First Sunday after Pentecost | Trinity Sunday
Join us in person this Sunday for services with precautions (see below),
or watch via St Augustine's website or Facebook:
Readings for Services
Updated COVID-19 Guidelines
With the recent news from the CDC regarding masking of vaccinated individuals, the following changes will be implemented at St. Augustine’s with the support of the diocese. These changes will be fully implemented on Sunday May 30th.
In this transitional time, we must remain sensitive to the needs and continual pastoral concerns of those who worship with us. Some individuals may wish to remain masked for any number of reasons. Although we strongly suggest vaccination, we must remain aware of the issues that are a part of this transitional period, especially with older children who are just now eligible to receive.
Sunday Adult Christian Formation
The Chosen is a TV series based on the true stories of the gospels of Jesus Christ. There are 8 episodes in Season 1, and we will watch them together over the summer. You don't need to watch in order, and it's OK to join at any time. A charismatic fisherman drowning in debt. A troubled woman wrestling with real demons. A young tax collector ostracized by society. A religious leader questioning his faith tradition. Join us as we watch episodes together and discuss the director's view of the gospels. The videos vary in length. We will start with Episode 1 on June 13 at 9:15. Episode 1 is titled “I Have Called You By Name,” and is a look at Mary Magdalene and her life before she meets Jesus and Jesus' future apostles. All are welcome, children and teens encouraged.
The Vestry held its annual retreat on Sunday, May 23rd.
We have instituted new practices regarding the weekly collections and will continue to review and improve our financial policies this year. Once appropriate COVID protocols are in place, we will also be revising our policies as to outside groups using our facilities to ensure the safety of our campus.
Our new Vestry officers are: Dotty Suthon, Senior Warden; Dan Daly, Junior Warden; and Donovan Ohrt-Champagne, Secretary.
Most of the work done by the Vestry is accomplished through its Action Teams. The Action Teams and the Vestry members assigned are: Outreach, Susan Scotton, Paula Belanger Sanchez; Building and Grounds, Dan Daly and Ronald Coats; Fellowship and Hospitality, Kathy Chiles, Susan Tramontana, Susan Scotton; Ministries, Dotty Suthon and Kate Smith; Communications, Kate Smith; and, Finance and Administration, Donovan Ohrt-Champagne, Dotty Suthon and Marina Gregorio.
Please reach out to any Vestry member if you would like to be a part of a committee or to express any concerns.
The Search Committee’s work is going well and moving ahead full speed! With small group discussions and surveys complete, the committee is currently creating a parish profile which will be available online soon.
Message from Canon Duckworth
The Rev. Ben Sanchez to be Received into the Episcopal Church on
Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine's, Metairie
By the Grace of God,
The Right Reverend Morris K. Thompson, Jr.
Eleventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
will receive the Holy Orders of
the Rev. Ben Sanchez
into the Episcopal Church
on Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand and twenty-one
at ten o'clock in the morning.
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
3412 Haring Rd.
Your presence and prayers are requested.
Clergy: White Stoles
Those attending will be required to follow all COVID guidelines.
The service will be livestreamed on the
St. Augustine's Facebook Page
The Rev. Canon Shannon Duckworth
Canon to the Ordinary
The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
The Vestry and ECW are planning a reception to celebrate the ordination of Benjamin Sanchez on Saturday, June 5th at 10am. Please check out our Sign Up Genius link and sign up if you are interested or call Susan Scotton.