October 6, 2016

From the Vicar 

Blessing of Our
Animal Companions

Sunday, October 9 at 6 PMwe will celebrate St Francis and have a time of blessing for our four legged, winged and finned friends and recognizing what a blessing they are in our lives. The service will be bilingual in English and Spanish. Invite your neighbors to bring their “pals.”

There will be Godly Play for children 3 and up.

Godly Play Sunday October 9 at 6 PM

Come and hear the story of the gifts of CREATION. Then work with art materials and other interesting activities to express your ideas about the story and you. 

For children of all ages from age 3 up.

Sunday, Oct 8th, during the 6 pm evening bilingual service. Story told in English.

Janet Robinson

Our Backpack Project

Sharon and l met with Rose last Friday to pack and distribute the weekend food parcels .  We will do that once monthly through December then we might split and cover twice monthly. Once we really know the ropes we could train someone else who has time and the desire to roam the school hallways and find the backpacks that need food packages.  In the meantime Sharon and I are a good team!

We are also looking into being part of the Food Roots program that the Food Corps member Amy Staats is organizing. The program develops school gardens to produce fresh vegetables to add to the need for food security.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Click here to write to me.


Ice Cream Social to Thank You

Congregational Care invites you to an ice cream social after the 9:30 service on Sunday, October 16th. We will celebrate the gift of caring. If you’ve  prayed for someone in our church community, called or visited a member at home, prepared and delivered a meal, given a ride, sent a birthday card, or taken home communion to a person unable to come to church. It takes all of us — we thank you for sharing God’s love.

Phyllis Mannan
Congregational Care Coordinator

October Meetings

Saturday October 8 9:30 AM Mission Committee

Saturday October 15 9:30 AM Audit Committee

Sunday October 16 after 9:30 AM service Bishop’s Advisory Committee BAC (Parish Council)

Fall Study Program:
Journey to Your Creative Heart

Thursdays at 4:00 PM

The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart 
by Julia Cameron

October 6  
The Kingdom of Sight:
Taking time to really see the world and ourselves. “Merely looking at the world around us is immensely different from seeing it.”

You are welcome to attend even if you have not read the book or come before. Jan Tarr and Ann+ will facilitate this session

Convention Basket Raffle

Diocesan Convention is fast approaching, and so is the Commission on Poverty and Homelessness’ Annual Basket Raffle! St. Catherine’s has always participated with a basket for the raffle.

This is one of two major fundraisers for the Commission which supports programs to create support and community with those experiencing poverty or homelessness.

Would you like to take on this opportunity to organize our basket? Pick a theme — ask members to seek donations from merchants or buy something for the basket. Let Patricia+ or Ann+ know that you want to spearhead this project!

Episcopal Relief and Development and
Help for Hurricane Victims

To help those who are suffering from Hurricane Matthew donate to the Hurricane Matthew Response Fund so we can respond swiftly to help devastated communities in the Caribbean, including Haiti, and in the Southeastern United States. In the aftermath of this storm, your gift will provide critical assistance and emergency supplies to support people as they recover and rebuild.  Click Here 



4:00 PM

Fall Study Program
The Vein of Gold:
A Journey to Your Creative Heart
This week:
The Kingdom of Sight facilitated by Jan Tarr

7:00 PM AA Sunday

Sunday October 9 at 6 PM

Thanks to Cindy, Sue, and Jean Yennello and to Betty Powers for setting up a lovely reception for Jean Smiset Memorial

Bring your friend to church Sunday at 6 PM

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