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

We Welcome You!

The Newsletter of St. Catherine's Episcopal Church
Marietta, GA
March 6 - 26, 2006

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Calendar Highlights

Mar. 4 - Diocesan Ministry Fair
Mar. 7 - Ministry Teams Quarterly
Mar. 7,14,21 - Tuesday Morning H.E. + Study
Mar. 8,15,22 - WWW Lenten programs
Mar. 11 - Lenten Quiet Day
Mar. 12 - Newcomer Coffee; Congregational Nurses; Hunger Walk
Mar. 16 - Labyrinth Walk day
Mar. 17-19 - Stephen Ministry Retreat; Happening Weekend
Mar. 25 - Rite 13 Dinner
Mar. 26 - Rite 13 Ceremony; Georgia Festival Chorus concert

IN THIS ISSUE

Clergy Letter
Hunger Walk
Reflection of the Day
Tuesday HE + Study
Sunday School in Lent
Lent Quiet Morning
Labyrinth Day
WWW
What is this Bishop thing?
Georgia Festival Chorus
Prayer Partners
Stephen Ministry
Ministry Teams meeting
Newcomer Coffee
Vestry Notes
Valentine Dinner/Auction report
Join the Choir
Lessons & Carols CD
Pray for Tanzania
Cancer Survivors' Conference
Letters
Holy Baptism
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Complete Calendar
YOUTH NEWS
Rite 13 Dinner & Ceremony
Pancake Supper
Wheel Schedule

Clergy Letter

Lent

I love what Frederick Buechner has to say about Lent:

In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year's income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each years' days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan , Jesus went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question what it meant to be Jesus. During Lent, Christians are supposed to ask one way or another what it means to be themselves.

If you had to bet everything you have on whether there is a God or whether there isn't, which side would get your money and why?

When you look at your face in the mirror, what do you see in it that you most like and what do you see in it that you most deplore?

If you had only one last message to leave to the handful of people who are most important to you, what would it be in twenty-five words or less?

Of all the things you have done in your life, which is the one you would most like to undo? Which is the one that makes you the happiest to remember?

Is there any person in the world, or any cause, that, if circumstances called for it, you would be willing to die for?

If this were the last day of your life, what would you do with it?

To hear yourself try to answer questions like these is to begin to hear something not only of who you are but of both what you are becoming and what you are failing to become. It can be pretty depressing business all in all, but if sackcloth and ashes are at the start of it, something like Easter may be at the end.

 

Peace,

Sherry +



Hunger Walk

Sunday, Mar. 12 at Turner Field

  • 12:00 — Park Opens, Registration Begins
  • 1:00 — 10K Certified Run
  • 2:30 — 5K Fun Run & Walk

Come join the fun and the fight against hunger! Sign-up at the Outreach table in the church lobby or contact Susan Burkholder at 770-579-0534 or Paige Schlenker at 770-993-4507.

The Hunger Walk/Run benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank and several other local charities including Episcopal Charities Foundation. Find details on the website at Hunger Walk/Run.



AN INVITATION TO A HOLY LENT

Reflection of the Day

Our annual Lent Reflections booklet, written by our own St. Catherine's parishioners, is now available for pickup on the table in the lobby along with many more resources for you and your family for the Lenten season.

To read your Reflection of the Day from the booklet on our website go to St. Catherine's Lent Reflections daily now through Easter -- bookmark it and visit it often!

 

Tuesday Mornings in Lent

We will meet in Lent each Tuesday morning for Eucharist and Study. This time is designed to meet your needs to have some mid-week worship and to do so at a time that fits with a hectic schedule. We meet for Eucharist at 7:00 AM with a short study immediately following. The time is kept to an hour so that promptly at 8:00 AM you can be on your way to your day’s obligations.

This Lent we will study meditations by contemporary writers from the book Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter. Each week we will reflect on a writing from each of themes of the book: invitation, temptation, passion, crucifixion, resurrection, and new life. Copies of the meditations are availalbe on our Lenten resources table in the foyer.

 

Sunday School offering for Lent

Fr. Jim and Sherry's Adult Classes combine each Sunday during Lent for “Why forgive: Questions we all ask; stories that help with the answers." Each week we will read a reflection and share our own experiences of forgiveness as we make our individual journeys of reconciliation, forgiveness and restoration to the fellowship of the Church as we are invited to do on Ash Wednesday. Some of the questions we may consider are: What if I don’t feel like forgiving? What good is forgiving when the damage can never be mended? Where can I learn how to forgive? How is forgiving someone else really more about myself?

We invite you to join us during the entirety of Lent or any one Sunday. A packet of resources and a schedule is available on the Lenten resources table

 

Lenten Quiet Morning

Saturday, March 11, 9 AM-noon

Everyone in our church and community are invited to the Lenten Quiet Morning, sponsored by the Daughters of the King. There will be light refreshments and social time from 9-9:30. Father Jim will lead us in the Quiet Day program including readings, meditation, and an opportunity to walk a labyrinth in the Parish Hall.

If you have never experienced a labyrinth, we invite you to do so during this second week of Lent. Labryinths are made of circuits, or paths, all winding toward the center, which traditionally represents a holy place of God. One walks a labyrinth by stepping into the entrance and putting one foot in front of the other. After traveling through all the paths and windings, the walker comes to the center. After a time there, the walker returns out to cover the same path out as in. According to Rev. Lauren Artress, “mother” of the practice of walking labyrinths, “It’s a great way to quiet the mind and deepen prayer life.”

Please invite a friend and join us from 9 to noon to “quiet the mind” during this season of Lent.
Please contact Barb Selby, 770-952-3857, if you plan to attend this day.

 

Labyrinth Walk Day

Thursday, March 16 in the Parish Hall

The Labyrinth will be available in the Parish Hall for groups and individuals all day and evening on Thursday, March 16.

Volunteers are needed to set up the Parish Hall and lay out the labyrinth after the Wednesday evening program on March 15, AND take down the labyrinth and reset the Parish Hall on Friday, March 17. Please contact Rose Wolfe if you can help at rosewolfebellsouth.net.

 

Wonderful Wacky Wednesdays in Lent

6:00 PM Supper; 7:00 PM Programs for all Ages

Frogs Without Legs for Lent: A Preaching and Teaching Series

Nurturing Disciples in Home and Congregation

Our adult program for Lent is titled Frogs without Legs Can’t Hear, and offers a thematic presentation for both worship and study that will help members and friends of our congregation, homes, small groups and Bible study participants into a deeper experience of the life of the church that partners home and congregation in ministry. This preaching and teaching series offers the congregation:

  • Weekly themes for worship services
  • Family/Small Group caring conversations and service
  • Devotional prayers for the week
  • Short readings from Frogs without Legs Can’t Hear: Nurturing Disciples in Home and Congregation to offer a common vision and language for ministry
  • Resources that help reinforce the learning and encourage people in their lives of Christian discipleship.

Experience Lenten worship and study through the practice of four foundational faith disciplines. This series provides Family/Small Group Activities Guides that help disciples uses the Four Key faith practices of

  • Caring Conversations
  • Devotions
  • Service
  • Rituals and Traditions

The gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to be heard, received and lived in a way that shapes lives and welcomes others into God’s reign of grace, mercy and peace. Let it happen through this preaching and teaching series as our congregation invites members, friends and neighbors into a journey that will inspire, encourage and celebrate God’s presence in our lives and world with the message of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Join us during the Wednesday evenings of Lent. A Model for Christian Worship and Study presented by The Youth & Family Institute

MENUS coming up:

  • March 8 - Loaded Baked Potato Soup/Mixed Green Salad/Cornbread/Dessert & PB J Bar
  • March 15 - Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup/Mixed Green Salad/Biscuits/Dessert & PB J Bar
  • March 22 - Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup/Italian Salad/Cornbread/Dessert & PB J Bar
  • March 29 - Big Nate's Chili/Tex-Mex Salad/Cornbread/Dessert & PB J Bar
  • April 5 - Loaded Baked Potato/Mixed Green Salad/Cornbread/Dessert & PB J Bar
  • April 12 - no WWW (Holy Week)

Programs begin at 7 PM. Dinner is 6 to 6:45 PM. Please remember to make your dinner reservation by checking your bulletin or contacting the church office by the Monday before.

 



What is this "Bishop" thing?

The selection of Father Jim as one of four nominees for Bishop Coadjutor of Northern California has raised a number of questions. Always wanting to seize the teaching moment, we thought we'd begin to answer these questions over the coming weeks. If you have a question that doesn't get answered please contact Fr. Jim (fatherjimbellsouth.net) or the editor of The Wheel, Karen Manno (karenstcatherines.org)

What is the process by which Jim arrived at this point?

The easiest way to answer this question is that it is not unlike the search process for a new rector. In the case of Northern California, Bishop Lamb announced his decision to retire at the 2004 Diocesan Convention. A Bishop Nominating Committee was formed and began its work early in 2005 with the development of a Diocesan Profile (not unlike a parish would develop a parish profile). They called for nominations from throughout the church and then began to discern names of possible nominees based on their individual gifts and the expressed desires of the members of the diocese for their next bishop. Each possible nominee was asked to respond to four questions. The nominees who made it to the next step were interviewed by phone. After this step there were phone interviews with the nominee's Bishop and clergy and lay references. The next step for those continuing in the process was a site visit to the nominee's church. Following these visits and an extensive background check the list of four nominees was presented to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Northern California for their acceptance and announcement to the people of the diocese.

What is a Bishop Coadjutor?

In the American church (The Episcopal Church in the United States of America or ECUSA) there are four kinds of bishops: the Presiding Bishop (our own Bishop Alexander is a nominee for this office to be determined in an election on June 18 at General Convention), the several diocesan bishops, and assisting bishops called coadjutors and suffragans. The Presiding Bishop is the chief administrative office of the Episcopal Church; he is elected by the House of Bishops, subject to the approval or disapproval of the House of Deputies, for a term of nine years. Our Presiding Bishop is equivalent to the office of archbishop or primate in other parts of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Each diocese (our church has 111 dioceses in North and South America comprising nine provinces, and an additional seven missionary dioceses in places like Liberia and the Philippines) has a diocesan bishop, elected by that diocese meeting in convention to be the chief liturgical and administrative officer of the diocese. A diocesan bishop is elected for life. A diocesan bishop may be assisted by a bishop coadjutor or a bishop suffragan, also elected by diocesan conventions. A bishop coadjutor is elected to replace the diocesan bishop upon retirement (the 6th bishop of Northern California will retire at the end of 2006). A bishop suffragan is elected to be an assisting bishop only; a bishop suffragan may succeed a diocesan bishop but has to be elected to that position in addition to being elected bishop suffragan.

How is a bishop elected?

In the case of the Diocese of Northern California, the diocese will meet in a special convention on May 6 at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park, California. This is a special convention because it has been called to do one piece of business -- to elect the next bishop. A bishop is elected by the clergy and lay delegates duly elected by each congregation in the diocese. The delegates will vote by order, meaning they will vote as clergy and lay delegates separate from one another. Election is by a simple majority. The election is done by ballots separated by prayer and/or liturgical action depending on how the chief officer of the convention (the current bishop) determines to guide the process. To be elected a nominee must receive a majority of the vote in BOTH the clergy order and the lay order on the SAME ballot. When this occurs the election is certified and the nominees informed of the convention's action. The election must then be agreed to by a majority of the rest of the church in the United States (more about that in the next Wheel). In the event the special convention cannot elect on May 6 a second day has been set aside on May 13. However, although possible, this would be a rare occurrence.

 



"Choral Gems" at St. Catherine's

Georgia Festival Chorus Concert
Sunday, March 26, 4PM

The renowned community choral group, the Georgia Festival Chorus, will present its spring concert, "Choral Gems," at St. Catherine's on March 26. This 100-voice ensemble presents masterworks and the best of contemporary choral literature to audiences in Georgia and abroad.

Please bring your family, friends and neighbors! We look forward to a wonderful program of inspiring music. Look for posters at church, and you can find out more at Georgia Festival Chorus. (Look carefully at the poster photo and the pictures on their website, and you might find some of the five St. Catherine's Choir members who sing with this group.)



Be a Youth Prayer Partner

Get involved with our youth by becoming a Prayer Partner. If you would like to pray daily for a St. Catherine's youth person please check the Volunteer Opportunities in your bulletin or contact Hale Sanders, 770-565-2719



Your Stephen Ministry is looking for a few good men and women

Every couple of years, Saint Catherine's Stephen Ministry recruits and trains people from our congregation to become Stephen Ministers. We are now in the process of identifying those individuals to comprise our new class of trainees this spring. A Stephen Minister undertakes 50 hours of training to equip him of her to provide one-on-one, medium- to long-term care for people who are dealing with a crisis or otherwise difficult time in their lives.

Does the idea of becoming a Stephen Minister seem daunting? If you think it does, just reflect on these simple questions:

  • Have you ever shown up at the funeral of someone that you might not have known that well, just to show your support and care for the family?
  • Have you ever let a family member, friend, or co-worker "pour their heart out" to you, and all they needed was for you to be a good listener?
  • Have you ever sat quietly at the bedside of a friend who was sick, not necessarily saying anything, but allowing your presence to say everything?

And perhaps the most important question on which to reflect is:

  • Has anyone in you life been that caring and supportive listener when you were in need?

Stephen Ministry is looking for a few men and women who want to make a difference in someone's life by simply showing up, listening, and caring. A daunting task? Well, for one who has not only been a Stephen Minister, but who has also had a Stephen Minister to lean on, I can attest that it is far less daunting as it is eminently rewarding.

For more information about Stephen Ministry in general and the formation of our new class in particular please indicate your interest to any of the Stephen leaders or the clergy.

David Moore, Stephen Leader



Ministry Teams Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 PM

All Ministry Team convenors and members should plan to attend -- see you there!



Newcomer Coffee

Sunday, Mar. 12, 10 AM in the Parish Hall.

All newcomers at St. Catherine's are cordially invited to a "get acquainted" coffee during the Sunday School hour in the Parish Hall. This will be a social as well as informative gathering. Clergy and lay leaders will be present to answer any questions that you may have regarding our programs, services and ministries. Please come for coffee and "goodies," and get acquainted with your parish family!



Vestry Meeting Notes

From the February 21 Vestry Meeting:

  • Gail McGill will coordinate a training titled "Safeguarding God's Children" for our parish community.
  • Father Jim Nixon announced that he has been nominated for the office of Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Northern California
  • The Youth Director search has yielded several exciting candidates

Vestry Retreat 2006




Valentine Dinner/Dance and Auction benefits Youth

Once again the Heart of St Catherine’s shone through at the annual Valentine Dinner Dance and Live and Silent Auction in February. Parents, youth leaders, youth and the members of St Catherine’s pitched in with eager enthusiasm and pulled off another record-breaking and memorable event. The J2A youth outdid themselves canvassing the community to solicit donations, services and vacation opportunities to raise over $26,000 to help fund the 2007 Pilgrimage.

This year we were honored to have the services of Professional Chef Ms. Jennifer Franklin, Food Service Manager for Sevenanda. The menu included hand passed hors d ’oeuvres of Rosemary Chicken Skewers, Italian Sausage-stuffed Button Mushrooms and Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Pesto and Basil. Entrée selections included Beef Tenderloin w/ Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese and Béarnaise Sauce, Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast with Dijon Shallot Cream Sauce or Ginger Tamari Glazed Salmon, and capping off this veritable feast was Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis or Death by Chocolate.

After dinner we were treated to the musings of Head Auctioneer Mr. Fred Massey, who with the assistance of Mr. John “Guido” Rea collaborated to confiscate cash from most in attendance and peddle paddles for canoes, vacation villa’s from St. Simon's to Bear Valley, and many man hours promised by the J2A youth. DJ Jay Jackson kept the dance floor hopping, spinning tunes from every generation.

Also, in the spirit of St Catherine’s this year's J2A youth group is in the discernment process as they have pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds to a yet-to-be-named project. Stewardship is contagious!!

Finally, a special thanks to all who served as well as those who attended – sharing time, talent and TREASURE! A successful event like this takes the cooperation and participation of many.



A good time to join the Choir!

If you ever considered joining St. Catherine's choir, any time during the year is the right time. You are invited to come to any rehearsal now as we prepare special music for Lent and Easter. There is no audition, and sight-reading ability is not required. We'd love to have you to join in our joyful noise to our Lord!

  • Jubilate Choir - This group leads music for the Saturday 5:30 service. Youth and adults are welcome to join this group. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7:00 PM. For information please contact leaders Susan Jablonski or John Schnorf.
     
  • Junior Choir - This group sings for the Sunday 8:45 service. We welcome all young people (boys who still have treble voices and all girls) from second through tenth grade. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 6:45 to 8:00 PM. For information please contact director Martha Bowden.
     
  • Adult Choir - This group sings for the Sunday 11:15 service. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 8:45 PM. We welcome all adults, and youth who are past the age for Junior Choir. For information please contact director Brian Williams, organist Jana Williams, or any choir member.
     



Lessons & Carols CDs available

Did you enjoy our special Advent Lessons and Carols services last December? A few privately produced recordings on CD have been made of that service and are available to anyone who would like a copy. Please contact Karen Manno at karenstcatherines.org if you are interested.



Let us pray for Tanzania

The drought in the country of Tanzania continues and increases the suffering of the people of that land. We remember fondly Bishop Valentine Mokiwa of the Diocese of Dar es Salam, who visited St. Catherine's last October. A note from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia, asks us to remember our missionary there, The Rev. Sandra McCann and her husband, Dr. Martin McCann, who are ministering to the people through teaching and aid to the hospital. Sandy writes, "...I covet your prayers for rain and for wisdom...pray that we can find a way to help and do it well and with kindness and a good heart." Please hold up in your prayers the people of Tanzania, the McCanns, and Bishop Valentine and his family.


In the community: "Sharing the Journey" Cancer Survivorship Conference

Saint Joseph's Cancer Survivors' Network invites everyone for a free day of information, inspiration and support at their sixth annual "Sharing the Journey" Conference on Saturday, March 25, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Carroll Conference and Education Center. Join other cancer survivors and caregivers in a variety of inspirational and educational sessions, resource materials and a day of support and camaraderie with other cancer survivors. Featured speaker will be Dr. David S. Hong, MD, from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This program is free to the community regardless of physician or where treatment was received. To receive a conference brochure by mail, call 404-851-5051, email CSNinfosjha.org, or go to St. Joseph's Cancer Support for more information.


Letters

Dear Father Jim,

On behalf of MUST -- I thank you for your continued support of our ministry. Please express our gratitude to your members also. We could never thank you enough for all you do

Warmly,
Brooke Cowen

 

 

Dear St. Catherine's:

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your Epiphany series last Wednesday night. I enjoyed seeing everyone and appreciate the opportunity to cast the spotlight on MUST.

St. Catherine's Episcopal is such a strong partner of ours and we appreciate all you do to support MUST. Most recently, we were delighted and honored to be the recipients of funds raised at your talent show.

Please thank Jim and Sherry, the 28th of the month overnight and serving teams and everyone at St. Catherine's on my behalf for your continued support and commitment to MUST. We are very blessed to have your friendship.

Sincerely,
Rev. John R. Moeller, Jr., MUST Executive Director



Holy Baptism

Next Date: April 15 (Easter Vigil)

Please check with the office for more information and to request the customary booklet about Holy Baptism.



PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SICK: Sharon Parisi, James, Lisa Arnold, Natalie May, Elaine York, Lori Matteson, Curtis Bagby, Ron Davidson, Karen Ann Mosso, Betty Boyce, Ray Brooks, Joy Lewis, Missy Greene, Joe Hannigan, Travis Rader, Lillian Swint, George Schnorf, Mel & Laurel Ayerst, Frank Odom, Debbie Stokes, Ruth Kell, Ron Boyle, Dan Hodges, Mary Rofrano, Polly Morris, Jack Hamilton, Patricia Raftaniel, Mary Webb, Mrs. Scott, Lawrence Guy, Mary Ellen McCurly, Lorne Barkley, Josh Casey, Bob Pepper, John & Susan Martin & family, Becky Kilkenny & children, Sawyer Tate Barrington, Valerie, Steve & Gabi Gosnell, Jack Daws, Kari Boyles, Chris Barnaby, Lucille Heir, Trudi Bayless, Lawrence Christensen, Kimberly Blythe, Jack London, Sarah Webb, Ronnie Caldwell, Suzanne Heck and her parents Pam & Jimmy, Thelma Morris, Hazel Outen, Bebe Moore Campbell, Paul Maxwell, Jerry Riski, Coach Ransom, Frank White, Toby Hopper, Barbara Shipp

BEFORE SURGERY: Nick Wolfe, 3/17/06

DECEASED: Charles Shipp, friend of Jim Greene; Bill Kilkenny, former son-in-law of John & Susan Martin

SPECIAL PRAYERS:
Defend all the men and women of our armed forces at home or abroad especially in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait that they will have a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be.

For Youth: Guide the minds of those who shall choose a Youth Minister for St. Catherine’s that we may receive a faithful and caring leader.

For Presiding Bishop: Look graciously on those nominated and strengthen the Bishops who shall choose the 26 th Presiding Bishop of our church.

PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:

(3/12/06) -- Cindy Richards; Susan & Trisha Roberts; Hale, Diane & Chris Sanders; Randy, Andrea, & Brian Sanders; Lisa Scheidt

(3/19/06) -- Dale & Paige Schlenker; John, Sue, Blake & M.E. Schnorf; John, Michele, Emily & Samuel Schuring; Gerry, Linda, Garrett, Eric & Adam Scott; Jeff, Jennifer, Drew, Preston & Jonathan Seavey

(3/26/06) -- Bill & Barb Selby, Al, Amelia, Camille & Julian Seneviratne; David, Mary Lou, Matthew & Megan Shannonhouse; Margaret Shaw; Terry, Cindy & Kristen Sheehan

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
Monday, 3/6 Monday, 3/13

3:30PM
6:30PM
7:30PM
Sherry's Day Off
Catechesis
Men’s Book Group
Boy Scout Troop 713
 
3:30PM
7:00PM
7:30PM
Sherry's Day Off
Catechesis
Girl Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 713
Tuesday, 3/7 Tuesday, 3/14

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

H.E. & Lenten Study
Staff Meeting
Cub Scouts
Ministry Teams
7:00AM
10:00AM
6:30PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
H.E. & Lenten Study
Staff Meeting
Cub Scouts
Fellowship
Mothers & More
Wednesday, 3/8 Wednesday, 3/15

6:00PM
6:45PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:30PM

W.W.W.
Youth Choir
A.A. New Beginnings
Programs & WNL
Jubilate
Adult Choir

6:00PM
6:45PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:30PM

W.W.W.
Youth Choir
A.A. New Beginnings
Programs & WNL
Jubilate
Adult Choir

Thursday, 3/9 Thursday, 3/16
5:00PM
6:30PM
7:30PM
Faithful Mission
E.F.M.
D.O.K.
9:00AM
4:00PM
6:30PM
6:30PM
7:00PM
Labyrinth - all day
Daisy Troop
E.F.M.
Women’s Bible Study
Cub Scouts
Friday, 3/10 Friday, 3/17

10:00AM
8:00PM

Jim's Day Off
Folders
A.A.


17th-18th
10:00AM
8:00PM
Jim's Day Off
Stephen Minister Retreat
Folders
A.A.
Saturday, 3/11 Saturday, 3/18
8:30AM
9:00AM
10:00AM
5:30PM
Men’s Bible Study
Lent Quiet Day
Omega Point
Holy Eucharist

8:30AM
8:30AM
9:00AM
3:00PM
5:30PM

Men’s Bible Study
Finance Committee
Mentors Aquarium trip
Century 2000
Holy Eucharist

Sunday, 3/12 Sunday, 3/19
7:30AM
8:00AM
8:45AM
10:00AM
10:15AM
11:15AM
 
6:30PM

Holy Eucharist
Breakfast
Family Holy Eucharist
Newcomer’s Coffee
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Hunger Walk
Stephen Ministers (Supv.)

7:30AM
8:00AM
8:45AM
10:15AM
11:15AM
4:30PM

Holy Eucharist
Breakfast
Family Holy Eucharist
Church School
Choral Holy Eucharist
Eagle Court



YOUTH NEWS

St. Cat's Youth --
What we're about: Learning to know God and to live like Jesus.

 

RITE-13 Ceremony:
Are you a “Grown-Up”?

In our society, the line between childhood and adulthood is often a fuzzy one. Unlike other cultures, we don’t have formalized rites of passage that define the points along the path to adulthood. We need ways to tell our young people they are making progress; they are growing and learning; they are becoming adults. The Journey to Adulthood program that we use attempts to do just that.

During the 8:45am service on Sunday, March 26, we will celebrate an important Rite of Passage with some of our teens. This liturgy is formally called “The Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood”, but is more well-known as “Rite-13” since it takes place near the candidate’s 13th Birthday – much like a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. During the ceremony, we recognize the gift of womanhood or manhood that God bestows on each one of us. This is a free gift that we cannot earn and need not prove. This gift is the essence of who we are. As we grow and mature in the journey to adulthood, our knowledge and skills increase, but the magical core of who we are remains the same. These are the teenagers who we will celebrate and recognize on March 26:

Emma Markette
Gabby Muckerman
Zach Pope
Russell Sloss

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare and plan to be with us to witness this important event.

There will be a Dinner Celebration and Rehearsal on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. The entire Congregation is welcome to attend and celebrate with the Youth. For more information please call Mary Lou Shannonhouse at 678-762-2369.

 

Shrove Tuesday is a huge success for St. Cats Youth!

We would like to extend a special THANK YOU to the many St. Catherine's families and friends who attended the Youth-hosted annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This year's celebration was an enormous success. Over $1,100 was collected, and after expenses the profits go to the benefit of our Youth Programs. We greatly appreciated help from our three Youth Programs: Rite 13, J2A, and YA, and couldn't have done it without their hard work both inside and outside the kitchen!

We would like to recognize the following for their culinary abilities, excellent clean up skills, and total commitment to teamwork: Riley Barrington, Taylor Baumann, Scott Burkholder, Stephanie Burkholder, Cassie Heinz, Tom Heuke, Erin Hurley, Tegan Hurley, Shannon Jablonski, Emma Markette, Sara-Alison Massey, Gaby Sutton, Ryan Olliffe, Sally Paris, Keely Phillpott, Zack Pope, Matthew Shannonhouse, David Sherry, Bill Williams, and the many parents of these great Youth who also helped.

Your St. Cats Shrove Tuesday adult team: John Barrington, Sheila Crowe-Bishop, Keith Dumke, Molly Frost, Susan Jablonski, Claudia and Ellis Kilgore, Fred Lopez, Don Martin, Al Maxwell, Fred and Jennifer Massey.

Music was provided by: Lee Adkins, Program Director, Camp Jam USA, ladkinscampjamusa.com .

Lost and Found!

A coin was found on the playground the night of the Pancake Supper. If yours, please contact Rosemary Wolfe in the church office to identify.

 

Summer Camp Dates

Summer camp dates and couselor applications are available now at Camp Mikell. This year registration and information for summer camp will be available primarily on-line. Reservations are first come, first served basis, so register early for best selection.

Summer Camp counselor applications are available on the website and are due by March 8. For more information, contact Amanda Segers, registrar, at 706-886-7515

 



Wheel Schedule:

Next publications:

  • March 24 -- print edition
  • April 7 -- print edition (no eWheel this month)
  • April 21 -- print edition

The Wheel is published two times per month. The usual schedule is as follows: The first edition is in electronic form (HTML) posted on our website and distributed 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 website in PDF form.. Extra copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church.

Articles are due the Wednesday before publication. Please submit articles to the editor via email (below) or to The Wheel mailbox at church.

The Wheel: get every issue!

Does everyone in your family receive this eWheel, the electronic version of St. Catherine's newsletter? Is everyone subscribed? Email is becoming an important means for our parish communications. Just send the email addresses of everyone who would like get their own copy to Karen Manno at the email address below, note them on your bulletin, or contact the church office at 770-971-2829. You'll receive your online version via email, and you can find all current and prior issues of The Wheel on our website at www.stcatherines.org

Editor: Karen Manno
Email: karen stcatherines.org
Phone: 770-973-8668