The people of St. Catherine's seek
to share in the love that Jesus Christ
has for us and the world by
welcoming, accepting, nurturing,
and serving all people through
the power of the Holy Spirit.

We Welcome You!

The Newsletter of
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
April 14 - 27, 2018

The Wheel archive page

St. Catherine's home


Clergy Letter

Baptism prep
Calendars needed
Blood drive
Concert Schola Cantorum
Cats On Wheels
Garden Dedication
World Dinner
Pentecost readers
Recognizing graduates
Stewardship 365
Photo policy

The Extension forum
Habitat build

Outreach items
Bread Pickup

Parishioner in news
Seen around St. Cat's
Ministry focus

MUST auction
GA Festival Chorus
Emmaus Gala
Cathedral Book Store
MOS & GA Philharmonic
Glitzy & Glamorous
Wellness tips
Medication take-back
Free dental clinic


Wedding celebration
World Dinner help
Lock In
Beach trip




4/15 – The Extension dinner

4/17 – Blood drive 3-7 pm

4/18, 25 – Youth WNL

4/21 – Cats On Wheels day trip;
Concert: Schola Cantorum

4/22 – Memorial Garden Dedication;
Women’s Extension Forum;
Youth World Dinner

4/22, 29, 5/6, 13 - Baptism prep class

4/24 – Staff calendaring;
Elizabeth Inn Laundry Team

4/25 – Elizabeth Inn Breakfast Team

4/27-28 – Youth lock-in

4/27-29 – Women’s Retreat

4/28 – Elizabeth Inn Dinner Team

4/28 – Habitat build start;
Chili Cookoff/Games Night

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Joy, Gratitude and Easter

The Rev. Sarah K. Fisher

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

Dear Friends:

What a joyful Easter season we have entered. Thank you for all the countless gifts each of you brought to this community, especially during Holy Week and Easter Day. From our choirs and musicians, to our acolytes, ushers, altar servers, Easter-Egg-Hiders, greeters, fellowship team, staff, facilities team and countless other groups, you all made Holy Week and Easter spectacular.

April Fools meets Easter Day!
Photo credit: Allen Jablonski

Our acolytes with Mother Sarah after the 11:15 liturgy.
Photo by Barbara Barrington

The Octave of Easter had held so many delights, including celebrating the joy of Sally and Wallace’s wedding. Sally, in addition to being our youth minister, grew up at St. Cat’s. For me, it was powerful to hear beloved Camp Mikell songs sung in our sacred space, with voices of all ages joining in celebration that Love has once again worked its way into our lives.

Sally and Wallace’s first dance.
Bottom photo shamelessly lifted from Wallace’s Facebook page.

And we concluded the Octave the next day, through the waters of baptism, we welcomed Christian Matthew into the Christian faith and life and promised to walk with him on his journey.

Give him an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to
persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy
and wonder in all your works. (Book of Common Prayer, page 308)
Photo by Jan Potter

Christian with one of his Godmothers, Marilyn
- Photo by Jan Potter

Receive the Light of Christ
- Photo by Jan Potter

Let us welcome the newly baptized!
Photo by Jan Potter.

All of this leaves my heart so full. What to do with so much gratitude?

Well, on top of all of these joyful events, Stewardship365 is kicking off an Easter project called The Gratitude Wall. The concept is simple enough. Each week you are invited to consider a question and respond with where you find gratitude and joy. Your response, along with many others, will build a colorful, post-it note wall of gratitude. This week was asked folks where they’ve seen signs of the Resurrection. Below are some of the images from the wall, which will build throughout the Great Fifty Days of Easter.

Sneak preview of Sunday’s question: Where did you notice, see or experience the gifts of God’s creation this week? I hope you’ll join in the creation of this wall of joy and gratitude. It will be so much richer with your voice!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

With joy and love,

Wade in the Water: a class for exploring baptism

What is baptism? Who should be baptized? Does baptism actually do anything? What difference does our baptism make in our lives? These are the questions we'll be considering in our four week series Wade in the Water. While this series is open to all, is it designed with special intent for parents and Godparents who are considering having their children baptized.

The series will run for four weeks before major feast days on which we celebrate baptism (next date is Pentecost, May 20). The spring class will be held on Sundays in April and May. We will meet on 10:00 am, during the Christian Formation hour. For more information, please speak to Mother Sarah.

Photo - our baptismal font sculture, picture by Jan Potter

2018-2019 calendar

Attention all St. Catherine's ministries, groups and committees: Make sure rooms, resources and publicity will be available for you! Your churchstaff is having a calendar planning session on April 24. We need to know of all meetings and events for your group—tentative and confirmed, one time or on-going. Please send information by Friday, April 20 to Rose Wolfe,

Blood drive Tuesday, April 17

The need is constant.
The gratification is instant.
Give blood.

St. Catherine's next blood drive will be on April 17, 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Youth House. Reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time, so reserve a time now by going to and enter our sponsor code: STCATS. But, of course, walk-ins are always welcome, reservations are never required. And don't forget to save even more time onsite by using Red Cross' online RapidPass on the day of the drive BEFORE you arrive -- see

Help is needed for greeting donors and set up, please contact Jennifer Massey, / 404.375.8327.

Schola Cantorum: "Music for the End of the Day"

Concert Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm

Come, listen, learn and have your soul uplifted! The Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church will present the final concert in St. Catherine's 2017-18 Concert Series: “Music for Compline: Guide Us Waking and Guard Us Sleeping, Music for the End of the Day from the 15th to the 21st Century”. The program will include pieces by composers including Palestrina, Byrd, Tallis, Hildegard von Bingen, Hallock, Helvey and more. Led by conductor Shannon Gallier, Schola Cantorum will sing a completely acapella repertoire in the context of Compline and will offer commentary about this traditional evening-time service. A reception will follow the concert with an opportunity to meet the artists. Free, no tickets needed, please invite family and friends.

The 15-member Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s, Atlanta is a group of dedicated professionals from inside and outside the parish who faithfully offer Compline at St. Bartholomew’s on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, September through May. Members come from disciplines as diverse as professional musicians, scientists, teachers, airline industries, and information technology. In 2014, St. Bartholomew’s celebrated its twentieth year offering exquisitely sung Compline in Atlanta. Learn more about Schola Cantorum and hear a sample of their beautiful sound at .

-> Cookies requested for concert reception -- If you would like to contribute cookies or other finger desserts please leave items clearly marked for "Concert Series" in the kitchen or bring them to the reception table prior to the concert. Thank you!

Cats on Wheels

RSVP now for Hills & Dales trip Saturday, Apr. 21

Cats on Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you! Join us for a day trip to Hills and Dales, a magnificent home and garden in LaGrange, Georgia, We depart St. Cat’s at 10:00 am for lunch at 11:30 am at Mare Sol restaurant in LaGrange, We’ll tour the gardens starting at 1:00 pm and have a guided tour of the house at 2:00 pm. We return to church at 4:30 pm. The price including transportation is $25 plus the cost of your lunch. Reservation is required, RSVP to Alan Certain,, 404-661-2200.

Memorial Garden Expansion Dedication – Sunday, April 22

By Susannah Campbell

The Memorial Garden Expansion will be formally dedicated at 10 am on April 22. All are invited to a short ceremony in the Garden. Prayers and sheet cake will be served.

Together, the original and expanded sections will be known as the St. Catherine's Memorial Garden. Both feature brick walls and walkways, new ironwork, matching pots for plants, and complementary water fountains. New plantings were added inside and out, including camellias and Heaven Scent Gardenias.

The current garden memorializes many St. Catherine's friends and members. Parishioners with family in the current garden may request to be buried in the current section so as to be near their loved ones. All members may request to be buried in the new section of the garden, which features space for at least 315 deceased. While spots may not be reserved or selected prior to death, there is more than enough room for all parishioners who desire to be buried in the garden. For newly approved garden policies, please contact Mother Sarah.

The entire Memorial Garden will be cared for by the new Memorial Garden Guild, which will be led by Linda Smith. If you enjoy gardening and caring for others, please contact Linda at

St. Catherine's thanks the Memorial Garden Expansion committee, which included Beverly & Bill Fambrough, Bill & Donna Hutton, Bill Ivey, Allen Jablonski, Tami Mace, Fred Massey, Beth Sandoval, Bill Sapp, Linda Smith, Karen Tindall, and Susannah Campbell.

World Dinner

  • For Youth - Sunday, April 22
  • For Everyone -- Sunday, May 6

We invite the youth on April 22 and the entire congregation on May 6 to participate in the World Dinner, hosted by the St. Catherine's Youth program at 5:00 pm. The goal of this interactive dinner is to experience and better understand the dynamics that generate hunger in the world. This meal and program are open to the whole family, and friends! We hope through eating and sharing a meal designed to stimulate thoughts on world hunger and food scarcity, that you may become more aware of the hunger problem on a local and global scale. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact: Chandler Sherry,, Sally Paris,, or Gina Baumann,

Readers wanted for Pentecost, May 20

Our custom during worship on the Day of Pentecost is to have people read a scripture lesson in as many languages as possible. If you speak any foreign language or sign language, please let us know and we will provide you the translation ahead of time. Fill out the Ministry & Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Rose Wolfe in the church office,

Recognizing our graduates— send names by May 6

We will recognize all graduates, preschool through graduate school, at all services on May 13. Please send us names to be recognized by Sunday, May 6 by filling out the Ministry & Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact or contact Becky Adams,, with the graduate’s name, grade & institution, and if a high school graduate what their post-graduation plans are.

From your Stewardship 365 Team

If you are looking for a deeper relationship with God but aren’t sure how to go about it, may we recommend considering becoming involved in one of the many ministry opportunities that St. Catherine’s offers? Many of us have found that deeper relationship by serving others. It is a great way to give back some of your time and God-given talents to God’s work here at St. Cat’s.

For the remainder of 2018 you will see each of our ministry teams showcase what they do and how lives have been transformed by the Holy Spirit. Watch for our newletter articles and opportunities to serve.

Vacation Bible School registration is open

St. Catherine’s 2018 summer Vacation Bible School is Abundance Orchard, where faith grows and hungry people are fed! VBS will be open to children of the church and our community ranging from age 4 (potty-trained) to rising 5th grade. In addition to music, games, crafts and Bible stories involving food, we will explore how our community can provide nutritious food to those who need it most.

VBS will be held Tuesday through Friday mornings the week of July 16-20. Our program will kick off on Monday, July 16 with a family potluck dinner in the Parish Hall at 5:30 pm. We will share an abundance of good food, enjoy our time together with family and friends, make sure the children are familiar with the setting, and introduce everyone to our plans for the week. Then, on Tuesday through Friday, children may be dropped off at 9:30 am and picked up at noon in the Parish Hall each day.

Space will be limited so register soon! The cost will be $25 per child. Please note that snacks will be served but lunch is not included.

REGISTER NOW on our VBS registration page.

—> Are you passionate about food, gardening, or helping the hungry? We'd love your thoughts and input - please contact Harriett Pyburn at

Policy regarding photos of children and youth

Our baptismal covenant calls us to respect the dignity of every human being. There have been many conversations lately about how we do that, and our Safeguarding procedures are one way that we make sure to adhere to that promise.

With many spring activities coming up, many of us will be opening our community and sharing photos and event invitations with our friends and the outside community. While we are very proud of all that we do and offer at St. Catherine’s, it is important to protect our children, too.

Please make note that no pictures should be shared publically that include any children or youth under age 18 without permission from the church office, specifically Sally Paris, Director of Youth Ministries, It can be a safety issue for our children and families. The church office has been given permission by some families, but also need to respect the wishes of all families in our community.

If you have pictures that you would like to post, Sally is happy to check and make sure we have permission to post!


Come hear about The Extension

Sunday, April 22, 10:15 am

- Have you read about The Extension occasionally in our announcements and ever wondered what it was all about?
- Have you ever been personally touched by addiction?
- Are you concerned about our nation’s opioid crisis?
- Would you like to be more educated about substance abuse and addiction to better serve youth, friends and our neighbors?
- Would you like to hear some heartwarming stories of ministry and second chances right here in Marietta?

Or perhaps we could tempt you with coffee and refreshments...

Whatever the reason, Sunday, April 22, we have the great opportunity to welcome Renee McCormack to speak to us during the Church School hour about the amazing addiction and recovery ministry work of The Extension here in Marietta. Please join us at 10:15 am in the Parish Hall. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

All youth will attend this discussion during their Church School hour this day.

Habitat Build begins Saturday, April 28

Calling all carpenters, and anyone who wants to learn!

By Connie Bergeron

As parishioner Tom Day said after his first day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity several years ago, "I was very impressed with how professional the people from Habitat were and how well they worked with inexperienced people. It was a very rewarding experience and one l will never forget."

If you want to have the feeling of creation of a new and brighter future for this year's homeowner, we encourage you to be a part of year's build. Even if you have never volunteered for a Habitat build before, the crew leaders are excellent trainers. Please consider signing up, and you will help join boards together into the outlines of walls, and raise walls together with other volunteer builders to form the framework of a home. The feeling of framing day is like barn raisings of old where a community gather together to bring a structure to life to help a neighbor.

The location of this year's build is in the Mableton/Austell area. We encourage carpooling from St. Catherine's if possible. Details about parking close by to the site will be sent to all volunteers. St. Catherine's is requested to provide a specific number of volunteers on the following Saturdays:

  • April 28 - 3 people
  • May 19 - 5 people
  • June 9 - 7 people - St. Catherine's is also providing breakfast and lunch at the build site this day
  • June 16 - 4 people
  • June 23 - 2 people
  • June 30 - 3 people (Landscaping Day - last construction day)
  • July 15 - Tentative House Dedication

Please mark your calendars now and contact Connie Bergeron as far in advance as possible with your preferred dates,, 770-951-1411. There are minimum age requirements for participation. All volunteer days are from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm.

Support our build with Tshirts

Everyone can help fund this year’s home by buying a shirt at $15.00 each. Our 2018 Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition t-shirts are emerald green. Please see our table in the foyer on Sunday or contact Connie as soon as possible,, with the number of shirts and sizes desired. Thank you to everyone for your past and future support for this great ministry.

Outreach items collection

April and May: New American Pathways

During April and May St. Catherine's is collecting items for New American Pathways, a refugee center in Atlanta. We welcome donations of products on the following list -- please note that all items must be new and unopened:

  • Cleaning products
  • Diapers
  • Dishwashing soap/detergent
  • Laundry baskets
  • Paper goods, food storage bags
  • Trash bags
  • Shower curtains and rings
  • Towels, washcloths

Please bring your contributions to the blue bins next to the Outreach table across from the Parlor. For more information about New American Pathways visit or contact Christy Luttrell,

Be a Bread Pickup Ministry volunteer

For many years St. Catherine's volunteers have been picking up "date expired" baked goods from local supermarkets and delivering them to local food banks. At present there are 11 parishioners serving in this ministry and we recently expanded it to 4 days a week: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We could definitely use more volunteers to keep the workload reasonable and even expand the ministry as there are other sources available. If you would be interested in assisting this "hands on" ministry to our neighbors in need please contact Ron Cook, 770 428 4286.

FP Golf Tournament sponsors wanted

Family Promise of Cobb County is holding its third annual golf outing on June 18 at Indian Hills Country Club and is looking for hole sponsors. If you have a business or know of someone with a business that might be a candidate to sponsor this event, please contact Hale Sanders at or call him at 678-472-1839. You can register at or print and submit this form to Hale.


Parishioner in the news: Carol Fey

The Marietta-based nonprofit liveSAFE Resources (formerly the YWCA of Northwest Georgia) honored 15 women in March as the 2018 Women of Achievement, and one of them is our own Carol Fey. Carol was selected for her work as Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County. Each year, the 15 Women of Achievement are chosen among a field of applicants who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their personal and professional endeavors. The women honored this year are leaders in business, nonprofit and volunteer organizations and join the prestigious list of over 500 past honorees who have been recognized for their leadership. At the March 23 Tribute to Women of Achievement Dinner, the 15 honorees were inducted into the Academy of Women. To read more about this wonderful recognition, see the article in the Marietta Daily Journal at nonprofit-livesafe-resources-announces-women-of-achievement-honorees

Volunteer Corner: "How many hours?"

By Pat Pepper

“They” say that 20% of the members of non-profits do 80% of the work. Without getting out my calculator I feel safe to say that St. Catherine’s is above the national average! During Lent, Holy Week and 3 Easter Day services St. Cat’s was a very active place. From early morning to late at night volunteers were at work giving their time.

I wish I had every name and could tell you how many hours were given in service. Instead, help me thank these team leaders:

  • Altar Guild, Rebeccah George
  • Acolytes, Rebecca Riney, Randy Satterfield
  • Facilities, Tami Mace
  • Flower Guild, Emily Gale
  • Fellowship, Deana De Le Barre, Janet Livingston
  • Invitation, Susan Heuke
  • Jubilate, Jason Gardiner
  • Lay Readers, Mark Singleton
  • Ushers, Jim Kareken
  • Vestry, Stephanie Yucius

In addition our outstanding staff was hard at work - Mother Sarah Fisher, Jana Williams, Brian Williams, Rose Wolfe, Sally Paris, Becky Adams, Karen Manno, Tom Day.

The names above led countless numbers of people so that we could be greeted, be warm, pray, sing, worship, take communion, read a bulletin, enjoy fellowship, enjoy a meal together, have a cup of coffee, and more. They are looking for others to join them as they minister, so give me a call. Happy Easter!

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

Serving dinner at Elizabeth Inn
on March 28
(photo courtesy Lisa Johnston)

Lighting the new fire in the
Memorial Garden at the Easter Vigil
(photo by Rhonda Robinson)

Morning has broken! Sunrise service on Easter Morning
(photo by Bill Ivey)

Happy Easter!

Asperges at the baptism on
April 8

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.

  • April 9-15: Chancel Choir – This week we celebrate the life and work of the Chancel Choir, for adult singers and youth past the age for Choristers. This choir leads worship for 11:15 service, September through May, plus some special services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:15 pm and Sundays 10:30 am. To find out more about being part of this ministry contact Director Brian Williams, 678.461.9656,, or ask any choir member.
  • April 16-22: Jubilate – This week we celebrate the life and work of Jubilate, our ensemble of instruments and voices which leads contemporary worship music at the 8:45 am service one Sunday per month, plus some special services. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 pm. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Jason Gardiner,; Michael Moran,; Susie Davis,
    Sound Crew - Help by youth or adults is needed as Sound Tech Crew, training provided. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Bill Ivey, 770.578.1945,
  • April 23-29: Choristers – This week we celebrate the life and work of the Choristers, our choir for boys and girls grades 3-12. This group leads worship for 8:45 am service all but one Sunday per month, September through May, plus the Christmas Eve 5 pm service. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 6:15-7:00 pm. To find out more about being part of this ministry contact Director Jana Williams, 678.461.9656,


MUST Ministries Gala Silent Auction through April 14

MUST Ministries is celebrating 47 years of helping those who are homeless, hungry or hurting in our community with their SOLD OUT Gala fundraiser themed: Knock Poverty Out of the Park. And while the event is now sold out, you can participate in the silent auction to raise $250,000 for MUST by joining in the bidding fun now at . Items include Hamilton tickets, a Yamaha Waverunner, and a trip to Bali! Any of the items may be purchased online, but the silent auction continues until 9:30pm on April 14. Check it out, and thanks for your continued support of MUST Ministries!


Georgia Festival Chorus Spring Season

The 100 voices of The Georgia Festival Chorus and Founding Director Frank Boggs invite you to their spring concert series with classic and contemporary sacred choral works by Brahms, Mack Wilberg, Dan Forrest, Craig Courtney, Mark Hayes and many more. Several members of our parish participate in this premier community chorus. All concerts are free, no tickets needed. For more about this group please visit .

  • Sunday, April 15 – 4 pm at Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock
  • Sunday, April 22 – 6 pm at Kennesaw United Methodist Church, 1801 Ben King Rd, Kennesaw
  • Sunday, April 29 Gala Celebration Concert – 6 pm at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta


Emmaus House Gala – Sunday, April 29

Emmaus House announces its 2018 Gala on April 29 at 6 pm. Join special guests Bishop Robert Wright and Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright for a music-filled evening. Enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres as we honor the achievements of our neighbors and the support of our dedicated partners. The event will take place at the Stave Room located at 199 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. A unique pre-event VIP experience at 5 pm includes a distillery tour and tasting at neighboring American Spirit Works. The RSVP deadline has been extended to April 22! For more information and to purchase tickets to support the mission of Emmaus House please visit .


Wellness Tips

  • LoveLoud Free Dental Clinic April 19
    The adults-only LoveLoud Dental Clinic will start on Thursday, April 19 in Building B at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock. Screenings will begin Thursday at 4 pm to obtain appointments for Saturday & Sunday. Please note that lines will form very early. General dentistry and extractions will be offered as a humanitarian service to those age 18 & older who are uninsured or who are on Medicaid, and who meet governmental restrictions on income. Cleaning and dentures will not be provided. For important details please visit or call 770.591.2502.
  • Medication Take Back Day Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 2 pm
    Do you have unused or expired medicines or sharps (needles, lancets, etc.)? Do your part to prevent accidental poisoning, overdoses and improper use of medications—simply take items to one of these drop-off locations and receive a free gift. Sharps, liquids and pills will be accepted. No questions asked, no forms, ID or registration required. For questions regarding these events, call 770-793-7373. For more information about medication safety and proper disposal, please visit or contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
    - Cobb Senior Services, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064
    - Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    - WellStar Acworth Health Park, 4550 Cobb Parkway, Acworth, GA 30101
    - WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta, GA 30062
    - WellStar Vinings Health Park, 4441 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30082


At the Cathedral Book Store

Jon Sweeney Lecture on the Life of Phyllis Tickle - May 3, 7pm at Cathedral of St. Philip
Phyllis Tickle: Teacher, Poet, Publisher, Journalist, Pray-er, and Evangelist of Emergence Christianity. Come hear Jon M. Sweeney Phyllis Tickle’s official biographer, in a lecture on the life and career of this extraordinary woman, and signing of his new biography, “Phyllis Tickle: A Life.” No charge to attend, please reserve your place at the talk and signing on the tickets page. See more about the book on the Cathedral Book Store site . Sponsored by Book Fellows of the Cathedral Book Store.


"The French Connection" - Georgia Philharmonic and Michael O'Neal Singers, May 6

The Georgia Philharmonic orchestra and the full 150-voice Michael O'Neal Singers chorus, with soprano Caitlin Andrews Bales and organist Tom Alderman, present favorites from classical French composers: Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” by Camille Saint-Saëns, Four Motets on Gregorian Themes by Maurice Duruflé and Gloria by Francis Poulenc. Sunday, May 6, 3:00 pm at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. Tickets are $25 ($20 students and seniors) pre-purchase, or $27 ($22) at the door. For details and to purchase tickets please visit .


Jewelry donations for Glitzy & Glamorous Sale at Cathedral

St. Veronica’s Guild of the Cathedral of St. Philip is collecting vintage, estate, and contemporary costume jewelry for their Glitzy and Glamorous Sale in September. This sale benefits four of the diocese's ministries: Crossroads, Holy Comforter, Church of the Common Ground and Emmaus House. The primary beneficiary for this year's sale is benefitting Good Samaritan Atlanta Friday Health Clinic.

This is a great opportunity to clean out your own jewelry box and pass along old pieces from your grandmothers, mothers, and aunts. Even damaged pieces, single earrings, and broken items of sterling or gold will be used. While the sale will not take place until September, donations are needed now as guild members are collecting, cleaning, repairing, and pricing the jewelry. For questions or to make donations please contact,, or


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, Matt Bermel, 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: Michael Campion, friend of Joyce Hendricks and Paige Bushart; Doris Biondo.

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Vera Bibbings, Joe & Judy Popper, Jayne Gubelman, Oliver Brown, Sarah & Jeramie Brown, Patty Fogelsong, Linda Cox, Pat Hazlin, Karen Kraeger, James Henegar, Pat Henegar, Tomi Wilson, Peter Tezza, Swiss Britt, Maddie Wilfred, Becky Pfeil, Ryan Teal, Kristi Anderson, Melinda Stuk, Kris Kell, Cori Taylor, Gene Harlan, Jo Brokenshire, Alexis Miniat, Marti Graham, Brooks Redwine.

BIRTHDAYS: (4/15) Meg Gonzales, Christina Pyburn, (4/16) Connor Buckalew, (4/17) David Zurn, (4/18) Kelly Iacobelli, Jacquie Rice, Olivia Lopez, Shep Worden, (4/19) Nancy Ban, (4/23) Nancy Sandlin, Jan Severs, (4/25) Mary Jane Bancroft, Brian Williams.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jay & Joyce Hendricks (4/17), Richard & Tanya Bowers-Dean (4/20), Bob & Karolyn Olliffe (4/22/89), Bob & Pat Pepper (4/23).

(4/15) Corey, Emily, Ben & Avery Lieske; Ginney Linstrom; Janet Livingston; Fred, Elizabeth, Olivia & Isabel Lopez; Scott & Ginny Lummus.
(4/22) Robert, Christy, Ella & Kyle Luttrell; Charles, Tami, Noelle & Justice Mace; Paul & Karen Manno; Marilyn Marcus.

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: Pentecost (May 20). Preparation class Sundays, April 22 to May 13, 10 am. 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, 4/14 Saturday, 4/21


Atlanta Finnish School
Benton Celebration

FP Golf Planning
Cats On Wheels trip
Concert: Schola Cantorum
Sunday, 4/15 Sunday, 4/22


Holy Eucharist
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Solemn Communion Class
Eagle Court
Campus Ministry
Women's Extension Dinner


Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist/Jubilate
Church School
Memorial Garden Dedication
Women's Extension Forum
Holy Eucharist
Solemn Communion Class
Youth World Dinner
Campus Ministry

Monday, 4/16 Monday, 4/23

Women's Book Study
CGS Catholic
Master Planning Dinner
Calling & Caring
Stephen Ministry


CGS Catholic
Boy Scout Event
Youth Ministry

Tuesday, 4/17 Tuesday, 4/24


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Blood Drive
Boy Scout CPR Training

9:00AM 9:30AM

Staff Calendaring Meeting
Bible Study
Staff Lunch
MUST Laundry Team
MOPS Craft Night
Wednesday, 4/18 Wednesday, 4/25
Youth WNL
Chancel Choir


Wheel articles due
MUST Breakfast
Youth WNL
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 4/19 Thursday, 4/26


Daisy Girl Scouts
Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study
Friday, 4/20 Friday, 4/27

Mother Sarah's Day
    of Sabbath

Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
A.A. Women’s Meditation


Mother Sarah's Day
   of Sabbath

Youth Lock In
Women's Retreat
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
A.A. Women’s Meditation

Future planning

Please hold these dates:

  • Wade in the Water baptism preparation class Sundays, April 22 to May 13, 10-11 am
  • Saturday, April 28 – Habitat For Humanity home build start; Chili Cook-off & Games Night
  • April 27-28 – Youth Lock-in
  • April 27-29 – Women’s Retreat
  • Sunday, May 6 - World Dinner
  • Sunday, May 13 – Youth Sunday; Graduates recognition
  • Sunday, May 20 – Last day of Christian Formation/Church School
  • Sunday, May 27 – Worship times change to summer schedule: Holy Eucharist 8:00 and 10:30 am
  • July 16-20 – Vacation Bible School


By Youth Director Sally Paris Benton,

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

April 22: Women's Extension talk; World Dinner
April 27-28: Lock-in!
May 6: Youth-led World Dinner; Diocesan Graduation Celebration
May 11-12: YA Pre-Pilgrimage Retreat
May 13: Youth Sunday
May 20: Last Day of Church School
May 24: SUMMER!!!


Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Benton!

Congratulations to Sally (Paris) and Wallace Benton, wedded at St. Catherine's on April 8! Help them celebrate their marriage Saturday, April 14, 2-4 pm in the Youth House!

Adult help needed for World Dinner

April 22, 5:30 pm -- Chandler Sherry is coordinating our World Dinner and is looking for 6 adult volunteers on April 22. The goal of this interactive dinner is to experience and better understand the dynamics that generate hunger in the world. We hope through eating and sharing a meal designed to stimulate thoughts on world hunger and food scarcity, that we all may become more aware of the issue of hunger on a local and global scale. If you are available supervise this event, or you would like to know more, please ask! You can email Chandler Sherry:, or contact Sally or Gina Baumann


Youth Lock-in April 27-28

8 pm-8 am. Show up and bring your friends, we're going to have a blast. Keep an eye out for an Instagram post so we can brainstorm themes! Sign up here.


Rite 13 Beach trip June 15-17

The Rite-13 class will be taking their Beach Trip to Panama City, Florida. We will leave at 11 am on Friday, June 15 and come back in the early evening on Sunday, June 17. The cost of the trip is $150 and covers all expenses except lunch on the way down (lodging, food, transportation, and a t-shirt are all included). Confidential scholarship is available by request! This trip is a wonderful opportunity for the Rite 13ers and their leaders to enjoy each other’s company, grow together in their faith, spend some time on the beach, and have loads of fun! Please contact Sally if you have any questions! Register now at


In the Diocese

  • atlSERVE June 24-27 at All Saints' Atlanta
    This is our summer service week for middle and high school. Every year, we have between 40-50 youth and adults that participate. Each day, we serve all over the city. The work is focused on building relationships within the communities we serve. Each night, we reflect on our work with others as well as have some fun. Cost $150. Register at

  • PYE 2018 - July 25-28
    Each summer, Province IV comes together for a Provincial Youth Event for high schoolers. This year, it is in Atlanta at All Saints'. Join youth and youth leaders from the 19 dioceses of Province IV for three days of service, learning, worship, and fellowship. The service work will be similar to an atlSERVE week and the program will center around Posts for Peace - a local organization that strives to bring social justice and understanding into our world. More information can be found on the registration page at

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • April 27
  • May 11
  • May 25

The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are 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 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,, 770-973-8668.

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571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068