What's Going On...
Finding Space for God – Sunday morning Lenten class continues. How do we fit God into the chaos of everyday life? How do we follow Christ’s call to spiritual growth when time pressures and to-do lists overwhelm us? Join the Rev's. Nate and Katie along with the Healing and Centering Prayer Teams to explore whys and hows of deepening our relationship with God through solitude, silence and prayer. The class is based on Henri Nouwen’s classic, The Way of the Heart - is available in the bookstore (Cost: $13) This is suggested (but not required!) reading. MLK Jr. Room, upstairs. 9:15am – 10:05am. Sundays Mar 1, and Mar 8.
When the Bible Says Horrible Things - Wednesday evenings in Lent. What are we to make of biblical passages that have been used to justify slavery, homophobia, anti-Semitism, genocide and the oppression of women? Join the Rev’s. Nate and Katie for a five week class where we will wrestle with scripture’s relationship to each of these topics. The course will be based, in part on some of The Good Book: Reading Scripture with Mind and Heart by the Rev. Peter J. Gomes - is available in the bookstore (Cost: $16.99). Classes will be preceded by evening prayer and a potluck supper. Everyone is welcome to participate in any or all of the evening.
Wednesdays in Lent: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
6:00pm Evening prayer
6:30pm Potluck dinner (sign ups on the patio)
7:00 – 8:30pm Class
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 March 12th
We would love to have your participation in one of two ways. One Wednesday evening per month we prepare the dinner in the parish kitchen which is a lot of fun and good fellowship. We need cooks but more importantly, shoppers to purchase the dinner ingredients. We have created "shopping bags" of ingredients for varying budgets. 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.
SPY Needs Our Help!: Their entire inventory of donations and winter clothing graciously donated throughout last year by supporters is gone due to a fire at the Venice Storage Unit where they were renting space. (Please see flyer on patio)
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.