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By Mother Sarah
Last summer I spent almost a month on the holy mountain known as Sewanee. I was a brand new DMin (Doctorate of Ministry) student. For three weeks, in what felt a little bit like summer camp for clergy, I wrestled with academic writings on the origins of the Eucharist, critiques from my peers on my sermons, and exploring new ways to incorporate poetry and fiction into preaching. It was wonderful. It was also very busy. Classes were long and I was always—always—behind in my reading. As much as I hoped to get a jump on the papers that would be due a few months later, I felt like I was just treading water. I found myself debating skipping daily chapel—something I love—to go do other things that felt were more urgent in the moment. A year later and I wonder what might ever be more urgent than gathering with a community, singing hymns, hearing stories, praying to the Creator and breaking bread.
One day, as I was walking down the hall, I saw this handwritten sign outside of a professor’s door (image, right):
It stopped me in my tracks. I took this picture, and for a while, I slowed down a little bit. I enjoyed a long lunch in the cafeteria with my peers. I sat outside and watched the deer. And, of course, I went to chapel. (I was still behind in my reading.)
The notion of sabbath is a hard one in our culture. How, and where, do we truly find rest? In her book An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor writes about sabbath beautifully: ”In the dark or in the light, with a stone slab under your back or a feather topper, your day begins when you let God hold you because you do not have the slightest idea how to hold yourself—when you let God raise you up, when you consent to rest to show you get the point, since that is the last thing you would do if you were running the show yourself. When you live in God, your day begins when you lose yourself long enough for God to find you, and when God finds you, to lose yourself again in praise."
Sabbath begins with creating stillness and space to be with God. We observe sabbath on Sundays (even as sometimes it feels very busy as we prepare for worship). We step out of our usual busyness to enter God’s time. And I hope we can find ways to invite sabbath into our lives, to practice sabbath other times too.
So many parents, my own included, invite children to rest with a bed-time routine like stories or Compline or prayers. Do we do this for ourselves as well? Do we make space for rest and restoration, for God to come and dwell in our stillness? For me, it’s something I continue to grow into—it is so easy for me to get wrapped up in the busy. It need not be radical—there are lots of little ways to make space. I’m exploring the labyrinth outside the church as a place to practice quick moments of stillness in the midst of daily life. And at home, my back porch is an electronics-free zone where reading, conversation and prayer are welcome, but the gadgets have to have their own sabbath. What about you? How do you make space for sabbath and stillness and God? I’d love to hear your wisdom.
If you’re looking for a starting place, our Book of Common Prayer gives us one. This is the prayer for Quiet Confidence, found on page 832: O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
With joy and love,
Sunday, July 23, 9-10 am
By Anne Hitchins
Our Summer Newcomer Coffee will be Sunday, July 23 at 9 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 and get a better understanding of St. Catherine's. Feel free to bring a friend, relative, or neighbor. All are welcome. Please contact Susan Heuke 678-231-8558 or Anne Hitchins 404-432-6222 for any questions.
Saturday, July 29 - Get tickets soon
Please come and celebrate Amma Susan Johnson's nine years with us and the beginning of her new journey of retirement. All adults are invited at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall to celebrate Amma Susan's 9 years with us. The evening will include dinner and drinks, plus videos, presents, some special guests, and we are hoping that there will be people with "Susan stories" to share. Tickets are $25.00 per person, available on Sundays at church, or contact Marilyn Hunter, mhunter52bellsouth.net, (c) 678-488-6677 or (h) 770-579-5746.
Amma Susan's last Sunday at St. Catherine’s will be July 30.
When: Arrive by 12 pm on Saturday, September 2 /
Depart 11 am Monday, September 4
It’s for everyone: adults, youth, children, singles, couples and families! Join us at the beautiful Lake Logan in North Carolina for a Labor Day weekend of spiritual renewal, fellowship and outdoor fun... and time to get to know Mother Sarah in an informal setting. We always have lots of activities to select from for youth, children and adults, and Lake Logan has wonderful facilities for swimming, boating, fishing and hiking. You can see photos and more about Lake Logan at www.lakelogan.org.
Hold your place with your $100 deposit -- sign up now at
Pricing for 2 nights Saturday-Monday includes meals: Couple $495 / Adult Single $325 or Shared $250 / Children $40 / Teens $100. Additional cost for the optional Friday night. Payments may be made through on The City (select “Parish Retreat” in the drop-down tab), or by check (please designate for “Parish Retreat” on the memo line). For any questions or information about scholarships please contact Delee Freeman, deeleefreemanbellsouth.net.
NEW worship times for the school year
Holy Eucharist service times will be changed from previous years! The schedule beginning August 6 will be:
Church School 10-11 am:
College send-off on August 6
On August 6 at the 8:45 am worship service (NOTE THIS TIME because worship schedule changes this day!) we will recognize all our rising college freshmen to wish them God-speed, and present to them the St. Catherine's Book Scholarship Fund awards. Congratulations to each!
We're really getting close to the finish!! Work is ongoing and lots of help is so important now. For more schedule/details contact Fred Massey, f_massey2hotmail.com.
ALL HANDS NEEDED:
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, www.dinerbakerycompany.com. Please RSVP so we can save you a seat to Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-2200.
Photo - On our visit in June to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers: Tom and Ann Snead, Arlyn Cook, Vera Bibbings. Picture by Ron Cook.
DATE TBA SOON - All leaders of St. Catherine’s ministry teams and committees, please be sure to have a representative present at this important meeting as we prepare for the ministry "Brunch & Learn" on August 13, plus planning for our many fall activities coming very soon! Anyone who is interested in the ministry work of our church is welcome to attend.
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.
Our Lemonade Brigade volunteers serve refreshments for everyone after Sunday services. Donations of cookies would be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off in the kitchen anytime, clearly marked for "Lemonade". We can never have too many cookies! For questions please contact Deana DeLaBarre, deana_delabarrecomcast.net.
By Pat Pepper
“Supper’s ready!” is the traditional cry with which mothers call their children indoors for supper. The call represents the most important moment of the day, a confirmation of family life. Peoples of the world spend a lot of time enjoying each other’s company over a meal. Having a meal together puts most people in a good mood. We can communicate with words that state the intent of our hearts.
Mother Sarah Fisher would like to get to know the people of St. Catherine's as quickly as possible. We feel the best way to do that is over a meal. We have decided on small-group lunches and dinners and she has chosen a series of dates in August through October with 4 to 6 guests per meal. Please go now to www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4aaeaf29a57-share to view the list of dates and times, and sign up, or contact Pat Pepper if you have questions, ppepper97bellsouth.net. Listen for the call, “Supper’s ready!”
Enrolling soon for the new class
By Jan Potter
Have you ever sat and listened while someone “witnessed” about their faith? Does it make you feel a bit squeamish, and maybe guilty, because you think you are just not “getting it”? Talking about how you feel about God can be a challenge – especially for an Episcopalian. Or maybe you were raised on the felt board Jesus and you can’t figure out how to connect the dots to the world today.
Photo - Congratulations to our 2017 EFM Graduates! Diplomas presented on July 2 to Shirley Childs, Amy Morris and Paula Morris, by EFM leaders Jan and Chris Potter. Picture by Bill Ivey.
Education for Ministry (EFM) is a program out of Sewanee (University of the South) that helps you understand just what you believe and how you can apply it in the world we live in today. The entire program is four years, and you commit to one year at a time. The first year is a very in-depth study of the Old Testament. Maybe you have always wondered why we still have that terrifying Old Testament God who could flood the world when it misbehaved. And, why Noah? Why do we keep those stories? This is not the “whitewashed” if the Bible says it, it must be true version. This is something that looks at everything from a variety of traditions.
The second year is an in-depth study of the New Testament. When was it written? Who wrote it and why? Why were some books written in one language and some in another? Why did Mary get to sit and listen while Martha had to work? Why did one guy get paid as much for one hour and someone who labored all day? And, if the disciples didn’t “get it” – how can I? The third year is all about church history. How did the Episcopal Church come to be? What does it mean inside the history of the whole church? This isn’t the memorize-facts-for-a-test version – this is the full piñata of fascinating information to help you understand just how we got where we are today.The fourth year brings us back to how we translate all these ideas into a living working faith for our time. It includes various stories about how we can connect with our physical world and how we can accept and nurture all peoples.
In addition to looking at the materials, we also set aside a time each week to practice thinking theologically. The very word “theological” can be scary but the theological reflection is a time to look at anything in the world today (or a Bible verse, or a personal experience or belief) and connect that to our own sense of what we believe. It’s a way of understanding why you believe one thing and someone else might not.
EFM is about how we can find our way and make sense out of a sometimes senseless world. We meet once a week (during the school year), usually on Thursday evenings. This is not a “smart people sit around and tell you what to think” kind of class. It is an open forum. It is one of the few places in church where you can say, “I’m not sure I believe that” and not be judged. The program gives you the background to make sense out of what you see and hear all around you and, eventually, to understand why and what you believe.
There is a yearly charge, but there is scholarship money available to defray the cost. We would love to have you join us. We start back on September 7, the first Thursday after Labor Day. Please contact the church office or Chris or Jan Potter (jcpottergmail.com) for more information.
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 as we help Mother Sarah, our visitors and newcomers, and everyone 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, beckystcatherines.org, 770-971-2839. Thank you!
Time to sign up!
By Linda Scott and Barb Selby
In order to allow time for the expansion work on our Youth House to be completed, we have arranged to have our hosting at East Cobb United Methodist Church, August 6-13. They host the following week, so the families will not have to move for two weeks which should be better for them.
For us, it means we have the same sign-ups for hosting meals, Evening Hosts and Overnight Hosts -- we'll just be using their facilities instead of ours. We'll go over the logistics with all volunteers in plenty of time and since East Cobb Methodist is only a few blocks away at 2325 Roswell Road, it should be easy to get to.
We will need more sign-ups in all categories. Please see Barb Selby or Linda Scott after Sunday services in the next couple of weeks so we'll have a full chart and can let you know any specifics for the alternate location. If you can serve and want to contact us directly, please do so at Lindamscott1949gmail.com.
Our special thanks go to Fred Massey, his dedicated crew and all the volunteers who have worked so hard on the Youth House. It's been amazing to watch the building be transformed and we're so grateful for all the work everyone has done. We know that they want to be done with the house for our Youth, and hopefully this will give them a little extra time to take a breath and finish up.
-> Finally, another big thank you to Eleanore and Richard Pearson for their work representing St. Catherine's on the Family Promise Annual Golf Tournament in June. They did an excellent job and the funds raised topped last year’s by $6,000!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who are supporting this year's Habitat for Humanity house build. St. Catherine's is providing workers on July 8 (landscaping day). Everyone is invited to see this year's finished house on Dedication Day at 3 pm on Sunday, July 23. Photos below by Connie Bergeron.
July: Stock the ECMS Pantry
By Christy Luttrell and Harriet Pyburn
During the month of July, our Outreach collection is focusing on stocking the food pantry at East Cobb Middle School. The food pantry at ECMS assists families during tough economic times. The top needs include: 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, and gift cards to Walmart, Kroger, or 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.
May collection report
Photo - Alla from New American Pathways Refugee Center collecting the spring clean items. Picture by Christy Luttrell.
In the month of May, we held a Spring Clean collection drive at St. Catherine's to benefit refugee families through New American Pathways in Atlanta. The organization is located near the intersection of 85 and 285 off of Briarcliff Rd. New American Pathways provides approximately 5,000 refugees per year with the necessary tools to rebuild their lives and achieve long-term success. They provide resettlement and resource navigation assistance, career services, English classes, after school and summer support for children, immigration services, civic engagement opportunities, etc. See their website for some of their amazing stories: newamericanpathways.org/stories/ .
Thank you to all who donated towards this spring collection drive, and a special thank you to the children at our Vacation Bible School who made American flags to welcome the refugees. We were able to provide New American Pathways the following after our May collection: Glass Cleaners 3; Paper towels packages 2; Sponges 19; Kleenex 2; Toilet Paper packages 3; Diaper boxes 2; Diaper packages 3; Cleaners 5; Dishwashing liquid 5; Laundry detergent 1; Clorox 1; Cleaning wipes 6; Shampoo 2; Conditioner 2; Hair/brush 1; Disposable bibs 1.
Thank you for this support and be on the lookout for other ways we can support New American Pathways throughout the year!
Meal Packaging Event on Saturday, August 5
On Saturday, August 5, join us at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall to help package 10,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger (formerly known to us as Stop Hunger Now), to be distributed to hungry children all over the world. If you have not attended this event before, it is fun for all ages. All supplies are provided for us – we just need lots of manpower (measuring rice, adding veggies and vitamins, weighing meal bags, packaging in boxes, etc.). The event will take about 2 hours, depending on our number of volunteers.
Learn more about the program at www.riseagainsthunger.org. Looking forward to this wonderful multi-generational outreach event!
By Harriett Pyburn
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 Bill Ivey, Senior Warden
Your vestry has been busy – we’ve all been busy. Selecting and preparing for a new rector while also saying goodbye to two beloved priests has been a lot of work. We want to thank all who have reached out to help Mother Sarah settle in or who have graciously done something personal to welcome her into our St. Catherine’s family. We are both getting used to each other – her style is very open and conversational. She looks forward to meeting all of us. If you send her a note or email (sarahstcatherines.org) you will get a response. Her day off is Friday and in an emergency can be reached by calling the church office, 770-971-2839 ext 202.
Mother Sarah’s first vestry meeting was June 20th. As always, the vestry meetings begin with Eucharist around the altar in the sanctuary (nave). I was traveling and due to recent electronic upgrades, the result of a hardware donation from Daniel Mikkelsen’s employer, we now have two very functional conference telephones and I was able to dial in to participate! Sarah began our meeting by commenting on the warm and loving welcome she has received. She says her first few months will be used to get to know us and to listen well to what we are doing and saying in our ministries. She has a few things she does differently – a few words of prayer here or there, a variation from the prayer book, or maybe a suggestion for thinking about something we’ve done for a long time and asking why we do it that way. Learning about each other will be a fun process.
Each vestry person then reported on the on-going activities in the various ministry teams. We spent a long time letting Sarah know of the great volunteers and the existing ministries each team manages. We heard reports on the various major projects in progress – The Youth House will hopefully be finished by August 6, according to our current plan. The Memorial Garden Expansion project will get back in gear after Cobb EMC moves the power supply to our admin building (this occurred on July 5). We should see work proceed very soon.
The vestry authorized an extra staff holiday in thanksgiving for their hard work over the two years of the interim period. Each staff person received a day off or equivalent paid time off that they may take during our summer days. Thanks to our staff for their exemplary service!
Our finances continue to be in good shape – we have spent less than budget in many areas and that, combined with your regular giving, has kept us in great shape financially. Remember that pledges often decline in the summer months. Please keep your pledge up-to-date by using on-line giving through The City – it’s easy!
You will see a calendar of events in this newsletter – please note the upcoming Parish Retreat on Labor Day weekend. It’ll be a great way to meet Mother Sarah in a less-rushed environment.
Remember that all vestry meetings are open – if you wish to attend, please let one of our wardens know. If you have an issue you wish for us to know about, you may email us at: VestryStCatherines.org . We appreciate your prayers.
By Jenna Parker
On June 12-15, St. Catherine’s was host to 56 children as they explored how to become Heroes for God and the community at the Hero Central Vacation Bible School. Highlights of the week included Wonder Woman cookies, playing with water balloons, and making capes. The VBS heroes also enjoyed “meeting Mary” as they heard an imagined first-person account of when Jesus went to the Temple as a child, decorating bags for MUST Ministries, and exploring the idea that they already have what it takes to be heroes. It was a fun and fulfilling week made possible by countless adult and youth volunteers and generous donations from the St. Catherine’s community. Thank you for your support of this program. We all had a super time!
Photo - Our AWESOME Parish Hall background - thank you, Jason Snape!
A big thank you to all who responded to the Red Cross's urgent need at our June 20 blood drive! As a special thank you, the Red Cross offered two Braves game tickets to one of our June donors. A drawing was held at Sunday breakfast on July 2 and the tickets were awarded to Molly Banko, however she will be unable to use them so another drawing will be held soon.
Mark your calendar now for our next Blood Drive: Tuesday, August 22!
It has been a wonderful first weeks with all of you. Thank you for your hospitality and welcome. Mandy and I both felt like our first Sunday was a "welcome to the family" party. And last week with the Bishop felt like an extension of that party. I loved every minute of it. Thank you for making us feel so at home. As we get to know each other, I thought it might be helpful to know a bit more about me and a bit more about Mandy. So below are some of the questions I've recently received. I thought I'd share the answers a bit more broadly and hope it's helpful.
Thank you for the wonderful start to this journey. It is good to be with you all.
What do I call you?
How may I reach you?
Tell us about your family -
When will we see Mandy?
What do you do when you're not at St. Catherine's?
Photos - Mother Sarah's first Sunday at St. Catherine's, June 11 (pictures by Bill Ivey and Bettye Harris)
Photos by Jan Potter, Bettye Harris, Phil Spessard, Bill Ivey. See lots more in the albums at Photo Albums.
Beginnings and endings: Pentecost 2017
June 4 was a momentous day, baptizing six new members of the Body of Christ, and saying farewell to our wonderful Interim Rector Father Dean Taylor. See more pictures full-size in the album at Baptisms and Pentecost June 4, 2017
Confirmation with Bishop Wright on June 18
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.
Hello St. Catherine’s Parishioners!
I wanted to thank you so much for all of the support through donations and purchasing our baked goods for our Odyssey of the Mind Team going to the World Finals Competition in Michigan last month. We raised enough money to cover the majority of the costs for several team members and we appreciate everything you have helped us with. We placed around the middle of the pack (which was great for our first time at Worlds!) and had such a great experience, with your help and prayers guiding us along the way. Again, thank you so much for all of your contributions because they truly helped make the experience one that was once in a lifetime.
Dear St. Catherine’s,
Thank you for the ongoing support and prayers and flowers and calls! It has been a long road and you have carried us -- in so many ways! Many thanks for the flowers delivered by Chuck & Linda Shrake. they were beautiful! You are the best church ever!
Jerry and I want to thank the folks at St. Catherine's for all of their prayers, cards and best wishes for his recovery. He is doing amazingly well and we know it has much to do with all the good thoughts and wishes emanating from our wonderful parish!
Letters have been received from the following to acknowledge gifts from our parish:
My name is Charlie Zimmerman and I am a youth at St. Catherine’s as well as an acolyte and a member of Boy Scout Troop 713. My Eagle Scout project is going to be a meditation pathway in the back of St. Catherine's. I am in need of time and money to get my project completed. My estimate of the project is $1,000 for the materials needed for the project. Remaining proceeds will be donated to St. Catherine’s. Checks may be made payable to Troop 713, and in the memo line Charlie Zimmerman Eagle project. If you have questions my parents' contact is zaczim3aol.com, 404-502-3940. Thank you for anything you can donate.
On Friday, July 7 we will start work at 6pm to 8pm and will have pizza and Gatorade, water, and soda. Anything not completed we will continue working the next day at 8 am. We will be spreading mulch on the pathway. If you can bring shovels and wheelbarrows, please do.
Thank you very much,
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany’s annual Jumble Sale is Saturday, July 15 from 9 am to 2 pm, at 2089 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta. Toys…books…housewares…furniture… and hundreds of other items, available at great prices! Epiphany is located at 2089 Ponce de Leon Ave. at the corner of Ponce de Leon and East Lake Road, about one mile west of Decatur. The entrance to the parking lot is off of East Lake Road. For information call 404.373.8338 or visit www.epiphany.org .
Attention St. Cat’s Golfers: come on Monday, September 11 to Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw for a fun-filled day of golf as we raise funds to help your neighbors in need! TWO flights of golf this year – 7:30am registration and breakfast , 9 am start, OR 12 noon registration and lunch, 1:30pm start. Sponsorships available and contests, gift packs and prizes! Single $225, Twosome $450, Foursome $900. See MUST’s Upcoming Events page at mustministries.org/page.aspx?pid=272 for details and registration.
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: Craig McHattie, nephew of Ron Cook
BEFORE SURGERY: Brian Williams
THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Erica Bernhard, Roberta Loewy, Roger Irwin, Sam Watson, Emily Richardson, Roger Carroll, Darlene Knight, Ann Brazil, Jacqueline Heckel, Jacqueline Warren, Declan F., Dawn Ford, Bob Black, Sheila Lewis, Nancy Stokes, Keira Woodrow, Hale Sanders, Lou Smith, Steve Burkholder, Diane Waller Evans, Marty Rankin, Mary C., Sarah Rice, Debbie Brown, Marti & Cam Graham, Suzanne Gardiner, Ruth Cehelnik, Chubby Rice, Betty Robinson, Jan Pienezza, Wes Woodruff, Mark Pendroid, Jim Raasch, Janice Larkin.
BIRTHDAYS: (7/8) Ellie Paris, (7/10) Alice McGuire, Erica Edwards, (7/11) Rachel Bagby, Bill Ivey, (7/12) Noah Forness, (7/13) Emma Rice, (7/14).
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael & Katja Michael (7/11)
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
July 8 – Youth House priming & painting
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! Three St. Cat's youth are going as part of the 16 youth from the Atlanta Diocese.
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 .
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.
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Editor: Karen Manno, Karenstcatherines.org or 770-973-8668
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