First Sunday of Lent
Susan and Clint Walpole have beautifully written our collect that we will use during our search for our next Rector. It will be used on Sundays and before Vestry and Search Committee gatherings. The beginning is from the Collect for St Augustine's of Hippo.
Lord God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you: send forth your Holy Spirit to guide the Search Committee, Vestry, and parish family of St. Augustine's to be of one heart and mind in our search for a rector who will worship in our midst, become part of our parish family, and guide us in spiritual growth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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.
This Sunday, Feb 21st, the first Sunday of Lent, we will cautiously gather back in Byrd Hall for adult Christian Education. No food or coffee allowed, masks required and no tables, chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart.
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
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.