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CANTERBURY TALES | August 5, 2022

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“The mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury parish is to grow closer to Christ and one another through worship, prayer, learning and service, and to dedicate our lives to serving Christ in the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Backpack Roundup Students at the Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy are heading back to school next week sporting new backpacks filled with all the necessary supplies thanks to the generosity of St. Augustine parishioners.

Newcomers and Inquirers Class

Our Newcomers/Inquirers class will begin Sunday, Aug. 14, 9-9:45 am in the Library. This is a Christian education class for all: those new to this church and lifelong Episcopalians. We will cover topics such as church history, the Anglican church, Prayer Book and Sunday Services, and what we as a congregation expect from our members. It will be an open discussion format with questions welcomed. If you have ever wondered why we have candles on the altar, how the books of the Bible came to be as we know them, or what is the Anglican communion, then this class will answer those questions and more. No preparation needed, just come and you will get what you need. If you would like to do some reading ahead of time, we recommend "Our Anglican Heritage" by the Rt. Rev. John W. Howe, former bishop of this diocese. You could also look to the Episcopal Teaching Series, Vol. 1: The Anglican Vision by James Griffiss. Both are good primers on Anglicanism and church history.

This series will run through September 4th. Other Sunday morning Christian education programs on the Nicene Creed (Sept. 18-25), the Rise of Christianity (Oct. 23-30), & 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Nov. 13-20) will follow.

Join us for new insights and thought-provoking discussion!

Questions? Contact Fr. Wes


Let's Do Lunch!

Episcopal Church Women invites you to their “Let’s Do Lunch” event Saturday, August 20 at 12 noon at The Historic Castle (4343 US 1, Fort Pierce). Built in 1926, the Historic Castle is rich in history. It was reported to have been owned by Gloria Swanson and visited by Joe Kennedy and Al Capone, among other illustrious characters.

Tickets are $15 pp (collected at services August 6 - 14) and include a set lunch menu, plus tour of the Castle, Boutique and Gallery. Luncheon will be followed by guest speaker, Janie Gould. Invite your friends to join you for this fun summer event! Contact: Carol Paris

Looking to Deepen Your Faith?

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Morning Prayer | Daily at 8 am

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.

Download Readings

Download our Morning Prayer Season After

Pentecost Booklet

Christian Education Prayer Group | Mondays at 1:30 pm|Christian Ed wing

Prayer Shawl & Knitting Ministry | Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm | Parish Library

Healing Eucharist | Wednesdays at 10 am | Sanctuary

Bible Study with Fr. Wes Wednesdays at 11 am | Conference Room

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This Sunday!

Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

LUKE 12:32

Come celebrate with us this Sunday! 

St. Augustine of Canterbury invites you to join us for worship in person or at home on this Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Watch our Livestreamed service online, on Sundays or anytime during the week. Interested in receiving Home Communion? Just call the church office (772-770-3494) and ask to be put on the Home Communion list.

Be sure to hear Janie Gould play the prelude at the Sunday 10 am service. This week she will play "Song Without Words," Op. 38, No. 3, by Felix Mendelssohn.

Sunday’s flowers are given in loving memory of Albert Adams on the first anniversary of his passing by his wife Terry Adams.

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Sunday Morning Fellowship

Please come join us for Coffee Hour after the 8 am and 10 am Sunday services in the Parish Hall. Enjoy the fellowship of your fellow parishioners. You never know who you might meet!

Readers and Servers

This week's Readers and Servers will be ...

Saturday, 5:30 pm

Lessons: Carolyn Robinson   

Psalm & Prayers of the People: Carolyn Robinson 

Chalice Bearers: Carolyn Robinson


Sunday, 8 am

Lessons: Cristine Vaccaro    

Psalm & Prayers of the People: Tom Hall  

Chalice Bearer: Cristine Vaccaro

Sunday, 10 am 

Lessons: Lisa LaRusso 

Prayers of the People: Nancy Kelly  

Chalice Bearers: Tom White, Pam White

Lay Eucharistic Minister: Sally Munson 

Crucifer: Dakota Bennett 

Torches: Tom White, Pam White 

Ushers: Jo Stewart, Jackie Davis, Maggie Daniels 

COVID Update

Masks are no longer required. Those who wish to continue wearing a mask are free to do so. Communion is by intinction only. Current diocesan guidelines

News & Notes

We Love Your Church News, Church Stories and Pictures!

Submit your church news for publication! Use the online form for St. Augustine ministry leaders and parishioners to submit church event and program information for publication on the website, newsletter and social media. Contact: Barbara McGowan

Please keep in your prayers ...

This Week, We Celebrate

August Birthdays

07 – Clarence Clarke

10 – Joanne Jung

       Valerie Daly

12 – Mary Paige

13 – Amanda Michael

       Jean McLean

August Anniversaries

09 – Gary Robinson & Elinor Silveira

13 – Dennis & Tiina Blanchard

This Week, We Remember


07/29 – Katherine Rose (2022)

07/31 – Gerda Stines (2022)

08/13 – Albert Adams (2021)

08/13 – Philip Wright (2021)

Prayer List

Please pray for ... The people of the Ukraine, Russia, and in all war-torn areas, Dusti, Kathy, Kay, Marcus, Kathryn, Merrilyn, Abdul, Ben, Pat, Mel, Julie, Jay, Janice, June, Carol, Ryan, Pam, Mary Ann, Mary Jo, Barbara, Ann, David, Mary, Joanne.

Parish Prayer List Reminder!

The Parish Prayer List names are reviewed on a monthly basis. Names remain on the list as long as the Office is aware that they are to remain. Names of those we have not received updates are removed from the list unless the parish office is otherwise notified. Please let us know who is in the hospital and who is deceased.

Contact: Dana Clearwater at 772-770-3494.

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Updated 08/04/22.



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