Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost
November 19, 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
Women's Bible Study
Altar Flowers
Music Notes
Inda Allen Scholarship Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Preschool News
Angel Tree
Holy Smoke Butt-erflies
Annual Council Delegates
Katelyn Boman's Winning Essay
New Treasurer Needed
Add Your Voice to the Choir
Family Promise 5K & Fun Run
WRECs' Christmas Party

Sunday, November 19
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30  Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Vestry Meeting
6:00 Inda Allen Scholarship Dinner

Monday, November 20
Preschool Closed
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday, November 21
Preschool Closed
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Village Market
6:30 Boy Scouts

November 22
Preschool Closed
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day
Preschool Closed

Friday, November 24
Preschool Closed
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
November 19, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Judges 4:1-7

Psalm 123

Second Reading
 2 P
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The Gospel
Matthew 25:14-30
8:15 pm

Dave Maier

Fonda Dodd

Jane Maier

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Reagan Brode

Katelyn Boman
Bryce Boman

Helen Wilkins
Deb Kroll

Paul Kimball

Nancy LaForce

Helen Wilkins
David Wilkins

Pat Roland
Larry Roland

Children's Chapel
Holly Brode

Pat Roland/Nancy Lambdin
Community of Hope LEV
Joanna Moylan

Gretchen Kwatra

Paul Kimball

Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Linda Perry

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
11/19 Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family
11/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family
11/21  Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara & Will Overton
11/22  Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
11/23  Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollitt, Perry & Carol Prescott
11/24  Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen

11/25  Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, Herb & Nancy Rish, the Roberts family
November 19-25
11/24 Shelby Scalia

11/25  Howard Ebert, Perry Prescott

11/22 Will & Barbara Overton
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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

Jill Hazen had a second  cataracts  surgery this week.

Donna Merritt has breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Women's Bible Study
Thursday, November 16, 2017
         6:00 p.m.

The Women's Bible Study group will meet on Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m.  The subject is  Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God by Sybil MacBeth.  This session will be devoted to making Advent Calendars.

All ladies are invited to the meetings!

Our Anthem This Sunday:

Sign Me Up
by Kevin Yancy & Jerome Metcalf
Arr. by Jim Engebretson

Sign me up for the Christian jubilee,
write my name on the roll.
I've been changed since the Lord has lifted me,
I want to be ready when Jesus comes.

Verse 1:
When Jesus comes, oh the trumpet will sound loud.
When my Savior comes, all the saints in Christ shall rise.
Oh, I'm glad I've been changed since He lifted me,
I want to be ready when Jesus comes.

Our Communion Song This Sunday:

His Eye is on the Sparrow
A solo by Larry Holbrook

  1. Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
    Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav'n and home,
    When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
    • Refrain:
      I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free,
      For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
  2. "Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear,
    And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
    Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
  3. Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
    When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
    I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Inda Allen Scholarship Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sautee Nacoochee Center Community Hall

The annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration/potluck and fundraiser for the Inda Allen Scholarship Fund will be on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sautee Nacoochee Center Community Hall .   The event is hosted by Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, Nacoochee Methodist Church and The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, who will provide the turkey and ham.  Please bring a dish to share.

Inda was a beautiful role model and scholar who died of a blood clot when she was 17.  These scholarships help local African-American students pursue an education.

Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy a delicious meal, fellowship and entertainment.  
                     Preschool News
Preschool Thanksgiving Dinner
Please take advantage of an opportunity to show your compassion this Christmas by adopting an angel from the Resurrection Angel Tree which will support the White County White Christmas drive. You can help a less fortunate child from our community have a brighter holiday.

Angels will be available for adoption in the narthex on November 19 and November 26 after both services.  Gifts must be brought to the church  no later than December 3 .

For additional information, please contact 
Paul or Cynthia Kimball at 706-878-1831. 
Holy Smoke Butt-erflies at Annual Council
November 10, 2017

Annual Council Delegates
November 10, 2017

Perspectives On Attending the 111th Annual Council
by Linda Perry and Mary Geidel

Linda Perry 
It was an honor to represent the Parish at this year's Annual Council, and honestly, not the chore I had anticipated. The  Fir st Baptist Church of Gainesville, where the meeting was held, is a beautiful facility with a fantastic Pastor who couldn't have been more welcoming. Who would have known that at least 1/3 of the attending delegates had a Baptist background before becoming Episcopalians!

It was simply awesome to assist in the church's work, which this year included splitting our present Convocation into the Oconee and Georgia Mountain Convocations, and passing the resolution to "Welcome home" the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement in Cuba; plus so much more.

I enjoyed making new friends, and seeing old ones from various parishes in the Diocese.  By far the most moving experience for me was watching the Diocesan youth lead our Saturday morning worship and participating in council. I was especially touched by Georgia Mountain's own Perry Gresham from Grace Calvary Church and Tallulah Falls School, who addressed the 500 plus delegates with the grace and ease of an experienced speaker.  I knew Perry when she was just a shy little girl sitting in the pew of Grace Calvary with her family.

The youth in particular, and the Diocesan Council experience in general, gave me hope and optimism for the future of the Episcopal Church, and this country.  Little by little, churches are doing good work in this world, despite what we see in the news. As illustrated by our youth, there is enthusiasm to do so much more if we follow their lead. If you get the opportunity to be a Council Delegate, take it.  It is not a chore, rather, a wonderful way to experience God working thru our hands.

Yours in Christ,
Linda Amidon Perry

Mary Geidel
The 111th Council of the Diocese of Atlanta was held in Gainesville on November 10th and 11th. Council opened with worship at First Baptist church with Bishop Wright and Bishop Daniel Gutierrez of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. We were reminded of our challenge to ourselves and to the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately and grow spiritually.

The Northeast Georgia Convocation hosted this year's council. But instead of one convocation, we are now two; the Oconee Convocation with churches in parishes Athens and southward, and the Georgia Mountains Convocation which includes Resurrection, Camp Mikell, St. Matthias, St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Gabriel, St. Clare, Grace, Grace-Calvary, and the worshiping community at Alto State Prison for Women.

One lay person and one clergy member from each convocation were recognized with a Bishops cross for their work that embodied our challenge statement. Recipients form the Georgia Mountain Convocation are the Very Reverend Mary Demmler of St. James and John Andrews of Grace-Calvary.

Worship Saturday morning was led by the EYC with singing, scripture and an address. Two resolutions were passed, one asking the legislature not recommend quarantining those with HIV/Aids and the other asking parishes to consider posting state of Georgia regulations dealing with reporting sex trafficking and including contact information.

Six teams from different churches competed in a barbecue cook-off.

Your delegates to council came away with the sense that the Diocese of Atlanta is living into the challenge to " Love like Jesus..."

Mary Geidel
Congratulations to Katelyn Boman on her winning Veteran's Day essay
November 12, 2017

Larry Holbrook is retiring as Treasurer after many years of valuable service.  If you are good with numbers and QuickBooks and would be interested in volunteering for this very important position, please contact Fr. Scott.

Please consider adding your voice to the choir during the upcoming Advent and Christmas Seasons.  We will begin rehearsing music for these special seasons soon!  Choir practice is on Wednesday nights from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.  
You will be blessed!
Family Promise HOME for the Holidays 5K & Fun Run
Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dash your way through Piedmont College and downtown Demorest 
to help ensure that every child has a home this holiday season!
The 1st Annual Family Promise Home for the Holidays 5K & Fun Run will be held on Saturday, December 2 to raise money and awareness to support Family Promise of White & Habersham. The road race is for people of all ages. Awards will be given in various categories.

Family Promise of White & Habersham is a non-profit organization designed to assist children and their families experiencing economic hardship and crisis. Our mission at Family Promise is to mobilize community agencies and resources to help low-income families - families living in their cars, motels, campers and tents, and/ or double-occupancy - establish and sustain employment, transportation, affordable housing, and ultimately a sense of independence.

Family Promise supports children and their families in White, Habersham, and other surrounding counties across Northeast Georgia.  

For more information or to sign up, follow this link:   HOME for the Holidays 5K & Fun Run.

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
(Searching) Administrative Assistant
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry, Junior Warden (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
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
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection