Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
August 7, 2016


"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
Altar Flowers
Blessing of the Backpacks
Music Notes
Holy Baptism 8-7-16
Faith Lens
Children & Youth Ministry
Women's Bible Study
Congratulations to Amanda Perry
Parish Hall Update
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
The Commission on Stewardship Workshop
Resurrection Preschool Family Fun Night
Anti-Racism Training
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Breakfast
Family Promise Mountain Mud Run
Back to School Bash
  Sunday - 7th
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Faith Lens
Holy Eucharist II w/Baptism

Monday - 8th
First Day of School 
Tuesday - 9th   
9:30 Staff meeting
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ Sautee Trail
6:00 Women's Bible Study
7:00 Finance meeting

Wednesday - 10th 
6:45 Choir Practice
AA meeting

Saturday - 13th 
8:00 Brotherhood of St. Andrew Breakfast
9:00 Family Promise Mud Run
10:00 Back 2 School Bash  
August 7, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

The Psalm
Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24

Second Reading
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

The Gospel
Luke 12:32-40
8:15 am

Denny Wydra

Fonda Dodd 

LEM/Interces sor
Dennis Bergin

Alice Wydra

10:30 am

Sophie Alexander

Lucy Alexander
Katelyn Boman
Jack Prince
Sophie Alexander  

LEM/Intercess or
Steve Smith

Nancy LaForce

Dwayne Vandiver
Matt Alexander


Larry Roland
Pat Roland

Children's Chapel Snacks
Melissa Boman

Pat Roland
Community of Hope Minister
Hugh Peebles
Jane Maier
David Wilkins
Social Hour
Harold Riley

Vestry Person of the Day
Denise Dorsey

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
8/7 Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family        

8/8 Ed & Arlene DeJulio, Fonda Dodd, Denise Dorsey, Ashley Dunson, Mike & Valarie Dye        


8/9 Carol & Howard Ebert, Jim & Aubrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Gene & Lin Ewert, Gene & Pat Fuller     


8/10 Steve Garland, Chris & Mary Geidel, Andy Gilbert, Pam Gilbert   


8/11 Ron & Marteen Goodwin, Helen Greear, Charlotte Greer, the Greer family      


8/12 David Greer, Geoff & Sue Gstalder, Ray Gregory & Katie Lynam, Sharon Hall, Chuck & Jaymi Hampton

8/13 Pray for Bently & Christy Harris, Jill Hazen, Steve & Julie Hill, Curtis & Genie Hixon 
August 7-13  
8/7 Berrong Kimsey, Jane Mitchell     

8/9 Finley Nonnemaker, Fletcher Nonnemaker

8/10 Avery Kendall, Patty Kidd

8/12 Mike Dye 
8/9 Bentley & Christy Harris

8/13 Gary & Suzanne D'Abate   
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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.
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
Jim Engebretson
is recovering at The Oaks in Gainesville .

Janet Ash is undergoing cancer therapy.  
Hans Schacht is undergoing chemo therapy.
Morris Braswell is undergoing chemo therapy.

Hugh Peebles  is recovering from a stay in the hospital for chest pains.

Jill Hazen  is recovering from back surgery.

Dottie Bardenwerper will have hip surgery on the 10th.

Linda Perry will have knee surgery on the 11th.
The flowers on the altar today are given by the Bardenwerper family in memory of Thomas R. Barpenwerper and in thanksgiving for Brayden Thomas Ledford

                              Our Anthem This Week:
                             A solo by Patsy Kiessling             
                            Fly Like a Butterfly       
                                                                 By Sue Carmichael

Come to the mountaintop,  
leave all your cares behind,  
He spoke so gently to me.  
Lay all your burdens down,  
such peace and joy you'll find  
Come take my hand and you'll see.

You will fly, fly, fly like a butterfly,
gliding on wings of the wind,
never having to hide
deep inside your cocoon once again,
Look, world, look all around me,
my chains are gone,
I know I've been set free
I'm safely resting in Jesus again.    

I listened quietly, He waited patiently  
He didn't push, didn't shove,  
I gave Him my sorrows,  
Today's cares, tomorrow's  
and He wrapped them up in His love.



We need to reimagine how we can have quality children and youth programs utilizing enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and creative thinkers.  On our rolls, we have 13 nursery age children, 21 pre-k and elementary age children, and 14 teens.  I am very passionate about creating a good Episcopal-style Christian experience for all of them.  I believe that to offer anything less is negligent on my part.  I believe we can, but I need your help.

1.  Children's Chapel during the 10:30 service is one of the best things that we do and very easy to facilitate.  We need facilitators.  With a healthy group of volunteers, you would only be scheduled once every 10-12 weeks.  I can send links to resources that can assist you in planning a 25-minute Children's Chapel program that would include a lesson, story, or craft and a snack.  Please let me know if I can put you on the schedule.

2.  The next thing is that I would like to have volunteers to help us rethink what children and youth ministry should look like at Resurrection.  We need folks who are passionate about our children and youth ministry to serve as planner, facilitators, thinkers, chaperones, leaders, and teachers.  I believe that with a good handful of us, we can give our children and youth the attention, education, and experience they deserve.

If you would like to help me, Joe Cash, and Denise Dorsey figure this out, please send me a message to say that I can count on you.

Father Scott+

And a special thank you to Mallory Nonnemaker for all her work the past 2 years and to Candina Butcher, who keeps our nursery every single Sunday.
Women's Bible Study 

The women's Bible study group will continue their discussion of Twelve Women of the Bible by Lysa Terkeurst on Tuesday, August 9, at 6:00 p.m. at Mary Geidel's house, 211 Richardson Rd., Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

It is not too late to join the study group.  Please bring some wine or cheese to share and come prepared to have a good time and learn how these women's life-changing stories affect women today.  
Congratulations to Amanda Perry 
on her graduation from FSU!
"Go forth and set the world on fire."
Parish Hall Update

While it's slow, rest assured the new parish hall building process is moving along.  Chris Geidel, Chuck Hampton, Fr. Scott and our builder presented the plans to the White County Planning Department this week.  The plans were accepted with two minor comments, which have been addressed.

Also, the detailed contract is being finalized, and then the plans and contract go to the Diocese for approval. Once approved, we can get the building permit and construction loan and construction can begin.  Our builder says that he can complete the building in 180 days.
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
Advertise your business or 
purchase a memorial/thanksgiving message

B eginning September 1, you will have a chance to make your fellow parishioners aware of your business or take the opportunity to dedicate a block in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one.  
We will be distributing an advertising page to all members each Sunday. The prices shown are for a 6-month period. All proceeds will benefit the Kitchen Appliance Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Boyce @ 706-348-7657 or


The Commission on Stewardship Workshop

                                       Cathedral of St. Philip in room 133

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta will offer a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Room 133.

This is a great opportunity to provide scripture-based and practical training to your stewardship team.  Workshop leaders will present ideas on:
  • scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship
  • resources for organizing your annual stewardship program
  • designs for tailoring stewardship communications to generational groups
  • reasons for giving
  • a framework for starting a year-round stewardship program
  • ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish.
We are excited about stewardship.  We encourage you to bring your whole stewardship team and find out why!

There is no charge for this workshop and lunch will be provided.  Please register before August 1st.  Registration is available online hereIf you have any questions, please contact Tammy Pallot at .
PS Logo Resurrection Preschool
Family Fun Night
August 2, 2016
Photo credit:  Larry Holbrook
Anti-Racism Training 
September 24, 2016 9:00-4:00

The Anti-Racism Training model of the Episcopal Church is designed to make us all more aware of how society's racist past still haunts us today. Through self-examination and sharing our stories, we come to learn more about how our behavior affects others, and how our society, institutions and churches affect how we think and feel about others. After anti-racism training, you will never watch the news the same again!  More information

Resurrection is hosting the next training for the Northeast Convocation on Saturday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Catherine Meeks will facilitate the training.

Since 1991, General Convention has committed the Episcopal Church to address racism within our church, society and the world. We all recognize when obvious racism, discrimination or oppression occurs, but many of us are completely unaware of the subtle racism that occurs everyday all around us and how we are involved in perpetuating it. To better educate ourselves about the underlying racism in our daily lives and institutions, all lay and ordained leaders in the Episcopal Church are required to attend anti-racism training. Each and every member of the church can also be involved in the effort to end the institutional racism that exists in the church. Together we can make our church a welcoming place, devoid of racism and any form of prejudice and discrimination.

Working together for justice. 
COMING AUGUST 13 - Fair Winds Farm
J oin us in a 5K Mud/Obstacle run through the beautiful mountains of north Georgia featuring RFID chip timing. The race will start and finish with breathtaking views of the Testnatee River and support Family Promise of White County!

8:00 a.m. Packet pickup & race registration opens 
9:00 a.m. Mud/Obstacle  5K
Waves will start in 15-minute intervals beginning at
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Entry Fees:
$45 - 5K Early bird registration (before July 15th)
$55 - 5K Late registration (before July 30th)
$65 - 5K On-site registration

Participants must be over the age of 10  
and have the ability to swim.

Participants age 10-13 MUST be accompanied by  
a guardian throughout the entire race.

Top 3 Overall Male and Female. All finishers will receive a medal. 
T-Shirts only guaranteed to pre-registered runners. 

For information, go to: 
 Or call (314) 837-8576
To sign up, go to: 
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, Assisting Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Mallory Nonnemaker, 
Director of Youth and Children's Ministries
Sonya Chesser, Parish Administrator & Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Paul Abele (2016) - Administration
Denise Dorsey, Junior Warden (2016) - Formation
Paul Kimball, Senior Warden (2016) - Administration
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary
Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection