Save the Date: Pentecost Brunch, June 5

In July of 2017, St. Peter’s Choir served as the choir-in-residence at St. Albans Cathedral in England. This was the first England residency St. Peter’s Choir had done, and it was an incredible experience for all. It was not long after we returned that we began discussing our next trip. In the fall of 2018, we applied to Ely Cathedral and were accepted for a residency in July of 2021. Unfortunately, those plans were delayed by the pandemic, but we were able to reschedule for the summer of 2023. 

Why a residency? Singing for daily services at Ely will give the choir the opportunity to experience the roots of our Anglican tradition, and to sing the music of that tradition in the place for which it was conceived. We will have the opportunity to travel beyond Ely to sight-see during the week, and we will also experience the life of that city, and of the Cathedral, on a day-to-day basis. A residency is a chance for us to “stretch” as a choir—to learn new music, refine old favorites, and improve as an ensemble. Singing together on a daily basis and traveling together as a group will make us a better choir and a stronger community. 

On Sunday, June 5, in addition to celebrating Pentecost, the choir will be hosting a brunch fundraiser and hymn sing after the 11:15 a.m. service. Many of you will remember that we held a similar event in the fall of 2019 and it was a huge success. St. Peter’s Choir will provide the food and beverages, and once we are done with our meal, we will sing some of our very favorite hymns. And if your favorite hymn is not on our list, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to have it included in the event.

The cost of brunch will be $40.Tickets will be available at a table in the gallery beginning this Sunday, May 22. You can also purchase tickets on Realm: https://onrealm.org/StPetersEpiscop93/-/form/give/music

I am grateful for the dedication and beautiful singing of St. Peter’s Choir, and we are grateful for the support of the congregation at St. Peter’s. If you are interested in traveling with the choir to Ely in 2023, we will have a limited number of guest spots available on the trip. We will talk more about this special opportunity on June 5. 

Elizabeth Lenti, Director of Music and Organist

Sunday

Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 7:45 a.m., Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 a.m., Church
Formation for all ages, 10:00 a.m. 
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 11:15 a.m., Church and Livestream
Coffee Hour Fellowship, 12:15 p.m., Parish House Lobby 

Hearing Assistance. For those needing assistance with hearing, you can pick up a hearing assistance device from the basket just outside the Chapel.

Parking validation now requires a “chaser” ticket to exit without paying. Be sure to get one before leaving the Church or Parish House.

The Adult Forum, May 22: Eco-Justice Series. The second of our two-part Eco-Justice series is ”Advocating with your Pen and Purse.” This is a not-to-miss opportunity to learn from the experts: Donnetta Collier, Financial Coach at Self-Help Credit Union and Peter Krull, Founder, CEO and Director of Investments at Earth Equity Advisors. They will speak to us about best strategies for managing our financial resources wisely. There will be information that is relevant for all income levels. Each of us votes every day, by the way we spend and save our dollars.

Don’t Miss Saturday’s Organ Recital, 7:30 P.M.

We are pleased to welcome Ben Outen as the recitalist for the next installment of our 10th Anniversary organ recital series, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of C. B. Fisk Opus 136, our magnificent pipe organ. For nearly 25 years, Ben was Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s and now holds a similar position at Christ Church in Charlotte.