This Week's Announcements
Our Schedule of Services:

Here is our schedule;
more information may be found by downloading the bulletin.



Sunday June 19:

8:30 am In Person Morning Prayer


10:30 am In Person(also streamed virtually) Morning Prayer



Wednesday June 22:

12:00 pm Midday Prayer


Opportunities to Get Involved
Vacation Bible School was a blast!!

The youth of our parish and beyond had 3 amazing days learning about how much God loves them, how to let their lights shine & how to be a great neighbor to everyone around them. Huge thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make VBS an amazing success! Especially our kitchen volunteers and teachers! On the last day the kids made lunches for Downtown Episcopal Outreach (DEO). Barb Hall thanked them saying "It was a great lunch feeding the body and soul with a message of God’s love for the homeless and food insecure." After our outreach project, we were finally able to "bust out the slip 'n' slide" and the kids had a blast playing in the water and enjoying ice cream sundaes!


Camp Canterbury 
July 18 - July 22, 2022

Youth entering 4th grade through 2022 high school graduates are invited to join us at Camp Canterbury! Registration is now open, please CLICK HERE to register Scholarships are available. If you plan to use scholarship for payment, just close out of the Paypal screen that pops up when you are done registering and contact Fr. Ben


Explore the Organ for KidsSunday, July 17 -11:30

Canterbury kids, here’s your chance to play the church organ! Following the 10:30 service, Sally Hodges, retired organist, will show you how to play the organ and let you try playing the “King of Instruments!” All kids (school age) are welcome. Kids who have piano music to play, bring that with you to try out on the organ!
All Parish Barbeque
You are invited to join us on Sunday, June 26, after the 10:30 AM service for a BBQ celebrating Deacon Rebecca Smith and Mark Witte. This is a belated celebration of Deacon Rebecca’s ordination combined with a going-away party for Mark as he heads to seminary in Virginia. A barbeque meal of pork sandwiches and sides will be provided. Our Parish Life committee will be providing desserts. We would love to shower them with cards of congratulations and going away to seminary well wishes for those wishing to participate.
 

New COPE Location
Cope has found it's new home and we are ready for business !  The new location is 20601 Elkhorn Drive in Old Towne Elkhorn. (one block west of Boyd and Charlies and directly behind the new 3 story condo building on the south) Stop in and see our new digs !! Our first day serving clients will be June 7. Hours are 10 -2 Tuesday through Saturday.
Would you like to volunteer or make a donation? Go to copeinfo.org and click on the link that says "get involved" from there click "volunteer" and then click "register as a cope supporter" from there you can fill out what days you would like to volunteer and what you would like to do. Maybe you just want to pick up a random shift? Then click on the "book a shift link" We need people to sort donations, stock shelves and clothing, and help clients do their shopping.

Donations will be accepted ONLY on the first Saturday of the month for now. See the web site for what kind of donations will be accepted. No furniture or large appliances at this time.

Thank you for considering this, YOU CAN make a difference in your community.  Curious? Contact Rhonda Vest or Chuck Albin for more info, AND DO stop in to see us, anyone there will be glad to show you around !
An Evening on Mental Health with OTOC
Wednesday, June 22nd, 6:30-7:30, snacks provided
Our Outreach Committee at St Augustine’s has invited Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) to come speak to us about work that congregations across the city are doing to improve access to mental health resources. Issues of mental health affect nearly every family and community to some degree, and a culture of discussing those openly and responding from our faith is emerging more and more. OTOC has been involved with community-based work to bring leaders together and consider how best communities can address needs around mental health, and will share a bit about this topic and their general method for bringing voices together. We will have a brief presentation, followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Omaha Together One Community is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community organizing network that for the past 30 years has been working for practical, achievable solutions to the issues that impact the lives of our members all across the city. The issues they focus on change over time, but some of their recent work has centered around mental health, housing, and payday lending.

Rector’s Book Club
Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Rector’s Book Club this Spring, especially including our May event co-led by Deacon Rebecca Smith and Kaity Reece from the Balancing the Scales of Justice DioNeb task force. We’ll be on Summer hiatus with a new set of books announced soon so people can get early reading done for the Fall! Please e-mail Father Ben if you have book suggestions or thoughts. We are tentatively planning to keep the Rector’s Book Club on 3rd Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 (September 18th, October 16th, and November 20th).
May Vestry Notes
Elaine Randall Book Club
A library book bag is on the shelf in the fellowship hall. You are welcome to check out a book to read and join us for our discussion on Tuesday, June 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Zoom connection is also available. For questions, please contact Sandra Squires
Elaine Randall Book Club June Book

Our June book for the Elaine Randall Book Club is Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a profound coming of age story and haunting mystery. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the child within us, while also subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
The story asks how isolation influences the behavior of a young woman, who like all of us, has the genetic propensity to belong to a group. The clues to the mystery are brushed into the lush habitat and natural histories of its wild creatures.
Volunteers
Friday, June 17

  • 8:00 AM -Men's Bible Study


Sunday, June 19

  • 8:30 AM -Morning Prayer Service in person

  • 10:30 AM -Morning Prayer Service in person & via Facebook Live CLICK HERE


Wednesday, June 22

  • 12:00 PM -Midday Prayer

  • 6:30 PM -An Evening on Mental Health with OTOC


  • June 28 Elaine Randall Book Club
  • July 28-22 Camp Canterbury
Rector's Reflection
Rector's Reflection will return soon!
St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church
285 S 208th Street
Elkhorn, NE 68022
402-289-4058
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