Worship and Music
Daily Office. Morning Prayer has resumed in the St. Peter’s Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. Zoom offerings for Morning Prayer are available every weekday as well. Coffee and fellowship in the Parlor follow right after the Tuesday and Thursday services of Morning Prayer. Evening prayer takes place every day online at 5:30 p.m. at st-peters.org/eveningprayer.
Weekday Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at Noon. Each Wednesday at Noon, St. Peter’s clergy offer a service of Holy Eucharist in the Chapel. This brief service of Holy Communion is a great way to spend the lunch hour in Uptown and to worship alongside a smaller congregation of parishioners.
The Feast of the Epiphany. On January 6, following 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer, a service of Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the St. Peter’s Chapel in commemoration of the Feast of the Epiphany.
Marking your Home with Blessed Epiphany Chalk. “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word Epiphania, which means “to show, make known, or reveal.” Indeed, making known our faith in the world is a vital aspect of the Christian life. One place we spend much of our life is in our homes. There is an ancient custom practiced during the season of Epiphany of marking our homes with blessed chalk. On Sunday, January 9, chalk of all colors will be blessed and available for use in home blessings. Join us on January 9 to receive blessed chalk and a simple liturgy for blessing your home. On this day, the annual Burning of the Christmas Greens will follow the 11:15 a.m. liturgy in the churchyard.
The Adult Forum, Sunday, 10:00 a.m. On January 9, 16, and 23, Mother Amanda will lead the forum as we explore ways to deepen our spiritual lives and our relationship with God. We will learn about the history of Christian spirituality, practice different forms of prayer, and talk together about how we can better integrate our faith into our daily lives. Please join us!
Sunday Book Group, January 9, 2:00 p.m. The Sunday Book Group will discuss Wendell Berry’s essays: “Christianity and the Survival of Creation” and “The Pleasures of Eating,” in The Art of the Commonplace, pages 305-327. Our next book is Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, which we will begin discussing on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Contact Deje McGavran (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Join online at st-peters.org/bookclub-sunday.
Monday Night Bible Study, 6:30–8:00 p.m. We will study 2 Corinthians using N. T. Wright’s Study Guide, which is available on Amazon. There is weekly preparation and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Ruth Woodend (email@example.com).
Wednesday Afternoon Book Group, 1:00–2:00 p.m. The book group is reading Ladder to the Light, an Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage by Steven Charleston, an Episcopal Bishop and Choctaw Elder. Contact Ruth Woodend (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-661-4687) for further details.
Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study is reading through the book of Isaiah. No preparation is needed, but contact Mother Amanda (email@example.com) if you would like to read ahead. Join through Zoom at st-peters.org/biblestudy-wednesday.
St. Luke’s Guild: Chronic Care Support Group, Thursday, January 13, 11:00 a.m. Father Keith Lane 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. St. Luke’s Guild meets regularly on the second Thursday of the month. To learn more, contact the Reverend Keith C. Lane, Assisting Priest (firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-679-7285) or Dan Busch (email@example.com, 704-519-7417).
Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Infections. The Diocese of North Carolina requires worshiping communities to notify parishioners in the event of possible COVID transmission during worship or at other events. If you test positive for COVID-19 and have recently attended an in-person gathering at St. Peter’s, please contact a member of the clergy. Your name and information will not be shared and confidentiality will be maintained in all circumstances.
Prayer Requests. As a community, we offer support to one another through prayer. Requests may be made in two ways: Submit your request online at st-peters.org/make-a-prayer-request or contact Clergy Assistant, Michael Talbert (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-749-6141). Persons who have given consent for their names to be printed will be read aloud and listed for four Sundays unless a more extended 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, send an email to Father Jacob (email@example.com) or Mother Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org). For pastoral emergencies such as hospitalizations, dial the Clergy On-Call Phone at 704-749-6175. This process is the best way to communicate pastoral needs and ensure a response from a member of the clergy or pastoral care team.
Outreach & Social Justice
Room in the Inn is in need of your donations, particularly the following items: deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, chapstick, socks. These items are passed out to 12 guests every week, so the need is ongoing. There is a basket in the lobby under the parking ticket scanner to leave your donations. If you have questions or want to get involved in other ways with RITI, contact Bert Miano, email@example.com, or 205-222-7527.
St. Peter’s Social Justice Facebook Group. For information about important Social Justice events in our parish and in the Community, please follow us online at facebook.com.
About the eNews
The weekly news for the St. Peter’s community is published on our website, on Facebook, and via email each Thursday morning. The same information is also printed in the Sunday leaflets and mailed to those who request it. The deadline for submissions is the preceding Friday by Noon. While we welcome submissions from across the parish community, items will be edited for content, length, and style. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.