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Life at St. Peter’s

Winter – Spring 2017 Calendar of Worship, Programs, and Events Worship. Sundays 8:00 am Holy Communion in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite I), including sermon, organ music, and hymns. Childcare available. 10:45 am Holy Communion in the contemporary language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II), including sermon, choral and organ music, and hymns. Childcare available. 5:00 pm Sunday Evenings at St. Peter’s, Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist on second and fourth Sundays; Holy Eucharist inspired by the Taizé, France community on third Sundays; and other Sundays as announced. Weekdays, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel Tuesdays NOON, Holy Communion, 30-minute service in the Chapel Monday through Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm The doors of the church are open for private prayer, reflection, and meditation.

Programs and Events. Regarding Programs and Events including Fellowship. Every Sunday, except when indicated, Christian Formation for children (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd), youth (Journey to Adulthood), and adults is offered from 9:30 to 10:30 am preceded by Holy Chow breakfast (8:30–9:25 am). The following schedule highlights Sunday and weekday offerings for adults, and more including weekly fellowship opportunities. For details about each and because some are subject to change, visit www.st-peters.org, watch the weekly eNews, service leaflet notices, and Parish House bulletin boards. Regarding Monthly Parish Family Potlucks on Sundays at 12:15 pm. The Vestry has committed to provide space and time to build more community at St. Peter’s through casual potluck lunches to be hosted on a regular basis by parish ministry areas; watch closely for more about these important offerings.

January 2017 January 1, Sunday, Second Sunday after Christmas: The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Holy Eucharist, 8:00 am Formation Classes for all ages resume on January 8 Holy Eucharist, 10:45 am Sunday Evenings at St. Peter’s resumes on January 8 January 2, Monday Parish House and Offices closed until Tuesday, January 3 January 6, Friday, Feast of the Epiphany Holy Eucharist and Burning of the Greens, 6:00 PM January 8, Sunday, First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ Holy Chow breakfast resumes (Community Room), 8:30-9:25 am Christian Formation Classes resume for all ages, 9:30–10:30 am Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (Burli Singers), 5:00 PM January 15, Sunday, Second Sunday after the Epiphany Parish Hall Forum: Instructed Baptism, 9:30–10:30 am Leave-taking Reception: The Reverend Joslyn Ogden Schaefer, 12:15 PM Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taizé, France), 5:00 PM January 16, Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Holy Eucharist, 11:30 am Center City Concert: Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble, NOON Parish Offices Closed January 22, Sunday, Third Sunday after the Epiphany Small Group: Discover St. Peter’s, 9:30–10:30 am Parish Hall Forum: Being Church for The Nation, 9:30–10:30 am Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (St. Peter’s Choir), 5:00 pm Super Bowl Chili and Autobell Tickets Sale (Youth Pilgrimage and Outreach Fundraiser) January 29, Sunday, Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Discover St. Peter’s (Small Group), 9:30–10:30 am Parish Hall Forum: Observing Personal Sabbaths and Sabbaticals, 9:30–10:30 am Welcome Reception: The Reverend Jacob Evan Pierce, 12:15 PM Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (Choir: MasterSingers of The Choir School), 5:00 PM Super Bowl Chili and Autobell Tickets Sale (Youth Pilgrimage and Outreach Fundraiser)

February 2017 February 1, Wednesday Mystical Food for Thought: Spiritual Readings for Personal Growth, Noon–1:00 PM February 2, Thursday Pub Theology (“Practing Hope”), Rock Bottom Brewery, 6:00-8:00 PM February 5, Sunday, Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Parish Hall Forum: North Carolina XII Bishop Search Process, 9:30–10:30 am Friendship Gardens Seed-planting and Lunch, 12:30 PM Young Adults First Sunday Brunch - 12:30 PM, offsite Super Bowl Chili and Autobell Tickets Sale (Youth Pilgrimage and Outreach Fundraiser)

February 12, Sunday, Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Parish Hall Forum: Spiritual Direction Panel, 9:30–10:30 am Parish Family Potluck: Community Room, 12:15 PM Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (Choir School Boys and Girls), 5:00 PM February 17–19, Friday-Sunday Bishop’s Ball Diocesan Youth Event – Camp Walter Johnson (Denton, N.C.) February 19, Sunday, Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Parish Hall Forum: Spiritual Discernment Discussion (Session 1), 9:30–10:30 am Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taizé, France), 5:00 PM February 20, Monday Center City Concert: Wingate University Singers, Noon February 21, Tuesday Senior Class (55+) Third Sunday Luncheon, 11:30 am, offsite February 25, Saturday Choir School Serenade (Annual Fundraiser), 6:30 PM, Charlotte City Club February 26, Sunday – Last Sunday after the Epiphany Parish Hall Forum: Spiritual Discernment Discussion (Session 2), 9:30–10:30 am Shrove Tuesday Gumbo Cooking with The Rector, 12:30 PM Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (The Men of St. Peter’s Choir), 5:00 PM February 28 – Shrove Tuesday Parish Family Set-up and Preparation for Shrove Tuesday Celebration, Noon–5:00 PM Shrove Tuesday Festival – Music, The Rector’s Gumbo, and Burying of the Alleluia, 6:00 PM

March 2017 March 1, Wednesday, Ash Wednesday Imposition of Ashes with Holy Eucharist: 7:00 am, Noon, 7:00 PM Ashes-to-Go Sidewalk Ministry: 8:00–8:45 am, 11:00–11:45 am, 1:00–1:45 PM March 1 and 22, Wednesdays Mystical Food for Thought: Spiritual Readings for Personal Growth, Noon–1:00 PM March 2, Thursday Pub Theology: Location and Topic will be announced, 6:00–8:00 PM March 5, Sunday, First Sunday in Lent Parish Hall Forum: Reconciliation: The Mission of the Church, 9:30–10:30 am Celebration Of Rector’s Sabbatical And Send-Off, 12:15 Pm Young Adults First Sunday Brunch, 12:30 PM, offsite March 12, Sunday, Second Sunday in Lent Parish Hall Forum: Engaging Holy Week: Palm/Passion Sunday, 9:30 am Parish Family Potluck: Community Room, 12:15 PM Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (St. Peter’s Choir), 5:00 PM March 18, Saturday “Papa Pietro’s” Italian Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Youth Pilgrimage Fundraiser, 6:00 PM


March 19, Sunday, Third Sunday in Lent Parish Hall Forum: Engaging Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, 9:30 am Picnic and Informational Presentation at Galilee Center, 12:30 PM, Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taizé, France), 5:00 PM March 20, Monday Center City Concert: Rucco & James Classical Guitar, Noon March 21, Tuesday Senior Class (55+) Third Sunday Luncheon, 11:30 am, offsite March 26, Sunday, Fourth Sunday in Lent Parish Hall Forum: Engaging Holy Week: Good Friday, 9:30 am Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist* (Burli Singers), 5:00 PM *Last Evensong with Holy Eucharist for Spring 2017

April 2017 April 2, Sunday, Fifth Sunday in Lent Parish Hall Forum: Engaging Holy Week: Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil, 9:30 am Young Adults First Sunday Brunch - 12:30 PM, Offsite April 6, Thursday Pub Theology: Location and Topic will be announced, 6:00–8:00 PM April 9, Sunday, Palm & Passion Sunday Procession of the Palms, Passion Reading and Holy Eucharist: 8:00 am, 10:45 am, 5:00 PM Parish Hall Forum: Adult Fellowship with Clergy, 9:30 am Parish Family Potluck: Agape Meal To Begin Holy Week, Community Room, 12:30 PM April 11, Holy Tuesday Holy Eucharist, Noon April 12 and 26, Wednesdays Mystical Food for Thought: Spiritual Readings for Personal Growth, Noon–1:00 PM April 13, Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist, 7:00 PM April 14, Good Friday Solemn Liturgy with Music and Meditations by the Reverend Sam Portaro, Noon–3:00 PM Stations of the Cross for Children, Youth, and Adults, 4:00 PM April 15, Holy Saturday The Great Vigil of Easter, 7:00 PM April 16, Sunday, Easter Day Holy Eucharist: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 5:00 PM Christian Formation for all ages suspended until April 23 April 17 - 21, Monday through Friday Parish offices closed for Easter Break April 18, Tuesday Senior Class (55+) Third Sunday Luncheon, 11:30 am, offsite April 21-23, Friday–Sunday Women’s Retreat at Valle Crucis Conference Center with St. Martin’s Charlotte April 23, Sunday, First Sunday after Easter Parish Hall Forum: Unpacking The Resurrection: A Conversation with the Associate Rector, 9:30–10:30 am April 24, Monday Center City Concert: A. W. Duo, Noon April 30, Sunday, Second Sunday after Easter Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Liturgy of The Light, 9:30 am Parish Hall Forum: Presentation Topic will be announced, 9:30–10:30 am Families’ Cookie Bake and Care Packages – Lunch and preparing packages for parish college students.

May 2017 May 4, Thursday Pub Theology: Location and Topic will be announced, 6:00–8:00 PM May 6, Saturday AIDS Walk Charlotte, 8:00 am, Gateway Village Promenade Solemn Communion Retreat for Children 9:30 AM–4:30 PM May 7, Sunday, Third Sunday after Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday Parish Hall Forum: Presentation Topic will be announced, 9:30–10:30 am Holy Eucharist with Solemn Communion for Children, 10:45 AM Young Adults First Sunday Brunch, 12:30 PM, offsite

May 10 and 24, Wednesdays Mystical Food for Thought: Spiritual Readings for Personal Growth, Noon–1:00 PM May 12-13, Friday/Saturday Choir School Concerts, 7:30 PM May 14, Sunday, Fourth Sunday after Easter Parish Hall Forum: Presentation Topic will be announced, 9:30–10:30 am Parish Family Potluck: Community Room, 12:15 PM May 15, Monday Center City Concert: Gemini Winds, NOON May 16, Tuesday Senior Class (55+) Third Sunday Luncheon, 11:30 am, offsite May 21, Sunday, Fifth Sunday after Easter Parish Hall Forum: Presentation Topic will be announced, 9:30–10:30 am May 28, Sunday, Sixth Sunday after Easter Parish Hall Forum: Presentation Topic will be announced, 9:30–10:30 AM Regarding Sunday Parish Hall Forum Topics. Between April 30 and May 28, the following offerings will be scheduled accordingly: Transforming Leadership: Lay and Ordained Ministry at St. Peter’s and Parish Vision Goals; Reconciliation: Interfaith Dialogue and Initiatives; Reconciliation: Reflecting on Human and Civil Rights; The Episcopal/Anglican Approach to The Holy Scriptures; and Serving Beyond Our Doors: Outreach and Social Justice Ministry Opportunities through St. Peter’s. Watch the eNews, Website, and Bulletin Boards for details.

June and Summer 2017 June 1, Thursday Pub Theology: Location and Topic will be announced, 6:00–8:00 PM June 4, Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Pentecost Celebration, 9:30 am Parish Hall Forum: Reconciliation, Music, and Rest for the Soul: A Post-Sabbatical Conversation with the Rector, 9:30 am Baptisms, Last Sunday of Spring Formation Classes Annual Parish Picnic, 12:30 PM, offsite June 11, Trinity Sunday The Choir School at St. Peter’s sings at 10:45 am Holy Eucharist No Parish Family Potluck in June: All invited to Parish Picnic on June 4. High School Seniors Recognition Sunday June 14 and 28, Wednesdays Mystical Food for Thought: Spiritual Readings for Personal Growth, Noon–1:00 PM June 15–20, Thursday–Tuesday The Choir School at St. Peter’s Summer Tour June 16–24, Friday–Saturday Diocesan HUGS Camp, The Summit, Haw River State Park June 27–July 5, Tuesday–Wednesday Youth Pilgrimage to Italy (Rome, Iassisi, Milan) July 9, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Parish Family Potluck: Community Room, 12:15 PM July 23, Sunday Organist Elizabeth Lenti Recital (American Guild of Organists), 7:00 PM, St. Peter’s July 23–28, Sunday–Friday High School Mission Trip August 3–14, Thursday–Monday St. Peter’s Choir Pilgrimage to St. Alban’s, UK August 7–11, Monday - Friday The Choir School at St. Peter’s Summer Camp, St. Peter’s August 13, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Parish Family Potluck: Community Room, 12:15 PM August 6–9, Sunday–Wednesday Youth Episcopal Outreach Camp, St. Martin’s (Charlotte) September 15–17, Friday - Sunday Parish Retreat Weekend – Kanuga Conference Center (Hendersonville, N.C.)

Visit the Formation and Program Calendar for updated details about all offerings for adults, youth, and children. Calendars, information, and any changes are available at www.st-peters.org, in the Parish House Lobby, and in Life at St. Peter’s.


Life at St. peter's Winter-Spring 2017 Program Update