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Date: July 11, 2017

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*** Please pray for all those going to EYE, the Episcopal Church’s international youth event held every three years — July 11-13 in Oklahoma City, OK.


Cats On Wheels lunch this Saturday, July 15 — Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you! Our next odd-month, pay-your-own lunch will be 11:30 am at Diner Bakery Company, 3150 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw, Please RSVP so we can save you a seat to Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheels AT, 404-661-220.


*** Weekly Ministry Focus: Cats on Wheels — This week we celebrate the life and work of Cats On Wheels. If you are old enough to be eligible for an AARP card (but–card not required!) and have an adventurous spirit, you are invited to join this lively group of active senior adults for monthly lunches and trips to places of interest. To get on the mailing list for all their activities contact Alan Certain, 7404-661-2200, st.cats.on.wheels AT


*** Register now for Parish Retreat — Adults, youth, children, singles, couples and families! Join us at the beautiful Lake Logan, NC for spiritual renewal, fellowship, outdoor fun, and time to get to know Mother Sarah. The retreat is from noon on Saturday, September 2 through 11 am Monday, September 4 (optional extra night: Friday, Sept. 1). Hold your place with your $100 deposit — sign up at XqABE6RtwSU3eoEx2 or on Sundays at church. Payments may be made on The City (select “Parish Retreat”), or by check (designate for “Parish Retreat” on the memo line). For questions or information about scholarships contact Deelee Freeman, deeleefreeman AT See more about Lake Logan at


Newcomer & Visitor Coffee Sunday, July 23 – 9-10 am in the Parish Hall. Newcomers, visitors, and new or returning church members are invited to this informative gathering for coffee and fellowship and to learn more about our ministries. It is a great opportunity to meet with lay leaders, staff and clergy, and get to know us better. Feel free to bring a friend, relative, or neighbor. Contact Susan Heuke 678-231-8558 or Anne Hitchins 404-432-6222 for any questions.


Retirement Celebration for Amma Susan Saturday, July 29 — get tickets soon — Come at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall to celebrate Amma Susan’s 9 years with us. Tickets are $25.00 per person, available on Sundays at church beginning June 25. (Her last Sunday at St. Catherine’s will be July 30.)


Youth House Expansion — Next big date will be Saturday, July 29 for a major Cleaning Day 8-12 pm! For more schedule/details contact Fred Massey, f_massey2 AT


*** Family Promise volunteers wanted — Our next week to host Family Promise is Sunday, August 6 through Sunday, August 13. This time guests will be housed at East Cobb Methodist Church (rather than our Youth House), only a few blocks away at 2325 Roswell Road. All hosting volunteers of St. Catherine’s will perform the regular tasks at that location. Sign up now — contact Barb Selby or Linda Scott Lindamscott AT or speak to them at church.


*** Emmaus House meal help needed Friday, July 21 – Help is needed at Emmaus House in Atlanta to cook the afternoon meal (2 pm-3 pm) at their Freedom School Finale for approximately 200 people. If interested please contact Janet Livingston, janetlivingston AT


*** “Rise Against Hunger” Saturday, August 5 — Join us 10:30 am in the Parish Hall to help package 10,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger (aka Stop Hunger Now), to be distributed to hungry children world-wide. This is a fun and educational activity lasting about 2 hours, all ages can participate. Learn more about it at .
-> Help needed for set up that morning starting 9:30 am, please contact Harriett Pyburn, harriettspyburn AT if you are available. Thank you!


July Outreach items collection for ECMS food panty – This month we are collecting for the food pantry at East Cobb Middle School. Most-needed items: canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter, jelly, canned spaghetti/ravioli, dry pasta and sauces, individually wrapped snack foods (chips, crackers, pretzels), canned vegetables and fruits, cereal/oatmeal, toilet paper, personal hygiene products, gift cards to Walmart, Kroger, Publix. If giving gift cards please label for “ECMS” and give to an usher or to Becky Adams in the church office. Other items may be brought to the Outreach collection bins across from the Parlor.


Communion wine donations requested — Our supply of communion wine is getting low. We are fortunate to have parishioners donate our wine either in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, a loved one. If you would like to help, please leave donations in the church office, marked with your name and information for remembrance. We use Taylor Tawny Port. Thank you.


Habitat House Dedication Sunday, July 23 – All are invited to the Dedication Ceremony at 3:00 pm at the Mableton site for the Habitat home we are helping build this year. For questions contact Connie Bergeron 404-819-0891. S


Welcome all by wearing your name tag! — Please remember to wear your name tag each Sunday and gently remind others who may have forgotten. Now is a great time to resume this important habit as we help Mother Sarah, our visitors and newcomers, and everyone get to know each other better. If you don’t have a name tag or have misplaced yours, request one on the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Becky Adams in the office, becky AT, 770-971-2839.


*** Next Wheel newsletter article deadline — Articles & photos for the next issue of our newsletter, The Wheel, are due by midnight on Wednesday, July 5 for publication on July 7. Send information to Editor Karen Manno, Karen AT or place in her mailbox at church.




  • Sunday, July 23 – Newcomer Coffee 9-10 am; Habitat House Dedication 3 pm
  • Saturday, July 29 – Retirement Celebration for Amma Susan 6 pm
  • Sunday, July 30 – ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30 am – Amma Susan’s Leave-taking
  • Saturday, August 5 – Rise Against Hunger (aka Stop Hunger Now)
  • Sunday, August 6 – CHANGE to new Fall/School-year worship schedule: H.E. at 7:45 am, 8:45 am, 11:15 am and activities/Church School 10-11 am;
    College freshmen send-offs;
    Parish Town Hall meeting 10-11 am
  • Family Promise hosting week – August 6-13
  • Monday, August 7 – Ministry Teams Quarterly meeting, 7-8:30 pm
  • Parish Retreat – September 2-4 at Lake Logan, NC


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In Christ,

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