2014 Holy Week & Easter schedule:
April 13: Palm Sunday – 10:00 am
Procession of the Palms, St. Matthew’s Passion, Holy Eucharist
April 14: Monday in Holy Week – 5:30-6:30 pm
Neighborhood Food Pantry
April 16: Wednesday in Holy Week – 6:15 pm
April 17: Maundy Thursday – 7:00 pm
Liturgy of Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar
April 18: Good Friday – 12:00 noon
Stations of the Cross
April 18: Good Friday – 1:00 pm
Solemn Liturgy, St. John’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross,
Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
April 19: Holy Saturday – 10:00 am
Liturgy of the Tomb
April 19: Great Vigil of Easter – 7:00 pm
Blessing of New Fire & Baptismal Water,
Stories of Salvation History, Holy Eucharist
April 20: Easter Sunday – 10:00 am
Festive Holy Eucharist with Brunch to follow
April 27: Second Sunday of Easter – 10:00 am
Morning Prayer with Anointing & Prayers of Healing:
John Owen, Officiant; Les Knickerbocker, Preacher
Our Wednesday evening Eucharist downstairs 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 10:00 am!
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.
The Peace Path is on tour -- find it at First Presbyterian Church in Benton Harbor. Next stop ... the St. Joseph Public Library.
We also have a Peace Path coloring book. Pick one up at church or ask us to mail one to you.
Social Justice Film Series Calendar
These films are being presented as part of the Social Justice Film Series which will show a new film at a new location every other month. Admission to each film is free.
The Social Justice Film series is sponsored through a collaboration of the St. Joseph Buddhist Sangha, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Berrien Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, First Presbyterian Church, First Congregational Church, and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ.
St. Augustine's --
A growing church for a hungry community
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