Looking Ahead
Coming Events

April 12 th to 15 th
Kairos Weekend Folsom Prison

April 14 th
1 p.m.
Cole Hackley Memorial Service

April 21 st
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Planned Giving Seminar
St. James Lincoln

April 28 th
5 to 9 p.m.
Mission & Outreach
Luau Fundraiser

May 5 th
10 a.m. to Noon
Deanery Convocation
St. Augustine

May 6 th
Guest Preacher
The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillen

May 12 th . ................
1 to 2:30 p.m. ............
Ladies Spring Tea
July 16 th  to 20 th  
9 a.m. to Noon .....
Vacation Bible School
July 27th
7 p.m.
Deacon Tom Gartin's Ordination to the Priesthood
St. Augustine Church

In this Issue
  • Looking Ahead
  • Pastor Letter
  • Service Times
  • forward in faith
  • Bishop's Prayer
  • A New Look
  • Stewardship Report
  • Luau
  • Planned Giving
  • Spring Tea Party
  • Gathering Inn Hosting
  • Grocery Cart Ministry
  • Gathering Inn Donations
  • Meal Train Ministry
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Lunch w/Pastor Maryellen
  • FISH
  • Sunday School & Nursery
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Children's Choir
  • Daughters of the King
  • Brotherhood of St. Andrew
  • In Loving Memory
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Church Sign
  • Kairos Ministry
  • Haiti Event Report
  • Palm Sunday
  • Easter Vigil & Baptisms
  • Easter Celebration
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • April Birthdays
  • April Anniversaries
  • Companion's Corner
  • Contact Page
From the Pastor

New Life
We are surrounded by green grass, new flowers, budding leaves and all kinds of signs of new life in nature as Spring unfolds. And this can be for us a time to open our hearts and minds to God’s leading for new life in us.

The season of Lent leading up to Easter invited us to a time of self-examination and penance. The season of Easter invites us to look for and give thanks for the ways in which God’s grace and love have shown up in our lives and the ways in which God’s love and grace keep showing up in our lives.

What new thing is God whispering about in your ear? Or what old thing is God still whispering about in your ear? Let’s make time to listen for God. Let’s make time to give thanks with our whole hearts. God is anxious to lead us and to guide us and to give us the strength and courage to let go of old ways and to create new life in ourselves.

With God’s help all things are possible! Happy Easter season to us all!

God’s Peace,
Pastor Liz
Service Times
8 a.m. Sunday Service
The early service begins at 8 a.m. This is a simple communion service without music, using Rite II. The quiet service will appeal to some every week and to others occasionally as a quieter way to worship.

10 a.m. Sunday Service
The second service is supported by the St. Augustine Choir. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., except on some Holy days and special occasions. The FISH Youth Group meets 6 to 8 p.m. for dinner, lessons and worship most Sundays.
forward in faith

Capital Campaign

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018


Special Prayer for

The Election of a Bishop

Almighty God, giver of every good gift. Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care of your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A New Look...

Over the last month, you may have noticed St. Augustine has transitioned to an updated logo. We are very excited to have such a fresh and modern look that reflects the energy and openness of our congregation.

You will see the new logo in our print and online communications. Our new branding translates better to the online presence where more and more of our interactions are taking place.

The Canterbury Tales also has a new look. It is designed and formatted in Constant Contact. This format is optimized for mobile devices and online engagement.

Fall Stewardship Update
Thank You for Your Generosity

We have so much to be grateful for when we reflect on the generosity of our congregation. This fall the Vestry and I shared a snapshot of St. Augustine’s finances, how we are planning for future debt management and our plan for a balanced budget. The financial pledges we made this fall cover our operating expenses – our $1.3 million dollar mortgage, our program costs for all of our age groups, our staffing costs and our office and maintenance costs.

The funds retained from our Capital Campaign that will end June 30, 2018, are being used for the next several years to help cover our mortgage costs. Here is a snapshot of our operating pledges for 2018:
  • 92 pledges totaling $296,564 for 2018
  • Of those 92 pledges 6 were new and 58 were an increase from a 2017 pledge
  •  27 pledgers are increasing their pledge as of July 1, 2018, representing all or a portion of their Capital Campaign pledge that is ending

The Vestry is creating new communication modes to make sure the congregation is provided with financial information as the year progresses. Financial statements are available to anyone – please just ask me or Bob Deering, our Treasurer.

The Vestry and I thank you for the love you show for the community of St. Augustine Church as we live into God’s call for us to love God and to love our neighbor!

Pastor Liz 
Hawaiian Luau

Save the date! The Mission & Outreach Committee is hosting a Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser on April 28 th. The traditional pig roast will take place on the Church grounds during the day. The event will kick off with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by a silent auction, dinner of traditional Hawaiian delights and music and dances of Hawaii.

Cap the evening off with a dessert auction. Mark your calendar. You don't want to miss this fundraising social event. You will have a great time and support multiple charities. Tickets are on sale for $30 each.
Planned Giving

Planting seeds for future fruit is both an act of hope and an expression of faith. We plant in hope that the small seeds will one day produce a tree whose fruit will bless future generations. We plant in faith by entrusting those who follow us to nurture our tree and harvest the fruit properly and use it for the best purposes.

Planned giving is planting those seeds by planning now for gifts to the Church in the future. There are a variety of ways to arrange such gifts, the easiest by making a bequest in your will. The Planned Giving Seminar will provide information about ways in which you can make a gift to St. Augustine so our faith journey will continue with the next generations long into the future.

Everyone, young and not-so-young, is invited to this informative seminar offered to parishioners of St. Augustine and St. James on Saturday, April 21 st from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Ladies, you will not want to miss the St. Augustine Spring Tea Party. It will take place Saturday, May 12 th at 1 p.m. The cost is $25. Proceeds will benefit the Church aesthetic projects.

This is a chance to celebrate all of the women in your life, young and old. There will be live music with entertainment to make you smile as well as many lovely door prizes. This is a traditional English Tea, so feel free to wear a fun hat, though hats are not required.
The Gathering Inn Hosting Program
Every second Wednesday of the month we host 70-plus homeless men, women and children, guests of The Gathering Inn, for a delicious dinner and a place to sleep at our Church. While there used to be one or two women among the 70, last month the host churches served 22 women, one infant, two preschoolers, six school-age children and four high students. 

If you would like to volunteer for this important ministry, please sign up at the Welcome Center. The next evening will be Wednesday, April 11 th.
Grocery Cart Ministry
St. James Food Pantry
St. James Food Pantry is doing very well. It is experiencing a slight increase in families utilizing the available food resources. The items most needed are: cereal, canned tuna and chicken, rice, dry or canned pinto and kidney beans.

There is currently a large over-supply of black beans due to a very large donation. Please add pinto or kidney beans to your shopping list. Thank you for your generosity.
The Gathering Inn Donations
Besides helping with the chicken meal that we serve monthly, donations of new or gently used and washed clothing are appreciated. The Inn will deliver any clothing that cannot be used to the Salvation Army.

Jackets, sweaters, socks, jeans and shirts are all much-needed items. Unused travel-sized toiletries you bring from hotel stays are also greatly appreciated by the homeless.
All donated items are collected in the shopping cart and Sample Blessings Basket including clothing. It is now fine to bring clothing donations to the Church. Jim Quinney will be delivering the items to The Gathering Inn each Sunday after Church. 
Meal Train Ministry
The Meal Train Ministry is an online calendar that organizes delivery of meals for parish families in times of need.

Barbara Woolman is in charge of the Meal Train Ministry. If you are interested in providing meals for parish families, please contact:

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room
A St. Augustine group of volunteers serves meals at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room in Roseville the third Thursday of each month. They volunteer from approximately 9:15 a.m. until 1:45 p.m., helping prepare, cook and serve a warm meal for those in need.

Approximately two to three hours of standing are involved. All food is provided, and no cooking experience is needed.
Volunteers include Jack Dillon, John Redmond, Rob and Deidre Shonk, Catherine Beckman, Jim and Stephanie Tilton, Jim and Carla Dolislager, Rick and Janice Stenzel, Lyn Fuson, Linda Peterson, Steve Broce and Kathyrn Jordan.
  Please contact Rob Shonk if you are interested in working in this important ministry:
Lunch with Pastor Maryellen

Please join Pastor Maryellen at noon for an informal, unrehearsed and fun time of conversation. No program, no agenda, no reservations required. Just bring your lunch to St. Augustine, and a homemade dessert will be provided. The next date for lunch with Pastor Maryellen is April 18 th at Noon.
The FISH Youth Group meets most Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and discussion and activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Each week, the evening ends with a worship service at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us for this service. FISH is for any youth 6 th through 12 th grades.

Over the last few weeks, the group had some extraordinary conversations about relationships and sex. As we continue into April and May, we will be talking more about how to have difficult conversations about important topics.

On the second Sunday of each month, the youth will be receiving communion during the worship portion of their evening. This is open to anyone who would like to join the youth for worship. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. and the youth lead the service.

Fish leaders are Tom Gartin, Gaby Sisk and Shelby Larkey.

April 8 th
Discussion (Hope & Inspiration) and Eucharist
April 15 th
Game Night
April 22 nd
Discussion (Important Topics) and Compline
April 29 th
Discussion (Racism) and Compline
May 6 th
Discussion (Conflict) and Eucharist
May 13 th
Mother's Day - No FISH meeting
May 20 th
Discussion and Compline
May 27 th

Sunday School
We are excited to begin implementing the Godly Play curriculum. We started with a sermon in the style of Godly Play presented by The Rev. Anne Clarke at the March 11 th services. Shelby Larkey has conducted two workshops for those who might be interested in the new program.

Godly Play is a reflective storytelling method encouraging children to explore the mystery of God. It is more than just a method for telling Bible stories. Godly Play trusts in the inner resources of the child and their innate awareness of the presence of God and simply seeks to provide a language for what they already know. It is a curriculum that engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into - and pursuing us in the midst of - Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.

For those interested in being Storytellers (teachers) or door keepers , please contact Shelby Larkey at larkey.shelby@gmail.com.
Nursery Ministry

We have the nursery care available for children ages six months to three years. If you would like to volunteer to help in the nursery, please contact Shelby Larkey at larkey.shelby@gmail.com.

We are looking for a Nursery Attendant! This is a paid two-hour per week position with opportunities for additional hours throughout the year. Please contact Shelby if you know of someone who might be interested in this position.
Vacation Bible School

Mark Your Calendars!

Join the 2018 VBS crew for music and drama, Bible discovery, high energy games, tropical treats and science experiments at this year's Shipwrecked Bible Camp.

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please email Shelby Larkey at larkey.shelby@gmail.com. We are in need of volunteers, so please reach out if you are available.
Children's Choir
Our Children’s Choir is off to an awesome start. The members are working hard on their musical offerings. They performed at the Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday services.

New members are always welcome. We rehearse after the 10 a.m. service on the 1 st and 3 rd  Sundays of each month. All children in grades K – 5 are invited.    
For more information, please contact Amy Quinney at 1-916-257-2343 or
Daughters of the King
The St. Augustine Chapter of Daughters of the King meets on the second Sunday of each month following the 10 a.m. service. Our April 8 th meeting will focus on assembling Mother's Day gifts for women at Acres of Hope in Auburn.

On March 24 th, the Daughters hosted the reception for Howard Marans' Memorial Service, assisted by members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and others from the congregation.

The Daughters of the King Spring Assembly will be held at St. John's Roseville Saturday, April 21 st . Our Chapter will supply the morning refreshments.

If you are interested in becoming a Daughter or would like more information, please contact our Chapter President, Joanne McCormack, at:

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew holds its regular monthly meetings at 9 a.m. in Canterbury Hall on the second Saturday morning of each month. Coffee and breakfast are served. All men and youth are welcome and encouraged to attend a meeting. If you are interested in the Brotherhood, feel free to join the group for a Saturday meeting and breakfast.

The Brotherhood was successful in raising $1,500 from their Spaghetti Feed/Bingo Night February 24 th. All proceeds for the event will go to the California Wildfire victims. Many thanks to Rick and Janice Stenzel for preparing the delicious spaghetti dinner.

The Brothers prepared hot dogs and hamburgers for the FISH Youth Group March 11 th. Members stayed to experience the lessons learned by the FISH Group that evening and also participated in the Eucharist.

The next meeting will be Tuesday evening on April 10 th at 7 p.m. The group will return to its regular Saturday morning meeting time, May 12 th at 9 a.m.

If you are interested in more information about the Brotherhood, please contact Director Rob Shonk at robshonk1976@hotmail.com.

 In Loving Memory

Thomas Cole Hackley

December 18, 1925

March 22, 2018

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Cole Hackley will be held at St. Augustine Church on Saturday, April 14 th at 1 p.m. A reception will follow.

In Loving Memory

David Allen Thomas

December 8, 1932

April 3, 2018

Prayer Shawl Ministry

What makes a shawl a prayer shawl? To those not familiar with the process, it may seem that a shawl is just a shawl. It is primarily about the intention for which the shawl is made. Those who make the shawls will tell you that the intent is to infuse the shawls with prayers for comfort, healing and strength for the recipient. Prayer shawls are usually blessed by Pastor Liz before they are given away.
We meet the second Monday of each month in the Sunday School rooms at 1:30 p.m. There is always an open chair for anyone who would like to be a part of this ministry. We have several shawls in inventory. If you would like to give one to someone who is not a member of St. Augustine, contact Greer Nave. For shawls given outside the congregation, a donation to replenish our yarn supply is appreciated but not required.

For more information, please contact Greer at: gnave@aol.com
A New Look for the Church Sign
A very busy crew gathered Saturday, March 10 th to spruce up the Church sign at the top of the driveway. They added bark and adjusted the lighting.

Those participating were: Jim Quinney, Tony and Mason Bannister, Jonathan, Everett and William Titley, Wayne Hardage, Bob Gartin and Rick Lovin.
Kairos 21

Steve Mershon, Rob Shonk and Jack Dillon will be working on Kairos 21 being held at Folsom Prison April 12 th to 15 th. You can help us in numerous ways: pray, bake cookies, cut out hands and donate money. Please refer to the website: www.folsomkairos.org for detailed information. 

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a Christian, faith-based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos weekends hope to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. The Kairos team is a volunteer group of Christians dedicated to bringing the Love of God and the Blessings of Kairos into the walls of the California State Prison, Sacramento (Folsom Prison).
Molly's Revenge

Flashing feet, flying fingers - the music and dancing of the Molly’s Revenge band captivated the one hundred plus audience at our special St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser. The event was held on Sunday, March 18 th , to raise funds for St. Luc Episcopal School, our partner in Thomassique, Haiti.

No matter what instrument was being played—the haunting tones of the bagpipe or the assortment of long recorders - fingers raced across the instruments’ holes to make dynamic acoustic music. Combined with the fiddle, guitar, mandola, bodhran and whistle, the band created a unique background for the three young, beautifully costumed young women who danced in the traditional Irish manner.
A delicious corned beef Irish dinner was prepared by members of the congregation and served by the “Pay It Forward” student group from Rocklin’s Whitney High School. 

The event raised over $5,200 for the St. Luc Episcopal School projects and an additional $726 in direct donations to St. Luc.

Jerry Harner talked about his experiences on his trips to Haiti and to the school, and Mary Layman spoke of the incredible advantages an education makes, especially for girls, in this underserved area. Jim Quinney led an auction of authentic Haitian paintings and artifacts.
Palm Sunday ~ The Passion Story
The Easter Vigil
Baptized into the Kingdom of Heaven

Ashley Booker
Ashley and her son, Parker, began attending St. Augustine over two years ago.
Kaden Elliott Lehnig
Kaden is the son of Kristen and Ammon Lehnig. He will be one year old on May 24 th . The Lehnig family began attending St. Augustine in early 2017.

Easter ~ He is Risen

April Birthdays
April 4
Jim Quinney
April 7
Mary Kathryn Marum
April 10
Megan Lovin
April 11
Linda Leavell
April 12
Sabrina Underwood
April 13
Dianne Sandoval
April 14
Gail Berger

April 17
Hannah Ibenthal
Carly Ibenthal
April 18
Giselle Brabb
April 19
John Quigley
April 20
John Bittman
April 27
Cathy Erickson
April 29
Maya Johnson

April Anniversaries
April 7
Pat & Janis Finn
April 20
Gary & Maryellen Garnier
April 21
Trevor & Lisa Marshall

Companion's Corner


How ironic that Easter Sunday falls on April Fool's Day this year! This is the first time that has happened since 1956. It seems to be a gentle jesting reminder from our Lord that unless we truly become as children that we will not know the joy of the Kingdom.

Technology has made it possible for us to “know” too much, to communicate too much and to literally talk or text constantly.

Perhaps the calendar and God are asking us to be still awhile, to meditate on the Word and to contemplate in silence. To slow down, to stop “achieving” so much and to find the peace that passes all understanding.

A blessed April, dear friends...Enjoy God’s gentle humor.

Carole Peterson

    "Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become like young children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven!" Matthew 18:3

Contact Information
Pastor Liz Armstrong
Associate Priest
The Rev. Maryellen Garnier
Please contact the Church Office or Pastor Liz for pastoral emergencies.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal
A Safe Place for People Seeking God
1800 Wildcat Boulevard
Rocklin, CA 95765
Volume 8 No. 3 April 2018