Worship Services

 

Public Worship Suspended

(November 13, 2020) At the direction of The Anglican Diocese of Calgary, due to current concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person services and events have been suspended, effective immediately. This decision will be reviewed in mid-December. Please check this website for updates, and follow the links below to view St. Augustine's many livestream worship and prayer events. 

To learn more about this decision, go to the website of The Anglican Diocese of Calgary: https://www.calgary.anglican.ca/news/suspension-of-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.

 

November 29 Worship Service (will go live at 9:45 am)

Click here for this Sunday's Livestream

Click here for this Sunday's Bulletin

November 29 Advent Carol Service (will go live at 3:45 pm)

Click here for the Livestream

Click here for the Bulletin

The Daily Office 

Links for these services will become active right at scheduled time

Morning Prayer, 9:00 AM, November 25 http://www.facebook.com/staugustinesanglican/videos/858688944891843

Evening Prayer, 6:00PM, November 26 http://www.facebook.com/staugustinesanglican/videos/1270392310003171

Compline, 8:45 PM, Nov. 25 http://www.facebook.com/staugustinesanglican/videos/3016934731885989

 

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.