PARISH NOTES: Week of September 29, 2019 



Sally, Deborah, Emelsa, Annetta, Douglas, Lynn, Donald, Victor, Lillian

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.

Israel 2020

Sweetwine Travel (our 2017 DC Museum trip planner) is putting together a trip to Israel on November 10-19, 2020. If you are interested please contact Jeri Robinson @

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.

SAVE THE DATE for St. A’s Annual Service and Picnic in the Park, Sunday, October 13th at @10 am.  Join us at Lake Temescal Regional Park/North Picnic Area. Directions will be provided soon. Hot dogs and burgers will be provided by the Brotherhood Of St. A’s.

St. Augustine’s Book Club

St. Augustine’s Book Club, led by Susan Ginsky ( and Phyllis Culp (, meets every second Sunday of the month after the 10:00 service in Trinity Chapel. Please join us for fun and interesting conversations about fascinating books! Stay tuned for announcements about the date of our October meeting—it is likely to change since that is the day of the parish picnic.

October 13, 2019, The Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende

November 10, 2019, Oakland Noir--short stories edited by Jerry Thompson

No meeting in December

January 12, 2020, Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom

February 9, 2020, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

March 8, 2020, The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

April 19, 2020, Invisible by Stephen L Carter

May 17, 2020, The Mary Testament by Colm Toibin

June 14, 2020, There There by Tommy Orange

No meetings in July and August

September 13, 2020, These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

ECW Fall Women’s Retreat

Registration for the women’s retreat is now closed. Many thanks for the overwhelming response.

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church


Food Pantry Support Items Of The Week

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

Blankets are needed for the homeless


  • AA Meeting, Monday, October 14 @8: 00 pm
  • AA Meeting, Thursday, October 17 @8: 00 pm
  • ECW Women’s Retreat, Saturday, Oct. 19 @10:00 am
  • Service, Sunday, October 20 @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 victual [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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