Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 7 th
5:30 p.m.
Gratitude Dinner

Sunday, September 8 th
Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 8 th
4 p.m.
Leader Team

Sunday, September 8 th
FISH Kickoff

Friday & Saturday,
September 20 th & 21 st
DOK Province VIII Retreat
Faith Episcopal Church
Cameron Park

Saturday, September 20 th
Episcopal Men's Conference
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Trinity Cathedral Sacramento
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 23 rd
First Day of Fall

Sunday, September 29 th
Gratitude Sunday
8 & 10 a.m. Services

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

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
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, October 31 st

Friday, November 1 st
All Saints Day

Friday, November 7 th , 8 th & 9 th
Diocesan Convention
McClellan Conference Center

Sunday, November 10 th
DOK Holiday Luncheon
At Dottie Neil's Home

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

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

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

 Ongoing Events
Choir Rehearsal
Sundays @ 9 a.m.
Beginning September 8 th

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.
Will resume September 8 th

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 October 16 th

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
Episcopal 101
Fall Classes ~ The Story of Abraham
Giving in Gratitude ~ Fall Stewardship
Gathering in Gratitude ~ Hosted Dinner
Transition Update
Church Tea
Coffee Hour Volunteer Opportunity
Altar Flowers
The Gathering Inn Hosting Program
The Gathering Inn Donations
Outreach Ministry
Blessing of the Animals
St. James Food Pantry
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
Companion's Corner
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Contact Information
From the Pastor

A few years ago I got to be part of a home blessing. A family in my congregation had just moved into a new house, and after a few weeks to unpack boxes and add some personal touches, they invited our rector and members of the parish to bless this new home. We began in the heart of the house with the living room and kitchen, and moved from room to room, from the front door to the garage, leaving no square foot unattended by our prayers for God’s blessing.
It’s a big change coming into a new space, trying to answer the question Can I feel at home here? Sometimes these new beginnings are bursting the joy, and sometimes they are strained by anxiety and unease. Yet always we are called onward into the new. And over the course of our years, road by road, room by room, each new dwelling is a place Christ has gone ahead to prepare for you.
As we walked through that family’s home in small town Georgia, I was thinking about the apartment I’d just moved into, the new office I had just inherited with a new job, and the uncertainty of where my path might take me next. I hadn’t had a priest bless any of that. I felt too unsettled and unable to put down roots. But whether we’ve found our place to stay or we’re just passing through, I’ve discovered that each place can be a home for the time we are there.
So whoever you are, however your journey has been, wherever you may go next, let’s rejoice in the present that we share together. Let’s encourage and support one another in love and prayer. Let’s comfort the afflicted and raise a glass with the joyful. Let’s ask God to renew our hearts and know each day as a new homecoming where we may dwell together in love and unity.
In Christ,
Fr. Tom+
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 during the school year at 6 p.m. for formation and worship. They will resume meeting September 8 th.
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. 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, September 18 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 I: In Pursuit of Peace
Tuesday, September 24 th
12:30 and 7 p.m.

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

September 7 th

5:30 p.m.
Thank you...
When Canon Andrea was here with us in August, she talked about how we can remember the saints we’ve received our faith from and invited us to name them during our prayers. I have my own list of names, including some people you may know and many you probably don’t. How many hours could we spend together talking about all of the people we might name - grandparents, teachers, mentors, pastors and friends. How wide would our smiles be as we reflect on the gifts we received from so many blessed companions in our lifetimes.
On Saturday, September 7 th, your vestry is hosting a dinner to celebrate the community we’ve made together at St. Augustine. We’ll have a chance to share food and conversation, and to celebrate the ministries we’re engaged in. We can celebrate the vibrant programs for kids, the gifts we give internationally through meal packing events and our Haiti partnership, the opportunities for renewal and support that come with Al-Anon and Centering Prayer, hosting Rotary trainings, Safe Church workshop s, The Gathering Inn Dinners and even polling on election days. This community has so much to celebrate!
Please join me in prayer as we look at all God is doing in, among and through us. We are part of that great relay race, passing on the faith from generation to generation, and neighbor to neighbor. May Christ fill our hearts with gratitude, our mouths with the words to express it, and order our steps to carry it forward in faith.
With love,
Fr. Tom+
Many hearts fill our Church with love!

Gathering in Gratitude
Fall Stewardship Kickoff

Please join us on Saturday, September 7 th  at 5:30 p.m. for a wonderful dinner, fellowship and sharing about our Church community life. The Vestry is hosting this event. Children of all ages are invited to join their families at this dinner. Please let us know if you need childcare.
The Vestry will share with parish members information necessary for all of us to do our part in being good stewards for St. Augustine. We will take a look back at the year in review and also a look toward the future.
Mark your calendars for this event. Plan to be an important part of the future of St. Augustine.
Transition Update

As we know, St. Augustine Church is in transition. Pastor Liz has accepted a new call, and we are now preparing ourselves for the search for a new rector.
Canon Andrea McMillin, Canon to the Ordinary, will work closely with the Interim Team, the Profile Team and the Applicant and Review Team through the transition process as we develop our Parish Profile and with our eventual work in reviewing applicants.

This is an exciting time, and each Team will maintain transparency throughout the process…to that end you will receive regular updates through a variety of sources, including the Canterbury Tales, Church Bulletin, mailings, website and church announcements.

  •    Bid a fond farewell to Pastor Liz
  • Consulted with Canon Andrea McMillin, Canon to the Ordinary and Bishop Megan
  • Established an Interim Team:
The Rev. Tom Gartin, Assistant Rector
The Rev. Maryellen Garnier, Associate Rector
Kathy Dillon, Senior Warden
Chris Deering, Junior Warden
Bob Deering, Treasurer 
  • Profile Team selected by Vestry – this Team is responsible for writing Parish Profile:
Peggy Doyle, Chair
Carole Peterson, Chaplain
Kathleen Quigley
Joan Howe
Fred Buhler
Jeanne Rochelle
Reese Allen
Camille Grabowski
Sarah Eccles
  • Held information session to explain the Transition Process with Canon Andrea following the August 18th church service

Moving Forward We Will…
  • Continue our regular church programs and worship opportunities with the Interim Team working closely to maintain continuity
  • Launch our fall stewardship program – Gathering in Gratitude
  • Consult with Canon Andrea on September 11th to develop protocols for the Profile Team
  • Host parish gatherings to celebrate our gifts and identify the needs and challenges of our congregation
  • Continue monitoring & reporting financial status
  • Our Interim Team will continue to provide continuity in our programs and worship opportunities, with Fr. Tom serving as our primary priest. 
  • We will hold this process in prayer.
Mark Your Calendars – Saturday, October 19 th

Church Tea!  

Invite Your Girlfriends, Neighbors and Relatives
Last Year Three Generations Attended

J oin us for our biannual Church Tea, Saturday, October 19 th , 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 8 th . The Tea will be held at St. Augustine. The tickets are $25 each with proceeds benefiting the Church aesthetics projects.
This year, the event is a traditional English tea with a Halloween theme. There will be lovely door prizes and, back by popular demand, Christine Hohmann and her mother telling scary “Ghost Stories.”

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Linda Bittman at:

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:


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, September 11 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 continues to need for High Energy detergent as well as bleach, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, fitted twin sheets and gently used pillows. TGI is also accepting men's undershirts (T-shirts and tank tops), men's shorts, women's jeans sizes 2-8 or juniors size 11 and women's summer shorts.

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!
Gently Used Towels
Men's T-shirts
High Energy Detergent
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 others.

 The Center at St. Matthew’s is a thriving Mission Church in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento which has a bilingual Episcopal mission congregation at its heart. Utilizing non-profit partners, it primarily serves this refugee and asylum seeker community’s needs, including a food bank operated by River City Food Bank, ESL classes taught onsite in portables through Highland Community Charter School, and pre-school provided by Let the Children Come. Your donations have allowed the Outreach Ministry to donate $2000 toward this worthy organization.

As part of our ongoing support to Acres of Hope, a healthy living program for homeless women with children, Chef Jack Dillon (with assistance of sous chefs Camille Grabowski and Barbara Sawyer), cooked up some of that famous barrel chicken and made Acres of Hope’s annual barbecue a hit again this year.
Interested in serving others in a proactive way? Consider joining our team. Our team meets the first Sunday of the month after the 10 a.m. service. All are welcome to attend.
St. Luc School (Haiti) Benefit Dinner
Saturday, October 5 th
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun October 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, 70s and 80s.

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.

St. Augustine began a partnership with St. Luc Episcopal School in April of 2016 with a trip there to make our first connections and to begin building relationships.

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! 


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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
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, September 19 th are Jack Dillon, Steve Broce 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:

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
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. During the month of August, they learned about prayer. They talked about different things they can pray about, they made prayer bracelets, and they filled out a prayer plan. The students also learned that they are called upon to pray for EVERYONE, and they can pray anywhere at any time.  

The teachers are looking forward to inviting the parents of the Sunday School program to volunteer as the assistant once every six weeks. Sign-ups are available through our Shutterfly page under volunteer. Any member of the congregation who is interested in being an assistant is also asked to sign up on the substitute list.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our church youth!  

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

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:

Children's Choir

The Children's Choir rehearsals resumed August 18 th following the 10 a.m. service, concluding by noon. Rehearsals will take place on the first and third Sundays (September 1 st and 15 th).

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

We are looking for more children to share their enthusiastic voices in the awesome Children's Choir.

Questions? Contact Amy Quinney at:


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.

New officers were elected at the August 11 th meeting. Carol Ann Hackley is our new president; Deidre Shonk, vice president; Barbara Woolman, secretary; and Sharon Mershon, treasurer. They were were installed by Fr. Tom at the August 18 th church service.

The theme for the September 8 th DOK meeting will be “Attitude of Gratitude,” in preparation for National Gratitude Day (September 21 st).

“In the wake of recent attacks in Gilroy, Dayton and El Paso, there is a human need to do something. Random Acts of Kindness are positive actions done without thought of recognition or acknowledgement. Like the ‘pebble in the stream,’ they create concentric circles of good deeds,” said Carol Ann. 

DOK members were encouraged to report back on Random Acts of Kindness at the September 8 th meeting, perhaps giving others ideas to pass it on.

Province VIII, which covers the western states, will host a two-day retreat September 20 th and 21 st at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park. Former Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefforts Schori will be the keynote speaker on Saturday.

Joanne McCormack, our former president, is also the president the Diocese of Northern California. Member Penny Hart is vice president. There are currently 19 DOK chapters in the Diocese of Northern California. A 20 th chapter will be instituted at Incarnation in Santa Rosa in September. The Diocese of Northern California is part of Province VIII, which includes eight western states.

The next meeting for the St. Augustine chapter is Sunday, September 8 th.

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


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.

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.

The Brotherhood is preparing for its second Episcopal Men’s Conference, which will be held at Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento on September 21 st 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brotherhood Executive Director Tom Welch and Vice President Jack Hanstein will be in attendance. Tom Welch will be the guest speaker and will speak on men's ministry in the digital age. Parking is $5 at the garage across the street from the cathedral.

Topics include:
  • Serving our Veterans: How can we assist those who have served our country?
  • Men and Social Action Panel: Combating Human Trafficking; Helping the Homeless; Kairos Prison Ministries - Serving Those in Prison
  • Camp Fire Update: How can we help?
  • Brotherhood of St. Andrew: Who we are and what we do?

The Conference is open to all men and youth. Registration is $20, and includes Continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Rob Shonk.

The Brotherhood is also planning its second Spaghetti Feed/Bingo Night, which will be held Saturday, November 16 th .

The next Brotherhood meeting will be held September 28 th , 9 a.m. in the Sunday School room.

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.  

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

Companion's Corner
Little did I know in August what was to follow as I wrote about my concern for our national discourse. Gilroy, Dayton and El Paso followed in short order. 

I want to share a declaration of faith from our Jewish friends called Sh’ma. Observant Jews consider the Sh’ma to be the most important part of the prayer service in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation is a mitzvah (religious commandment). It offers some antidote to the national discourse and actions of late.

“Loving life and its mysterious source with all our heart and with all our spirit, all our senses and strength,

We take upon ourselves and into ourselves these promises:

To care for the earth and those who live upon it,
to pursue justice and peace, to love kindness and compassion.

We will teach this to our children throughout the passage of the day —
as we dwell in our homes and as we go on our journeys, from the time
we rise until we fall asleep.

And may our actions be faithful to our words that our children’s children may live to know:

Truth and kindness have embraced, peace and justice have kissed and are one.”

(From The Book Of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers For Daily Life, The Sabbath And The New Moon Festival by Marcia Falk)

May we find both solace and courage in this prayerful dedication.

Carole Peterson

I will guide you and teach you the way you should go.
I will give you good advice and watch over you with love. 
Psalm 32:8 NIRV
September Birthdays
September 3
Michael Lafarge
September 6
Dan Dorr
September 7
Kelly Bran
September 8
Jack Dillon
September 17
Greg Postulka
September 18
Gary Garnier
September 21
Kalie Geiger
Chelsea Bran
September 25
Kathryn Jordan
Linda Bittman
September 27
Brian Arcuri
September 29
Susan Landolt
Eizabeth Schooss

September Anniversaries
September 5
Bob & Chris Deering
Don & Ginny Dearing
September 7
Willie & Nicole Johnson
September 8
John & Susan Ronan
September 14
Greg & Sara Postulka
September 16
Gersson & Kelly Bran
September 30
Michael & Emily Buck

Contact Information

Assistant Rector
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. 9 September 2019