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By Amma Susan
All Saints Day has always been a very special day for me. Yes, November 1st is that day set aside in the church calendar to remember all of those saints whose lives have been models of how to walk the journey of faith. We remember and celebrate on All Saints Day the lives of all the saints, both those famous saints whose name everyone knows, like St. Francis and St. Nicholas, but also that multitude of saints whose names are known only to God.
Long before I came to understand the meaning of celebrating the lives of all the saints, November 1st has been special to me because it’s my father’s birthday. This gives the idea of sainthood a more personal meaning for me. Dad would be the last to list himself among the saints, but I know of very few other people in my life who have been such a model for me of the practice of the way of Christ. When I think of those not-so-famous saints who now rest in Christ, I also include in my own litany of names Mrs. Burch, the organist/choirmaster of Bexley Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio, who nurtured my love of music in worship. It’s largely because of her that singing is a deep part of my spirituality and why I stayed in church (as a member of the choir) during those teen-aged years when I was wrestling with God and doubting my faith. The faith of the unnamed saints in that choir carried me through that time until I stood again on the firm rock of my own belief.My personal list of saints goes on and on. Without these godly people who have helped to shape my faith journey, I might not be blessed with the relationship with God that I have today. We all have people who have been models of the life of faith for us; people who have been influential in helping us on your path to God. And as the beloved song goes… these saints, “were just folk like me… and there’s not any reason, no, not the least why [you and] I shouldn’t be one too…” With God’s help, may it be so.
St. Catherine’s sets aside this very special date each year to gather in our prayerful commitment to God for His works in the upcoming year. Pledge cards have been mailed everyone in the parish, and extras are available at church. Please return your pledge at worship services this Sunday or send to the church office, 571 Holt Rd., Marietta, GA 30068.
As you hear about our 2012 Stewardship Program and the Ingathering, you may be wondering… What is this big deal about pledging?
So why should I pledge?
So why? Put simply – without your pledges we have no budget.
So why? Pledging is a spiritual discipline representing your relationship with God.
So why? Your pledge is your commitment to our vision and the ministries that support it.
So why? Your pledge helps you establish a firm and manageable household financial plan.
So why? Your pledge represents a commitment to “just do it.”
Have more questions about pledging?
Pledge pay online
Did you know you can pay your pledge to St. Catherine’s throughout the year by simply setting us up as a company in your online bill pay system? For many of us this helps us manage our regular household cash flow while at the same time maintaining our pledge as current with the church. Most systems allow you to set the payment up as reoccurring over the period of your yearly pledge. Many folks at St. Catherine’s already do this and you can join them. For questions contact Rosemary Wolfe in the church office.
Stewardship Letters 2012
A great group of St. Catherine's members met on October 16 to explore what stewardship means and write personal letters to every household in the parish to ask all to pledge to the mission and ministry of St. Catherine's in the coming year. Thank you to everyone who was such a vital part of our 2012 Stewardship of Resources effort.
Photos by Connie Bergeron
1 -- Number of weeks to St. Catherine's Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, November 11: GALA!
We're ready for a fantastic evening beginning at 6:30 pm at The Pavillion of East Cobb located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, in Fountains of Olde Towne plaza. For directions visit www.pavillioncatering.com/ecContact.html.
Confirmations by email or phone have been sent to everyone who is registered for the Anniversary Gala. If you think you are registered for the Gala but have not received a confirmation please (1) check with your partner/guest to see if the confirmation was sent to them, and (2) contact Molly Frost bcfchapaol.com or Joan Nixon ASAP. If you were not able to register before the deadline but would like to attend please contact us to find out if space is available. If you did register but find you will not be able to come please let us know as soon as possible.
Sunday, November 13: Remembering, Rejoicing, Renewing
Join us for a very special service of Remembering, Rejoicing and Renewing as we celebrate the culmination of our 50th Anniversary year. There will be one service time only this day at 10:30 am. Bishop J. Neil Alexander will join us this day and we will have special music from all our music teams — Adult Choir, Youth Choir, and Jubilate. A joyful reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Please note that Church School will meet at 9:00 –10:00 am this day, and breakfast will not be served.
Parking help needed Sunday, Nov. 13
We are recruiting a small crew to assist with parking for the 50th anniversary celebration 10:30 am service on November 13. Please sign up on the Opportunities for Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Al Jones, 4albellsouth.net, 404-457-3658 to volunteer.
Order by November 20
It's time to order your Christmas trees, wreaths and garland, all to benefit the Youth Program! Our items come direct from the farm in North Carolina and we get comments every year on how nice and fresh they are. Please place your order at the table in the foyer on Sundays, or download and print the order form from our website at www.stcatherines.org/forms/christmas-greens-orderform-2011.pdf and return it to church with your check payment.
Your items will be ready for pick up at church on Saturday, December 3 (10 am to 2 pm) or Sunday, December 5 (1 to 2 pm). For questions please contact Mike Peterson, 770-971-2839 or mike.petersonbellsouth.net. Thanks for your support!
Are you available for a few minutes before or after the service? Why not be a Greeter to welcome all in the foyer, or a Shepherd and greet our newcomers at the Welcome table? If you have time on Sunday afternoon or Monday, we need volunteers to take a loaf of bread to our newcomers. Or do you have time during the week to bake a few bread loaves?
Our Ministry of Invitation’s mission is to welcome all newcomers into the community of God’s love at St. Catherine’s. You are vitally needed. If interested in finding out more, check the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Maureen Donoghue, georgiadonoghuescomcast.net.
Open for bids November 14-18
The St. Catherine’s Preschool silent auction will be open daily starting Monday, November 14 during preschool hours (9:30 am to 1:00 pm) and close at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 18. Proceeds will go to enhance our facility and update our curriculum. Last year church members helped make our auction a huge success, and we greatly appreciate your support! Please contact Karolyn Olliffe at olliffekarolynwhotmail.com or 770-971-2839 for donation details or other questions.
Ingathering: November 6 through 13
Time to bring in your shoe box! You and your family can share love and hope with a needy child in countries around the world. Operation Christmas Child is an easy project that children and adults alike enjoy participating in by filling a shoe box with small gifts and toiletries. Bring your filled box to church any time during the week of November 6-13.
For complete details of what to pack (and what not to pack), pick up an Operation Christmas Child brochure in the foyer or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/. This activity is sponsored by St. Cat’s Young Families group, and everyone is invited to participate. For further information please contact Molly Banko, mdbankocomcast.net or Suzanne McGhee, willandsuzcomcast.net.
Lunch at Shillings November 12
Join Cats on Wheels this month for lunch at Shilling’s Restaurant on the square in Marietta, on Saturday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. Please sign up in your bulletin or contact Amma Susan+, 770-971-2839, by Thursday, November 10 if you plan to attend this pay-your-own lunch, so that we can reserve seating for everyone. The restaurant is located at 19 North Park Square, Marietta, Georgia 30060, 770-428-9520, visit www.shillingsonthesquare.net for information and directions.
Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults, please join us!
Monday, November 14
The Men’s Book Study will start a new book at their November meeting: “Radical: Taking back your faith from the American Dream” by Davis Platt is currently a New York Times Bestseller. In “Radical,” David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple—then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.
The study meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm for dinner and fellowship followed by our time of study. Our next meeting is scheduled on November 14 at Keith Dumke’s home. All men are invited, if you are interested in joining the group contact Tom Hunter at thunter41bellsouth.net.
Trivia and Dessert Night on October 8 was fun for young and old alike, with great questions designed to make everyone's talents a vital asset to their team. A tempting variety of desserts, an ice cream bar, and gourmet coffees rounded out the evening. This event was offered by the Invitation Ministry Team as their 50th Anniversary Year of Celebration ministry focus month.
Photos by Bettye Harris
Tuesday, November 22
By Father Jim
Our annual Thanksgiving service will be Tuesday evening, November 22 at 7:30 pm. Thanksgiving has a tendency to get lost in the rush to Christmas, but we can certainly stop at this opening of the holiday season to remember how God has so richly blessed us especially in this time when many face this season in want. As Christians we stop to be reminded of our responsibility to be “faithful stewards of God’s great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need.” (BCP, 246) It’s very hard to commercialize gratitude so we don’t see much about it in our stores, but that doesn’t make this time inconsequential.
Our Diocesan canons require us to include Appleton Family Ministries in our prayers and to give generously for the support of this 140 year old ministry. Appleton Family Ministries was begun in Macon as a home for orphans of Confederate soldiers and changed with the times to become a group home serving various needs and an outdoor therapeutic center. It now operates as an after-school program for at-risk children and a mentoring program for their parents. Our offering this evening will be designated to this Ministry.
In addition at St. Catherine’s we take time following our worship to share our favorite pies. So plan to join together for a time of thanks giving and share in fellowship by bringing your favorite holiday pie or other dessert to share.
Thanksgiving Week Schedule
Advent Wreath Making – Sunday, November 27
Join us in the Parish Hall on November 27, the first Sunday of Advent, during the church school hour to make an Advent Wreath for your home. This is always a special time for families and friends to gather and create their own symbol of Advent to be used throughout the season to anticipate with joy, hope and patience the coming of Christ. We offer this time as a community event and so we encourage everyone – children, youth, and adults to gather with us to anticipate this season. We can always use people who are willing to "tutor" one of our younger members in the making of the wreath or simply to be present to experience the joy of the first wreath or most creative one.
Tuesday mornings in Advent: Eucharist and Study
From 7:00 to 8:00 AM on Tuesdays in Advent (November 29, December 6, 13, 20). Our tradition during Advent is to celebrate a Eucharist and Study on Tuesday mornings. We will gather at 7:00 AM for a Eucharist followed by a brief study. This time is designed to fit within an hour so that promptly at 8:00 AM you can be off to work, school, or your day's plans. No RSVP needed, please join us.
Our study will be “Rejoice! Reflections on Four Seasonal Hymns.” Whether it's memories of caroling, Christmas pageants, or Christmas Eve services, the hymns of Christmas are some of the most evocative parts of the season for many of us. They refocus our spirits and remind us of the holiness and mystery of God's incarnation. We will study the history behind some of our favorite carols and encounter the rich wording anew. Focusing on the ways in which words and music can speak to the core of our experiences, we will spend time in reflection, conversation, and simple enjoyment of these beloved hymns. These four hymns will be examined in the study: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "Silent Night, Holy Night," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." The materials will be available on our Advent Resource Table in the foyer beginning November 27.
Wednesday Night Live during Advent
WNL will pause for Thanksgiving week, not meeting on November 23, and then resume in the first week of Advent on November 30. Our adult program will be “Advent Through the Eyes of Those Who Waited.” This study will introduce and re-introduce participants to several biblical characters found in the lectionary readings for Advent. First, the prophets in the book of Isaiah present us with the idea of waiting and preparing for the Messiah—our work for Advent. Next we meet John the Baptist who announces the coming of the Messiah. Finally, Mary, the mother of Jesus, teaches us about patience and courage from the mother of Jesus.
Advent Quiet Evening – Friday, December 2
All adults are are invited to this evening of quiet and meditation on Friday, December 3, from 6 to 9 pm. Join us as we begin our Advent in shared contemplation of this season of preparation, sponsored by St. Catherine’s Daughters of the King.
Advent and Christmas Reflections 2011
You'll find Advent resource materials for adults and children on the resources table in the foyer beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (Nov. 27). In particular, look for our annual collection of reflections on the seasons of Advent and Christmas written by our own parishioners. Booklets will be available for pickup at this table, and also be sure to check for your “Reflection of the Day” on our website throughout the season.
Sunday, December 11
Photo, right: Our Vestry, 2011
Each year at this time we elect new Vestry members. This year we will elect four new members to three-year terms and one member to fill the recently vacated two-year term. We are grateful to all those who have submitted their nomination forms, due by November 6. The slate of candidates will be published in the first Wheel newsletter in December and in Sunday bulletins the first weekend of December.
The election will be held at all services on Sunday, December 11. If you cannot be present this day, you may vote by absentee ballot – contact Rose Wolfe in the office, 770-971-2839, for a form which must be returned by 5 pm on Friday, December 9.
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 Susan Jablonski or any Vestry member for questions.
December 10, 9 am to 1 pm
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and a huge variety of shopping among our featured vendors while your little ones do all of their Christmas shopping. Adults can browse through over 25 vendor displays featuring pottery, crafts, jewelry, inspirational gifts and cards, organic artisan body products plus much more! Meanwhile, our youth will lead children through the “Secret Santa Shop” full of (inexpensive) goodies for all the special people on their shopping list. After shopping, they’ll be assisted in wrapping their gifts. Breakfast will be served from 9 am to12 noon for only $5 ($2 for those under the age of 12)! Watch for breakfast reservation forms coming soon. For more information, please contact Lee Ann Sherry at 770-815-5299.
Here is our most recent Christmas Market list to whet your appetite...
Artists, Crafters, Vendors wanted
Space is limited! We are currently accepting applications for vendors, $50 per 8 ft. table. If you or any other artist/crafter/vendor you know would like to apply please pick up a form from the church office or preschool office, or contact Lee Ann Sherry, 770-815-5299.
Blessing of the Animals was held on October 22 this year and we had a great turnout in lovely weather. Thank you to Jubilate for leading us in some fun music. Proceeds of the collection from this service will benefit Atlanta Humane Society and Humane Society of Louisiana.
Photos by Jan Potter, see lots more at BlessingAnimals2011
Laundry Team: Tuesday, Nov. 22 AND Wednesday, Nov. 30
St. Catherine's serves dinner at MUST Ministries' Elizabeth Inn homeless shelter on Cobb Parkway in Marietta on the 28th of every month, and provides laundry assistance on the fourth Tuesday and fifth Wednesday. Dates to serve in November will be Tuesday, Nov. 22 AND Wednesday, Nov. 30 for Laundry Team, and Monday, Nov. 28 for Dinner Team.
To volunteer for dinner team, please contact Tracy Buckalew, tracyklpcpeoplepc.com, or Connie Bergeron, conniebmindspring.com, 404-819-0891. To volunteer for laundry team contact Fred Massey, 404.731.4466 or f_massey2hotmail.com.
By Sally Powers
Here’s what happened at the Vestry meeting on Tuesday, October, 18.
By Jennifer Massey
We SAVED LIVES together! I am so excited to let you know our October 27 Blood Drive was a huge success. For the first time since bringing the Red Cross to St. Catherine's EVERYONE who came to donate blood in October was able to give (no problems with low iron, taking antibiotics, medications, new tattoos, or body piercings). The Red Cross collected 29 pints and worked non-stop, with a steady flow of donors throughout the afternoon with little to no waiting.
Fred, Pat Pepper and I would like to thank the following individuals for their time and commitment to help save a life and hope to see you all again for our next drive on Tuesday, December 27. October's Life Savers include: Rachel Bagby, Tim Braman, Ron Brannock, John Brooks, Matilda Carter, Keith Dumke, Ben Frost, Molly Frost, Wayne Gammon, Alison Harris, Jeff Harris, Austin Jablonski, Al Jones, Tami Mace, Hilary Mellon, Ken Minzenberger, Mark Moore, Chris Morris, Audrey Nesbit, Mike Peterson, Vic Phillpots, Ed Pitts, Bill Selby, Tom Snead, Harry Tear, Carol Starr, Dave Yucius!
Photo, right - Fred & Jennifer Massey make a "seasonal" appeal for the October blood drive (photo by Connie Bergeron)
Red Cross & Chef Cat Cora
The Red Cross will have a gift for all who participate in our drive on December 27. The holidays and winter months are a difficult time for blood collection. That’s why the American Red Cross and Chef Cat Cora have teamed up to offer all blood donors a FREE Soup Mug & Special Chef Cat Cora Recipe Card (while supplies last)! The Red Cross needs you now more than ever to donate blood.
Additionally, as promised, we will have NUTTER BUTTERS!!
By Father Jim
We will introduce a new tradition to St. Catherine’s on Sunday, November 13 at our Anniversary Celebration. It is the ministry of gift bearers. The gift bearers will present the wine and bread to the priest for consecration. The ushers will continue to present the monetary offering. The honor of being a gift bearer requires no special skill or permanent ministerial duty, yet, is a beautiful and significant part of the Eucharist performed by lay people.
Our ushers each Sunday at the 8:45 and 11:15 am worship service will ask parishioners if they would "present the gifts today." The gift bearers will gather at the rear of the Sanctuary during the offertory. When the ushers have gathered the offering they will join together in bringing the offering, the bread and the wine to the altar. After leaving the altar, the gift bearers will return to their seats for the Eucharist.
Gift bearers – while we need two – need not be scheduled or, for that matter, trained. They need not be from the same household but might be friends together. Gift bearers need not be just two people if a mom and dad and children want to come to the altar as a family.
When, on November 20 (gift bearers will be assigned on the 13th) the ushers approach you to be a gift bearer we encourage you to joyfully respond yes. Whether you are an usher who is designated to ask parishioners to present the gifts or you are a parishioner who is asked to do this honor perhaps a pause and reflection before speaking might be: If the three wise men had said "no" and decided not to follow that star, would we be telling the wondrous story about the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh presented to the Lamb of God?
We are all "one body" whether we are involved in some type of full time parish activity or ministry or maybe none at all. However, there is one time during the Eucharist that an individual, when asked, can actively take part in a beautiful and special moment of honoring our Lord and that is to become like one of the three magi by bearing gifts.
Saturday, December 3 — 7:30pm — Adults only event! Join us at the McGhee’s for a beer version of our annual wine tasting event. Watch for announcements coming soon. For information about this group contact Molly Banko mdbankocomcast.net or Suzanne McGhee willandsuzcomcast.net.
See their website for photos & news!
St Catherine's is at work now with other Cobb County churches to construct a new building for MUST Ministries. The project website has the newest news and photos at www.mustbuild.org! Get on the volunteer list by signing up on the Opportunities for Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Fred Massey, 404.731.4466, f_massey2hotmail.com. Here’s some of the latest developments:
WOW. What a great day Saturday, October 29 was. Thirty or so people came together to install the floor system for the new MUST building. It was cold and windy but clear and we all worked well together measuring and moving floor joists and had them all installed before lunch. After a wonderful Lutheran lunch we were able to finish the floor decking by 3PM. On Saturday, November 5 we'll erect the walls and all are welcome to "raise the barn." Bring hammers, gloves and a patient spirit and we'll have another marvelous day.
WNL continues each week with dinner and programs for all ages. We take a break for Thanksgiving on November 23, then resume in Advent on November 30. Please make your dinner reservation on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or by calling the office at 770-971-283 by 5:00 pm on Tuesday before each date you'll dine with us.
Gobble Jog 2011 - November 24
Time to start planning for the Gobble Job on Thanksgiving Day morning, the annual MUST Ministries benefit featuring a 10K run/walk, 5K, a 1K, and Tot Trot. It starts and ends at the Marietta Square. Join many other St. Cat’s members and the community for a fun time and great fundraiser for MUST. You will still have plenty of the TV parade to watch and have more room for all that yummy Thanksgiving feast. Can't run? Support the event as a "phantom runner" and get your well-deserved race shirt by mail! Find out all about it at www.GobbleJog.org or 678-218-4521.
Faith’s Craft Shoppe - November 12
Saturday, November 12, 9 am to 5 pm at Faith Lutheran Church and School, 2111 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068. Unique, affordable hand-crafted items – Over 25 vendors – Bake Sale – Food Court by CIRCLE Youth Group – Entertainment by Faith Lutheran schoolchildren. Sponsored by Faith Ladies Guild/Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. For directions and more information visit http://faithcraftshoppe.tripod.com or call 770-973-8877.
Free Dental Services Day - November 19
Marietta Family Dental Care will have a Free Dental Day at their practice on Saturday, November 19, specifically geared to people of the East Cobb community who cannot afford regular dental care. There are no strings—it's simply a way for them to give back to the community that supports them. This is a first come first serve event that will start at 7 am. More than 50 volunteer dental teams will be available to provide examinations, digital x-rays, blood pressure and oral cancer screenings, and a choice of an extraction, filling or cleaning. Patients will be taken on a first come first serve basis starting at 7am (one procedure per person). The practice is located at 4720 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068, for information visit www.naturalsmile.biz/free_dentistry.php or call 770-973-8222.
Visit Epiphany’s Nativities - November 26 & 27
For the fourteenth holiday season, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany presents an exhibit of over 250 nativity scenes from around the world on Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 and from Wednesday November 30 through Sunday, December 4. Many of the nativities are accompanied by scriptural quotes and hymn texts. Admission: $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for Seniors & Students, Children under 12 free. The church is located at 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, at
Thank you for the beautiful altar flowers to celebrate our anniversary and to Marcia Markette for delivering them. It was such a nice surprise and they are still beautiful a week later!
Thank you very much for your contribution to Holy Comforter Parish. We have receive your check in the amount $120.00. We are so grateful for your generous support that sustains the life and work of our congregation.
Blessings and peace to you,
Dear Friends in Christ,
We would like to thank you for your continued support of The Extension as evidenced by your recent donation of $600. Because of your generosity, we are able to further our mission of facilitating a transformation that empowers chemically dependent men and women to become sober, accountable members of society. We thought that you would be interested in hearing what one former resident who successfully transitioned had to say about The Extension: “The Extension saved my life. It is a place that will forever be in my heart.”
Saving lives and creating lasting results is what we do. Helping The Extension serve residents and be a source for former residents and the community is what you do with your continued support. Thus, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to you.
Again, many thanks for your support. It means the world to us and all of the men and women at The Extension!
Next scheduled date: Sunday, January 8
Please contact the church office for information and the customary booklet about Holy Baptism.
FOR THE SICK: Madison Cox, Victoria Moon, James Day, Mary Ann, Sally Shimell, Jan Dennis, Laura Gary, Joe Cochran, Crystal Herman, Olivia Martin, Brian Lee, Kent Moss, James Ellis, Sandy Curran, Bill Straub, Anne Whittle, Teresa Witham, David Sherry, Neal Aimar, Paul Beswick, Sylvia Franks, David French, Barbara, Mike Barletta, Beth, Bebe, Roberta Abstein, Trisha Bennett, Jean Windrow, Kimberly Blythe, Anita Gardner, Charlie Zimmerman, Alycen Whidden, Janet Wheeler, Selecia Culbreath, Stacey Davis, Lynn, Silas, Olivia, Barbara Markette, Judy Anderson, Lee FitzSimons, Rusty Phillips, Annie Lipsitz, Joe Tarentino, Pressley Shrader, Charlie Michaux, Toni, Alex Hill, Sam Agan, Susan, James Ellis, Anne Parke, Anna Jenkins, Jim Clarke, Beverly Fambrough, Bob Chadwick, Debbie Shelton, Ginny, Anne, Kevin, Jamie, Tommy, Ron & his family, Sharon Foster, Colleen Morich, Trisha Bennett, Janet Wheeler, Katie Renz, Ashlee Wilson, Fleming Rowell
BEFORE SURGERY: Jim Greene, 11/10/2011
DECEASED: Dev, former co-worker & friend of Margaret Shaw; Ed Williams & Joe McDonald, friends of Jim Greene
FOR THOSE CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS: (11/7) Jerry Scott, Jason Gardiner, Olivia Shillington, Richard Bowers, Jackson Ragan, (11/8) Laurel Glidewell, Missy Korwan, Harry Tear, Jr., Ethan Nienaber, (11/9) Alison Travis, Lauren Barber, (11/10) Roger Motter, (11/11) Rex Moore, Chuck Zimmerman, Bailey Brooks, (11/12) John Starr, III, Alison Harris, (11/13) Pascale Hunter, Sally Powers, Joe Parker, (11/15) David Shannonhouse, Risa Maier, Morgan Durbrow, (11/16) Devon Parker, Larry Boyd, Ellis Kilgore, (11/17) Paul Parisi, Helen Davis, Tyler McAlister, Roberta Hoyt-Johnson, (11/18) Claire Frost, (11/19) Tyler Perry, Don Martin, (11/20) Grant Johnson
ANNIVERSARIES: (11/11) Jim & Dana Rawls
FOR OUR PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
HELP US HELP YOU
Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.
Hold These Future Dates:
Two-Week Look Ahead
Below is the next two weeks of events and activities. For the complete up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.
by Mike Peterson
New Facebook page for Youth!
A new “page” has been created on Facebook for St. Catherine’s youth that everyone can “like” to join. It will enable us to do and share more than the “group” does. It’s also easier to remember: www.facebook.com/stcatherinesyouth. We are transitioning away from our old Facebook "group" so be sure to “like” us to stay up to date with news and lots of photos!
Rite 13 trip to the Corn Maize
Last Sunday, October 30, the Rite 13 class enjoyed a trip to the Cagle’s Family Farm Corn Maize (yes, they intentionally spell it that way)! Immediately following Church School, we piled 7 highly energetic boys and two brave girls into the St. Catherine’s van, stopped at Subway to enjoy lunch together, and cruised up to Canton to navigate the corn! On a gorgeous autumn day the Rite 13ers flew through the maze in what has to be record time. They spent the remainder of their time bouncing on what can only be described as a gigantic inflatable pillow contraption, saying hello to the farm goats just on the other side of the fence, soaking up a beautiful day, and enjoying a surprisingly wide array of available concessions. It was truly a great, light-hearted outing for the newest members of the St. Catherine’s Youth Program, and no one got too lost…
Photos by Mike Peterson
WNL program feature on Cambodia mission
On November 2, the Youth Program had the pleasure of welcoming Catie and Matt Nelson (Claudia and Ellis Kilgore’s daughter and son-in-law) to Wednesday Night Live for a fantastic presentation on the mission work that they did for ten weeks last summer in Cambodia. Matt and Catie will be returning to Cambodia in January for a two-year stint of working to improve the quality of living for highly impoverished communities, developing foundational relationships with the members of these communities, and sharing the love that Christ has for all of us. This presentation was open to the whole parish and it did not disappoint! I cannot do justice to all that Matt and Catie shared with us in this article, but it was truly inspiring to hear both of them speak so openly about living their lives as apostles and truly responding to Jesus’ command to make disciples of all people.
Please pray for Catie, Matt, and the people who love them as their walk in faith and discipleship leads them back to Cambodia!
Jr. DYC in December
All 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are eligible to go to Jr. DYC in December! Junior DYC is a great event hosted by the Diocese of Atlanta at Camp Mikell in Toccoa, Georgia. It is completely planned and led by teenagers (with a little help from adults) from all over the North Georgia area. It is a laid-back and fun chance to make new friends and enjoy the company of exciting people your age. This year it is over the weekend of Dec. 2-4. The cost is $100 and confidential scholarship is available for any who need it. For more information, feel free to talk to Mike Peterson and/or Paul Maxwell (we are both on the team that planned the weekend). You can also find information on this and other Diocesan youth opportunities by going to www.episcopalatlantayouth.org and clicking the link that say “Junior High Opportunities” and/or “Registration Forms.” Let’s make St. Catherine’s a real presence at Jr. DYC this year!
The Wheel is published two times per month. The usual schedule is as follows: The first edition is the eWheel, in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. The next edition is printed and mailed to all parish families, and also posted on our newsletter page in PDF form. (Print versions may be scheduled in place of online before Christmas and Easter.) Copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church.
We welcome contributions of articles of interest to the parish. Articles are due Wednesday 2 days before the publication date, by midnight. Please submit articles via email (below) or to Editor Karen Manno's mailbox at church.
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