PARISH NOTES: Week Of August 4, 2019 


Virginia, Robert, Floyd

Sunday School

Lessons and activities each Sunday for young people aged 5-18. Ask an usher or a person sitting near you to bring you into Trinity Chapel to our schoolroom. We begin at 10:00 and end in time for the young people to join communion. Children under 5 welcome with an adult.

St. Augustine’s Free Lending Library   📚📚📚

We need donations of books. Any genre. Children, youth, or adult.   Please speak to Phyllis or Susan if you have questions and bring the books to one of us to be stamped before they go on the rack.

ECW Fall Women’s Retreat

Episcopal Church Women's -Fall Women's Retreat will take place on Saturday, October 19th 2019 St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Donation: $40.00

Scholarships are available.

Please see Susan Ginsky or Sandy De Shields

Please refer to the flyer in the bulletin.

Food Pantry Support Items Of The Week

  • Peanut Butter   
  • Cup O Noodles 
  • Kraft Mac-n-Cheese 


  • AA Meeting, Monday, August 12 @n8: 00 pm
  • AA Meeting, Thursday, August 15 @n8: 00 pm
  • Service, Sunday, August 18 @ 10: 00 am


This painting by Sidney King depicts Virginia in 1619 as a Dutch frigate dock at Point Comfort bringing 20 African slaves to be traded to the settlers for food

  In recognition of the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, the Union of Black Episcopalians provided today’s Collect and Prayers for the People.


The year 1619, extensively linked to Jamestown, Virginia, marked the start of slavery in what is now the United States of America.  In August 1619, a woman and a man were aboard a ship known as The White Lion. They were among the “20 and odd Negroes” that disembarked in Virginia. They were Africans who were “brought for victuall [food],” as recorded by a merchant. Sometime after, the woman and the man, named Isabell Negro and Antoney Negro, had a son named William who was baptized, according to the 1624 census.

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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.”


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