Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Vigésimo quinto domingo después de Pentecostés
Join us in person this Sunday for services with precautions, or watch on Facebook.
Con sus debidas precauciones, únete a nosotros en persona este domingo para los servicios litúrgicos, o acompáñenos en línea por Facebook.
Please Join Us This Sunday!
We will gather in Byrd Hall after the 8:00 am service this Sunday, November 14th, for coffee hour and a report on last weekend’s Diocesan Convention. The keynote speaker was our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Join us to watch a recording of his message on the love that is God.
Consecration Sunday has been postponed until Sunday, November 21st. This is the day that all of us should prayerfully and joyfully share the bounty that we are given by God by placing our pledge cards on the altar. The cards will be collected at all three services.
Coats for the Homeless
Deacon Hackett is collecting coats for our homeless brothers and sisters. Perhaps you can spare a jacket or coat that you no longer wear that is using up valuable space in your closet that someone else would be grateful to have. Or you may wish to purchase something new to provide comfort to another as the weather gets cooler.
You may drop off coats and jackets at the Resource Center.
ECW Christmas Tea
Join us to celebrate the season and enjoy a champagne poinsettia, tea, home-made treats and wonderful fellowship! St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church Women will host their Annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm in Byrd Hall. Ladies of all ages are invited to attend. Tickets are $15.00 per attendee ($10.00 for children under 10 years old) and must be purchased ahead of time. Tickets will go on sale November 14 and can be purchased in Byrd Hall on Sundays in between morning services or by contacting Suzie Daly. The ticket purchasing deadline is Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Make this joyous event a success by hosting a table! If you have ever attended the Christmas Tea, then you know it is the combined efforts of us all that make it work. The number of available seats (and tickets) depends on the number of women willing to host tables. A table host (or table team) decorates and sets a table for eight guests (max.). For details on what a host needs to provide for setting a table versus what items the ECW or Church has available to use, refer to the handout entitled “The Responsibilities & Perks of Hosting a Table” available in the Welcome Center and/or contact Rene Marse Edmon.
Embellish this deliciously tasty event by providing some of the baked goods, sandwiches or beverage items for everyone to enjoy! The ticket price for the Annual Christmas Tea covers the cost of the items purchased for the Tea and the balance helps fund the charitable contributions distributed by the ECW throughout the year. We keep the number of items that must be purchased to a minimum by asking our table hosts, attendees, friends and family to donate some of the delicious food and beverages that will be served. For baked goods and tea sandwiches, we request 100 pieces of any particular item so that every guest can be served and enjoy the same menu (100 bite size lemon squares, 100 cucumber sandwiches, etc.). A “Christmas Tea Wish List” sign up sheet with suggestions on items to donate and the amounts needed is available in the Welcome Center and available online through Sign Up Genius here: bit.ly/ecw-tea
Please contact Susan Scotton with any questions.
The Latin Ministry of the Episcopal Church will celebrate Guadalupe Mass on Sunday, December 12 and all are invited to attend. This will be a great time of fellowship and a wonderful opportunity to get to know your Hispanic brothers and sisters at St. Augustine's. Please join us and spread the word!
12:00 - Rosary in honor of Lady of Guadalupe
12:30 - Holy Mass
1:30 - Procession / Folk Dance
2:00 - Lunch
COVID-19 Protocols November 1, 2021
Masks – Although masks are no longer required, Bishop Thompson and I encourage you to use discretion to protect the health and safety of those in our community. Therefore, please be mindful of the elderly, immunocompromised persons and our children.
Distancing - Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
Use of Buildings - Any events that are currently on the Church Calendar remain reserved. Space may only be reserved for new meetings/events that concern Church Matters (No outside groups or personal meetings/events). As always, all requests for building use must be approved by Rector.
Holy Communion - The Eucharist will be distributed in one kind only. This includes intinction (No wine). The Host will be administrated by hand, and it will be available in individual paper cups, as well. Approach the altar rail maintaining proper distance from others; Apply Hand sanitizer; Receive the consecrated wafer by hand or take a cup containing a consecrated wafer; Return to your seat; At the Invitation, all will consume their wafers simultaneously.
Altar Guild Members will continue to prepare the loose elements and the cups having practiced appropriate Hand Washing and sanitizing Hygiene and will wear Gloves in addition to Masks.
The Peace - Greet one another in the Peace of Christ with no Physical Contact (refrain from hugging, shaking hands, etc.).
Singing - While singing is allowed, all are encouraged to wear a mask while doing so and maintaining distance from other for the reasons stated above. (this includes Choir Members).
Offertory - Ushers will continue to pass the collection plate and bring it forward.
Gospel Procession - Acolytes will NOT carry the gospel book nor hold it for the Clergy member.
The above protocols are subject to change as needed to maintain a safe environment and to help in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus in our community.