Life at St. Peter’s
Calendar of Worship, Programs, and Events
August 2017 through December 2017

Visit the Worship Calendar for details about worship services: Sunday, 8:00 & 10:45 AM Holy Eucharist, 5:00 PM Choral Evensong or Taize-patterned Holy Eucharist according to monthly schedule; Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM Morning Prayer; Tuesday, Noon Holy Eucharist.

Visit the Formation and Program Calendar for details about all offerings for adults, youth, and children. Calendars, information, and any changes are available at www.st-peters.org, on bulletin boards in the Parish House Lobby, and in the weekly eNews.

August 2017

August 4 – 14
St. Peter’s Choir Pilgrimage and Residency at St. Alban’s Cathedral UK

August 6, Sunday, Pentecost IX, The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
No Formation Classes

August 7-11, Monday to Friday
Tour Choir Camp 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

August 11, Friday
Tour Camp Concert 4:30 PM Parish Hall

August 13, Sunday, Pentecost X
Parish Community Potluck at 12:15 PM

August 14-17, Monday to Thursday
Town Choir Camp 9:00 to 1:00 PM

August 18-20, Friday to Sunday
MasterSingers Retreat at Valle Crucis

August 19, Saturday
Liturgical Ministers Retreat and Training, 9:00-11:30 AM

August 20, Sunday, Pentecost XI
St. Peter’s Parish Celebration: Rally Day, Ministry Fair, Festive Eucharist for the Confession of St Peter.  All-ages Gathering in the Parish Hall and Community Room areas, 9:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Class begins, weekly thru October 8

August 27, Sunday, Pentecost XII
“Holy Chow” Breakfast begins, weekly thru December 17 (Community Room) 8:30-9:25 AM
Parish Hall Forum: “Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being” 9:30-10:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Class (Week 2, week 1 folded into August 20 Gathering), 9:30-10:30 AM
Journey to Adulthood (Classrooms) & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atria) 9:30-10:30 AM
Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade in Uptown Charlotte, 12:30 PM

September 2017

September 1-4, Friday-Monday
Youth Beach Trip

September 3, Sunday, Pentecost XIII
Parish Hall Forum: “Conversation with the Clergy: What Does it Mean to Participate in the Faith of Christ” 9:30-10:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Confirmation Class (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Journey to Adulthood (Classrooms) & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atria) 9:30-10:30 AM

September 4, Monday
Parish Offices Closed for Labor Day

September 10, Sunday, Pentecost XIV
Baptisms will be administered.
Parish Hall Forum: “The Ministry of Healing in a Polarized Culture: Life after 9/11” 9:30-10:30 AM
Journey to Adulthood Youth (Classrooms) & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Children (Atria) 9:30-10:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Confirmation Class (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Parish Community Potluck at 12:15 PM
Center City Concert: Music for Organ and Orchestra, with Nicolas Haigh, organist and conducted by William Osborne

September 15-17, Friday-Sunday
Parish Retreat Weekend (Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville NC)

September 17, Sunday, Pentecost XV
Parish Hall Forum: “Engaging Our Time, Talent, and Treasure” 9:30-10:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Confirmation Class (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taize, France) 5:00 PM

September 24, Sunday, Pentecost XVI
“Giving with Gratitude” 2018 Annual Fund Launch Sunday
Parish Hall Forum: “Giving with Gratitude: 2018 Annual Fund Launch and Unpacking the Financial Cost of Ministry and Operations at St. Peter’s”
Becoming Episcopalian Confirmation Class (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Book Study: The Woman Next Door (Tower Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Coffee Hour Hosted after 10:45 AM Liturgy by Youth in Youth Suite
Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (Boys and Girls Tour Choir) 5:00 PM
2018-2020 Vestry Candidate Nominations Open.

September 27, Wednesday
Social Justice Film Series and Discussion: “America Divided: Democracy for Sale”, 6:30 PM

October 2017

October 1, Sunday, Pentecost XVII
Parish Hall Forum: “A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Storytelling about St. Peter’s and the Civil Rights Movement” 9:30-10:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Confirmation Class (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Book Study: The Woman Next Door (Tower Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Blessing of the Animals with Holy Eucharist, 5:00 PM

October 3-5, Tuesday to Thursday
Diocesan Clergy Conference, Winston-Salem

October 7, Saturday
“Seeing the Face of God in Each Other” Anti-racism Seminar, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

October 8, Sunday, Pentecost XVIII
Parish Hall Forum: “Bible Study: The Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount”, 9:30-10:30 AM
Becoming Episcopalian Confirmation Class (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Book Study: The Woman Next Door (Tower Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Parish Community Potluck at 12:15 PM
Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (MasterSingers of The Choir School) 5:00 PM

October 13, Friday
Cabaret Night: Fundraiser of The Choir School at St. Peter’s, 7:30 PM

October 14, Saturday
Habitat for Humanity House Build by Parish Team
Shrimp and Suds Youth Pilgrimage Fundraiser, 6:30 PM

October 15, Sunday, Pentecost XIX
Bishop’s Visitation at the Holy Eucharist, 8:00 and 10:45 AM
Parish Hall Forum: “Conversation with the Bishop” 9:30-10:15 AM
CROP Hunger Walk (Independence Park) 2:30 PM
Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taize, France) 5:00 PM

October 21, Saturday
Youth Trip to Scarowinds

October 22, Sunday, Pentecost XX
Parish Hall Forum: “Becoming a Jesus People: Episcopalians as Agents and Instruments of God’s Reconciliation” 9:30-10:30 AM
Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (Burli Singers) 5:00 PM
Notice: The previously listed October 22nd, 6:00 p.m. God’s Tapestry Storytelling and Potluck Dinner is being rescheduled. The 2017-2018 Sabbatical Program Committee who will provide information, later this fall, in parish news and notices.

October 25, Wednesday
Social Justice Film Series and Discussion: “The Road to Brown”, 6:30 PM

October 29, Sunday, Pentecost XXI
Parish Hall Forum: “Becoming a Jesus People: Servant Ministry Opportunities through St. Peter’s” 9:30-10:30 AM

October 31, Tuesday
All Hallows Eve Service at Noon

November 2017

November 1, Wednesday
All Saints’ Day

November 2, Thursday
All Souls’ Day

November 5, Sunday, Pentecost XXII: All Saints’ Sunday
Baptisms will be administered.
“Giving with Gratitude” 2018 Annual Fund Commitment and Consecration Sunday
Parish Hall Forum: “Summer 2017 Youth Pilgrimage to Italy” Presentation 9:30-10:30 AM

November 12, Sunday, Pentecost XXIII
Welcome Sunday
Parish Hall Forum: “Introduction and Conversation with 2018-2020 Vestry Candidates” 9:30-10:30 AM
Newcomers Coffee (Parlor) 9:30-10:30 AM
Parish Community Potluck at 12:15 PM
Choral Evensong with Holy Eucharist (St. Peter’s Choir),5:00 PM

November 17-18, Friday-Sunday
Annual Diocesan Convention (Winston-Salem, NC)

November 19, Sunday, Pentecost XXIV
Parish Hall Forum: “All Things Come of Thee, O Lord: Practicing Gratitude in a Thankless World” 9:30-10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taize, France) 5:00 PM

November 22, Wednesday
MeckMin Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Event

November 23-24
Thanksgiving, Parish Offices closed

November 25, Saturday
Pilgrim Class Lock In

November 26, Sunday, Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King
Parish Hall Forum: “Conversation with the Clergy – People Look East: Preparing for Advent and Christmas” 9:30-10:30 AM
Youth Advent Fair
Prayer Practice: Contemplative (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Evening Prayer 5:00 PM

December 2017

December 2, Saturday
Advent Retreat: Stillness in Center City, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Journey to Adulthood Class Lock-In

December 3, Sunday, First Sunday of Advent
Parish Hall Forum: “Advent: A Time to Stop, Look, and Listen – Fostering Individual Prayer Practices” 9:30-10:30 AM
Advent Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist 10:45 AM

December 6, Wednesday
Room in the Inn, weekly through March 28, 6:00 PM

December 8-9, Friday-Saturday
Holiday Concerts of The Choir School at St. Peter’s, 7:30 PM

December 10, Sunday, Second Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist: Rite I, 8:00 AM (30-minute liturgy without music)
Parish Community Breakfast (full and free) 8:00-9:30 AM
Annual Meeting of the Parish (Parish Hall) 9:30-10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist: Rite II, 10:45 AM with music
Festive Advent Parish Community Potluck at 12:15 PM
Children, Youth & Families Advent Card-making Project 12:15 PM
Evening Prayer 5:00 PM

December 17, Sunday, Third Sunday of Advent
“Holy Chow” Breakfast concludes until January 7 (Community Room) 8:30-9:25 AM
Parish Hall Forum: “Praying Through the 12 Days of Christmas” 9:30-10:30 AM
Prayer Practice: Contemplative (Town Choir Room) 9:30-10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist with Music (modeled after Taize, France) 5:00 PM

December 21, Thursday
Service of the Longest Night, 6:00 PM

December 24, Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist 10:00 AM
Formation Classes for all ages resume on January 7, 9:30 AM
Sunday Evenings at St. Peter’s resume on January 7, 5:00 PM

December 24, Sunday, Christmas Eve
Holy Eucharist 4:00 PM with Pageant, 7:00PM (6:45 Prelude), 10:30 PM (10:00 Prelude)

December 25, Monday, The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day
Holy Eucharist 10:00 AM

December 25-27, Monday-Wednesday
Parish House and Offices closed until Thursday, December 28

December 31, Sunday, First Sunday after Christmas: The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Formation Classes for all ages resume on January 7, 9:30 AM

Looking Ahead

Save the Date – Fall 2017 Events

  • Planned Giving 15thAnniversary and 1834 Legacy Society Celebration
  • Community Engagement, Partnership, and Ecumenical Opportunities
  • Occasional Day and Night Time Parish Community Fellowship Offerings