Announcements for Dec 9, 2018 Second Sunday in Advent

Welcome to St. Augustine’s.

Second Sunday of Advent – December 09, 2018


Printable Announcements: December 9, 2018







This Week’s Scripture Readings:

2nd Sunday of Advent – Dec. 09

BAS (270)

Malachi 3:1-4

Luke 1:68-79

Philippians 1:3-11

Luke 3:1-6

Next Week’s Scripture Readings:

3nd Sunday of Advent – Dec. 16

BAS (270)

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Isaiah 12:2-6

Philippians 4:4-7

Luke 3:7-18

Please remember in your prayers this week:

The sick or/in hospital –  Jim, Edna, Jody, Lydia, Justin, Don, Linda, John. Baby Tim, Vera Morris.

For those in mourning;  Bishop Jane, her sister Anne & family in loss of her brother-in-law Oliver.  Family & friends of Elizabeth Walczak.

St. A’s Events This Week

ENCOUNTERS – Sunday morning study group that meets @ 8:30 am in the Lounge downstairs.

Morning Prayers – Monday thru Friday – 08:45 am in the Chapel.

Monday – Lectio Divina on upcoming Sunday Gospel reading.

Tuesday – Holy Communion

Wed/Thu/Fri – Simple Anglican Morning Prayer

You are welcome to drop in any days you like.


STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN – Thank you to all members who worked on the Stewardship Campaign and on Stewardship Sunday.  A special thanks to those who prepared and served the lovely lunch and tidied up after.

FLOWERS FOR THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS – if you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or for any special occasion, please as contact June Greig at 780 469-0733.  A tax receipt is available for the amount donated.  Thank you.

St. A’s Events Coming up…

TUESDAY AT BLU’S – Please join us for conversation and fellowship. We usually meet on the first and third Tuesday mornings of the month.  Next meeting December 18 at 10:00 am.

BELLES AND BEAUS  – Wednesday, December 19 – 1:30 to 3 pm  We are invited to join Grace United Church for their Senior Youthful Group Christmas Party.  Wear your favourite Christmas attire and bring goodies to share.  You never know who might show up!

BELLES & BEAUS – Friday, December 28 – St. A’s lounge @ 1:30 pm Sarah Latonas will speak on the “Ironman” events  she is involved in.

BOOK CLUB – Meets the last Tuesday of the month in the Church Lounge at 10:30 am.

BLUE CHRISTMAS-at Grace United Church – Sunday, December 09 at 7:00 pm.   A joint service for St. A’s and Grace United. Three people are required to read a prayer or scripture. Please advise Rev. Crane if you are available to read.



  • Dec 23 – 10 am – Kid’s Christmas Pageant
  • Dec 24 – 4 pm – Christmas Eve, simple Holy Communion
  • Dec 24 – 9 pm – Christmas Eve Carol Sing
  • Dec 24 – 9:30 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy
  • Communion
  • Dec. 25 – 8 am – Christmas Day, simple Holy Communion

FIFTH ANNUAL – COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER – Saturday, December 8th – 5 to 6:30 pm.  Hardisty School Gym, 10534 – 62 Street – arrive at 4:30 for fellowship, music & activities.  Dinner will be Served at 5:00 pm.  FREE TURKEY DINNER.  Children’s activities,

Christmas caroling & Santa.  TICKETS available at GRACE UNITED CHURCH – 780 466-0916 – Space limited – call now for tickets.


Reminder to book any space you need at the church through the church office, so it can be checked against the master calendar.

The church office is open Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 2:00.  Any mail for the office? Please drop it in the office mailbox (in the other building), or in the ‘Admin’ mailbox downstairs.  There is also a form for cheque requisitions if you have receipts to submit for payment.

Anglican and Beyond

Anglicans are busy across the diocese – see more events on the Diocesan “SYNOD SCENE” at  You can get it by email too! – MORE information on notice board downstairs.

Bishop Jane invites us to pray for Bishop Sixbert and the Diocese of Buye.

PARTNERS IN SAVING LIVES –DONATE BLOOD ONLY A FEW WEEKS TO GO!  Our Partner ID for Diocese is ANGL696986. Diocese hopes to raise 150 donations by Dec.31, 2018.  To donate call 1 888 236-6283. Donations are urgently needed – we still have a long way to go. Please call and donate.


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP @ Grace United Church – Tuesdays commencing September 11 to December 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Sunshine Room Basement.  780-466-0916No charge.  Everyone welcome but must register.


L’ARCHE EDMONTON’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – MONDAY, DEC 10th @ 7:00 pm –     St. Thomas d’Aquin, 8410 – 89 Street – see poster on NB.




Garden Updates

Sherry Prokopuk is our Parish Representative.

Check out the garden of lights at night!  Keep up to date on the mural project that will be developing this year.  Any questions?


MUSIC TOGETHER – Kid’s music program.  Most Monday and Thursday mornings at the church.

Sound Opportunity – Wednesday evenings at 7 pm

GANG – Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (GANG) works with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising their grandchildren because of AIDS.  An awareness, advocacy and fundraising group.

Education for Ministry – Thursday nights – a four- year certificate in theology.

GEA-Greater Edmonton Alliance – organization of Faith Groups, Unions, Community Action Groups and Small Businesses ‘organizing for the common good’ to give the public a voice in decision making that affects their lives.