Hi and welcome to St. Augustine’s.
We are delighted to share this place of worship with you. We hope you enjoy the beauty of the architecture, which is designed to honour God. Feel free to look around, sit, pray and soak up the tranquility of this beautiful place. Even more, we hope that you will get to know us and join in the life of this church family. We love to welcome and include people, and to offer something for people of all ages. This includes worship services of various styles, small groups that provide friendship and teaching, and many other activities.
Most of all, we hope that you may grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ – building your knowledge of God and being open to all that the Holy Spirit wants to do in you and through you. As a church, we are excited about the mission that God calls all Christians to – to be agents of God’s love and truth to a needy world. We believe that this is what the church exists for.We would love you to become part of that with us. May the Lord bless you with His peace and grace.
Today in our church life and calendar is Palm Sunday. It is a day we focus on Jesus entering Jerusalem for the last time. He rode in to shouts of praise and acclamation and ended in the crowd shouting crucify him. It begins a week of significant encounters that lead Jesus to the cross of Good Friday. But we also know it doesn’t end there because on the third day Jesus rose from the dead. I hope you can get some time this coming week to journey with Jesus through his last week of life and ministry. We also will have Palm Crosses for you to take away. It is the symbol of our salvation
Also this coming week is preparation for Easter Camp for our young people. We have over 30 youth registered to join with probably 4000 other young people. Please pray for Easter Camp daily particularly for the St Augustines youth that they may encounter Jesus Christ in a new and fresh way. Pray too for Martin, the youth Leaders and our Camp Parents. We are in need of some financial assistance as we have sponsored some youth that are with us for Easter Camp. If you are able to contribute financially, please contact Martin.
A reminder that we join with Cashmere Presbyterian Church for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. The times for those Services are in this Newsletter as well as Easter Day Services.
A thought as we enter Holy Week. “Cast your burden on the Lord and he shall sustain you.” God invites us to burden Him with whatever burdens us