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, Shelby, Rick, Margi, Glenn, Butch, Maggie, Georgia, Ed, Patty, Iris, Barbara, 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.

June 3: Baby Bundles donation collection, 9:00 and 11:00 am.

June 13: Vestry Meeting, St. Catherine's, 5:15 pm (all are welcome)

June 17: Happy Fathers' Day!


August 18: St. Catherine's Fun Day and BBQ at Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, starting at 9 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the front counter at church for your RSVP.

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

Quilting & Sewing Group (Children's Flannel Blankets &
Lap Quilts for Seniors)
Contact Carol Dyer:

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


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
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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.
June 2018
St. Catherine

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

During these past two weeks, we've celebrated two feasts of the Church -- Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and sent them out in a gust of wind to spread the Good News, and Trinity Sunday, the day that celebrates the theological understanding that God is three in one -- Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier.  If you weren't with us, we missed you.  You see, it's community that makes the church happen.  It's walking the journey together that supports and grows each of us.  We're all in this together... being Christ's Body in the world today!

The Sundays after Trinity Sunday starting this week are marked as "Ordinary Time."  This doesn't mean "ordinary" in the sense of mundane or trivial.  The term "ordinary," in this case, comes from the same root as the word ordinal, which is counting.  It's called "ordinary" because each Sunday is counted as a Sunday after Pentecost.  The same is true after the Epiphany, when we also enter "Ordinary Time" to count the Sundays after Epiphany.  These seasons are marked by a change in the seasonal color to green.  I find this particularly symbolic because these are seasons of growth.  After the introspective time of Advent and the great celebrations of Christmas and Epiphany, we enter into a time of growth as we contemplate what we've just experienced.  After the penitential season of Lent and the great celebrations of Easter, the Ascension and Pentecost, we enter into a time of growth as we let the import of these events in Jesus' life settle in.

For almost six months we'll be in this "green" season of growth.  This year we'll be following the readings for Year B, reading from the Gospel of Mark.  This is a time to contemplate Jesus' teaching, his healing and his ministry among the people.  This is a time of growth as we follow Jesus and learn how to "walk the walk" and "talk the talk."  

What is the dream Jesus would have us grow into?  This is the season to explore and fulfill that.  How will we grow in Christ together?

Christ's Peace,

Laurie +
The Rev. Laurie Chappelle
God Bless Rev. Laurie's Vacation

Rev. Laurie will be on vacation for the next three weeks.  During that time, the Revs. Bob Swope and Tom Blake will be present to preside and preach.  Please welcome them, and enjoy the opportunity to hear their fresh perspectives as they open up the Word.

'Deacon Dispatch': on Welcoming New Refugee Families

By Rev. Sharon Dalrymple

Greetings, my brothers and sisters!   And speaking of greetings, I was fortunate enough to make it to the airport at midnight last week to greet two new families.  It was a wonderful and heartwarming experience to see the mother with 6 children (3 of them triplets) and her sister with her 4 children (2 of them twins) reunited with a family that they had grown close to in the refugee camps in Palestine some time ago.  That family was fortunate to have been able to come to the U.S. a year ago, so I am sure that they will be available to show these two new families "the ropes."  I am also quite certain that seeing those familiar faces went a long way toward relieving some fears our new arrivals might have had about being on their own in a strange country, knowing little or no English and wondering if they would, in fact, be welcome in America.

I was also excited to hear the children in these families speaking some English, so hopefully the language barrier will not remain an ongoing issue for a long time.  I know that Peggy Manes (St. Catherine's representative to the Episcopal Consortium here in Reno), along with other St. Catherine's volunteers, had spent the day getting the sisters' homes set up.  Thanks to all who contributed food and other items to furnish the new families' dwellings.  

So, these families are on their way to a new beginning.  We have been called by Jesus to love one another as God loves us, and I believe in helping these families who have endured so much, we are doing just that!  Blessings...

Honor Someone with Sanctuary Flowers

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.

So far no one has signed up for any of our Sundays in June, so if you'd like to honor someone on the 10th, 17th or 24th, please put your name on the sign-up sheet. A check for the cost can be dropped into the collection plate any Sunday with "Flowers" in the memo line. Thank you!

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:

  • Boys' hats
  • Boys' onesies
  • Bibs, for boys & girls
  • Receiving blankets, for boys & girls
  • Girls' hats
  • Girls' socks
  • Diaper wipes
Clothing should be size 0-6 months.  We still have enough diapers, thanks to Linda Rosenthal of St. Catherine's.   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.
St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church |
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10435 Double R Blvd.  Reno, NV 89521