Theology on Tap this week. Drop-in at any point and stay as long as possible, Thursday, February 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse in Park Road Shopping Center. Hosted by the Reverend Ollie Rencher, St. Peter’s Theology on Tap will discuss Lent: To Give Up or Take On Something. Our January gathering included 18 people at Rock Bottom Brewery for a lively discussion about Episcopal Evangelism. Spread the word and bring a guest to this unique way to gather for relaxed holy conversation; non-alcoholic beverages equally are available. RSVP online
The Community Garden wakes up for Spring. Join us at the 8th Street Garden (behind Trinity Episcopal School) on Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 A.M. until NOON. We will planting vegetable plants and seeds, weed and rebuild some beds. Please bring gloves and your favorite tool for weeding. Children are welcome. E-mail Nancy Duncan
(email@example.com) for more information.
Small Dinner Groups. Sign-up by Sunday, March 3 to join a small dinner group. During March and May, groups of parishioners will gather in homes as a great way to fellowship, share a meal and relax. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the Parish House lobby or contact Tina Coelho (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-537-0078) for more information.
Samaritan House Annual Fundraising Luncheon will be held March 7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Morehead St. from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The speaker is John Lozier executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from the Samaritan House website, thesamaritanhouse.org, by calling 704-333-0110, or directly from Carol Lillard, Helen Krewson, Ruth Woodend.
of The Choir School at St. Peter's will join the Rector in leading a service of Evensong, sung evening prayers, next Sunday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. A reception of light refreshments follows the service.
Join the MasterSingers
of The Choir School for breakfast at the Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser on March 16 at the Concord Mills Applebee’s. Purchase your $7 tickets or make a donation on Sunday after each service and at Holy Chow. Funds raised support their England 2015 trip where they have been chosen to be the Choir in Residence at Salisbury Cathedral.
The Spring Yard Sale
is fast approaching. St. Peter’s Youth need donations of anything that is cluttering your home or that you don't want or need anymore. Call Claire Wygand (704-366-0766) to arrange a time to take your donations to 800 Nottingham Dr. in Cotswold. For pick-ups of large items, call Lyn Holt (704-763-3564). The Sale dates are March 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. - noon. Proceeds assist our youth program with Pilgrimage and Mission Trip costs.
Easter lily memorials and honoraria
for the Easter Day service leaflets are being accepted now through Palm Sunday, March 24. Pick-up a special envelope in the public spaces around the church and complete your information; donation of $10 per lily is requested. After the Easter Day worship, you are welcome to take your lily home or share it. You also may e-mail your request to Mary Ann Danchess
(email@example.com) and contribute for the lily online at www.st-peters.org
Special Formation Offerings in Lent
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.
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 via Amazon.com or for $16.41 at Park Road Books as inventory allows; please acquire book for full engagement of class 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.
Fridays 7:00-7:50 a.m., February 15 and beyond Lent: Uptown Bible Study Group
hosted for all people by St. John’s Episcopal Church Charlotte (in our church Library). This weekly, layperson-led offering is open to all. Bring your Bible for study and discussion about various books. Contact John Mattox
of St. John’s Church (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-715-4813).
Mark Your Calendars
Saturday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
, St. Peter’s Luigi’s Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit the Summer 2013 Youth Pilgrimage. Stay tuned for more about tickets and details about this parish event.