Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
January 12, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 14: 
      Epiphany 2

Vestry Member of Day:
   Marvin Dickey

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt

Altar Guild:
   Team 2

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 - Julia Ariail,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  - Emily Rogers, Jane
   Kinney, Clinton Beeland
Acolytes - J.D. Greneker, Molly
   Stevenson, Paul Stevenson
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath


First Lesson - 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Psalm - 139:1-5, 12-17
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel - John 1:43-51

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.
Message from the Rector
Annual Report
On January 8, 2018 Christ Church held its Annual Meeting and Vestry Elections.  Father Dave has made his Annual Report available here
2018 Summary Budget
The Vestry has approved the 2018 Budget.  You will find a summary of the 2018 Budget here
Friday Bible Study
Friday, January 19, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will resume on January 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Revival "Fearless Faith, Boundless Love" 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Honey Creek 
Revival for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will share his message of love and renewal.  Christ Church will be chartering a bus for 48 people which will leave Christ Church at 9:30 a.m.  If you would like to attend the Revival and be on the Charter Bus, please register with the Diocese here and then contact the Church Office for a spot on the bus. 
DR Mission Trip 2018: Plan B
Trip is June 23-30, 2018
We now have eight people who have signed up for the 2018 mission trip "Go Team," one more than last week. Only seven people had signed up for the 2018 mission trip by the December 31 deadline, and that means that we did not qualify for a group flight ticket. In order to minimize costs, we will be starting the trip in Atlanta rather than in Valdosta since the cost of flying from Valdosta has almost doubled since June 2017. The new signup deadline is January 31, and cannot be extended beyond that date since we need to proceed in early February to work with our Dominican hosts to make decisions on the projects we will undertake and then determine a budget for those projects. Projects we cannot undertake may be assigned to other mission teams working in El Pedregal in 2018.

We have been monitoring the flight costs from Atlanta, and on January 10 the round-trip cost jumped from $640 to $700.This morning, the price dropped back to $640. Go figure, as they say.... 

If you are interested in becoming a missioner on the 2018 team, contact Julia and Julius Ariail [(229) 563-0209,] and  discuss your participation with them. Once you are accepted on the team, then you can proceed to send in your $100 deposit on the in-coumtry costs and purchase your flight ticket before the price increases yet again. 

For more information and instructions on flight ticket purchases and deposits, check the planning page here.

Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from New Year's Day Picnic, Christmas 11:00 ServiceChildren's Christmas ServiceDecorating for ChristmasOpen House at Rectory, Children's Christmas Party, and Christmas Pageant are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
January 13 - January 19
13 Shayla Bajalia, Matthew Black, Joshua Hanson    
14 Richard Coleman, Peggy Mellors
15 Kathy Armstrong       
16 Dot Gatchell, Joe Singletary, Holly Querin         
17 Mimi Allen           
19 Laura Copeland    
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 13 - January 19
13 Nathaniel Balanis 
14 Lindsey Wisenbaker    
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 13 - January 19
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, Nancy Lutsko, Bobbie Ann Mitchell,  Henry and Sarah Parrish, Della Richards, Debbie Richardson,  Jane Rigby, Maggie Roberts, Reva Rollins, Lydia Sage, Jack Spencer, Skip Stouffer, Kathie Stevenson, Mike Tanner, 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