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.
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The Newsletter of
By Father Jim+
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued its call for nominations for the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. This Bishop will be elected at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah June 25 - July 3, 2015. The Bishop elected will take office on November 1, 2015 and serve a nine year term ending on October 31, 2024. You can read the “Call to Discernment and Profile for the Election of the 27th Presiding Bishop” on the General Convention website at extranet.generalconvention.org/staff/files/download/10876.pdf or pick up a copy on our resource table at the top of the stairs in the atrium. It is a rich but manageable document and worthy of your time.
This is an exciting time in the Church as we and the candidates pray for and discern the next Presiding Bishop. The winds of change are sweeping through these too often dusty hallways and sanctuaries of the body of Christ we call the Episcopal Church. It will take a special man or woman to ably and lovingly guide and embrace this change. The JNCPB has done much work to listen to the church and to write a rich profile. They have identified the gifts of prayer, evangelism, love, health, collaboration, knowledge, development, inspiration and balance as essential to carrying out this call. Their call to this next Presiding Bishop is summarized in their own words: “The Presiding Bishop will need to lead, love, and inspire the people at a time in which both uncertainty and opportunity define the moment.”
My active ministry in the church is nearer the end than the beginning. I will serve the church in the future under the authority and leadership of this Presiding Bishop as well as the Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta. I have said that we are living through a second reformation not unlike the first during the 14th - 16th century. Our 27th Presiding Bishop will have the opportunity to help us shape our response to the winds of change that challenge us to look most deeply into our hearts and souls and reform ourselves as the body of Christ gathered as the Church. I pray we will elect a courageous champion of change who will lead us into the rich pastures of the future where we will meet the Good Shepherd already there preparing the way for us.
“We scream for ice cream!” …The Return
By Bettye Harris
We had such a great time last year that we’re hosting another “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social” on Saturday, August 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Newcomers, visitors, and new members of all ages are invited to join clergy and parishioners for an afternoon of fellowship, fun, and ice cream. Families and friends are welcome and there’s no charge. Your RSVP is appreciated, please reply on the Opportunities for Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Bettye Harris (678-463-7827) or Ann Snead (678-520-3667).
The Ministry of Invitation, sponsor of this event, is soliciting help from our team and from other parishioners who can assist with setup, serving, or cleanup. Please sign up on the “Opportunities for Ministry” form in your bulletin or contact Bettye Harris (678-463-7827) or Ann Snead (678-520-3667) for information. Thank you.
Come enjoy music and fellowship under the oak! Join us for our last Summer Fair on August 17, in front of the church from 9:15 to 10:15 am. Please bring a breakfast dish to share. We'll have a variety of fun, music and activities for everyone.
At the Summer Fair -- music by Marietta Square Bluegrass with our own Greg Byer, and tasty samples of local-made goat milk ice cream! (Photos by Bill Ivey)
Everyone invited! The youth pilgrims from the YA class will host a dinner and presentation for you about their summer pilgrimage to Ireland at 5:30 PM in the Parish Hall. All St. Catherine’s parishioners (and anyone else who is interested) is invited to come as the pilgrims share their experiences, show what the pilgrimage experience meant to them as individuals and as a group, and thank the parish for all of the support they gave to make the pilgrimage a reality. Dinner will be provided at no charge.
New photos! See lots of full-size pictures from the pilgrimage in the Ireland Pilgrimage 2014 albums at www.facebook.com/StCatherinesYouth/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
Parent Meet & Greet Sunday, Aug. 17 9:15 am
By Alison Harris
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) serves our children ages 2-12 each Sunday morning during the Church School Hour. We welcome your family to another atrium year at St. Catherine’s! Parent Meet & Greet is Sunday, August 17 at 9:15. If your child is new to CGS or new to their level, you are most particularly encouraged to attend. Come hear what this unique and prayerful atrium experience can offer your children, meet your children’s catechists, and tour the newly rearranged atria! Read more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd below in this newsletter.
Catechesis begins Sunday, September 7 from 10 to 11:10 am. This year we are asking all families, new and returning, to fill out the updated registration form. Register your children beginning this Sunday! The form is available to download now on St. Catherine’s website at www.stcatherines.org/forms/CGSRegistrationForm_2014-2015.pdf or copies are available at the CGS bulletin board in the atrium wing. We are asking for a materials fee of $20/child, not to exceed $40/family, to help defray the cost of consumable materials. We deeply appreciate your support of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and what it offers your children.
See the new Catechesis Facebook page
We’ve done a lot of moving over the summer, and we are excited to share the changes with you, including our new Facebook page! Check us out at “The Good Shepherd and the Child at St. Catherine's,” www.facebook.com/goodshepherdstcats.
After our class about credit scores which was held in June, there was much interest in further topics. So, please join us for a new classes, led by Randy Satterfield, 9:15-10:15 am in the Board Room. No charge, no RSVP needed, so please come to:
St. Catherine's will publish a new reflections booklet for the fall Stewardship campaign. Won't you consider writing for this collection? You will write a brief (1-2 paragraphs) meditation on the theme “This I Believe… about Stewardship.” Reflections will be due by Sunday, September 7. Names are not attributed to the individual writings, so only you (and the editors) will know which one is yours! Please check the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Karen Manno at Karenstcatherines.org. We will be in touch with details of your assignment.
Thursday, August 21
A Ladies Night "Favorite Things" evening out! Come to the Parish Hall on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 pm for a "Favorite Things" party. Bring a new item, maximum cost $15, that you love to have/use in your home to be put into a drawing for someone to "win."
Please also bring a dish to share. A Bellini bar and other beverages will be provided. No RSVP is needed! This evening is hosted for everyone by the Fellowship Committee. Anyone who would like to help, please contact Maureen Donoghue, georgiadonoghuescomcast.net Hope to see you then!
What is your ministry? Is it music, caring, listening, teaching? Is it cooking, reading, polishing, planning? Is it gardening, guiding, plumbing, praying? Is it mowing, driving, writing, counting? Saint Catherine’s has an abundance of ministry opportunities—and you’re invited to celebrate and explore them on Sunday, August 24 at the annual Ministry Fair. Join us for an exciting day!
Youth are welcome to attend any workshops that interest them. For kids there will be special movies and nursery care will be available for little ones. At noon, A Moveable Feast, www.thefrenchtruck.com will provide a special lunch items for you to purchase. Water and coffee service will be on the upper level throughout the morning, moving to the Parish Hall for lunch.
Your choice of 22 workshops!
“Finding God in the Everyday Things” “Advice for DIY” “The Price is Right” “I Can't Do Everything, But I Can Do Something” “It takes Teamwork” “Fellowship Jeopardy” “Social Media 101” - these a just a few of the topics to select from. The sessions are only 20 minutes each and will give you some highlights of specific ministries and the opportunity to ask questions about others. Start planning which workshops you’ll attend – see the complete schedule now at www.stcatherines.org/forms/ministry-fair-2014.pdf.
The Volunteer Center and Team Displays will be downstairs in the hallway leading to the Parish Hall. The annual Ministry Directory and Christian Formation brochure will be ready prior to the Ministry Fair, so look those over ahead of time and start thinking about which of the workshop offerings you might want to attend. Not all of our 120+ ministries can be squeezed into the morning, but lots of information will be available.
What are my gifts??
Are you not sure of what might be your talents for ministry? Check out www.churchgrowth.org for a free online Spiritual Gifts Analysis that you can take which may help you identify some talents you didn’t know you had!
August 23 at Holy Innocents
By Harriett Pyburn
If you are interested in volunteering at St. Catherine’s in an area that will require “Safeguarding God's Children” training, the following course will be offered in the Atlanta area: Safeguarding God's Children - Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 am – 1 pm at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mt. Vernon Highway, Atlanta, www.holyinnocents.org. No fee is charged, but RSVPs are required.
To register, contact Deborah Silver at dsilverepiscopalatlanta.org, 404-601-5358 or 800-537-6743, ext. 202. If you do register for this class, also be sure to let Harriett Pyburn, harriettspyburngmail.com, know so she can update our church records. “Safeguarding God's Children” is our training program in conjunction with the Diocese of Atlanta for preventing sexual abuse of children and youth. All volunteers and staff who work with children and youth at St. Catherine's are required to have this training every three years.
Our blood drive this month will be dedicated in special honor of parishioner Dave Banko. The drive will be held 3:00 to 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall. You can reserve a time slot now by going to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: STCATS. However, appointments are not required, if you don’t get around to making one you are still welcome to come. Help is also need for greeting donors, setup and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jmgmail.com / 404.375.8327.
Mark your calendar now:
Sunday, September 7, 12:30 pm - RSVP
Join us for a very special Sunday celebration as we welcome home Amma Susan from her sabbatical, "Building Bridges of Peace." A delicious brunch will be served in the Parish Hall following the 11:15 am service.
There is no charge for the event. Please RSVP by August 31 on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or to either Carol Eskew, 404-293-5225, or Donna Hutton,770-592-7346. Hope to see you all there!
Church School begins Sunday, September 7
Church School begins for all ages at 10-11 AM on Sunday, September 7. Look for the map in your bulletin this day for the location of all classes.
Infants – Nursery care is available for infants through age four. The nursery area is located downstairs in the Education building and is open at 8:30 AM on Sunday mornings. It remains open through the 11:15 AM service. Nursery care is provided by paid, experienced childcare workers. On occasion, additional assistance is needed and anyone interested in providing help is welcome.
Children’s Chapel – This program provides a time for children to hear and respond to the Gospel of the day in a “child friendly” setting. The children leave the 8:45 am Sunday Service during the Sequence Hymn and return at the Peace. Children’s Chapel is for all children who are interested and able to “still” themselves so they can hear God’s Word. The age range is usually from three to nine years old. Adults and Young Adults are needed to assist with this group each Sunday, a schedule is provided once volunteers are identified. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the youngest members of our Community in Christ. Coordinator: Mary Lou Shannonhouse
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Catherine's offers Christian formation for children ages 2 through 12. The Catechesis is grounded in scriptural and liturgical study framed by Montessori's principles of education. This allows children to hear the Gospel and absorb its message through the use of sensory-rich materials and the work of their hands. Our mission is to help our children form an authentic, loving, faithful relationship with God. We ask that children attend as consistently as possible. One presentation builds upon the last. Any less than three sessions a month and the child can lose the richness offered in this work.
St. Catherine’s uses the “Journey to Adulthood” curriculum for its youth program, in 2013-2014 for grades six through twelve. The program falls into three distinct phases, each of which is two years in length: Rite-13, J2A (Journey To Adulthood), and YA (Young Adults). It is a program of spiritual formation for young people that provides a liturgical framework for their experience in our modern culture, celebrates their individuality and their creative potential, and instructs them in skills needed for successful adult participation in church and society. The program is based on two key concepts: (1) manhood and womanhood are gifts from God, and (2) adulthood must be earned. It includes in-depth exploration of self, spirituality, sexuality, and society. The Journey to Adulthood balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person during the challenges of the journey from childhood to adulthood.
WNL (Wednesday Night Live), our Wednesday night dinner and programs, begins on September 10. We have wonderful things in store this year, so join us weekly to deepen our walk in Christ. We’ll have food, fellowship and learning for children, youth and adults. Dinner is 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by programs 7:00-8:00 pm—you are welcome to come for either or both. Choristers of St. Catherine’s (our choir for kids and youth grades 3-12) will have rehearsals 6:15-7:00 pm. Dinner prices are $7/adult, $3/child (maximum $25/family) — be sure to make your dinner reservation each week on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office by Tuesday.
This year is the right time to join one of our music groups and try us out. Ensembles are open to everyone with no auditions! The rehearsals will begin soon (see details below) so start planning now:
October 10-12 at Montara Farm
Make your reservation today! All men are invited to the 2014 Men’s Retreat, Friday to Sunday, October 10-12 at Montaera Farm, a beautiful and peaceful setting in the north Georgia mountains,www.montarafarm.com/. We’ll have great food, great company and great fun with spiritual refreshment. For those who have not been on this retreat before, Father Jim has something wonderful in store. More details will be coming soon but space will be limited. Hold your place now by signing up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin with your $100 deposit, or contact Daniel Mikkelsen, danielalumni.vanderbilt.edu, 770-310-3393.
Picnic & Concert Saturday, Sept. 27
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Saturday, Sept. 27: everyone is invited to St. Catherine’s third annual "Evening Under the Oak," starting at 6:00 pm. This will be a Chastain picnic-style concert featuring acoustic guitar musician and local favorite Jay Memory. Bring your chairs, drinks and picnic dinners and gather outside in front of the church. Bring your friends and neighbors, too! This event is sponsored by Fellowship Ministry, and is a great night for all ages. No admission or tickets needed, but donations will be accepted for this and future "Evening Under the Oak" events. Rain date TBA if needed. For questions please contact Molly Banko, mdbankocomcast.net
Dedication Ceremony Sunday, September 7
The house is looking great as we near completion of the 8-week build and we will have a house that we can all be proud of. The house dedication will be Sunday, September 7 at 3:00 pm at the site in Austell. We look forward to seeing as many of our volunteers as possible for this exciting occasion. Those of you that have had an opportunity to work with Abi will know that she is very excited as she and her family look forward to the dedication of her new home.
Next hosting week at St. Catherine’s: September 7-14
St. Catherine’s will next be hosting guests from Family Promise of Cobb County at our church September 7-14. We will need approximately 50 volunteers for the week for a variety of tasks and donations. Please visit the Youth House during the first session of the Ministry Fair on August 25 or contact Co-Volunteer Coordinators, Eleanore Pearson (elerichbellsouth.net) or Diane Sanders (dianesanders3198att.net) to learn more about the program and how you can become involved. For those of you have been volunteered in the past, we look forward to working with you again in September.
All Family Promise volunteers who interact with guests are required to have training prior to serving. The next training is Thursday, August 21 - 7:00-7:00 at Family Promise of Cobb County Day Center, 2325 Roswell Rd., Bldg. 400, Marietta 30062. Please let Eleanore or Diane know as above if you plan to attend one of these training dates. You only need to attend one 2-hour session.
The second annual “One Family, One Promise, One Song” to benefit Family Promise will be Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 pm at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. The concert will feature music by 13 FP congregations including St. Catherine’s Jubilate Choir. This is FPCC's biggest fundraiser for the year and your support is greatly appreciated! Tickets are $20 for premium seating and $10 for regular seating, available following all services at our church on Sundays.
By Carol Fey
Did you know that every 9 seconds, a student drops out of school and into an uncertain future? Many times, the student is making that decision without understanding the longer-term consequences of his or her choice. Sometimes there is family pressure to dropout in order to work and contribute to the needs of the family. Communities In Schools is the largest dropout prevention organization in the US and accomplishes its work through a network of nearly 200 affiliates across the country. Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC) is entering its 15th year of service in our county by placing the CIS Model in schools to work with identified students and their families. The organization also provides other programs and initiatives in the fulfillment of its mission. For the 2013 – 2014 schools year, over 6,637 students in 16 service locations and 1,392 parents were touched by CISMCC’s programming. Over 220 students received their high school diplomas that were at one time on the track to drop out of school.
An integral part of CISMCC’s mission of surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life is the recruitment of community members to be mentors and tutors to the students it serves. A Mentor is a caring adult who commits to spend time with a student/protégé and is a positive role model. A Tutor is an individual who has the desire to open the eyes of a child through the world of books. These programs help children grow and develop and can also cultivate character and allow adults to serve as a friend, a trusted counselor, or a coach. There is flexibility in terms of times and days; the experience is meaningful no matter what your schedule is. Mentors and tutors make a marked difference in the life of a young person simply by being a dependable, trusted presence.
Reality University is a financial literacy simulation for middle and high school students to learn financial literacy and the correlation between fiscal well-being and academic achievement. It guides them while they are still in school and helps the student to make wise choices and realistic decisions that will positively impact their future. High School dropouts earn less per year than high school graduates, and significantly less over a lifetime than college graduates. Far too many students fail to graduate on time with a regular diploma resulting in lost wages and productivity over their lifetimes that imposes a considerable impact on the economy of the community in which they live. Even college-bound students or students already in college do not have the financial literacy skills to effectively manage their lives. Volunteers can help with the events by being there to explain how the student’s choices may affect their lives. The scheduling is flexible.
Another way individuals or groups can help is by supporting the supply drives. Most of the CIS school sites served have a food pantry to support students and their families. Easy-to-open canned protein sources (tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages, and peanut butter) are always in demand along with toilet paper, tissues, feminine hygiene products and paper towels. Now that school is started, there will be a high demand for these items along with school supplies.
CISMCC is planning the 2014-2015 school calendar and has started to recruit mentors and tutors plus volunteers for Reality U. Visit the website www.cismcc.org or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Patty Yohn at pyohncismcc.org to learn more about these opportunities to make a difference in a young person’s life.
By Harriett Pyburn
Thank you to all of the families who participated in last May's book drive for Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County. We collected 143 new and gently used books and dropped them off this summer. A thank you received from CIS states, "Many of the children have already received their books and are thrilled with the opportunity to take a book home and be able to keep it... Many of the children in our schools today do not have books in their homes. We want you to pat yourself on the back for making a difference in the lives of children who only need to know that someone cares. It is known that in low income neighborhoods there is 1 book for every 300 children. The gift of a book may provide that child with the determination to succeed."
In August and September, we will be collecting school supplies for high school students in need. Items needed most include calculators, spiral notebooks, index cards, 1 inch binders with dividers, 2 inch binders, 3 ring notebook paper, binder dividers, folders, blue and black ink pens, mechanical pencils, pencils, Post-it notes of all sizes, hand sanitizer, tissue packages, book bags. We will have a collection bin at the school entrance if you and your child are able to drop off any of these items.
If you have any questions about our collections drives or Communities in Schools, please contact Harriett Pyburn. harriettspyburngmail.com.
By Harriet Pyburn
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Once you sign up, you simply shop from this site. Your charity of choice (need a suggestion? How about Family Promise of Cobb County? Communities In Schools Of Marietta Cobb County Inc.? MUST Ministries?) will automatically be paid and there is no more work required from you. It really is that simple!
“Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads.” Congratulations to Brad and Abby (Smith) Forness, who were married at St. Catherine’s on August 9. Best wishes for much happiness!
See the newest feature on our website, a public welcome video at www.stcatherines.org/about/welcome-messagesvideo/. It features Father Jim and lots of St. Catherine’s folks you’ll recognize. Great job!
By Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry
Sunday morning during worship I heard Alison Harris say she heard God “whisper her name.” When I heard that comment I knew Alison found a time to be quiet and I also knew she knew how to listen. Alison received a gift that each one of us can receive, God whispering our name. Because she listened, and then said 'Yes', the children of St. Catherine's are also receiving a gift, her presence in their lives through her participation in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
I have a challenge for each one of you… Take 15 minutes each day (try for a full week), by yourself, in a quiet place, sit down and close your eyes and listen.
As you read this some of you are already saying, "I don't have time to do that". My response is, "Seriously?" And some of you are saying "I do that already." My response is, "Good for you!"
On August 24 our Ministry Fair will be full of opportunities for you to hear God whispering your name. Come and listen.
Sealed as Christ's own forever!
Baptisms on August 3 and August 10. (photos by Bill Ivey)
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:
Dear Father Jim and Congregation,
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to attend EYE and PYE in Philadelphia this year. I loved meeting new people from all over the United States and a couple of countries I’ve never been to. My favorite part was bringing some form of aid to a group of people that needed it. I just wanted to let you know that my time in Philadelphia was moving and life-changing. Thank you for supporting me!
Thank you for your in-kind contribution of 792 food items! Your support directly impacts the many families in need in our community. Through June we received nearly 8,000 requests for services for rent and utility assistance, shelter, and food totaling of $2.4 million. These numbers are, unfortunately, similar to the requests for the same time period last year. The need is still great. Even with reports of an improving economy, many of our neighbors are still struggling to make ends meet. CFR continues to find ways to address the immediate needs of families and to work toward breaking the cycle of poverty. Thank you again for your contribution and belief in what we do!
Dear Friends in Christ,
Thank you for your generous donation to The Extension. Your gift of $750 is greatly appreciated. It is because of you that residents are able to work towards achieving the goal of being clean and sober. And because of you, we are helping change the lives of men and women for the better. Thank you again for providing hope for those that once had none.
If it is on your heart to support this work, please donate directly to Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) noting your desire to support this work, or send a check to St. Catherine's clearly marked as supporting this response and we will see that ERD receives your gift. Please pray for healing for all those affected and for compassionate hearts and responses to this crisis in Africa, in Atlanta, and wherever this disease may be found.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Anglican Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone and the Episcopal Church of Liberia in response to the Ebola epidemic that has killed hundreds of people since the current outbreak began in March 2014. Through its local partners, the organization is supporting awareness-raising efforts and providing personal protection equipment and disinfectants to under-resourced hospitals and clinics in the affected areas.
August 14, 2014 - Episcopal Relief & Development has increased its support for the response efforts of the Episcopal Church of Liberia to the worsening Ebola outbreak. Additional funds will enable the Church to continue promoting accurate information via local radio, including facts about Ebola prevention and recommendations for how to treat sick people and the deceased. The support will also enable the Church to deliver increased food and medical supplies to hospitals and local Ebola Task Forces in four counties: Grand Cape Mount, Bong, Lofa and Rivercess.
In Bong County, Phebe Hospital - affiliated with Cuttington University, an Episcopal insitution - is providing medical care and food to approximately 500 people in quarantine at its facility. Without sufficient supplies of protective equipment, health workers are at risk, and seven staff have already died from Ebola. However, the hospital remains the best equipped institution in the area to deal with the outbreak and serve as a center for humanitarian response.
Travel, and therefore all trade, is restricted between counties in order to minimize the spread of the disease. However, the Church is able to obtain special travel permits to deliver urgently-needed food items and protective and sanitation supplies to a drop point, where hospital staff and local leaders can retrieve them.
According to the World Health Organization on August 14, "The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa continues to escalate, with 1975 cases and 1069 deaths reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone." Escalating fear and movement restrictions have led to extreme scarcity of basic supplies and services across the affected counties, causing additional illness and death. The country's healthcare system has been overwhelmed by increased need and shortages of staff and resources, so common illnesses such as malaria are going untreated. Malnutrition due to lack of food is a growing concern, especially as deaths erode family structures and leave children and the elderly even more vulnerable.
Provided by HealthStart, www.wellstarhealthstart.org
If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, stcatsstcatherines.org. Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.
FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Tom Blackstock; Josh England, Jennifer Buckalew’s cousin; Lucas Elgie, Emma Markette’s brother
FOR OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Barack, our president, Nathan, our Governor, and members of Congress.
FOR THE SICK: Joan Schlesinger & family, Linda, Raymond Higgins, Lidia Germano, Denise Gillette, Wendy Alpine, Tom Braswell, Nancy Dupuis, Darrell Dean, Anne Willcocks, Sarah Wayne Rice, Gail Everett, Alan, Kimberly Meyer & her grandfather, David Mace, Sr., Elaine Krupp, Dennis Gates, Dave Banko, Rosemary Wolfe, Steve Diffley, Robbie Roy, Dr. Kent Bradley, Nancy Writebol, Madison Mingledorff, Patricia, Ray, Chopper, Lenny Campbell, Richard McCloud, Jack Stachura, Trish Stump, Lu Dumke, Carol Eskew, Paige Schlenker, Jennifer Kellam, Kathie Elliott, David Gooder, Sue Jones, Mit FitzSimons, Kenneth Hartzfeld, Kathleen Aaron, Erwin Jung, Kerri Huitt, Hoyt Cragg, Cora Mae, Bernard, Susan, Amy & Ayla
BEFORE SURGERY: Althea Dillard; Bill Selby
DECEASED: Cody, added by Deborah Guy; Robin Williams
FOR THOSE CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS: (8/24) James Bowden, Linda Minzenberger, Emma Gale, Betsy Broda; (8/25) Jennifer Mitchell, David Sherry, Wyatt Pitts, James Sampson; (8/26) Seamus Fahy; (8/27) Ellen Adams, Karen Manno, Susie Davis; (8/28) Jeff Pierce, Mason Parisi; (8/29) Courtney Gardner, Harry Tear; (8/30) Christopher Potter, Walker Martin, Zoey Hutton; (8/31) Davis Waldron; (9/1) Debra Stockton Hilley; (9/2) Mark Moore, Pat Pepper, Mandy Maier; (9/3) Karen Smith, John Brooks, Nancy Mattox, Barbara Larsh, John Owen; (9/4) Catie Nelson; (9/5) Ben Frost
ANNIVERSARIES: (8/18) Eric & Deana DeLaBarre; (8/27) Michelle & Chuck Zimmerman; (8/29) Chris & Rebecca Kiefer; (8/31) David & Stephanie Yucius; (9/1) Tad & Alison Travis; (9/2) Mary Lou & David Shannonhouse; (9/5) Fred & Jennifer Massey; Charles & Tami Mace; Adam & Julie Stone
FOR OUR PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
We love to recognize birthdays and wedding anniversaries for everyone in our parish! We have a year-round calendar to pray for these special dates, send birthday cards, and publish in our bulletin and newsletter. Would you like your birthday or anniversary included in our remembrances? Please send names and dates to us using the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.
HELP US HELP YOU
Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.
Hold These Future Dates:
Holy Baptism next scheduled dates
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.
By Youth Director Mike Peterson, 770-971-2839, Mikestcatherines.org
We will be working on the morning of Saturday, August 23 to get our wonderful Youth House beautiful and ready for the year to come! All youth, leaders, enterprising parents, and anyone else who wants to help out are encouraged to come out. Lunch will be provided.
The St. Cat’s Youth will be serving dinner at Elizabeth Inn, an emergency shelter for those in need on Wednesday, August 28. You can meet us directly there at 5:30 (55 Elizabeth Church Road, Marietta, GA 30060) or catch a ride from St. Catherine’s at 5 PM. Please let Mike know if you plan to come and whether you will need a ride from St. Catherine’s. We always have a great time grilling and meeting people, so come join us!
We will be holding important informational meetings for all Rite 13ers, J2Aers, and their parents on Sunday, September 7. Both classes have a big year ahead of them, and we want to be sure that everyone starts the year off fully informed and ready to go! We will have the Rite 13 meeting at 4 PM and the J2A meeting at 5 PM. Please mark your calendars!
You can receive the weekly St. Catherine’s Youth Announcements and other periodic announcements via text message. You will only receive text messages from the Youth Director and can opt out of the service at any time that you choose. If you would like to receive text announcements (and we recommend that you do!) just text the code for your class to (404) 445-1263. Click image to enlarge:
Photo, below - Acolytes welcome the newest member at baptism on August 10 (picture by Bill Ivey)
The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. Printed copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church in the foyer, in the wall rack near the welcome table. We welcome contributions of articles and photos 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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