St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 



“With An Attitude Of Gratitude, We Give Time, Talent and Treasure”


All Services Cancelled 

Now extended to May 5th, 2020


Holy Week

Service Videos

 The Rev. James Dahlin




We are a welcoming community, open to people of all races, young and old, gay and straight, those who are rich or poor of varying educational levels, suburban or urban. We are a diverse multi-racial congregation of approximately 130 members with a proud Afro-Anglican heritage and history. Our liturgy and music draw from African-American and traditional  Anglican sources. Read More...

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We invite you to participate in our Church Groups; Sunday School, The Choir, Blessing Team - Stewardship, ECW (Episcopal Church Women), Book Club * New, Saint Monnica's Guild. SASS (St. Augustine's Seniors with Spirit), Social Justice Committee, One Good Meal Food ministry (Started in 2011) Pastoral Care, Prayer Group. Read More...


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Dear St. Augustine’s Church Family,

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in your financial pledge to our church! Thank you. Thank you! Thank you. You are all a Blessing. Please keep it up! church-CLICK Here to Submit your donation

"No matter where you are, you can set up your sanctuary. Just have pure intentions and neither the place, nor the time will be an obstacle, even without kneeling down, striking your chest or raising your arms to heaven. As long as your mind is… concentrated, you are totally composed for prayer. God is not troubled by any place. God only desires a clear and fervent mind…”    - St. John of Chrysostom


In this Holy Week, we have to dive in and form new practices. Some people are making home altars with candles, pictures (of saints or others) and some kind of flower or palm. Other people develop the practice of walking and praying to exercise their bodies and spirits. Personally, I wake up and sit in a comfortable corner chair and do Morning Prayer, including 7 minutes of silent Centering Prayer. I’ll include the Collects for each day of this Holy Week at the end of this email.

Prayer Update: Kellie Hickman (who sits up front, slightly to the right and often sings beautiful songs during the time of Thanksgiving) has tested positive for COVID-19. She seemed fine when we video-chatted Sunday (no coughing or shortness of breath). She has neighbors dropping off groceries and supplies. She covets our prayers and feels her Faith in God will help guide her through this difficult time. Please pray for Kellie as she has asthma. If you wish to send a card: 1140 Yuba Avenue, Apt., #1 San Pablo, CA 94806

Maundy Thursday!

I will post another Playlist to Youtube Thursday night, 7 pm. Please CLICK HERE tune in to this special Holy Week service!

Good Friday!

I will post a Good Friday Playlist to Youtube Friday night, by 7 pm. Please CLICK HERE tune in to this special Holy Week Service.


Tuesday in Holy Week

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an

instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life:

Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly

suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior

Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy

Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Wednesday in Holy Week

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be

whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept

joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the

glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our

Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one

God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Maundy Thursday

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he

suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood:

Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in

remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy

mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives

and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever

and ever. Amen.

Good Friday

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your

family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be

betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer

death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and

the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Holy Saturday

O God, Creator of heaven and earth:  Grant that, as the

crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and

rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the

coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life;

who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one

God, for ever and ever. Amen.

May you be Blessed and Cling to Jesus!


Rev. Jim Dahlin


St. Augustine’s Episcopal

521 29th St.

Oakland, CA 94609



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.”


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.


525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
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