What should I expect when I visit?

At St. Augustine's Anglican you can expect to meet a friendly, open community of believers who are genuinely interested in you. Come as you are. There is no need to be fancy or get dressed up. 

Anglican church services are divided into two parts: the Word and the Table. The first half of the service focuses on reading the Word or Scripture and listening to a sermon based on one or more of the scripture passages. This part concludes with prayer and greeting one another with God's peace. 

The second half of the service is centered around celebrating the Eucharist or Holy Communion. During that time we will confess our sins together, pray and give thanks for the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Then we join in the feast of His sacrifice by taking communion. Any baptized Christian is welcome to join us at God's holy table.

Our services are liturgical. This means they follow a rhythm and are responsive. The congregation participates by responding to and participating in prayer and song. We use the ACNA (2019) Book of Common Prayer in our service, but all text and responses will be on an overhead screen for everyone to see. You may want to read A Companion to the Liturgy for Holy Communion, by Rev. Dr. Jonathon Wylie. Use this little booklet to follow along with our service and gain understanding about why we do what we do. If you're not used to a liturgical service, this might be a new experience. But we encourage you to check it out. You will find a joyful, prayerful celebration of God's love and grace.  Come worship with us!