What's Going On...
Ash Wednesday Services, Feb. 10, 8am, 12Noon, 7pm: Lent, the sacred season of preparing ourselves for Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday with the imposition of ashes at the 8am, 12noon and 7pm services. Clergy will be available after the noon and 7pm services if you are interested in private confession.
LA Marathon Weekend, Feb. 13 & 14: Since the LA Marathon will shut down streets on the Westside on Sunday, Feb. 14th, our main worship service will move to Saturday, Feb. 13th at 5:00 p.m. The church will be open Sunday morning for small prayer services in the Chapel at 8am and 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Nights Lenten Program: Spiritual Treasures of the Old Testament
Come explore the only bible Jesus knew. Why does the church revere it? Is there a difference between God revealed in the Old and New Testaments? Is it even relevant to us today? This 5-part series looks at how engaging with the Old Testament can deepen our relationship with God. And join us before class for evening prayer and a potluck dinner. Companion book (but not required!): This Strange and Sacred Scripture by Matthew Schlimm. Wed., Feb 17 through Wed., Mar. 16
6pm Evening prayer (Chapel)
6:30 Potluck dinner (food sign up on the patio)
Sundays in Lent: Discover Anglican Mystics: The mystical journey sits at the center of our relationship with God. And the Anglican tradition has had a strong mystical strand from the beginning. Come get to know some of our tradition's mystics - from George Herbert in the 1600’s to Evelyn Underhill in the 20th century. Meeting Sundays between services, 9:15 - 10:05am, Sts. Francis & Clare Room. Sun., Feb. 21 through Sun., Mar. 13.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 February 11th
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 email@example.com.
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.