This Week’s News

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

May 30, Thursday, Ascension Day
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.

May 31, Friday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.

June 2, The Seventh Sunday in Easter, Youth Sunday
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:00 a.m.
Holy Chow Breakfast (Community Room), 8:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Forum: “Evangelism” with Father Jacob, 9:30 a.m.
Parents Connect Formation: “Continuing Family Spirituality into the Summer”, led by Mother Amanda, (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 and Senior Graduate Recognition, 10:45 a.m. led by Tour Choirs and MasterSingers of The Choir School at St. Peter’s
Coffee Hour (Parish House Lobby), 12:00 p.m.

June 3, Monday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.
Stewardship Committee Meeting (Library), 5:30 p.m.

June 4, 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.
Social Justice Film Night: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (Parish Hall), 6:00 p.m.
Congregational Engagement Team Meeting (Tower Room), 6:00 p.m.

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

June 6, Thursday
Morning Prayer (Chapel) and Fellowship (Parlor), 8:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer (Chapel), 5:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room), 7:00 p.m.

The Day of Pentecost. On the Day of Pentecost, Sunday June 9, we celebrate the “birthday” of the Church by the sending of the Holy Spirit in a fiery wind-swept moment recalled in the Book of Acts. There will be much fanfare with incense at the 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist, and parishioners at all services are invited to wear red as we commemorate this feast with the color of fire.

Call for Day of Pentecost Readers. Each year on Pentecost Sunday, a part of the reading from Acts 2 is read simultaneously in multiple languages. If you can read or speak in a language other than English, we invite you to participate in this tradition on June 9 at the 8:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. liturgies. Sign up by Tuesday, June 4, by contacting Kristie Lauderbaugh, Ministry Associate ( or 704-749-6141) and invite others to do the same. Detailed information will be sent after sign up.

Parish Picnic, Sunday, June 9. The annual Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 after the 10:45 a.m. service at Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane at Park Drive. We have reserved Shelter #1 (same as last year). The closest parking to the shelter is on Park Drive. Carpooling is encouraged. Please bring lawn chairs and a side dish or dessert to share (Last names A-S: Bring a side dish or vegetarian entrée (savory); Last names T-Z: Bring a dessert (sweet)). The parish will provide barbecue and drinks.

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.


Parish Hall Forum, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. On June 2, “Evangelism” with Father Jacob. Upcoming forums include: “St. Peter’s Social Justice Ministry.”

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 Mother Amanda. 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: 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 ( for more information or to learn how to become involved.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course for Adults – Part One, June 17–21. Part One of the CGS Formation Course for adults will take place June 17–21, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. You are invited to join others from St. Martin’s, Charlotte; Holy Comforter, Charlotte; St. Peter’s, Roman Catholic Church, Charlotte; and Grace Church, Waynesville; as we explore the fundamentals of our faith as experienced in scripture and liturgy, as well as the spirituality of childhood. Tuition is waived for parishioners of St. Peter’s and commitment to being an atrium facilitator is not a requirement in order to attend. More information on this adult formation is online here: Please contact Anna Hurdle to discuss or register, or register online through Realm.

Community Life

Parents Connect End of Program Year Survey. Thank you to everyone for a great first program year for Parents Connect. We look forward to continuing to grow our program next year, but we need your feedback. Please take less than 5 minutes to take this survey so that we can grow and plan Parents Connect to meet your needs. We will base next year’s programming on your responses. Visit http;// and complete the quick survey.

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 ( or Tony Craghead (

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 (, 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 (, 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, or contact Ministry Associate, Kristie Lauderbaugh (, 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.

Pastoral Care: Sharing and Responding to Concerns. To alert the clergy regarding a pastoral concern, telephone the Parish House during office hours (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) and after-hours, dial the Clergy On Call Phone at 704-749-6175 for pastoral emergencies such as hospitalizations. This protocol is the best way to communicate pastoral needs and ensure a response from a member of the clergy or pastoral care team.

Join the Ushers. The St. Peter’s Usher Ministry is looking for more volunteers to serve on a once-monthly basis at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharists. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Ministry Associate, Kristie Lauderbaugh (, 704-749-6141).

Planned Giving at St. Peter’s. The St. Peter’s community of faith is supported in part by the vision and generosity of generations of parishioners who came before us. Like them, we can also help to ensure that the programs and facilities we love will continue to exist far into the future. Planned gifts have a large impact on St. Peter’s, providing resources for our highly acclaimed music programs, funding for our internal non-profits like The Choir School at St. Peter’s, and enrichment to the lives of our young people during the important years when their faith is being formed. You can learn more about planned giving, the St. Peter’s Endowment, and how legacy giving supports the future of our faith community by contacting Steve Bentley (, 704-562-3830). For more information, please pick up a hard copy of “A Common Legacy: Planned Giving at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church”, available in the Lobby.

Outreach and Social Justice

Social Justice Film Night, June 4. This month’s 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. A guided discussion will follow the film viewing. To register, please use this link. For questions, please contact Jason Gingras [

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Looking Ahead

June 9: Last Sunday of the Program Year; Parish Picnic, Independence Park.
June 14-17: Annual Tour for the Tour Choirs of The Choir School at St. Peter’s.
June 17–21: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training Course, Level 1.
June 24-July 4: Youth Pilgrimage to London, Canterbury, and Northern France.
July 14: Parents Connect Summer Family Breakfast, Offsite: The Original Pancake House in Midtown.
July 18-29: Choir School MasterSingers Tour to England.