Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost
October 14, 2018
"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
Microwave Oven Needed for Preschool
Altar Flowers
New Director of Youth Ministries
Meet Tracie Howell
Christian Formation
Music Notes
Preschool News
Great Helen Duck Race
Traveling Butterfly
Men's Fishing Trip Pics
Fall Festival
Women's Bible Study

Sunday, October 14
8:15 Holy Eucharist II w/o music 
9:30 Adult Christian Formation
9:30 Youth Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II 
12:00 Vestry Meeting

Monday, October 15
12:30 AA Meeting
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, October 16
10:00 Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Lunch @ Creekside Deli
6:30 Boy Scouts

October 17
10:00 Preschool Chapel
5:30 Choir Practice
6:00 ACTS Class
8:00 AA Meeting

October 18
6:00 Women's Bible Study

Friday, October 19
5:00 Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, October 20
4:00 Great Helen Duck Race
5:00 Kidd Wedding
October 14, 2018
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Psalm 22:1-15

Second Reading
Hebrews 4:12-16

Mark 10:17-31

8:15 a.m.

Steve Wydra

Katie Lynam

Ray Gregory

Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Nancy LaForce

John McClatchey
Jack Prince

Paul Kimball

Nancy Phillips

Pat Roland/Debbie Phillips

Ben Bolton
Jennifer Smith

Stephanie Bolton
Valarie Dye

Children's Chapel
Katie Hardy
Community of Hope LEV

Dolores Chandler

Doug Phillips
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Mike Dye

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
10/14  Curtis & Genie Hixon, Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnston family, Peg Jones, Jan Kay & Kelly Smith
10/15  Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling
10/16  The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
10/17  Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll
10/18  The Ledford family, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey
10/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family

10/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, John & Mahalious Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan
October 14-20
10/14  Steve Wydra

10/16 Lori Kimsey, Charlie Steele

10/19 Sandy Bergin

10/20 Joyce Campbell, David Wilkins

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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

Michael Randall is now undergoing chemo therapy.
(Small) Microwave Oven Needed for the Preschool!

The Preschool is in need of a microwave oven to heat lunches since the one they had started smoking and had to be thrown away.  If you have a microwave oven you would like to donate, please contact Sonya Chesser (706) 865-9682 or the church office (706) 865-9680.

Your generosity will be greatly appreciated!

Introducing Our New Director of Youth Ministries:
Tracie Howell

Dear Resurrection,

Joe Cash, Michael Randall, Sophie Alexander, and I are pleased to announce that Tracie Howell is now our new Director of Youth Ministries for middle and high school youth.

We all are very excited about this new ministry for our parish family, and we are ready to get started. We plan to offer youth group meetings two Sundays a month after church beginning in November. Tracie, Sophie, and I have already met and began creating a schedule for the rest of the school year.

Your full support is critical to the quality and success of this new Christian program for our youth. We also need your input. We will have a parents and youth meeting Sunday, November 4th after the 10:30 service to begin this new ministry. This meeting will be a joint parent/youth meeting and will be an opportunity to meet Tracie and give her your support.

Please pray for this new ministry. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Father Scott +  
Meet Tracie Howell
New Director of Youth Ministries

As my family and I took root in White County in 1996, little did I know God had big plans for me which did not co-exist with my well-thought- out career choice. In 1998, I was called to youth ministry and shared 16 wonderful years with many amazing children, youth and adults who taught me to be a better person each day. 

My ministry with children and youth started with First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, and then continued with 8 years at Cleveland United Methodist church. I wrote articles for the White County newspaper and served as an advisor for FCA with White County Schools. I attended Truett McConnell College studying the Baptist ways, and a year at Columbia Theological Seminary where I earned my Youth Ministry Certificate.  Yes, I consider myself a multi-denominational thinker.  All of this has made me very aware of the backgrounds many have experienced and helped me to be able to reach out to the lost and undecided young people trying to find their place in this world.

After going non-stop for so many years. I took a sabbatical and started a new journey working in Medicare and medical insurance. I was content with the normal routine of working a 9 to 5 job, but I felt a little unsettled and I knew that God had other plans for me.  Several phone calls came my way to return to youth ministry. I knew I was being called upon and was unsure at first where I would go. Once I talked to Father Scott, I knew it was time to take God's call and not let it roll to voicemail anymore. 

I am looking forward to starting again and serving in this ministry chapter of my life with the youth of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.  I am so excited to see where God leads us all as a youth group and church family. 
Feeling blessed,
Tracie Howell
Christian Formation
We will be exploring topics of belief in the distinctly Anglican lens. Whether you are new to the Episcopal Church, looking to participate in confirmation, or have been attending for years, come Sundays at 9:30 in the parish hall for thoughtful conversation on the following topics facilitated by various members: 

Week 1
September 9
A Renewed Emphasis on Spiritual Formation
Week 2
September 16
A Sacramental Foundation/What is the Church?
Week 3
September 23
Embracing Spiritual Experience
Week 4
September 30
Balance & Tension:  Individual & Community

October 7
Week 5
October 14
Exploring the Bible:  The Search for Truth
Week 6
October 21
Cultivating a Heart of Worship
Week 7
October 28
Cultivating a Practice of Faith

November 4
Week 8
November 11
Exploring the Prayer Book:  What Is It?
Week 9
November 18
Exploring the Prayer Book:  How Do We Use It?

December 9
Confirmation @ Cathedral of St. Phillip

This Sunday's Anthem:

Because He Lives
Gloria & William I. Gaither 

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to victory,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

Listen:  Because He Lives

Preschool News 

Thank you, Ms. Suzanne, for reading to our students.

Traveling Butterfly
The Geidels in Spokane,Washington, with daughter, Lisa, and Sarah.  
Sarah is proudly wearing her St. Francis medal.

Men's Fishing Trip Pics
October 4-7, 2018
Shell Island Fish Camp, St. Mark's, Florida

If you would like to volunteer to help, please follow this link:   Fall Festival Signup.
Women's Bible Study
1st & 3rd Thursdays
6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting:  October 18, 2018
The Women's Bible Study group is beginning a new study -   
Jesus Calling:  Putting Jesus First - at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the church.  Books will be provided, but bring your Bible!

All are welcome!  
If you have any questions, please contact Jane Mitchell 
at 706-319-6921 or
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
The Rev. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Tracie Howell, Director of Youth Ministries
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Dr. Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2018) - Formation
Dolores Chandler (2018) - Compassion
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Vacant (2019) - Administration
Jan Kay, Junior Warden (2019) - Compassion
Michael Randall (2019) - Formation
Mike Dye (2020) - Administration
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum (2020) - Participation
Sophie Alexander (Youth Rep) - Formation
John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Larry Holbrook, Co-Treasurer
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection