This Sunday, September 27, 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 - 645080460
10:30 AM - 772108927
12:30 PM - 832009861
Serving this Sunday:
8:00 am Susan Scotton, Lay Reader; Pat Roy, Priest Server; Usher TBD
10:30 am Stella Sanson, Lay Reader; Margo Esquivel, Priest Server; Kyla and Kenzlie Wilson, Torchbearers; Sharon Flemming.
Formation 45 (Sunday School for Kids and Adults)
This Sunday, September 27, our "Formation 45" will continue 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 pre-K 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.Coats@attnet so she can include them in the count.
The Adults (6th grade and up) will be exploring Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe. If you'd like to learn more or revisit who Episcopalians live out and deepen our life of faith, you'll love this conversation! Here's how to join:
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The Pumpkins Are Coming
On Monday, September 28th, we will be doing our "Patch Set-Up" for 5pm or whenever you can get there to help! Anyone that is interested in helping would be greatly appreciated.
Our first load of pumpkins arrives on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, at 5:00 pm, and we need help unloading
In addition to being St. Augustine's largest fundraiser, the Pumpkin Patch builds bonds of community by bringing us together to work, pray, play and eat--both as church and school. That's what you'll experience at the pumpkin unloading. The event begins with "Mass on the Grass" at 5 pm. Following the Eucharist we unload and place the pumpkins, and then share a meal of hot dogs and chili. We usually finish by 8 pm. Please arrive when you can and leave when you need to--all help is welcomed and appreciated!
Like everything else this year, the unloading will look different. We'll need to wear masks and eat our hot dogs "take out" style But the camaraderie and fulfillment that comes from working together (and frankly, sweating together!) to accomplish a shared goal will be the same. I hope to see you in the Patch on Wednesday and all month! Thank you!
Please wear "work clothes" and a mask. You might also want to wear gloves and bring a wheel barrow if possible. Also, if you'd like to sign up to work shifts once the Patch opens, please click below. You may also want to save the date for the 2nd unloading: Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 5:00 pm.
Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Hub
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!
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
Check out this beautiful video and support our Conference Center:
Save the date of Saturday, October 3rd to Celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of the Pets. We will begin at 10:00 am in the Courtyard. This year, we will also offer a "drive-through" option. Drive by the front gate of the church (Yale Street) beginning at 10:30 for "curbside blessings."