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Dear Friends in Christ,
I find it close to unbelievable that almost two years have gone by as your Interim Rector, and that now it is time to say goodbye. For much of these two years, I have joked with the Nominating Committee to “Take your time, take your time--we’re having lots of fun!” And, to my delight, that is exactly what they did!
Their good work is done, the Vestry’s work is done, and now my work is done. This remarkable, loving parish will soon under the leadership of a remarkable, loving Rector.
In my imagination, I see so much good ahead, that I can only thank God that all the ingredients have come together in such a graceful way. I envy Sarah’s time with you, and I have a good idea of the graceful ways that you will have to welcome her into your hearts.
I will miss you all, as my Great Aunt Arte would say, “something fierce!” I will miss your Vestry, especially the Wardens I have had the privilege to work with; I will miss your lay leadership, who give so much of your time, talents, and treasure to these amazing ministries; but perhaps most of all, I will miss this amazing, incredible staff. I’ve been part of many outstanding church staffs over the years, but I have never had the experience of the total dedication, talent, spiritual depth, and, well, just fun, that is the life of this staff. You are most blessed with these outstanding people. Take special care of them all!
And take special care of one another! God is doing a good work in this parish, and I thank God that I have been privileged to be a part of that good work. I will keep you in my prayers, and in my heart, always.
“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.” Pentecost, "the Fiftieth Day," is a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining eleven Apostles of Christ after the Resurrection of Jesus. Pentecost is sometimes described as the "Birthday of the Church." The feast has also been called Whit Sunday, especially in the Anglican Church. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Day, and is on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.
A main sign of Pentecost in Western churches is the color red to symbolize joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Priests wear red vestments, and in modern times lay people may wear red clothing as well. Red banners (as on our cross) are often hung to symbolize the blowing of the "mighty wind" of the Spirit, and words or symbols such as doves or flames may be used related to the church and the Holy Spirit. We will hear the story from the Acts of the Apostles in as many different languages we can muster so we can experience the “amazement and perplexity” of the event.
Everyone is invited to join us in celebration and thanks for the ministry of The Rev. C. Dean Taylor, our spectacular Interim Rector, on Pentecost, June 4. Following the 10:30 service, we will share a farewell luncheon on the grounds of St. Catherine’s. A main dish provided by Williamson Brothers and beverages will be provided. You are invited to help by bringing:
Please contact Sally Paris at sallystcatherines.org, Jenna Parker at jennastcatherines.org, or Pat Pepper at volunteerstcatherines.org with any questions.
By Bill Ivey
The first time I met Father Dean, he walked into the office wing with a big smile on his face and we met in the library. He was real, he was sincere, he had been rector in a church for a long tenure and he knew Father Jim … he was just what we needed. The wardens and I interviewed him and knew that he would be good for us as we let go of Father Jim. Now, almost two years later, we have to let Father Dean go, too. That was our contract.
He was willing to help us find that place where we needed to be, “What does St. Cat’s look like without Father Jim?” He challenged us to look beyond our status quo, to change things that we didn’t want to change, to find new things we wanted to do and to let go of old things that maybe didn’t work anymore. He went to Lake Logan with us, he was here when the protestors came, he was here for weddings and funerals and births and baptisms and all our major feast days. And he preached – wow, did he preach for us! We got to see into his childhood, his family and his ministry. And we had sheetcake.
Father Dean—we will miss you. We will grow with our new rector and we’ll look back and remember the way Dean challenged us—and we’ll know that the journey Dean walked with us was worthwhile and meaningful. A piece of our hearts will go with Father Dean to The Church of Our Savior in Virginia Highlands where he will help them to discern their new direction. Thank you, Dean, for your love and friendship, your kind and gentle direction, and your smile. We wish you and Dawn the very best, and we call on our God to bless you and keep you safe.
On behalf of the Vestry,
-> NOTE: Father Dean, we are glad you are going not far away! Father Dean has accepted the position of Interim Rector at The Church of Our Saviour in mid-town Atlanta (Virginia Highlands area) oursaviouratlanta.org , beginning June 5.
7:00 pm in the Parish Hall
All leaders of St. Catherine’s ministry teams and committees, please be sure to be present at this important meeting as we begin planning for August activities and the coming year. Anyone who is interested in the ministry work of our church is welcome to attend.
Attention all St. Catherine’s ministries, groups and committees: Make sure that rooms, resources and publicity will be available for you and your activities! Your church staff is having a calendaring retreat day soon with our new Rector to plan out the coming year. We need to know of ALL meetings and events for your group—tentative or confirmed, one time or on-going—from June 2017 through May 2018.
Communication about this will be more important than ever in the coming year! Remember, if your activity is not scheduled on the church calendar, another event may occur at the same time and/or the space you need may be in use by others. Please send all information as soon as possibleto Rose Wolfe, rosestcatherines.org.
Welcoming reception between services
Our new Rector, Mother Sarah K. Fisher, will join us for her first Sunday at St. Catherine's on June 11. Come for a time to greet her and extend a warm St. Catherine's welcome at our Welcoming Reception between the two services this day, on the pavers in front of the church from 9 to 10:15 am.
A reminder & request from our Invitation Ministry Team
Please remember to wear your name tag each Sunday and gently remind other parishioners who may have forgotten. This is a great time for all of us to resume this important habit as we welcome our new rector, continue to welcome our visitors and newcomers each week, and get to know each other better.
Name tags are kept in the kiosk on the wall in the foyer. If you don't have a name tag or have misplaced your old one, simply request one using the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Becky in the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-971-2839. Thank you!
June 12-15, 9:00 am to noon
"Hero Central" Vacation Bible School uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids discover their strength in God! VBS this summer is Monday through Thursday, June 12-15, 9:00 am to noon. St. Catherine's VBS is for children age 4 by July 1 (potty-trained), through rising fifth graders. Cost is $35 per child.
You can help
Vacation Bible School snack and craft supply donations are needed. Please consider taking a donation request from our display board in the foyer. We still have several important items on our wish list!
A few volunteer spots are available, please see opportunities below. Contact Jenna Parker at jennastcatherines.org or Susie Davis at sdavis5226gmail.com if interested:
Sunday, June 18
Bishop Robert C. Wright will join us at St. Catherine’s on May 18. We have been preparing our Adult and Youth confirmation classes throughout this year to participate. It will be a glorious day of celebration; at the 10:30 service these members of the body of Christ make a mature commitment of faith through confirmation, are received into the Episcopal Church, or reaffirm their baptismal vows.
Bishop Wright will join us beginning at 9:00 am for breakfast and a Bishop's Forum open to all in the Parish Hall, and will officiate at the 10:30 service. We hope that you will plan to be in attendance to support all those who will give themselves to the ministry of Jesus Christ through the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church.
Worship services this day will be Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am, and Holy Eucharist with Confirmation at 10:30 am.
Saturday, June 17 trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Join us for our next even-month excursion... We're taking a day trip to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, www.trappist.net. To get all the details including departure time, RSVP on the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-2200.
Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you! If you are old enough to be eligible for an AARP card and have an adventurous spirit, you are invited to join this lively group of folks with life experiences for lunches and outings to places of interest throughout the year.
3 to 7 pm in the Parish Hall
Come "save a life" at St. Catherine's next blood drive on June 20, 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time. Reserve your time now by going to www.redcrossblood.org and enter our sponsor code: STCATS. And don't forget to even further minimize time by using Red Cross' RapidPass on the day of the drive to complete the pre-reading and donation questions online before you come -- see www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.
Help is also needed for greeting donors, set up and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jmgmail.com / 404.375.8327.
Training session Saturday, June 10
By Amma Susan
If you would like to be licensed to take the Holy Eucharist from church on Sunday to St. Catherine's parishioners who cannot get to church, becoming a Lay Eucharistic Visitor is the ministry for you. The next training will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 9 to 11 am in the Library. Contact Amma Susan, ammasusanstcatherines.org for more information.
By Chris Potter
“She is in a better place…” “The hell she is!”
I cringed as my father responded to a woman at my mother’s funeral. But perhaps my father’s rudeness could be forgiven, given the circumstances. But what can we say to someone whose life is suddenly shattered? Many of the typical things we hear said are just ways to meet our need to exit the situation gracefully.
Come and see. See how Stephen Ministry can train us to be more sensitive to what others need to hear. Learn how to respond to those who are grieving, adjusting to new life situation or making a big decision. Come and see, on Sunday, June 25 at a light lunch after the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall. So that we can get a head count, please email Chris Potter at cdexterpottergmail.com. But even if you don’t let me know, come anyway.
Saturday, June 24, 9 am to 5 pm
By Randy Satterfield
On June 24 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 is now a quarterly event at St. Catherine's and is open to the public. It 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.
Nineteen members of our Chancel Choir, with ten more St. Catherine’s parishioners and friends, will travel to Tuscany, Italy on June 14–21. Our “Tour Choir” will be singing at the Tuscany International Choral Festival. This Festival takes place each year in the town of Montecatini Terme. Community, church, youth and school choirs are invited to participate in an effort to encourage peace and understanding. This year, choirs are from Italy, the USA, North Cypress, Germany, Hungary and France. The Festival begins with an opening ceremony that includes a welcome from the Mayor and a torchlight procession. The following day concerts are given at the Tettuccio spa and the Piazza del Popolo. The Festival concludes with a dinner at the Villa Medici for all the choirs and participants, and a closing ceremony with a group sing in the Villa's gardens.
The Tour Choir is also excited to sing in the 11 am Sunday mass on June 18 at St. James Episcopal Church in Florence. We will continue exploring Tuscany, in the nearby towns of Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena and vineyards in Montecarlo. All of us going on the trip plan to learn as much as we can about the people, music, history, art, architecture, culture and cuisine of this beautiful region while also enjoying getting to know each other better.
We have already had a wonderful time getting ready for our journey and rehearsing our music. Please keep all on our trip in your prayers, and we look forward to sharing our pictures after we get back... (but only if you really want to see them!)
-> Click to hear the Tour Choir singing at St. Catherine's on May 28 the pieces they will perform at the Tuscany International Choral Festival (photo by Bill Ivey).
By Nelson Gale for the Stewardship Committee
As we are now entering the summer season, we often find ourselves journeying on our family vacations to the cool of the mountains or to the beauty of the beach. May we slow down our lives during this time to appreciate God's gifts of family and nature. Our own Mother Sarah Fisher has some thoughts about being grateful for God's generosity every day as we continue on our journey in faith. I invite you to click below to “hear” what Mother Sarah has to say:
By Linda Smith and Susannah Campbell
The Memorial Garden is now accessible during the current pause in construction of the Memorial Garden Expansion. Parishioners are asked to avoid the central area, which has been roped off, but otherwise may walk on the newly poured walkway around to the current garden.
We are awaiting the moving of power lines before the work can proceed. After this is accomplished we will have the ground leveled, and the new brickwork and ironwork installed. Thank you for your patience as we look forward to the completion of our beautiful expansion.
The Vestry will elect five lay delegates to represent St. Catherine's at this year's Diocesan Council on Friday & Saturday, November 10 –11 at First Baptist Church, Gainesville. Delegates must be confirmed communicants of St. Catherine's "in good standing" (meaning that they "pray, work, and give for the spread of God's Kingdom" on a regular basis) and are required to attend all meetings in the given year including pre-council convocation meetings. Information about Council will be available on the Atlanta Diocese website at www.episcopalatlanta.org/Communication/2017-annual-council-/
If you are interested, please check the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Sr. Warden Bill Ivey, Jr. Warden Stephanie Yucius, or our clergy.
In 2001 St. Catherine’s began to award college book scholarships to our fine young adults who are headed to college to continue their education. Each summer we presents this awards to our rising college freshmen. It has been a wonderful gift to our parish and to each of these young people. However, income to the Fund continues to struggle to keep up with the wonderful growth of our Youth program.
The St. Catherine’s College Book Scholarship Fund began as the Dorothy Hanson Memorial Fund, in memory of the mother of parishioner Dani Dickson, and is funded each year by individual gifts. To date, we have presented over 100 scholarships totalling more than $20,000. At this time we are able to give small scholarships only to our first-year college students, but with additional gifts to this fund, we hope to expand either the amount of the gift of have the ability to help support them each year of their college careers.
How can you help? We are now collecting gifts to the Fund (tax deductible). Please make checks to St. Catherine’s and denote it in the memo line for "College Book Scholarship Fund." And please keep the fund, its purpose and future, and the young people who benefit from it in your prayers.
Mark your calendar for a very special retirement celebration for Amma Susan on Saturday, July 29, 6:00 pm. Her last Sunday with us will be July 30. Details to follow!
Come to the mountains of North Carolina and spend a weekend with our new Rector! Singles, doubles and family accommodations will be available. The retreat will be Labor Day weekend, September 1-4 at Lake Logan, North Carolina. More details to come!
Wednesday, June 28 AND Wednesday, July 5
By Harriett Pyburn
Mark your calendars to help make 2,000 lunches for the MUST Summer Lunch program! Did you know that in Georgia, 3 in 5 children receive free/reduced lunch? When school is out, many go hungry. Each summer, a host of MUST volunteers pack and deliver Summer Lunches to more than 6,500 children daily in seven Atlanta- area counties. St. Catherine’s is proud to be part of this program every year.
We will gather in the Parish Hall at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 28 and Wednesday, July 5 to pack 1,000 lunches each day to be distributed to students in Cobb County on summer break. All ages and skills can participate either or both dates! Also, if you are available to help ahead of time, we have several pre-work items where we need assistance (collecting boxes, picking up bread, setup the days before, etc.). To help with these tasks please go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C44AFAA2FA7F94-2017 or contact Harriett Pyburn harriettspyburngmail.com or Jennifer Massey for more information.
To learn more about MUST’s Summer Lunch Program visit www.mustministries.org/summer-lunch#.WTF94dy1v4Y .
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Family Promise of Cobb County Second Annual Golf Outing, “Keeping Our Children on Course.” This event serves as Family Promise’s primary fundraiser of the year. It is a day filled with golf, friends, and great food. You can come and play at this terrific course, and participate in multiple ways – become a sponsor, ask your favorite local business to be a sponsor or donate raffle items.
Get all the details and register at www.familypromisecobbcounty.org/second-annual-golf-outing-event-details/ . The committee also needs raffle items which can include gift cards ($20/$25) from restaurants, grocery stores, movie theatres, book stores, etc. The items can be placed in the FP mailbox in the print room at church or be given to Eleanore or Richard Pearson. Need any further info? Contact Richard or Eleanore at 678-290-0097, elerichbellsouth.net.
Next Family Promise Hosting Week is coming up: August 6-13
By Barb Selby
On May 25 St. Catherine's helped sponsor a bowling outing for members of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. Linda Cox, Janet Livingston, and Barb Selby went along to help pick out bowling balls, shoes, remember whose turn it was, and serve pizza and drinks for lunch. We had a great time. One of the gentlemen there commented that he hadn't had so much fun in a long time! St. Catherine's Outreach Ministry Team helped sponsor for this outing. Holy Comforter serves this special group of adults with mental illnesses who live in group homes near the church which is in the Grant Park area of Atlanta.
-> HC’s Annual Pork and Plants Day - Saturday, June 10
A fun day at Holy Comforter supporting a great cause! Once again The Holy Smokers, a BBQ team from Marietta, will be selling pulled pork or bbq chicken plates with all the sides, including a drink, for $10 a plate. Music will be provided by local band Back of the Bus including St. Catherine’s own Dennis Freeman! The Seedtime and Harvest gardeners will be supplying everything for summer gardens. The Art Program from The Friendship Center will be there to sell one-of-a-kind art. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the garden and The Friendship Center. There will be lots of desserts, music, and games. You may also pre-order take-home whole smoked pork butts or whole bbq chickens ($40 for the pork butt, feeds 8-10, $6 for a chicken - they can be picked up during the event or anytime the following week). All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the garden and Friendship Center.
Order tickets and take-home pork & chicken online at www.eventbrite.com/e/pork-plants-tickets-26808125826 . Holy Comforter is located at 737 Woodland Avenue SE, Atlanta, www.holycomforter-atlanta.org .
By Harriett Pyburn
Every week, we are given the opportunity to shop for the Save it Forward food pantry of MUST Ministries, which serves families in crisis in Cobb County and Marietta City schools by providing 50 pounds of food monthly throughout the year. Each week, we are given a shopping list for Publix and Kroger, and shoppers can purchase the items (always less than $6) and return to St. Catherine's at their convenience. Traditionally, the shopping lists have included coupons in addition to BOGO items / sale prices, etc. This summer, however, the shopping lists will not include coupons (due to a current smaller supply of coupons, they are being used by the warehouse shoppers only). As a result, we now have the convenience of being able to EMAIL you the weekly shopping lists. You do not have to pick them up at the outreach table or remember to take them into the store with you — how wonderful!
Would you like to be added to this email list? If so, please let Harriett Pyburn know (harriettspyburngmail.com). You will receive one email a week with the current week's shopping list for both Publix and Kroger. Pick which store works best for you. You are not obligated to shop each week (or ever). Just participate when it works for you. Food may be returned in the marked bins across from the parlor at your convenience. The bins are collected weekly.
By Connie Bergeron
Thank you to all of our volunteers who are supporting this year's Habitat for Humanity house build, especially everyone who helped as construction volunteers and with meals service on May 20. As members of the Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition, St. Catherine's works alongside volunteers from 15 different denominations and faiths, which is very exciting. We are most grateful for our construction volunteers, including Swiss and Peter Britt, David Daniels, Dwight Blackwood and Kiana Nicholson. Our smiling breakfast servers were Barb Selby and Janet Livingston who provided coffee, pastries, fresh fruit and orange juice for 25 to 30 volunteers. Lunch was provided by Ron and Connie Bergeron, and Glenn Cox provided the delicious smoked pork. Ron and Connie served along with Sybil Coote, a long time Habitat volunteer.
St. Catherine's has two more volunteer days, June 10 (interior painting - 2 people needed, and July 8 (landscape day - 3 people total needed). To sign up for these two days, please email Connie Bergeron at connieatlbergerons.net. Everyone is invited to attend Dedication Day and see this year's finished house at 3 pm on Sunday, July 23. Photos below by Connie Bergeron.
By Connie Bergeron
What a joyous evening May 28th was, thanks to everyone who donated food and who volunteered to serve dinner at MUST's Elizabeth Inn shelter on Memorial Day weekend. Our food donors included Carol Fey, Nancy Barke, Sybil Coote, Janet Livingston, Harriett Pyburn, and Ron and Connie Bergeron. Our servers at The Inn included Bettye Harris, Janet Livingston, Lisa Johnston, Sybil Coote, and Ron and Connie Bergeron. The guests at Elizabeth Inn were well fed and we had enough food to make "to go" boxes to feed a dozen homeless people in the community who came to The Inn hoping for a meal. What a wonderful opportunity to encourage those in need with a nutritious tasty dinner. Bravo and sincere thanks to everyone who participated in making St. Catherine's dinner a success, and special thanks to Williamson Brothers and Fred Massey for ordering the yummy barbecue chickens which were our dinner entree.
For over 25 years, St. Catherine's vounteers have provided dinner at the Inn on the 28th of every month. We also provide breakfast on the fourth Wednesday each month, and staff the men's laundry on fourth Tuesdays and fifth Wednesdays. We welcome you to become part of these ministries to our neighbors in need!
Dear Members of St. Catherine's,
Gina Baumann and Jim Kareken request the Honor of your Presence at their Marriage on Saturday, the Twenty-Second of July, Two Thousand and Seventeen, Half Past One O'Clock in the Afternoon, at Saint Catherine's Episcopal Church, The Reverend Dean Taylor presiding. A Cake and Punch Reception will follow in the Parish Hall. For additional information please visit their wedding website: www.theknot.com/us/gina-baumann-and-jim-kareken-jul-2017 .
By Stephanie Yucius
Blockbuster superhero movies feature names like Superman, Captain America, Six Billion Dollar Man and Wonder Woman. These plots have everyday people transform with a special inner gift that creates superhero strengths and abilities. We can pay to be entertained by creative scripts and million dollar budgets. And I confess I do enjoy a good superhero movie! But this summer the low budget screenplay with life-changing effects and brilliant actors will feature our very own St. Catherine's parishioners!
Each of us have the special inner gift that God blessed us with to love one another as we have been loved. With this amazing gift we, too, find hero strengths and abilities to help bring joy and nourishment to many people and children in our community. We can choose to spend time volunteering at Vacation Bible School (June 12-15), Blood Drive (June 20), MUST Lunch Making (June 28 and July 5), Family Promise Hosting (August 6 - 12). I look forward to seeing your superhero self — leaping small stacks of sandwiches in a single bound, giving life through your blood donation, providing a home for families, and singing with enthusiasm at VBS.
“Of all people, you know who I am…who the world needs me to be. I’m Wonder Woman.” –Wonder Woman. See you on the set at St. Catherine's, being who the world needs you to be!
Interested in finding your purpose for ministry? Contact Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry, 770.971.1269 or volunteerstcatherines.org to get connected!
Photos by Connie Bergeron, Bettye Harris, Bill Ivey. See more in the albums at Photo Albums.
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.
Thank you, St. Catherine's, for your prayers, flowers, cards, e-mails, phone calls and delicious meals following my hand surgery.
Letters have been received from the following to acknowledge gifts from our parish:
Threads of Hope and Healing - Saturday, June 24
Come for a contemplative Quiet Day of reflection, reconciliation and inner change sponsored by the Atlanta Diocese’s Commission for Dismantling Racism, Saturday, June 24, 9 am - 3 pm at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4755 North Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody. Join with others in an atmosphere of silence, sharing and prayer on this day we set aside for ourselves to focus hearts and minds on the inner change and personal transformations that will nurture reconciliation ad healing as we strive to dismantle racism. Cost of $20 includes lunch and materials for the day. Registration is required, please contact at kayma53att.net.
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.
FOR 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.
FOR OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Donald, our president, Nathan, our Governor, members of Congress and this Country.
DECEASED: William R. Domenico, friend of Chuck & Linda Shrake
THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Raymond Higgins, Marti & Cam Graham, Michael Wrigley, Claudia, Geri Hammond, Mary Jarrell, Don Martin, Ken Buxton, Joen, Donovan Parnes, Gina Christiansen, Mehreen Ahmad, John & Jackie Clark, Elspeth De La Barre, Candy, Suzanne Gardiner, Jerry Scott, Kaye Cagle, Jennifer, Margaret Skromme, Alpa Chandra, Chuck Zimmerman, Ruth Cehelnik, Chubby Rice, Steve Burkholder, Ashley & Matt Moody, Vanessa Williams, Nancy Anderson, Julie Brannock, Roger Motter, Betty Robinson, Edie Teal and family, Jan Pienezza, Wes Woodruff, Mark Pendroid, Roger Irwin, Jim Raasch, Janice Larkin, Elizabeth Keeley.
BIRTHDAYS: (6/4) Mary Moore, Mary Dailey, (6/5) Sarah Stedman, Willow Riney, (6/6) Steve Robinson, Frances Bowden, Adrian Aumann, (6/8) Jackie Anderson, Kelly Donoghue, Hannah Parrott, (6/9) Bill Sapp, Harriett Pyburn, Paul Maxwell, Hillyear Jones, (6/10) Tim Langmaid, Robert Dailey, Leah Banko, Bourke Brennan, (6/11) Cary Kilgore, Naomi Morris, (6/12) Justice Mace, Harper-Zahara Amos, (6/13) Paris Brennan, (6/15) Jennifer Buckalew, Frannie Hitchins (6/17) Paul Manno, Mike Dillson, David Bachmann, Becky Ban, (6/18) Linda Snape, Beverly Fambrough, Peggy Snook, (6/19) Kathleen McDougald, (6/20) Anne Willcocks, (6/21) Julie Fulcher, Frederick Tuemmler, (6/22) Pat Ennever, (6/23) Eva Snape, Anna Ettel, (6/24) Lillibet Goldman, Bill Fambrough, Michael Paris, Nancy O’Neill, (6/26) John Nabinger, (6/27) Kris Cook, (6/28) Anne Whittle, (6/30) Kristi Mulchahey Johnson, Lisa Cook, Dorothea Westin, Rachel Tomchik, (7/1) Spencer Banko, (7/3) Kathleen Iacobelli, (7/4) Margaret Wilson, (7/5) Todd Smith, Jordan Lagarde, (7/7) Judy Dechar.
ANNIVERSARIES: Alan & Carol Fey (6/8); Kris & Lisa Cook (6/9); Jim & Bobbye Greene (6/11), Michael & Katie Morris (6/11); Bruce & Barbara Perry (6/12), Chris & Christy Jones (6/15), David & Molly Banko (6/19), Steve & Kitty Diffley (6/21), Todd & Anne Hitchins (6/21), Rick & Tracey Buckalew (6/23); Tim & Caroline Brennan (6/24), Mel & Michael Paris (6/24), Paul & Karen Manno (6/25), Greg & Margaret Caudle (6/26), Chris & Amy Morris (6/26), Bill & Barb Selby (6/27), Brian & Claire Paglia (6/27), Hale & Diane Sanders (6/28), Steve & Cindy Tuemmler (7/2), Kelly Beard & David Bottoms (7/3), Stan & Dani Dickson (7/4), Ken & Nancy Denton (7/5), Pat & Frank Brent (7/6), Richard & Eleanore Pearson (7/7).
PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
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.
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.
Please hold these dates:
By Youth Director Sally Paris, sallystcatherines.org
We will gather the first and third Wednesday of each month this summer, 5-7 pm unless otherwise noted.
June 2-4 - Youth Beach Retreat
Wednesday, June 21 -- game is at 7:35; we will meet at St. Catherine's at 6:45. Tickets are $20. Please bring money for snacks if you would like them. Friends are always welcome to join! RVSP HERE by June 7th so that Sally can buy tickets!
Watch the slide show of our wonderful 2016-2017 year of St. Cat’s Youth!
Rite 13 Ceremony on May 7
See lots more photos full-size, including all the posters, in the album at Rite 13 - 2017 (pictures by Jan Potter).
The Youth decided to raise money to buy a torch and a plaque for Youth Leader Mary Lou Shannonhouse during Relay for Life this year. The money raised went to fund cancer research. We are so blessed by all that Ms. Mary Lou has done for us and for our faith. She has cared for us deeply as we grow as people and as Christians and we wanted to honor her in this memorable way. Photo - Alison Adams giving Mary Lou her plaque.
Youth! Are you interested in helping out with HERO CENTRAL VBS this summer, June 12-15? You should sign up with this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409054CABAA2BA0FD0-vacation . Training sessions will be Saturday, June 10, 9:00 - 11:00 am / Sunday, June 11, noon - 2:00 pm.
As we continue to work on the Youth House Expansion it is becoming exponentially more important for youth and their families to be involved in finishing the process. The best way to stay in the know for schedule/details is to be on the Youth House Construction email list from Fred Massey -- to get on his list contact him at f_massey2hotmail.com.
Come join over 200 Episcopalians on the rivers of Helen, Ga. This is our third annual Diocesan Tubing Trip that you cannot miss. We spend the day tubing the river, eating good food, and we close it with a Youth Led Liturgy at Church of the Resurrection. Get information and register at www.eycdioatl.org/tubing-trip.html .
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