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PARISH NOTES: Week Of August 4, 2019 

Birthdays

Yitera, Pilar, Ralph

Anniversary

Felice & Max

Sunday School

Lessons and activities each Sunday for young people aged 5-18. Ask an usher or a person sitting near you to bring you into Trinity Chapel to our schoolroom. We begin at 10:00 and end in time for the young people to join communion. Children under 5 welcome with an adult.

St. Augustine’s Free Lending Library   📚📚📚

We need donations of books. Any genre. Children, youth, or adult.   Please speak to Phyllis or Susan if you have questions and bring the books to one of us to be stamped before they go on the rack.

SAVE THE DATE for St. A’s Annual Service and Picnic in the Park, Sunday, October 13th @10am.  Join us at Lake Temescal Regional Park/North Picnic Area. Directions will be provided soon. Hot dogs and burgers will be provided by the Brotherhood Of St. A’s.

St. Augustine’s Book Club

St. Augustine’s Book Club, led by Susan Ginsky (sgginsky@gmail.com) and Phyllis Culp (phyllisculp@yahoo.com), meets every second Sunday of the month after the 10:00 service in Trinity Chapel. Please join us for fun and interesting conversations about fascinating books! Stay tuned for announcements about the date of our October meeting—it is likely to change since that is the day of the parish picnic.

October 13, 2019, The Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende

November 10, 2019, Oakland Noir--short stories edited by Jerry Thompson

No meeting in December

January 12, 2020, Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom

February 9, 2020, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

March 8, 2020, The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

April 19, 2020, Invisible by Stephen L Carter

May 17, 2020, The Mary Testament by Colm Toibin

June 14, 2020, There There by Tommy Orange

No meetings in July and August

September 13, 2020, These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

 ECW Fall Women’s Retreat

Episcopal Church Women's -Fall Women's Retreat will take place on Saturday, October 19th, 2019

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Donation: $40.00 (Scholarships are available)

Registration will take place on Sunday, September 8th.

This will be the last day to register for the retreat.

Please see Susan Ginsky or Sandy De Shields for questions and/or to give them your checks.

Food Pantry Support Items Of The Week

  • Peanut Butter   
  • Cup O Noodles 
  • Kraft Mac-n-Cheese 

THIS WEEK AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S – 

  • ECW Meeting, TODAY FOLLOWING SERVICE
  • AA Meeting, Monday, September 23 @8: 00 pm
  • AA Meeting, Thursday, September 26 @8: 00 pm
  • One Good Meal, Food Distribution, Saturday, September 28 @10: 00 am
  • Service, Sunday, September 29 @10: 00 am

 

This painting by Sidney King depicts Virginia in 1619 as a Dutch frigate dock at Point Comfort bringing 20 African slaves to be traded to the settlers for food

  In recognition of the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, the Union of Black Episcopalians provided today’s Collect and Prayers for the People.

History

The year 1619, extensively linked to Jamestown, Virginia, marked the start of slavery in what is now the United States of America.  In August 1619, a woman and a man were aboard a ship known as The White Lion. They were among the “20 and odd Negroes” that disembarked in Virginia. They were Africans who were “brought for victuall [food],” as recorded by a merchant. Sometime after, the woman and the man, named Isabell Negro and Antoney Negro, had a son named William who was baptized, according to the 1624 census.

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St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”

Mission

To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.

Address

521 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
Phone:
510-832-6462
Fax: 510-832-6464

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