The First Sunday After Christmas
December 31, 2017

"We invite everyone to share communion around God's altar. 
We strive to be a welcoming and relevant Christian community doing what matters through prayer, worship, teaching, outreach, fellowship, and service.  
We will demonstrate the real life application of scripture, tradition, and
reason by providing a safe place to respond to each other's needs,   
hurts, joys, and interests." 
Resurrection Episcopal Church
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571


"The Episcopal Church in White County"

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In This Issue
Pastoral Care Corner
Music Notes
Christmas Pageant Pics
Cursillo Group News
Family Promise Hosting
First Day Hike: Dukes Creek Falls
Next Theology on Tap
Dinner & Concert
Sunday, December 31
Family Promise
8:15  Holy Eucharist II w/o music
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday, January 1
New Year's Day
Preschool Christmas Break
Family Promise
5:30 Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday, January 2
Preschool Christmas Break
Family Promise
10:00 Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Lunch @ Creekside Deli

January 3
Preschool Christmas Break
Family Promise
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, January 4
Family Promise
3:00 Daughters of the King Meeting

Friday, January 5
Family Promise
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous

Saturday, January 6
The Epiphany
Family Promise
December 31, 2017
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Psalm 147

Second Reading
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7

John 1:1-18

8:15 a.m.

Dennis Bergin

Katie Lynam

Ray Gregory

Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Shelby Scalia

Katelyn Boman
Bryce Boman

Shelby Scalia
Don Scalia

Michael Randall

Nancy LaForce

Larry Roland
Jennifer Smith

Jaymi Hampton
Michelle Boyce

Children's Chapel
Mallory Nonnemaker

Denise Dorsey
Community of Hope LEV
Mary Geidel

Dolores Chandler

Mallory Nonnemaker

Social Hour
Dottie Bardenwerper/ Nancy Phillips
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Chris Geidel

If you are unable to serve in your designated ministry, please find a replacement and then contact the church office with the change .
Resurrection  Cycle of  Prayer
12/31  Marty Welch, Diane Wiggins, David & Helen Wilkins, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra
1/1  Paul Abele, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, the Bell family
1/2  Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family, Denise Bobo
1/3  The Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon
1/4  Michelle Boyce, Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family
1/5  Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campbell

1/6  The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser
December 31- January 6
12/31 Nancy LaForce, Mallory Nonnemaker

1/1  Allene Kelley, Bob Lambdin, Nancy Lambdin

1/2 Hunter Bell

1/5 Emery Cash, Fiona Roberts

12/31 Howard & Sarah Bell

1/1 Dwayne & Christy Vandiver
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Wherever you are on your faith journey, may you discover God's spirit here at Resurrection. May you experience God's love and feel God's blessing as you participate in the life of the parish.
We will see you in church!
If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please contact the parish office, a member of the clergy, or a member of the vestry.  Please do not hesitate to let us know of any needs that arise.
Pastoral Care Corner

Donna Merritt has breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy .

Our Anthem This Sunday:

To God Be the Glory
A solo by Gretchen Kwatra

1 To God be the glory - great things He hath done!
So loved He the world that he gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the Life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, 
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory - great things He hath done!

2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To ev'ry believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. [Refrain]

3 Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son;
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. [Refrain]  
Christmas Pageant Pics
December 24, 2017
(Photo credit:  Candina Butcher)

Cursillo Group News

Family Promise Hosting
December 24, 2017-January 7, 2018

Resurrection will be hosting Family Promise the weeks of Christmas and New Year's.  There are currently three families in the program consisting of 5 adults and 7 children ranging in age from 5 years old to an infant.  The first week, we are allowing the moms to prepare a dinner of their choice.  One family is vegetarian.  I plan to purchase the groceries they request.  We will need volunteers as usual to host dinner and be overnight hosts during the first week.  The second week, we will only need overnight hosts.  The Family Promise Board will provide the meals that week.  

There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  If you have any questions, please call me at 706-348-2240.

Thank you for your continued support of Family Promise!

Cathy Parrish
First Day Hike:  Dukes Creek Falls
Monday, Jan 1, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA

Start your New Year's resolution off right with a guided hike to Dukes Creek Falls. The 2.3-mile moderate hike will make a pit stop at our primitive cabin. Warm yourself against the cold chill with a cup of hot cocoa. Still feeling adventurous? Then continue on 2 miles to Dukes Creek Falls. This cascading series of waterfalls is a sight to behold. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
People have been gathering in public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, doubt, and deep questions of meaning. Recently, many people are re-discovering the pub and tavern as a safe space to explore and express questions, learn from others, and engage with other traditions and perspective. Throughout time, profound insights have their origins paired with a pint. The pub is a space of freedom and a place to reflect on the technical layers of complexity in the drinks we imbibe and the philosophy and theology in which we share. 

Join us the second Tuesday of the month and bring your questions, curiosity, and readiness to engage and wrestle as we pursue the Divine in the seemingly least likely of places. 

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
The Rev. Stephen Hall, Priest Associate
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Dr. Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2018) - Formation
Dolores Chandler (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Chris Geidel (2019) - Administration
Jan Kay (2019) - Compassion
Michael Randall (2019) - Formation
Mike Dye (2020)
Christina Ernst (2020)
Ringo McCollum (2020)
John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection