Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Hello to All! Thank you all for being so gracious in welcoming me to St. Augustine's. It was a joy to meet so many of you this past Sunday, and I am looking forward to meeting more of you and getting to know everyone as time goes on. I feel an energy here at St. Augustine's that brightens the darkness of this time of uncertainty and restrictive living. Perhaps that energy finds its foundation in Love - Love for God and Love for one another.
As most of you already know, I will be with you during this exciting time of searching for your next rector. As Interim-Rector, I will assume the usual roles of being your Priest and Pastor, as well as serve as a resource for the Vestry and Search Committee. If you have pastoral issues, please know I am available to offer whatever assistance I can provide.
Thank you, again. I am so very happy to be among you all here at St. Augustine's!
Join us Sunday in person with the same precautions or watch via St Augustine's website or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/staugmet
8:00 am Service Bulletin
10:30am Service Bulletin
News From the Vestry
Now that we have welcomed Fr. Brad St. Romain as our Interim Rector, the Vestry can move forward with the next step: forming a search committee to find our new rector. Therefore, we are asking all members of the congregation to pray and think about whether they are called to be a part of this process. All members of the congregation will be involved in supporting and praying for the committee
throughout, but we need 7-9 people to serve on the committee who can see what is best for our future. Members of the search committee must be good listeners and committed to our community. The members will meet with Shannon Manning, Canon to the Ordinary, for training on the process. The search will last at least one year, so a member should be able to commit the time and effort. It may be necessary for one or more members to travel in order to interview or see candidates. If you feel called to this work, please contact Susan Scotton.
It is no secret that many of our friends are experiencing isolation, even loneliness, during the current pandemic. I ask that you take a little time to think about your fellow members whom you have not seen in a while and simply give them a call - or a text - or an email. And I mean that not only for those who are attending church. If you find that you miss your Church and your friends because you are self-isolating, you can reach out, as well. You never know who would love to hear from someone else who shares the same love that you have for your church and the people who have been united through this place of fellowship and worship. It's important that always seek ways to stay connected - and right now it's more important than ever. Go ahead - make a call - the joy you bring someone else will be joy for you as well.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday February 17th
Noon - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
5:00 pm - Stations of the Cross
6:00 pm - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
We are looking for any keys that are no longer in use. Please return to Fr. Brad or Jamee. If you accidentally set off the alarm, please listen for phone call from alarm company to prevent police from being notified. Please notify Jamee if you will be using facilities. They are however still under Covid restrictions.