September 22, 2016

From Your Priest Associate

At 4 PM Saturday September 24  Marc Antonio Cázarez Godoy will be baptized at St Catherine’s. A reception will follow at the Nehalem Fire Hall. 

Baptism is a special time in our life as a Christian Community. It is a time of welcome and affirmation and promise of support for all who come seeking this rite. We recognize this child of God as a full member of our community and promise to support him in his life in Christ. God entrusts us to offer Marc Antonio the knowledge that he is beloved by the One who created the universe. The Prayer Book (BCP) offers us a time to remember our own Baptism and the vows that were made as we celebrate Marc Antonio’s.

From the BCP:

Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy
and wonder in all your works. Amen.

One of the blessings of baptizing children is their gift to us of “joy and wonder in all God’s works.” As they come into our midst and grow in faith – they bring new eyes to things that may have grown old for us.

Please come at 4:00 PM at St Catherine’s for the Baptism to lend your support to the Cázarez family at this time and join the reception at the old Fire Hall in Nehalem.


Fall Study Program:
Journey to Your Creative Heart

This week the class begins with ideas for getting the most out of our study. Read the chapter “Setting Out” and reflect on the activities the author suggests. Choose what will best support the journey of your creative heart. As the weeks go by explore your own creativity– this is not about producing “art” but to give yourself permission to use these expressions in your own way. Let’s go!

Thursdays at 4:00 PM
Fall Study Program

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

Thursday, Sept. 22
Setting Out

Thursday, Sept. 29
The Kingdom of Story

Thursday, Oct 6
The Kingdom of Sight

Thursday, Oct 13
The Kingdom of Sound

Thursday Oct 20
The Kingdom of Attitude

Thursday Oct 27
The Kingdom of Relationship

Thursday Nov 10
The Kingdom of Spirituality

Thursday Nov 17
The Kingdom of Possibility

Thursday Dec 1
Breaking Camp

Godly Play resumes October 9 

At 6 PM on Sunday October 9 Godly Play resumes for children during the evening service. Godly Play teaches the stories of our faith to children and gives them words for the faith they already experience. Janet Robinson leads by telling the story using items for the “story box” and the children respond to questions that begin with wondering about what they have heard. Read more here.

The first session will be “Creation.” Watch it here.

Invite the children you know and worship while they learn.


Don’t forget to save these coupons for
Nehalem Grade School
All General Mills products, Kleenex,
watch for them.
Cut them neatly.

Check shelf in church office. Buy a book, support
St Catherine’s ministries.