Looking Ahead
Sunday, June 2 nd
4 p.m.
Leader Meeting

Tuesday, June 4 th
6 a.m. to 9:25 p.m.
Placer County Election Polling Place

Sunday, June 9 th
1:15 a.m.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Annual BBQ

Sunday, June 16 th
Father's Day
Pastor Liz's Last Sunday
Celebration Luncheon

Sunday, June 23 rd
11:30 a.m.
Family Play Day at
Margaret Azevedo Park

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

Sunday, June 30 th
DOK Service of Admission

Sunday, July 28 th
11:30 a.m.
Family Play Day @ Whitney Ranch Water Park

Sunday, September 8 th
FISH Kickoff

Sunday, September 15 th
4 p.m.
Family Social/Fellowship

Sunday, September 29 th
Gratitude Sunday

October 5 th
Haiti Partnership Event

Sunday, October 6 th
Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 12 th
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Safe Church Workshop

Saturday, October 19 th
Church Tea

November 8 th
Diocesan Convention





 Ongoing Events
Choir Rehearsal
Sundays @ 9 a.m.

Children's Choir Rehearsal
1 st & 3 rd Sundays @ 11:15 a.m.

Episcopal 101
3 rd Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.

Outreach Committee Meeting
1 st Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.

Daughters of the King
2 nd Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.

FISH Youth Group
Sundays @ 6 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
2 nd Monday @ 1:30 p.m.

Evening Centering Prayer
Mondays @ 6:30 p.m.
The Gathering Inn Hosting
2 nd Wednesday @ 6 p.m.

Lunch with Pastor Maryellen
3 rd Wednesday @ 12 p.m.
Will resume in October

Haiti Team Meeting
3 rd Wednesday @ 6 p.m.

Vestry Meeting
3 rd Thursday @ 7 p.m.

Noonday Centering Prayer
Fridays @ 12 p.m.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew
4 th Saturday @ 9 a.m.
Table of Contents

Looking Ahead
Ongoing Events
Table of Contents
From the Pastor
Service Times
Centering Prayer
Bishop-Elect Megan Visits St. Augustine
From Our Bishop-Elect
The Diocese Celebrates Bishop Barry
Episcopal 101
Coffee Hour Volunteer Opportunity
The Gathering Inn Hosting Program
The Gathering Inn Donations
Outreach Stampede
St. James Food Pantry
Lighting for Literacy
Safe Church Workshop
Lunch w/Pastor Maryellen
St. Vincent de Paul
Meal Train Ministry
Mother's Day Recognition
FISH Youth Group
Sunday School News
Family Play Day
2019 Graduates
News from the Nursery
Nursery Donations Alert
Children's Choir
Daughters of the King
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Brotherhood Summer BBQ
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Companion's Corner
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Contact Information


From the Pastor

Saying Goodbye         

I have had a wonderful seven and a half years with St. Augustine, and I understand how sudden my leaving may feel. It feels sudden to me as well. My sense of call to the work at Faith is strong. It feels much the way I felt when I finally said “yes” and applied for the position of Vicar here at St. Augustine in 2011. I feel God in it.

From my very first Sunday in November of 2011, we have done a lot of challenging work together, created lots of joy and shared the deepest life experiences. By sharing our ideas and energy we have accomplished so much as a community. There is a beautiful permanent home for the congregation that is used to worship, learn, play music, dance, eat great food and so much more. Outreach has expanded locally and internationally with support for The Gathering Inn, Acres of Hope, St. James food pantry, St. Vincent de Paul lunch program, Rise Against Hunger, our Haiti Partnership, Living Water and solar lighting in Uganda to name just a few areas we are a part of.

I cannot hope to properly thank each of you for being my companions on this part of our earthly pilgrimage. I do hope you know, though, that I extend my love to you all and will continue to hold you in prayer.

The community of St. Augustine is a living thing created and loved by God and empowered by a big dose of the Holy Spirit. The mission of St. Augustine is always growing and changing and that is a wonderful thing. You are strong and nimble and have so much wisdom, spirit and vitality!

God is with us all as we journey forward…we can all count on that!

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. Sunday 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.
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.
Bishop-Elect Megan Traquair Visits St. Augustine
Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair visited St. Augustine on May 26th. She preached at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services.
Bishop-Elect Megan closed the services with a special blessing for Pastor Liz as she prepares to begin her new ministry at Faith Church in Cameron Park.
Official Notification

The diocese is pleased to share they they have received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and registrar of General Convent, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Megan Traquair has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.1 1.3.

The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair was elected Bishop on February 9th. President Bishop Curry will officiate at her June 29 th ordination and consecration service.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
11 a.m.
Mondavi Center
Davis, CA

The Reverend Canon Megan Traquair
will be ordained and consecrated
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

Official invitations and links to tickets can be found on the diocesan website.
Please check the diocesan website for information as it becomes available.
From our Bishop-Elect

Dear Friends in Christ,

Our relationship together in Christ has begun, and I rejoice in it. 

It is as if we are walking two parts of a converging road. We can recognize the same landmarks as we move forward, Shrove Tuesday with pancakes and fun, Ash Wednesday with repentance and ashes, and the long prayerful walk of Lent. Our paths will converge after Easter, starting in mid-May.

At that time I will start in the Diocesan office, and the following six weeks will be a time of intense learning. With Bishop Beisner sharing his wisdom and the skilled staff, I will become acquainted with the workings of the Diocese. All the while the preparation for the consecration will be ongoing - indeed it has already begun.

I look forward to joining our large Diocesan family, where I can hear your struggles and your joys - and you can hear some of mine as well! Our first two years together will be an intensive time of relationship building. We will discover how God is building us up in Christ together.

I am currently working hard to make sure that my current Bishop concludes his time with joy and that my new Bishop makes a strong beginning. Philip and I are working on our own steps of transition as well. At this time I cannot be responsive to you by email or phone calls. I want to be connected with you - but we have to let the transition process move through its various stages. For projects that really do need the input from the Bishop-Elect, Jacqi Seppi, in the Bishop’s office, will be the conduit, and she will forward urgent matters to me directly.
Meanwhile we both have good work to accomplish until our paths draw close in May and truly converge on June 29 th . Thank you for your warm welcome to me, and thanks for the good care you are taking of Bishop Beisner, his excellent staff, and each other.

“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, 
just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
Colossians 2:6

Faithfully in Christ,
The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair
Bishop-Elect
Diocese of Northern California  
 Join the Diocese as We Celebrate Bishop Barry

Our journey through this episcopal transition has carried us to the place where we intentionally and joyfully celebrate the ministry and gifts of Bishop Barry and his episcopate in this diocese.

We ask you now to send photos of your church, ministries and people, as well as cards, notes and stories about the way that Bishop Barry has blessed you during his time as a bishop to: communications@norcalepiscopal.org . Photos and notes will be included in a memory book for him. Please include the church city and name in the subject line.

The diocese is also giving Bishop Barry and Rev. Ann a trip to begin their life in retirement together. You may donate at https://goo.gl/DRQ1Me (or on www.norcalepiscopal.org, under “Online Giving.”) Donors will be recognized.
We honor Bishop Barry.

Join the diocese as we gather in three different events to honor Bishop Barry Beisner. These events are free. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend:  https://goo.gl/v6LkBi    
Friday, June 7 th , 5:30 - 8 p.m. 
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento 
Saturday, June 15 th , 1:30 - 4 p.m. 
All Saints, Redding 
For questions about these events, please visit the bishop search website.

O God, by your grace you have called us in this diocese to a goodly fellowship of faith. Bless our Bishop Barry, Bishop-elect Megan, other clergy and all your people. Grant that your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your Son, and grant that we show the power of your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


Adult Formation Classes

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, July 21 st . The classes are led by Fr. Tom.
Hosting Coffee Hour is Easy!

All of us enjoy Coffee Hour after church. However, we need more volunteers to sign up to provide snacks. It is easy! Find a partner to share the experience. Keep it simple.

Although occasionally those who host provide a generous offering, that is NOT the expectation. Snacks can be simple finger foods such as: cookies, crackers, cheese, chips, veggies, fruit . . . you get it. You will need about 100 pieces.

TIP: Check out the big box stores for large packages.

Come early to set up, stay late to clean up. You do not have to worry about coffee and tea as those are provided by the Hospitality Coffee person. Look for the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center. Thank you for volunteering. If you have questions, please contact Camille Grabowski at:

camillegrabowski@gmail.com
The Gathering Inn Hosting Program
On the second Wednesday of each month, St. Augustine hosts 70-plus homeless men, women and children, guests of The Gathering Inn, for a hot meal and a safe place to sleep.

The menu includes Jack Dillon's special barrel chicken, green salad, rice with chopped vegetables, rolls and homemade desserts. Volunteers begin working Wednesday afternoon to set up Canterbury Hall and the sanctuary and to prep the meal items.

After dinner, the guests watch a movie in the sanctuary. Families with children usually sleep in the Nursery or Sunday School rooms. Single men sleep in the sanctuary, while single women sleep in Canterbury Hall. Mats are provided by The Gathering Inn staff. The guests watch a movie in the sanctuary before they settle down for the night.
 
By 6 p.m., everything is ready for the guests who arrive by bus or van. They drop their bags and duffels in the Sunday School rooms and take a seat. After grace is said, guests line up to get their food which is dished out buffet-style by Church volunteers.

Guests are assigned tasks by The Gathering Inn monitors who accompany them. In the morning, guests serve themselves a granola bar and coffee and juice for the children. They clean the kitchen, sweep the floors, scrub the toilets and reset the sanctuary.

Around 5:30 a.m., a St. Augustine volunteer comes to check our facility and lock up. Everyone is gone by 6:30 a.m., and our Church is back to normal. You’d never even know anyone had been there!

What a fabulous outreach ministry. Over 30 Church members volunteer throughout the year to help with the work involved in serving our Gathering Inn guests. Volunteers are needed each second Wednesday of the month for meal preparation, set-up, serving and clean-up. Sign up at the Welcome Center to help with this ministry. The next hosting event is Wednesday, June 12 th . This is an amazing way to serve.

Rick and Janice Stenzel are in charge of this ministry. If you have questions, please contact Rick at rstenzel195658@yahoo.com or Janice at jstenzel195658@yahoo.com.
The Gathering Inn Donations
The Gathering Inn has a great need for underwear: both men's and women's. We are also in need of socks and High Energy detergent. Clothes for warmer weather are also needed.

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:
bsulc1@surewest.net

Thank you for your generosity!
Outreach Stampede

It has been a busy Spring for the Outreach Ministry. The Stampede fundraiser planning and the hard work of over 30 people really paid off. We sold 80 tickets and enjoyed a delicious barbecue, foot stomping Western music, and some brave folks even joined in the line dancing. Grand raffle prizes were won by the lucky, and delicious cakes were auctioned to top off the tasty dinner. 

The profit of $5,574 will be added to the present Outreach Funds to support Outreach Ministry projects:
  • A grant of $200 enabled the purchase of six sleeping bags for The Gathering Inn;
  • Additional grants of $500 were provided to Kairos Ministry for food and materials for the prison ministry weekend
  • A grant to Rise Against Hunger at the request of Lt. Colonel John Eccles in order to organize an event on Beale Air Force Base.
  • Grants of $500 each were made to Acres of Hope, which assists homeless women with children, and to Seniors First.
  • Proceeds from the Stampede will also be used to fund the ongoing Gathering Inn monthly dinners.

Many thanks to all who made this possible.

Camille Grabowski, Outreach Ministry Co-chair
...Photos by Fred Buhler
St. James Food Pantry Ministry

Thank you to all who have generously donated food to support the pantry. The pantry in Lincoln is low in supplies. They are distributing a good bit of food every week. The need is not diminishing, and they appear to have expanded their outreach into the community.

St. James is grateful, and we are responding with the specific items of food requested. Your continued support is appreciated and important. Food scarcity is a very real situation and 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.

Jim Quinney

Outreach Grant

Supports
Lighting for Literacy
Patrick Hill and Richard Bamanyisa transported the crate of solar lighting kits to Karrusandara, Uganda.
Two Rotary Clubs, South Placer in Rocklin and the Roseville Club and the Interact Club at Whitney High School provided funding for the solar lighting project. St. Augustine also participated financially and provided the support for gathering materials and helping the students to assemble each kit. Interact students at Whitney plus students at Adalente High School in Roseville also assembled the kits.

Christina Dyer helped to organize the Rotary Club of Roseville and the students at Adalente. Leif Ekberg, Gary Garnier, Ian Weston, Rick Lovin and Jim Quinney all participated with the students in preparing the material and shipping container.

Hill, of Team in Faith, identified the school in Uganda and organized the boots on the ground for final installation of the lights. There are roughly 140 residential students and faculty living together in dormitories without electricity. Having lights will greatly expand the time the students have for reading, and the teachers will have much more time to grade papers and prepare for each class.
Dorm Building
Dorm Room
Safe Church Workshops

Safe Church training is important for all Church leaders. The next opportunity to complete the Safeguarding God's Children and Safeguarding God's People is Saturday, October 12 th , 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Augustine Church.

As part of our denominational standards, all staff and volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults are required to complete training on the prevention of sexual abuse. Anyone with high access to children or vulnerable adults must complete the Safeguarding training, including Sunday School teachers and Lay Eucharistic Visitors. Please contact Fr. Tom with any questions. You may register by visiting the St. Augustine website:

staugustineepiscopal.com
Lunch with Pastor Maryellen
The Wednesday Lunch Group will not meet during the summer. The next gathering will be Wednesday, October 16 th at noon.

Please plan to join Pastor Maryellen 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.
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, Linda Peterson and Kathryn Jordan. 

Volunteers for Thursday, June 20 th are Jim and Stephanie Tilton and Jim and Carla Dolislager.

  Please contact Rob Shonk if you are interested in working in this important ministry:
robshonk1976@hotmail.com
 

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:

barbwoolmn@comcast.net
916-771-8830
Mother's Day Recognition
Lucas Diaz, Addie Arcuri and Ella Arcuri did an amazing job reading Psalm 23 at the Mother's Day service.
The Sunday School class handed out flowers to all of the women in the Church. It was a Special Mother's Day tribute.
Youth Group News & Updates
The FISH Youth Group, grades 6 - 12, is on break now. The group will begin meeting Sunday, September 8 th at 6 p.m.

FISH Calendar
September 8 th

September 15 th

September 29 th

October 6 th
Fall Kickoff

Discussion & Worship

Discussion & Worship

St. Francis Walk & Talk
Sunday School News

Melissa Lovin has decided to step down from being the Interim Sunday School Coordinator. She has enjoyed her second term in this position, but it needs more time than she can give at this time. Fr. Tom will coordinate emails and assistant teachers until the position is filled.

Natalie Cooper and Kara Diaz are doing a great job as the Lead Teachers each week, so it will continue on without any issues. Melissa did agree to stay on as the Nursery Coordinator, as requested by Pastor Liz, only because she is in the middle of hiring two new assistants for the nursery. Melissa will continue in this role until a new Children's Ministry Coordinator is hired.

At this time, Melissa has hired one Nursery Assistant and still has an interview left before hiring the second person. The new Nursery Assistants will be introduced in the July newsletter. These two will replace Emma when she heads off to UCLA in the fall. They will have several weeks to be with Emma for some cross-training. We have moved to a two-person paid Nursery Assistant due to the loss of many of our volunteer assistants. We need to always have two assistants in our nursery for the safety of our children. If you have any questions, please feel free to see Melissa or Fr. Tom.

Many thanks to Melissa for her years of service and her dedication to our Children's Ministry Program.
Come to Family Play Day at Margaret Azevedo Park, Sunday June 23 rd. Bring something to share and your own drinks.
Congratulations to Our 2019 Graduates
Congratulations to Madison Lovin, daughter of Rick and Melissa Lovin, Aidan Ekberg, son of Leif Ekberg and Christina Dyer, and Emma Andres, our Nursery Assistant. They all graduated from Rocklin High School.

Kudos to Amanda Kwok, who graduated with honors in Business Administration from Sonoma State University. Her parents are Reg and Linda Underwood.
Natalie and Kara will be the lead teachers, alternating each week. However, we still need assistant teachers. We currently have just a few teachers available for this role. Please contact Melissa Lovin if you would like to be a part of the children's program.

The responsibility of the assistant is: Arrive a few minutes early to help with any last-minute set-up; assist with activities and/or reading; encourage participation of the children; watch for the Nicene Creed in the sanctuary to let the lead teacher know there are eight minutes left of class; be sure the attendance sheets are accurate where the children sign in and assist in cleaning up the classroom afterwards. We also hope at some point, if an assistant is interested, that they will consider being a lead teacher when needed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Tom at the Children's Ministry email:

children@staugustineepiscopal.com




News from the Nursery

Our Nursery is a very active place, which is awesome. Please know that you are welcome to bring your child back into the nursery after communion, if you choose.

Please let Emma Andres, our Nursery Assistant, know you plan to do this so she is prepared. Our attendants do take turns for communion, but there is always someone in the Nursery.

As mentioned above, Melissa will continue as Nursery Coordinator until a new Children's Ministry Coordinator is hired. She is in the process of interviewing and hiring two new Nursery Assistants to replace Emma, who leaves for UCLA this fall. The new assistants will be introduced in the July newsletter.

We are currently seeking additional volunteer assistants to help Emma in the nursery each week. Please contact Melissa or Fr. Tom if you are interested:

children@staugustineepiscopal.com

IMPORTANT CAUTION ALERT REGARDING NURSERY DONATIONS!

Parents and members…it seems that folks have been leaving toys and games in the nursery. As much as they are appreciated, please check with Melissa Lovin, Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator, before leaving anything in the nursery.

All toys and games must be checked for the size of parts. Many times the parts are small and can be a great choking hazard to our little ones. We do not want any of our babies or toddlers to choke on a toy! Also, the toys or games must be cleaned and sanitized before they can become a part of the nursery collection.

Thank you for your generosity and for your attention to this important notice.

Please remember that any items that folks want to donate should come through Melissa first. Melissa can be reached at:

The Children's Choir performed during Bishop-Elect Megan's visit to St. Augustine.
Children's Choir

The Children's Choir will take a break during the summer. They will resume rehearsing and performing in the fall. The 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:

amyquinney@yahoo.com
or
916-257-2343


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 assisted with coffee hour on Mother's Day and for Bishop-Elect Megan Traquair's visit on May 26 th.

On June 30 th, the Daughters will hold a Service of Admission for Camille Grabowksi, Lyn Fuson, Barbara Woolman, Priscilla Kriner and Janet Dickens. This group completed five study sessions to become new members of the St. Augustine Chapter. Kathleen Quigley and Greer Nave were the facilitators.

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

joanneola@icloud.com




Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew holds its regular monthly meetings at 9 a.m. in Canterbury Hall the fourth Saturday 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 and the meeting," said Director Rob Shonk. If you have an interest in learning about the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, please contact Rob or Secretary John Redmond.

The Brotherhood continued National Service Day projects in May. John Eccles and John Redmond assisted John and Linda Bittman moving furniture in their residence. Wayne Hardage, Pierce Leavell and John Bittman helped Barbara Jean Harlowe move out of her storage unit and placing the items in her residence.

The Brotherhood met Saturday, May 18 th to continue making plans for their annual summer BBQ, which will take place Sunday, June 9th following the 10 a.m. service. See details below.

The next meeting will be Saturday, June 22 nd at 9 a.m. in the Sunday School room. If you have questions, please contact Director Rob Shonk or Secretary
John Redmond:

robshonk1976@hotmail.com
jcred40@gmail.com


Summer BBQ

The Brotherhood members are planning for their annual summer BBQ, which will be held June 9 th after the 10 a.m. service. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and chips. This is their fundraiser for the year, and there will be a free-will offering.



Prayer Shawl
Ministry
It is believed that the origin of the prayer shawl can be found in the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy in the Old Testament.  Moses wrote that God instructed him to have the men make tassels for the four corners of their cloaks to remember God’s commands. Some Christians believe that Jesus wore such a shawl and wish to follow His example.  

Wherever it started, there has been a growing interest in recent years to provide such shawls to people who need a visible sign of caring and comfort to face life’s more difficult challenges. Members of our ministry either knit or crochet the shawls with very soft, washable yarn that can be easily cared for and is very comfortable.  

The group gathers every second Monday of the month at the Church at 1:30 p.m. to work on our projects and enjoy each other’s company.  If you wish to request a shawl for someone, notify Pastor Liz, Pastor Maryellen or Greer Nave. 

Please contact Greer if you are interested in joining the ministry:

gnave@aol.com
Companion's Corner
Winds Of Change

With the leave-taking of Pastor Liz, we are undergoing the winds of change. In this state of flux, we join our country and the world. 

Change will bring both welcome and unwelcome circumstances, and remaining steady during strong winds requires patience and a great deal of steadfastness.

We will be called to adapt and yet maintain our steady pace. Our faith will enable us to do both. Change will help us continue to grow and flourish. St. Augustine has seen more changes than most other parish in the diocese and its resilience has been tested many times. 

Our source of resilience resides in two places: God and the love we have for one another. They will not fail us.

We were told we could not financially manage building a church, and we did it. Now we trust that the holy spirit and holy wind that has been at our backs will continue. God, Christ and the Holy Wind are to be trusted, my friends!

I would remind us of John 3:8:

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone (everything) born of the Spirit.”

June blessings,
Carole Peterson
June Birthdays
June 2
Elliana Titley
June 3
Fernando Sandoval
June 4
Amy Quinney
Camille Grabowski
June 7
Ashley Booker
June 8
Gersson Bran
Barbara Laughlin
June 10
Nathan Cochenour
June 11
Joan Cavanagh
June 12
Bill Rush
June 13
Jim Tilton
June 16
John Marum
June 19
Collin Cooper
Don Dearing
June 20
Janice Stenzel
Kristen Cichocki
June 21
Alice Doyle
June 24
Louise Weston
Nathaniel Garcia
June 25
Ralph Nave
June Meredith
Greg Cichocki
June 27
Joan Buckmaster
June 28
Reg Underwood
June 1
Rick & Melissa Lovin
June 6
Wayne & Karen Hardage
June 10
John & Laura Titley
June 17
Bill & Paulette Schloetter
June 20
Rich & Rhonda Wampler
June 21
Matt & Kara Diaz
John & Sarah Pat Carroz
June 25
Ian & Louise Weston
June 28
Steve & Sharon Mershon
John & Kathleen Quigley

Contact Information
Rector
The Rev. Liz Armstrong
916-201-3319
liz@staugustineepiscopal.com

Associate Priest
The Rev. Maryellen Garnier
916-409-5687
maryellengarnier@yahoo.com

Assistant Priest
The Rev. Tom Gartin
916-300-5980
tom@staugustineepiscopal.com

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
916-435-9552
email: staugustine@staugustineepiscopal.com
www.staugustineepiscopal.com
 
Volume 9 No. 6 June 2019