Loving Like Jesus — Sacrificial and Unselfish
During these turbulent times, it is helpful for us, as followers of Jesus Christ, to remember our promise to walk in his ways. How can we “love like Jesus” in the midst of violence, death, destruction, and systemic racial inequality? I have found insight and instructive inspiration from our Presiding Bishop. His sermon from Pentecost is below and worth a watch.
Worship Services for June 7th and June 14th
This Sunday, June 7th, we will continue with our FaceBook Live broadcast at 8:00 am (English) and 9:30 am (Espanol). You can also watch both of these services throughout the day at www.facebook.com/staugustinesmet. Additionally, please “stick around” for a virtual coffee hour following the service (approximately 8:45 am).
Click below to download the bulletin for June 7.
On Sunday, June 14th, we will offer these options for worship:
1. Continue watching on FaceBook live at 8 am (or 9:30 am en Espanol)
2. Watch on FaceBook Live at your convenience
3. Attend at St. Augustine’s at 8 am or 10:30 am.
Those who are over age 65 and/or have other underlying heath conditions putting them at higher risk, are encouraged to stay home. A committee will be formulating and communicating a plan for our safe return. You’ll receive that information in next week’s email, but please know that although we will be returning, we are not returning to normal. We will all need to wear masks and practice social distancing. That means each service will be able to seat approximately 50 people. We will not have congregational singing or Holy Communion (probably until July). We won’t be able to have any communal food or beverage. We won’t even pass the collection plates! And people will have to sign in so that we have contact information should someone test positive after the fact.
New life continues! There have been two births within the parish. Christopher and Sydney Jones welcomed Charlotte Indie Jones to their family. Sophia likes the idea!
Also, just this week, Mario and Lynn Munoz celebrated the birth of Lily Dorothy Munoz on June 3, at 2:56 pm. Lynn and Dorothy are happy and healthy. Mario is over the moon too!
O God, you have taught us through your blessed Son that
whoever receives a little child in the name of Christ receives
Christ himself: We give thanks for the blessing you have
bestowed upon these families in giving them these children. Confirm
their joy by a lively sense of your presence with them, and
give them calm strength and patient wisdom as they seek to
bring these children to love all that is true and noble, just and
pure, lovable and gracious, excellent and admirable,
following the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For Dial-in this Sunday:
If you or someone you know can’t watch the service on-line, they can dial in at 8 am and listen to it through their phone line. Dial 1-888-958-7272 and then enter this access code: 730917553
Catherine Coats is inviting you to a "Virtual Coffee Hour" Zoom meeting
Catherine Coats is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Coffee Hour - Reoccurring
Time: May 17, 2020 08:45 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sunday at 08:45 AM
Please contact us for the link and password.
Tips: Click on the link when it is time for the meeting. We will start very close to "on time" because of the meeting time limits. You will enter a "waiting room" then Catherine will let you in.
In the bottom left corner of the screen you will control if we hear you or see you. When you sign in, we should be able to see you, but you might be muted at the beginning. If you cannot hear me speak, you will need to go to the bottom right corner of your screen and click on your volume to turn it up. this can also be done with your keyboard.