What's Going On...
The Book of Common Prayer - Our Spiritual Resource Class Continues: Sun. Nov 8, 15 from 9:15-10:15am
The Episcopal/Anglican tradition is centered around the idea that praying shapes believing. Join the Revs. Nate and Katie for a 3-part series exploring the BCP’s spiritual wealth, from its theology, to our resources for personal prayer and community worship.
Nov 15: Baptism and the Eucharist
Each class is stand-alone, so its fine to come if you missed the first. All are welcome, whether you are a newcomer, longtime church-goer, or in between. We are meeting between services, in the Sts. Francis & Clare room.
Upcoming class: Living a Holy Advent - Sundays Nov 22, 29 & Dec 13 - 9:15am: Advent is the beginning of the Christian new year, a sacred four-week season where we prayerfully wait for the coming of our Savior. What makes for a holy Advent? And how can we try to observe it when secular holiday pressures and Christmas celebrations are in full swing? Join the Revs. Nate and Katie to explore the meaning of Advent and ways we can nurture the holiness of the season. Recommended book (but not required): Advent & Christmas Wisdom from Henri Nouwen: Daily Readings & Prayers, available in the bookstore.
Advent Retreat on Contemplation with Fr. William Meninger:
Fri., Dec. 4th from 7-9pm - Julian of Norwich, Medieval Mystic
Sat., Dec. 5th from 10am-3pm - Workshop on Centering Prayer
Fr. William Meninger is a Trappist Monk from St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, who along with Thomas Keating and Basil Pennington helped to rediscover and popularize centering/contemplative prayer. Join Fr. Meninger for this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirituality of the contemplative life. Voluntary contributions are welcome - $20 for the weekend or $10 per session. You can make your payment in the bookstore (cash or check). If paying by check, please make your check payable to St. Augustine Church and on the memo line write “Advent Retreat”. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. This is open to the general public, please feel free to invite friends. Sign up on the patio or email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions contact Fr. Nate. For more information on Fr. Meninger check out his website at contemplativeprayer.net
Forum: Diocesan Convention Report - Sun. Dec 6, 9:15am: Our parish's clergy and lay delegates will share news and developments from the Diocese of Los Angeles’ annual convention which takes place Dec. 4-5.
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 email@example.com
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.
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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 November 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.