St. Catherine 
of Siena
Episcopal Church

10435 Double R Blvd.
Reno, NV
775-771-4168

A publication to promote our mission:
"In community, love God, love others, serve both."

PRAYER LIST
Those on our prayer list include: Gary, Bob, Eric, Alan, Barbara, Shelby, Rick, Margi, Glenn, Butch, Maggie, Georgia, Ed, Patty, Iris and the Yakub family. Please keep them in your prayers.
SUNDAY SERVICES
Family Gather Service: 9 a.m.

Godly Play for children ages 5-10 : 10 a.m. on the 1st & 3rd Sundays

Adult Education : 10 a.m.

Traditional Service : 11 a.m.
AA Men's Group: Meets at St. Catherine's on Wednesday evenings at  7 p.m.
APRIL EVENTS

April 1, Easter Sunday: Children's Easter Service, 9:00 am;  Egg Hunt and Brunch, 10:00 am,  Festal Easter Eucharist, 11:00 am.  Baby Bundles collection, 9:00 and 11:00

April 2 - April 6: Office closed; no office hours

April 4: Canon Catherine Visioning Conversation, 4:45 to 6:15 pm (see article). Pizza will be served.

April 9: Refugee Resettlement Meeting at Trinity, 5:00 pm

April 11: Vestry Meeting, 5:15 pm

April 21: Northwest Mission District Meeting at St. Catherine's, 10:00 am

April 25: Canon Catherine Visioning Conversation,  4:45 pm to 6:15 pm. Pizza will be served.

SAVE THE DATE

August 18: St. Catherine's Fun Day and Barbecue at Galilee
ST. CATHERINE'S VESTRY

Our Current Vestry Members are:

Michael Nusbaum Senior Warden
Gretchen Korver
Andy Kuhn
Carol Lacy
Peggy Manes
Linda Rosenthal
Liz Skogerson
Donna Sanders, Clerk of the Vestry
GET INVOLVED

Tuesday Homework Club 
at Double Diamond Apt Complex,  3:30-5 pm Tuesdays
No experience needed, just a desire to make a difference. 
Call Sally Dickinson:  853-7850

11 a.m. Choir
Call Molly Mitchell:  224-1156  

Coffee Hour Hosts,  Greeters
& Ushers
Contact Sharyl Milegich:
853-5016 or smilegich@aol.com
  
Lay Readers
& Eucharistic Ministers 
Contact Anne Towner: annetowner@att.net
  
Altar Guild  
Contact Linda Stetzell: stetzreno@att.net
Help a young person with reading skills at Double Diamond Elementary. Contact Sally Dickinson at 853-7850 or sbdickinson@sbcglobal.net . L earn more by  visiting the 360Blueprint web site .
YOUR NAME MATTERS!
Name Tag
Why wear a name tag?
  • Name tags encourage conversation;
  • Name tags promote an outward focus;
  • Name tags make guests feel more comfortable; &
  • Some folks aren't great at remembering names!
If you need a name tag, call Sally D ickinson at  (775) 853-7850.
IMPORTANT LINKS
April  2018
St. Catherine

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
Rev. Laurie's Message

This Easter season, which lasts for 50 days culminating with Pentecost on May 20, is a joyous time in the Church year.  During this season, we continue to give thanks for and celebrate Jesus' Resurrection.  It is this Resurrection that gives us the hope and faith in our own resurrection to eternal life.

During Eastertide, we will continue to engage Holy Scripture, reading the Acts of the Apostles in concert with the Episcopal Church worldwide.  I am available every Sunday at 10:00 am in my office for conversation concerning what you've been learning.

As I reflect during this Easter season on our time together, I consider all that each of you contributes to God's mission for St. Catherine's.  You are each a blessing.  From the beginning of our time together, you have been willing to treat each other with love and respect -- to rejoice together at God's Grace and to engage each other when there was something difficult. You have mirrored a healthy community.  For that I am eternally grateful.  You are a blessing.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  God is good and faithful. 

Laurie +
The Rev. Laurie Chappelle

The Rev. Dr. 
Catherine Gregg
Conversations with our Canon

During April, Canon Catherine will be available to meet with us twice more, on April 4 and April 25.  Although the time may not be ideal for some, we will be meeting from 4:45 to 6:15 to accommodate airline schedules so that she can be back in Las Vegas the same day.  If you will be working and can't get to the church until 5:15 or 5:30, please come anyway.  We value your input.  This time with us will prove very important in putting together a profile of St. Catherine's for those who might be interested in being your next rector.  

On the 4th, she will be exploring with us what St. Catherine's values are, and we'll again have pizza for those in attendance.  Since we may be meeting in the sanctuary due to the number present, we're trying to limit food to finger food so that it will be easier to manage.  Please join the conversation and let us know your thoughts about our community going forward.


Senior Bundles: Thank You

Thank you to all of you who participated in the Senior Bundles collection in March. The items were delivered on Tuesday, March 27th to Life Care Center. Again we were thanked by the staff for all of the items we donated. They are so glad to receive the items that will bring some happiness to their clients. And again, I thank you all for your continued generosity. We will again have a collection in September.

-- Amy Heintz
Daughters of the King
Discernment for Prospective Members

Are you interested in learning more about  The 
Order of the
Daughters of the King?  

An upcoming preparation course at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Reno is designed to help you prayerfully decide if God is calling you to join this Christian women's organization.

The class will meet at Trinity every other Sunday afternoon for about one hour, beginning May 6  and lasting until August 5 .  Another informational meeting will be April 22  after the 10:30 service at Trinity.

To participate in this discernment process, please call Ginny Nelson at 775-750-8776 or 775-432-1179.

Newborn
Baby Bundles:  S haring Our Blessings with Others

By Ann Crase

Baby Bundles is composed of and supported by members of St. Catherine's and Trinity Episcopal Churches.  With items donated by both congregations, we assemble "Bundles" of  layette items for St. Mary's and Renown hospitals. They are then distributed by hospital staff to disadvantaged new parents who have little or nothing for their newborn.
CURRENT NEEDS
  • Girls' solid color pants
  • Girls' bibs
  • Boys' washcloths
  • Boys' pants
  • Boys' afghans or quilts
  • Neutral-colored outfits and hats
  • White onesies
  • Diaper wipes 
Any help with these items would be greatly appreciated. We still have enough diapers. Clothing should be between 0 and 6 months.  Monetary donations are always welcome, too. God Bless! 

Questions? Contact Susan Lombardi at 329-2044 or Ann Crase at 356-1155.
St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church | http://stcatherinesreno.org
 E-mail: office@stcatherinesreno.org  | Phone: 775.771.4168 
10435 Double R Blvd.  Reno, NV 89521