The parish of St. Augustine’s Anglican celebrated the feast day of our patron saint, Augustine of Hippo, on Sunday, August 31st, 2014. St. Augustine’s began as a house church 3 1/2 years ago with the mission to be changed by God to make a difference for God. Through these years, the focus of this band of believers has been mission: sharing the Good News of Christ and strengthening our ability as Kingdom Workers for the Lord. The celebration this day included a dedication liturgy with a hymn written by our own Dr. Timothy Dickey to commemorate the founding of St. Augustine’s. At the Eucharist, Ken Matsuda, accompanied by his wife, Tanya, played Air for the G String by J.S. Bach on the viola. Fr. Abraham Fiodembo, a priest in the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, and a chaplain in Cleveland, surprised the congregation with a visit, assisting at the table. And then, after a group photo at the end of the service, St. Ann offered a spread of homemade goodies from the Lauren Quayle Bakery and Fr. Ron’s Kitchen :-), along with a sip of celebratory champagne on this blessed day in the life of St. Augustine’s. To read the sermon for the day or, even better, to hear it, click here. If you do not have a church home, come visit us. We are living out the mission to be changed by God to make a difference for God. There is plenty of room for you in this welcoming church family!