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Fourth Sunday of Advent

On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the fourth candle and focus on PEACE. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” JOHN 8:12

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Christmas Services

Join us as we celebrate Jesus' birth, the coming of hope into our lives! On Christmas eve, the children of St. Augustine's will tell the Christmas story at our Family Service at 5:30 pm (Livestreamed). Join us for a Choral Eucharist at 9:30 pm. There will be an organ recital prior to the service beginning at 9:10.

Worship on Christmas Day will take place at 10 am. There will be no 5:30 pm service this Saturday.

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Christmas Memorial Flowers

Envelopes for Christmas Memorial Flowers donations are available in the Narthex. You may also call in your request to the office at 772-770-3494 and bring your donation by during the week. The deadline for submission in the Christmas Bulletin is Wed., December 22.

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New Music Director is Named

Rector Wes Shields and the St. Augustine Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hall as our new Music Director. Born and raised in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Tom studied piano as a child and, as a teenager, added organ and conducting to his repertoire. 

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Join us this week ...

Daily Prayer Group

Join in on Daily Morning Prayer services over the telephone. Simply dial (339) 209-4611 before 8 am, Monday through Friday to participate. The service is easy to follow and is about 20 minutes long.

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Monday Prayer Group

Christian Education Prayer Group meets Mondays at 1:30 pm in the Christian Ed wing.

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Wednesdays with Fr. Wes

Join Fr. Wes for Healing Eucharist on Wednesday mornings at 10 am followed by Bible Study at 11am in the Conference Room. After a long hiatus, we are having Bible Study again! There is sure to be lots of fellowship and thought-provoking discussion. Come and see!

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A Celebration of Life for Inez Morelli will be held Sun., December 26 at 12 noon after the Sunday morning service. The parish is invited to attend. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Volunteers are needed for our Hospitality Guild Ministry! Please join us on Saturday, January 8, 2022 for our Hospitality Guild Breakfast Meeting at 9 am in the Parish Hall to discuss the reorganization of teams and hopefully receive new volunteers. If interested, please contact Carol Paris.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Augustine's invite you to a “Round Table Discussion” on Sat., Jan. 15. Starting with a 12 noon Eucharist, and followed by lunch (free will offering is appreciated), the “Round Table Discussion” (rescheduled from November), will take place. Contact Carol Paris to reserve your spot.

A Celebration of Life for Dick Polhamus will be held Mon., January 24 at 11 am. The parish is invited to attend and a reception will follow. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

The new Caregivers Support Group will meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 2 pm. Their first meeting will take place January 25. If you are feeling weighed down by caregiving worries or concerns, connecting with other caregivers is great emotional support. Come share your practical advice on managing challenges in caregiver relationships.


Christmas Tea

A good time was had by all at the ECW's “Very English Christmas Tea” on December 11. This annual event serves as a gift outreach for the residents at St. Francis Manor.

Pictures courtesy of Deb Kavanagh.

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News & Notes

New Wesite is Launched!

Be sure to visit our new website and see the beginnings of St. Augustine's whole new online presence! Check back from time to time and see the new developments we have in store.

Worshiping from Home this Sunday?

There are four easy ways to find your way to our Livestreaming. Find our Livestream here, or just go to our home page and click the Livestream button under the Worship schedule. You can also go directly to the Worship page and find it there. You can also watch from our FaceBook page.

A Note of Thanks from Judith Taylor

To my St. Augustine church family ... How fortunate I am to call you my church family! I want to thank you for your kindness, hospitality and generosity during my several months with you as Director of Music/Organist. I will continue to hold you in my prayers as you move forward under the guidance of Fr. Wes. May God bless your many endeavors and many good wishes for a blessed Christmas and happy and healthy new year.

I am, in Christ, Judith Taylor

Welcome Cards

In the pews this Sunday please find our new Welcome Cards, a simple form to be filled out by any newcomers to let us know your names and contact information so we can properly welcome you to St. Augustine's. We ask our newcomers to fill one out and either return it via the collection plate or give it to an usher on the way out. ALL parishioners may use this same card if you need to communicate a change of address, telephone or email with the parish office. Feel free to also add your Birthday or Anniversary dates on the card if we don't have it. You can also find our Welcome Card online. We are working towards updating our parish database, and we thank you for your help in achieving this.

Parish Office Closure

The St. Augustine Parish Office will be closed Dec. 27-31. All services and groups will not be meeting for that week. Normal church activities resume the following week.

Year End Donations

St. Augustine's welcomes your 2021 year-end donations. To be recorded as 2021 contributions, donations should be hand-delivered to the parish office by 12 noon, December 23rd or postmarked by December 31. Contact Barbara Maher with any questions. Thank you!

Giving Envelopes

Giving Envelopes for the next year will be available in the Narthex today. Please look on the table for your name and pick up it today before or after service. Contact Barbara Maher with any questions.

Annual Parish Meeting

Fr. Wes asks you to save the date of Sun., January 23 for the Annual Parish Meeting. Come rejoice in the wondrous ways God is moving among us. Details to follow. (Note: All heads of committees and groups who would like their report included with the annual report are asked to start sending them in to the parish office for the annual meeting.)

Many thanks to all who contributed gifts to our annual Angel Tree ministry.

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Please keep in your prayers ...

This Week, We Celebrate


19 Vanessa Lowry

    Joe Lurgio

    Nancy Whitcomb

    Julianna Guancione (9 yrs)           

21 Nancy Eagan

23 Caroline Taylor

     Pam White

24 Kay DeMola


20 Craig & Pat Waskow

23 Mary & Lockwood Rianhard

This Week, We Remember

23 Richard Reinsmith (2019)

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