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, Maggie, Georgia, Ed, Patty, Iris 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.

March 4: Baby Bundles donation gathering (see article), 9:00 and 11:00 am

March 6: Lenten Soup Supper and Conversation, 6:00 pm

March 11: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS ("Spring forward!")

March 13: Lenten Soup Supper and Conversation, 6:00 pm

March 14: Vestry Meeting, 5:15 pm

March 16-18: Body, Mind and Soul Retreat at Galilee

March 20: Lenten Soup Supper and Conversation, 6:00 pm

March 25: Palm Sunday (we leave in silence), 9:00 and 11:00 am; Senior Bundles donations due

March 27: No Soup Supper

March 28: Gather Lenten donations (see article), 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

March 29: Maundy Thursday Foot Washing and Eucharist, 7:00 pm

March 30: Good Friday, Stations of the Cross and Communion, 12:00 pm

March 31: Candlelight Easter Vigil, 7:00 pm

Tuesday Homework     Club: Diamond Creek Apartment Complex, each Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm


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

April 4: Visioning with Canon Catherine, 4:45 pm (see article)


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


If you would like to schedule some time to talk, Rev. Laurie keeps 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


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
Lay Readers
& Eucharistic Ministers 
Contact Anne Towner:
Altar Guild  
Contact Linda Stetzell:
Help a young person with reading skills at Double Diamond Elementary. Contact Sally Dickinson at 853-7850 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.
March  2018
St. Catherine

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

As we come to the last few weeks of Lent, we enter a profound period in our walk with Christ.  Palm Sunday reenacts Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a humble donkey.  At the other end of town Caesar was entering Jerusalem atop a noble steed, with his phalanxes of guards in tow.  The royal robes of Rome's king contrast starkly with the simple robe and sandals Jesus likely wore.  The people stand in awe of Rome's power at one gate.  "Hail, Caesar!"  At the other end of town, people cheer a different kind of king, shouting out "Hosanna!" which means "save us" -- a stark contrast between these two kings, one temporal and one heavenly.

On Palm Sunday, March 25, we also commemorate Jesus' passion and death as we read and remember Jesus' final day on earth -- his arrest, his trial and his crucifixion.  We depart in silence after the service.  

We will have a Maundy Thursday service with foot washing, commemoration of the institution of the Lord's Supper and stripping of the altar, followed on Good Friday by a service of remembrance as we walk and pray the Stations of the Cross and receive Communion from the Reserve Sacrament.

On Saturday, March 31, we will celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter at 7:00 pm with the Easter Vigil.  This candlelit service remembers God's saving deeds for us and leads us into the joy of the Resurrection.  If you have not experienced this quiet and joyful awakening to God's gift to us of eternal life, I commend to you this service.  Those who attended last year were universally moved by the experience.

I commend to you the walk with Jesus during Holy Week. Participating in these services makes the joy of Easter and the Resurrection a richer and deeper experience.   

Laurie +
The Rev. Laurie Chappelle
Lenten Clean-Out Donations: Let's Help Fill Georgia's Truck with Stuff!

As shared in our Annual Ministry reports and the February 12 Constant Contact email about Lenten disciplines and events, we hope you've been saving up clothing and household item donations for contribution during this Lenten season.  Georgia will be at St. Catherine's from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 28, with her truck to gather your items.  If the weather is inclement that day, she will be at St. Catherine's to collect them on Wednesday, April 4. 

'Senior Bundles' for Life Care

It is now time to collect items for the seniors at Life Care Center.  The items will be collected in the month of March and blessed the last Sunday of March, the 25 th .  A board with will be up on the first Sunday of March, the 4 th .  Please take those cards with the items listed and then please bring the item/s back the following Sunday or no later than March 25 th.

Items requested are:
  • Greeting Cards (such as get well cards, birthday, sympathy, thank you and blank note cards)
  • Stamps
  • Body Wash for men and women
  • Body Lotion for men and women
  • Shampoo & Conditioner for men and women
  • Shaving Cream
  • Hand Lotion
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Nail Polish in subtle colors
  • Cotton Puffs
  • Nail Files
  • Patterned ladies' and men's socks
  • Large-size Clothes for men and women (these may be gently-used but clean)
  • Jewelry
  • Popcorn to be popped
  • Hard Candy
  • Small Knick-knacks
  • Small Purses
  • Pictures and Decorations that can be put on the walls or a shelf
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Large-print Crossword Puzzle Books
  • Large-print Word Search Books

Thank you again for all that you do for these seniors to make their life a bit easier.

-- Amy Heintz

The Rev. Dr. 
Catherine Gregg
Save this Date: Wed., April 4

Canon Catherine will be with us again on Wednesday, April 4, from 4:45 to 6:15 pm to continue our visioning process in preparation for the compiling of a profile for St. Catherine's.  Sorry for the early time, but the airline schedules have changed, and she needs to be back in Las Vegas that evening. This will be her next-to-last visit, and we'll again have pizza to feed us as we talk.  Those who have attended the prior two sessions have been really excited about the process!  Come be a part of the future for St. Catherine's! 

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.

  • Girls' solid color pants and bibs
  • Boys washcloths, pants, and afghans or quilts
  • Neutral-colored outfits and hats
  • White onesies
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.

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St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church |
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10435 Double R Blvd.  Reno, NV 89521