Second Sunday in Lent
March 12, 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
New Parish Hall Building Update
New Vestry Member
Preschool News
Parish Photo Directory
Yeti Fundraiser
Lent Schedule
Lent Program
Sacramental Confession
Family Promise Reverse Raffle
Men's Group Meeting
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Pledge Today for 2017!
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Sunday - 12th 
8:15  Holy Eucharist II 
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday - 13th
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 14th
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ The Copper Pot
7:00 Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday - 15th  
10:00  Preschool Chapel
12:00 Rosary
5:30 Soup Supper
6:00 Lent Program
7:00  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday - 16th
6:00 Women's Bible Study
6:30 Family Promise Reverse Raffle
March 12, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Genesis 12:1-4a

Psalm 121

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

The Gospel
John 3:1-17
8:15 pm

Dennis Bergin

Steve Wydra

Denny Wydra

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Addie Bolton

Raegan Cash
Aubrey Bolton

Jack Prince
Mike Dye

Nancy Phillips

Mary Geidel

Jennifer Smith
Ben Bolton

Jaymi Hampton
Stephanie Bolton

Children's Chapel
Christy Harris

Jane Mitchell
Community of Hope LEV
Becky Schacht

Gretchen Kwatra

Mallory Nonnemaker

Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Becky Schacht

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
3/12  David Greer, Geoff & Sue Gstalder, Ray Gregory & Katie Lynam, Sharon Hall, Chuck & Jaymi Hampton     
3/13  Bently & Christy Harris, Jill Hazen, Steve & Julie Hill, Curtis & Genie Hixon
3/14  Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnston family, Peg Jones, Jan Kay & Kelly Smith
3/15  Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kendall family, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling, Vince Kiessling
3/16  The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
3/17 Gretchen Kwatra, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll

3/18  The Ledford family, Jane Lenzen, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey 
March 12-18
3/12  Scarlett Schutt 

3/14  Richard Krise

3/15 Denny Wydra

3/16 Nolan Steele

3/17 Geoff Gstalder, Sharon Hall, Mason Wardle

3/18 Gena Taylor

3/14 Dale & Susan Wasmer 
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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
  • Bob Kroll is at home recovering from a stroke.
  • Hans Schacht is receiving hospice care at home.

New Parish Hall Dedication

New Vestry Member
Dolores Chandler

Dolores Chandler has been elected by the vestry to fill the remaining term vacated by Carolyn Clarke on the Participation Team. Dolores begins her term immediately. Thank you, Dolores!

Our beloved Carolyn is moving to Athens next week. We want to thank Carolyn for her faithful service to Resurrection, and we wish her well. Do not be a stranger, Carolyn!
Preschool News

Curtis Hixon taught the preschool children how to use a compass.  Then they used their compasses to go on a scavenger hunt.


A new parish photo directory is coming 
and  we want everyone to be included!

Jan Kay will be available after both services this Sunday, March 12, to take pictures for our new directory.
Yeti Fundraiser!
Resurrection Yetis will be available this Sunday!  
The cost is $20 for the 20-oz. and $22 for the 30-oz. and a portion of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to Resurrection.  There will also be accessories available, including spill-proof lids ($2.50), handles ($3.50) and stainless steel straws ($1.50), as well as decals ($2.50) for your car, home, refrigerator, laptop.  

This is a great opportunity to get a great travel mug and help out Resurrection at the same time!  Please contact Jan Kay if you have any questions.
Lent Banner III

Wednesdays March 8-29:
12:00 p.m.  Rosary
5:30 p.m.  Soup Supper
6:00 p.m.  Lent Program: Covenantal Restoration 

Sundays March 12-April 9:
9:15 a.m. Lent Program: Covenantal Restoration  
Lent Program

Racism and oppression have a long and painful past and present; it is an open, aching human wound that reflects a fracture in our relationship with God. Understanding how it was promoted and is still alive and acting out in the construct of our beliefs and systems and structures is the beginning of caring for this wound.

In this series on faith and race, we pray God would bring you hope, renew your mind, enliven your spirit, and gift you with the virtues of the Divine's own heart. May God strengthen your stand, inspire your movement towards God's dream for humanity, and increase Kingdom square footage with each step you make in Love.  

"Covenantal Restoration" is an eight-session DVD-based discussion program that will begin on Wednesday, March 8 th . This 8-session educational series will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays for four weeks.  Each week there will be a short video to review, discussion time to share our experiences and reflection time to learn and grow.  Come and be a part of this Lenten experience led by Andy Gilbert, Joe Cash and Michael Randall.

The schedule is as follows:
Wed., March 8 th : 5:30 Soup Supper, 6:00 Session 1
Sun., March 12 th : 9:15 Session 2
Wed., March 15 th : 5:30 Soup Supper, 6:00 Session 3
Sun., March 19 th : 9:15 Session 4
Wed., March 22 nd : 5:30 Soup Supper, 6:00 Session 5
Sun., March 26 th : 9:15 Session 6
Wed., March 29 th : 5:30 Soup Supper, 6:00 Session 7
Sun., April 2nd: Breakfast
Wed., April 5th: Spring Break
Sun., April 9 th : 9:15 Session 8  with Dr. Catherine Meeks, Chair of the Dismantling Racism Committee for the Diocese of Atlanta.

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number; from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands . . .(
Revelation 7:9)
Sacramental Confession is available during Lent

If you are interested, please contact the church office, or (706) 865-9680, to make an appointment.

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The Annual Giving Campaign for 2017 is now under way.

You can make your pledge online through Resurrection's secure website, Simply go to our website  and click on the top middle tab, "Giving," then click on "Estimate of Giving for 2017." Just fill out the simple form and your confidential pledge will be forwarded to the church office. It is really easy!
Church is an important part of all of our lives and your pledges support our ministry in the community. Thank you.
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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
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Cassie Abernathy, Administrative Assistant 
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (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