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1227 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0977
fax: (310) 451-8960

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Upcoming Events

Aug., 21 (Sunday) 9:15am
Class:  Spirituality Forum - Miracles
Sts. Francis & Clare Room

Aug. 21 (Sunday) 12Noon
Family Playground Picnic

Aug. 24 (Wednesday) 6:30pm
Men's Fellowship Dinner
Pierson Hall

Aug. 25 (Thursday) 7:30pm
Centering Prayer

Aug. 28 (Sunday) 10:30am Service
Church on the Beach
Santa Monica Beach - Lifeguard Tower 26

Sept. 2 (Friday) 7:00pm
Episcopal Night
Dodger Stadium

Sept. 4 (Sunday) 12Noon
Choir Retreat

Sept. 5 (Monday)
Office Closed
Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 7 (Wednesday) 6:30pm
Women's Dinner
Pierson Hall

Sept. 8 (Thursday) 7:30pm
Centering Prayer

Sept. 10 (Saturday) 5:30pm
Homecoming Dinner

Sept. 11 (Sunday) after 10:30am service
Homecoming Brunch

Sept. 15 (Thursday) 4:00pm
SPY Dinner
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Saint Augustine's identifies itself as an "open church."

By this we mean that all persons are welcome to come and be part of this community wherever they are in their spiritual journey. We seek to be a safe place for skeptics and doubters as well as for convicted believers.

We are an inclusive church in which people from many backgrounds have found common ground. We are a diverse community which discovered in God a oneness greater in significance than our differences. We have come to know that our variety, in truth, reflects the divine comprehensiveness of the God of all created things.

    In Christ,

    from The Rev. Nate Rugh and the Vestry at St. A's

Click here to read sermons by the Reverend Nathan A. Rugh

What's Going On...

Final Summer Spirituality Forum, Aug. 21, 9:15am: Come join the Healing Prayer Group for a final discussion on a theological topic so many of us wrestle with and together we will explore its meaning and relationship to our spiritual journeys. Today's topic: Miracles

Everyone is welcome. And come as you are - no preparation! Meet in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Room.

Family Playground Picnic, Aug. 21, 12 noon:  Before we start up in September, join us to celebrate the end of summer and look at the year ahead. Grown-ups, teens, kids and tots are all welcome. Lunch is provided and we will meet after the 10:30 service on the playground behind the church.

Church on the Beach! Sun., Aug. 28: Join us for 10:30am Eucharist at the beach, with a special blessing for surfboards and boogie boards! Gather just South of Lifeguard Tower 26, at the end of Ocean Park Blvd. Walk out  the wooden walkway and look for our tent.  Bring beach chairs or blankets for seating. Make a day of it - pack a picnic, bring beach gear and celebrate our community.  Long and short term parking is available on Barnard Way just South of Ocean Park.

New Choir & Choir Retreat, Sept. 4, noon-1:30pm: Interested in singing?  JK Hilbert, our new Music Director, is broadening our choral program and extending an invitation to accomplished vocalists as well as enthusiastic singers and learners to join in.  If you are interested email JK ( or talk with him after church.  The Choir Retreat will start after worship in the church on Sept. 4th and includes lunch.

Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Join us for this prayerful ministry crocheting, knitting and sewing prayer shawls, blankets or scarves for the pastoral care of our community. All are welcome - beginners, long-timers and anyone in-between. For more information, email Steve Harris at

Bookstore:  Check out the new books & gifts!  New coffee machine! or just come to visit. We are looking for additional volunteers.  If interested contact Mary, Lorri, Mindy, Alice or Doug.

Like us on Facebook! St. Augustine by-the-Sea has come back to life on Facebook! Want an easy way to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the parish - Like us!

@AugBySea on Twitter! #followus and we'll #followback - eager to know who's up in the #twittersphere!

AugBySea on Instagram too! Trifecta: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook!

Please support St. A's outreach ministry through SPY (Safe Place for Youth):  St. A's has committed to SPY to feed what has grown to 70-80 homeless kids one Thursday dinner per month. 

The next scheduled dinner is September 15

We would love to have your participation in one of three ways.  We cook for SPY's homeless youth on the Westside once a month on the 2nd Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, and serve the meal the next day (Thursday) at 4:30pm. All are welcome to help us with donations, shopping, cooking and/or serving.  If you would like to participate and are not on the monthly email list, you can contact Mindy Staley at

You can provide financial support for this program by making out your check to St. Augustine church, with "SPY" on the memo/subject line.

You can donate winter clothing/supplies that are gently used or new: sweaters, coats, blankets, sleeping bags, knitted hats, gloves, scarves, unused or new socks and underwear.

The Centering Prayer Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (for about 1 hour) in the Chapel, All are welcome; no previous experience needed.

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