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.

The Newsletter of
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
December 21, 2018 - January 10, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE

Clergy letter

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Christmas activities
Cherub Choir
Stewardship Ingathering
Year end/New year
Annual reports
12th Night Party
Formation: It's Time
Retirement party
Valentine Dinner Dance
Concert: Lopez-Tabor Duo
Chili Cookoff

OUTREACH OPPORTUNTIES
Collection drives

YOUTH NEWS
Upcoming
Alumni Coffee & Cocoa
Urban Plunge
DYC
Pics

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

IN THE COMMUNITY

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
 
CALENDAR

WHEEL SCHEDULE

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

12/23 - Regular worship schedule;
Ringing of the Bells at 8:45 service;
No Christian Formation;
Youth Alumni Coffee & Cocoa;
Hanging of the Greens

12/24-1/1 - Office closed

12/24 - Emmaus House Elves;
Christmas Eve services:
4 pm with Christmas Pageant;
7 pm with Choristers;
10 pm with Chancel Choir & Strings

12/25 - Christmas Day service 10:30 am;
Elizabeth Inn Laundry Team

12/26 - Elizabeth Inn Breakfast Team

12/28 - Elizabeth Inn Dinner Team

12/30 – Holy Eucharist 10:30 am;
No Christian Formation

1/4-6 – Sr. DYC @ Camp Mikell

1/5 - 12th Night Party

1/6 - Holy Eucharist 7:45 & 10:30 am;
Christian Formation 9 am

1/11 – Retirement party for Karolyn Olliffe

1/11-13 – Rite 13 Urban Adventure

1/12 – Chili Cookoff

1/13 - Concert: Lopez-Tabor Duo

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The Good Shepherd and the Child (Catechesis)

Grace upon grace

The Rev. Sarah K. Fisher

This is the irrational season
when love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
there’d have been no room for the child.
—“After Annunciation” by Madeleine L’Engle

My friends, the arrival of the Holy Child fast approaches. The door between heaven and earth will soon fling wide open. May we prepare our hearts to welcome Christ’s return.

I look forward to celebrating the joys of this season with you.

With anticipation and love,

Sarah+

From all of our Clergy, Staff, Wardens, Vestry and People
We wish you and yours a most blessed and joyous Christmas and Christmastide!

 

Advent 4 - Schedule for Sunday, December 23

  • Regular worship times: Holy Eucharist at 7:45, 8:45, 11:15 am
  • No Christian Formation
  • Ringing of the Bells during the 8:45 service - a St. Catherine's tradition! Join us to make a joyful noise, all welcome.
  • Youth Alumni Coffee & Cocoa 10 am in the Parish Hall
  • Hanging of the Greens 5-8 pm

 

Hanging of the Greens - December 23, 5 pm

Family & friends invited! As Advent draws to a close and the joy of Christmas is just around the corner, we gather to decorate the church for Christmas. This is always a special time filled with laughter, joy, and a little labor. All are invited, we can use every hand!
 
Please bring cookies to share for dessert. We will begin at 5:00 pm to prepare decorations for the church, parish hall, youth house and outside. At 6:30 we break for a supper of pizza and salad in the Parish Hall. We will close our evening together in church to sing carols. See you there!
 
--> Help is needed to set up, serve, and clean up the supper, please contact Deana De La Barre, deana_delabarrecomcast.net or Janet Livingston, janetllivingstongmail.com.

 

Christmas services schedule

  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
    • 4:00 pm — Holy Eucharist with Christmas Pageant - (No nursery) A cookies & punch reception follows in the Parish Hall.
       
    • 7:00 pm — Holy Eucharist - (Nursery open) With music provided by Choristers Choir. A cookies & punch reception follows in the Parish Hall.
       
    • 10:00 pm — Festive Choral Eucharist - (No nursery) This service includes a special music prelude featuring professional string quartet along with our Chancel Choir and organ. A champagne & punch reception follows in the foyer.
       
  • Christmas Day Holy Eucharist - One service at 10:30 am — (No nursery) We hold our celebration of the incarnation with hymns and lots of joy on Christmas Morning.

 

Christmas Pageant with Holy Eucharist on Christmas Eve

The Christmas Pageant will be part of the service at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist. Wonderful memories are made as we listen to the Nativity story each year! All children, family, and friends are invited to participate, no rehearsal needed. Contact Becky Beal with questions.

-> Costume pickup: Costumes are available for choosing in the Parish Hall on Sunday, December 23 until 1:00 pm, and again at 3:00 pm on the night of the pageant.

 

Christmas Elves - the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24

Be a Christmas Elf at Emmaus House! Every year, St. Catherine's parishioners go to be “elves” at their annual Christmas Festival, helping to distribute presents to 900+ smiling faces and escorting the guests to various activities. Emmaus House is an Episcopal Community Center which predominantly serves the residents of Peoplestown & Summerhill neighborhoods in Atlanta. At Emmaus House, people from all walks of life work together joyfully to diminish poverty and its broader consequences. Each year, neighborhood children come to Emmaus House on Christmas Eve morning where they and their families celebrate with gifts, snacks and entertainment.

It’s a wonderful activity, guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit, and we would love for you to join us! We will gather at St. Catherine's at 7:00 AM to carpool. All are invited. For questions please contact Gina Baumann, tabby257aol.com.

Special Christmas Fund

Each Christmas our parishioners give to create a Special Christmas Fund, used for members of this congregation who have suffered in any number of ways, to support them at a time of year when limited resources are painfully evident. The Rector, in consultation with the staff, makes the decision as to how this fund will be used. If you would like to give to this fund simply write a check to St. Catherine’s and clearly mark it for the “Special Christmas Fund,” or online through your account in The City. Any amount is gratefully accepted.

 

Christmas Eve Receptions - cookies requested

Festive receptions will follow the Christmas Eve services this year. We invite you to donate cookies for the 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm worship times, please bring them to the Parish Hall prior to the service. Thank you!

 

Reflection of the Day continues through the 12 Days of Christmas

Check for your Reflection of the Day throughout the season from this year's collection of Advent and Christmas reflections for each day through Epiphany (January 6). They are written by our own St. Catherine's members, and you can also receive these reflections emailed directly to you each day throughout the season. Sign up for emails and/or read the complete collection on our Reflections webpage or in our printed booklets.

 

Special service times on December 30 & January 6

Cherub Choir sings on January 6

Our brand-new children's choir, the Cherub Choir, will sing the offertory anthem at the 10:30 am combined service on Sunday, January 6. We are so excited to hear our newest ensemble of our youngest members! This choir is open to children in grades K-2 and is directed by Judy Guard. For more information please contact Becky Beal.


Stewardship Ingathering

Thank you for your prayers and support of St. Catherine's ministries and missions! If you have not yet been able to give your pledge for 2019, it is needed now as we develop our 2019 budget. Blank cards are available at church or you may download one here on our website . Please return cards at services on Sunday or send to the church office as soon as possible. (If you are not able to pledge then please let us know that too.)


End of Year / New Year

  • The church office will be closed December 24 - January 1
     
  • Donations to the church for 2018 must be postmarked, paid via The City, or brought to the office no later than Dec. 31.
     
  • Please turn in all invoices and requests for reimbursement for 2018 expenses by Dec. 31 to Rose Wolfe in the office.
     

Flowers and Candles

Our church flowers and altar candles are entirely supported only by your direct sponsorship of these ministries. We thank you! The 2019 schedule will be available for you to sign up to dedicate altar flowers or candles in memory of thanksgiving for a loved one. Note that sponsorship of any date is not limited to one or two persons, please choose the date(s) which apply to the persons or occasions you wish, and you may also partner with others to sponsor a date. Flowers are $60 per vase and candles are $20 each. For more information please contact Rachel Hutton.

If you signed up for 2018 flowers or candles, please send your payment to the church office by December 31 if you have not yet done so.

 


Sharing the story of St. Catherine’s

The Rev. Sarah K. Fisher

Reports for the Annual Meeting, which will be held on January 20, 2019, are due on January 11. This year we are trying something a little different. We are asking Ministry Conveners and Ministry Team chairs to help us better tell the story of St. Catherine’s, as realized through our vibrant ministries. This year, we are asking for your ministry reports in a very specific way. Below you will find a link to an online form (our preferred method) or you can print and bring your responses to the office. Each team is invited to answer the three questions below and submit, if you’d like, a picture that you think captures your ministry. We know it’s hard to pick just one, but ask that you try. We are excited to hear about where we’ve been and where we’re going!!

Here is the link -- ideally, please use this! And note that answers are limited to 1600 characters, about 300 words.

The Questions (please limit your response to each question to 300 words):

  1. Tell of a time or experience where you felt your ministry or ministry team really shined! Or tell a story of how your ministry or ministry team made a significant impact this year.
  2. What are your hopes and plans for this ministry in 2019?
  3. Are there folks who deserve special thanks for their work in this ministry?


A Twelfth Night Party!

Saturday, January 5

The Staff of St. Cat's invites you to a super-low-key, come as you are, dessert potluck 12th Night Party. Bring a dessert to share and a branch from your Christmas tree to burn at our bonfire. All who wish can play in our White Elephant gift exchange. Saturday, January 5th from 7:00-9:00 PM. For more information, contact Rachel Hutton.


Sundays and Wednesdays in Epiphany

"It's time..."

An offering for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings from the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). "So much of our stress and anxiety drives from our pollution of time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. In a series of short videos, the Brothers of SSJE invite us to recapture time as a gift." During Epiphany we will offer an adult formation class on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings using the "It's Time..." curriculum from SSJE. You are invited to participate in any way that works for you.

Join us on Sunday mornings during the Christian Formation hour or on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm to be part of this conversation! All are welcome (and we'll even feed you dinner on Wednesday nights!) For more information, please contact Mother Sarah.


Karolyn's Retirement Party

Karolyn Olliffe will retire as Director of St. Catherine's Preschool at the end of 2018. Join us for a party to celebrate with her on Friday, January 11 at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP to Rachel Hutton by January 4.

If you would like to make a gift to honor Karolyn, you may do so by any of the following methods. We will present the gift to her on January 11.

- Check - payable to St. Catherine's Preschool or St. Catherine's Episcopal Church with memo "Karolyn Olliffe Purse"
- Current Preschool parents can give through "HeadMaster" online with memo "Karolyn Olliffe Purse"
- Church members can give through The City online and choose "Staff Gifts-Karolyn Purse"


Save the date: Valentine Dinner Dance & Auction         

Saturday, February 9

It's time to mark your calendar for the next Valentine's Dinner Dance. This fun evening to benefit the J2A Youth Pilgrimage will be Saturday February 9.

Auction items being accepted now

Auction items are being accepted now. Please consider donating items, services, vacation homes, event tickets, etc. for the live and silent auctions. Donations are tax deductible and forms are available outside Youth Director Sally Benton's office (contact her with questions).


Concert: The Summit Trio

Sunday, January 13, 4 pm

St. Catherine’s Friends of Music will present The Lopez-Tabor Duo as a Sunday afternoon concert on January 13 at 4:00 pm. This Venezuelan duo returns for their second appearance at St. Catherine’s. Alfonso Lopez, violin, is the concert master of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra; Michelle Tabor, piano, was born in Venezuela and educated in the United States. She lives in Tallahassee, FL. They have performed together since 2004. Their recitals have taken place in American colleges, universities, churches, and community centers.

This will be the second in St. Catherine’s seventh annual concert series which is free and open to the public. Please take this opportunity to introduce your friends and neighbors to St. Catherine’s Concert Series. Our programs always feature comments by the perfomers, and everyone is invited to a reception afterwards to meet the artists. For future concerts check our website at www.stcatherine.org/concerts.


Chili Cookoff is coming!

Saturday, January 12

Mark your calendar for January 12 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Bet you'll be tired of turkey and dressing and ready for some extreme chili dishes by then! Plan to cook and to judge the best chili from St. Catherine's 2019 (good for your resume!). All ages will be invited to this event hosted for everyone by our Young Families Ministry! Questions? Ask Becky Beal.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Outreach collections benefit our neighbors in need

  • Thank you from Family Promise - A BIG thank you to all who participated in our recent collection for Family Promise in November. The coordinators were thrilled to have their shelves stocked with 28 activity bags, 21 sets of pajamas, 32 packs of wipes and almost 1,500 diapers donated by St. Catherine's parishioners. These items will be distributed to children throughout the year as they enter the Family Promise program. For questions regarding this outreach please contact Molly Banko, mdbankocomcast.net.
  • Thank you from ECMS Food Pantry - Thank you to everyone who donated to East Cobb Middle School Food Pantry in December. Special thank you to St. Catherine’s Preschool for their generous donations. It took two car loads to deliver everything. The people at the school were most appreciative! Photo by Christy Luttrell

 

January collection: for women of The Extension

Just like all of us, cold and flu season hits The Women's Extension hard every year. Living in close quarters and not having the option of missing work is a challenge for the women. The small items that we take for granted in our lives are a luxury for them. Beginning in January, please consider donating the following items:

Kleenex and tissues, cough drops, lip balm
Chewable vitamin C, Airbourne, Emergen C Immune
Herbal teas (echinacea, peppermint, lavender, anything caffeine-free), honey

Please bring your items to the collection bins which will be at the Outreach table across from the Parlor from January 6 to 20.

The Extension is a non-profit, community-supported organization serving Cobb County and the Atlanta area with both a men’s facility and a women’s facility in Marietta which provide addiction recovery services through a comprehensive Residential Recovery Program, outpatient counseling and various outreach initiatives. St. Catherine's volunteers provide dinner for the residents of the Women's Center on the third Sunday each month. Anyone is welcome to join us in this outreach ministry. For questions or suggestions please contact Marlene Stuart, mmstuart99gmail.com, and Deborah Weigel, dhweigelbellsouth.net.

ST. CAT'S EYC - YOUTH

Director of Youth Ministries: Sally Benton

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

December 23: Ringing of the Bells 8:45; Christmas Coffee & Cocoa for Youth Alumni; Hanging of the Greens
December 24: Emmaus House Elves 7am; Service w/ Pageant 4pm; Service w/ Choristers 7pm; Service w/ Chancel Choir 10pm
December 25: Christmas Day Service 10:30am
December 30: Combined Service 10:30am; No Christian Formation
January 4-6: Sr. DYC @ Camp Mikell
January 12-13: Rite 13 Urban Plunge
January 20: Annual Meeting; 9:00 Christian Formation
February 1-2: Happening Team Training
February 9: Valentines Dinner Dance
February 15-17: Happening 71

 

Youth Alumni Coffee & Cocoa

All alumni of our Youth programs are invited 10-11 am for coffee and cocoa, and time to catch up.

Rite 13 Urban Plunge

January 12-13 at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. We will gather at St. Catherine's at two on Saturday and will return on Sunday afternoon. Register HERE!!

 

Senior DYC Retreat

Sr DYC: January 4-6 (high school) at Camp Mikell | $100
Participant registration due by January 2! The Diocesan Youth Commission hosts its retreat, the DYC Retreat, twice a year. It is hosted at Camp Mikell the first week of December for middle schoolers and the first weekend of January for highschoolers. The focus of the retreat is to bring the fun of Summer Camp into an abbreviated winter session. We even have Summer Staffers up to chaperone the weekend. The theme of the DYC Retreat changes yearly, but it is always an exciting weekend that includes music, worship, morning program, afternoon activities, a dance, and plenty of fun! Register here .

  • Happening 71 | February 15-17
  • New Beginnings 41 | March 22-24

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS

Seen around St. Cat's

Photos by Jan Potter

Cookies and Stories on December 16

The Young Families team turned the Youth House into a perfect place to hear stories, drink cocoa and eat wonderful homemade cookies! The space was complete with fireplace, wreaths, garlands, lights and a Christmas tree. Delighted and excited children were a joy to behold! Thank you to all who made this time special! See more in the album at Cookies & Stories.

Sunday, December 9

Readers and Choristers lay leaders at 8:45 service; and in the first photo, St. Nicholas made his unseen visit with traditional gifts to fill the shoes of children in their Catechesis classes. See more in the album at Choristers December 2018

Cherub Choir in rehearsal

See more photos in the album at Cherub Choir Dec 2018


Celebrating our 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.

  • December 24-30: Bread Bakers — This week we celebrate the life and work of Bread Bakers, who help in the welcome to our first-time visitors by baking small loaves of bread. The loaves are packaged and delivered with a note to say, "Welcome to St. Catherine's, we are glad you worshiped with us this week." To learn more about being part of this ministry please contact Marcia Markette, 678.488.5696, mmarkette22gmail.com.
     
  • December 31-January 6: Eucharistic Visitors — This week we celebrate the life and work of Eucharistic Visitors, lay persons who take the Holy Eucharist from Sunday services to members of the parish who are not physically able to attend church. This special ministry extends the Eucharist table to those who are shut-in or infirm. Each Eucharistic Visitor is trained and scheduled to serve on a regular basis. To learn more about being part of this ministry please contact Mother Sarah.
     
  • January 7-13: Stephen Ministry — This week we celebrate the life and work of Stephen Ministry, trained laity who minister to parishioners in need by listening in a sensitive, nonjudgmental way through a caring, supportive, and confidential relationship. Stephen Ministers make a 2-year commitment and receive 50 hours of initial training as well as continuing education and peer supervision. To learn more about being part of this ministry please contact one of our Stephen Leaders: David Moore dmooreoaklandcemetery.com, Amy Morris, Chris Potter.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

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

ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Taylor Bacon, Matt Bermel, Tom Blackstock, Mychael Claytor, Noah Cook, Lucas Elgie, Josh England, Jake England, Nathanial Herzog, Andrew Hutton, Ryan Johnson, Pat McDougald,  and Ashley Schoolfield.

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

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Kelly Allgood, Will Kulpa, Ginney Linstrom, Isabelle Lopez, Bailor Bennett, Claire Murphy, James & Pat Henegar, Jennifer Kellam, Gina Baumann, Lila Hahn, Jim Seal, Bill Brinson, Lauren & Oliver Feldman, Bill Woods, Liz Burlas, Rod Miller, Marianne Miller, Kris Kell, Don Killian, Mallory Daniel, Ruth Hepler, Doris Lummus, Emil Walcek, Cora King, Mary Kammerle, Dorris Lummus, Jacky Henry, Lucy Perry, Shirley Henry, Natalie Whitlow, Brian Jory, Nancy Certain, Jean Buckalew, Ron Brannock, Lisa Powell, Shirley Day, Peter Bernhardt, Charles Barnard, Mark Ernst, Christion Abercrombie, Miles, Grace Adams, Lindy Moot, Beth Sandoval, Allen Rosenfield, Patty Austin-Pendroid, Robinson family, Pam Johannessen, Daniel, Fran Corragio, Kris Harley, Raymond & Kristina Higgins, Ralph, Marion & Richard Bullard, Kristin Blackstock, Arthur & Roberta Loewy, Terry Adams, Rod Miller, Carol Fey, Michelle & Caitlyn Galloway, Debbie & Paul Gavin, Gwen, Luana Campos, Lou Smith, Hale Sanders, Gary Carragio, Bea McDowell, Barbara Perry, Hilary Small, Lynn Sapp, The Dilworth Family, Holly Krupp, Jose, Kevin & Doris Kissell, Bootie Farnsworth, Megan Lowery, Susan Shank, Binks Franklin, Tom Bonner, Bryan, Michael & Kacey Barton, Sue Schnorf, Jeanette Dini, Larry Long, Wyatt Pope, Rod Deutscher, Christian Harvey, Christopher Clements, Joyce Hendricks, Ken Buxton, Donna Schwartz, Heidi Winston, Melissa, Ruby, Patricia Aramburu, Jimmie Stinnett, Frances Short, Joe Popper, Becky Pfeil, Melinda Stuk, Gene Harlan, Jo Brokenshire, Alexis Miniat, Marti Graham, Velasta Buford, Juanita Butte, Diane Lee, Laurie Kelly, Nancy Eade.

BIRTHDAYS: Natalie Dettwiler 12/22; Michelle LaGarde 12/23; Noelle Mace 12/23; Steve Tuemmler 12/23; Eleanore Pearson 12/24; Al Jones 12/25; Ben Martin 12/25; Karen Kraeger 12/26; Vera Bibbings 12/27; Phillip Hutton 12/27; Stephanie Langmaid 12/27; Missy Worden 12/27; Josephine Benscoter 12/28; Ron Bergeron 12/28; Milo Thomas 12/28; Katherine Sherwood 12/29; Nat Whitlow 12/29; Julie Johnson 12/30; Caroline Spessard 12/30; Julie Stone 12/30; Steve Vavra 12/30; Samuel Vogt 12/30; Patricia Kennington 12/31; Carol Fey 1/1; Stan Dickson ½; Kate Tomchik ¼; Celia Bowers-Dean 1/5; Tim Braman 1/6; Stephanie Yucius 1/6; Martha Bowden 1/7; Mark Boutilier 1/8; Lucas Brennan 1/8; Gabriella Nienaber 1/8; Ashley Friend 1/9; Linda Scott 1/10

ANNIVERSARIES: Chris & Jan Potter 12/23; Anne & Donald Clark 12/27; Jim & Dale Voyles 12/28

PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
12/23 -Sheila Bishop; Dianne Blackshear-Wood; Elizabeth Blackstock; Kristin & Tom Blackstock; Dwight, Diane, Nigel & Ingrid Blackwood
12/30 -Bill & Martha Bowden; Frances Bowden; Richard, Tanya, Michael & Celia Bowers-Dean; Jeff Boyd; Therese, Tim, Matthew & Amanda Braman;
1/6 -Ron & Julie Brannock; Chris, Alyce, Lucas & Piper Brennan; Tim, Caroline, Bourke & Paris Brennan; Frank & Patricia Brent; Abbey, Cory & Trinity Brewer

COMMUNION WINE DEDICATION: In celebration of Lillian Sandoval’s 97th Birthday

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 the church office.

 

When to contact the church

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 call the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.

St. Catherine's Calendar

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.

Friday, 12/21 Friday, 12/28
   

6:30AM
10:00AM
8:00PM

Clergy & Youth Director
   Day of Sabbath

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

 
 
6:30AM
6:00PM
8:00PM

Clergy & Youth Director
   Day of Sabbath

Men's Bible Study
Elizabeth Inn Dinner
A.A.

Saturday, 12/22 Saturday, 12/29

   

 


 
Sunday, 12/23 Sunday, 12/30

7:45AM
8:45AM
  
10:00AM
10:00AM
10:30AM
11:15AM
5:00PM

Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist w/ Ringing
    of the Bells
No Formation Classes
Youth Alumni Coffee
Chancel Choir
Holy Eucharist
Hanging of the Greens

10:30AM

Holy Eucharist
No Formation Classes

Monday, 12/24 Monday, 12/31
 
12/24-1/1
12/24-1/4

7:00AM
4:00PM
 
7:00PM
10:00PM

Christmas Eve
Church Office Closed
Preschool Closed

Emmaus House Elves
Holy Eucharist w
    Christmas Pageant
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist

 

 

Tuesday, 12/25 Tuesday, 1/1

 
10:30AM
6:00PM

Christmas Day
Holy Eucharist
MUST Laundry Team


New Year's Day
Wednesday, 12/26 Wednesday, 1/2
5:30AM MUST Breakfast Team

5:00PM
6:00PM

Cherub Choir
Adult Formation

Thursday, 12/27 Thursday, 1/3



6:00PM 
6:30PM
7:00PM

Finance
EFM
Men's Bible Study

Future planning

Please hold these dates:

  • Saturday, January 5 - Twelfth Night Party - Dessert Potluck & Burning of the Greens 7:00 pm
  • January 4-6 – Sr. DYC @ Camp Mikell
  • Sunday, January 6 - Holy Eucharist at 7:45 & 10:30 am, Christian Formation at 9:00 am
  • Friday, January 11 – Retirement party for Preschool Director Karolyn Olliffe 7 pm
  • January 12-13 – Rite 13 Urban Plunge
  • Saturday, January 12 - Chili Cookoff 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 13 - Concert series: The Lopez-Tabor Duo 4 pm
  • Sunday, January 20 - Parish Annual Meeting; Holy Eucharist at 7:45 & 10:30 am, Christian Formation at 9:00 am
  • January 20-27 – Family Promise hosting week
  • Saturday, February 9 - Valentine Dinner Dance
  • Sunday, February 10 - Young Families Sock Hop 4 pm
  • Breakfast for everyone by Breakfast Angels at 8:15 am on the first 3 Sundays each month. Dates coming up: January 6, 13, 20.

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • January 10 (articles due Sunday, January 6)
  • January 24 (articles due Sunday, January 20)
  • February 14 (articles due Sunday, February 10)

The Wheel is published two times per month on Thursdays. 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 Sunday the week of 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 household 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 www.stcatherines.org

Editor: Karen Manno, karen@stcatherines.org, 770-973-8668.

Copyright 2018 St. Catherine's Episcopal Church
571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
770-971-2839