Sunday Worship November 8, 2020
Please join us for worship on Sunday, November 8 at 10.00 am for Remembrance Sunday. Our readings are Wisdom 6:12–16, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Matthew 25:1-13. Rev. Douglas Robinson will be the celebrant and preacher. The order of service is here.
This day is traditionally put aside in the United Kingdom and all Commonwealth countries to remember those who have given their lives – not only in the First World War but in all subsequent conflicts – to give us the freedoms and peace we enjoy today. As in the past we will be supporting The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and poppies will be available at church. All donations of whatever size will be gratefully received. The poppy is worn during the weeks leading to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
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 me an email
Here are this week’s announcements:
- FRIDAY 8.30 pm. Service of Compline (Zoom).
- SATURDAY 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. Booksale/Nearly New.
- SUNDAY 10.00 am. Sunday Worship: Online and at St. Augustine’s.
Sunday school and creche.
5.00 pm. Worship in Mainz (Christophskirche).
We welcome flower donations and designations either using the special envelopes or via email to Juliana Fiedler.The flowers today were donated by Karin Payne In loving memory of her dear husband Frank-Wolfgang Stern.
We invite all members of the congregation to support the mission and ministry of St. Augustine’s.
Christmas Bazaar Postponed
Unfortunately, the city will not give us a permit for our bazaar in November, due to the current regulations cancelling all “leisure” events until the end of the month. Our current plan is to have two shorter and smaller events on December 5 and 12, perhaps also including an online component. But this will depend on how the Covid-19 infection level develops, and what decisions the government takes. We hope things will be clearer by the middle of November: watch this space!
For some years now we have been making Christmas (shoe) boxes with Christmas gifts for children in Romania. If you would like to take part, please fill your shoe boxes with selected items from this list. Please bring your (wrapped and packed) shoe boxes to church on Sunday, November 29 (Advent I).
Christmas Concert: “I’ll be home for Christmas”
This has been rescheduled to Sunday December 20 at 18:00 and 20:00 (tickets 15€). Tickets from Deborah Cole or the office