Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
February 2, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
February 4: 
      Epiphany 5

Vestry Member of Day:
   Phyllis Holland

Coffee Host:

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan Dear
Usher - Max Bontrager

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Walton Carter, Joe
Lay Readers  - Joe Tomberlin, Walton
   Carter, David Sandbach
Acolytes - J.D. Greneker, Rena Nelson,
   John Nelson
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter

6:00 p.m., Vespers


First Lesson - Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm - 147:1-12, 21c
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Gospel - Mark 1:29-39

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
   6:00 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
  7:00 a.m. 
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
church office (229) 242-5115
Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115

Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper  
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Millie Johnson
Director of Children's Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Angela Duncan, Music Director
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Office hours: Monday - Thursday
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Weekend with Paul Zahl
February 3 and 4, 2018
We are excited to welcome the Very Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl to Christ Church on February 3rd and 4th. Paul Zahl is a retired Episcopal minister who last served as Rector of All Saints, Chevy Chase, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C..  

Paul received his A.B. from Harvard, his M.Phil. from the University of Nottingham (U.K.), and his doctorate in theology from the University of Tuebingen in Germany.  He has served parishes in Silver Spring, MD; New York City; Westchester County (NY); Charleston, S.C.; and was Dean of Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL.  He was also Dean/President of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA.  He is the author of ten books, his favorite of which is "Grace in Practice" (Eerdmans, 2007).  Paul is married to Mary Cappleman Zahl, a professional garden designer.  Paul and Mary have three grown sons, all of whom are in full-time Christian ministry; and seven grand-children.

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday morning, Feb 3, 9:00-10:30 Coffee gathering with Paul Zahl in Parish Hall-teaching topic: "Grace Filled Relationships" (free childcare in Gabard building)


Saturday evening, Feb 3, 6:00PM until whenever...Open House at rectory with Paul Zahl (free childcare in Gabard building)


Sunday morning, Feb 4, Paul Zahl preaching at 8:00 and 10:00 services, and teaching adult Sunday School after the 10:00 service.

Birthday Prayer
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of February to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer. 
Friday Bible Study
Friday, February 9, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on February 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday Services will be held on February 14, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) and 6:00 p.m.
Foyer Groups
Foyer Groups are being formed and will be starting up soon. For newcomers, or anyone not familiar with Foyer Groups - it is like a supper club.  The groups will meet every other month (six times a year) in a different member's home, or a restaurant, or even the parish hall.  This is a great way for newcomers to meet fellow parishioners, and for all to meet those who attend services at other times.  It is open to singles and couples, young and old (adults only).  Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Tammy Borders. 
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Stitchers of Love will meet this Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  You do not have to know how to knit or crochet, we have plenty of teachers. All are welcome.
May 3: DR Dinner and Auction
GO team now has 11 missioners
Save the date May 3rd for the DR Dinner and Auction, our primary fundraiser for Dominican Episcopal school scholarships and team projects. The DR Dinner and Auction will be held Thursday, May 3rd, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Cotton Corner in downtown Valdosta. Watch for more information coming soon. For an album of photographs from the 2017 dinner and auction, click here.

The 2018 "Go Team" now has 11 missioners, with a possible 12th making a decision soon. Team leaders Julia and Julius Ariail will be in the Dominican Republic February 6-13 to plan for this year's projects and to represent Bishop Benhase at the annual convention of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic and the meeting of the board of directors of the Dominican Development Group , an organization with representatives from all of the Episcopal dioceses that support mission teams in the Dominican Republic. For more information on our mission trip ministry, click here.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from DOK Service of Admission,  New Year's Day Picnic, Christmas 11:00 ServiceChildren's Christmas Service are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
February 3 - February 9
3 Dori Carter   
4 Pepper Croft, Jane Peeples
6 Angela Duncan, Bonnie Hanson
7 Owen Coggins, Greg Prine, Fred Quinn
8 Louise Norris Kirkland, Bobbie Warren
9 Andy Drazdowski  
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 3 - February 9
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 3 - February 9
None this week

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Thaddeus Agar, Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, William Holloway, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Eric Jones, Jerriann Levy, the Rt. Rev. Henry Louttit, Jr., Brooks Lovelace, George Mellors, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Keri Mock, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Della Richards, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Maggie Roberts, Reva Rollins, Lydia Sage, Jack Spencer, Skip Stouffer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Mae Warren, Mike Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta