Here are some questions that you may have been wondering about.
Sunday Services and Weekly Programs, Events, and Groups
While all in-person events are cancelled until further notice, we are providing alternative ways of praying and being together.
Sunday's worship will be live streamed at 8:00 am here: http://www.facebook.com/staugmet/
You can also watch it at any time thereafter. Our Spanish mass will also be live streamed at this same site, but at 9:30 (also available any time thereafter).
Weekday Morning Prayer is also available "live" at 9:00 am, Monday-Friday.
Kate Smith will also post a brief video utilizing our "Lent in a Bag" kit. You can find it on the St. Augustine's Facebook page once a week. Check it out and be sure to share your thoughts and insights in the comments.
What about Prayer Requests?
Please send prayer requests via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
These names will be prayed for during the Eucharist on Sunday and at Morning Prayer each day.
What if I'm scheduled to serve this Sunday?
Please do not come. The gates will be locked.
What about Pledge Payments?
There's a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about finances out there, so here's some good news. St. Augustine's is in very good financial shape. The Vestry met this week and reviewed our reserves and our budget. We will be fine. If you are unable to meet your pledge, please don't let that add to your anxiety. With God's help, we will be fine. In fact, two people have already offered to make contributions to help those whose personal finances are adversely effected by the shutdown. Please call Fr. AJ at 504-723-9852 if you are in need of assistance.
If you are able and would like to continue your offerings to St. Augustine's, here are a few ways to do that:
1. Mail your check to 3412 Haring Rd., Metairie, LA 70006. Although the office is closed and staff are working from home, Jamee will be checking the mail and making deposits.
2. You can click on the "Donate Now" button on our webpage: http://www.staugustinesmet.com
3. Call Jamee at 504-460-3832 (please, during her "usual" hours: 9 am to 3 pm) to set up autopay.
4. You can also text "staugmet $25" to this number: 73256 to give $25 to the Operating Fund.
What about people who are not getting these emails?
If you know of people who are not receiving these emails, please email Jamee at email@example.com
People can also check our website and Facebook page for updates, but the email is the most direct way to receive communications.
Pastoral Care Needs
Social distancing is essential at this point in time, but social isolation is avoidable. Please stay connected. If you need to talk, AJ can be reached on his cell phone at 504-723-9852. Leave a message if he's not able to answer and he will call you back.
Also, please remember to contact Rachel Whitley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help in getting groceries, or are willing to run those errands for our parishioners who are at-risk.
Please remember: The same God who loves and cares for us today, will love and care for us tomorrow. May the peace of that dependable, loving, and powerful God be with you now and remain with you always.