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
Bob, Gary, Eric, Victoria, Connie, Mike, Maggie, Ed, Steve, Mark, Pat, Nonette, Abby, Patsy, and Sharon. We also pray for Randy Pitts who is preparing for Baptism on Sunday, June 9, the Feast of the Pentecost.

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.

Sun., May 5:  Baby Bundles donation gathering (see article)

Wed., May 8: Vestry meeting, 5:15 p.m.

Thurs. May 9: Noon meeting of Catherine's Corner Book Club

Sat., May 11: Nature walk along Galena Creek Trail (meet at 9 a.m. at Wedge Pkwy Starbucks; see article); deadline to register for Prayer Practices Workshop

Thurs., May 16: Quilter's Group meeting, 10 a.m. to noon

Sat., May 18: Prayer Practices Workshop, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity (see article)

Sun., May 19:  Canon Catherine visit, 10 a.m.

Thurs. May 23: Catherine's Corner Book Club, 5:30 p.m.

AUGUST 16-18:  St. Catherine's Fun Day/Weekend at Camp Galilee.   Come for the day on Saturday, Aug.17, or spend the night: details to follow.
AA Men's Group: Meets at St. Catherine's on Wednesday evenings at  7 p.m.

The Rev. Peter Skewes-Cox,
    Associate Priest


Charlie Dickinson Sr. Warden
Liz Skogerson, Jr. Warden
Kevin Goss
Gretchen Korver
Carol Lacy
Peggy Manes
Mike Nusbaum
Donna Sanders, Clerk
Sally Dickinson, Treasurer

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:
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!
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, 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 .

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

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! 
The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! 

Happy Easter, friends!  Our journey together continues.  We have moved from the forty days of Lent into the fifty days of Easter.  Easter is not just a single day, Easter is a season! The enormity of the gift of Resurrection cannot be absorbed in a day or a week or even fifty days: it takes a lifetime to fully become Resurrection people.  During the Easter Season, we try to make sense of the gift of the Resurrection, asking two questions: not only "what happened?" but more importantly, "how shall I change the way I live my life in light of the Resurrection?"

We will continue our journey with Jesus for the first forty days of Easter, but now we are travelling with the Risen Christ until his Ascension on May 30 (which we will observe on June 2), and our Easter Season concludes with the Feast of Pentecost, on June 9, the fiftieth day, with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the birthday of the church.

I am grateful to the people of St. Catherine's for the opportunity to walk with you as your Associate Priest during this season of Easter, as we work together to prepare to call and welcome a new priest to lead us.  As part of this preparation, please complete and return the All Member Ministry Survey.  Copies have been emailed to everyone on the Newsletter email list, and copies are also available at church.  The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.  There are only three questions.  We hope to hear from everyone, to reconfirm current ministries, and to receive your suggestions for new ministries.

Peter +
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

At the annual Nevada Interfaith Breakfast on April 10, Saint Catherine's was represented by Bob Thistlewhite, Mike and David Nusbaum, Charlie and Sally Dickinson, Linda Stetzell and the Reverend Laurie Chappelle. The 7am start time did not keep this group away! The empty chair belonged to yours truly, acting photographer Rev. Peter.

Vestry Corner

By Charlie Dickinson, Senior Warden

As we continue through the Easter Season, the St. Catherine's Vestry is working on maintaining our facilities, as well as working to develop a new outreach mission.    We are also looking at how we can assist in the ministry areas of worship, evangelism, Christian formation and pastoral care.   

As part of our regular duties, the Vestry oversees the financial status of the parish and works to support our priest in the operation of the parish and facilities. 

We look for continued support of the congregation in keeping St. Catherine's a wonderful and welcoming place of worship and one that serves as an example of Christ's mission to love and help others.

Please contact any members of the Vestry with questions or suggestions relative to the operation of our Parish.
Prayer practices workshop: May 18 at Trinity

A conference titled "Being a Community of Prayer" will be presented by The Very Rev. Dr. William Stomski, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, and members of Trinity's prayer group at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Reno on Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

You will learn about several prayer practices, including Morning Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, Prayers of the People, Labyrinth, Taizé, and the Anglican Rosary. We will experience each practice, talk about the experience, and give you practical help that you can take back to and share with your own parish.

Please register by Sat., May 11, by calling or emailing Steve Sims at the Diocese of Nevada.  Email Steve at:, or call (702) 737-9190.

The workshop will cost $15, which covers a light breakfast and lunch, as well as conference materials; payment can be collected on the day of the event.
All are welcome in 'Catherine's Corner'

By Lajuana Bryan

Our book club has a new name: "Catherine's Corner."  Please join us!  We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Noon (bring a sack lunch), and on the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.
Drop by any of our meetings - you are welcome whether you've read the book or not, for fellowship.

We just finished up "The Spirituality of Listening" by Keith Anderson on April 25.  We've enjoyed the book and the time spent together. If you get a chance, read this one. It is so powerful, authentic and full of wisdom, your prayer life will never be the same.

Our next selection is "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis, to begin May 9 at Noon.  You're welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

If you don't have time to attend the club meeting, then you can join us by reading the selected book on your own.  There is a guide for each book and I will make copies for those who might want one.  Feel free to contact me, Lajuana Bryan, at 707-226-6809 for a guide or for further information on the book club

May walk and hike with St. Catherine's

By Charlie Dickinson
Please join us for St. Catherine's May walk on Saturday, May 11.  This is a chance to see some of the local countryside and get some exercise with a group from St. Catherine's.    The May weather should be nice, and we will plan on walking along the Galena Creek Trail.

We will meet at the Starbucks adjacent to the Raley's on Mt. Rose Highway (18250 Wedge Parkway) at 9 a.m.    We will probably walk 2-3 miles, but it will depend on who joins us and how far the group wants to walk.    All are welcome -- including any 4-pawed friends you'd like to bring.

Please remember to bring water or something else to drink.    We hope to see you on Saturday, May 11!

If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Dickinson at .
Rev. Sharon Dalrymple
Welcome back, Rev. Sharon & Shelley

The Rev. Sharon Dalrymple is an ordained Deacon with the Episcopal Church who joins St. Catherine's clergy when she and wife, Shelley Watanabe, come to Reno from Los Osos, Calif. to live during the warmer months.  The latest news is that the two plan to arrive this month, and Rev. Sharon is expected to begin presiding alongside our Rev. Peter at St. Catherine's services starting Sunday, May 19.  Please join us in welcoming back Rev. Sharon and Shelley!
New Housekeeping team: Contact Liz

St. Catherine's Church is being used more than just on Sundays!  This is good news.

We are now looking for 3-4 people to offer one hour of your time, on a weekly basis, to tidy up.  This can be done anytime Thursday-Saturday.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Liz Skogerson at 775-400-6593 or email at

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:
  • Sleepers for boys or girls
  • Pants for boys or girls
  • Afghans or quilts for boys
  • Bibs for boys
  • Washcloths for boys
Monetary donations are always welco me, too, if you'd like us to shop for you 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. 

New mailing address for the church

We've moved our mailing address closer to home at the McCabe USPS branch:  P. O. Box 17831, Reno, NV 89511.
St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church |
 E-mail:  | Phone: 775-771-4168 
Physical address: 10435 Double R Blvd.  Reno, NV  89521
Mailing address:  PO Box 17831 Reno, NV  89511-1033