Looking Ahead
Saturday, October 5 th
St. Luc School (Haiti) Benefit
6 p.m.

Sunday, October 6 th
Blessing of the Animals
8 & 10 a.m. Services

Sunday, October 6 th
Leader Team
4 p.m.

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

Saturday, October 19 th
Deanery Convocation
St. Andrews Antelope
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, October 19 th
Halloween Tea (Sold Out)
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22 nd
Adult Formation Class
Part II: The Promised Child
12:30 & 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 31 st
Friday, November 1 st
All Saints Day

Thursday - Saturday
November 7 th , 8 th & 9 th
Diocesan Convention
McClellan Conference Center

Sunday, November 10 th
DOK Holiday Luncheon
Dottie Neil's Home
1:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 16 th
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Spaghetti Feed & Bingo Night
6 p.m.

Sunday, November 17 th
Town Hall
Canterbury Hall
Following the 10 a.m. service

Sunday, December 15 th
Winds of Faith Concert
St. Augustine Church
6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 24 th
Christmas Eve Service
Children's Pageant
3 p.m.
Traditional Christmas Eve Service
8 p.m.

 Ongoing Events
Choir Rehearsal
Sundays @ 9 a.m.

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

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

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

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

FISH Youth Group
Sunday @ 6 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
2 nd Monday @ 1:30 p.m.
Evening Centering Prayer
Monday @ 6:30 p.m.

Lunch with Pastor Maryellen
3 rd Wednesday @ 12 p.m.

The Gathering Inn Hosting
2 nd Wednesday @ 6 p.m.

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

Vestry Meeting
3 rd Thursday @ 7 p.m.

Noonday Centering Prayer
Friday @ 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
Episcopal 101
Adult Formation Classes
Episcopal 101
The Story of Abraham
Giving in Gratitude - Stewardship
Transition Update
Celebrate Octoberfest - OCTO-BRATS - Haiti Fundraiser
Halloween Tea
Coffee Hour Volunteer Opportunity
Altar Flowers
Outreach Ministry
The Gathering Inn Hosting Program
The Gathering Inn Donations
St. James Food Pantry
Blessing of the Animals
Safe Church Workshop
Lunch w/Pastor Maryellen
St. Vincent de Paul
Meal Train Ministry
FISH Youth Group
Sunday School News
News from the Nursery
Children's Choir
Daughters of the King
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Kairos 23
Companion's Corner
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Contact Information
From the Pastor

The changing of the season is upon us. Each year the verdant leaves of summer turn and fall, adorning our roads with gold and ruby hues. For a time these treasures will adorn our roads and paths, preparing the way for what comes next. It’s a good reminder that letting go can be beautiful. I wonder what we can learn from the world God has given us.

The prophet Isaiah reminds us that we are like the grass that eventually withers, like the flowers that eventually fade. We are like the leaves clinging to the branch—emerald, gold, and ruby—we are bright, beautiful, and temporary. What beauty or gift of grace have we prepared to leave behind?

I wonder also what we can learn about grace. When our burdens feel impossibly knotted up and tangled with our being, how can we find a path toward forgiveness? As we prepare our hearts for where God is leading us next, how can we free ourselves to follow? Be gentle with yourself. It can’t all get done at once. Learn to trust in grace and gentleness.

In each turning of the season, God reminds us that the world has been ordered by a neverending dance of change and transition. Of course it’s not always easy. In fact, it’s usually remarkably difficult, isn’t it? But there is beauty in following, and there is blessing to be found in what comes next.

Grace and peace to you from God our Maker,
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 Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. 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 offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at noon. We hope that you will join us and see how contemplation can enrich your own experience.

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, October 20 th . The classes are led by Fr. Tom.
Fall Classes
The Story of Abraham
What does it mean to be chosen by God? What does it mean to be obedient or righteous? What is the hope of faith? Learn the strange story of God's covenant with a man called Abraham.

Part II: The Promised Child
Tuesday, October 22 nd
12:30 and 7 p.m.

Part III: Old and Full of Years
Tuesday, November 12 th
12:30 and 7 p.m.

Giving in Gratitude

Thank you!

St. Augustine is an important resource to our wider community. Through the hospitality we share each month with our unhoused neighbors, the meals we pack for our neighbors who are far across the world, through the sacraments we share together, and the many ways we open doorways to encounters with God for people of all ages, this parish is an active and valuable part of the Jesus Movement in Rocklin and the surrounding areas.

Your support for this ministry during our stewardship season has been tremendous, and it’s exciting to see what can happen when we all come together. Our budget relies on pledging, and whether this was your first or your fiftieth, I know it can be a stretch to include the Church in your financial plan. So thank you for partnering with us in making sure that St. Augustine can continue to thrive and serve our community.
Grace and peace,
St. Augustine in Transition
Profile Committee Update
October 2019
  • To develop a Parish Profile that tells the story of St. Augustine
  • To encourage as much parish participation as possible in this process
  • To host gatherings and launch activities to gather input from parish members
  • To celebrate our gifts and identify the needs and challenges of our parish
  • To ground our work in the Holy Spirit
  • To seek our next chapter in the eyes of God

After the Parish Profile is written, it will go to the Vestry and the Diocese for proper approval. The Diocese will then publish our Parish Profile online so perspective applicants can access and submit applications .

  • The Profile Committee has been meeting regularly (Monday evenings at 5:30) since the middle of September.
  • The Profile Committee has launched a variety of activities so that parish members can share their thoughts and dreams for St. Augustine.
  • Living Room Conversations: This is an opportunity for parish members to gather in Committee member homes (small groups of 10) to share thoughts about Who Are We? Sign up at the Welcome Center.
  • Questions of the Day: Watch for this interactive activity at the end of the service (October 13th & 27th).
  • Survey: The survey will be launched October 11th and will be available online or in print. The questions will focus on what we want to see in a new rector!
  • SWOT Sunday: Share you ideas about our Strength/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats after the October 20th service. Easels will be set up in Canterbury Hall to record your thoughts.
  • Town Hall Gathering: To be held Sunday, November 17th immediately following the 10 o’clock service. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will be available. The Profile Committee will provide more opportunities for members to share their thoughts and ideas. The Committee will also share the results of members’ input.

Transition Prayer

Prayer is at the center of our Transition Process. The Transition Prayer below grounds us in the Holy Spirit and guides our work as we prepare a document which reflects the spirit, the strengths , the challenges and the hopes and dreams of St. Augustine Church.

Lord of all, we give thanks for what you have done as we listen to hear what you are calling us to be and do. We pray for our priests, Tom and Maryellen, our Vestry, and the person who will answer our call. We humbly ask for the wisdom and patience this process involves. Keep the eyes of our souls open and the ears of our hearts tuned to you. We ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
St. Luc School (Haiti) Benefit Dinner
Saturday, October 5 th
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun Oktoberfest evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. A live band will be playing your favorites from the '60s,
'70 and '80s. Extremely casual dining!

The menu includes bratwurst (hot dogs for kids), sauerkraut or coleslaw, German potato salad, chips, buns, all the fixins' and dessert.

The Haiti Team is working on some amazing and fun raffle items. This promises to be a very relaxed and fun evening. All proceeds go to support our ministry at St. Luc School in Haiti.

Adult tickets are $30 and children (seven and under) are $10. Call the Church and reserve a nursery spot, if needed. Cash bar will be available.

Haiti Partnership – St. Luc School - Thomassique, Haiti

St. Augustine Church began a partnership with St. Luc Episcopal School in April of 2016, beginning with a trip there to make our first connections and to begin building relationships. The Haiti Partnership is a long-standing program that connects Episcopal Churches and Schools in the United States with Episcopal schools in Haiti, supporting their educational programs and goals.

Our combined efforts so far have supplied uniforms and tuition for the over 100 students at St. Luc, teacher salaries and training, clean water on site and a daily meal for students. We were also able to help partner in the purchase of a lot adjacent to St. Luc to allow for expansion of the school. The St. Augustine Team has also created a non-profit (HEAD, Inc – Haiti Education and Development) in order to broaden fundraising options.

Please join our Haiti Partnership Team on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. for our monthly meeting. All are invited to come and hear about our Partnership goals and plans! 
Halloween Church Tea!    
The St. Augustine Biannual Church Tea will be held Saturday, October 19 th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Church. Tickets are sold out. The Committee is looking forward to a wonderful afternoon of fun, food and friends.

This year, the event is a traditional English tea with a Halloween theme. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. There will be lovely door prizes and, back by popular demand, Christine Hohmann and her mother telling scary “Ghost Stories."
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:

Altar Flowers

We are now ordering fresh flowers for the altar from the Rocklin Flower Shop on the corner of Stanford Ranch and Park Drive. If you wish to donate for altar flowers, please sign your name and the occasion (thanksgivings, memorial, anniversary, birthdays, etc.) on the sign-up sheet in the display rack near the office.

Please make checks payable to St. Augustine for $40 with ‘Altar Flowers’ in the memo line. Names of those giving flowers for special occasions will be acknowledged in the bulletin on the appropriate date.
Thank you.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ginny Dearing at:


Outreach Ministry

In the spirit of our Church tradition, the mission of Outreach Ministry is to love others as God loves us. We do this by serving those in need and inviting others into transformational experiences of serving.

These are a few of the Outreach Ministry projects where you can make a difference:
The Gathering Inn Hosting Program
Outreach Ministry continues to need volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up at the monthly dinner we provide to The Gathering Inn guests who join us on the second Wednesday of every month. No experience is necessary! The Gathering Inn is the only homeless shelter in South Placer County and the only one that takes families. Join us as we extend to them a St. Augustine welcome. www.thegatheringinn.com
St. James Food Pantry
Sometimes it is hard to imagine, but food insecurity is still an issue right here in our community. The St. James Food Pantry assists local residents by offering basic food items like beans, rice, tortillas and canned goods. Please drop off your donations in the grocery cart, and they will be delivered to the pantry.
Rise Against Hunger Meal-Packing Events
SAVE THE DATES: January 24 th and January 25 th will be the next Rise Against Hunger meal-packing events at St. Augustine. Did you know that you can feed a child for ONE FULL SCHOOL YEAR for only $75!
Join the Outreach Ministry Team
Interested in serving others in a proactive way? Consider joining our Outreach Ministry Team. We meet the first Sunday of the month after the 10 a.m. service. All are welcome to attend. Our next meeting is October 6 th at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Camille Grabowski at:


The Gathering Inn Hosting Program

Are you looking for a way to serve? Sign up at the Welcome Center to help with this ministry. This is an amazing way to volunteer. The next dinner is Wednesday, October 9 th.

The Gathering Inn Hosting Program is 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. Over 70 guests arrive each second Wednesday of the month 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 meals.

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 would never even know anyone had been there!

Rick and Janice Stenzel are in charge of this ministry. If you have questions, please contact Rick or Janice at:

The Gathering Inn Donations
The Gathering Inn is asking for women's underwear sizes 6,7 & 8 and men's underwear sizes medium and large. There is also a need for men's and women's razors.

In addition, TGI continues to need High Energy detergent as well as bleach, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, fitted twin sheets and gently used pillows. TGI is also accepting women's jeans sizes 2-8 or juniors size 11.

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 deliver donations, please contact Beth at:

Thank you for your generosity!
Men's Razors
High Energy Detergent
Women's Razors
Blessing of the Animals
Tails will wag and noses will bump when Father Tom blesses the pets of our congregation on Sunday, October 6 th at the 8 and 10 a.m. services.

All pets will receive a blessing, but we always seem to have a preponderance of dogs. Cats come in a close second, usually depicted on cell phones tenderly brought forward by their masters.

In the past, we have had some unique offering - hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, snakes, turtles, toy plastic dinosaurs and even a horse.

What a delightful way to acknowledge the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals!
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 have expanded their outreach into the community.

Thank you for the rice, raw pinto beans, tortillas, canned chicken/tuna and cereal. We can also use healthy fruit cup snacks or drinks with moderate sugar would also be very helpful. Other items are appreciated as well.

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.

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

Jim Quinney

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

Lunch with Pastor Maryellen
Welcome back, Pastor Maryellen!

The Wednesday Lunch Group resumes meeting the third Wednesday of the month.

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.

The next Wednesday Lunch Group will meet Wednesday, October 16 th at noon.
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, October 17 th are Kathryn Jordan, Catherine Beckman and guest.

  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:


Youth Group News & Updates
The FISH Youth Group, grades 6 - 12, meet for fellowship and spiritual formation throughout the year. Our next gathering will be in October. Dates and activities will be announced.
Connect With Us!
Make sure you are getting all of the information about Sunday School as we are moving over to Shutterfly, where we can communicate and safely share photos at:

The Sunday School teachers and children are busy having fun and learning about many new concepts.

We have officially wrapped up our SPARKS curriculum and will now be following the weekly Gospel for our Sunday themes. We will read a kid- friendly version of the Gospel from our SPARKS children's Bibles, have a discussion about the story and do several interactive projects, games and music. We've already had a few weeks of this "new" style, and the kids have been loving it. 

Our Lost and Found lesson was enjoyed by all. The children were split into two groups and had to draw 99 sheep. They dipped Vaseline-covered noses into cotton balls, walked across the room and transferred them onto a sheep and played shepherd and sheep (tag if you will). 

Last week, with rich man and Lazarus, we drew the story version using the "traded places" several times, having our peers make additions to our drawings. We were also very busy making dessert for the Gathering Inn guests. We made five no bake pumpkin cheesecakes. This was a way for our students to volunteer without adding another thing to their busy week. 

We are looking forward to wearing our costumes and celebrating Halloween together on October 27 th . Sending a Big Thank You to Jim Quinney for subbing while both Kara and Natalie were out of town!  

Thank you for your continued support of our program!

Kara and Natalie 

If you need more information, please contact Natalie Cooper or Kara Diaz at:

Isabella Carruth, Carter Cooper, Elliana, Everett, William
Sheep Tag!
William, Caleb Diaz

Making no bake pumpkin cheesecake for The Gathering Inn guests.
Elliana, Brandon Marshall, Carter Cooper, Caleb Diaz

News from the Nursery

Jordan Craft and Siena Giampaoli are the Nursery Attendants.

Our Nursery is a very active place, which is awesome. Please know you are welcome to bring your child back into the nursery after communion if you choose. Please let our Nursery Assistants know if you plan to do this so they are prepared. Our attendants do take turns for communion, but there is always someone in the Nursery.

Please contact Kathy Dillon or Fr. Tom if you have questions:


Emberly Briar Kingfisher was baptized into the Kingdom of Heaven Sunday, September 29 th . Her parents are Austin and Megan Kingfisher. Britney Marquez and Bryce Saint-Vincent are Emberly's godparents. Her grandparents are Lori and Ian Hardage, Rob and Sandy Jessell, James and Becky Kingfisher and Gayla Crow. Wayne and Karen Hardage, Bob and Sue Jessell and Rosie Bullis are Emberly's great-grandparents. Emberly just turned six months old. Eighteen friends and family members gathered to celebrate Emberly's baptism. We welcome Emberly into the St. Augustine family.

What is Baptism?
In the Episcopal Church, as in most other Christian denominations, Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church and heirs of the Kingdom of God. Water is used in the administration of Baptism as the outward and visible sign in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Holy Trinity.

The inward and spiritual grace in Baptism is union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the Church, forgiveness of sins and new life in the Holy Spirit (signified by the administration of a holy oil called Chrism). As we make the Baptismal Covenant, or renew it, we are required to renounce Satan, repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Infants and adults alike can be baptized in the Episcopal Church. Infants are baptized so that they can share citizenship in the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption by God. Promises are made for them by their parents and sponsors, who guarantee that the infants will be brought up within the Church, to know Christ and be able to follow him.

(from The Book of Common Prayer , p. 858)
The Children's Choir singing "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus."
Children's Choir

The Children's Choir rehearsals follow the 10 a.m. service, concluding by noon. Rehearsals take place on the first and third Sundays.

The choir sings periodically during the 10 a.m. service throughout the school year. All children from kindergarten through 5 th grade are welcome.

We are looking for more children to share their enthusiastic voices in the awesome Children's Choir. Give it a try!

Questions? Contact Amy Quinney at:


Daughters of the King

The St. Augustine Chapter of Daughters of the King meets in the Sunday School room the second Sunday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The next meeting of our Mother Teresa chapter is Sunday, October 13 th. Bishop Megan’s message will be shared, along with the new Strategic Plan, introduced at the Provence VIII Assembly held at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park. All women are invited.

Recent program themes included “Random Acts of Kindness” (August) and “Attitude of Gratitude” for National Gratitude Day (September 21 st ).

Future programs include a potluck luncheon in November at Dottie Neil’s home, a “surprise speaker” for December, and Christine Hohmann and her mother, storytellers, in January.

For more information, please contact Carol Ann Hackley, DOK president at:

Province VIII Assembly
Thirteen St. Augustine DOK members participated in the Province VIII Assembly , September 20 th & 21 st at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park. 

The two-day jam-packed program included a message from Diocese of Northern California Bishop Megan Traquair and a welcome address by National President Krisita Jackson.

Retired Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was the keynote speaker. Over 150 participants included Daughters from California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Illinois, Nevada and Maryland.
Joanne McCormack
Dottie Neil
Barbara Sawyer
Camille Grabowski 
Sharon Mershon
Carol Ann Hackley
Jeanne Rochelle
Janet Dickens

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 youth are welcome and encouraged to attend a meeting. The next Brotherhood meeting will be held October 26 th, 9 a.m. in the Sunday School room.

The Brotherhood is also planning its second Spaghetti Feed/Bingo Night, which will be held Saturday, November 16 th. Join the Brothers for a fun evening of dinner, bingo and raffle prizes.

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. Rob Shonk is the Director. If you would like to learn more about the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, please contact Rob or Secretary John Redmond:

Brotherhood of St. Andrew Men's Conference

The St. Augustine Brotherhood chapter sponsored a second Episcopal Men's Conference at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, on Saturday September 21 st. The
Conference had several great speakers and engaging topics.

Leading off the conference was Father Richard Yale of St. John’s Chico, who spoke about assisting the victims of the Camp Fire and the numerous other wildfire victims. Jack Dillon spoke on Kairos Prison Ministries and Rev. Tim Lane of the Union Gospel Mission on the homeless situation in Sacramento. Bob Dearing introduced Gordon Jackson who discussed human trafficking.

Following lunch, Tom Welch, Executive Director of the National Brotherhood, spoke about Brotherhood Ministry in the Digital Technology Age. Fred Buhler introduced Deacon Gary Brown, Emmanuel Grass Valley, who shared about the travels and travails of those who have served in the military and how to offer assistance. Jack Hanstein, Senior Vice President of the National Brotherhood, spoke about the history and the future of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Fr. Michael Kerrick, St. Clements Rancho Cordova, was the Celebrant for Holy Eucharist, assisted by Deacon Gary Brown. Pierce Leavell served as the Spiritual Advisor. Extra food from breakfast and lunch was donated to The Roseville Gathering Inn’s dinner that evening. 
Tom Welch,
National President
Gordon Jackson
Human Trafficking
Bob Deering
St. Augustine
Deacon Gary Brown
Emmanuel Grass Valley
Jack Hanstein,
National Senior
Vice President
Jack Dillon
St. Augustine
Rob Shonk
Director, St. Augustine Chapter

Prayer Shawl
The dedicated group who knit and crochet our prayer shawls consider it a privilege to share their talents making these garments of comfort and compassion.  Patterns and yarn are available to our members.

Some choose to do all their knitting/crocheting at home, and some enjoy coming to our monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Church.  The next gathering will be Monday, October 14 th .

Please contact Greer Nave if you are interested in giving a shawl to someone or joining the group:

Kairos 23 - Prison Ministry

Jack Dillon and Steve Mershon, along with a team of Christian men from different denominations, are preparing for Kairos 23. The four-day event will be held on October 3 rd - 6 th at Folsom Prison. You are invited to help in one or all of the following ways: prayer, cookies, paper hands, letters and financial support. Cookie recipes and tri-fold flyers are available at the Welcome Center.
For more information, please contact Jack Dillon or Steve Mershon at:



Companion's Corner

A Healer Speaks...
Jay Howington is a Georgian neurosurgeon specializing in brain surgery. He was the writer for the month of June for the Forward Movement daily lessons. I would like to share one of his powerful lessons with you:

“The encounter between Jesus and the Gerasene demoniac means a lot to me. I see myself in this man—not that I run around naked among the tombs, but I have let other forces sway me. No matter what I did, or whatever steps I took to change things, I would 'be driven by the demon into the wilds.'

"When I finally found myself figuratively naked and afraid—with nowhere to look but to the One who was reaching out toward me - things changed. The grace I experienced shook me to my core, igniting a transformative process of sanctification in my life. I am far from perfect, but like that man Jesus heals among the tombs, I am - thanks be to God - clothed, in my right mind, and sitting at the feet of Jesus.”

Thank you, Dr. Howington.

August blessings, dear friends,
Carole Peterson

Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
Luke 8:35

October 1
Lana Gartin
Rick Lovin
October 4
Bobbie McBride
October 6
Ron Harton
October 13
Maryellen Garnier
Dottie Neil
Mary Woods
October 16
Phyllis Belben
October 17
Nolan Ekberg
October 18
Priscilla Kriner
October 21
Gene Upton
October 22
Kara Diaz
October 23
Mike Lloyd
October 25
Everett Titley
October 26
Fred Keiller
October 29
Sheridan Brown
Celestine Villa
October 30
Carlton Allen


October 9
Carlton & Reese Allen
John & Linda Bittman
October 10
Ken & Vicki Cichocki
October 17
Jeremy & Katie Schmidt
October 24
Art & Camille Grabowski

Contact Information

Lead Pastor
The Rev. Tom Gartin

Associate Priest
The Rev. Maryellen Garnier

Please contact the Church Office or Fr. Tom for pastoral emergencies.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal
A Safe Place for People Seeking God
1800 Wildcat Boulevard
Rocklin, CA 95765
email: staugustine@staugustineepiscopal.com
Volume 9 No. 10 October 2019