3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Please welcome the Reverend Jane-Allison E. Wiggin-Nettles,as our supply priest again this weekend. We are so grateful to the supply priests who have guided us during these past weeks. Next week we welcome our interim priest Fr. Brad St Romaine!!
Join us in person with the same precautions or watch via St Augustine's website or Facebook
8:00 am Service Bulletin
10:30am Service Bulletin
Please Help Our Honduran Scholar!
If you ever wonder whether St. Augustine's outreach activities make a difference, look no further than our Honduran Scholars program. Now in its fifth year, St. Augustine's, along with generous support from St. Martin's Episcopal School and other churches, has sponsored two high school students for their twelfth-grade year in the United States each year. In Honduras, education ends in the eleventh grade, so having the opportunity to learn additional math, science, history and other academic
subjects greatly increases the students' opportunities to attend college in the United States or abroad. Also, of great importance, the cultural exchange broadens their worldview and perspective (and ours, too!) Our students come from Holy Spirit Episcopal Bilingual School in Tela, which is associated with our partner in mission, Church of the Holy Spirit. Mother Olga and her team do a great job preparing their children academically and spiritually for this experience.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has created new challenges, and St. Martin's is no longer able to provide these generous scholarships. We cannot imagine what St. Augustine's would be like without Genova Bernardez and Jose Contreras, Class of 2017, Noemi Garo and Rocio Fuentes, Class of 2018, Dilcia Rodriguez and Gabriel Diaz, Class of 2019, MariaJose Fernandez and Dariana Bueso, Class of 2020 and
our current students Meissy Calix and Valeria Reyes. All of our graduates matriculated with honors from St. Martin's and are now in universities across the country and in Argentina studying challenging majors such as engineering, veterinary medicine, public health and creative entrepreneurship. They are leveraging this opportunity to excel and ultimately help their country. So, in a very real sense, working though God, we have not only changed these young adults' lives; our outreach has changed the world!
We have one very special student who was hoping to join us this year, Hillary Barrera, Mother Olga's daughter. Without further funding from St. Martin's, she will probably be our last student. Housing is secured and there is a possibility of some financial aid from St. Martin's. We ask you to prayerfully consider any help you can provide. Checks can be sent to St. Augustine's, attention Jamie Meisner or placed in the collection plate in the back of the church. Please note "Honduran Scholars" in the
memo line. No amount is too small, and this donation is tax deductible.
2021 Giving Envelopes
The 2021 Giving Envelopes are available for pick-up in the Church Narthex for those who have made a pledge in the 2021 Stewardship Campaign. If you are an automatic draft Giver you will not have envelopes. Available times for pick-up are Monday- Thursday from 10am-2pm or on Sundays during service hours.
If you would like your envelopes mailed to you please contact Jamee Meisner in the Church office @ 504-887-4801.
Anyone who has not made a pledge but would still like to receive Giving Envelopes please call Jamee Meisner in the Church Office.