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, Rick, Glenn, Butch, Maggie, Carol, Sharon, Georgia, Ed, Pat, Mark,  Connie, Peter, Elaine, Patty, and the Yakub family. Please keep them in your prayers. 

Family Gather Service: 9 a.m.

Godly Play for kids 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 6: Celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany, 9:00 and 11:00 am;
Baby Bundles collection

Jan 6: "Love Thy Neighbor" (see article), Trinity Cathedral, 2:00 pm

Jan 9: Vestry Meeting, St. Catherine's, 5:15 pm

Jan 10: Nevadans for the Common Good, St. Catherine's, 6:00 pm

Jan 14: Refugee Consortium, Trinity Cathedral, 5:00 pm

Jan 15: Northern Nevada Clericus Gathering, St. Catherine's, 6:00 pm

Jan 17: Quilters' Group, St. Catherine's, 10:00 am

Jan 20: Annual Meeting (see article), Pot Luck (bring a dish to share), 10:00 am


Prayer Ministry
Contact Joann McKeeman:

Coffee Hour Hosts,  Greeters
& Ushers
Contact Sharyl Milegich:
853-5016 or
Lay Readers
& Eucharistic Ministers 
Contact Anne Towner:
827-3784 or
Altar Guild  
Contact Linda Stetzell:
826-8585 or

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

Lap Quilts for Seniors
Contact Amy Heintz: 
851-1026 or

Children's Flannel Blankets
Contact Carol Dyer:  702-496-8595

Episcopal Recovery Ministry
Contact Joann McKeeman:
Help a young person with reading skills at our Partner In Education school: Double Diamond Elementary! Please contact Sally Dickinson at 853-7850 or to get involved; you can also l earn more by  visiting the 360Blueprint web site .  This is such an important and rewarding way to be useful to our community. Thank you!

The Rev. Laurie Chappelle,
The Rev. Peter Skewes-Cox,
    Assisting Priest


Michael Nusbaum Sr. Warden
Liz Skogerson, Jr. Warden
Gretchen Korver
Andy Kuhn
Carol Lacy
Peggy Manes
Linda Rosenthal
Donna Sanders, Clerk
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, please see Rev. Laurie .
You can provide flowers for our  Sunday  services, and  also celebrate someone you love.

Flowers can be donated in the name of someone special for a birthday or anniversary; you can also dedicate the bouquet in memory of someone who's passed on, or to the Glory to God.

On the bulletin board by the coffee pot is a sign-up sheet where you can choose an open date.  The cost is $35.  A check for the cost can be dropped into the collection plate any Sunday with "Flowers" in the memo line.  Thank you!
A group from St. Catherine's meets to talk and make lap quilts, which we then donate to Manor Care, or to someone from St. Catherine's who might need a bit of TLC.  We always welcome anyone who might be interested in learning to make a quilt, or just to be a part of this ministry. No sewing experience is needed, just a pair or willing hands!   Want to help? Contact Amy Heintz at, or  Sally Dickinson at 853-7850, or .

January 2019
The Rev. Peter Skewes-Cox
Rev. Peter's Message

We have moved from waiting for the coming of Jesus in the four weeks of Advent, to celebrating his arrival in the twelve days of Christmastide. 

On Sunday, January 6, we move to Epiphany, a time for observing the signs of the incarnate Christ as Jesus at work in the world, in the literal sense of the Greek word epiphaneia, meaning "showing" or manifestations. For the next eight weeks, we will sit with the disciples and other followers of Jesus, and watch him work and hear him teach.  We can also bring this attention to the manifestations of God's presence in our own lives. 

This is a spiritual practice worth cultivating: learning to really see what is in front of us, attending to God's presence in each moment.  Do we notice the beauty of the sunset? If we take the Incarnation seriously, do we see the face of Jesus in the face of a stranger? 

And as part of this practice, we can reverse the perspective and ask, what does Jesus see us doing in our lives during this time? How does he see us work to bring about his Kingdom and teach others through our actions? What are we showing, what are we manifesting, in our lives?

Epiphany in 2019 will be a time of celebration and transition for St. Catherine's as Rev. Laurie moves to the next part of her life journey. We look forward to our time together over the next two months.  

Peter +
The Rev. Peter Skewes-Cox
Love Thy Neighbor      

Join us in support of refugees, migrants, and pilgrims on Sunday, January 6, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Trinity Cathedral.  Speakers include: Nicole Willis-Grimes, Board President of the Northern Nevada International Center; the Rev. Canon Mikayla Dunfee of Trinity Cathedral; Dr. Sherif Elfass, President of the Northern Nevada Muslim Community; and Rabbi Sara Zober of Temple Sinai.

The Good Book Club      

Welcome to the Good Book Club! We invite you to explore Christ's redeeming love by reading Paul's Letter to the Romans each day throughout the season of Epiphany 2019. Join with tens of thousands of Episcopalians to learn about life in the early church and central principles of our Christian faith. The Good Book Club offers an opportunity to dive deeply into scripture and create a daily practice of engagement with God's Word. 

It's easy to join the Good Book Club: Just open your Bible and start! To support you in your journey, The Good Book Club website ( has a variety of resources for individuals, small groups, and congregations.

What is The Good Book Club?

The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans during Epiphany 2019. Episcopalians will start reading Romans on Jan. 7 and read a section every day (except Sundays) through the Epiphany season. 

In surveys taken before and after the first Good Book Club project in 2018 (reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts), participants reported growth in their understanding of scripture and a deepening of their prayer life. Perhaps most significantly, the percentage of people who reported reading the Bible on a daily basis increased to 73 percent at the end of the first Good Book Club reading, from 45 percent when it began.

Copies of the reading schedule may be found on the counter in the greeters' area. A schedule for reading the Letter to the Romans can also be downloaded at:

Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations have committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you'll join the journey too!

Annual Meeting

On January 20, we will hold our annual meeting at 10:00 am in the sanctuary between our two services.  At this meeting we will be discussing our budget for the coming year, electing two Vestry members, and electing delegates and alternates for our Diocesan Convention.  Reports from our Ministry Teams will be available for your reading.  Please plan on attending this very important parish meeting and enjoying a delightful brunch.  Please bring a dish to share.  Child care will be available.  It will be an hour of fellowship well spent.

Ministry Team Reports

This year, in preparation for our Annual Meeting, we're asking each Team Leader, for both outreach and those ministries that support our parish, to submit a brief written report for inclusion in our meeting handouts. Please have them to Rev. Laurie by January 13th. 

If you have a special message you'd like to share with the congregation, please feel free to contact Rev. Laurie to put you on the agenda. Thank you for all that you do and for your willingness to serve.

Convention Delegates & Alternates

If you are interested in being a delegate to our diocesan convention this fall, on October 3-5 at Harvey's in South Shore at Lake Tahoe, please let Andy Kuhn or Linda Rosenthal know.  

We will be electing three delegates and two alternates to represent us.  Qualifications are that you must be at least 15 years of age, that you have regularly worshiped during the year and that you regularly give financially toward the work of the parish.

Baby Bundles

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, volunteers 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.  Any help with the following items would be greatly appreciated:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Hats for boys, girls, and in gender-neutral colors
  • Bibs for boys and girls
  • Girls' receiving blankets
  • Gender-neutral sleepers
  • Gender-neutral outfits
Clothing should be size 0-6 months.  If you'd like us to shop for you, monetary donations are always welcome, too. God Bless! 

Questions? Contact Susan Lombardi at 329-2044 or Ann Crase at 356-1155.
Automatic 'bill pay' for your pledge

Some St. Catherine's members have found it very convenient to use their bank's "bill pay" service to handle their pledge to the church.  You can instruct your bank to have a check of a certain amount generated on a certain date, which will then show up automatically each month at the church's P. O. box.  If you're interested in setting this up to save yourself the step of writing checks for your pledge, please talk to your bank or financial institution to find out the details. 

St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church |
 E-mail:  | Phone: 775-771-4168 
10435 Double R Blvd.  Reno, NV 89521