Whether you are returning to church after a time away, new to the faith, looking for a new church home or simply seeking a place of quiet, please know that you are welcome at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church.
OutreachSt.AugustineofCanterburyhasaheartforoutreach.Wesupportlocalnon-profitgroups quarterly,contributetoACTS,providefoodforOneTable,volunteerwiththeSoupKitchen, andhaveanannualyardsale(quitepopularandwellattended)withallofourproceedstogo towardouroutreachefforts.WesupportotherEpiscopalministriesthroughoutthe southeast,especiallyduetodisasters.Internationally,wesupportEpiscopalmissionariesin Quito, Ecuador. Christian FormationWehaveaweeklyofferingforchildrenduringaportionoftheSundayservice.Adult formationgroupsmeetthroughouttheweek,includingaWednesdayBiblestudy,aThursday Sundayscriptureclass,andateachingserieswithFr.DanonThursdays,followingthe6PM service.MusicWiththeguidanceofourDirectorofMusicDickMaltz,andthebeautifulpianomusicofour ChurchAccompanistSokHweeTay,wecontinuetolifttheSpiritmusicallythroughoutthis timeofmasksandsocialdistancing.Complementedonlybytheirexcellentcombinedvocals, it brings forth a wonderfully soul-filled experience that gets more moving with each service.Fellowship and HospitalityLet’sfaceit:St.Augustinesisaverysocialcommunity.Masksandsocialdistancinghave broughtforthspecialchallengesinthisarea.Butwestillthrivebystayingintouchviazoom andmanyothermeans,andnowwehavefinallybeenabletoreuniteinworship,beit conditionally.Daughters of the King (Image featured in page header, above)TheOrderoftheDaughtersoftheKingisanorderforwomenoftheEpiscopalChurch,whose membersundertakeaRuleofLife,incorporatingtheRuleofPrayerandtheRuleofService.MemberswearaspecialFleurycrossinscribedinLatin“MagnanimiterCrucemSustine” meaning“Withheartandmindandspirit,upholdandbearthecross”.Dailyprayers,along withspecificandscheduledtimesforservicetoChrist’skingdomonearth,arehallmarksof the Order. We currently have twenty-two Daughters and one “Daughter in Training”.Order of St. LukeTheInternationalOrderofSt.LukethePhysicianismadeupofclergy,healthprofessional, andlaypeoplewhofeelcalledtomakeJesus'MinistryofHealingaregularparoftheir vocation.AtSt.AugustineofCanterburywehaveanactiveOrderofSt.Luke.Healingservices areheldonthe2ndMondayofthemonthintheevening.Wealsoofferhealingprayersafter each Sunday service.Altar GuildThewomenandmenofthisgroupworkhardweeklytoprovideabeautifulandreverent worship space. This is a quiet ministry that provides such a gift to the worshipper. WorshipWorship is another strong suit of our congregation. Our worship style is fairly relaxed, but reverent. We follow the rubrics (directions) of the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, of The Episcopal Church. Along with our two Sunday services (8 AM and 10 AM), we offer Morning Prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 12 PM Holy Eucharist service on Wednesdays. Sunday’s 10 AM service can be viewed live or at a later time on our FaceBook Livestream page.Facility And Grounds UpkeepOurchurchfamilymembershavealotofenergy.YouseeitondisplayonSundaymornings andwhenwetakecareofourproperty.Wehaveadevotedcadreofmowers,springandfall work days, and we recently constructed a new home for our well pump.CursilloTherenewalministryofCursilloisveryimportanttoourcommunity.Thevastmajorityofour congregationhaveattendedaCursilloweekend.Ourchurchasseveralgroupreunionsand hostUltreyas(gatheringsofthewiderCursillocommunity)throughouttheyear.DeColores and Ultreya!
June 28, 2021 – NOTICE TO ALL: As of today, we offer in-person inside services, with no capacity restrictions. We ask that you wear a mask if not vaccinated or if you are fully vaccinated, but do not feel comfortable without a mask. We ask that all people socially distanceat three feet. During July, we offer one service – Sundays at 10 AM (with music). We continue to strive to keep our church family connected through prayer, on-line worship services, meditations, weekly e-blasts, on-line giving, and this website. While we may be separated by some distance during thistroubled time of pandemic, please join us as we continueto celebrate in The Spirit! Our Church Office is open Monday through Thursday,10 AM to 2 PM.