St. Catherine 
of Siena
Episcopal Church

10435 Double R Blvd.
Reno, NV

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


Those on our prayer list include: Gary, Bob, Eric, Alan, Barbara, Shelby, Rick, Margi, Glenn, Butch, Joann, Maggie, Georgia, Ed, Amanda, Jacob and the Yakub family. Please keep them in your prayers.


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.

Jan 21: Annual Meeting


Dec 3: Advent 1 - Baby Bundles, 9:00 and 11:00 am; St. Nick's Helpers (adopt a family)

Dec 9: Installation of the Very Rev. William Stomski as Dean of Trinity Cathedral, 3:00 pm

Dec 10: Advent 2 - Bring St. Nick's gifts to church, 9:00 and 11:00 am

Dec 13: Vestry Meeting, St. Catherine's, 5:15 pm

Dec 17: Advent 3 - 9:00 and 11:00 am

Dec 24: Advent 4 - 10:00 am (one morning service only); Christmas Eve Service and children's story, 4:00 pm 

Dec 25: Christmas Day Service (one service only), 10:00 am*

Dec 31: Christmas 2 (one service only), 10:00 am*

(*Christmas and New Year's open plate contributions will benefit the Galilee Camp and Conference Center Capital Campaign)

Our Current Vestry Members are:

Linda Rosenthal Senior Warden
Shelby Thistlewhite, Junior Warden
Donna Sanders, Clerk of the Vestry
Gretchen Korver
Andy Kuhn
Sharyl Milegich
Michael Nusbaum


We're always looking for people to help care for our building and furnishings, and want to bring together a ministry team to maintain a hospitable space to meet and worship. If you think you could lend a hand with some minor repairs, maintenance, light cleaning, rosebush care, etc., please contact Junior Warden Shelby Thistlewhite at 750-7632. Thank you


If you would like to schedule some time to talk, Rev. Laurie keeps regular office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please give her a call at 771-4168 to coordinate a time, or e-mail


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

Coffee Hour Hosts,  Greeters
& Ushers
Sharyl Milegich:
853-5016 or
Lay Readers
& Eucharistic Ministers 
Anne Towner:
Altar Guild  
Linda Stetzell:
Please help a young person with their reading skills by v olunteering at Double Diamond Elementary School. Contact Sally at 853-7850 or , or l earn more by  visiting the 360Blueprint web site .

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.
December  2017
St. Catherine

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

Advent is a time of waiting.  Some of us, myself included, don't "wait" very well.  We become impatient in lines at the grocery store.  We fuss when the phone call or the email we needed to complete a project doesn't show up.  We're not very good "wait-ers."  Yet, this time of year, with its busyness, is an opportunity to practice a new kind of waiting -- a time of anticipation.  We have the chance to let go of the hustle and bustle of the season and to seek a quiet time of waiting.
The word advent means "coming."  During this time, we remember Jesus' coming among us -- the Incarnation -- God's taking on of our human flesh to dwell with us.  We set aside these four weeks of Advent to ponder anew Jesus' coming again in our hearts.  We are waiting.

I'm going to use this Advent time to share Adam Hamilton's Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph with you during our services.  We will see and hear Adam's video presentation and then have an interactive conversation about what we learned.  I hope this will bring fresh insight into your spiritual journey about the unique role Joseph played in the nurturing and forming of Jesus and his ministry.  
My prayer for each of us this Advent is that, as we wait, we can allow the open-ended kind of waiting, that waiting that allows God to birth something new in each of us --that waiting that will usher Jesus again into the world.  Emmanuel:  "God with us."
Wishing you a Blessed Advent and a Joyous Christmas, 

Laurie +
The Rev. Laurie Chappelle
St. Nick's Helpers
St. Nick's Helpers

By Sally Dickinson

Last month we received the names of students who attend Double Diamond Elementary school, our Partner in Education school, and who could use our help this Christmas. These are families that the counselors feel are in the greatest need. 

Their ages and gift wish have been on the bulletin board in our lobby, and many of you have already helped by taking tags. Thank you! There are a few tags left. Please feel free to take one or more, and note on our list which St. Nick gift tag you have taken. We are also taking monetary donations so that we can provide a Winco gift card to each family which will enable them to buy food for their holiday meals. 

Deadline for bringing in your wrapped gift is December 10th. This will allow us enough time to get the gifts to Double Diamond for distribution or to deliver the gifts ourselves. If you are interested in being part of this ministry (organizing and delivering) or have any questions, please contact Sally Dickinson at or 775.853.7850.

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.

  • Plain white onesies
  • Girls' solid-colored pants and bibs
  • Boys' washcloths, pants, afghans, quilts
  • Hats
  • Unisex, neutral-colored outfits
Any help with these items would be greatly appreciated. Clothing should be between 0 and 6 months.  

We still have enough diapers.   Monetary donations are always welcome, too. (We'll shop for yo u!)  

God Bless!  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Lombardi at 329-2044 or Ann Crase at 356-1155.

AA Group Welcomed at St. Catherine's

An AA group is now meeting at St. Catherine's every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.   This is in keeping with our desire to share our building with other ministries who are in need of meeting space.  

AA has a very long history with the Episcopal Church, dating back to its inception by one of its founders, an Episcopal priest.  This is a men's group.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Eric at 559-347-4288.  If you know someone for whom this outreach would be helpful, please feel free to contact Eric.  There is also a women's group that meets on Wednesday evenings at the South Reno United Methodist Church.

St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church |
 E-mail:  | Phone: 775.771.4168 
10435 Double R Blvd.  Reno, NV 89521