Give Thanks For What God Gives

I walked through the Church at 7:15 a.m. last Friday on my way to open the front door in preparation for Morning Prayer. It was peaceful and still, so I decided to sit. Memories came flooding back from when I was a little girl sitting on the second row in between my Mom and Dad during the service at Midway United Methodist Church. 

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.

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation (education) for all ages.

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. Taizé Holy Eucharist. Every third Sunday St. Peter's offers a special contemplative service of Holy Eucharist using music from the Taizé, France community. During the candlelit liturgy there is time for readings, prayer, silence, and song.

*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 Christian Formation for Adults, September 17, 9:30 a.m. The Parish Hall Forum will feature "Engaging our Time, Talents, and Treasure" led by members of the Congregational Development and Stewardship teams. In the Town Choir Room, the "Becoming Episcopalian" 8-week Inquirers/Confirmation Class continues. On September 24, the Parish Hall Forum will feature "Giving with Gratitude: Unpacking the Cost of Ministry and Operations" led by members of the Vestry, the Parish Treasurer, and Stewardship Ministry team members.

Sunday Christian Formation for Children and Youth, Weekly, 9:30 a.m. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children, ages 2-12, meet on first floor in the Toddler Atrium and Levels 1-3 Atria (classrooms) in the Parish House. For more information, email Director of Children's Formation,  Anna Hurdle. 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.

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, a meditative service of Holy Eucharist is offered, patterned after the Taizé, France community. This year-round liturgical offering includes music for piano, time for contemplative silence, and candle-lighting as a prayer form. Mark your calendars for September 17 (Taizé) and September 24 (first Choral Evensong for Fall 2017).

Senior Class Third Tuesday Luncheon.  The September luncheon will be Wolfgang Puck's at Phillips Place on Fairview Road at 11:30 a.m. on September 19. 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).

Holy Conversation about Confederate Imagery at St. Peter's, September 24 and 26. In response to the presence of the Confederate States of America seal in the one of the nave windows and in accordance with our parish commitment to the ministry of racial reconciliation, the Clergy and Wardens will facilitate two conversation opportunities: Sunday, September 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 26, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Each will be offered to reflect on all signs and symbols throughout our sacred space, including their history, significance, and ability to point worshippers to God. All ages are invited to attend one or both sessions.
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  • Our parish magazine, Life at St. Peter's, is online and in print.
  • Try a weekday service: Morning Prayer, Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m. or Holy Eucharist, Tuesday at Noon.
  • Meet for breakfast Sunday's, 8:30-9:25 a.m. $4 per person; $15 per household.
  • St. Peter's to host anti-racism seminar, October 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Young Adults Fellowship meets First Sunday's for Brunch.
  • Remember a loved one or honor a friend with a contribution for flowers or Eucharistic supplies.
  • Sign up for Realm.
  • Augustine Literacy Program volunteers sought.
  • Habitat for Humanity Build, Saturday, October 14. Sign up now.
  • Check out the parish's monthly financial update.
Mark Your Calendars

October 14: Shrimp and Suds Youth Fundraiser on the Parish House Rooftop, 6:30 p.m.
October 15: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation.
November 17-18: 202nd Annual Convention of the Diocese, Winston-Salem.
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