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Date: April 11, 2017

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       (events which have the Nursery open are noted)
Tuesday, April 11…
  7:30 pm Holy Eucharist + Healing Service (Nursery)
Wednesday, April 12…
  No Wednesday evening programs
Maundy Thursday, April 13…
  6:30 pm Children & families Maundy Thursday Experience
  7:30 pm Maundy Thursday service (Nursery)
  9:30 pm All-night Prayer Vigil
Good Friday, April 14…  Church office closed
  9:00 am Morning Prayer
  12:00 pm Outdoor Stations of the Cross
  6:30 pm Indoor Stations of the Cross
  7:30 pm Good Friday service (Nursery)
Holy Saturday, April 15…
  10:00 am Proper Liturgy
  7:30 pm Great Vigil of Easter + Baptism (Nursery)
Easter Day, April 16…  
  7:00 am NOTE TIME – Outdoor Sunrise Eucharist with
                  Jubilate Choir (rain or shine)
  8:00 am Breakfast
  9:00 am Holy Eucharist (Nursery) with Choristers Choir,
                   Reception follows
  10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt; No Church School
  11:15 am Holy Eucharist (Nursery) with Chancel Choir &
                    brass ensemble, Reception follows
TODAY  Holy Eucharist & Healing Service — 7:30 pm. Everyone may participate in our service of Holy Eucharist and Healing for the healing of spiritual and bodily ills. Anointing with holy oil (holy unction) is a mystery of great comfort. It provides uplifting and asks for patience to accept the will of God whatever the physical outcome. Come and receive the anointed grace of our Lord and know how God sustains us even in times of great need.


Maundy Thursday Experience for children & families 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Pre-K through 6th grade students & families are invited. We will explore components of the Maundy Thursday service such as Last Supper, foot washing and stripping of the altar. This will be an interactive and engaging way for children to experience themes and liturgy of Holy Week. A light snack will be served.


Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil — Our custom is to keep vigil in the church with our Lord from after the Maundy Thursday liturgy until Morning Prayer on Good Friday at 9:00 AM. Please find a half-hour or hour period you can come and sit in prayer. Security is in the building through the night.


Office closed for Good Friday, Easter Monday — The church office will be closed on Good Friday, April 14, and Easter Monday, April 17. The Preschool and Preschool office will be closed on Good Friday.


*** Bring Rice Bowls to church by this Sunday, Easter Day –Your “rice bowls” can help make a difference in the lives of millions of kids worldwide! Bring your filled bowls to the collection point in the church foyer. For more information please contact Molly Banko at mdbanko AT or see .


Easter receptions — cookies & help requested — Festive receptions follow 9:00 and 11:15 am services on Easter morning. We request donations of ONLY cookies or other small finger desserts. Fellowship Committee also needs help with set-up, serving, and clean-up. Please contact Deana De La Barre, deana_delabarre AT or Janet Livingston, janet AT


*** Easter Day 9 am service – bring flowers for your children — We invite all children to bring cut flowers to flower the cross as part of the 9 am service. Extra flowers will also be available for all children.


*** Easter Egg Hunt — The hunt is on Easter Day for children through 5th grade immediately after 9:00 service (approximately 10:00 am). We ask that parents be present and supervise their own children during the hunt. Young children (toddlers-2nd grade) meet in front of the church on the pavers, and older children (3rd-5th grade) meet in the downstairs atrium.


No Wednesday Night Live this week — WNL will not meet on April 12. Youth & Explorers programs resume on April 19, 7-8 pm.


Reflections through Easter Day — St. Catherine’s 2017 Lent Reflections collection, “Growing In Love,” is available on our website, Facebook page, and daily email at



*** NEXT TUESDAY – Blood drive April 18, reserve time now — Our next Red Cross blood drive is 3-7 pm in the Parish Hall. Reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time, you can reserve a time now by going to , sponsor code STCATS — however walk-ins are always welcome, too.  Help is needed for greeting donors, setup and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, AT / 404.375.8327.


Sip & Swirl evening Friday, April 28, RSVP — Join us at 7 pm at the home of Emily & Nelson Gale, 228 Lamplighter Lane, Marietta, 30067. This St. Catherine’s favorite is hosted for all adults of the parish by our Fellowship ministry team. Our tasting will be led by Hans Kraeger. Please BYO tasting glass and a “pick-up” tapas or appetizer to share. Cost is $20 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, April 24 — contact Molly Banko, mdbanko AT to ensure that we have enough tastings to go around


*** Words of Wisdom wanted for Rite 13 — Your advice is wanted by April 30! We are compiling advice from parishioners for our Rite 13 teens who will be celebrating an important rite of passage on May 7. Please submit a small bit of advice (one sentence or less) — something practical (“Don’t go to bed with gum in your mouth”) or something more profound (“Be content to be who you really are”). Pick up a form in the church foyer or download a copy at . Please identify yourself by your first name and age or stage in life (“Bob, age 41” or “Susan, mother of 3”). Return forms in the Words of Wisdom Box in the foyer or to Mary Lou Shannonhouse by Sunday, April 30.


*** Stewardship 365 — See St. Catherine’s video– click here ! During this time in Lent of reflection and introspection we think of all that has been given to us by our Creator. We are asked to clear our minds and hearts of all what distracts us from what is really important. During every season of the year, but especially during Lent, it is so important for all of us to be very focused on the time, the talents and the financial gifts that God has given all of us. We feel a heightened sense of gratefulness and generosity as we think about the things with which we are truly blessed and how we are to use them to bring us in a closer relationship with God.


*** Next Wheel newsletter article deadline — Articles & photos for the next issue of our newsletter, The Wheel, are due by midnight on Wednesday, April 19 for publication on April 21. Send information to Editor Karen Manno, Karen AT or place in her mailbox at church.




  • Tuesday, April 18 – Blood drive 3-7 pm
  • Friday, April 28 – Sip & Swirl adult evening 7 pm at the Gales’ home
  • Saturday, April 29 – Cats on Wheels AT  Gainesville Botanical Gardens
  • Saturday, May 6 & 7 – Rite 13 Banquet and Ceremony
  • Sunday, May 14 – Youth Sunday, Graduate & Acolyte Recognition
  • Saturday, May 20 – Parish Workday 8-11 am
  • Sunday, May 21 – Last Day of Church School
  • Sunday, May 29 – Summer worship times schedule begins
  • June 2-4 – Youth Beach Retreat
  • Sunday, June 4 – Day of Pentecost
  • June 12-15 – Vacation Bible School
  • June 14-21 – Chancel Choir trip to Tuscany International Choral Festival
  • Monday, June 19 – Family Promise Golf Tournament


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In Christ,

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church
a Parish in the Diocese of Atlanta
571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068