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St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
September 20 - October 3, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE

Clergy Letter

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Blessing of the Animals
Men's retreat
WNL
Ladies' night
Evening Under the Oak
Cathedral Book Store
Concerts announced
New Consecration Sunday
Stewardship reflections
Memorial Garden survey
Golf tournament
Interfaith Immersion weekend
Rides ministry

OUTREACH OPPORTUNTIES
Reality U
Habitat build
Family Promise
Day of Service

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS
Welcome newcomers
Seen around St. Cats
Ministry focus
Letters

IN THE COMMUNITY
Health tips

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
CALENDAR

YOUTH NEWS
Emmaus Walk
Youth retreat
Corn maze trip
Youth forms
New Beginnings
Pics

WHEEL SCHEDULE

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

9/20 – Cats On Wheels @ Mary Mac’s

9/23 – Elizabeth Inn laundry team

9/24, 10/1 – WNL

9/25 – Ladies night out

9/27 – Evening Under the Oak

9/28 – Cathedral Bookstore;
Youth @ Emmaus House;
Elizabeth Inn dinner team

10/4 – Blessing of the Animals;
Youth trip to corn maze

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A Bridge to Inner Peace

By Amma Susan+

I served for a time as a volunteer at the Corrymeela Community in Northern Ireland, hoping to learn about building bridges of peace between people of different faith traditions. What I didn’t expect to learn there was how to build a bridge to inner peace.

Working as a volunteer at Corrymeela meant that I shared with all the other volunteers the daily tasks of that place, which included everything from leading worship, scrubbing toilets, hosting groups on retreat, preparing meals, to cleaning guests rooms. Now, I loved leading worship and hosting groups who came to Corrymeela on retreat but, for me, there is probably no other job that I really enjoy less than housecleaning and scrubbing toilets. At first I approached these tasks with a sense of resignation. You know, “It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.” However, one morning as I emerged from morning prayer, it suddenly dawned on me that the dirty work which was my task for the day had spiritual potential. If all of life is sacred then every action of every day can be sacred work, even scrubbing the toilets.

Cleaning rooms and scrubbing toilets transformed the way I approach life. I realized this work was a service I could perform for the people who came on retreat to Corrymeela so that they could feel welcome and have a clean place in which to do their work of learning about paths to reconciliation. It was a gift of hospitality that I could give them. Greater still was the understanding that in these humble acts of service I was also serving Christ, for Jesus said that when we give of ourselves to help others, whether we realize it or not, we are doing that task for him. (Matthew 25)

Cleaning bathrooms transformed the way I approach life. Now I find that no task is too menial, in fact it can become an act of worship and a bridge to inner peace. All of life is sacred and every action of every day is sacred work.

A Gaelic Blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.


Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 4 at 10 am

Bring your pet for a blessing at 10 AM under the Big Oak Tree. We expect our usual delightful morning celebrating our animal friends and companions. Jubilate music team will lead us in some fun and favorite songs. Our observance commemorates St. Francis of Assisi, who dedicated his life to peace, caring for the poor, and teaching respect for all God's creatures. This year we are celebrating on his official feast day, October 4.

Remember to bring your pet leashed or caged as appropriate. A few treats for dogs and cats will be provided. Our collection this day will benefit PetSmart Charities, which works to find a lifelong, loving home for every pet through adoption events and centers, pet rescue programs and support for spay/neuter efforts. You can get information about this organization at www.petsmartcharities.org.

Photo by Bill Ivey


TED Talks, Outlaws, Leadership and... Food

Menís Retreat October 10-12

Wondering what these four diverse topics have to do with each other? Then join us for our Men’s Retreat, October 10-12 at Montara Farm, a beautiful and peaceful setting in the north Georgia mountains, www.montarafarm.com.

  • TED Talks — TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: "Ideas Worth Spreading." TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. Since June 2006 TED Talks have been offered for free viewing online and in November, 2012 TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide. (You'll find many to watch on a huge variety of topics on YouTube.)
    We will be viewing TED Talks that will change the way you view leadership. We’ll reflect on each talk in light of our faith and business experience. We’ll then put some of what we know and/or learn into practice when we gather under Montara Farm’s leadership to participate in a team competition which will call forth all of our leadership skills...
  • The Posse — “Outlaws are at it again and have stolen the Montara Payroll. Posses are sent to the 60 towns in the territory to find the hideouts and capture the outlaws and reward.” This is a map and compass orienteering team competition. Teams must develop a strategic plan and a tactical process; they must use human and other resources wisely, and execute a strategy to capture the outlaws. This program has a planning component and an execution phase. There are 120 outlaws with total reward points of 75,000 scattered over 400 acres. Which team will round up the most and how?
  • Food — Chasing outlaws and showing leadership makes one hungry. Meals at Montara Farm are always a highlight of our time with our hosts at Montara, Larry and Trish. Food is prepared with caring and uses only the freshest of ingredients – some grown on the “farm” itself. The staff work to be sure all of our needs are considered. Anyone who has experienced the meals here will tell you that the enjoyment of the weekends is enhanced by the blending of many things including the food.

The Particulars —The cost of the weekend is $316.25 which includes your room and 6 meals. Feel free to bring any adult beverages you wish, Montara Farm provides a selection of water and sodas. We begin with supper on Friday evening and end with worship followed by brunch on Sunday. Space is limited so secure your place now with a $100 deposit (make checks to St. Catherine’s and designate it on the memo line for Men’s Retreat). We have scholarships available and are eager to use them – just contact Fr. Jim or Daniel Mikkelsen. For further information contact Daniel Mikkelsen at danielalumni.vanderbilt.edu or 770.310.3393.


Wednesday Night Live — For everyone!

WNL (Wednesday Night Live), our Wednesday night dinner and programs continues each week. We 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. 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.

  • For children: Wednesday Night Explorers — for 3rd-6th graders in the Parlor. We explore faith formation with a fun, collaborative, hands-on approach and focus on finding ways to see, feel and communicate with God in ways that feel authentic to us. Facilitators: Harriett Pyburn, Kell Owen, Sue Snape.
  • For Youth: Grades 7-12 in the Youth House — Wednesday Night Live fellowship includes music, discussion and fun, with an emphasis on relevance for all age groups.
  • For Adults: Sept. 10 - Oct. 1: "Nooma Video and Discussion" — NOOMA is a series of short films promoting spiritual reflections on individual life experiences featuring Christian teacher Rob Bell. These videos are both popular and challenging as we look to our own lives to make the connection. New topics are coming for October, November and December!


Ladies Night Out

Thursday, September 25

A Ladies Night "Favorite Things" evening out! Come to the Parish Hall on September 25 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 there!


Evening Under the Oak

Picnic & Concert Saturday, Sept. 27

EVERYONE is invited to St. Catherine’s third annual "Evening Under the Oak," starting at 6:00 pm. This will be an outdoor picnic 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


Cathedral Book Store coming on September 28

Sue Davy from The Cathedral Book Store is returning to St. Catherine’s on Sunday, September 28. She will have lots of books and special items to purchase for yourself and for gifts (maybe thinking ahead to Christmas?). She will be set up in the Parish Hall for you to shop beginning at 8 am, between the 8:45 & 11:15 services, and after 11:15 service until around 1:30 pm. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

Best of all is that the Book Store will donate 10% of the cost of our purchases to an outreach program of our choice and we have selected Family Promise. You can start taking a look through the Book Store's catalog now, online at www.cathedralbookstore.org


St. Catherine’s 2014-2015 Concert Series announced

First concert Sunday, October 12

Join us for these concerts in our 2014-2015 series. This year all concerts will be free with no tickets needed, held in our beautiful sanctuary distinguished for its acoustics. Please invite family and friends!

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. — Sarah and Eugene Martin, Organ and Piano
    Sarah and Eugene Martin will present a concert of organ and piano solos and duets including works by Bach, Franck, Pachelbel, Debussy, Lubeck and more.
    Sarah Martin, MM, Organ Performance, Emory University, BA, Agnes Scott College, and Eugene Martin, MSM, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, BME, University of Evansville, IN, have served churches in the Atlanta area for many years. They worked as Minister of Music and as Organist at College Park First Baptist and Druid Hills Baptist for a total of 35 years, and at Oakhurst Baptist for 7 years. Since “retirement” they have held interim positions at Covenant Presbyterian, North Decatur Presbyterian , Epiphany Episcopal Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal and Morningside Presbyterian. Sarah is recently retired as Organ Instructor at Georgia State University, but remains there as Adjunct Professor of Organ; she continues an independent organ studio. Her distinguished students include Alan Morrison and Jana Williams. The Martins both maintain independent piano studios.
  • Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m. – Advent Festival of Nine Lesson and Carols
    Featuring St. Catherine’s Chancel Choir and Choristers.
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – The Lopez-Tabor Duo
    The Venezuelan duo, Alfonso Lopez, violin, and Dr. Michelle Tabor, piano, have performed together since 2004. Their recitals have taken place in American colleges, universities, churches, and community centers. Locations include: Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia; Florida State University in Tallahassee; Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida; Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina; University of North Carolina at Pembroke; and the Lindberg Farm Chamber Music Series in Huntsville, Alabama, A & M University in Corpus Christi, Texas, etc. Mr. Lopez lives in Caracas and Ms. Tabor in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. — Coro Vocati
    Coro Vocati returns to St. Catherine’s after being featured in our inaugural 2012-13 concert series. “Vocati” is Latin for “The Called.” Coro Vocati, led by Artistic Director John Dickson, is an ensemble of professional singers in the metro Atlanta area who come together for the joy of making music at the highest levels of choral artistry. Coro Vocati serves as a workshop in choral singing and rehearsal techniques for its members, and rewards audiences with an array of diverse repertoire that is both engaging and satisfying.
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. — The Chamber Singers of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir directed by Organist and Choirmaster Trey Clegg
    A smaller group drawn from the 90-voice Choir, this dynamic group of singers performs a wide range of music from traditional liturgical music to spirituals. The Choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, is comprised of both volunteers and professionals and has performed at Spoleto. St. Paul’s was Bishop of Atlanta Rob Wright’s parish.

Be a Friend of Music at St. Catherine’s

This concert series and our future concerts are made possible and kept affordable by the generous contributions of music lovers. We invite you to become a “Friend Of Music At St. Catherine’s” this year and help enhance the musical and spiritual life of our community. All contributors will be acknowledged in the concert programs and invited to a reception in the spring. Gifts in any amount are welcome. Please make checks to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church and designate it on the memo line for “Friends of Music.” Mail to the church office at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Donations are tax deductible.


New Consecration Sunday is coming

Mark your calendar for October 26

Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.

St. Catherine’s finance committee has again selected the New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship education emphasis this year.

New Consecration Sunday (NCS) is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we will treat people like followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. New Consecration Sunday encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?”

During morning worship services on New Consecration Sunday, October 26, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial commitments to our church’s missionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world. After each service, please plan to attend a celebratory brunch.

Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on New Consecration Sunday. We urge people to attend even if you are opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card.

We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship our guest leader will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their commitments as a confidential act of worship.

We will encourage participation in NCS events through the NCS team and your vestry. Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend New Consecration Sunday worship.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in New Consecration Sunday events.

Yours in Christ,

Stewardship Committee: Rachel Bagby, Therese Braman, Jerry Scott, Tom Snead


"This I Believe..." reflections begin September 28

St. Catherine's will present its 2014 collection of reflections, “This I Believe… about Stewardship”, four weeks of meditations on stewardship written by our own St. Catherine's members. This year we have three ways to get your Reflection of the Day:

  • Pick of your copy of the printed booklet at church
  • By daily email – You can receive the Reflection of the Day each day by email direct to you starting September 28. Go to sign up for Reflection of the Day (or find the subscription link on the Reflections web page below). The service is free of charge, and you can sign up any time. Please note that if you’ve previously enrolled for one of our Reflection of the Day series you will automatically receive this series, no need to sign up again.
  • On our website at www.stcatherines.org/reflections/stewardship.htm


Memorial Garden – Your opinion wanted!

Expand our Memorial Garden!?! What expansion? Why would we do that?

WHY? Our current Memorial Garden is almost full. We estimate we have space for a maximum of 6 to 8 future interments.

We need your thoughts and opinions. Please take about 15 minutes to complete our online survey. Simply click the link below. The survey will be available for 60 days.

Please provide your input now at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/StCatsSurvey


Charity Golf Tournament: “The Bishop’s Trophy”      

Thursday, November 6 – sign up soon

By Scott Lummus

“The Bishop’s Trophy” Diocesan Pre-Council Golf Tournament will be Thursday, November 6 at the City Club of Marietta (adjacent to the Marietta Conference Center) as part of the 108th Annual Council of the Atlanta Diocese being held in Marietta this year. The Council team expects the tournament to raise $6,000-$8,000 for diocesan ministries as well as providing great fun and fellowship! The field will be limited to just 36 teams (144 golfers). Teams will be flighted by scores and prizes will be available at all levels of ability.

  • What: a four-person scramble.
  • Where: City Club Marietta (adjacent to the Marietta Conference Center)
  • When: 12:00 noon shotgun start on Thursday, November 6
  • Cost: $400 per 4-person team or $100 per individual golfer. Includes green fees, range balls for practice, boxed lunch, prizes. Beverages available on the course.

St. Catherine’s would like to field a couple of teams for this event, so please reply soon on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Scott Lummus for more details, scott.lummusgmail.com, 770.649.5391.


“Building Bridges of Peace” Interfaith Immersion Weekend - round 2!

Save the date: November 21-23

By Pierce Hale

This past July, 20 of your fellow St. Catherin-ites embarked on the spiritually uplifting and intellectually stimulating journey known as the Interfaith Immersion Weekend. If you missed that opportunity, you are in luck! Still in conjunction with Amma Susan's sabbatical (and still subsidized by it), there will be a second Interfaith Immersion Weekend held Friday through Sunday, November 21 - 23.

Please look for further details coming in the Sunday bulletin and in future Wheel editions. If you know you are already interested in participating, please contact Pierce Hale now, pierce.d.halegmail.com.


New Rides Ministry: will you give a friend a lift?

By Alan Certain

From time to time, members of St Catherine’s would like to worship with us, but they have no transportation. Maybe the member is elderly and no longer able to drive. Maybe the member’s car is in the shop for a major repair. Maybe the member has a health issue that prevents driving for a while. Use your imagination to see possible needs.

The Calling and Caring Ministry is proposing a service to meet the transportation needs of members. “Driving members” will bring needful members to services and take them home after.

Here is how we envision this will work: About Wednesday or Thursday each week, every “Driving member” will receive an email describing any transportation needs for the upcoming week. (Service, person, address, special considerations) If you are able to meet a need, you will sign in to our “Care Calendar” web site and select the needs you can fill. On Saturday, if any needs are unfiled, every “Driving member” will receive one more email describing any unmet transportation needs for the Sunday ahead. All emails will be sent to every “Driving member;” no individual emails will be sent.

If you believe you might provide a ride as a "Driving member" when the conditions are right, send an email to St.Cats.Ridesgmail.com. You are only agreeing to receive emailed opportunities to serve. You will decide when and if you can fill a specific need. Detailed instructions will be available for volunteers who are not familiar with Care Calendar. It is very easy to use.

Yours in Christ,
The Caring and Calling Ministry Team at St. Cat’s

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Reality U volunteers needed!

By Joan Nixon

Reality U is a financial simulation opportunity offered to 9-10th grade youth in Cobb County Schools via Community in Schools (CIS). This is a fun way for these young people to "experience" what it's like to live in a world pulling at their purse strings—housing, transportation, child care, etc. and still have a few dollars in their wallet at the end of the month.

We need you to volunteer for one of these opportunities held periodically throughout the school year at various middle and high schools for a few hours, or all day if you can. It's really a simple job to learn (takes about 5 minutes) and it's really a lot of fun. The kids are hilarious!

Sessions coming soon are Pebblebrook High School 9/30, Cobb Performance Learning Center on Joyner Rd 10/15, Campbell High School 10/15, Marietta Performance Learning Center 10/31, Osborne High School 11/7, South Cobb High School 11/14, McCleskey Middle School 11/21, and Pine Mountain Middle School 1/23. Register to volunteer at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445a4ab23a0fd0-reality or look for a flyer posted around the church, or see Joan Nixon or Carol Fey. Thanks!


Habitat Home dedicated

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on this year's Habitat home, and to all who attended the dedication of the new Ogunbode House on September 7. The ceremony was a wonderful turnout and a true demonstration of what a community can do.

Photos by Bettye Harris and Tom Hunter


Thank you from Family Promise

Eleanore Pearson and Diane Sanders, Co-Volunteer Coordinators for St. Catherine’s Family Promise, want to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who made our hosting week, September 7-14 such a success. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the many selfless individuals who gave of themselves to make a positive difference for others. We want to share this thank you note that was written by a 9 year old guest who was with us:

Thank you for all the stuff you’ve done for us—the cooking and the snacks for school and work, but lunch for the grownups and the snacks for the children because the children had lunch at school. And for being so nice. But most of all for loving the children, talking to the grownups, working together, reading with us, and putting toys out for the children.

From Erica, Leo, Majesty and Nubian

 

"One Family, One Promise, One Song" Concert success!

A post from Family Promise of Cobb County's Facebook page... "We heard choirs, pianists, organists, violinists, quartets, soloists, music ensembles; we heard kids and adults, we heard from our first two graduates, we heard from our Director, Camilla, and our President, Frederick. We laughed, we cried, we clapped our hands, we sang and we prayed!! We learned, and we loved (and then we ate !!) A huge THANK YOU goes out to Jennie Scott and her vision and her team of hard workers responsible for an amazing, inspiring evening that brought us all together as "One Family". Below - (l) President Frederick Massey (center) listens to Director Camilla Worden; (r) St. Catherine's Jubilate & friends rock the house!


Save the date for Parish Day of Service

Saturday, November 15

Our Outreach Ministry has scheduled a Day of Service for our parish on Saturday, November 15. We'll have a variety of opportunities to serve our community including "Books for Africa" in Smyrna, "Save it Forward" with Alive Ministries in Marietta, and more. Options will be available for adults and children, so watch for details and sign up coming soon.

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS

Welcome, new members

Please welcome Peggy and Oscar Price to our Saint Catherine’s family! Oscar was born in New Orleans but he and his parents were from Covington, Louisiana. Peggy was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lived in Arkansas as well. Her family moved to Louisiana (for which Oscar says “Thank God”) where they met and married while attending Southeastern Louisiana University where Oscar received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science and physics. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in personnel management from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and later a Master of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Peggy and Oscar enjoyed 29 years of military service in the Army and while in Germany Peggy continued her education at the branch of the University of Maryland there and later back in the USA at DeKalb Community College and Georgia State University.

Retiring from the Army, Oscar worked for 10 1/2 years in hospital personnel management and another 20 years as a tax practitioner, recognized as an IRS special enrolled agent. Peggy worked in custom draperies, was a real estate office manager, and also as the manager of a cemetery.

Peggy and Oscar had two sons, now deceased, and a daughter and moved to the Marietta area to be close to and to enjoy their large family. They have been blessed with seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren (soon to be seven)! They live close by at the Parc at Piedmont and enjoy the late service. They asked for name tags in February and have moved their membership to Saint Catherine’s. As always, make them welcome.

Photo by Bill Ivey


Seen around St. Cat's

(Photos by Bill Ivey)

Welcome back, Amma Susan

On September 7 we celebrated Amma Susan's return from her four-month sabbatical, at worship and then a celebratory brunch. We look forward to hearing even more about your experiences!

Church School year begins

Church School began for everyone on September 7. We commissioned all our Christian formation teachers, and our classrooms are filled! God has richly blessed us with many who are hungry for more knowledge about Him.


Do you know about these ministries?

In our Parish Cycle of Ministries, we celebrate the life and work of these ministries in the upcoming weeks. Please read on to find out about each and consider if you’d like to become involved:

  • September 22-28: Calling and Caring Ministry — This week we celebrate the life and work of Calling and Caring Ministry, volunteers who are trained to reach out to St. Catherine’s members who may have drifted away and no longer attend worship or participate in church activities for a variety of physical, emotional or spiritual reasons. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Tom Hunter, 678.488.6675, thunter41bellsouth.net.
  • Sept. 29 – October 5: Creation Care — This week we celebrate the life and work of our Creation Care committee, which responds to the call to be good stewards and take care of the earth’s natural resources. Activities include recycling, education events, and sponsoring the annual Blessing of the Animals. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Margaret Shaw 770.641.7022, mhbshawbellsouth.net.


Letters

Dear St. Catherine’s Family,

I would like to thank everyone for their love, prayers, hugs, phone calls, kind words as well as the flowers from the altar when my brother Hoyt died. They all mean so much and help with the healing process.

Love & Blessings,
Ginney Linstrom

Dear St. Cat’s,

Thank you so much for all the support you have given me! I would not be the person I am today without you! I will miss St. Catherine’s, and hope I can find a new church just as wonderful!

Love,
Katie Barrington

On behalf of our family I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all of your prayers, get well wishes and hugs. Whether delivered in person, via e-mail, greeting cards or vicariously through me, they have all meant so much and really helped to lift Althea’s spirits during a difficult time.

Althea is slowly but surely returning to health. As you can imagine some days are better than others. There is still much healing that needs to take place but, I think that she can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Many of you have asked about meals, unfortunately Althea is still unable to eat solid foods. Once her throat has healed sufficiently, I will gladly pass along her status. Trust me apple sauce is starting to lose its appeal!

Again thank you so very much for your prayers!

Audrey Nesbit

IN THE COMMUNITY

Health Tips - from our Congregational Nurses

  • Simple strength exercise
    If there is no medical reason for you to refrain from doing this simple lower-body exercise, our fitness expert recommends the following: stand behind a chair, with one hand on the chair back for balance. Stand 12-18 inches from the chair. Slowly lift one leg straight backwards, keeping it straight. Do not bend the waist. Hold this position for about 2 seconds. Slowly return leg to starting position. Alternate legs until you have repeated the exercise 8 to 15 times with each leg. This simple move can be great for toning and strengthening the lower body, and can be done anywhere.
  • Dietary fiber and weight
    Can eating more dietary fiber really slim you down? Dietary fiber appears to help curb weight gain, say the experts who have studied the effects of fiber on weight. It is thought that high-fiber foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help maintain weight because they are naturally lower in calories; they help you feel full longer; and they generally require more chewing time. The health benefits of dietary fiber go beyond just weight. A possible lower risk for heart disease, diabetes and regularity are all good reasons to eat more fiber! Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Provided by HealthStart, www.wellstarhealthstart.org

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

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: Sarah Wayne Rice, Gail Everett, Alan, Kimberly Meyer & her grandfather, David Mace, Sr., Dave Banko, Lenny Campbell, Trish Stump, Carol Eskew, Paige Schlenker, David Gooder, Sue Jones, Kenneth Hartzfeld, Kathleen Aaron, Erwin Jung, Kerri Huitt, Melva & Billy Kittsell, Marc Krouse, Frank Durden, Mitch Mcbrayer, Talmadge Ayers, Amanda Braman, Dinah Harmon, Olivia Glenn, Payton Szpindor, Jeff Martin, Martha Bowden, Althea Dillard, Kevin Dickson, Lelli Rocha, Bill Lane, Andrew, Andrea & Aidan Preather, Elizabeth Darden, Susan Jenkins, Susie Ivey, Beverly Fambrough, Charlie Zimmerman, Angela, Valerie, Seth, Tony, Carol Leavell, Pat Negron, Julianne Steiner, Julie Brannock, Holly Griffin, Rosemary Wolfe, Pat Hazlin, Rick Venable, Marti Graham, Tara Nesbit, Nancy Burnaugh, Raymond Higgins, Kris Graper, Allen Jablonski, Reed, Catherine Ransdell, Carol Bowser, Bob Geer, Kristen Rayfield, Julie Johnson, Gail Cook, Melissa, Laurie Edwards & family, Bill Hutton

DECEASED: Pam Mullen, friend of Paul & Karen Manno; Elizabeth Stolen, John Brook’s niece; Brooke Edwards, daughter of Ellen Adams’ friend.

FOR THOSE CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS: (9/20) Barbara Kallas, Eric DeLaBarre, Victoria Frank, Arrevia Pierce, (9/21) Jeffrey Tindall, Jay Hendricks, Logan Powell, (9/22) Kevin Thomas, (9/23) Jim Greene, Marshall Jones, Oscar Price, (9/24) Libby Rouleau, Lauren Tear, Matt Hutton, Rebeccah Devault, (9/25) Sonny Gillespie, Bette Hamilton, Vic Phillpotts, Charles Mace, (9/26) Mel Paris, (9/27) Susan Martin, Elizabeth Lee, Brenda Parker, (9/28) Maddock Jones, Justin Alexander, Eric Ragan, Art Gardner, (9/29) Peter Morich, Trenholm Fahy, James Owen, (9/30) Robbie Selby, Henry Gary, Bryce Pyburn, (10/1) Julia Denton, Nathan Tomchik, Nancy Perkins, Cole Nabinger, Richard Pearson, Sarah Clark, (10/2) Ansley Bayless, Sue Jones, David Yucius, (10/3) Andrew Benton, Isaac Hale

ANNIVERSARIES: (9/20) Ken & Linda Minzenberger; (9/21) David & Emilie McLaughlin; (9/25) Susan & Art Bayless; Ron & Connie Bergeron; Gary & Brenda Parker; Cam & Marti Graham; (9/30) Ed & Tracey Pitts; (10/2) Jim & Laurie Dirksen

FOR OUR PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER: (9/21) Jim & Nancy Mattox; Al, Karen, Katherine & Paul Maxwell; Teri Mcevily, Connor & McCall Kimball; Will, Suzanne, Jacob & Bradley McGhee; Emilie & David McLaughlin; (9/28) Christina, Josh & Liana McLean; Martin & Katja Michael, Karoline & Michael Fendley; Daniel, Amy, Luke & Jett Mikkelsen; Bruce, Julie, Caroline, Eric & Rachel Miner; Kenneth, Linda & Dana Minzenberger

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.

St. Catherine's Calendar

Hold These Future Dates:

  • Sunday, October 12 – 2014-15 Concert Series: Sarah and Eugene Martin
  • Saturday, October 25 – Low Country Boil
  • Sunday, October 28 – New Consecration Sunday
  • Sunday, November 2 – All Saints Sunday
  • Saturday, November 15 - Parish Day of Service
  • Thursday, November 20 – Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration at Temple Kol Emeth
  • Friday-Sunday, November 21-23 – Interfaith Immersion Weekend

Holy Baptism next scheduled dates

Sunday, November 2 (All Saints)
Please contact the church office for information and the customary booklet about Holy Baptism.

Two-Week Look Ahead

Below are the next two weeks of events and activities, correct as of publication date. For the entire up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.

Saturday, 9/20 Saturday, 9/27

9:00AM
11:30AM

Jubilate Practice
Cats on Wheels
  @ Mary Mac’s

9:00AM
6:00PM

Jubilate
Concert under the Oak
Sunday, 9/21 Sunday, 9/28

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

Holy Eucharist
Breakfast
Holy Eucharist
Church School
Holy Eucharist

7:30AM
7:45AM
8:00AM
8:45AM
10:00AM
11:15AM
2:20PM
6:00PM

Holy Eucharist
Cathedral Bookstore
Breakfast
Holy Eucharist/Jubilate
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Emmaus Walk
Elizabeth Inn

Monday, 9/22 Monday, 9/29
 
3:30PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:30PM

Amma Susan's day off
CGS Catholic
Memorial Garden Group
Stephen Ministry
Boy Scout Troop 713

 
3:30PM
7:30PM

Amma Susan's day off
CGS-Catholic
Boy Scout Troop 713

Tuesday, 9/23 Tuesday, 9/30

10:00AM
10:30AM
6:00PM
7:00PM

Morning Prayer
Staff Meeting
MUST Laundry Team
Invitation Ministry

10:00AM
10:30AM
Morning Prayer
Staff Meeting
Wednesday, 9/24 Wednesday, 10/1

5:30AM
6:00PM
6:15PM
7:00PM
7:15PM

MUST Breakfast
WNL Dinner
Choristers
WNL Program
Chancel Choir

9:30AM
12:00PM
6:00PM
6:15PM
7:00PM
7:15PM

Bible Study
Christian Formation
WNL Dinner
Choristers
WNL Program
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 9/25 Thursday, 10/2
6:30PM
7:00PM
EFM
Ladies Night Out
6:30PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
EFM
Men’s Bible Study
Jewelry Class
Friday, 9/26 Friday, 10/3
 
6:30AM
10:00AM
8:00PM
8:00PM

Fr. Jim's day off
Men’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study
A.A.
A.A. Women’s Meditation

  
6:30AM
10:00AM
8:00PM
8:00PM

Fr. Jim's day off
Men’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study
A.A.
A.A. Women’s Meditation

YOUTH NEWS

By Youth Director Mike Peterson, 770-971-2839, Mikestcatherines.org

Click here for the Youth Calendar online

Emmaus Walk on Sunday, September 28

We will once again be participating in the annual “Walk the Road” event at Emmaus House this year on the afternoon of Sunday, September 28. Emmaus House is a mission of the Diocese of Atlanta that serves the residents of the Peoplestown neighborhood in an amazing variety of ways. This event is a fun chance to learn about the work that Emmaus House does, understand what life can be like for the residents of Peoplestown and the challenges they face, help out with a bit of service, connect with other groups from around the Diocese of Atlanta, and enjoy a delicious cook out. Cost for the event is $5 or 5 canned goods for Emmaus House’s food pantry and includes a t-shirt and cook-out dinner. We will meet at St. Catherine’s at 2:20 PM, head down to Emmaus House, enjoy the event, and return by 6:00 PM. Please email Mike no later than Wednesday, September 24 if you would like to come. You can find more information about Emmaus House and Walk the Road at www.emmaushouse.org.

 

Fall Youth Retreat! October 31 – November 2

Join the youth of St. Catherine’s for a great weekend of fun, fellowship, music, worship, ropes course, zip-lining, and other exciting activities at Earthshine Mountain Lodge in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina! Ask anyone who has been on either of our last two youth retreats to Earthshine and they will tell you it is an experience that you don’t want to miss! The registration deadline is Sunday, October 5. Space is limited, so sign up today!

What: St. Catherine’s Fall Youth Retreat
Who: All youth in grades 7-12. Friends are welcome!
When: Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014
Where: Earthshine Mountain Lodge, Lake Toxaway, NC
Cost: $150 , which covers all meals, lodging, activities, and transportation. *Confidential scholarship is available by request.*
How to Sign Up: Turn in an $80 deposit to Mike by October 5.

 

Youth Night Out to the Corn Maze on Saturday, October 4

On Saturday, October 4 from 7-11:30 PM, we will be gathering at St. Catherine’s, heading to Cagle’s Family Farm Corn Maze in Canton, GA, hitting up the Marietta Diner for some late night dessert, then returning to St. Cat’s to call it a night. This event has been a LOT of fun the last few year and promises to be just as great this time around! ! Here are the details:

What: Evening trip to the Cagle’s Farm Corn Maze and Marietta Diner
Where: Cagle’s Farm; Canton, GA; Marietta Diner
When: Saturday, October 4, 7-11:30 PM
What to Bring: $10 for the maze, extra money for late-night dessert at Marietta Diner (their cake slices are HUGE but are usually at least $7 plus tax, so plan accordingly)
How/When to Sign Up: Email Mike Peterson at mikestcatherines.org by Wednesday, October 1 if you plan to come! Please note that we will be purchasing tickets in advance and will be unable to accommodate late registrants!
*Note: This event has been very well attended in the past, so we will likely need several adult volunteer drivers. If you will be available and willing to help out, please contact Mike.

 

Fill out 2014-2015 permission forms

If you plan on joining us for any of our various events, trips, or outings this year, then you will need to complete and turn in a 2014-2015 St. Catherine’s Youth Event Permission Form. This form will be kept on file for one year and must be completed and signed (a few times) by both the youth and their guardian. The form can be picked up in the Youth House, and can also be downloaded from our website at www.stcatherines.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Permission-Form-2014.docx.

 

New Beginnings at Camp Mikell Oct. 10-12

If you are currently in 6th - 9th grade, then you can attend the next New Beginnings conference at Camp Mikell over the weekend of October 10-12. New Beginnings is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, grow in many ways, and make friends from all over the Diocese of Atlanta (which includes churches from all over northern Georgia) during a weekend that is filled with wonderful talks, skits, sharing, praying, singing, games, and lots of great food! A large portion of the weekend is led by teenagers like you! Ask any of us who have been before, and we’ll tell you that it’s an experience you won’t regret! Confidential scholarship is readily available by request to help with the cost of the weekend. For more information about New Beginnings, contact Mike or visit the Diocese of Atlanta’s New Beginnings website here. If you can’t make it this time, the good news is that New Beginnings takes place twice a year, so there will be another New Beginnings weekend Feb. 6-8, 2015.

If you are planning to attend New Beginnings, please let Mike know as soon as possible so that transportation to/from the weekend can be arranged for you!

-> New Beginnings Team Applications Available

If you would like to serve on team (the crew that runs the weekend) for the upcoming New Beginnings weekend, applications are due by midnight on September 28 and can be found here: https://public.serviceu.com/RegistrationForm/7603647-297039978/?OrgKey=7d7ed618-26bb-48b6-b8da-5273f3545433
Note: You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted. If you do not receive the confirmation email, then your application did not go through!

 

Youth pics

Church School began September 7!

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • October 3
  • October 17
  • November 7

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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Editor: Karen Manno
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