Thanks to everyone who helped with unloading pumpkins on Saturday and volunteered to work a shift (or two!) in the Patch. We are expecting our second load this Wednesday, October 14th. We'll start with "Mass on the Grass" at 5:00 pm and then get to work unloading and placing the pumpkins. When we finish, we'll enjoy hot dogs and Andre's world-famous chili. Thanks also to all those who developed a serving method that allows us to enjoy this tradition while keeping us safe and socially distant.
"Oh how good and pleasant it is, when brothers and sisters unload pumpkins and eat hot dogs in unity" - Paraphrase of Psalm 133:1
Please visit the link below to sign-up to volunteer in the Patch. And remember, if every family takes one shift, we'll have plenty of help! Thank you!
Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Hub
This Sunday, October 11, 2020
We will celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am, 10:30am, and 12:30 pm (en Espanol). All of the previous precautions for in-person worship will continue: mask wearing, social distancing, contact tracing sign-in, hand sanitizing, etc.
All of these services will also be available live (and later recorded) on the St. Augustine's Facebook page:
Please make the choice that is best for you and your family's health and safety.
You can also dial in and listen to the live broadcast by dialing (888)958-7272 and then entering these codes:
8:00 am - 996606546
10:30 am - 425416622
12:30 pm - 327419822
8:00 am Service Bulletin
10:30 am Service Bulletin
Serving this Sunday:
8:00 am Ronald Coats, Lay Reader; Pat Roy, Priest Server; Chuck Blanchard, Usher
10:30 am Valerie Englade, Lay Reader; Cate Suthon, Priest Server; Linda Jones, Usher
Formation 45 (Sunday School for Kids and Adults)
The Christian formation class (for 6th graders through adults) will spend the first three weeks of October discussing different ways people of faith have come to understand the existence of evil. If you've ever wondered why bad things happen to good people, plan on spending three Sundays from 9:15 to 10:00 am in a Zoom conversation group, beginning on Sunday, October 4th. Here's the link:
Meeting ID: 854 5788 3260
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New on our Website-Preparing for Sunday!
Access this Sunday's lectionary readings at your convenience, and then reflect and pray over them at any time. You'll find an overview, scripture backgrounds, a reflection and prayer starter to enhance your worship experience. Just click on the "Preparing for Sunday" link on our home page (Tip: We are using "Track 2"):
Shoebox Ministry 2020
Our Shoebox Ministry is ready to collect items for our partners in mission in
Tela, Honduras. Please return items to the Resource Room by November 1st.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Abundant Love in Scarce Times
In Canon Manning's sermon this past Sunday, she talked about the difference between ownership and stewardship. It's an important distinction. Stewardship is all that we do with all that God has given us. Stewardship keep us aware of God's generosity; it helps us remember God's abundance; and it challenges us to respond with gratitude. When we remember how much God has given us--even
and especially in times of seeming scarcity--we are freed to live generous lives. By asking ourselves, "Where have I experienced God's abundant generosity in times of my scarcity?" and "How can I respond with a faithful gratitude and generosity?" we too can be freed from the burdens of ownership to the joys of stewardship.
Save the date of All Saints' Day, Sunday, November 1st, for a (virtual) celebration of the many blessings God continues to shower on the St. Augustine's parish family.