A Parochial Playground

My heart is full thinking of the times I have spent working, serving, and just talking with many of you. St. Peter's truly is living into its commitment to hospitality, love, and welcome. I have seen firsthand your work in the community both inside and outside the walls of the parish church. I am proud to tell folks that I am part of the St. Peter's family. 

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.

*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.

Opening Night of Center City Concerts at St. Peter's 2017-2018 Season, Sunday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.  This evening's performance of two works for strings by prodigies of an earlier era, and two concertos for organ by composers of the modern era will be performed by Nicolas Haigh, guest organist and son-in-law of parishioners Mary and Kent Carpenter; William Osborne, guest conductor; and members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Mark your calendar, spread the word, and bring guests for a spectacular night of music for organ and orchestra at St. Peter's. For detailed concert information and more about this non-profit music outreach ministry, visit the  Center City Concerts website .

Episcopalians Respond to Hurricane Harvey. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with dioceses throughout the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana as they assess the ongoing impact of Hurricane Harvey and prepare to respond. Learn more at the Episcopal Relief and Development website by clicking here.

Life at St. Peter's Fall 2017
is here
. Our parish magazine and calendar of formation, worship, programs, and events is available in all public spaces at St. Peter's. View the magazine online at www.st-peters.org/life and the events calendar online at www.st-peters.org/events .
Sunday Christian Formation for Children and Youth, 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 ( ahurdle@st-peters.org) . 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 ( lholt@st-peters.org ). Adults meet in the Parish Hall (second floor, Parish House) and other designated areas according to schedule.
Sunday Christian Formation for Adults, September 10, 9:30 a.m.  The Parish Hall Forum will feature "The Ministry of Healing in a Polarized Culture: Life after 9/11" hosted by the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector, who was a seminarian in New York City from 2000-2003. In the Town Choir Room, the "Becoming Episcopalian" 8-week Inquirers/Confirmation Class continues. On September 17, the Parish Hall Forum will feature "Engaging our Time, Talents, and Treasure" led by the Congregational Development and Stewardship teams and the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher.
Pub Theology returns on Thursday, September 7, 6:00 p.m. All adults are invited to join the Reverend Jacob E. Pierce, Associate Rector, for this fall's first Pub Theology, 6:00-8:00 p.m. on September 7 at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. "Signs and Symbols: Reflecting on Confederate Imagery in the Wake of Charlottesville" will be the conversation topic. On first Thursdays through December, Pub Theology will be hosted by a member of the Clergy. Pub snacks and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at these casual, drop-in, formation events. Watch the parish news and notices for future locations and topics. The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector, will host the next discussion about "Making Peace and Finding Hope in a Violent World" at the gathering on October 5.

Chronic Care Support Group. The next gathering of this group, which customarily meets on the first Friday of each month, will meet this month on Friday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parlor. Assisting Priest, the Reverend Keith Lane, and others facilitate this monthly meeting of those with chronic illness and caregivers alike. For more information, contact Father Keith Lane ( klane@st-peters.org, 704-332-7746 x355).

Parish Community Monthly Potluck on September 10. Mark your calendar to attend our next monthly time to share food and fellowship on September 10 and sponsored by the St. Peter's Choir. If your name begins with the letter A-M, please bring something savory; if it begins with the letter N-Z, please bring something sweet. The hosts will provide the main dish. What is the Parish Community Potluck, you ask? Initiated in January by the Clergy and Vestry as one way to increase community among newcomers and members throughout the parish, all ages are invited to these monthly no-pressure meals. Each month, on the second Sunday of the month after the 10:45 a.m. service in the Community Room, a different parish ministry group or team serves as event host. Hosts are responsible for simple setup, providing basic potluck entrees, and clean up; these are a great chance for your group or ministry team to share its story with the wider parish. To host a potluck, contact Ministry Associate, Elaine Wood ( ewood@st-peters.org, 704-749-6141).
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  • Don't forget our weekday worship opportunities, Morning Prayer, Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m. and Tuesday Noon Eucharist. A time for conversation follows both offerings.
  • Holy Chow Breakfast offered every Sunday in the Community Room, 8:30-9:25 a.m.
  • "Seeing the Face of God in Each Other," an anti-racism seminar. Registration now open.
  • Young Adult Fellowship Planning Continues.
  • Activate Your "Realm" Account to access the Parish Directory.
  • Volunteer for the Augustine Literacy Project.
  • St. Peter's Habitat for Humanity Build Registration Now Open.
  • Sign Up to get the diocesan magazine, "The Disciple," and other communications.
  • Prayer Shawl Knitting Group Meets at St. Peter's first and third Tuesdays.
  • Learn More about St. Peter's Budget: Financial Updates Online.
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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