Weekly Announcements January 8, 2016

Baptism of the Lord Sunday – Jan 8, 2016

A note from Rev. Jonathan: You will see starting next week that we will move to a pattern of Lectio Divina (divine reading) on Sunday mornings in Epiphany.  I would like us to explore in this way how we might form a more communal engagement with the scriptures.  Some Sundays will carry a more traditional sermon, but the reduced readings will allow more flexibility from time to time.  It will make sense that more explanation occur week by week. The season of Epiphany is a great time to do this work as the readings dwell in Jesus’ teaching.  Let us hear the message in his own words.  J+

 

Welcome to St. Augustine’s.

Find out more about who we are in the pew brochure or online at www.staugustinesedmonton.com

Printable copy here: Jan 8, 2017

 

Sundays

8:00AM –  SAID ANGLICAN EUCHARIST

10:00AM – OUR MAIN SERVICE OF WORSHIP WHICH CHANGES WITH THE CHURCH SEASONS AND ALWAYS INCLUDES HOLY COMMUNION AND KID’S TIME.

 

This Week’s Scripture Readings:

Baptism of the Lord – Jan 08, 2017

(BAS 348)

Isaiah 42: 1 – 9

Psalm 29

Acts 10: 34 – 43

Matthew 3: 13 – 17

10:00 am Liturgy BAS

Next Week’s Scripture Readings:

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

(BAS 349)

John 1: 29 – 42

 

 

 

10:00 am Contemplative EPIPHANY

Events This Week

  • We celebrate today the Baptism of Faith Hand!
  • FEEDING THE BISSELL CENTRE – SUNDAY – JANUARY 22 – FOOD NEEDED FOR OUR COMMITMENT – SANDWICHES ETC. MAY BE DROPPED OFF ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 AT CHURCH BETWEEN 2 AND 5 PM. IF YOU CAN HELP WITH SANDWICHES, VEGGES, FRUIT OR DESSERTS, PLEASE CALL JUNE GREIG 780 469-0733.
  • CENTERING PRAYER – Augustine’s – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays mornings each week at 08:45 am.
  • 2017 CHURCH CALENDARS FOR SALE $5.00 – see Eileen Fairbrother.
  • ENCOUNTERS – A Sunday morning study group @ 8:15am. Encounters will resume on Sunday, January 8th.  Subject not confirmed – possible video.  A new program will begin on January 15th with Val McCormack.
  • TUESDAYS AT BLUES JAVA BAR (50 STREET & 106 AVENUE) – Coffee and conversation on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 am. Come and join us for stimulating conversation on various topics of choice.  Next meeting Tuesday, January 17.
  • BELLES – Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 10th – more details to follow.
  • SIMPLE SUPPER – Friday, January 27th – doors open at 5:00, Supper served at 5:30. Please join us and bring a friend. Good food and companionship.  Groups of ten (10) or more, please make a reservation – Lauretta 780 466-9510.  Thank you.
  • IGNATIAN SPIRITUAL EXERCISES you may begin this incredible process of prayer individually with Pat Jameson directing. Consider this if you are seeking greater depth in your prayers and sense of God’s love.  Talk to Pat or Rev. Jonathan for more info.
  • WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – MARCH 2017 – First meeting on Monday, January 9 @ 1:30pm at St. Luke’s 8424 – 95 Avenue. Anyone interested please advise June Greig.
  • NO ROOM AT THE INN – This Christmas season “A Safe Place” has been chosen. A total of $1,267.00 was received from Parishioners and will be forwarded to the Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd.  Thank you for your generosity.
  • CAPILANO PLAYSCHOOL – New classes – Mon/Wed/Fri. 3 -4 year olds -Healthy Apple program plus other programs for K-9 Students – Trial Class – Wednesday, January 25th – 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm followed by an Open house – space limited – call 780 802-9307 or email – capilanoplayschool@hotmail.com

 

  • A reminder to book any space you need at the church through the church office so it can be checked against the master calendar.

 

The church office is open Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00.  Any mail for the office? Please drop it in the office mailbox (in the other building), or in the ‘Admin’ mailbox downstairs.  There is also a form for cheque requisitions if you have receipts to submit for payment.

 

 

Anglican Diocese Announcements

Anglican’s are busy across the diocese – see more events on the Diocesan “SYNOD SCENE” at www.edmonton.anglican.org .  You can get it by email too! – MORE information on notice board downstairs.

  • GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS ADVENT – if you are able. The DIOCESE OF EDMONTON – Final report to come from the Diocese in the week of January 08, 2017.    A big thank you to all who have donated.
  • BLANKET DRIVE – STILL NEEDED – Edmonton emergency Relief Services Society – in need of blankets & winter clothing to help stock the warm-up vans & to give directly to the homeless as the Cold Arctic air settles in. Please bring to Church or any drop off locations in Synod Scene on notice board down stairs.
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE – If this is of interest to you – you are invited to join the Diocesan Social Justice Committee at All Saints Cathedral, 10035 – 103 Street in January, February or March for meetings on various subjects – see subject details on the notice board down stairs or the Synod Scene. socialjustice@edmonton.anglican.ca
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteers needed on construction sites for Pre-fab shops – February 23 to April 27, 2017. Watch for information to come on Carter Place 2017 – Former US President Jimmy Carter & Rosalynn Carter will be in Edmonton in July. 150 homes will be built in Canada to mark our country’s 150th birthday – 75 of these in Edmonton area – site requires 30 volunteers per day. Register as a volunteer and sign up for shifts on the website.
  • BEYOND THE DIOCESE – Did you know – January is the month that has the Highest rate if couples seeking marriage help? The following are two programs that can make a difference: – Retrouvaille – Program starts March 17 to 19 – contact 587 598-4357 or info@helpourmarriage.ca Second program is Marriage Encounter – program starts June 4 to 7, 2017 – contact gvankup@telus.net or 780 464-2874.

 

Garden Updates

Clayton Ernst is our parish representative on the garden committee.

 

 

THROUGH THE WEEK AT. A’s:

Music Together – Kid’s music program.  Most Monday and Thursday mornings at the church.  www.musictogethernl.com

Sound Opportunity – Wednesday evenings at 7 pm www.sing4me.ca

Gentle Hatha Yoga – Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. ($16 each for 18 classes)

Education for Ministry (EFM) – 4-year theology course.  Contact June Miller – 780 447-2593 for more info.

GANG – Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (GANG) works with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising their grandchildren because of AIDS.  An awareness, advocacy and fundraising group.

GEA-Greater Edmonton Alliance – organization of Faith Groups, Unions, Community Action Groups and Small Businesses ‘organizing for the common good’ to give the public a voice in decision making that affects their lives.