Vestry Nominations Due This Sunday. Plus this week’s news.

This Week

Daily Office Morning Prayer, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m., Zoom*
Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m., Zoom
*Morning Prayer is offered virtually weekdays, as well as in-person on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Sunday, November 14
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 7:45 a.m., Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 a.m., Church
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
Sunday Book Group, 2:00 p.m., Zoom
Evensong, 5:00 p.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. 

Evensong This Sunday. Charlotte Choir School’s MasterSingers lead Evensong in the Church this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong is a contemplative Anglican worship service for the evening, including readings from scripture, psalm-singing, hymns, and time for prayer. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place, including mask-wearing and socially distanced seating for those who desire it.


Vestry Nominations for the Annual Meeting of the Parish are Due This Sunday. 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. Please consider potential lay leaders who might serve the parish through this three-year commitment and first ask their permission to nominate. 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. Early voting for vestry will begin Sunday, November 28. Make a nomination online at st-peters.org/nominations.

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.

Learn more and pledge today >> 

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 everyday online at 5:30 p.m. 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. 

Learning

The Adult Forum, Sunday, 10:00 a.m.  There will be no Adult Forum this week. Our next Adult Forum on November 21 will feature the candidates for Vestry Class of 2024. Join the Vestry in the Parish Hall to meet the candidates standing for election at the Annual Meeting of the Parish on December 5. Early voting begins Sunday, November 28. 

Advent Toolkit from Episcopal Relief & Development. Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2021 Advent Toolkit includes weekly opportunities to create, learn and pray. There are DIY projects for families and communities that will take you from Advent to Christmas and through Epiphany. Explore resources, the 2021 Gifts for Life Catalog, and more at episcopalrelief.org/advent.

Sunday Book Group, November 14, 2:00 p.m. The Sunday Book Group continues discussing Heathen Valley by Romulus Linney on November 14, at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. To prepare, read Part 3, pages 195–275. Contact Deje McGavran (dhmcgavran@gmail.com) for reading questions and a schedule. Join online at st-peters.org/bookclub-sunday.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Has Resumed. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd has resumed on Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–Noon, in the atria located on the main floor of the parish house. All adults and children must be masked and adults are fully vaccinated. Frequent handwashing is being practiced. Registration is required and strict attendance records will be kept. Register online at st-peters.org/catechesis-registration..

Nursery is Open. The nursery is open on Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., for children birth-age to 4-years-old. For more information, contact Anna Hurdle (ahurdle@st-peters.org). Learn more online at st-peters.org/nursery.

Monday Night Bible Study with Ruth Woodend, 6:30–8:00 p.m. Monday Night Bible Study is using N.T. Wright’s Bible Study Guide through 1st Corinthians. The book is available through Amazon and there is weekly preparation. Contact Ruth Woodend (rbwoodend@gmail.com, 704-661-4687) to register or for more information.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group, 1:00–2:00 p.m. The book group will begin Ladder to the Light, an Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage by Steven Charleston, an Episcopal Bishop & Choctaw Elder, on November 10. Contact Ruth Woodend (rbwoodend@gmail.com, 704-661-4687) for further details.

Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study picks up where we left off in the spring as we continue reading through the book of Isaiah. No preparation is needed, but contact Mother Amanda (astephenson@st-peters.org) if you would like to read ahead. Join through Zoom at st-peters.org/biblestudy-wednesday.

Community Life

Youth Advent Fair November 21 & 28, and December 5, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. There will be an Advent Fair in the Parish House Lobby to raise money for the J2A pilgrimage & mission trips. We will have all your Advent & Christmas needs: Advent candles (blue or purple) & wreaths, Advent calendars, Christmas decorations, handmade jewelry, Anglican rosaries, cards, and meditation and spiritual books. We also have our popular $20 Autobell gift cards which make great gifts for teachers or colleagues. 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation Event This Week. From November 6-18 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation presents One For The Books, a celebration of the current Main Library before it is demolished. Learn more online at foundation.cmlibrary.org.

St. Luke’s Guild: Chronic Care Support Group, Thursday, November 11, 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 (klane@st-peters.org, 917-679-7285) or Dan Busch (danwbusch@gmail.com, 704-519-7417).

Senior Class Luncheon, November 16, 11:30 a.m. The Senior Class will meet at Portofino’s on Park Road, (5126 Park Road).  For more information and to RSVP contact Sue Martin (suewmartin123@gmail.com, 704-364-9061).

46th Annual Community-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, November 23, 7:30 p.m. The Annual MeckMIN Community-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, to be held virtually, will be a beautiful, energetic celebration of the power of art, gratitude, and healing in the midst of challenge and struggle. This annual celebration welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds to come together in gratitude, celebrate diversity, and pray for unity. The service includes a food drive coordinated through Loaves & Fishes and an offering that supports MeckMIN and Crisis Assistance. We hope you’ll join us at this energizing celebration of community. You can register to attend here at http://www.meckmin.org/meckmin-interfaith-thanksgiving.

Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Infections. The Diocese of North Carolina requires worshipping 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 (mtalbert@st-peters.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 (jpierce@st-peters.org) or Mother Amanda (astephenson@st-peters.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 Overnight Volunteers Needed. Based on the Room in the Inn survey results, many of you have committed to participate this year. For this we are grateful. Unfortunately, we do not currently have enough overnight volunteers to commit to the full four months of Room in the Inn.  Without more overnight volunteers, we are in danger of having to cancel Room in the Inn for a second year or offer a reduced number of nights of shelter. As a reminder, every neighbor that participates in the program will be required to be vaccinated. Every volunteer and neighbor will be masked and practice social distancing. We can still make a real difference by continuing this ministry during this difficult time. If you are willing to help with overnight hosting, please contact Bert Miano (miano204@gmail.com, 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 communications@st-peters.org.