Late Summer News 2018
Chicken Dinner Sale Cancelled
Our fundraising dinner scheduled for Saturday, August 11 has been postponed. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.
Another Successful Summer of B-SAFE
The final day of the B-SAFE summer program is this Thursday, August 9. It is the end of a whirlwind 5 week period of fun, learning and enrichment. And it can only happen here because of you. This is our 9th summer hosting B-SAFE, which is a program of St. Stephen's Youth Programs that was started and is largely supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. For the past 5 weeks more than 100 children and youth have been under our roof and out in the community from Monday through Friday. This week it was our turn to feed them and take them on a field trip to Houghton's Pond. Many thanks to all of you who contributed towards the cost of food and especially to those of you who prepared meals and fed the children.
St. Augustine's Day Potluck
The patronal feast for St. Augustine will be observed on Sunday, August 26. His actual feast day is August 28. As we have done in past years we will have a potluck lunch following the 9:30 mass. A signup sheet will be posted on the bulletin board at the church. Please plan to bring an entree, side dish, or dessert to share.
Gone to Glory
As we mourn their passing, we celebrate the completed lives of Helen Talbot and Cecil Guscott. Cecil's service is scheduled for Thursday, August 9 at Morning Star Baptist Church. Visiting is at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:30. Helen's family will have a private burial later in the fall when the family can get together. Please keep their families in your prayers. May their souls, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Service of Peace and Healing
Our annual Service of Peace & Healing will take place on Sunday, September 9.
We began the service as a response to the events of September 11, 2001. The service offers a space to lament and grieve the brokenness in our country, the world and our lives. It is a quiet and contemplative service. There will be an opportunity in the service to come forward for the laying on of hands and anointing for healing of the body, mind and spirit. We will be returning to the main sanctuary that Sunday and a collation will follow the service.
This Sunday, August 12 we will be saying goodbye to Annie Kwok, our organist. As you know, Annie is an amazing musician. She recently auditioned forLincoln Center Stages and was accepted. The program is coordinated by Lincoln Center staff who choose, train and rehearse musicians to play classical programs on Holland America Cruises. Annie will be traveling around the world doing what she loves most, playing classical music. We are very proud and envious of her and wish her all the best. We will introduce our new organist on September 9.
Save the Date for Apple Picking
We had a great idea and decided to share it with the other mission hub parishes. We are excited to announce that on Sunday, September 30 after the service and lunch we will be going to Honey Pot Hill Orchards to pick apples and enjoy the fall weather. We are putting together a package that will include the bus ride to Stow, apple picking, a hay ride, a corn maze and goodies. As soon as plans are finalized we will be sending out another mailing, but for now be sure to save the date.
Who Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?
At Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin it does! This fall we are offering a "Money Tree Raffle" as a fundraiser to benefit the church. Tickets are priced at $10 each. The prize is a "money tree" with cash and gift cards totaling $500 or more. Raffle tickets go on sale September 9. The drawing will be December 8.