Adult Forum is in the Nave (worship space) this Sunday. To ensure our vestry candidate forum can be livestreamed, we have moved Sunday’s forum to the Nave. Please join us in the Church at 10:00 a.m. to meet the nominees for Class of 2024: Michael Baker, Will Burton-Edwards, Douglas Hutto, Peter Morgan, Charmaine Welch, Mary Virginia Woodall, and Chris Zulick. You can view nominee profiles by visiting the St. Peter’s webpage at st-peters.org/vestry-nominees.
The story of Jesus feeding the multitudes – so familiar from the time I was a child – has come back to me again and again over the past few months. I’ve read it in the literature of Episcopal organizations dedicated to the practice of parish stewardship. I’ve heard it in conversation with colleagues from across the country and the world. Most recently, it was the subject of a sermon, and I was struck for the first time by the thought that while it was most certainly Jesus who performed the miracle, the story couldn’t be told without the boy who gave his meager fare to God, where it became food for thousands.
Meager is a word that often comes to mind when I consider my own offerings and how I respond to God’s call in my life as a steward of the blessings I have been given. Sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of so much need on so many fronts.
Like the boy with his loaves and fishes, our contributions – when blessed by God – have an enormous impact, no matter their size. For example:
- $4.00 provides fresh flowers for teaching practical life lessons in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
- $35.00 provides long underwear for distribution at the Galilee Center, making it possible for someone to work outside during winter months
- $140.00 provides 3 partial scholarships to HUGS Camp
- $250.00 provides funds to pay utility bills for parishioners in need
- $650.00 provides a month of Sunday morning nursery care
- $1,800.00 provides lodging for youth on a summer mission trip
- $3,800.00 provides musicians for Christmas worship services
- $4,500.00 keeps the lights on for one month, providing a welcoming space for parishioners, our partner ministries, and the non-profits that make St. Peter’s their home
As you can see, when we all contribute what we can, our money becomes ministry, and we are able to carry out our mission to be a beacon of God’s love in the heart of Charlotte. Every gift, large or small, has the capacity to make a very real difference for our parish family, our community, and the world.
If you haven’t already made your pledge to support our ministry in 2022, please make your secure pledge HERE today. And thank you to everyone who has already made a pledge! Thanks to you, we are more than 80% toward our goal of $960,000.
Allison Elrod, Director of Stewardship
You can read more about stewardship at St. Peter’s from your fellow parishioners HERE.
Sunday, November 21
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 7:45 a.m., Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 a.m., Church
The Adult Forum, 10:00 a.m.
Child and Youth Formation, 10:00 a.m., Parish House
Parents Connect, 10:00 a.m., Parish House Rooftop
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 11:15 a.m., Church and Livestream
Monday, Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Noon, Chapel
Wednesday, Book Group, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Bible Study, 7:00 p.m., Zoom
Join us for Sunday Worship. Our safety procedures at each service allow us to welcome all those who feel that in-person worship is safe for them at this time. Many COVID-19 protocols, including mask-wearing, are in effect. Socially distanced seating is available in the chapel. Diocesan guidelines require masks indoors at St. Peter’s for all services and other gatherings, regardless of vaccination status.
Vestry Nominee Forum and Upcoming Election. On Sunday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. the Annual Meeting of the Parish will include the election of four new Vestry members to follow 2021 class members: John Buric, Erin Chantry, Vera Greene, and Harris Holt. A special Parish Hall Forum to meet the nominees for the Vestry Class of 2024 will take place at 10:00 a.m. on November 21. This event will also be livestreamed on our website at st-peters.org/vestry-nominees. Early voting for vestry will begin Sunday, November 28. Join us on Sunday to meet the nominees for Class of 2024: Michael Baker, Will Burton-Edwards, Douglas Hutto, Peter Morgan, Charmaine Welch, Mary Virginia Woodall, and Chris Zulick. You can view nominee profiles by visiting the St. Peter’s webpage at st-peters.org/vestry-nominees.
Parish House Offices Closed November 25 and November 26. In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the Parish Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25–26. For pastoral emergencies, please dial the clergy-on-call at 704-749-6175.
2022 Annual Giving Campaign
Our mission is bold. Our vision is exciting. You are invited to join us by investing your time, your energy, and your money to strengthen and enrich our ministry during our 2022 Annual Giving Campaign.