Inside-the-Church Pet Blessing is
Sunday, October 12 at 10:00 am!
We welcome your pets (appropriately leashed, caged, or crated) to this shortened service of Holy Eucharist, and we welcome your cash donations or supplies for the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan.
Do you have a bashful pet?
We welcome them for a blessing on Wednesday, October 8 at our less-rowdy Mass Underground.
At both blessings, we'll offer prayer for our beloved pets who have died.
We're planning a three-parish Fall Fest here at St. A's, with St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Saron Lutheran Church.
It will be on Sunday, October 19, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
We'll carve and decorate jack-o-lanters for you to take home, have cider and doughnuts and caramel apples, and light a bonfire in the churchyard.
Our Wednesday evening Eucharist is in the parish hall. We discuss the gospel reading for the coming Sunday in this relaxed setting.
Mass Underground, Wednesdays at 6:15 pm.
We are a "Believe Out Loud" congregation - openly and intentionally welcoming our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sisters and brothers into the life and ministry of the parish.
Our Welcome Statement is this:
"Jesus welcomes us to a place at God's table and draws us into friendship with God and each other. In turn, we the people of Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church reach out in welcome and friendship to our neighbors. This is who we are: people younger and older, economically struggling and comfortable, certain and skeptical, single, partnered, and married, gay, straight, and transgender, and in all the shades and colors of our common human family. We represent and celebrate the God-given diversity of southwest Michigan."
Kids' Mass is the first Sunday of the month at
At Kids’ Mass, our children pre-school age on up co-preside with the priest and perform all the liturgical ministries. It’s how we recognize the full stature of children in the life and ministry of the church. While the children co-presiding this morning have practiced their ministries, we welcome and encourage all kids to join us the first Sunday of the month, as we believe children have an instinctive sense of the sacred and most learn quickly by imitating others.
Our Peace Path
is open to the public and you're welcome to walk through the church yard and read about men and women who chose peace rather than violence when facing conflict.
Look for the Peace Path in the wooded area just southeast of the church building.
We also have a Peace Path coloring book. Pick one up at church or ask us to mail one to you.
We're entering a partnership with CARES,
our local HIV-AIDS resource and education center,
by making available educational materials and condoms
to help prevent the transmission of
HIV and other STDs.
Our county has one of the higher infection rates in the state
and St. A's feels called to address this challenge.
St. Augustine's --
A growing church for a hungry community
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