Worship Services

Livestream Prayer and Worship

Facebook users can watch on Facebook Live on our St. Augustine's page here or for those of you who are not on Facebook, you can click the link below which will take you directly to the livestream.  Livestream links for home worship will be posted here approximately 15 minutes prior to the service.

 

Click here for the March 7th Service of Morning Prayer Livestream

 

Click here for the March 7th Bulletin

 

Livestream Project Update - "Behind the Scenes" (Pt 1)

 

Watch for Part 2 with the David Hignell on the Audio improvements in the New Year!

 

The Daily Office

Links for these services will become active right at scheduled time

Morning Prayer, 9:00 AM, March 8 http://www.facebook.com/staugustinesanglican/videos/271828841211463

Evening Prayer, 6:00PM, February 25 http://www.facebook.com/staugustinesanglican/videos/181135146806945

Compline, 8:45 PM, March 5 http://www.facebook.com/staugustinesanglican/videos/1204234466702319

 

Schedule for the Daily Office

Morning Prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 9:00am
Evening Prayer on Tuesdays and Thursadays @ 6:00pm
Compline Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 8:45 pm
We encourage you to say the office on your own or with your family on days when no livestream events are offererd.

 

May His peace and loving presence be with you and yours,
The St. Augustine's Team
 
 

A note about ‘Spiritual Eucharist’ services

What is spiritual communion?
Spiritual communion is an ancient practice of the church which takes place during exceptional circumstances when individuals or communities desire to receive the Holy Eucharist but are unable to do so through no fault of their own. This would include the persecuted, prisoners, the gravely sick, and all who are denied access to the sacrament.

The book of common prayer on p, 584 states: "But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for  want of warning in due time to the Curate, or by any other just  impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and  Blood: he shall be instructed that if he do truly repent him of his  sins, and stedfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death  upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption,  earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving  him hearty thanks therefor; he doth eat and drink the Body and  Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul’s health,  although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth."

Is it allowed in these circumstances?
Recently, clergy from the Anglican Diocese of Calgary received a letter from our Archbishop, Greg Kerr-Wilson, in which he discusses the use of Spiritual Communion in online services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other important things, he says “I am, therefore, writing to say that those priests who wish to offer this form of ministry certainly have permission to do so.”

What do I need to do?
Simply be present for our services (either the livestream or the video recorded version, later), prayerfully participate, and when we come to that part of the service where you would normally come to the altar and physically receive communion, instead, simply join the celebrant in the short prayer which is printed in your service bulletin. It is that simple.