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Upcoming Events
JUL

23

SUN
Worship Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
This is a simple communion service without music, using Rite II.
Sunday School
9:50 AM to 10:40 AM
Nursery, toddler and elementary children meet each Sunday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. in Classroom 1.
Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This is a full Rite II service with communion and music.
JUL

24

MON
LivingRoom Conversations
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday School Classroom
JUL

27

THU
Church History Project Team Meeting
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday School Classroom
Alanon Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
St. Augustine Church - Sanctuary
JUL

30

SUN
Worship Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
This is a simple communion service without music, using Rite II.
Sunday School
9:50 AM to 10:40 AM
Nursery, toddler and elementary children meet each Sunday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. in Classroom 1.
Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This is a full Rite II service with communion and music.
AUG

01

TUE
Leader Team Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Canterbury Hall
AUG

03

THU
Church History Project Team Meeting
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday School Classroom
Alanon Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
St. Augustine Church - Sanctuary
AUG

06

SUN
Worship Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
This is a simple communion service without music, using Rite II.
Sunday School
9:50 AM to 10:40 AM
Nursery, toddler and elementary children meet each Sunday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. in Classroom 1.
Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This is a full Rite II service with communion and music.
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History/ Beliefs

Who We Are…

The Episcopal Church is part of 170 million Anglicans in 163 countries throughout the world. As a Church we hold to three core values: Scripture, Tradition, and Reason.

Scripture:  We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the Word of God and to contain all things necessary for salvation. As God’s Word to us, the Bible is the lens through which we view and evaluate all other claims to truth. The use of the Bible is an integral part of our worship, with readings and preaching taken from the Bible helping us to apply its teachings to our everyday lives.

Tradition: We believe that we are not Christians in isolation but are part of a living faith that spans 2000 years. The heart of our tradition is expressed through the Bible, the Creeds (statements of faith, written in the first centuries of the church’s existence), the Sacraments (the Lord’s Supper and Baptism), and the ordained ministry passed on by Christ to his Church.

Reason:  Each one of us, with God’s help, makes a decision about how we use tradition and Scripture in our lives. The gift of reason, as a complement to Scripture and tradition, leads us to identify, ask, and then seek answers to our own questions concerning our faith and to grow spiritually.

 

The Episcopal Church: The Episcopal Church maintains the traditions of the church through the use of the ancient rituals and sacraments of the Church and today the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and our statements of faith. Our worship may range from the very plain to the very splendid. We are an open and welcoming church, inviting everyone from the youngest to the oldest to be a part of our larger worshipping community. We strive to offer a moderate and inclusive approach to faith; and while the church presents clear, biblically-based teaching and guidance on most subjects, we also understand that there are some issues in life that can be experienced and interpreted in different ways by different people. Because of our diversity, we encourage respectful listening, dialogue rather than debate, and “unity in diversity” among our members as we seek to live faithful and fruitful lives.

The Anglican (Episcopal) tradition emerged in the 16th Century, during a turbulent period of reform in the English and European church. The Anglican reformers chose a “middle way” between Roman Catholicism and the various forms of Protestantism, which developed in Europe at that time.

Our Belief: We believe God’s love and grace are the rightful possession of all people. We believe that God best expressed His love and grace by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, to live among us in flesh and blood (the Incarnation.) As Episcopalians we believe that God’s love and grace are best expressed through Christ’s Body, the Church. We believe in the two “great” sacraments – Holy Baptism administered once to each person either in their infancy or later in life, and the Holy Eucharist (Communion.)

Although our members come from many different races and cultures and speak many different languages, we are unified by our belief in the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe that God offers unconditional love and eternal life to those who place their trust and faith in him and who strive to follow Christ’s teachings of compassion, justice, mercy, respect, and love towards others.

Worship: Our worship can be a challenge for those who are unfamiliar with it. We stand to praise the Lord, we stand or kneel for prayer, and we sit for instruction. The primary service is the presentation of our Lord’s last supper with his disciples, a service we call the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion). The service follows an order found in our worship book called the Book of Common Prayer, two-thirds of which is scriptural.

The Book of Common Prayer: The Book of Common Prayer (common does not mean ordinary but “available” to the common people) is our guide to worship and devotion used in our daily relationship with God. Because the Book of Common Prayer can be complicated even for life-long Episcopalians and can seem even more bewildering for visitors and new comers, many of our congregations use worship booklets that contain the Sunday service in a context that is easily accessible and understandable. Our current BCP, revised in 1979, was originally compiled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, in 1549.

 

St Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church

As a community of faith, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church was established as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California in October of 1998 in Rocklin California. Having met in a number of different locations over the years, St. Augustine moved into our first permanent building in December 2013.

            The people of St. Augustine’s believe that this is a “safe place for people seeking God.”  This is a diverse faith community who understand God’s call to live in peace with one another “respecting the dignity of every human being”(Book of Common Prayer; pg. 305.)

            The Mission of St. Augustine’s is, with God’s help:

·         To worship God.

·         To proclaim the Good News of God in Jesus Christ.

·         To reach out to our community and the world in service and education.

- See more at: http://www.staugustineepiscopal.com/page/our_history_and_beliefs#sthash.qEgKTwTr.dpuf

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