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Date: April 10, 2018

Items new in email this week marked with ***

DATES THIS WEEK

*** Breakfast this Sunday — Our Breakfast Angels offer breakfast for everyone in the Parish Hall at 8:30 am on the first and third Sunday each month. Suggested donations are $3 adults and $2 children.

 

Stewardship 365 message — If you are looking for a deeper relationship with God but aren’t sure how to go about it, may we recommend considering becoming involved in one of the many ministry opportunities that St. Catherine’s offers? Many of us have found that deeper relationship by serving others. It is a great way to give back some of your time and God-given talents to God’s work here at St. Cat’s. For the remainder of 2018 you will see each of our ministry teams showcase what they do and how lives have been transformed by the Holy Spirit. Watch for our articles and opportunities to serve. Thank you, The S 365 Team.

 

*** Weekly Ministry Focus: Chancel Choir — This week we celebrate the life and work of the Chancel Choir, our choir for adult singers and youth past the age for Choristers. This choir leads worship for the 11:15 service, September through May, plus some special services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:15 pm and Sundays 10:30 am. To find out more about being part of this ministry please ask any choir member or contact Director Brian Williams, 678.461.9656, brianw AT stcatherines.org.

 

NEWS & ACTIVITIES COMING SOON

All St. Catherine’s ministries, groups and committees: 2018-19 calendar dates needed by Friday, Apr. 20 — Your church staff will have a calendar planning session on April 24. We would like dates of ALL meetings and events for your group–tentative or confirmed, one time or on-going–that you will have for the coming year. Help us make sure that rooms, resources and publicity will be available for you and your activities. Please send as soon as possible to Rose Wolfe, rose AT stcatherines.org.

 

*** Baptism preparation class, RSVP — If you are a parent considering baptism for a child, our next opportunity will be on Pentecost, May 20. The preparation class for parents and godparents will be held Sundays, 10-11 am, April 22 to May 13. Please RSVP on the Ministry & Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Mother Sarah in the office at 770-971-2839, sarah AT stcatherines.org as soon as possible.

 

Blood drive Tuesday, Apr. 17 — 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Youth House. Reserve your time now at www.redcrossblood.org with our sponsor code: STCATS (reservations are not needed but help to get you in & out in the shortest time). Volunteers are needed for set up and greeting donors, please contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jm AT gmail.com / 404.375.8327.

 

Cats on Wheels — RSVP now for Hills & Dales trip Saturday, Apr. 21 — Join us for a day trip to Hills and Dales, a magnificent home and garden in LaGrange, hillsanddales.org. We depart St. Cat’s at 10:00 am for lunch at 11:30 am at Mare Sol restaurant maresolrestaurant.com. We’ll tour the gardens at 1:00 pm, guided tour of the house at 2:00 pm, and return to church at 4:30 pm. Price including transportation is $25 plus the cost of your lunch. Reservation is required, RSVP to Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheels AT gmail.com, 404-661-2200. Cats on Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you!

 

Concert: Schola Cantorum Saturday, April 21 — 7:30 pm. Come listen, learn and have your soul uplifted! The Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Atlanta will present “Music for Compline: Guide Us Waking and Guard Us Sleeping, Music for the End of the Day from the 15th to the 21st Century”, with pieces by Palestrina, Byrd, Tallis, Hildegard von Bingen, Hallock, Helvey and more, Commentary will be included about Compline, a traditional evening-time service. Free, no tickets needed, please invite family and friends. A reception will follow with opportunity to meet the artists. Hear a sample of Schola Cantorum’s beautiful sound at stbartsatlanta.org/music/choirs .
> Cookies requested for concert reception — If you would like to contribute cookies or other finger desserts please leave items clearly marked for “Concert Series” in the kitchen or bring them to the reception table prior to the concert.

 

Outreach items collection for New American Pathways — During April and May we are collecting items for New American Pathways, a refugee center in Atlanta. We welcome donations of these items (new and unopened): cleaning products, diapers, dishwashing soap/detergent, laundry baskets, paper goods, food storage bags, trash bags, shower curtains/rings, towels and washcloths. For more information visit www.newamericanpathways.org or contact Christy Luttrell, pchristy10 AT aol.com.

 

*** Next Wheel newsletter article deadline — Articles & photos for the next issue of our newsletter, The Wheel, are due by midnight on Wednesday, April 11 for publication on April 13. Send information to Editor Karen Manno, Karen AT stcatherines.org or place in her mailbox at church.

 

FUTURE PLANNING CALENDAR

 

  • Tuesday, April 17 – Blood drive 3-7 pm
  • Saturday, April 21 – Cats On Wheels day trip; Concert: Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 22 – Memorial Garden Dedication 10 am; Women’s Extension forum for youth, 10:15 am; Youth World Dinner
  • Saturday, April 28 – Habitat For Humanity home build start; Chili Cook-off & Games Night
  • April 27-28 – Youth Lock-in; April 27-29 – Women’s Retreat
  • Sunday, May 6 – World Dinner for everyone
  • Sunday, May 13 – Youth Sunday
  • Sunday, May 20 – Last day of Christian Formation/Church School
  • July 16-20 – Vacation Bible School

 

Remember to check us online often at:
Church website: www.stcatherines.org
Preschool website: www.stcatspreschool.com
The City: stcatherines.onthecity.org
Calendar: stcatherines.org/newsevents/calendar/
Sunday’s worship bulletin: www.stcatherines.org/stcatherines-bulletin.pdf
Facebook:
St. Catherine’s community: www.facebook.com/StCatherinesEpiscopalChurch
St. Catherine’s Youth: www.facebook.com/stcatherinesyouth
St. Catherine’s Preschool: www.facebook.com/StCatsPreschool/
St. Catherine’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:
www.facebook.com/goodshepherdstcats
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In Christ,

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church
a Parish in the Diocese of Atlanta
571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
770-971-2839