Advent II Sunday Worship December 6, 2020
Please join us for worship on Sunday, December 6 at 10.00 am, the Second Sunday in Advent. Our readings are Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and John 1:6-8,19-28. This week and next, the readings focus on John the Baptist and his role as messenger and witness to the one who follows:
“I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” I will be celebrant and Douglas our preacher. The order of service is here.
We have a creche/nursery care facility available during the Sunday service for younger children up to 3 years old.
You can join our worship services either in church, or live online (via Facebook Live). You should be able to go straight to the Livestream using this link (even if you do not have a Facebook account – just ignore any attempts to make you register)! Should that not work, please go to our Facebook page here and scroll down until you find the Livestream, which we will start at 9.45 am (the service will start at the usual time of 10.00 am).
If you want to include prayers for yourself or another during the Prayers of the People at any of our services, please send an email
Here are this week’s announcements:
- WEDNESDAY: 11.00 am. Word & Worship (Zoom).
- FRIDAY: 8.30 pm. A Service of Compline (Zoom).
- SATURDAY: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon. Bazaar pick-up.
- SUNDAY: 10.00 am. Sunday Worship: Online and at St. Augustine’s
11.00 am. Sunday School (Zoom).
There will be no flower dedications during Advent, instead a special collection is made for the Christmas Flowers. You are invited to make a donation, however small, towards the cost. There are special Christmas Donation envelopes (on the notice board at the back of the church). Please fill in your name and place in the collection plate.
Will be online this year. To order your British Women Goodies – here is the list – please email Fleur Donecker or the Office . You can pick (and pay for – exact change only please) your orders on Saturday Dec. 5 and 12 between 10 – 12.00 at the church, or at another time by agreement.
J & D Traditional Cuisine (aka John Richards and Daniel Adam-Gass) are also already taking online orders. Here is a list of all they have on offer, make your choice and simply Email them. J & D Traditional Cuisine (aka John Richards and Daniel Adam-Gass) are also already taking online orders. Here is a list of all they have on offer, make your choice and simply Email them.
We have hand made seasonal face masks for sale (€6 each) – please order via email to the office. they can be picked up on Saturday Dec. 5 and 12 between 10 – 12.00 at the church.
We also have a silent auction for the Raffle Baskets, please go to: https://www.32auctions.com/StAugustinesBaskets
Our virtual Advent Calendar is complete. Thank you to everyone who contributed, to Monika for the idea and organisation, and to Robert for the realisation. You will find the calendar on our home page. All the doors are still closed of course, but beginning Monday you can click on the numbered days as they become available each day through the Advent season to view the picture/drawing/text that for one of us stands for or is part of this season!
Special Advent and Christmas Services (L = also livestreamed via Facebook live):
• 13th December 5.00 pm The Nine Lessons & Carols (L)
• 24th December 4.00 pm Family Worship with Pageant (L)
• 24th December 6.30 pm Christmas Eve Eucharist
• 24th December 11.00 pm Candlelight Choral Eucharist (L)
• 25th December 11.00 am Christmas Day Eucharist
• 27th December 5.00 pm Christmas Lessons & Carols in Mainz
40 of you have already returned a form renewing and in some cases increasing your pledge. Thank you! 45 current pledgers have not (yet) returned a form. We know (and assume) that in most cases you still intend to pledge as before, often by standing order. But getting a form back helps us plan for sure, and we are also still a little short of our target for 2021: just under €2.000 or 2% of the total we are hoping for. Here are the letter, fact sheet and commitment form from our 2021 campaign, or you can just send an email to email@example.com giving us the amount (and frequency i.e. weekly, monthly, annually) of your pledge.