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.

Today, May 5: Nature walk, meet at 10 am at Starbucks at 18250 Wedge Pwky (see article)

Today, May 5: Cathedral Course on Congregational Vitality, Trinity Cathedral, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

May 6: Baby Bundles, 9:00 and 11:00 am

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

May 14: Joint Parish Refugee Meeting, Trinity Cathedral, 5:00 pm

May 20: Pentecost Sunday (wear red!)

May 27: Joint Parish Picnic, Snowflake Pavilion, Idlewild Park, 12:30 to 3:00 pm


August 18: St. Catherine's Fun Day and BBQ at Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, starting at 9 am

Our Current Vestry Members are:

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

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.
May  2018
St. Catherine

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

I want to say a few things to you about stewardship.  "But, it's not November," you say!  I want to talk with you about a different kind of stewardship, and that's the stewardship of the miraculous body God gave us.  We are each created in the image of God and have been given a body to care for as we walk this life.  How well we take care of that body has huge implications.  If we put into our bodies things which are harmful to us, if we neglect such things as a good night's sleep, if we don't get enough exercise, we deprive ourselves of the healthy life that God would have us live.  We deprive ourselves of the spirited energy we need to do God's work in the world. 

As we enter this lovely time of year of warmer weather and sunshine, I find myself wanting to be out in that sunshine enjoying it.  For some that might mean planting a garden.  Because I have a brown thumb and a racing Saluki hound, a garden sounds like a no-win situation.  I prefer to walk, and so does the dog.  What do you enjoy doing that will keep you moving?  Take advantage of the warmer weather and get out there and do something that you enjoy that will help keep your body healthy.  And, don't forget the sunblock!

Laurie +
The Rev. Laurie Chappelle
Join Our Group Walk Today

Please join us for our first St. Catherine's walk of 2018 on Saturday, May 5.

This is a chance to see some of the local countryside and get some exercise with St. Catherine's.  The weather in early May should be great, not too hot and not too cold, but just right.

We will meet at the Starbucks adjacent to the Raley's on Mount Rose Highway (18250 Wedge Parkway) at 10:00 a.m.   We'ill probably walk 2-4 miles, but it will depend on who joins us and how far they want to walk.  All are welcome (including any 4-pawed friends that you want to bring). 

Please remember to bring water or something else to drink.  We hope to see you on May 5.   If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Dickinson (

Joint Northwest District Episcopal Picnic

The third annual Joint Episcopal Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, May 27 (Trinity Sunday!) at 12:30 p.m. at the Snowflake Pavilion in Idlewild Park.

St. Peter's, St. Patrick's and St. John's in the Wilderness will be joining the Reno/Sparks parishes. This is a great way to get to know other Episcopalians in the area, so let's all join in the fun. There is a sign-up sheet on the greeters' table so that we can give a count to Trinity.  They are supplying burgers, hotdogs, the fixings, and bottled water.  If you would like to bring a cold beverage, you are welcome to do so.  Trinity has purchased a permit to allow the consumption of beer.  You are asked to bring side dishes, desserts, your own beverages, lawn chairs, and lawn games to share.

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.
  • Boys' hats
  • Boys' bibs 
  • Boys' onesies
  • Girls' hats
  • Girls' socks
  • Diaper wipes
Any help with these items would be greatly appreciated. We still have enough diapers. Clothing should be between 0-6 months.   Monetary donations are always welcome, too. God Bless! 

Questions? Contact Susan Lombardi at 329-2044 or Ann Crase at 356-1155.
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 .   To participate, please call Ginny Nelson at 775-750-8776 or 775-432-1179.

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