This Week’s News

May 22, Wednesday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.

May 23, Thursday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.
Youth Documentary Viewing, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” (Offsite: Holy Comforter), 6:15 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room), 7:00 p.m.

May 24, Friday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.

May 26, The Sixth Sunday in Easter
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:00 a.m.
Holy Chow Breakfast (Community Room), 8:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Forum: “Sabbath Keeping” with Father Jacob, 9:30 a.m.
Parents Connect Fellowship (Parents Connect Room), 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Book Study: “A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World” (Tower Room), 9:30 a.m.
Journey to Adulthood (Classrooms) and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atria), 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Hour (Parish House Lobby), 12:00 p.m.

May 27, Monday
Parish Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
(No Morning or Evening Prayer)

May 28, Tuesday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Intercessory and Contemplative Prayer (Intercessory Prayer Room), 10:45–11:45 a.m.
Noon Eucharist (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor)
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.

May 29, Wednesday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.

May 30, Thursday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Pastoral Care Team Meeting (Tower Room), 9:30 a.m.
Feast of the Ascension, Holy Eucharist with Hymns (Church), Noon
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room), 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Holiday: Monday, May 27, St. Peter’s Parish Offices will be closed. Staff and Clergy will be observing the Memorial Day holiday and there will be no Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer.

Worship and Music

Observing Weekly Worship at St. Peter’s. Every weekday and Sundays, St. Peter’s offers opportunities for worship, study, and reflection. See a daily schedule online to learn more.

Daily Worship at St. Peter’s. Morning and Evening Prayer are offered daily in the Chapel. Morning Prayer begins at 8:00 a.m., Monday–Friday, and Evening Prayer is offered at 5:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday. This 30-minute liturgy is a wonderful way to mark the beginning or end of your day. A mid-week Holy Eucharist is offered at noon on Tuesdays followed by fellowship in the Parlor.

Learning

Parish Hall Forum, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. “Sabbath Keeping” with Father Jacob. Upcoming forums include: “Evangelism” and “St. Peter’s Social Justice Ministry.”

Six-week Book Study, “A Different Way,” April 28–June 2. Join us in the Tower Room on Sunday mornings through June 2 as we explore “A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World.” The concept of “living simply so that others may simply live” has been around for hundreds of years. The book connects our individual values and actions to the larger picture and helps us find power to make real change in our lives, communities, and in the world at large. Order eBook ($28) or paperback ($30 plus shipping) from (the Northwest Earth Institute. Scholarships are available by contacting Ministry Associate, Kristie Lauderbaugh (klauderbaugh@st-peters.org, 704-749-6141). For more information about the book study course, please contact Ellen Thompson (EllenThompsonOnline@gmail.com) or Mary Lynn Sepkowitz (mlsepkowitz@gmail.com).

Parents Connect Sunday Gatherings. On Sunday mornings during the 9:30 a.m. formation hour, parents are invited to gather for fellowship in the Parents Connect Room. On first Sundays of the month, parents will gather for formation and discussion on key topics: June 2, Continuing Family Spirituality into the Summer, led by St. Peter’s clergy. Search “St. Peter’s Parents Connect” on Facebook to stay up to date.

Education for Ministry at St. Peter’s this Fall. St. Peter’s is planning to start an Education for Ministry (EfM) group this fall. EfM is a theological curriculum sponsored by The University of the South, Sewanee, and designed for lay people within the church. You can learn more about it by going to their website: efm.sewanee.edu. If you have previously participated in EfM, or have heard about EfM and are interested in participating, we would like to talk with you. Please contact Fr. Murdock Smith at (frmurdocksmith@gmail.com) for more information or to learn how to become involved.

Community Life

Strategic Planning Update. If you missed the recent Strategic Planning update presentation during the Forum hour on April 28, you can review the stakeholder research results presented by St. Peter’s consultant, Andi Stevenson. Click here to download a PDF of the research results. For more information, contact either of the Strategic Planning Committee co-chairs, Maria Long (maria.long@nccourts.org) or Tony Craghead (tonycraghead@hotmail.com).

Holy Chow Breakfast. On Sundays, 8:30–9:25 a.m., enjoy fellowship at Holy Chow, a hearty breakfast in the Community Room on the second floor of the Parish House, before Christian Formation classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Join all ages of parishioners for one of the best breakfasts in Charlotte. The cost is $4 per person or a maximum of $15 per household. Don’t have cash? (You can now pay online through Realm.) Holy Chow will take a summer break after Sunday, June 9 and will resume at the beginning of the 2019–2020 program year on Sunday, August 25.

Pet Grief Support Group, June 13. The Pet Grief Support Group meets on June 13 (and every second Thursday) at 7:00 p.m. in the Tower Room. For more information, contact Wes Sturgis (pwsturgis@gmail.com, 704-621-8613).

Pub Theology Resumes in September. Typically offered on second Thursdays, 5:30–7:00 p.m., Pub Theology features holy conversations around pub snacks and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, available for purchase. Pub Theology will resume in September.

Senior Class Luncheon, June 18. The next third-Tuesday luncheon is June 18, 11:30 a.m. at Carolina Prime Steakhouse (225 E. Woodlawn). For more information or to be added to the email distribution list, call Dan Woodall (704-351-2279), Hannah Craighill (704-334-6276), or Barbara Partington (704-523-1831).

St. Luke’s Guild, June 7. The next gathering of this first-Friday group is June 7, 11:00 a.m. The clergy and parishioner Dan Busch, LCSW (retired), facilitate this fellowship for persons with chronic illnesses of any sort and those who are caregivers of family and friends. To learn more, contact the Reverend Keith C. Lane, Assisting Priest (klane@st-peters.org, 917-679-7285).

Prayer Requests. As a community, we offer support to one another through prayer. Requests may be made in several ways: complete a “Prayer Request” card located in the pew rack, submit your request online at www.st-peters.org/make-a-prayer-request, or contact Ministry Associate, Kristie Lauderbaugh (klauderbaugh@st-peters.org, 704-749-6141). Names of persons who have given consent for their names to be printed will be read aloud and listed for two Sundays, unless a longer period is requested. Intercessions are offered during Sunday and weekday worship, and daily by the Clergy and Pastoral Care Team.

Donating Altar Flowers and Eucharistic Supplies. To honor or remember the life of loved ones or celebrate special occasions, you may donate to the Altar flowers and Eucharistic supplies fund. Altar flowers (two arrangements) are $150 per Sunday and Eucharistic supplies (bread, wine) are $35 for one month or $20 for two Sundays. Donate Altar flowers or Eucharistic supplies online or contact Parish Administrator, Leigh Dixon (ldixon@st-peters.org, 704-749-6142).

Holy Faces Needed for Parish Photo Directory. Our whole parish community benefits from connecting names with faces through pictures of individuals and households in Realm. Log on to Realm and upload an image (casual or formal) and other key information. If you have questions about this or other Realm matters, contact Ministry Associate, Kristie Lauderbaugh (klauderbaugh@st-peters.org, 704-749-6141).

Outreach and Social Justice

Social Justice Film Night, June 4. The May film night has been delayed to June 4 due to the Memorial Day weekend. This film deals with the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy. “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” shows how a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians and the aftermath that follows. Light refreshments will be served and a guided discussion will follow the film viewing. To register, please use this link. For more information, please contact Jason Gingras at jason.gingras@gmail.com.

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Looking Ahead

June 2: Youth Sunday, Senior Graduate Recognition, Tour Choirs of The Choir School at St. Peter’s at 10:45 a.m. service.
June 3: Stewardship Committee Meeting.
June 4: Social Justice Film Night: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.”
June 4: Congregational Engagement Team Meeting.
June 9: Last Sunday of the Program Year; Parish Picnic, Independence Park.
June 17–21: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training Course, Level 1.
June 24-July 4: Youth Pilgrimage to London, Canterbury, and Northern France.