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
In the wake of our city's unrest, many parishioners have asked Fr. Ollie and me, "What can I do?" After all it is one thing to talk about the Church journeying together on the road from "justice to peace," as Fr. Ollie put it in his sermon a couple weeks ago, and quite another for us to put one foot in front of the other! While there aren't easy answers, quick fixes, or miracle cures to treat the wound of injustice in our community, each one of us can "do" something.
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, led by the St. Peter's clergy and the Women of the St. Peter's Choir.
*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 Formation for Youth and Children, weekly
. Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth, ages 13-18, meet in the Youth Suite (basement level, Parish House). 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.
Sunday Formation for Adults, October 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. The Parish Hall Forum (second floor, Parish House) features
Dr. Suzanne Henderson, a New Testament Scholar from Queens University, offering a four-week series on themes in Jesus' ministry. October 9 we will explore "Messianic Message: What is the Kingdom of God and why does it matter?" October 16 is about "Messianic Power: Can we talk about 'miracles'"? October 23 is "Messianic Suffering: How do we take up the cross every day? And October 30 is "Messianic Resurrection: Got Hope?" You won't want to miss these stimulating sessions! During this offering, weekly "Contemplative Prayer" will be facilitated by the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman, Formation Partner, in the Town Choir Room (basement, Parish House).
Sunday Evening at St. Peter's, October 9
. The 5:00 p.m. service offering will be Choral Evensong (sung Evening Prayer) and Holy Eucharist with musical leadership by the Clergy and the Women of the St. Peter's Choir. Most second and fourth Sundays at 5:00 p.m., we offer Choral Evensong and Holy Eucharist. Every third Sunday, we offer a Taizé Holy Eucharist, with the next one scheduled for October 16.
The complete Fall 2016 schedule for Sunday Evenings at St. Peterâ€™s is available online.
"Spirituality and Money" Fall 2016 Parish-wide Read
. Paper copies of our Fall 2016 parish-wide read on "Spirituality and Money" are available in the Parish House lobby
All households are invited to engage in this parish family journey of learning more about how our relationship with money can either enhance or obstruct our faithfulness to God. Small group discussions about the read are being hosted by parishioners. The next small group gathers on Wednesday, October 12 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's and is hosted by the Vestry Coordinator for Stewardship, Candace Armstrong. On October 15 at 7:00 p.m., Ginny and John Brien will host a potluck in their home at 3028 Airlie Street near the Plaza Midwood area. To attend, RSVP to Ginny Brien (
Beacon of Hope in Center City Charlotte: Conversations with Parish Clergy, October 9 and 16.
Join the clergy on Sundays, October 9 and 16, 12:30
1:30 p.m. in the Parlor for a conversation about how St. Peter's has been responding and can respond to the most recent unrest, cries for justice, and need for healing and reconciliation in our city. How might we become a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte as our Parish Vision suggests? For related reflections and more, visit our website's God's Tapestry blog. All are welcome to each conversation.
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Mark Your Calendars
Week of October 2: Introduction of the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign: "Support Life at St. Peter's"
November 6: All Saints' Sunday and Commitment Sunday for 2017 Annual Fund Campaign
November 13: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Listening Session/Luncheon
November 18-19: 201st Annual Diocesan Convention at Raleigh Convention Center
November 20: Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King Sunday
November 27-December 18: Advent Evenings: Holy Eucharist with Music at 5:00 p.m.
December 4: Annual Meeting of the Parish and Vestry Elections; Advent Lessons and Carols with Eucharist; Festive Advent Parish Potluck Luncheon