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St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
March 18 - April 7, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE

Clergy Letter

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Concert Series
Home Buyer Workshop
Cats on Wheels
Lent
  Quiet Evening
  WNL
  Reflections
Journey to Easter
  Maundy Experience
  Palm readers
  Music/flowers
  Prayer vigil
  Stations of Cross
  Egg Hunt
  Receptions
  Meetings
  Office schedule
Safeguarding
VBS
Youth House

OUTREACH OPPORTUNTIES
Family Promise
Golf tournament
Rice Bowls
Hunger Walk
Elizabeth Inn

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS
Nominating Committee
Volunteering
Seen around St. Cat's
Ministry focus
Letters

IN THE COMMUNITY
MOSingers
Ga Festival Chorus
Young Leaders
Wellness tips
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
CALENDAR

YOUTH NEWS
Upcoming
Sign the house
Beauty and B
Urban Plunge
Graduation Celebration
Steps To Lead
altSERVE
Pics

WHEEL SCHEDULE

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

3/18 – Cats On Wheels lunch;
Home Buyer Workshop;
Concert: Eunjoo Lee-Huls

3/19 –The Extension dinner

3/22 – Elizabeth Inn breakfast team;
Youth & Explorers WNL;
Lenten Quiet Evening

3/25-26 – Rite 13 Urban Plunge

3/26-4/2 – Family Promise hosting

3/28 – Elizabeth Inn dinner team;
Elizabeth Inn laundry team

3/29 – Youth & Explorers WNL;
Elizabeth Inn laundry team

4/2 – No Youth or Children Church School

4/3-7 – Cobb Schools & Preschool closed

4/5 – No WNL

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Living Water

By Father Dean

In the Gospel lesson for this Sunday, John 4:5-42, Jesus says to the Samaritan woman at the well, “You drink this water, and you’ll be thirsty again. But you drink the water I will give you, you’ll never be thirsty again—it will become in you a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” “I want that kind of water!” she says. And don’t we all? Whether our wilderness is, like hers, a personal one, or the anxiousness of our cultural wilderness, we yearn, we thirst, for what is pure and good and true and trustworthy.

Where do we find that kind of water? Only one place—in the water of your Baptism that poured over your head. It signified that you were “Christ’s own forever,” that you were God’s beloved child, that the journey of your soul through this life has ultimate meaning and purpose and worth no matter what wilderness you find yourself in. And that water, if we re-visit it, can quench our deepest thirst and can become in us a spring of water that gushes up to eternal life. We re-visit that water in the life of this parish, any time we come together to pray, to commune in the bread and the wine, to sing, to discuss and learn, to give hope, to help heal.

It’s hard sometimes to re-visit that water of Baptism. It’s hard sometimes to re-teach it to one another, to not complain and whine like the Israelites, to have the courage to break barriers of race, and gender, and class, like the woman at the well.

So here’s a Lenten Meditation for you. Where is the water that baptized you? I mean the literal water, that poured over your head or, if you were immersed, all that great amount of water? Where is it literally, the very molecules and drops of that water? Maybe the water that dripped down your head was patted dry by a special napkin, and dried and returned to the heavens, and has been part of the rain, probably by now all over the world. And so even with the rest of that water in the basin that ended up down a drain or poured out on the church grounds (our Altar Guild now pours that water over the flowers and shrubs in the Memorial Garden). But all of it re-enters the life cycle of creation.

Your baptismal water is now all over the world, and it is still holy water, not just because a priest blessed it or even that the spirit of God blessed it, but also because the holiness and wonder of your life blessed it. And it connects you to all that God is doing out there in the world. While you are meditating on that, think also of the possibility that some of those very molecules could even be back inside you, participating in that which nourishes, quenches, refreshes, and keeps you alive.

That’s the water that we are called to re-visit in our Baptism. It began on our foreheads, but now is everywhere in creation, including us. It is still holy, and it still has the power through the community of that Baptism to gush forth in us, and even to spill over into the lives of those around us. Even now, even in the wilderness. That water you can trust.


Concert Series - Enjoo Lee-Huls

Saturday, March 18, 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of beautiful music and song… the last concert in our 2016-2017 Concert Series with mezzo-soprano Eunjoo Lee-Huls. Her program, “My Mother’s Love and Life: A Tribute,” will featurn the great song cycle "Frauenliebe und leben" by Robert Schumann, plus well-known arias, popular songs and spirituals by Bizet, Rossini, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein and more. She will be joined by Edward Huls, baritone and Junyoon Lee, piano. Learn more about Ms. Lee-Huls and listen to some of her recordings at www.eunjooleehuls.com.

The concert is free, no tickets needed (a free-will offering will be taken). The public is invited and we hope you'll bring family and friends. Following the concert is a reception where you'll have an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists.

Eunjoo Lee-Huls enjoys a rich performing career which embraces a combination of oratorio, symphonic soloist, opera and recitals. This season she performs as a soloist in Salon 4: Schumann & Brahms Lieder with New Opera NYC and in Mozart’s Missa Brevis, K. 275 with Westchester Korean Choral Society. Ms. Lee-Huls recently sang as soloist in Händel’s Messiah with Lynchburg Choral Union in Virginia and Westchester Korean Choral Society; Micah in Händel’s Samson with Voices Chorale in New Jersey; Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon with Bel Cantanti Opera; and a critically acclaimed triumph as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Opera Roanoke. First prizewinner of New York Vocal Arts Competition and the Naomi Artists Rising Star Competition (both of which included performances at Carnegie Hall), Ms. Lee-Huls received the Bachelor of Music from Chugae Art University, went on to study at St. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and earned the Artist Diploma Masters Degree from Licinio Reficeo Conservatory Frosinone in Italy.

Be a Friend of Music at St. Catherine’s

This concert series and our future concerts are made possible by the generous contributions of many music lovers. Gifts in any amount are welcome. All contributors are acknowledged in the concert programs and invited to an exclusive “Friends” reception. Please make checks to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church and designate it on the memo line for “Friends of Music,” or parish members may contribute online through The City. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you!


Home Buyer Workshop

Saturday, March 18, 9 am to 5 pm

By Randy Satterfield

On March 18 St. Catherine's will host a Home Buyer's Workshop in the Parish Hall from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It will be facilitated by Randy Satterfield in his capacity as an educator for Clearpoint, a national nonprofit agency which offers free credit and housing counseling. This will be a quarterly event at St. Catherine's and is open to the public. This is the HUD-approved workshop that most down payment assistance programs require their clients to take. Randy will present classes on financial literacy, followed by industry members presenting information on their fields, including mortgages and mortgage qualification, the role of the real estate agent, insurance, and hope inspection.

In order to keep the class to eight hours (a HUD requirement) we do not break for lunch and lunch will not be provided so make sure you bring your own. This workshop is being covered by a grant from Wells Fargo so there is no charge. You will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop indicating your completion. Believe it or not it's a fun day, we work hard to make sure that you not only get the information you need but are engaged and, to the greatest extent possible, entertained. Contact Randy for more information, randysatterfieldearthlink.net.


Cats On Wheels lunch Saturday, March 18

Our next odd-month, pay-your-own lunch will be at Olde Blinde Dog Irish Pub – the Milton location at 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton, 678-624-1090, www.oldeblinddog.com/location. Meet at the restaurant at 11:30 am. Those who wish to ride-share please RSVP and meet at the church for departure at 11:00. Contact Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-220 so we know you are coming. Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you!


Keeping a Holy Lent

Wednesday March 22 - Lenten Quiet Evening

Join us at 6:30 pm in time away from all our busy-ness, for a quiet, meditative way to prepare for Holy Week and Easter in the poetry of Mary Oliver. We will gather in the Parish Hall and perhaps spend part of our time outdoors if the weather is nice, in an evening of silence, reflection, and music by parishioners (including cello from our rector). The nursery will be available.

All adults are invited -- this evening is sponsored for everyone by Daughters of the King.

 

Wednesday Night Live in Lent

- Explorers (kids) and Youth - WNL on March 22 and 29, 7-8 pm
- No programs on April 5 (Spring Break) or April 12 (Holy Week). WNL resumes in Easter on April 19.

 

Lent Reflections and resources

Read the reflection of the day now through Easter Day from this year’s booklet of reflections on the season of Lent, "Growing In Love ," by our own St. Catherine's members. The collection is available on the Reflections page of our website at www.stcatherines.org/reflections/lent.htm, posted daily on our Facebook page, and you may subscribe to receive a daily email with the Lent Reflection of the Day (sign up on the Reflections page).

Additional Lent resource from Episcopal Relief and Development - ERD invites you to share in their 2017 Lenten email series with daily reflections co-authored by a group of Anglican Communion and other faith leaders. Each daily meditation is presented in both English and Spanish. Sign up online here.


Journey to Easter

We offer some new observances and changes to our traditional schedule this year, so mark your calendar now! We invite you to set aside the demands of the everyday and join together with family and friends for the week beginning April 2 for Holy Week. If you have never made this journey you will find it life changing. This time marks the days of Jesus' passion and resurrection and is the most important time of the church year. In rites and words the mysteries of Jesus' final hours are with us again, his passion, his cruel suffering, his rising from the dead. We discover the answer to age-old questions: Does God love us? Is God merciful? Does God care for us? We have only to look and learn from Jesus Christ.

Please join us for these special liturgies, our Tuesday evening Healing Service, and the three days of the Easter Triduum: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Great Vigil of Easter (7:30 pm each day) — word and sacraments that touch our lives as in no other ways during the rest of the year. Prepared by the days of Lent, Christians celebrate on these holiest of days the saving work God has accomplished in Christ. We have additional offerings during Holy Week so please look through the calendar and activities below. The nursery is available as noted in this schedule. You are invited.

Palm Sunday, Apr. 9...

8:00 am

Holy Eucharist (HE)

9:00 am

Liturgy of the Palms + HE (nursery)

10:00 am

Church School (nursery)

11:15 am

Liturgy of the Palms + HE (nursery)

Tuesday, Apr. 11...

7:30 pm

NEW DAY/TIME HE + Healing Service (nursery)

Maundy Thursday, Apr. 13...

6:30 pm

NEW Maundy Thursday Experience for children and families

7:30 pm Maundy Thursday Proper Liturgy (nursery)

9:30 pm

All-night Prayer Vigil

Good Friday, Apr. 14...

9:00 am

Morning Prayer

12:00 pm

Stations of the Cross (outdoor)

6:30 pm

Stations of the Cross (indoor)

7:30 pm

Good Friday Proper Liturgy (nursery)

Holy Saturday, Apr. 15...

10:00 am

Proper Liturgy

7:30 pm

Great Vigil of Easter + Baptism (nursery)

Easter Day, Apr. 16...

7:00 am...

NEW TIME Outdoor Sunrise Eucharist (rain or shine)

 

8:00 am...

Breakfast

 

9:00 am...

Festival Eucharist (nursery)

 

10:00 am...

Reception + Easter Egg Hunt
(no Church School)

 

11:15 am...

Festival Eucharist (nursery), followed by
Reception

Please note that these activities from previous years will not be offered this year:

  • Children’s Stations of the Cross
  • Good Friday Monastic Dinner

Also, please note that the Seder Meal previously announced for Palm Sunday evening will not be held.

 

Maundy Thursday Experience - for Children and Families

By Jenna Parker

Pre-K through 6th grade students and their families are invited to join us in St. Catherine’s first ever Children’s Maundy Thursday Experience. Meet us at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall on Maundy Thursday, April 13. Together we will share a light snack at the table as we discuss and dramatize the Last Supper. We will explore other components of the Maundy Thursday service such as the foot-washing and stripping of the altar. This will be an interactive way for children to explore the themes and liturgy of Holy Week in an engaging way, with the opportunity to gain greater understanding of the Maundy Thursday service to follow.

 

Palm Sunday readers sign up

A tradition of the church is for the congregation to read the Passion Gospel in parts during worship on Palm Sunday, April 2. It reminds us that the journey that we begin on Palm Sunday is not a memorialization of something that happened long ago but a journey of betrayal, pain, suffering and new life we each take in our lives. Volunteers are needed to read a small part while standing at your seat. This is an opportunity for parishioners who are not already lay readers to be involved (lay readers are welcome to participate as well). If you are interested in reading at either the 9:00 am or 11:15 am service, please sign up on the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin, or contact Bill Selby at 770-952-3857, bill.selbyatt.net or via The City.

 

Easter Music and Flowers collection - due by Sunday, April 2

We invite you to contribute to the cost of flowers to decorate our sanctuary and church for the Easter celebration, and for special music at Easter Day services. You will find small brown (manilla) envelopes in the pews for your check or cash donation. Please be sure to write clearly on the envelope your name and how you would like your donation remembered in our Easter bulletins, in memory or thanksgiving for a loved one (or you may send donations with this information included to the church office).

 

Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil

Our custom is to keep Vigil with our Lord through the night from immediately following the Maundy Thursday (March 24) liturgy until Morning Prayer on Good Friday at 9:00 am. We will have security in the building through the night. The sign up poster will be in the foyer. You may sign up for the time you desire even if others already have, there is no limit to the number of persons keeping watch at any time period. Please stop by and find a half-hour or hour period of time you can sit in prayer with Christ in his passion in the garden at Gethsemane. Won't you spend one hour with your Lord?

 

Stations of the Cross

Guided Stations of the Cross — Good Friday, April 14
- Outdoor Stations at 12:00 pm
- Indoor Stations at 6:30 pm

We invite you to use our Stations of the Cross during Lent, Holy Week or any time as a way of enjoying our beautiful church. We have both Outdoor Stations which are sited around our grounds, and Indoor Stations in the main sanctuary. Our Outdoor Stations of the Cross is complete with liturgies for your use, including a history of Stations of the Cross, description of our Stations and map, laminated and in a housing near Station Number 1 (by the church front doors, to the right as you face the entry). The Indoor Stations are the plaques on the walls of the sanctuary, Station 1 is at the right-hand rear of the nave as you face the altar.

 

Easter Egg Hunt – Goody-bag items & eggs needed by April 2

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Easter Day immediately after 9:00 am service, for children through 5th grade. We appreciate your donations of candy, other small items appropriate to fill goody bags (pencils, stickers, small toys, etc.), and empty plastic eggs:

  • Leave all items SEPARATE, do not fill the eggs
  • Candy should be individually wrapped—no loose jelly beans, etc.
  • Please make sure the candy contains NO PEANUTS or peanut products. (Sorry, no Reese’s, Snickers, etc.!)
  • Bring items BY SUNDAY, APRIL 2 to the box outside Youth Director Sally ’s office.

 

Easter Receptions

Please join us for a light festive reception in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 am and 11:15 am services on Easter morning. Your Fellowship Committee will need plenty of assistance with set-up, serving, and clean-up. This year we are keeping it light and are asking for ONLY cookies or other small, light finger desserts. Please sign up on the Volunteer Ministries form in your bulletin or contact Deana De La Barre, deana_delabarrecomcast.net or Janet Livingston, janetthelivingstongroup.com.

 

No meetings to be scheduled for Holy Week

Holy Week is that time when our focus is on coming together as a community through these special days to journey with Jesus to the cross. In order to ensure that everyone has every opportunity to do this we ask that no group meetings be scheduled during Holy Week, April 9-15, other than Lenten and Bible studies, and the preparations for Holy Week and Easter Day observances.

 

Office closed for Good Friday and 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.


“Safeguarding” training opportunity

  • Safeguarding God's Children – Saturday, March 25 at Church of the Epiphany, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Safe Church trainings titled “Safeguarding God’s Children” and/or “Safeguarding God’s People ” are required of many volunteers, and all staff and clergy, at St. Catherine’s and in our diocese to protect children and youth from sexual abuse and adults from sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.

This session will be taught at Church of the Epiphany, located at 2089 N. Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, www.epiphany.org, by Yolande Collins. To attend please register online at this link. In addition, be sure to notify Becky Adams in our church office at beckystcatherines.org so we may keep track of your training record. The training must be renewed every 3 years. If you are not sure if you need the training, are due to renew, or have any other questions, please contact Becky. Visit www.episcopalatlanta.org/Safe-Church/ for more information.


Looking ahead… VBS 2017: Hero Central

By Jenna Parker

Save the date! Vacation Bible School this year will be held Monday to Thursday, June 12-15, from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Registration will open on April 20. Our theme will be “Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God!”

Volunteers are needed! There are many ways in which to help with Vacation Bible School. If you aren’t available during the week, we still will need many hands to help transform St. Catherine’s into the Hero Headquarters leading up to the week. Please contact Jenna Parker, jennastcatherines.org or Susie Davis, sdavis5226gmail.com if you would like to be involved. Get ready to dust off your cape for what is sure to be a powerful week!


Youth House Expansion construction

Construction is in the final stages and we're pushing hard now – all hands, we can put you to work each weekend! For schedule/details contact Fred Massey, f_massey2hotmail.com; to help with refreshments contact Connie Bergeron, connieatlbergerons.net, 404-819-0891. (Photos - Bill Ivey)

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Family Promise

Hosting week - sign up for March 26 - April 2

St. Catherine's will be hosting Family Promise of Cobb County from Sunday, March 26 - Sunday, April 2. Through this program, we provide a safe and comfortable haven in our church buildings for families while they search for jobs and permanent housing. Responsibility for our guests starts each day about 6:00 pm and goes until 8:00 am the next day. The children go to school during the day and the adults go to work or to The Day Center to search for a job and participate in training. They return to our Parish Hall for their evening meal, and stay overnight and have breakfast in the Youth House for seven nights. It takes approximately 50-60 volunteers to staff the program for the week. The many volunteer opportunities include:

  • Setting up the Youth House (Sunday, March 26, 12:30 pm);
  • Preparing and serving one dinner, Sunday-Saturday or Saturday breakfast (April 1)
  • Hosting for a couple of hours one evening (may include tutoring and playing games with children), Sunday - Saturday (6:30-8:30 pm);
  • Staying overnight one night Sunday-Saturday; (8:30 pm to 8:00 am);
  • Clean-up and restore youth house (Sunday, April 2, 8:00 am)
  • Washing and returning the towels and sheets (can be done at your convenience—pick them up Sunday, April 2)

If you would like to volunteer or need additional information, please contact Barb Selby, theselbysbellsouth.net or Linda Scott, Lindamscott1949gmail.com. We will be happy to send you more information. New St. Catherine’s Family Promise brochures are available on the Outreach desk, across from the parlor.

 

Sponsors wanted for 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Family Promise of Cobb County is holding a fundraiser golf tournament this summer on Monday, June 19 at Indian Hills Country Club in Marietta. Last year this event raised $17,000 for FPCC after expenses and this went a long way toward the approximately $120,000 it takes to keep this program operating for a year. As a first year event, it was a big success, but we would like to improve on this for 2017. A critical element of success is attracting generous sponsorships.

Would your business, group or employer be able to sponsor? We have a range of sponsorships from $100 to $5,000. Sponsorships allow businesses and organizations to associate themselves with this critical work for homeless families in Cobb County. Please talk to your employer's Human Resources Department, or to other members of any Cobb County group to which you belong. If you were a sponsor last year, please do so again; and if your situation permits, please consider upping your sponsorship to the next higher category.

If you would like more information, please talk to Richard or Eleanore Pearson at 678-290-0097 or e-mail at elerichbellsouth.net. They can make sponsorship forms available as well as informational brochures about Family Promise so that you can be more effective in explaining to potential sponsors why you are so passionate about Family Promise of Cobb County.


Rice Bowls for Lent

Ingathering: Easter Day

Make a difference in the lives of millions of kids made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and other circumstances. This Lent, everyone can help our Young Families Ministry support this program. Just pick up a plastic “rice” bowl at church in the foyer or near the preschool office. Use it to collect your spare change throughout Lent to feed the hungry around the world and make a difference in the lives of these children. Filled bowls will be due back to the church by Easter Sunday (April 16). Questions? Contact Molly Banko, mdbankocomcast.net. or see www.RiceBowls.org for more information.


Hunger Walk success

By Connie Bergeron

What a team! To everyone who donated, walked, ran and prayed for this year's Hunger Walk/Run, THANK YOU for helping fight hunger in Georgia! The contributions to this event benefit both the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Episcopal Community Foundation. Your contributions help provide meals to hungry children, seniors, and families across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. For every $1.00 donated, the Food Bank can provide 4 meals to our Georgia neighbors.

Sunday, March 5 was a beautiful day for runners and walkers alike. More than 13,000 people gathered downtown in support. The Hunger Walk/Run 2017 reports raising $571,855.64 to date. ACFB procures more than 60 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. For every dollar given, the Atlanta Community Food Bank can distribute more than $9.00 of food to those in need.

We had great participation by St. Catherine's with more than 27 walkers and runners, and this year's donations raised by our parishioners currently total $2,557.00. Thank you to Ron and Connie Bergeron for sponsoring the pre-walk lunch.

It's not too late! If you meant to contribute and have not done so yet, the good news is that online donations will be accepted through March 31. To give online go to http://engage.acfb.org/site/TR/HungerWalkEpiscopalCharitiesFoundation/HungerWalk?team_id=34372&pg=team&fr_id=1793
and click on "donate now." And remember, 25% of your donation goes to the Episcopal Charities Foundation when you donate through this St. Catherine's Team link. Thank you all again for “Stepping up and helping to stop hunger” in Georgia.

Photos below by Bettye Harrs, and by Bill Monk for the Diocese of Atlanta -- see more photos in his album at https://goo.gl/photos/7Bb3Dm6VvsL6Gjh66


Elizabeth Inn - opportunties to serve

Would you like to help serve our neighbors in need right here in our Marietta community? St. Catherine's volunteers serve meals and help with laundry every month year-round for the guests at MUST Ministries' Elizabeth Inn overnight shelter on Cobb Parkway in Marietta. See information about the Inn and its Loaves and Fishes Kitchen at www.mustministries.org/pages/4.-locations/elizabeth-inn-location. (photo - Dinner Team in February, courtesy Marcia Markette)

  • Laundry Team — the fourth Tuesday AND fifth Wednesday (when there is one) of every month, next dates are Tuesday, March 28 AND Wednesday, March 29. For information or to volunteer sign up here or contact Dave Yucius, 678.560.0456, dyuciusmindspring.com.
  • Breakfast Team — the fourth Wednesday of every month, next date is Wednesday, March 22. Volunteers provide food, cook & serve. To volunteer for breakfast team, please sign up on the Volunteer Opportunties form in your bulletin or contact Audrey Nesbitt, audrey.nesbitbirch.com.
  • Dinner Team — the 28th of every month, next date is Tuesday, March 28. Volunteers provide food and/or cook & serve. To volunteer for dinner team, please contact Connie Bergeron, connieatlbergerons.net, 404-819-0891 or Tracy Buckalew, tracyklpcpeoplepc.com.

A note from Dave Yucius about Laundry Team

I want to send a heartfelt “”Thank You” to those volunteers that have spent time assisting the guests of Must Ministries shelter by providing laundry service over the last few months. Thank you for taking the initiative to help some of those in need, and thank you (from me) for volunteering as part of St. Cat’s outreach. As those who have volunteered for this service can attest, it is extremely gratifying to provide a visible and tangible assist for people who are really trying to get back on their feet. The few hours spent in this capacity (usually with another St. Cats friend) always improves my mood and puts things in perspective. For those interested, I am very willing to assist during your first visit, and of course to answer any questions you may have prior. The service usually involves washing and folding laundry from 6 to about 11 pm and is always appreciated by the guests of the shelter. Sign up to help at www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449a9ad23a13-must.

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS

Report from the Nominating Committee

By Committee Chair Bill Lee, nominationsstcatherines.org

Your Nominating Committee has completed our final round of interviews and we are now preparing nominations for the Vestry. Nominations will occur in a special called meeting with the Vestry where the committee will present the nominees to be considered for the position of rector. At that time the Nominating Committee will step back while the Vestry goes through their discernment process. If the Vestry decides to call a candidate who has been nominated, then, at that time, the Nominating Committee will disband.

This has been a good process for the committee, we have grown individually and come to love deeply our candidates. We are excited about the possible future of St. Catherine’s with a new rector. We have appreciated your support and prayers as a parish and we are glad to now join you in that process as we pray for our Vestry has they consider this important decision.


Volunteer Corner: "A List"

By Pat Pepper

“The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.” – Ivan Scheier

We asked for volunteers to come and give their time and energy on March 11 for our parish work day. Thirty-one individuals arrived to help! Their names are listed below. Some of the people who came are here almost every time the door opens. Some of the names you will see are brand new to St. Catherine's. Some who came to work are on the Vestry, are Conveners, on the staff, and many came because they were asked and their help was needed. Bravo to all!

I also know there is a long list who didn't arrive on Saturday because they had been at the church volunteering Sunday morning, Wednesday night, Friday morning, etc. You know who you are and I hope you know how much you are appreciated.

Above is the quote I included in my thank you email to those 31 people. They each did more than they had to. Please help me thank them:

Bill Ivey, Frank Adams, Dave Yucius, Bill Sapp, Swiss Britt, Richard Motter, Steve Diffley, Lynn Barton, Jennifer Massey, Joshua Harvey, Marilyn Hunter, Tom Hunter, Susan Partus, Cindy Richards, Linda Scott, Deana DeLaBarre, Janet Livingston, Desiree Harvey, Fred Massey, Mel Paris, Jackie Anderson, Paul Anderson, David Bachmann, Keith Muckerman, Tom Day, Rose Wolfe, Ken Denton, Joy Ettel, Anna Grace Ettel, Nelson Gale, Carol Eskew

If you want your name added to the list give me a call, I am here to help.

Interested in finding your purpose for ministry? Contact Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry, 770.971.1269 or volunteerstcatherines.org to get connected!


Seen around St. Cat's

Photos by Bettye Harris, Bill Ivey,Connie Bergeron. See more in the albums at Photo Albums.

 

Dioscesan celebration of Feast of Absalom Jones

Many faces around St. Cat's!

Parish work day on March 12 -- great job!






Do you know about these ministries?

In our Parish Cycle of Ministries, we celebrate the life and work of these ministries in the upcoming weeks. Please read on to find out about each and consider if you’d like to become involved.

  • March 20-26: Daughters of the King — This week we celebrate the life and work of Daughters of the King, a religious order for women in the Episcopal Church. Members undergo a preparation process and then take a public vow of prayer and service to support the church and clergy. St. Catherine’s chapter meetings are the first Thursday evening each month and all women are invited. Our chapter sponsors a Quiet Evening or Morning for all in the parish during Lent and Advent. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Barbara Perry, 770-565-3514, bperry4339bellsouth.net.
     
  • March 27–April 2: Prayer Chain — This week we celebrate the life and work of the Prayer Chain. This is a dedicated group who pray regularly, either individually or in small groups, for those in need. They receive a list from the parish office each week by email, and by phone call if needed, to pray for those who form our concerns throughout the congregation. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Becky Adams, beckystcatherines.org, 770-971-2839.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Saturday, March 25: MOS and Georgia Philharmonic "Beyond Impressionism: Debussy and Vaughan Williams"

The Michael O’Neal Singers and the Georgia Philharmonic will partner again this season in a concert at 7:30 pm at Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Rd., Marietta. The program will include Debussy's Nocturnes and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams. Several members of St. Catherine's sing in the MOS, a renowned north Atlanta chorus of 150 voices. Tickets are $25 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 Students ($2 additional at the door). For tickets visit www.georgiaphilharmonic.org/tickets.html.

 

Georgia Festival Chorus Spring Season

The 100 voices of The Georgia Festival Chorus invite you to their spring concert series at locations around the Atlanta area, with classic and contemporary choral works by Mozart, Moses Hogan, Palestrina, Mark Hayes, Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest and many more. All concerts are free, no tickets needed (a free-will offering is taken). The April 30 concert at Johnson Ferry Baptist will be a gala celebration in honor of the chorus's 30th anniversary and founding director Frank Boggs's 90th birthday. Several members of our parish participate in this community chorus well-known to us through appearances in previous years at St. Catherine’s. For more about Georgia Festival Chorus and these concerts please visit www.tgafc.org. Dates and locations:

  • Sunday, March 19 – Roswell First Baptist Church, 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 26 – Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Marietta, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 2 – Westminster Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 30 – Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 5:00 pm gala concert with reception following

 

Red Cross seeking young leaders in "Leaders Save Lives"

The American Red Cross is looking for high school and college students who are interested in a leadership and scholarship opportunity. The “Leaders Save Lives” program is a great opportunity for students who want leadership experience, are looking for scholarships and want to build their resumes. Students will have the accomplishment of helping save lives. Encourage students you know to check out Leaders Save Lives and sign up to host a blood drive during their summer break. See complete information at www.redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives .Thank you for your support and helping build a safe blood supply for years to come!

 

Wellness Tips

  • Antioxidants in berries
    Antioxidants are substances with disease-fighting properties that can protect cells from damage caused by diseases such as cancer and heart disease. All fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, but nutrient-rich berries, like blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and raspberries are some of the best sources. Unsweetened frozen berries are just as nutritious, so you can enjoy berries year-round! Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Hunger versus appetite
    What’s the difference between appetite and true hunger? Hunger is your body’s physical need for food. Your stomach may growl and you may feel tired, slightly irritable, or even have a headache. Appetite is more related to the desire for food. It is the mental and emotional drive to eat, which can be affected by time of the day, food availability, social acceptance, stress and boredom. Tuning in to your body’s signals and eating when you are truly hungry is an important part of healthy weight management. Source: HealthFitness dietitian

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, stcatsstcatherines.org. Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Pat McDougald, Tom Blackstock; Josh England, Jake England, Lucas Elgie, Andrew Hutton, Taylor Bacon, Ryan Johnson and Zach Hurley.

OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Donald, our president, Nathan, our Governor, members of Congress and this Country.

DECEASED: Chris Roper

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Andrew Pritchit, Charlie Zimmerman, Milt Hayes, Edie, Suzanne Gardiner, Susan Martin, James Henegar, Joyce Hendricks, The Wheeler Family, Warren Martin, Jacqueline Heckel, Bill Lewis, Harold Shapiro, Dale Voyles, Dickie Pridgen, Bryan & Suzanne, Arthur Loewy, Jo Anne Fisher, Rev. Bob & Roberta Abstein, Alice Moran, Chris Phillips, Manuel Deisen, Lisa Buchanan, Madison, Dan Montgomery, Jane Smith, Elizabeth Keeley, George Alexander, Gary Parker, Mary Lou Shannonhouse.

BIRTHDAYS: (3/19) Ray Ban, Anne Hitchins, Amy Mikkelsen, Duncan Wilson, (3/20) Ron Brannock, Barb Selby, Lisa Sheidt, Lauren Fransen, (3/21) Norma Alexander, Michael Devault, Desiree Harvey, (3/22) Susan Heuke, (3/23) Leo Bosarge, Claire Paglia, (3/24) Ginney Linstrom, Kim Moran, (3/25) Ed Pitts, Bradley McGhee, (3/26) Chris Brennan, Alan Certain, Chris Potter, Tad Travis, George Campbell, Thomas Reeves, (3/27) Randy Satterfield, (3/28) Sybil Coote, (3/29) Mark Bartlow, Forrest Tuemmler, (3/31) Derek Bartlow, (4/2) Tom Snead, Linda Langston, (4/3) Ralph Patrick, Steve Diffley, Elizabeth Singleton, Parker Handell, (4/4) Amanda Fleming, Danielle Yucius, (4/5) Monica Kraeger, Jett Mikkelsen, Kyle Luttrell, (4/6) Sarah Langmaid, JP Westin, (4/7) Meg Reeves, Grace Adams.

ANNIVERSARIES: Chuck & Jan Severs (3/24), Tim & Therese Braman (4/4), David & Ina Bachman (4/6)

PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
(3/19) Claire, Brian, Luke & Nathan Paglia; Mel & Michael Paris; Sally Paris; Gary & Brenda Parker; Regan & Jenna Parker.
(3/26) Brad, Jennifer & Hannah Parrott; Susan Partus; Ralph & Woodie Patrick; Richard & Eleanor Pearson; John & Laura Pennington.

PRAYER FOR OUR RECTOR SEARCH: Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Catherine’s, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We love to recognize birthdays and wedding anniversaries for everyone in our parish! We have a year-round calendar to pray for these special dates, send birthday cards, and publish in our bulletin and newsletter. Would you like your birthday or anniversary included in our remembrances? Please send names and dates to us using the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.

HELP US HELP YOU

Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.

St. Catherine's Calendar

Holy Baptism

Dates coming up: June 4 (Pentecost). To schedule a baptism please contact the church office for the customary booklet about Holy Baptism and to arrange a date.

Two-Week Look Ahead

Below are the next two weeks of events and activities, correct as of publication date. For the entire up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.

Saturday, 3/18 Saturday, 3/25

9:00AM
11:30AM
12:00PM
7:30PM

Home Buyers Workshop
Cats On Wheels Lunch
Concert Rehearsal
Concert: Eunjoo Lee-Huls

25th-26th
Rite13 Urban Plunge
Sunday, 3/19 Sunday, 3/26

8:00AM
8:00AM
8:30AM
9:00AM
10:00AM
11:15AM
2:30PM
7:00PM
7:00PM

Holy Eucharist
Volunteer Coordination
Breakfast
Holy Eucharist
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Girl Scouts
Women's Extension Dinner
Young Adults

26th-2nd
8:00AM
9:00AM
10:00AM
11:15AM
3:00PM
7:00PM

Family Promise Hosting Week
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist / Jubilate
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Girl Scouts
Young Adults

Monday, 3/20 Monday, 3/27
9:15AM
3:30PM
6:30PM
7:30PM

Women's Book Study
CGS Catholic
Stephen Ministry
Boy Scouts

3:30PM
7:30PM

CGS Catholic
Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 3/21 Tuesday, 3/28

9:30AM
10:00AM
3:30PM
7:00PM
7:00PM

Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Computer Lab
Jubilate
Vestry

9:30AM
10:00AM
3:30PM
6:00PM
6:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM

Bible Study
Staff Meeting/Lunch
Computer Lab
Elizabeth Inn Dinner Team
MUST Laundry Team
Jubilate
Family Promise Group
Wednesday, 3/22 Wednesday, 3/29
9:45AM
6:15PM
6:30PM
6:45PM
7:00PM
7:15PM
MUST Breakfast Team
Choristers
Lent Quiet Evening
Tour Choir
Youth & Explorers WNL
Chancel Choir

1:30PM
6:00PM
6:15PM
6:45PM
7:00PM
7:15PM

Preschool Board
MUST Laundry Team
Choristers
Tour Choir
Youth & Explorers WNL
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 3/23 Thursday, 3/30
 
3:30PM
6:00PM
7:00PM

Father Dean's day off
Computer Lab
EFM
Men's Bible Study

 
3:30PM
6:00PM
7:00PM
Father Dean's day off
Computer Lab
EFM
Men's Bible Study
Friday, 3/24 Friday, 3/31
 
6:30AM
10:00AM
10:00AM
12:00PM
8:00PM
8:00PM

Amma Susan's day off
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
Invitation Ministry
MOPS Event
A.A.
A.A. Women’s Meditation

   
6:30AM
10:00AM
8:00PM
8:00PM

Amma Susan's day off
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
A.A.
A.A. Women’s Meditation

Future planning

Please hold these dates:

  • Sunday, April 2 – No Youth or Children Church School (Cobb Schools Spring Break)
  • April 9 - 15 - Holy Week (see full schedule above in this newsletter)
  • Sunday, April 16 - Easter Day; Rice Bowls ingathering
  • Tuesday, April 18 – Blood drive 3-7 pm
  • Wed., April 19 – WNL resumes for Youth & Explorers
  • Friday-Saturday, April 21-22 – Youth Lock-In
  • Saturday, May 6 - Rite 13 Banquet
  • Sunday, May 7 - Rite 13 Ceremony
  • Sunday, May 14 - Youth Sunday, Graduate & Acolyte Recognition
  • Sunday, May 21 - Last Day of Church School
  • June 2-4 - Youth Beach Retreat
  • June 12-15 - Vacation Bible School

ST. CAT'S EYC - YOUTH - NEWS

By Youth Director Sally Paris, sallystcatherines.org

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

March 25-26 - Rite 13 Urban Plunge
April 2 - No Church School (Spring Break)
April 5 - No WNL
April 9 - Palm Sunday
April 12 - No WNL (Holy Week)
April 16 - Easter!
April 21 - Lock-In
May 6 - Rite 13 Banquet
May 7 - Rite 13 Ceremony
May 14 - Youth Sunday, Graduate & Acolyte Recognition
May 21 - Last Day of Church School
June 2-4 - Youth Beach Retreat

 

Bless and sign the Youth House Expansion March 19!

All are welcome to come at the end of Church School this day to leave their mark on the building before we put the finishing touches on it. It has been great to catch glimpses of the prayers over the original building as we have begun to expand.

 

Beauty and the Beast Sunday, March 19

Several youth have asked if we can go see the movie together. We will plan to see the movie at Merchant's Walk Cinema at 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon. We will plan to meet at the theater. If you need a ride, please let Sally know!

 

Rite 13 Urban Plunge March 25-26

Youth and parents, this is a short (one night) weekend trip. If you have any questions, please let me know!

 

Diocesan Offerings

  • Graduation Celebration Sunday, May 7
    This will be our second annual Graduation Celebration located at Holy Innocents', 3:30-5:30 pm, no cost. All family and friends are invited to join our graduating seniors for a special service including Bishop Wright as the celebrant and as the spiritual leader in a blessing by the entire community. After the service, we will have a reception to follow. Get details and register all seniors and guests by May 1 at www.eycdioatl.org/graduation-celebration.html.
  • Steps to Lead - June 2-4
    This is our first ever Youth Leadership Retreat. Bishop Wright, Mary Hooper, Keith Dumke, and I will lead a weekend where we hope to assist our youth in finding the next steps they must take in order to answer the Jesus' call. We will spend a weekend at the beach at the Lutheran Costal Retreat Center where we will have program, free time, community dinners, and different services. | No cost, for all current 10-12th grade. Get details and apply for the retreat by March 12 at www.eycdioatl.org/steps-to-lead.html.
  • atlSERVE Mission Week - June 25-30
    This is our local summer mission week. What started as a two-parish venture between Holy Innocents' and All Saints' Atl has turned into a local Diocesan Youth Mission Week. All Saints' Atl lets us use their incredible youth space to live for a week and youth from all over the Diocese come together to serve the communities of Atlanta in various ways. The intention of our work is centered around relationships and how we all find God in all people. For youth 6-12th grade, cost $275 (scholarships available). See details and register at www.eycdioatl.org/atlserve.html.

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5

The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. Printed copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church in the foyer on the Welcome Table or in the nearby wall rack. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles and photos are due by midnight on Wednesday 2 days before the publication date. Please submit items via email (below) or to Editor Karen Manno's mailbox at church.

The Wheel: get every issue!

Does everyone in your family receive The Wheel, St. Catherine's newsletter? Is everyone subscribed? Email is a primary means for our parish communications. You may sign up on on our Subscription page. Or you may send the names and email addresses of everyone who would like get their own copy to Karen Manno at the email address below, or note them on the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin, or contact the church office at 770-971-2829. You'll receive your online version via email, and you can find all current and prior issues of The Wheel on our website at www.stcatherines.org

Editor: Karen Manno, Karenstcatherines.org or 770-973-8668

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571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
770-971-2839