Remembrance Sunday and DBS Garden Fête (Sunday 13th November)
Sunday 13th November is Remembrance Sunday as well as DBS Garden Fête. Service will start at 11am instead. This will be one of the most important services of the year for St. Augustine's. As we are anticipating full-house in the Chapel, you are advised to come by 10:30a.m. for securing a seat. For those who are on duty, please be ready by 10:45a.m.
We also request our congregation members to refrain from driving to DBS as NO parking space will be available. Sunday School will start promptly at 11:00 instead of after the Processional Hymn. Parents should bring their children directly to the classroom on 2/F before the service starts - the classroom will open at 10:45a.m.
Resumption of Public Services and Group Activities
The House of Bishops has announced the arrangements for the resumption of public worship services and group activities in Hong Kong.
Please especially note the following requirements as laid out by the Church, the School and the Government:
All staff and attendees of a church should comply with the Vaccine Pass requirements.
Churches should have arrangements in place to fulfill the duties imposed on them by the Vaccine Pass Direction; in particular, churches have the responsibility to check an attendee’s COVID-19 vaccination record or medical exemption certificate.
The number of worshippers in a church should be limited to 50% of the number of persons that may normally be accommodated. Should the need arise, a church may organize extra service(s), and/or make use of its parish hall or an activity room of a bigger size to live stream the service taking place in the church, and arrange for the Body of Christ to be distributed in the same place by the clergy during Communion. In addition, webcast of the service can be provided to allow those who cannot be present at church to participate in the service and to receive Spiritual Communion.
Not more than 4 attendees should sit together, and attendees should maintain appropriate physical distancing.
Existing infection prevention practices should continue to be followed. For more guidance, the document Health Advice on Prevention of COVID-19 for Religious Assembly (Interim), issued by the Centre for Health Protection, can be consulted.
Servers Team Recruitment
We are now recruiting servers. Also sometimes known as the “acolyte”, an altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during the Eucharist and other services. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, thurifying, ringing the altar bell, helping bring up the gifts, brings up the book, among other things. While the function of the altar server is sometimes associated with children, it is also carried out by people of any age or gender. For those who are baptised or even confirmed and aged 10 or above, if you want to join this sacred job around the altar, please contact Lauren Fong or Kelvin Lau.
Choir Members Recruitment
The Chapel Choir always welcomes new members who love singing with commitment in serving God. We practice regularly on Sunday at 9am before joining the 10:30am service. Interested individuals are welcome to contact our Choir-mistress Ms Shirley Yeung (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our fun-filled Sunday School Classes start at 10:30am on every Sunday. Kids aged 3 to 12 are most welcome to join. Parents who are interested, please get in touch with Juanna Yin (email@example.com).
Upcoming Special Services/Events
1) St Augustine's Mothers' Fellowship (zoom only)
Nov 24, 2022 (Thur) 9pm
Speaker: Mrs Paulina Chan
Chief Executive of the S.K.H St. Christopher's Home, Mrs Chan will share with us about their services, especially in response to nowadays needs of the society with the hope to show Christ’s agape and selfless loving spirit and be His witness by devoting love and care to children.
Regular meetings will be held every 2nd Thursday of the month at 21:00, either face-to-face or via ZOOM. All mothers of our congregation are very much welcome to join. Those who are interested should contact Cn Eric Chong or Shirley Yeung, the convenor.
Annual Fundraising Fun Fair at Holy Trinity Cathedral
The Holy Trinity Cathedral together with the four Holy Trinity schools are having the annual fund-raising fun fair from 11th to 13th November this year. The money received will be used for improving the assembly hall's audio-visual equipment and for scholarships to needy students. We are appealing for any kind of merchandise for sale during the fun fair. Please contact Juanna Yin if you can support.
Echo - the HKSKH News Paper (Online version)
The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council's " Keep it up! Fighting Against the Epidemic" Donation Programme – Assisting Elders in Curing COVID Long-haul Symptoms
The Welfare Council is committed to assisting elders from low-income and CSSA households in curing COVID long-haul symptoms, such as insomnia, heart palpitations, dizziness, swallowing difficulty, lower limb weakness and weight loss. They need a variety of dietary supplements, nutrition consultations, physiotherapy and Chinese medicine services to improve their health conditions and make a full recovery. We sincerely invite brothers and sisters to support the mission by logging in to the Welfare Council’s donation platform for making donations.
For enquiries, please contact the Welfare Council’s Resource Development Department at 2533 1296.
The Daily Word
“Nothing can separate us from God’s love! Through the Word of God, we can connect with each other in spirit.” —— Archbishop Andrew Chan
Beginning from 17 February this year, our Provincial clergy prepares a programme called “The Daily Word” for all brothers and sisters in the early morning every day. The programme will include spiritual reading and pastoral sharing, accompanied by meditative paintings and contemplative music. This is to help us keep six or seven minutes of silence each day, from Monday to Saturday, whereupon we can encounter God, receive nourishment through the Word of God which will strengthen us so that we may rise up to meet the challenges of our daily life.
“Looking forward to partaking in our spiritual sharing online.”