Please join us for our service of Holy Eucharist on Sunday June 20 at 10:00 am. Our readings are 1 Samuel 17: 32-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, and Mark 4:35-41. Rev. Chris Easthill will be presiding and Rev. Dr. Terri King preaching. The bulletin is here.
The psalm appointed for Sunday, June 20th 2021 wil be read by people from across the Convocation. Each reader has alternated by half verse, switching between their adopted country’s language and their home country’s language.
Jane, Convocation Welcoming Officer (English) Helen, Geneva: Czechia & Cuba (Czech, Spanish, French) Ibran, Wiesbaden: Pakistan (German, Urdu) Georges, Namur: Romania (Romanian, Walloon) Balthazar, Mons: Burundi (French, Kirundi) Fr. Francisco, Rome: Ecuador (Spanish, Italian) Thomas, Convocation Welcoming Officer (English)
This year of COVID has been disproportionately difficult for many of us as migrants and refugees in Europe: as isolated individuals separated from our families by closed borders or as families denied the necessary housing, income, education support and even access to vaccines, as overstretched essential health and hospitality workers or as asylum-seekers fearing detention or deportation. Many of our parishes and missions have been serving their diverse communities, adapting their humanitarian outreach to the most vulnerable and developing new forms of digital outreach to the wider community, in keeping with our 2020 Convention resolutions on migrants and refugees. Learn more at http://tec-europe.org/migration
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 (for 10.00 am) and 4.45 pm (for 5.00 pm).
We currently only have seating for up to 55 people (including the choral ensemble and altar party). So please only come, if you have registered. If you are coming to the service, please download the bulletin to your phone or tablet, if you can, as we are printing fewer paper bulletins to avoid wastage.
Please also note that a medical mask (surgical, FFP2 or DIN KN95/N95) must now be worn while attending church. Homemade textile masks and scarves etc. are no longer acceptable.
If you want to include prayers for yourself or another during the Prayers of the People at any of our services, please send me an email
This week at a glance
- WEDNESDAY 11.00 am. Word & Worship (Zoom).
1.00 pm. Lunchtime Recital.
- THURSDAY 3.00 pm. Coffee with Chris (Zoom).
- FRIDAY 8.30 pm. A Service of Compline (Zoom).
- SATURDAY 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. Kaffeeklatsch/Book Sale/Nearly New.
- SUNDAY 10.00 am. Family Eucharist:
Online and at St. Augustine’s
5.00 pm. Worship in Mainz (St. Christoph).
We welcome your flower dedications. Envelopes are available in the entrance area for your gift and dedication.
Our next Lunchtime Recitals with Erika LeRoux and Friends are this Wednesday, June 23 at 1.00 pm and then on Wednesday July 21.
World Refugee Sunday
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) together with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) is inviting churches to commemorate the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees, who lost their lives in the Mediterranean, seeking safety on their way to Europe.
St. Augustine’s also supports the Christian charity EuroRelief as they help the many refugees arriving and stranded in Greece.
UTO Ingathering: The United Thank Offering (UTO) Spring Ingathering will be held on Sunday, 27 June 2021. This is a way for each person to express tangible THANKS to God for blessings, UNITED with other prayers and money, that reach out to the worldwide family. The UTO is a personal and family devotional program of the Episcopal Church. It is the sum of our daily thanks for the blessings in our everyday lives—for good weather, happy times, a job opportunity, and unexpected visits—there are so many things for which we can be thankful. We can be thankful to God for blessings and take action by putting coins in our Blue Box. We will forward our collected offering to the UTO offices in New York City where it becomes part of a fund within the Episcopal Church which supports mission projects all over the world. You will find the UTO Blue Boxes, Blue Envelopes and brochures on the tract rack at the back of the church. Please remember to bring your Blue Box (or, Blue Envelope) to church with you on 27 June and if you can’t be at church, please transfer the amount you have put aside to our account with “UTO” as a reference. (Kay Hollis, UTO Coordinator)