Our Community During the Coronavirus

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 16we 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:

  • 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

On Sunday, March 15, our schedule will be modified slightly:

we will offer our Bread for Life breakfast at 8am, as per above

we will hold a service of Morning Prayer with a homily and music at 9:30

we will then postpone our Sunday Forum until 1pm, to allow everyone to watch the National Cathedral's 11:15am service at which Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be preaching.

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.