Parishes across the DC region will be closed through May 16. We are facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We have truly entered a period of wilderness. Yet God is still with us, and we are called to show God's love through our community:
Our schedule for Sunday, April 5:
Morning Prayer at 9:30am
NOTE: Our conference call service has changed!
To connect by phone: call: 301-715-8592 and then enter code 555-06-20024#
You can also watch our service online at: https://www.facebook.com/staugustinesdc/live
Here's the bulletin for the service:
Please be in touch with Scott if you have any questions: email@example.com / 443.808.9219.
Morning Prayer for March 29
St. Augustine's is a community. Our life together is sustained by weekly gatherings for worship, fellowship, and learning. However, as the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) increases here in the US, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington has suspended all in-person gatherings at parishes.
This means that from March 12 through at least May 16, we will not gather in-person at St. Augustine's.
However, this does not mean that we have canceled anything. We will continue to hold all of our weekly worship and formation opportunities—but we will access them online or by phone only—not in-person.
To the right, you will see our full weekly schedule. During any of these activities (with the exception of Bread for Life—see more on this below) you can watch or listen online or by phone.
To join in our worship or classes by phone:
- call: 301-715-8592 and then enter code 555-06-20024#
That's it! You'll be on the call and able to hear and participate in everything.
During the times listed to the right, we will have a Facebook Live stream with the service or class. Note that you do not need a Facebook account to view this livestream.
Our weekly Bread for Life free breakfast will continue to be held. But, the meal and format will be changed substantially:
- our guests will not gather together inside, as such gatherings are the very conditions most likely to spread coronavirus
- we will offer a to-go bag with a breakfast sandwich, carton of juice, piece of fruit, and possibly other sides
- once a guest has received their bagged meal, we ask that they leave and eat elsewhere—again, to limit the possibility of the virus spreading
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our priest-in-charge, the Rev. Scott Lipscomb by email or at 443.808.9219.
The season of Lent—the 46 days before Easter—has traditionally been a time of self-reflection and penitence for Christians. It is also the time when newcomers were educated about Scripture, theology, and what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus.
So, this year we are holding a Lenten Learning series each Sunday beginning on March 8, at 11am (except on March 15, when it will be at 1pm) after our worship service. Even though we are not meeting in-person at this time, we will continue to hold this series online and by phone (call 301-715-8592 and then enter code 555-06-20024#). You can also watch our service online at: https://www.facebook.com/staugustinesdc/live.
March 8: Who is God?
March 15: What is Sin?
March 23: Why is Jesus important?
March 29: What is the Church?
April 5: What does Salvation mean?
Each session will build on the last, but will also make sense on its own—so we invite you to join us for any and all of the sessions that interest you! You don't have to know any theology to participate, and we welcome questions and doubts! If you want to learn more, please click here or email Rev. Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During Lent, we have also begin a new gathering: every Thursday evening, we will meet for Contemplative prayer. We will explore a number of prayer practices together as we seek new ways to know God's presence in our lives.
We'll be gathering online and by phone every Thursday evening at 6:30pm.
St. Augustine's is a community of faith following Jesus in the Way of Love. You are invited to join us for worship and prayer; community and fellowship; and service to others. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome!
Looking for directions? Just click here to find us!
St. Augustine's Mission
Together we continually seek to build a community that shows forth God's love for all.
GOD IS WITH US!
Embracing our diversity, we are searchers for justice, truth, and beauty here and everywhere, aware of and responding to community need.