The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 13, 2020
"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
2020 Annual Giving
2020 Family Promise Duck Race
Zoom Meeting Links
Zoom Morning Prayer
Mark Your Calendar
St. Michael's Day
Women's Bible Study
Christian Formation
Book Study With the Rector
Prayers of the People
Eucharist and the Teachings on Mary

Sunday, September 13
Video worship emailed
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Live Zoom Morning Prayer

Tuesday, September 15
10:00 Exercise Class

September 16
6:30 Anti-racist Book Study
7:00 AA Meeting
8:00 Compline

Thursday, September 17
5:00 Women's Bible Study
7:30 Youth Group

Friday, September 18
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
September 13, 2020
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Exodus 14:19-31

Psalm 114

Second Lesson
Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35
8:15 a.m.

Suspended Until Further Notice

10:30 a.m.

Suspended Until Further Notice
Resurrection Cycle of Prayer
9/13 Chuck & Jaymi Hampton, the Hardy family, Bently & Christy Harris, Jackie Hayes, the Haynes family

9/14 Jill Hazen, Curtis & Genie Hixon, Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnson family, the Johnston family
9/15 Wallace Joslyn & Barbara Camp, Jan Kay & Kelly Smith, Scott & Patty Kidd, JM Kidd, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling
9/16 Paul & Cynthia Kimball, the Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family
9/17 Richard & June Krise, Bob & Deb Kroll, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob Lambdin

9/18 The Ledford family, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey

9/19 Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger
9/13 Andy Gilbert, Lyndsey Roberts

9/15 Elizabeth Cochran, Juli Mitchell

9/18 Kate Koeppel

9/13 Ben & Stephanie Bolton

9/15 Mark & Marijo Diffenbacher, Scott & Patty Kidd

9/17 Robert & Melissa Boman

9/19 Roy & Bernadine Brogdon
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Welcome to the latest edition of our eNewsletter.
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. 
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

Twelve parish members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Pray for all of our sisters and brothers who are dealing with the challenging consequences of this pandemic.

Thank you for being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. What a blessing and honor to be stewards of what God has given to us! Thank you for supporting our ministry and mission at Resurrection and allowing Resurrection members to be beacons of light in our parish and out in the community.  No matter what amount you give to Resurrection, your gift makes a difference in the ministry and mission we do. As part of your spiritual discipline, we hope you will make sure to joyfully make your offering so we can continue to shine our light in the parish and in our community. 

Follow this link to make your tithe or offering online:  Make your tithe or make an offering

Thank you for being a blessing!

Zoom Meeting Links

All Resurrection Zoom links can now be found in one place. 
Simply go to Resurrection's website to find the link and join the fun! 

  • Thursday, September 24th, 7:00 pm - The Cathedral Book Store's weekly Zoom series "Conversations With Our Priests." The Rev. Ben R. Wells of St. Francis Macon and The Rev. Scott Kidd of Church of the Resurrection Sautee. Discussion Topic: "Theology and Food During the Pandemic."
  • Tuesday, September 29th, 10:00 am - St. Michael's Day "Respect for Law Enforcement Day." A blessing, lunch, and gifts provided for all White County, Cleveland, and Helen law enforcement personnel. Details to follow.
  • Sunday, October 4th, 2:00-4:00 pm - St. Francis Blessing of the Animals. Details to follow.

Starting in September, we will begin meeting on Zoom from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays to continue our studies of the Old Testament.  We will be in the book of 1st Samuel.

All ladies are invited to join us!

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Dorsey at or (706) 969-0514.

Book Study With Father Scott

People of good will who desire to challenge and educate themselves are invited to join in a weekly Zoom book study on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The book is the #1 New York Times Bestseller How to Be an Antiracist by award winning author Ibram X. Kendi. The book may be purchased on Amazon. A link to the meeting can be found on Resurrection's Web site,  

September 13, 2020
By: Patti Petit

Most Holy God, time is one of your most precious gifts. Help us and these for whom we pray to use it reverently. Keep us from rejecting this time of isolation and disconnection as boring and unbearable. In this time, help us to find your will and your plans to give us and creation a future and a hope. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for our church family. We ask your continuing blessings on our presiding bishop Michael Curry, our bishop Robert Wright, our assisting bishop Don Wimberly, our retired bishop Neil Alexander, and our priests Scott and Sue. Bless the Nonnemakers at Virginia Theological Seminary. Help us to remember that no matter where we are physically, we are a church and a family. Our mission is to the greater family of God. Guide us in our outreach. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for our president Donald, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, that they may compassionately work for justice and peace.  Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for all members of our armed services; protect and defend our troops in deployments in combat zones. Pray for Jamie Davey, Jordan Davey, Brett Turner, Jennifer Parrish, Bart Ziccardi, Robert Rish, Kayla Ziccardi, Frank Caruccio, Joseph Lorenz, Wayne Lovell, Jessica Stephens, Mitchell Stephens, Brandon Richards, Drew Camp, and Jason Gregoryk. Guide, guard, and protect all law enforcement and first responders, including Don Scalia. Please cover all health care workers with your blessings of protection and strength as they work to save lives, including Dr. William Koeppel, Marika Csatary, JM Kidd, Chloe Gedney, Jackie Hayes, Dr. Barbara Camp, Roxanne Hall, Susie Murray, Susan Smith, and Candler Kimsey. Let our prayers, thanks, and love give them encouragement as they face the dangers and the uncertainty of this pandemic. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for health and healing for all creation. The health of many and a return to communal life depend on our obedience to guidance for protecting one another in this pandemic. We pray for them and for the sick, the lonely, and their caregivers. Let them experience health and wholeness in your healing presence. Pray for Carol, Helen, Kelly, Bob, Lloyd, Gil, Jennifer, Kevin, Jackie, Kelli, Luci, Sharon, Billy, Genny, Gordon, Opal, Diane, Chris, Charlene, David, Scott, Genie, Dennis, Sue, and Chrissy. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for Hannah Kidd Kogel as she awaits the birth of her child. We pray for newborns, infants, and children of all ages. Protect them from every danger and sickness. Restore all children separated from their families. In this time, shield all children with safety, love, and peace. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Comfort all who mourn for loved ones lost to sickness, accidents, and injustice. As we recognize our own fragility, help us to realize and celebrate the sacredness of every life. Pray for all who mourn. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Compassion is one of the most needed graces in our present time. It is manifested in giving goods, time, advice, and our meaningful and full presence to any need that touches us. This week help us to seek your grace and wisdom in matters of confronting our needs and the needs of others. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We are joyful and thankful for these among us celebrating birthdays, including Andy Gilbert, Lyndsey Roberts, Elizabeth Cochran, Juli Mitchell, Kate Koeppel, and those celebrating anniversaries, including Ben & Stephanie Bolton, Mark & Marijo Diffenbacher, Scott & Patty Kidd, Robert & Melissa Boman, and Roy & Bernadine Brogdon. Bless their accomplishments and their plans. Give them joy as they celebrate these landmarks in their lives. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.

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. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Donna Brown, Administrative Assistant
Cassie Fincher, Preschool Director
Bailey White, Director of Youth Ministry
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum, Junior Warden (2020) - Compassion, Participation, Administration
Emily Nonnemaker (2020) - Administration, Participation
Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2021) - Formation, Administration
Katie Hardy (2021) - Compassion
Lisa Stump (2021) - Participation, Compassion
Vacant (2022) - Administration, Compassion
Denise Dorsey (2022) - Administration, Participation, Formation
Mary Geidel (2022) - Formation
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection