door . Food will be catered by St. Peter's Choir Provisions and entertainment will include the choir, guest gospel artists and you, the audience!

Pub Theology, Thursday, April 4. Join parish clergy and friends for a relaxed time of holy conversation beyond the walls of St. Peter's. On Thursday, April 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at a location to soon be announced, the topic will be "Exploring the Passion and the Cross" with the Revered Jacob Pierce, Associate Rector. If you are interested in conversation about Good Friday and its implications for our lives, this casual, drop-in gathering is for you and a guest.
Easter Memorials : Special contributions, as memorials or honoraria, help fund flowers and special music for our Eastertide observances. The deadline is Monday, April 10. You may make contributions online or write a check payable to St. Peter's. (Please use the notation "Easter Memorial" in the memo line of your check.) Questions? Contact Parish Administrator Leigh Dixon (ldixon@st-peters.org).

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Mark Your Calendars

April 2 and 13: We welcome the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman as our guest preacher.
April 14 and 15: We welcome the Reverend Dr. Sam Portaro as our guest preacher.
April 23: We welcome the Reverend David Pittman as our guest preacher.
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