June 8, 2016

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Life at St. Peter’s offers several worship opportunities in the morning and evening: Sunday, Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Holy Eucharist, Noon; Monday – Friday, Morning Prayer, 8:00 a.m. Our clergy and lay leaders make these liturgies possible to support our baptismal covenant with God to continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers. Let us spread the word, encourage one another, and celebrate God’s abundance around God’s Table.
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This 3-week adult formation series, facilitated by the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman, continues on Sundays, June 12 and 19, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Henri Nouwen described prayer as “being all ear for God.” James Finley suggests we begin each prayer session by breathing in while listening to God tell us how much God loves us – and breathing out with our response, “and I love you.” Dr. Hanneman invites us to explore this love affair God has with us…to feel into what it means to be loved by God, into what it means to love God in response, and some of the ways we can begin to let this love shape our daily living.
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Saints in the Summer will be offered Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. on June 26, July 31, August 7, August 14, and August 21. Our parish family will gather for worship, followed by a meal with fun activities designed to inspire our walk with God. Time together will be inclusive of children, but not child-centric, so bring the whole household! This is a community effort, so visit www.st-peters.org/rsvp to sign up to help make a saint “come alive” by assisting the clergy with the homily and prayers; developing an activity to do over dinner; and/or preparing a simple meal. Or sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish House. Contact the clergy or formation staff with questions.
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The Lobster Dinner and Silent Auction, on Saturday, June 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., is a fellowship and fundraising event in support of our youth program for Pilgrimage and for the Racial Reconciliation Mission Trip to Ferguson, Missouri. Dinner includes fresh steamed lobsters from Maine (one per person), baked potato, corn, bread, and key lime pie. Beverages include iced tea and lemonade, plus beer and wine for a nominal charge. (Those who prefer something other than lobster can order a Parmesan chicken breast instead.) The event also includes a silent auction featuring certificates from restaurants (Ru–San, Zen Fusion, Good Food on Montford, and more), gift stores, frame shops, Harris Teeter, etc., and several wonderful pieces of artwork, jewelry, pottery, glass, and items created by our teens. More information and pricing for this casual event is available at www.st-peters.org/rsvp. Only paid reservations can be accepted and must be made no later than Friday, June 17 at noon so that we will have a lobster for every person registered. Questions or to donate an item for the silent auction: call Director of Youth Formation Lyn Holt (704-763-3564, lholt@st-peters.org).
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All individuals and households are invited to our parish retreat at Kanuga Conference Center www.kanuga.org, September 16 – 18. Under the leadership of Meg Gibson and Cooper Morrison, this retreat will deepen your faith and strengthen the bonds of friendship for all who attend. Pricing includes options for singles, couples, children, and youth for one night or two. Review details and sign up now by going to www.st-peters.org/rsvp.
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Parents and children are invited to join Mother Joslyn and one another in the Nursery on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 11:00 a.m. – noon, for a time of play, prayer, and fellowship. Our next meet-ups will be June 15 and July 6. Often a short reading is sent out beforehand for a group discussion. Contact Mother Joslyn (jschaefer@st-peters.org) for more information or just come!
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Parish Administrator Leigh Dixon is recruiting volunteers to serve at the Parish House reception desk on a Monday-Friday basis. Two morning shifts (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) are available: Monday and Wednesday. Duties include welcoming guests, answering the phone and transferring calls, accepting package deliveries, and occasional administrative tasks to support the clergy and staff. In addition to the two open shifts, volunteers are needed to serve as fill-ins for shifts on occasions when a receptionist may need to be out due to an emergency or illness. If you are interested in serving, contact Leigh Dixon (ldixon@st-peters.org, 704-749-6142).
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After nearly two years of suffering from kidney failure, Slade McFadden underwent a kidney and pancreas transplant. On June 11, Penny Patterson Greene and family will walk with Slade in Charlotte’s 2016 Kidney Walk to give back to the community, express their gratitude to CMC, the Kidney Foundation, and God the Healer. If you are interested in walking, join the team or you may make a tax deductible donation, visit donate.kidney.org/goto/greene.  Most important, our prayers always are welcome and appreciated by the family.
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If you are looking for something more in your spiritual life, or if you need a “kick-start,” consider attending the next Diocese of N.C. Cursillo weekend to be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Concord. Cursillo is a spiritual renewal ministry in the Episcopal Church for men and women. During the weekend, talks are given by lay persons and clergy about how the community of faith experiences God’s love. The Book of Common Prayer is used for all worship, and music is a major component. For more information, visit the Cursillo website (nccursillo.org).
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June 10-13: J2A Class Urban Adventure to Washington, D.C.

June 26 and July 31-August 21: Saints in the Summer – 5:00 p.m. worship, formation, fellowship

August 9-12 and August 16-19: Mission trip to Farmworkers’ Camp in Dunn, N.C.

September 16-18: Kanuga Parish Retreat Weekend

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