St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 



“With An Attitude Of Gratitude, We Give Time, Talent and Treasure”


All Services Cancelled 

Through March 31st, 2020


March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Service Video

 The Rev. James Dahlin




We are a welcoming community, open to people of all races, young and old, gay and straight, those who are rich or poor of varying educational levels, suburban or urban. We are a diverse multi-racial congregation of approximately 130 members with a proud Afro-Anglican heritage and history. Our liturgy and music draw from African-American and traditional  Anglican sources. Read More...

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We invite you to participate in our Church Groups; Sunday School, The Choir, Blessing Team - Stewardship, ECW (Episcopal Church Women), Book Club * New, Saint Monnica's Guild. SASS (St. Augustine's Seniors with Spirit), Social Justice Committee, One Good Meal Food ministry (Started in 2011) Pastoral Care, Prayer Group. Read More...


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Hello Church Family,

Dear St. Augustine’s Quarantined Church Family!
I greet you in the name of Christ the King on this, the Feast Day of the Annunciation when the news of the Incarnation came to Mary.
I pray for each of you every week. I hope this time of ’Shelter in Place’ has provided opportunities to slow down and pray. For example, I enjoy watching sports. Now that there are no sports, I’m trying to use this time to do ‘Centering Prayer’. I sit in a comfortable position and start an eight-minute timer. I breathe in and think, “Lord Jesus Christ” and slowly breathe out saying, “Have mercy on me.” 
A great prayer to start your day in these strange times: 
“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.” 
Health update: I had a phone consultation with my health care provider. Whatever I have is very mild and I just need continued rest and lots of fluids. I am feeling much better! Thank you for your prayers and concerns. I am on the upside and feel good! If you feel symptoms, please contact your health care provider. 
Here is the playlist from last Sunday's virtual service. Watch whichever one you need:
Evening Prayer (6 PM):  Monday and Wednesday at this number (425) 436-6377‬. When prompted type 628527#
Using this link (where it says ’select office’ choose Evening Prayer): 
(or use a Book of Common Prayer page 115)
Morning Prayer (7 AM):  Tuesday and Thursday at the same number (425) 436-6377‬. When prompted type 628527#
Using this link (where it says ’ select office’ choose Morning Prayer): 
(or use a Book of Common Prayer page 80)
Confirmation Class: Sunday, Mar 29 at 9 am via Zoom or Conference Call. I will send out the details tomorrow or Friday for the class. Anyone who wishes to join the Confirmation Class on Sunday morning at 9am is free to participate. I’m still working on the details. Thank you for your patience. 
May God Bless us all during these strange times,
Rev. Jim 

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.


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Oakland CA 94609
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