Weekly Announcements for Sunday March 5th, 2017

First SUNDAY in Lent – March 5, 2017

Welcome to St. Augustine’s.

Find out more about who we are in the pew brochure or online at www.staugustinesedmonton.com

Printable copy: March 5, 2017



Important: Please note the change to the Divine Violence course below






This Week’s Scripture Readings:

First Sunday in Lent – March 05

(BAS 286)

Genesis 2: 15 – 17 & 3: 1-7

Psalm 32

Romans 5: 12 – 19

10:00 am Contemplative LENT

Next Week’s Scripture Readings:

Second Sunday in Lent – March 12

(BAS 288)

Genesis 12: 1 – 4a

Psalm 121

Romans 4: 1 – 5, 13 – 17

10:00 am Contemplative LENT

Please remember in your prayers this week:

For the sick or in hospital – Rev. Glen Bresee @ General Hospital Palliative

In mourning – Family of Stuart Pierce.



  • ENCOUNTERS – A Sunday morning study group @ 8:15am. Encounters with Val McCormack. Everyone welcome.
  • CENTERING PRAYER – Augustine’s – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays mornings each week at 08:45 am.
  • SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADE – As per congregational feedback, Vestry approved @ just under $10,000. Installation in March 2017. We have donations of $4,000. Leaving $6,000. to come from our capital reserves.  If anyone is able to make a specific donation to help cover the remaining costs, it would be much appreciated.
  • 2017 CHURCH CALENDARS FOR SALE $5.00 – see Eileen Fairbrother.


  • WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday, March 03, 2017 at 7:00 PM – St. Luke’s Church, 8424 – 95 Avenue. Everyone welcome.
  • TUESDAYS AT BLUES JAVA BAR (50 STREET & 106 AVENUE) – Coffee and conversation on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 am. Come and join us for stimulating conversation on various topics of choice.  Next meeting Tuesday, March 7.
  • BELLES – TUESDAY, MARCH 14th – Greenland Garden Nurseries -Lunch – Car pool at Church at 10:30 am – Contact Lauretta @ 780 466-9510 if you plan to attend.
  • SENIOR YOUTHFUL GROUP 2017 – Wednesday, March 15th Games afternoon – Grace United – 1:30 to 3:00 pm – bring your favorite board game to play with friends.
  • SIMPLE SUPPER – Friday, March 31st – doors open at 5:00, Supper served at 5:30. Please join us and bring a friend. Good food and companionship. Groups of ten (10) or more, please make a reservation at the church office.  Thank you.
  • IGNATIAN SPIRITUAL EXERCISES -You may begin this incredible process of prayer individually with Pat Jameson directing. Consider this if you are seeking greater depth in your prayers and sense of God’s love.  Talk to Pat or Rev. Jonathan for more info.
  • VIOLENCE DIVINE @ St A’s – CHANGE TO TUESDAYS – due to attendees availability – Starting on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm.

Please advise Val McCormack if you will be attending.

  • RHYTHM OF LIFE WORKSHOP – @ St A’s – Saturday, March 11 – 9am to 12pm – Spend 3 hours and walk away with a new vison of how your life interacts with the life of God. We will explore the theology, tools and approaches that have been used for millennia to shape their rhythms of holy living – RSVP today pls [email protected]
  • WOMEN’S BIKE NEEDED – Good cause – call Karen 780 445-4911.
  • A 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 9:30 to 12:00.  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 Diocese Announcements

Anglican’s are busy across the diocese – see more events on the Diocesan “SYNOD SCENE” at www.edmonton.anglican.org .  You can get it by email too! – MORE information on notice board downstairs.

  • ANGLICAN FOUNDATON OF CANADA – 2017 CELEBRATING 60th ANIVERSARY – Details of plans coming soon – Limited Elegant design & tailor made limited edition of 100 “Anniversary Hope Bears” with outfits. $60.00 each – Available in May 2017.
  • GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE – The DIOCESE OF EDMONTON CAMPAIGN 2017 – a new goal of 100 units – call 1 888 236-6283 for an appointment – Please give Partner ID: ANGL 696986 .
  • BLANKET DRIVE – STILL NEEDED – Edmonton emergency Relief Services Society – in need of blankets & winter clothing to help stock -the warm-up vans & to give directly to the homeless as the Cold Arctic air settles in. Please bring to Church or any drop off locations in Synod Scene on notice board down stairs.
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteers needed on construction sites for Pre-fab shops – February 23 to April 27, 2017. Watch for information to come on Carter Place 2017 – Former US President Jim & Rosalynn Carter in Edmonton in July. 150 homes to be built in Canada marking our 150th birthday – 75 in Edmonton area – requires 30 volunteers per day. Register – sign up for shifts on the website.
  • YOUTH NIGHT – Ages 12 + – Good Shepherd Anglican Church 15495 Castledowns Road – pizza party, beverages, fellowship & Minecraft

Saturday, March 04 RSVP TO [email protected]@goodshepanglican.org


Garden Updates

Clayton Ernst is our parish representative on the garden committee.




Music Together – Kid’s music program.  Most Monday and Thursday mornings at the church.  www.musictogethernl.com

Sound Opportunity – Wednesday evenings at 7 pm www.sing4me.ca

Gentle Hatha Yoga – Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. ($16 each for 18 classes)

Education for Ministry (EFM) – 4-year theology course.  Contact June Miller – 780 447-2593 for more info.

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.

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.