Organ Recital on Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
This Friday evening, Eric Plutz, University Organist at Princeton University will give a recital at St. Peter’s as part of the annual meeting of the Association of Presbyterian Musicians. Read more in an overview of Friday's program.
The Boys and Girls Choirs at St. Peter’s and the Rector will lead Choral Evensong
on Sunday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. A reception of light refreshments follows in the Parlor. Read more in an overview of Sunday evening's service.
Sunday Adult Formation Offerings 9:30-10:30 a.m.
: Sunday Scripture Readings Class (Tower Room) and the Rector’s Forum (Parish Hall). February 10 Forum Topic: Preparing for Lent: To Give Up or Take On
. Are the forty days before Easter set aside to be a period of giving up or taking on something? Inquiring minds want to know! The Rector will explore the historical and realistic aspects of this step in the church year journey.
Vestry Nominations are being accepted
now through February 11 for election at the March 3 Annual Parish Meeting. To serve on the Vestry, nominees must be communicants at least sixteen (16) years of age (confirmed, received, or transferred by way of letter) in good standing, and they must have given their consent to serve. Nomination forms and additional information are available online
and beside a drop box in the lobby of the Parish House.
St. Peter’s Shrove Tuesday Festival with Music
, Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Menu: pancakes, Louisiana cuisine (introducing the Rector’s Gumbo), child-friendly options, King cake, fresh fruit, and jazz piano by our own Manley Roberts. Cost is $3/child, $5/youth-adults, with a $20/household maximum. Proceeds benefit St. Peter’s youth and other parish ministries. Tickets available weekdays at the church office, Sunday morning or reserve them online to avoid long lines
Wednesday, February 13, Ash Wednesday Service Schedule
: 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. A Nursery is available during the 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. services. The day also will include offerings of “Ashes to Go” in front of the church at 8:00-8:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and 5:00-5:15 p.m.
New Monthly Worship Service
: A Service of Light and Holy Meal in the manner of the Taizé, France Community begins Sunday, February 17, 5:00-5:45 p.m. at St. Peter’s. In a setting of peaceful light, this rich prayer service offers simple, repetitive song, and chant, scripture, extended silence and a holy meal from God’s table. Mark your calendar, spread the word and bring a friend on every third Sunday.
– Sunday, February 24, 12:30 p.m. All who are newcomers to St. Peter’s are invited by the Reverend and Mrs. Ollie Rencher to a welcome lunch at the Uptown home of Kathleen and George Mundle (400 N. Church St.). The favor of reply is requested by Monday, February 18 online or by contacting Mary Virginia Woodall
If you are interested in ministering
as an Acolyte, Altar Guild, Chorister, Church Office Volunteer, Communion Bread Baker, Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, Healing Minister (Intercessory Prayer), Host (Greeter), Lector (Reader), Outreach Minister, or Usher, contact Mary Virginia Woodall
(email@example.com, 704-749-6141) to be directed to the ministry area leader.
Special Formation Offerings in Lent
Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. February 18-March 25 (Parish Hall)
: Radical Welcome
book* reflections hosted by St. Peter’s Rector and Vestry for members, newcomers and seekers to explore the bold journey of becoming followers of Jesus through radical welcome. Sign up online
or call 704-332.7746 and indicate need for nursery/childcare. *Book available locally for $16.41 at Park Road Books or via Amazon.com; please acquire no later than the second class for full engagement of discussions.
Thursday 8:00-8:50 a.m. February 14-March 28 (Tower Room)
: Join parishioners Jan Keny and Lynn Lakin for a weekly women’s book discussion of Anne Lamott’s Help Thanks Wow
, a story of her spiritual journey and perspective on prayer. Sign up online
or call 704-332-7746. Book available locally for $17.95 at Park Road Books.
Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m. February 17-March 24
: Sunday Scriptures Study Class (Tower Room) and the Rector’s Forum (Parish Hall). The Forum will feature St. Peter’s Rector and guests offering a variety of weekly presentations about “Observing A Holy Lent” based on the annual Ash Wednesday invitation.
Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, March 3, Annual Parish Meeting
, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall immediately following 8:30 a.m. “Holy Chow” breakfast. The Rector and Vestry ask that all active member households make the necessary arrangements to be present.
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23
, 7:00 a.m. – noon, Youth Pilgrimmage and Mission Yard Sale. We are taking donations of all kinds for this big yard sale. Call Claire Wygand (704-650-5789) or Lyn Holt (704-763-3564) if you have gently used treasures that you’d like to donate.