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.
With the newsletter today there is a flyer about the Latimer Conference, “God’s Glorious Gospel”, coming up on Saturday 1 November, held at St. Christopher’s, Avonhead. The speaker will be Peter Jensen, former Archbishop of Sydney. This is another event that will be a great encouragement to us to be confident in our faith and in our call to mission. I commend that conference to you and encourage you to attend.
Thank you to all who have contributed to our recent Parish Day of Giving. The total received to date is $22,086 ($6,100 for Youth Ministry, $5,065 for Missions, $10,921 for General Funds). Our target was $25,000; so this has been a magnificent response. Day of Giving envelopes are available at the back of the church for anyone who would still like to make a contribution.
I have my second cataract operation this coming Tuesday, so will be out of action for part of the week. By next Sunday I will be seeing you all in full HD!
Yours in Christ, Philip