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St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
October 7 - 20, 2017

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Clergy Letter

Stewardship 365
Acolyte Festival
Presiding Bishop
Parish Workday
Blessing of Animals
Blood drive
Trunk or Treat
All Souls
All Saints, Baptism
Cats On Wheels
Vestry nominations
Advent reflections
Ecumenical Thanksgiving

Laundry Team
Items collection for FP

Parishioner news
Youth sermons
Seen around St. Cat's
Ministry focus

Spirituality Conference
Diaper Day
Glory Haus
Wellness tips


Corn Maze
General convention




10/6-8 – New Beginnings @ Camp Mikell

10/7-8 - National Acolyte Festival

10/7 – Holy Comforter BBQ & Bingo;
Low Country Boil

10/11 – Bishop Curry Keynote @ Emory;
WNL Dinner, no Programs

10/14 – Parish work day

10/15, 22, 29 – Baptism prep class

10/15 – The Extension Dinner

10/18 –WNL;
Blessing of the Animals

10/21 – Stewardship Dinner;
Youth Corn Maze trip

10/22 – Stewardship Ingathering

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"Blest communion, fellowship divine: Celebrating our saints"

The Rev. Sarah K. Fisher

Dear Friends,

We are moving quickly through the fall and much is alive and happening at St. Catherine’s. From the return of our choirs and formation opportunities, to a new parish directory, with delightfully new faces in our pews, and a Celebration of New Ministry, our parish is alive with energy and life! In this issue of The Wheel, you’ll discover many ways to connect and be part of this vibrant place, including good words about living a life of generosity from Nelson Gale and Joy Ettel. It is wonderful to see how much is growing and being nurtured at St. Cat’s.

Fall also means that soon we will celebrate the Feast Days of All Saints and All Souls. These are two of my very favorite days as they remember both the Saints of the Church and the Saints in our lives. Who are your favorite saints? My favorite Church saints include St. Peter, who was constantly getting it right and then messing it all up; Mary Magdalene, who was faithfully present with Jesus throughout his crucifixion and one of the first witnesses to the resurrection; and Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian who was so moved by Mary’s words in the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) that he went to Alabama to work in the Civil Rights movement. He put himself in front of a bullet and a young girl, Ruby Sales, and died a martyr. In my own life, my own saints include my father, my grandmother and countless others who have, in ways large and small, helped create a world for me that is formed by their faith and the way they lived their lives. And though I feel their loss from my immediate presence, I rejoice that they now dwell in the nearer presence of the One who created and loves them and us.

I hope you will celebrate both All Saints and All Souls’ Day with us. While it seems still early to be talking about these days, they will be here before we know it, and I want to make sure you have these important opportunities on your calendar.

With love and hope,

Stewardship 365

Stewardship is living out our lives with the belief that all we are and have is God’s, entrusted with us to share every day.

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

The advent of the stewardship season provides the welcome opportunity to reflect upon the past year. This year has brought forth countless blessings, and with those blessings, it has offered a season of new beginnings and discovery. Last fall, we unveiled the concept of year-round stewardship, (“Stewardship 365”) to the parish, and as we did, we began to more deeply understand that in our church family, we enjoy an overwhelming sense of abundance. We have seen it in so many ways this year. We have experienced an abundance of talent, experience, knowledge, joyfulness, excitement, hope, faith, inspiration, energy and with all this, we have discovered an even deeper desire to give back to St. Catherine’s and to our broader community.

Early this year, we began to refine our new committee goals and outreach tools for the purpose of educating the parish about year-round stewardship. We did so with the initial understanding that our principle role as committee leaders was to underscore the importance of giving back every day as an intrinsic part of the Stewardship 365 culture of St. Catherine’s. Yet, as we moved forward putting together monthly spotlights in which ministry conveners and committee members shared their impact stories in writing, in moving sermons, and in beautiful visual displays, we discovered something that moved both of us profoundly. We realized—more aptly put, we were taught by each of you—that our role was not to educate. We learned that Stewardship 365 was alive and thriving in every corner of this church, by every one of you, as you shared with unbridled joy how the transformative power of ministry is moving us closer to God every day. We had not yet put a name to it, but in fact, we were indeed practicing year-round stewardship, and doing so with abandon.

As we enter this season of financial planning, and as we look forward to how we will grow God’s work in 2018 in our parish, in Cobb County, in Georgia and in this world, we humbly invite you to reflect upon the abundance with which God has blessed you and your family. Come celebrate your gratitude with us on Saturday evening, October 21, at our “Journey to Generosity” celebration dinner. Between now and Sunday morning, October 22, we ask that you prayerfully consider how much of that abundance you joyfully desire to give back to continue God’s good work.

With deep gratitude, we thank you for your generosity.
Nelson Gale and Joy Ettel


Stewardship 365 Celebration Dinner - RSVP for Saturday, October 21

The Stewardship 365 Committee joyfully invites you to join us for an evening of thanksgiving, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Parish Hall, in celebration of a year of abundant blessings. A delicious complimentary meal, catered by Sue Snape (Leaf and Loaf Catering), will be followed by entertainment from some of our talented parishioners, including Leah and Spencer Banko. Activities and childcare will be available for children of all ages. Children ages 0-5 will be cared for in the nursery. Pizza will be available upon request for preschoolers. Activities for children ages 6-11 will be provided in the Youth House, including a pizza dinner. The St. Catherine's Youth will take their annual trip to a local corn maze.

We encourage you to sign up soon as last year’s event was full! Use our form at or at church on Sunday. Please indicate specific plans for your children or younger family members (including ages)—note if your children will attend the scheduled activities, or if they will be having dinner in the Parish Hall. Space is limited; a wait list will be made available if we reach maximum capacity. For questions, please contact Joy Ettel, Stewardship 365 Committee,, 770-315-0232 or Lisa Buchanan, We look forward to celebrating with you!


-> Stories of Transformation

During this Stewardship season, the Stewardship 365 Committee invites you to view real stories of impact told by our own parishioners, highlighting the transformational power of the Holy Spirit alive in the ministries of St. Catherine's. This St. Catherine's-produced video series is being released by email, one per week, to everyone in the parish. Please use the links below to revisit and rewatch these powerful personal stories:

Watch for story #4 coming on October 12 (hint: featuring our Youth Mentoring program)!

St. Catherine's at the National Acolyte Festival

Watch the live webcast

Eight acolytes of St. Catherine’s with their adult chaperones are traveling to Washington, DC, on October 7-8, joining acolytes from across the United States for the National Acolyte Festival. A morning service of re-dedication and Holy Eucharist will be held on Saturday at the National Cathedral. In the afternoon workshops will offer enrichment and instruction. Information about this annual event is at .

You can watch the live webcast beginning 10 am for the “Grandest of Processions”—colorful banners, torches, thuribles, processional crosses, clergy, vergers and acolytes, and more). See if they break the record this year for the longest and grandest procession ever!

-> Watch live on October 7 starting 10 am at Acolyte Festival webcast.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Keynote - Wednesday, October 11

Register by Monday, October 9

Our Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry, will visit the Diocese of Atlanta, October 11 – 13. All adults and youth are invited to join us at the Candler School of Theology for his Keynote Address at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 11.

NOTE: Wednesday Night Live dinner will be provided this date ... Programs will NOT meet

Registration is required by October 9 to attend this event. You may make your reservation through us and arrange carpool from St. Cat’s if desired at You may also reserve yourself on the Atlanta Diocese registration site. The Candler School of Theology is located at Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. For questions please contact Mother Sarah, or Sally Paris,

Bishop Curry’s address will be “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community.” There will also be a panel discussion including the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Bishop Wright from the Diocese of Atlanta; The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. from Candler School of Theology; and The Rev. Kim Jackson, Associate Rector at All Saints, Atlanta.. This event is open to the public. As our Chief Evangelist, Bishop Curry will bring his passion for The Jesus Movement to Atlanta.

Holy Eucharist with Presiding Bishop - Friday, October 13, 12 pm

Presiding Bishop Curry will be with us in worship at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. He will preach at a noon Holy Eucharist, Bishop Wright will celebrate. Parking for St. Luke's is available across the street or ride MARTA to Civic Center station and walk three blocks to St Luke’s.

Parish Work Day Saturday, October 14

By Tami Mace

Come one, come ALL, big or small! A Fall Workday is planned for 8:00 am to noon at St. Catherine's on October 14 to clean up and spruce up our church home. Projects planned include:

  • Refreshing the Labyrinth - we need help removing rocks, releveling and raking pebble base and then replacing the rocks in the correct pattern
  • Refresh the monkey grass around the labyrinth and front gardens
  • Plant bulbs for spring growth in front gardens

Many hands really do make light work, folks. Please feel free to stop by for all or part of the work time. Your Facilities Ministry Team will be ready and organized to help you jump right in!

Blessing of the Animals on Wednesday, October 18

Bring your pet for a blessing at church. Our liturgy begins at 6:00 pm, and Mother Sarah will bless pets individually as you are able to arrive this evening up through 7:30 pm. Regular WNL dinner and programs will be held.

Please remember to bring your pet leashed or caged as appropriate. For more information, please contact Mother Sarah,

Blood drive next date: Tuesday, October 24

Mark your calendar now for our next American Red Cross blood drive -- YOU can make a critical difference! The drive will be 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time. You can reserve a time now by going to and enter our sponsor code: STCATS. (Reservations are never required, all donors are always welcome on the day of the event.) And don't forget to save time by using Red Cross' RapidPass on the day of the drive to complete the pre-reading and donation questions online before you come. Improvements have been made to RapidPass®, making drives more efficient and offering donors more ways to get their pass including on on mobile devices -- see

Help is also need for greeting donors, setup and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, / 404.375.8327.

Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 28

Join us for St. Catherine’s Young Families Ministry’s Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm! Children can trick-or-treat to different parked and decorated cars around the church’s back parking lot. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come for fun, friends, and of course, candy! All are welcome to attend. Please invite friends!

Adults and youth -- we need you to decorate your car’s trunk and come to our back parking lot to hand out your candy to our trick-or-treaters. A sign-up sheet is posted in the foyer. If you won’t be at the event, but would like to donate candy, there will be a collection bin outside of Jenna's office.

This is sure to be a fun event for all and a great way to share in fellowship with St. Catherine's as well as the rest of the community. Contact Jenna Parker with questions at

We will celebrate The Feast of All Souls on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm. We will remember our beloved dead on this day (we will also remember them in our All Saints’ liturgy on November 5). On All Souls’ we particularly recall those who have died within the past calendar year. If you have lost someone dear to you within the past year, let Becky Adams,, know or call the Parish Office at 770-971-2839, and we will make sure your loved one is added to our list. You will be invited to participate in the liturgy by lighting a candle in memory of your loved one.

All Saints’ Sunday remembrances - reply by Sunday, October 29

We will celebrate All Saints' Sunday on November 5. If you would like to have the name of a loved one who has died since last All Saints' Day remembered during the service, please fill out the Opportunities For Ministry & Fellowship form in your bulletin or contact the church office (Parish Secretary Becky Adams,, 770-971-2839) with this information by Sunday, October 29.

Baptism on All Saints’ Sunday

The next opportunity for baptism is coming up! All those wishing to be baptized on November 5 should contact the church office. The baptismal preparation class, “Wade in the Water,” begins on Sunday, October 15, 10-11 am. To sign up or for questions, please RSVP on the Opportunities for Ministry & Fellowship form in your bulletin or contact Becky Adams,, or Mother Sarah,, 770-971-2839.

Wednesday Night Live each week

-> October 11: Dinner served, no Programs

Wednesday Night Live dinner will be served on October 11, however no programs will meet this date so all who are interested may attend the Presiding Bishop Keynote at Emory. Join us each week to deepen our walk in Christ. We have fellowship and learning for all ages, dinner and a worship time. Come for any or all portions of the evening as fits your schedule. RSVP is requested for dinner each week - you may reply online at . Price: Children (elementary age and younger) $3 / Youth $5 / Adults $7 / Family: $20 max.

6:15-7:00 PM –

  • Nursery is open 6:00 pm through all program times.
  • Jubilate rehearsal begins 6:00 pm.
  • Choristers rehearsal - kids and youth grades 3-12.
  • Wednesday Night Seekers, age 4 through 2nd grade, facilitators: Jenna Parker, Judy Guard.
  • Adults — "Spiritual Journey of Parenting", facilitators: Kristi Mulcahey-Johnson, Julie Johnson.

6:30-7:30 PM – Dinner and worship for everyone.

7:15-8:15 PM –

  • Youth, grades 6-12, facilitator: Sally Paris.
  • Wednesday Night Explorers, grades 3-5, facilitator: Stephanie Yucius.
  • Adult program— "Praying and Seeking: An invitation to encounter the Holy", facilitator: Mother Sarah Fisher.
  • Chancel Choir rehearsal 7:15-8:30 pm (adults and older youth).

-> Dinner help wanted -- 3-4 people to help with set up, serve, and clean up per week - go to our sign-up form to indicate date(s) you can participate, or check the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Sally Paris, We NEED your hands!

Cats On Wheels October excursion

Our Cats On Wheels excursionthis month will be to a new comedy play production by Georgia Ensemble Theater. We will see the 8 pm performance of “Morningside" on Saturday, October 28 at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075 . Before the theater, we will dine at The Mill Kitchen and Bar, 590 Mimosa Blvd at the corner of Marietta Highway in Roswell, commencing at 5:45 pm. Tickets and dinner cost will be pay-your-own. Contact Alan Certain ASAP, , 404-661-2200, to inquire about tickets and dinner reservations.

Cats on Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you.

Consider being a candidate for Vestry

Nominations due Sunday, November 12

It's time to consider if you would like to serve on the Vestry of St. Catherine's. This year we will elect four new vestry members to serve three-year terms. You may nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission). Nominees must be a member in good standing of the parish, in that they “work, pray and give for the spread of God’s Kingdom.” A list of the eligible members and nomination forms will be available in your bulletin and at church beginning October 22. Nominations are due by Sunday, November 12. The slate of candidates will be announced in The Wheel newsletter beginning December 1 and in your bulletin on December 3, and the election will be held at all services on Sunday, December 10. If you cannot be present for the election you may vote by absentee ballot available from the church office (absentee ballots must be returned by December 8).

Serving on the Vestry is a highly rewarding ministry that helps one see how the church can make a difference in people's lives. Contact Senior Warden Bill Ivey, Junior Warden Stephanie Yucius or Mother Sarah for questions.

Advent Reflections writers - time to sign up

A special annual tradition at St. Catherine’s is our booklet of reflections on the seasons of Advent and Christmas written by our own parishioners. Won't you consider writing for this year’s collection? You will be assigned a scripture passage on which to write a brief (1 or 2 paragraphs) meditation. Names are not attributed to individual writings, so only you (and the editors) will know which one is yours! Reflections will be due by Friday, November 17. Still hesitant? You can view last year's booklet to see what other contributions have looked like... go to .

Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Karen Manno at We will be in touch with your assignment.

Celebration of New Ministry & Installation - Wednesday, Nov. 15

Mark your calendar for the evening of Wednesday, November 15 for a very special service of Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of The Rev. Sarah Fisher as Rector of St. Catherine's. More details coming soon!

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration

Thursday, November 16 at Temple Kol Emeth

It’s the Thirteenth Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration—a dynamic evening of worship and community-building on the Thursday one week before Thanksgiving Day. Each year, this celebration brings together spiritual leaders, musicians, and participants from many faiths to celebrate both unity and diversity, and is attended by more than 800 worshippers. Members of St. Catherine’s will join in this community event at 7:00 pm at Temple Kol Emeth which is located just a few miles from our church at the corner of Old Canton Road and Sewell Mill Road (1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30062, . A reception with a wonderful variety of foods will follow!


MUST Laundry Team wants you

As you heard from Dave Yucius at church back in August, St. Catherine's volunteers do the men's laundry at MUST Ministries each month on the fourth Tuesday (and fifth Wednesday when there is one).The job is straightforward and humbling, and the men staying at the shelter are most appreciative of the service. The work requires 2 volunteers, starts around 6 pm, and is complete around 11. No long term commitment is required on your part - you may sign up for individual shifts as your schedule allows. Please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry. If you have never attended and would like to go with a seasoned veteran, we can arrange for that! Please see the sign up link for dates where your help is needed and refer any questions to Dave Yucius at Thank you!

Outreach items ingathering - Sunday, October 15

Children’s Activity Kits, diapers and wipes for Family Promise

For the past 2 years, Young Families Ministry has sponsored the collection of Blessing Bags to support homeless children entering into the Family Promise of Cobb County program with needed items such as pajamas, undergarments and toiletries. Due to the generosity of St. Catherine’s parishioners and preschool families, Family Promise is well stocked with these bags. They have identified a new need – Activity Kits, Diapers and Wipes. We are collecting any size diapers, pull-ups and wipes as well as Activity Kits – plastic bags containing items such as coloring or puzzle books, crayons, and books. Plastic bags with age ranges are available for pick up in the foyer. Or, if you’d prefer to have us do the shopping, donations are accepted and will be used to fill in needed sizes of diapers.

Ingathering will be Sunday, October 15. For more information, please contact Molly Banko at For details about the Family Promise program, see .


Parishioners in the news

Jenna Parker, our Director of Children and Family Ministry, is one of 21 students from 14 dioceses selected for this year's Children and Family Ministry Certificate Program offered through Forma, the Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church program. Jenna recently spent a week at the residential intensive in Maryland. She has been working on online coursework since August which will continue until the completion of the program in December. Jenna, we’re proud of you!

Youth stewardship sermons

Owen and Kathleen preached amazing and inspiring Stewardship Sermons on October 1. Listen to both of them here ...

Volunteer Corner: "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

By Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry

What a joy it was to sit in church on October 1 and listen to two of St. Catherine’s youth deliver the sermon. Owen S. and Kathleen I. each shared who they were and their faith journey growing up in the Episcopal Church. They also shared how they live that faith. Amazing. We heard that not only do they personally pledge but they also give of their time. Each of them shared, joyfully, how they spent their time helping and serving others and that they gave their time, not because they “should,” but because they could.

As I reflected on their sermons I thought of Jesus “saying the children would lead us.” I have added Matthew 18:1-6 below, if you need to refresh your memory of that scripture, as I did. Owen and Kathleen would not like me calling them children because they are certainly young adults, but I think a youth leading us is almost more impressive.

My prayer is that when you look at the Stewardship 365 videos, read the stewardship reflections and look at all of the opportunities to serve at St. Catherine’s, you will be led by Owen and Kathleen’s example. If you missed their sermon ask them how they minister and serve. I would guess they would be more than happy to tell you.

Matthew 18:1-6 – At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Thank you, Owen and Kathleen, you are each outstanding examples for all of us to follow. And much gratitude to their parents and families – you must be so proud. Great job.

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

Seen around St. Cat's

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

Aerial view! St. Catherine's Church campus
and the Youth House
Susan Heuke with the Stewardship
Minute on the Invitation Team
Ron & Connie Bergeron renewing
their marriage vows
Catechesis atrium lesson
in the sancuary
Cathedral Book Store sale on
October 1 benefited ERD

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.

  • October 9-15: Greeters — This week we celebrate the life and work of our Greeters, who offer a warm welcome to visitors before and after Sunday services and other special services; assist the clergy by helping to guide visitors to our Welcome Table; and work closely with the Shepherds to assist newcomers during their visit. Greeters also look for opportunities to introduce visitors to others. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Susan Heuke, 678.231.8558,
  • October 16-22: Stewardship Committee — This week we celebrate the life and work of our Stewardship Committee, which is responsible for the leadership and planning of the fall Stewardship Campaign and for developing year-round education for the parish on the Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Nelson Gale, 770.722.9262,, Joy Ettel, 770.315.0232,


September 2017

Dear St. Catherine’s,

I cannot begin to express my appreciation for the recognition during the Youth House Dedication. I especially want to thank you all for the support, trust, and confidence, as well as for the nice jacket --which I will wear with pride.

As you know it “takes a village” and so many hands helped make this dream come true. I think it’s important for me to pass on this gratitude and recognize some of the many hands who were constantly there. These people were really the ones who made it all happen.

First, I want to give special thanks to “a few good men” whose support, advice, constructive criticism, and many talents kept the project moving in a positive direction: My Partners - Mark Childs, Al Jones, Keith Muckerman, and Vince Weston. And to the spouses of these men, I thank you for sharing them.

As Pat Pepper noticed, there was more than hammering nails and painting walls going on. There was a bonding that cannot be replicated from working together. There were so many others who contributed to this project – and I am grateful. But the following made special commitments and were there helping time, after time, after time – no matter how frustrated they got with me – they continued to show up and make me look good: Dave Banko, Dwight Blackwood, Ken Denton, Tom Donoghue, Keith Dumke, Al Fey, Ben Frost, Elizabeth Lopez, Fred Lopez, Charles Mace, Tami Mace, John Nabinger, Mel Paris, Bob Pepper, Pat Pepper, Ed Pitts, Chris Potter, Hale Sanders, Barb Selby, Bill Selby, Terry Sheehan, Jason Snape, Tad Travis, Dave Yucius.

Additionally, we were blessed to have the following constantly working “behind the scenes” - Tom Day, Stan Dickson, Maureen Donoghue, Tom Hunter, Allen Jablonski and Rose Wolfe.**

**who I met with almost daily – she will surely get more work done now

Disclaimer: If I inadvertently left you off the list above please accept my sincere apologies as I have aged during this process. :-)

Yours in Christ,
Frederick A. Massey Sr., Retired Youth House Building Coordinator

Letters have been received from the following to acknowledge gifts from our parish:

  • Family Promise of Cobb County on August 13, for give of $400,
    AND on September 17 for give of $800.
    "Thank you for all you do for us! You are really showing God's love to us all the time!" - Camilla Worden, Director, FPCC


Spirituality Conference October 28 featuring Barbara Brown Taylor

Come for this one day conference at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Saturday, October 28, 9:30 am – 4 pm. The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor will explore how religious pluralism challenges and deepens Christian identity in a world of many (and no) faiths. She will also speak in the Dean's Forum on Sunday, October 29 at 10:10 am. Tickets and information are available at


Cobb Diaper Day is Monday, October 23

Did you know… Low-income families often have the daily stress of choosing between food and diapers. On average, the cost to purchase diapers is approximately $100/month, and food stamps do not include hygiene products such as diapers. Prolonged wearing of a wet diaper causes diaper rash and a crying baby can lead to more stress in the home. Most day care centers require families to provide their own diapers.

Cobb Children's Fund will collect diapers at Glover Park (Marietta Square) to be given to area non-profits including Simple Needs GA for distribution to families in need. Donations may be dropped off between 4 and 5:30 pm. See full information at .


Michael O’Neal Singers: "German Requiem" - Sunday, October 22 at RUMC

The Michael O’Neal Singers full chorus of 150 voices will be present Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” with soloists Michelle Jarrell, Soprano and Brent Davis, Baritone, and Tom Alderman playing the rarely-performed 2006 organ transcription. This “Human Requiem,” intended by Brahms to offer consolation to the living, will be performed in English. The concert will be 3:00 pm on October 22 at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA 30075. Several members of St. Catherine’s sing in this well-known community chorus. Tickets are $20 adults/$15 students & seniors in advance, $25/$18 at the door, available online at .


Glory Haus sale benefits MUST Ministries October 26

Come shop the Glory Haus Purchase for a Purpose store. On Thursday, October 26, 9 am-4 pm, you can get your Christmas shopping done early and benefit neighbors in need at the same time. On this day 20% of the proceeds WILL benefit MUST Ministries. The store is located at 560 Webb Industrial Drive, Marietta, GA 30062. If you are unable to shop in person, you may visit the website at and enter promo code PFPMM through October 27 to receive free shipping. The Glory Haus collection includes 2,000+ products, such as ceramic ornaments, wall art, picture frames, canvases, jewelry, mugs, pillows, collegiate products, and more.


Wellness Tip

  • Obesity and arthritis
    Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, usually affecting joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Although there is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, a healthy lifestyle, such as staying active and maintaining a healthy weight, can help improve pain and joint function. Exercise also helps improve range of motion and strength. Water exercise is ideal for those with arthritis because it is gentle on joints and muscles. High-impact activities such as running should be avoided. Source: Obesity Action Coalition


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, 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: Owen Williams, father of Brian Williams; Helen Harris.

BEFORE SURGERY: Tom Day, Steve Wolfe.

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Anne Whittle, Tracy Buckalew, Lauri Kelcher, Hannah Brinson, Pam Bearden, Allison Mayfield, Jennifer Lowe, Neil Guy, Jennifer, Elizabeth Garvin, Janet Miller, KJ Rosynek, Austin Eldrid, Peter Howard, Bill Woods, Donovan Parnes, Stephen Burd, Pat Hazlin, Steve Burkholder, Marti Graham, Fleming Rowell, Helen Zimmerman, Judy Dechar.

ANNIVERSARIES: Will & Suzanne McGhee (10/9), Jim & Linda Snape (10/10), James & Susie Davis (10/13), Nick & Whitney Wolfe (10/18), Matt & Rachel Hutton (10/20).

BIRTHDAYS: (10/8) Paige Bushart, Harriett Singleton, (10/9) Tom Hunter, Marti Graham, (10/10) Rod Pope, Austin Jablonski, (10/11) Glenn Cox, Tina Kerr, Joshua McLean, Jr., (10/12) Linda Shrake, Suzanne McGhee, (10/13) Kitty Diffley, Audrey Nesbit, Althea Dillard, (10/14) Sydney Spessard, (10/15) Bill Bowden, Tony Khan, Erin Donoghue, Ella Luttrell, (10/16) Marion Cook, Edwina Tims, (10/17) Lee Ann Sherry, (10/18) Fleming Rowell, Lisa Johnston, Bill Woods, Chandler Sherry, (10/20) Kathryn Burger, David Moore, Colin Dailey.

(10/8) Cory, Abbey & Trinity Brewer; Carl Bright; Beth Brinkley; Tim Brown; Chuck & Jamie Brownlow.
(10/15) Lisa & Tom Buchanan; Jennifer, Logan, Connor & Lillian Buckalew; Rick & Tracy Buckalew; Kathryn Burgher; Mike Burnaugh.

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.


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

Date coming up: November 5 (celebration of All Saints). 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, 10/7 Saturday, 10/14



New Beginnings @ Camp Mikell
National Acolyte Festival

Stephen Leaders Meeting
Atlanta Finnish School
Holy Comforter Bingo & BBQ
Low Country Boil

Parish Work Day
Sunday, 10/8 Sunday, 10/15


Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Christian Formation/Church School
Holy Eucharist
Girl Scouts


Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Christian Formation/Church School
Holy Eucharist
Women's Extension Dinner

Monday, 10/9 Monday, 10/16

CGS Catholic
Men's Book Study
Christian Formation
Women's Bible Study
Boy Scouts


Women's Book Study
CGS Catholic
Kneeler Group
Calling & Caring Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Training
Youth Ministry
Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 10/10 Tuesday, 10/17


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Master Planning
Campus Ministry


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Campus Ministry
Boy Scout Committee
Wednesday, 10/11 Wednesday, 10/18
WNL Dinner
Presiding Bishop @ Emory
Chancel Choir


Wheel Newsletter Deadline
Blessing of the Animals
WNL Seekers, Parenting Group
WNL Dinner
WNL Explorers, Youth, Adult Program
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 10/12 Thursday, 10/19


Men's Bible Study

Daisy Girl Scouts
Men's Bible Study
Friday, 10/13 Friday, 10/20

Mother Sarah's Day of Sabbath
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
Stephen Ministry Class Party
A.A. Women’s Meditation


Mother Sarah's Day of Sabbath
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
A.A. Women’s Meditation

Future planning

Please hold these dates:

  • Saturday, October 21 - Stewardship Celebration Dinner 5 pm; Youth Corn Maze trip
  • Sunday, October 22 – Stewardship Ingathering
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Blood Drive 3-7 pm
  • Saturday, October 28 – Trunk or Treat 3-5 pm
  • Thursday, November 2 –All Souls’ service 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 5 – All Saint’s Sunday; Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Tuesday, November 7 – Quarterly Ministry Teams Meeting
  • November 10-11 – Diocesan Council & Youth Lock-In
  • Friday, November 10 - Concert Series: The Charlestones 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 12 – Vestry nominations due
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of The Rev. Sarah Fisher as Rector of St. Catherine’s 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 16 – Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration at Temple Kol Emeth


By Youth Director Sally Paris,

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

October 6-8: New Beginnings #38
October 7-8: National Acolyte Festival
October 11: Presiding Bishop on Race Relations and the Beloved Community
October 21: Corn Maze Trip
October 27-28: Happening Team Training
October 28: Trunk or Treat
November 10-11: Annual Council Lock-in
November 17-19: Happening #68


Corn Maze Trip Saturday, October 21

5:00-10:00 pm, for all youth grades 6-12! This is a fun fall event and a great time to introduce us to your friends! Cost is $10 plus money for your dinner. If you're interested register soon at


In the Diocese & Beyond

  • Happening #68 November 17-19 at Camp Mikell
    Happening is a Christian experience presented by teenagers, for teenagers, with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. The Happening program is meant to be one of the instruments within the Anglican Tradition of renewing the Christian church in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the church may more readily respond to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world. See information and registration at
  • General Convention July 5-13 in Austin, TX
    The Official Youth Presence at General Convention application is now open through November 1. Only 18 youth are selected from across the Episcopal Church, and we would love to have one from the Diocese of Atlanta. Application is available at

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17

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 to Editor Karen Manno via email (below) or in her 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

Editor: Karen Manno, or 770-973-8668

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571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068