St. Augustine's is a community committed to the proclamation of the Gospel and to the care and nurturing of God's people. Through worship, education and outreach we seek the transformation of ourselves, and of our community. We celebrate our Anglican heritage and tradition As an orthodox church we embrace our ancient roots.
WHO WE ARE
St. Augustine of Canterbury is a growing parish in an ancient Church – a part of Christ's Holy
Catholic Church born over nineteen centuries ago. We are a part of the Anglican family
of churches within the Traditional Anglican Communion which had its origins in the British Isles
in the early centuries after Christ. This Church's heritage was carried around the world wherever
English settlers traveled. Both through our parish life and our individual lives, we proclaim the
Christian faith in all its fullness: That Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior Who suffered, died, and rose to bring us God's gift of
salvation, ETERNAL LIFE!
WE ARE A SACRAMENTAL CHURCH
Our Catholic tradition is perhaps most strongly asserted in the importance Anglicanism places on the
sacraments as a means of grace, sanctification and forgiveness as expressed in the church's liturgy.
The Thirty-Nine Articles, which are fundamental to our faith, recognize two sacraments – Baptism and the Eucharist – as having been ordained by Christ. By Baptism we are made living members of
Him and are grafted into His new eternal life; and through Holy Communion our souls are sustained
by his divine life.
WE ARE A BELIEVING CHURCH
The Holy Scriptures are our rule of faith and the historic Apostles' and Nicene Creeds summarize all the essential articles of Christian belief. Traditional Anglicanism has no novel or separate doctrine
of its own and it holds fast to that which it has received from the early Church.
WE ARE A TEACHING CHURCH
The mother church of Traditionalism Anglicanism, the Church of England, was a pioneer in translating the Bible into the language of the people and putting it into their hands, their homes, and their lives. The Traditional Anglican family of churches throughout the world is truly a teaching
Church, encouraging and promoting among its people the study not only of Holy Scripture, but of
truth wherever it is revealed – in history, philosophy, and science.
WE ARE A WORSHIPING CHURCH
Our worship is made up of participants, not spectators. Through the Book of Common Prayer all
worshipers are brought completely into the service. Our Prayer Book has been recognized by literary
experts as well as church scholars as a literary masterpiece. With its beautiful and lofty language it
helps direct our souls to the worship of God and helps to strengthen us in our daily life of prayer.
Through it we offer our best to God. The building, vestments, music, and liturgy of the Church
express not worldly pomp but our hearts' desire to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
WE ARE A CHURCH OF SPIRIT AND SERVICE
The Anglican Church emphasizes the nurture of the individual soul in the new life with Christ
and also love for neighbor. Therefore it is a Church of service to others, keeping its members
ever mindful that we are the hands and feet of our Lord today on earth. Laughter and happiness are
gifts from God to be freely enjoyed as we share our faith. We also pay particular attention to pastoral
care, and we will make every effort to have our priest visit you or your family members in times of
need, sickness or loss. One role of the priest is to serve the parish family and he is on call 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
We cordially invite you and your family and friends to worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
and to grow spiritually with us and to serve the Lord by works through faith. Holy Days and other
services are as announced. A coffee hour follows the service. Come join this happy fellowship
dedicated to Christ's Great Commission ...
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.(Matthew 28:16-20)