Parish Notes - Update

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Blessings to you all during these strange times. 

“Sylvester Hodges, former OUSD School Board Member, McClymonds HS graduate & long time community activist passed on Thursday, May 21st after a long illness.  He was a co-worker of Jeri Robinson’s at The Cypress Mandela Training Center for over 20 yrs.
Services will be held at a later date.  May he Rest In Peace.

I hope each of you will take a moment each day, morning and evening, to say the prayers at the end of this email. Before quarantine, we all had our habits - both good and bad. When quarantine began, it became necessary to increase our spiritual practices. As we enter our third month of isolation, I hope we continue in our prayers, our connections and our Clinging to Jesus. 

Bible Study
TODAY and every Wednesday at 2 pm over Zoom
We will look at the assigned readings for the upcoming Sunday and discuss, led by Rev. Jim.   Bible Study -
St. Augustine's
Meeting ID: 874 268 8428
Phone in number: (408)638-0968.  8742688428#.  - this is for people who don’t want to connect over video.

Morning Prayer: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 AM. 
Evening Prayer: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 PM.  
Call (425)436-6377 then enter 628527# 
Daily office in your Book of Common Prayer or at this site:
Send your personal update for the church to Rev. Jim at 
Be Blessed and Cling to Jesus,
Rev. Jim Dahlin
St. Augustine’s Episcopal
521 29th St.
Oakland, CA 94609
PS Prayer for strange times:
In the morning:
This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.
In the evening:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.

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.”


To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.


525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
Fax: 510-832-6464

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