Looking Ahead
Coming Events
Monday - Friday
January 21 st - 25 th
Bishop Candidates

Friday & Saturday,
January 25 th & 26 th
Rise Again Hunger Event

Sunday, February 3 rd
FISH Youth-Led Service

Sunday, February 3 rd
Children Choir Rehearsal
11:15 a.m.

Saturday, February 9 th
Convention for Election of the Bishop
Faith Episcopal Church
Cameron Park

Sunday, February 10 th
St. Augustine Annual Meeting
11:15 a.m.

Sunday, February 10 th
FISH Youth Group
6 p.m.

Sunday, February 17 th
Children's Choir Rehearsal
11:15 a.m.

Sunday, February 17 th
Episcopal 101

Wednesday, February 20 th
Lunch with Pastor Maryellen

Thursday, February 21 st
Vestry Meeting
7 p.m.

Saturday, February 23 rd
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
9 a.m.

Saturday, February 23 rd
A Healing Racism Conversation
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 nd
Haiti Partnership Fundraiser
Concert & Dinner

Sunday, March 3 rd
Daughters of the King
11:30 a.m.

Sunday, March 3 rd
FISH Youth Group
6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 th
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6 th
Ash Wednesday Services
6:30 a.m.
Noon & 7 p.m.

March 12 th - April 9 th
Lenten Formation Classes
6 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30 th
Safeguarding God's Children's and Safeguarding God's People
Training Workshop
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
April 5 th , 6 th & 7 th
Women's Retreat
Mercy Center, Auburn

Sunday, April 14 th
Palm Sunday Services
8 & 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 17 th
Tennebrae Service
7 p.m.

Thursday, April 18 th
Maundy Thursday Service
7 p.m.

Friday, April 19 th
Good Friday
7 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 th
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Service
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 21 st
Easter Services
8 & 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 4 th
Mission Outreach Spring Gala

Saturday, June 29 th
Ordination & Consecration of the 8 th Bishop
Diocese of Northern California
Mondavi Center

Table of Contents

From the Pastor
Service Times
Bishop's Prayer
Update on Bishop's Search
Centering Prayer
Giving in Gratitude - Stewardship
Annual Meeting/Potluck Lunch
Adult Formation Classes
Lenten Formation Classes
Episcopal 101
The Gathering Inn Rotating Shelter Program
The Gathering Inn Donations
St. Augustine Outreach Ministry
Spring Gala
Haiti Orphanage
St. Luc Benefit Concert & Dinner
St. James Food Pantry
Safe Church Workshops
Lunch w/Pastor Maryellen
St. Vincent de Paul
Meal Train Ministry
Portia Hopkins Journey
Women's Retreat
Altar Flowers Note Cards
FISH Youth Group
Sunday School News
Children's Christmas Pageant Photos
News from the Nursery
New Acolyte
Children's Choir
Emma Andres
Welcome New Babies
Daughters of the King
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Companion's Corner
Contact Information
From the Pastor

A New Year Underway...
2019 has ushered itself in with a bang…new family complications with my mom’s fall on New Year’s Eve and our latest experience of the force of an atmospheric river deluging us with torrents of rain and wind.

The Vestry all gathered last night (as I write this) to share our lives with each other, to say good bye to our outgoing Vestry members and to finalize our 2019 budget. Some changes in our congregation that occurred after our fall pledges were received brought changes to our budget, changes that sparked ever deeper conversation about our calling as followers of Jesus.

Our Vestry is a faith-filled group with lots of real-world experience to bring to the table. We are challenged to quiet ourselves and listen to the leading of the Spirit as we respond and plan as the stewards of what God has given us. Two words emerged from our conversations: transparency and vitality. In 2019 a number of subgroups are forming to delve deeply into ideas about the transparency and vitality of our stewardship and our shared congregational life.

We are a mixed congregation: different ages, varied political views, varied religious and spiritual backgrounds. And yet, God has brought us together in community and God always has ideas about who we can be together as agents of God’s love in a very anxious world.

Buckle up…2019 is looking to be quite a year!

God’s Peace,
Pastor Liz
Service Times
8 a.m. Sunday Service
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. Service
The 10 a.m. 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.
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 for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Update from the Bishop's Transition Committee

Submitted by Jay Elmquist, Transition Committee
The Rev. Jim Richardson, Standing Committe

The Standing Committee has announced the slate of candidates who will appear on the ballot for the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on February 9 th .
The candidates are (alphabetical order): The Rev. Matthew D. Cowden; The Rev. Christopher Brooke Craun; The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin; The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair; and The Rev. Randall R. Warren, D.Min.
The week of walkabouts is occurring January 21 st - 25 th . It is an exciting time to meet the candidates for bishop. The candidates will travel the diocese and meet with the different groups each night.

Here is a reminder of the schedule for this week. All church members are invited.

  • Jan. 24 - Episcopal Church of St. Martin, Davis, 6:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 25 - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento, 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of these meetings is for clergy, delegates and all members of the church to meet and hear from the candidates in person. The format each evening will be question-and-answer. The transition committee has worked diligently to gather questions from the diocese, but there will also be an opportunity to submit questions at the event as well. Look for a greeting table and write your question on a card. It will then be submitted for the possibility of being asked that evening.

Special Electing Convention
Saturday, February 9 th

The Special Convention for the election of the 8 th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will be held February 9 th at 8:30 a.m. at Faith, Cameron Park. For more information on the Bishop Search, visit  norcalbishopsearch.org .

The Ordination and Consecration of the Eighth Bishop, God willing and the Church consenting, will occur on June 29, 2019, at The Mondavi Center in Davis.
Centering Prayer

One of the themes that is emerging in our ongoing practice of Centering Prayer is the awareness that God just wants to spend time with us. In response to the enthusiasm growing around this feeling, our Centering Prayer gatherings are now offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at noon. The former Tuesday evening gathering has been changed to Monday. We hope that you will join us and see how contemplation can enrich your own experience.

Giving in Gratitude
2019 Giving
Our 2019 budget has been approved by the Vestry with much thought and prayer. We have had to decrease our pledge income due to congregational changes that occurred after our 2019 pledges were received in the fall. The congregation will hear and see details about that at the Annual Meeting when we get our “state of the union” reports.

More financial information will be provided to the congregation on a monthly basis in keeping with our 2019 focus on transparency and vitality. We are excited and drawn to think ever more deeply about God’s calling for our common purposes as the people of St. Augustine Church, about our staffing and programs, and about the best uses of our assets and resources.

2019 promises to be a wonderful and challenging year!

Pastor Liz

Annual Meeting Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, February 10 th
Please plan to be a part of our Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 10 th  , following the 10 a.m. service. We will share a potluck lunch and hear about the “State of the Union” for St. Augustine. We will elect new Vestry members. We will also elect Convention delegates, who will attend the Diocesan Convention November 7-9, 2019 in Sacramento.

For those new to the Episcopal tradition, the Vestry is the governing board for the congregation, and members serve three-year terms. There will be three Vestry vacancies for three-year terms beginning February 2019 and a one-year term to complete the term of a member who is resigning due to family commitments. The three candidates receiving the most votes will fill the three-year slots and the one-year slot will be filled by the candidate receiving the next largest number of votes.

All are invited to come to the Annual Meeting. Don't miss this chance for fellowship, an update on how we are doing and a bit of business. Children are welcome as are the young at heart! Sign up at the Welcome Center.

We have 5 candidates (listed alphabetically) for these four vacancies:

Chris Deering
Lana Gartin
Mike Lloyd
Barbara Sawyer
Beth Sulc
Current Vestry Members
Joan Cavanagh, Senior Warden
Chris Cooper
Marcia Rush
Jonathan Titley
Carlton Allen
Pierce Leavell
Kathy Dillon
Peggy Doyle
Jim Quinney, Junior Warden
Year Term Ends

Adult Formation Classes

Lenten Formation Classes
Mark your calendars. Join us for a five-week Lenten Class beginning Tuesday, March 12 th and ending Tuesday, April 9 th. The class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. More details will be available soon.
Episcopal 101

Join us every third Sunday for a quick discussion of all things Episcopal. We meet in the Sunday School room after the 10 a.m. service. Do you have questions about the liturgy, our tradition or why we do things a certain way? Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 17 th . The classes will be led by Fr. Tom.
The Gathering Inn
Rotating Shelter Program
I magine being homeless with all the blustery wind and torrential rain we have been experiencing this past month! It is enough to give all of us an incentive to help provide a hot meal and a dry place to sleep to those without a roof over their heads.

Every second Wednesday of the month, St. Augustine, known as the "chicken church," hosts 70-plus homeless men, women and children, guests of The Gathering Inn, for a great meal and a safe place to sleep.

Rick and Janice Stenzel are now in charge of organizing these dinners, helped by a myriad of volunteers from our Church. Barrel chicken, rice, rolls, salads, beverages and desserts are served. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for meal preparation, set-up, serving and clean-up.

Sign-up sheets can be found at the Welcome Center. The next hosting dinner will be Wednesday, February 13 th. If you have questions, please contact Rick or Janice at:

Kudos to Jim Quinney for his work in setting up The Gathering Inn rotating shelter program at St. Augustine. Following the move to our First Church in December 2013, Jim has worked tirelessly in organizing these events. St. Augustine is one of 40 local churches in Placer County that provides a hot meal, fellowship and safe overnight accommodations 365 days a year.
The Gathering Inn Donations
Thank you to members of St. Augustine for the robust giving of Christmas bags. The Gathering Inn could not believe the numbers of bags donated by our Church members. Your generosity is appreciated!

The Gathering Inn is expecting an influx of unsheltered folks due to the arrival of the wet and cold season. They are looking for all types of winter clothing.

The items of highest priority are laundry detergent to wash our guests' heavier winter clothing and sleeping bags. We can also definitely use men's and women's underwear, plastic ponchos and socks. The Gathering Inn could also make use of all the toiletries folks are able to donate. Every item is greatly appreciated.

Please place your donations in the grocery cart at the entry to Canterbury Hall. Every item is greatly appreciated. Beth Sulc will deliver the items to The Gathering Inn. If you are interested in helping to deliver donations, please contact Beth at:

St. Augustine Outreach Ministry
Spring Gala

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Mark your calendars and save the date for the St. Augustine Outreach Ministry Spring Gala on Saturday, May 4 th. The event will feature a western theme with a spectacular BBQ dinner, a special raffle of some extravagant items and our traditional raffle of luscious desserts. Instructor Bill Swayne will be on hand to give us an introductory line dancing lesson - children included. There will be prizes for the best western outfits. The Outreach Team is hard at work organizing this extravaganza, and it is sure to be an outstanding event. Proceeds go towards various outreach programs supported by St. Augustine.
Haiti Orphanage at Les Cayes
In December, a special $1500 grant from the Outreach Team was sent to the children of Les Cayes orphanage at the request of Jonas Rozambert to fund school supplies, shoes, food and some small Christmas gifts. Prices have skyrocketed in that earthquake-ravished country because of the recent rioting brought about by scarcities and chaotic conditions. Jonas is clergy and administrator at the orphanage at Les Cayes. He sent a gracious thank you note along with a picture expressing the children’s appreciation.

Dr. Rich Wampler first met Jonas during a mobile medical visit in Haiti with parishioner Jerry Harner. Over the years, St. Augustine has helped with the repair of the church and construction of the orphanage. Rich has visited the orphanage with Jim Tilton, another member of St. Augustine, two different times in the last several years.

Rise Against Hunger

Meal Packing Event

Friday, January 25 th 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 26 th 2 p.m.
Coming up is another opportunity for a fun, hands-on global outreach event...packing food for Rise Against Hunger. What often gets lost in all the fun, this is also a fundraising event. The more money that is donated will help purchase and pack more food. The St. Augustine Outreach Ministry Team is funding a large number of the meals - 10,152. But your help is needed to make this a 20,000 meal endeavor. Every little bit helps, so please be generous.

One meal cost is $.34

One bag = 6 meals - cost is $2.04 per bag

One box of 36 bags is 216 meals – cost is $73.44 per box

Registration will be on-line this year. If you need assistance, there will people available to help on Sundays in January to sign up and make donations. There is a link to register on our St. Augustine website. Don't wait! Do it now! Your gift will be tax deductible for this year!

Thank you from the St. Augustine Outreach Ministry Team!
St. Luc Benefit Concert & Dinner
Join us Saturday, March 2 nd !
The St. Luc Haiti Partnership Team will sponsor another excellent concert and dinner featuring The Katie Knipp Band. You will not want to miss this event.

Katie's new album, "Take It With You," hit two Billboard Charts - #10 on Blues Albums and #9 on Heat Seekers. She is nominated as Sacramento Area Artist of the Year. The dinner will be a "New Orleans" theme and, as always, will feature our famous dessert auction.

Katie is known to St. Augustine members as Katie Schmidt, wife to Jeremy, and mom to sons Thomas and James.

Come and have a fun evening. All proceeds support St. Luc Episcopal School in Thomassique, Haiti.
St. James Food Pantry Ministry

Thank you to all who have generously donated food to support the pantry. The pantry in Lincoln has grown in size and scope, and your continued support is appreciated and important. Food scarcity is a very real situation and it is 24/7. Canned chicken, tuna, rice, pinto beans, flour or corn tortillas, cereal and juice are pantry favorites. Other items are also appreciated.

Please make sure your items are not past the expiration date and are unopened.

The grocery cart is located at the entrance to Canterbury Hall. Thank you for your donations.
Safe Church Workshops

Safe Church training is important for all church leaders. There are training opportunities all over the diocese. St. Augustine will host two trainings. Please mark February 23 rd and March 30 th on your calendar. A Healing Racism conversation will be held Saturday, February 23 rd 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Augustine is again offering a Safeguarding God's Children and Safeguarding God's People Saturday, March 30 th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please sign-up
Lunch with Pastor Maryellen
Please join Pastor Maryellen at noon on the third Wednesday of the month for an informal, unrehearsed and fun time of conversation. No program, no agenda, no reservations required. Just bring your lunch to St. Augustine. A homemade dessert will be provided. The next lunch with Pastor Maryellen is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 th .
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room
A group of volunteers from St. Augustine Church serves meals at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room 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, Steve Broce and Kathryn Jordan. 

Volunteers for Thursday, February 21 st are Jack Dillon, Catherine Beckman and John Redmond.

  Please contact Rob Shonk if you are interested in working in this important ministry:

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:




Portia Hopkins
Portia Hopkins is on an exciting journey. She has attended St. Augustine for four years. In the fall of 2015, Portia felt called to ministry. In August of 2018, she met with the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Northern California, and was recommended to become a postulant for the priesthood. She is pursuing her education at T he Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley.

Portia is in her 25 th year at William Jessup University, where she teaches English literature and a variety of cross-disciplinary courses. She has been a part of William Jessup since its days as San Jose Christian College, located in San Jose, California.

Portia's reflections on her time at Cuddesdon...

For the Michaelmas term of 2018 (the first academic term of the academic year), she had the privilege of living and studying in residence at Ripon College Cuddesdon as an exchange student from the seminary. Cuddesdon (pronounced "Cudd-sd'n), located outside of Oxford, is a theological training college for the Church of England, or “Vicar School,” as the ordinands like to say.

There were about 50 ordinands in residence in two-or-three-year training programs, many with spouses or partners (nicknamed “ordinots”), children and pets, including numerous dogs and two miniature sheep. I was expecting to love it, but it exceeded my expectations in every way.

Cuddesdon is ridiculously English - we met for tea and biscuits (cookies) every afternoon at 4 p.m. in a common room with a fireplace and its own little bar. People actually wear Wellies (bright-colored rain boots) and jumpers (sweaters) on a regular basis. On Sunday of my first week, the whole community attended the tiny, 800-year-old country church, then had coffee and cakes served by the parish and drinks served by the college, THEN had a proper English roast and Yorkshire pudding lunch, also served by the college.

And THEN more than 30 of us went on a walk through the muddy fields - seminarians of all ages and their spouses/partners, children from babies in backpacks to teens, and about eight dogs. We must have looked like a rather odd parade! Back for tea and games by the fireside, and a cold supper after drinks with the residential Anglican nun.

During term time, there is Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m. and a Eucharist service at 8 a.m., Evening Prayer again before dinner and Compline at 9:30 p.m. The community eats meals together in the refectory - with so many students and families in residence, meals and church and time together sometimes look and sound like holy chaos, in a really lovely way. Fortunately for those of us who appreciate some quiet, the custom of the place is to keep silence between the end of Compline and breakfast the next morning, except in the common room, where evening social activities sometimes stretched into the wee hours, or so I am told by reliable witnesses.

Cuddesdon is about five miles from the center of Oxford, but in some ways it is worlds apart. I attended various lectures on the Cuddesdon campus, and usually went into Oxford one or two days a week to work in the Bodleian library. The trip necessitated a two-and-a-half mile walk on public footpaths across private land—the centuries-old right-of-way in England assures that landowners cannot prevent passage. I tromped through a plowed field, over a stile and through a sheep pasture, over another stile and a bridge across a brook, through another field, through a cow barn (!) and down the farmer’s private driveway to catch a bus the remaining three miles into Oxford. For the first couple of weeks, I kept feeling as though I were trespassing, but I soon delighted in arriving at my bus stop with muddy, manure-enhanced boots. And time in the amazing Oxford library was worth any amount of trouble. 

The Cuddesdon campus itself has buildings that date from the Victorian era, along with a new, award-winning chapel. There is a fine theological library, and many places to sit and study, or just take in the ambiance of stained glass and fine art. The older children watch the younger children and dogs as they run and play freely outside in the grassy areas, bundled up against the pervasive English rain as needed. It must be what village life was like in England 100 years ago. Cuddesdon is Harry Potter meets All Creatures Great and Small meets Brideshead Revisited , with just a touch of Downton Abbey, and perhaps a bit of a monastery thrown in for good measure.

Maybe I’ll just call it “heaven.”

I am very grateful for the time I was able to spend at Cuddesdon. And I am even more grateful for the ongoing love, encouragement and support of St. Augustine as I continue on my journey toward ordination. You all remain in my prayers and in my heart, as I hope I remain in yours. 
2019 Women's Retreat

Save the date for the upcoming 2019 Women's Retreat, April 5 th - 7 th. We are heading back to the lovely Mercy Retreat Center in nearby Auburn where the grounds are gorgeous, the food is delicious, the chairs are comfy and you can relax in a peaceful, private room!

Space is limited, so we will be taking deposits in February to hold a spot. Do not miss out on this special event! Never been to a retreat? You will love it!

For more details, please contact Joan Howe at:

Altar Flower Note Cards

We have beautiful, custom-designed note cards created from pictures of our altar flowers. A perfect way to send a cheery message to lift someone's day. Available for a $20 donation for 12 distinct images, including envelopes and beautifully package for giving. Funds will benefit the Women's Retreat scholarship account.

For more details, contact Joan Howe at:

Youth Group News & Updates
Come & Worship with FISH

The FISH Youth Group, grades 6 - 12, meets Sunday nights for dinner, activities, discussion and prayer. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

FISH has primarily been a high school group, so in an effort to make it better suited for our middle school friends, we will have combined FISH nights every other week.

All Church members are welcome to join the group at 7:30 for youth-led services.
FISH Calendar
January 27 th

February 3 rd

February 10 th

February 17 th

February 24 th

March 3 rd

March 5 th

March 6 th

March 10 th

March 17 th
Dinner, Discussion & Eucharist
(MS & HS)
6 to 8 p.m.

FISH Sunday
Youth-led service at 10 a.m.
No FISH meeting that night

Dinner, Discussion & Eucharist (HS)
6 to 8 p.m.

Presidents Week - No FISH Meeting

Escape Room Night (MS & HS)

Dinner, Discussion & Eucharist (HS)
6 to 8 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Burning of Palms
6 p.m.

Ash Wednesday

Dinner, Discussion & Eucharist (HS)
6 to 8 p.m.

St. Patrick's Party (MS & HS)
Sunday School News
Our Sunday School reboot has been successful so far! Many of our teachers have returned. The one-room classroom is going well, but some of the children have voiced they would like to be back to the split classes. To consider multiple classes, we need to have more volunteers willing to teach. Melissa's hope for this volunteer program would be each person only has to teach one or two times a quarter. Then it is not a huge commitment for anyone.

This is a ministry in which you receive more than you give! We always learn from these amazing children each time we teach. You can choose the date you want to teach, so you are not locked into a specific Sunday. You can make it work with your personal schedule and any other obligations you may have to other ministries.

Please see Melissa Lovin, if this is something you are interested in. You are welcome to sit in a class and check it out! We have created a brand new sign-up list online, so if you used to be on the email distribution for Sunday School and you are not receiving the email and would like to, please let me know.

You are welcome to observe a class before making a decision. Signing up is easy and all online. You choose the Sundays you would like to teach. Let Melissa know if you would like to be on that email list.

If there is no teacher signed up for a Sunday, as interim, Melissa will no longer be taking over the teaching responsibility. If there is no teacher, there will be no Sunday School.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melissa at the new Children's Ministry email:


You can also reach Melissa at 916.833.6263.
Wonderful 'Holy Chaos'
Children's Christmas Pageant

News from the Nursery

The Nursery is doing well, and the children are very active. Please know that you are welcome to bring your child back into the nursery after communion, if you choose. Please let Emma know if you plan to do this, so she is prepared. Our attendants do take turns to receive communion, but there is always someone in the nursery.

We are currently in need of teen helpers to assist Emma. Madison Lovin, Lily Beckman and Zach Beckman have retired from regular rotation. You will still see Madison in the nursery occasionally to help out or substitute for Emma. Beginning in February, you will see new assistants Hannah and Carly Ibenthal. Malia and Noelani Dorr also work as assistants. The 3 rd Sunday of the month is available. Please contact Melissa if your teen is interested. Melissa may be reached at:

Welcome to our newest acolyte...Aubrey Cooper. She is shown here serving with Lucas Weston.
Children's Choir

The St. Augustine Children’s Choir will begin their second year on Sunday, February 3, 2019! The Children’s Choir rehearses on the first and third Sundays of the month following the 10 a.m. service and concluding by noon.

The choir sings periodically during the 10 a.m. service throughout the school year. All children from five years old to 5 th grade are welcome. Give it a try!

Questions? Contact Amy Quinney at:

Emma Andres

Have you met our nursery attendant, Emma Andres?

Emma is an amazing young lady! She is a level 10 gymnast and will be heading to UCLA in the fall to be on their nationally ranked gymnastics team. She will be working out and competing with current and future Olympic gymnasts.

In November, Emma made an official visit to UCLA and met her future teammates (incoming and current) and stayed in the dorms. She also attended a basketball game and a football game at the Rose Bowl.

Emma loves her time on Sunday mornings watching over our youngest members in the nursery. She is currently a senior at Rocklin High School and has a heavy education load in addition to working out at the gym 23 hours a week. She also works at the Byers Roseville and Rocklin gyms and has become a role model for the younger gymnasts.

Emma's competition season began January 12th. Her competitions require travel, so she will miss being with us about once a month through May. She plans to be with us until she leaves for her new home at UCLA.
Congratulations to the Marshall and Doyle families. We celebrate the birth of their new babies and welcome them to our St. Augustine family.
Clara Marie Marshall
Clara was born November 28 th at 8:06 a.m. She weighed in at 7 pounds 5 oz. and was 19 inches long. Brandon, age four, is her proud big brother and Trevor and Lisa are her proud parents.

The Marshall family began attending St. Augustine Church January 2018.
Luke Patrick Doyle
Luke was born January 7 th at 8:41 a.m. He weighed in at 10 pounds 5 ounces and is 21 3/4 inches long. His proud big brother is William, 2 1/2 years old.

Grandparents, Scott and Martha Kennedy, aunt and uncle Kelly and Gersson Bran and cousins Chelsea and Charlotte, are delighted to welcome new baby Luke.

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

The Daughters will not meet Sunday, February 10th. It is the day of the St. Augustine Annual Meeting. The group gathers for its next regular meeting on Sunday, March 10 th following the 10 a.m. service.

A group of seven ladies will begin meeting Thursday, January 24 th to participate in five study sessions as they prepare to become members of the St. Augustine Chapter. They are: Camille Grabowski, Lyn Fuson, Barbara Woolman, Priscilla Kriner, Alice Doyle, Mary Kathryn Marum and Janet Dickens. Kathleen Quigley and Greer Nave are the group facilitators.

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

Joanne may be contacted at:


Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew holds its regular monthly meetings at 9 a.m. in Canterbury Hall the second Saturday morning of the month. Coffee and breakfast are served. All men and boys are welcome and encouraged to attend a meeting.

"Even if you are not a member of the Brotherhood, and just have an interest in what we do, you are welcome to join us for breakfast," said Rob Shonk, Director. If you have an interest in learning about the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, please contact Rob or Secretary John Redmond.

The Brotherhood elected new officers for the 2019 year at the December meeting. Rob Shonk was elected director, John Redmond, secretary and John Quigley, treasurer.

The Brothers approved a $500 contribution to the Bishop's Discretionary Fund for wildfire victims in California. The money was raised at the Bingo Night/Spaghetti Feed and the Summer BBQ. The Brotherhood thanks everyone for support and contributions.

The Brotherhood is planning the Shrove Tuesday Supper on March 5 th, serving pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The group has also scheduled its annual summer BBQ for June 9 th , following the 10 a.m. service.

The next Brotherhood meeting will be Saturday, February 23 rd at 9 a.m. in the Sunday School room.

If you have questions, please contact Director Rob Shonk or Secretary
John Redmond:


Prayer Shawl
Soft, warm and full of love... a prayer shawl is a tangible token of the power of prayers. They are given to those needing a physical reminder of our love and concern in times of healing and stress.  

The members of the Prayer Shawl ministry have a lovely time of fellowship when we meet each month in Canterbury Hall on the second Monday of the month at 1:30. There is always an open chair for anyone who would like to be a part of this ministry.
There are several shawls in inventory. If you would like to give one to someone, whether or not a member of St. Augustine, contact Greer Nave. They are presented with a beautiful card and a selection of prayers from the Book of Common Prayer. For shawls given outside the congregation, a donation to replenish our yarn supply is appreciated, but not required.

Companion's Corner

January 1 st is the time when many people come up with new resolutions intended to change either their lifestyle or body. Out of curiosity I looked at Merriam-Webster’s definition: “faithful, loyal, constant, staunch, steadfast, resolute means firm in adherence to whatever one owes allegiance. Faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person or thing or to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted.”

The thought immediately came to my mind that this definition aptly describes what our relationship to our faith and God should be. The last portion “to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted” describes for me God’s promise and the “tie” is beautifully symbolized by our communion ceremony.

Rather than considering a resolution made concerning ourselves, perhaps there is worth in studying the dictionary definition in relationship to our faith. Just a thought for the new year!

Blessings in 2019,
Carole Peterson

Colossians 3

"So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

New Revised Standard Version

January Birthdays
January 1
Barbara Jean Harlow
January 2
Aaron Beckman
January 3
Rick Stenzel
Zach Bechman
January 4
Lily Beckman
January 6
Marlene Harner
Lynn Applen
Susan Ronan
Nancy Brockhaus
January 7
Isabel White
January 13
Ethan Arcuri
January 15
Helen Tiernan
January 17
Gaby Sisk

January 21
Pierce Leavell
January 22
Melissa Lovin
Jeremy Schmidt
Leif Eckberg
January 23
Linda Underwood
January 25
Laura Titley
January 27
Barbara Woolman
Charles (Skip) Ibenthal
January 28
Kathleen Quigley
January 30
Noelani Dorr
Amanda Underwood
Allison Iccles

February Birthdays
February 2
Madison Lovin
Ian Weston
Tracey Holtz
February 3
Greer Nave
February 5
Bob Wood
February 8
Deidre Shonk
Katie Schmidt
February 12
Joan Howe
Willie Johnson
February 13
Dina Marans

February 16
Jane Keillor
February 18
Jennifer Doyle
February 22
Janis Finn
Ellie Hubbard
February 24
Scott Kennedy
February 25
Stephanie Cochenour
February 27
Caleb Diaz
February 28
Chris Deering
January Anniversaries
January 5
Lawrence & Mary Morehead
January 22
Jesse & Stephanie Cochenour

February Anniversaries

 February 14
John & Mary Kathryn Marum
Fred & Jane Keillor
Gene Upton & Jean Woodall
Contact Information
The Rev. Liz Armstrong

Associate Priest
The Rev. Maryellen Garnier

Assistant Priest
The Rev. Tom Gartin

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 9 No. 1 & 2 January/February 2019