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Our Vision...

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
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Stories are poignant because they help to define how each of us came to be who we are today. They creatively capture some meaningful occurrence along our journeys, and collectively stories mold souls into total uniqueness. They inform us of how we might live; of how we might love; and of how we might potentially see the world and our spaces within it as something grander-something holier. Stories invite souls to consider the possibilities that life, and life everlasting, may offer.


This Sunday

View our program guide, Life at St. Peter's, for more information.

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. Blessing of the Animals with Holy Eucharist. A simple service outdoors in the churchyard. If you would like to bring a pet for blessing, please have your pet on a leash.

*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.
This Week

Bishop's Visitation, October 2. The Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple, Diocesan Bishop Pro Tempore, will be with us for the 10:45 a.m. liturgy as well as for 8:30 a.m. Holy Chow breakfast and the 9:30 a.m. Parish Hall Forum. A reception for the Bishop and candidates for confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation will follow the 10:45 a.m. liturgy in the Parish Hall. Since November 2015, Bishop Anne has served as Bishop Pro Tempore and will do so until the next Bishop Diocesan is elected at a special convention of the Diocese in March 2017. All adults, youth, and children are encouraged to attend any or all of this offerings for this occasion.
 
Sunday Formation for Adults, October 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. The Parish Hall Forum (second floor, Parish House) features a "Conversation with the Bishop." The Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Pro Tempore, will engage questions on how to be faithful disciples within and beyond the church's doors. 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 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 Evening at St. Peter's, October 2. The 5:00 p.m. service offering will take place in the churchyard for the Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist in observance of the Feast of St. Francis (October 4, transferred). Animals of all sorts (on leashes) are welcome to join us and will receive a special blessing; a time also will be provided to name animals who have died. The next Sunday 5:00 p.m. offering on October 9 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. Peter's is available by clicking here.

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
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