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The Life that is Truly Life

The first letter to Timothy tells us to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and generous and willing to share. In this way, we lay up treasure for ourselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that we may take hold of “the life that is truly life”—and I think that our life together at St. Peter’s is certainly that.

Crisis on the Border: An Episcopal Perspective

Jesus was a refugee when his parents fled to Egypt in the wake of the “slaughter of the innocents” ordered by King Herod (Matthew 2:13-15). We hear today about people coming through the Mexican Border seeking asylum, escaping violence, and about what happens to them: children in cages; deportation of undocumented immigrants living in Charlotte; new limits on who may even apply for refugee status. These are just some of the troubling issues that lead us to ask: What are we as followers of Jesus called to do?

“Give to the Most High as God has given to you…”

At St. Peter’s, through God’s grace, we find so many good things—fellowship, friendship, food, kindness, beauty, comfort, education, warmth, wisdom, music, joy, peace, wonder, and love—all offered one to another and to the world around us and to God. Never as a payment. Offered. Given. Unconditionally.

Our Sacred Space – A Beacon of God’s Love

Our historic church, built in 1895, stands as the oldest building on North Tryon Street in a city known for having preserved only a few of its beautiful buildings. Its brick façade, stately stained glass, unique brownstone, and ornate elements offer a physical beacon of God’s love in the heart of Charlotte.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.

Love your neighbor as yourself. Many of us struggle to know how to demonstrate this commandment in our lives. Please join us at the next Social Justice meeting on November 6 to learn more or get involved.