Funeral Services for Joy Roques
The family of Joy Roques will gather for a private burial service on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 am. If times were different, we would certainly celebrate Joy's life with the presence and hospitality which she shared so readily. Nevertheless, the parish can offer our prayers for Joy and support her family by attending the service via our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/staugmet/ You do not need a facebook account to access this page.
Sunday Offerings for August 9, 2020 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
We will be returning to our pre-COVID worship schedule, but without Eucharist and with all of the safety precautions still in place.
8:00 am - Liturgy of the Word Rite I
10:30 am - Liturgy of the Word Rite II
12:30 pm - Spanish Service - Blessing and Farewell to Benjamin Sanchez
All of these services can be watched "LIVE" at http://www.facebook.com/staugmet. They will also be available for viewing after the service ends.
Here are the dial-in codes for those without an internet connection. Please note that these are only available during the live streaming. To listen over your phone line, dial (888)958-7272 and then enter one of these access codes:
8:00 - 213842040
10:30 - 461689372
Here are the bulletins for Sunday's services. Please print these out at home and bring with you to church. You may also want to bring your own Book of Common Prayer. And don't forget your mask, but if you arrive without it, we can provide you with one.
Serving this Sunday:
8:00 am Tammy Verrette, LEM; Chuck Blanchard, Usher
10:30 am Kathy Chiles, LEM; Shirley Bernadas, Usher
Coffee Hour and Adult Christian Formation
On Sundays, August 9th, 16th, and 23rd, Fr. AJ will lead a Zoom class entitled "Episcopal Church 101." The Zoom "classroom" will open at 9:00 am for general visiting (kind of like a virtual coffee hour). The class will begin at 9:15 am and end at 10:00 am. Please email Kate to get the link (either via computer or dial-in). The link will be the same for all three classes. This introduction to the Episcopal way of being the Church is intended to be a refresher for some, a preparation for those considering Confirmation (see below), or an introduction to the curious. If someone you know fits one of those categories, please invite them to join in!
Zoom meeting: Sundays August, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
Meeting room opens at 9:00 am, class begins at 9:15 am.
Topic: Episcopal Church 101
Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday, August 9th
We will ask God's blessing upon teachers and students this Sunday at all the services. By doing so we are seeking God's guidance and presence over the entirety of this coming school year. Please participate in whatever way feels right and safest for you and your family. Whether live or at-home, teachers and students will have the opportunity to lift their backpacks and other school supplies in order to ask God's blessing upon this entire effort.
Funeral Services for Bob Vining
A celebration praising God for the life of Bob Vining (husband of Linda Vining) and the promise of the Resurrection will take place at St. Augustine's on Monday, August 10th, at 11:00 AM. Unfortunately, safety protocols requires this to be a private service for family members. You are encouraged to offer your prayerful presence by watching live at http://www.facebook.com/staugmet
Pen Pal Ministry
One of the things that makes St. Augustine's a rare and life-giving community are our inter-generational relationships--a web of connections offering support and encouragement, wisdom and insight between people of all ages. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, continuing those connections is more important than ever. We are hoping that by starting a "pen pal ministry" we will accomplish the following objectives:
If you'd like to participate as writer and/or receiver, please click here and answer some questions to help us get started:
DIOCESAN YOUTH GROUP EVENT
EpiscoFest is a fun event for 6th-12th grade students to kick-off a new school year together. Join us on August 15th at 2pm! We will gather online Saturday afternoon via Zoom for ice-breakers, games, small groups, and worship. EpisoFest welcomes youth of all faith backgrounds from around Louisiana. When we're not busy dancing and playing, EpiscoFest will share the lives and experiences of Saints of Color.
Register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. Email the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles with any questions.
Get Ready for the Bishop --Sunday, August 30th!!!
The Bishop is coming for his annual visitation on Sunday, August 30th, at 10:30 am, where he will officiate and preach. Please make plans to attend the worship service either "here" or online.The sacrament of Confirmation will likely have to be postponed to a later date, but updates will be announced as they become known. Unfortunately, the Reception for the Bishop and the Candidates will also be postponed to 2021.
Formation 45 (Sunday School)
On Sunday, September 13, our “Formation 45” will begin for both children and adults of our parish. Each Sunday from 9:15am to 10am (45 minutes), we will have Children’s Sunday School via Zoom, while ages 6th grade through adults will have Christian formation with Father AJ (also via zoom). Eventually, we hope these activities will return to in-person, but for now, we are celebrating the grace that technology allows! If you are ages 6th grade through adult, no pre-registration is necessary. ALL are welcome every Sunday or every once-in-a-while.For our preK through 5th grade, we are asking that you pre-register so we know how many packets to purchase.If you have a grandchild that may visit with you a few times during the school year, we would like to encourage you to register them.If you have a child that MIGHT want to participate(we are not asking for a commitment as we know things are currently fluid), please email Catherine so she can include them in the count.Please email by August 27th so we have time for the materials to arrive.