St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church People of Faith Serving Beautiful Whidbey Island

Ministries For Adults & Young People

Caring Committee: The Caring Ministry is a group of clergy and laity who meet to share information as to which parishioners need pastoral care. The group performs a needs assessment each month for parish nursing; the prayer chain and intercessory prayer; transportation, cards and meals; Eucharistic visits; and visiting people in home, hospital and care centers.

Altar GuildThe Altar Guild is responsible for the maintenance of church linens and vestments and for the dressing of the altar. Spectacular floral arrangements made by Altar Guild members from their own gardens are one example of their talent and dedication.

Junior Altar Guild: The Junior Altar Guild invites young people ages 12 and up to work with the adult Altar Guild members in learning how to care for and maintain linens and vestments and how to dress the altar.

Worship participants: Acolytes: As “one who serves”, Acolytes assist the clergy during the liturgy by carrying the processional crosses and torches.

Worship participants: Junior Acolytes
Jr. Acolytes invite youth ages 12 and up to serve during the liturgy in the same way as adult Acolytes.

Choirs:  Our adult choir is renowned throughout the region for their musical talents.  We welcome anyone who has an interest in singing praises to God to join us in the choir loft. 

The Columbarium at St. Augustine’s: Within steps of our church doors and nestled at the forest edge, the Columbarium at St. Augustine’s revives an ancient Christian tradition of providing a final resting place on our parish grounds for the remains of our loved ones.

The Columbarium is a welcome place for contemplation and renewal for the living and is a tangible reminder of the communion of saints, both living and dead.

 Animal Spreading Garden: Nestled next to our columbarium and spreading garden is a smaller spreading garden for the the animal companions of parishioners who have died.

Episcopal Church Women: Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is an organization of women in St. Augustine’s that meets regularly to learn and grow in friendship and communion. ECW meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, except when we hold our annual picnic in June. There are no meetings in July or August.  A special ECW event is the Advent Tea in December.