Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost
October 16, 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
Faith Lens
Children Formation
Youth Formation
Parent Formation
Women's Retreat
New Parish Hall News
Women's Bible Study
Consecration Sunday
Music Notes
New Beginnings
Preschool News
Family Promise Update
Family Promise Pictures
Resurrection Wine Tour Pictures
Save the Date - Ministry Fair
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Theology of the Eucharist
Sunday - 16th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Vestry Meeting

Monday - 17th
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 18th
9:30 Staff Meeting
10:00  Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Tucker's 

Wednesday - 19th   
6:45 Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 20th
6:00  Women's Bible Study Group
6:00 Compassion Meeting

Friday - 21st
Women's Retreat

Saturday - 22nd
Women's Retreat
October 16, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Jeremiah 31:27-34

The Psalm
Psalm 119:97-104

Second Reading
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

The Gospel
Luke 18:1-8

8:15 am

Steve Wydra

Gary D'Abate

LEM/Interces sor
Donna Merritt

Lana Brown

10:30 am

Addie Bolton

Reagan Brode
Aubrey Bolton
Helen Wilkins
Becky Schacht

LEM/Intercess or
Mary Geidel

Chris Geidel

Jennifer Smith
Ben Bolton

Dwayne Vandiver
Stephanie Bolton

Children's Chapel
Erica Koeppel

Patty Kidd
Community of Hope Minister
Jane and Dave Maier
Susan Mills
Kathy Holbrook
Social Hour
Susan Gstalder

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Paul Abele

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
10/16  The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball          
10/17  Gretchen Kwatra, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll   
10/18 Chad & Katie Rose Ledford, Jane Lenzen, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey   
10/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family  
10/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family      
10/21 Darrell & Laurie Nix and James Bowers, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, John & Linda O'Brien, Barbara Overton, Bill Owen

10/22 Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh & Barbara Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit   
October 16-22  
10/16 Lori Kimsey, Charlie Steele

10/18  Cael Broom

10/19 Sandy Bergin 

10/20 Joyce Campbell, David Wilkins

10/21 Jeanette Burke, John Reese      
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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
Gene Ewert is recovering from surgery in NE GA Medical Center. 

Lynn Schlaefflin was discharged from a 4-day stay in the hospital.
This Sunday's topic is "Faith and Persistence: Winning Combination."  If you would like to review the material before Sunday's class, follow this link:   Faith and Persistence: Winning Combination.
Led by Patty Kidd and Debbie McLean
Led by Dr. Jennifer Smith and Denise Dorsey
Led by Fr. Scott Kidd
Childcare will be available in the nursery during Adult Formation classes.
Attention Ladies
The women's retreat at Camp Mikell is next week, October 21-23!  If you haven't signed up yet, please do so by October 18th.  The sign-up sheet is on the narthex bulletin board.  The cost for the entire weekend is just $170, which covers lodging, food, a facilitator, and supplies. All you need to bring for the group is snacks, wine if desired, and/or soft drinks.


We look forward to seeing you there!  Linda Perry
New Parish Hall Update

The new building contract is signed and the bank construction loan was closed on Wednesday. Our parish hall construction should begin in the next few weeks.  More information regarding the ground-breaking ceremony is coming soon!  
Women's Bible Study
The women's Bible study group  will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the church to discuss Lysa Terkeurst's Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl.  
The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Please bring cheese & crackers, beverages, and/or cookies to share.  We look forward to seeing you there.  It is never too late to attend!  
Denise Dorsey
Consecration Sunday is Coming!

Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church's mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.

Our congregation's finance committee has selected the New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship education emphasis this year.

New Consecration Sunday is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the  giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. I nstead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we will treat people like followers of Jesus  Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleshi p.   New   Consecration Sunday  encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, "What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?"
During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial commitments to our churc h's m issionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world.

Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on Consecration Sunday. We urge people to attend who feel strongly opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card.

We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship, our guest leader will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their commitments as a confidential act of worship.

We will encourage participation in Consecration Sunday events through the Consecration Sunday team and governing board members. Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend Consecration Sunday worship.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in Consecration Sunday events.

Paul Kimball
Consecration Sunday Chairperson  
On October 30th, guest musicians, Lisa Deaton, Sarrah Ellen McDonald, and Debbielee Whelchel will assist in leading a folk-inspired Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. 

Resurrection Participants at New Beginnings
October 7-9, 2016
Front row:  Lucy Alexander, Shelby Scalia, Reagan Brode.  Back row:  J.M. Kidd, Mallory Nonnemaker, Brandon Nonnemaker, Sophie Alexander

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Preschool News
This week we are talking about nocturnal animals.  Petz Gone Wild from Cornelia brought a few gecko lizards, a tree frog, and a spider. The children loved getting to touch and see these nocturnal creatures.

Family Promise Update

Family Promise Hosting Week

Resurrection church will be hosting three families currently in the program. We have 4 adults, 4 children and a 5-month-old baby boy.  As of last Sunday, volunteers have signed up for meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday night is the only night that is covered by volunteers.  The following is a list of volunteer opportunities still needed:

Sunday, Oct. 23rd - Dinner host & overnight host at Faith Lutheran church.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday - overnight hosts.
Sunday, Oct. 23rd - Day Center, 1 volunteer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 volunteer  from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29th - Day Center, 1 volunteer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 volunteer  from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to meet the families and interact with the children. I hope you will consider volunteering. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex.  Don and I will be available after Sunday service to answer any questions.
Tickets for the Great Helen Duck Race will be available this Sunday after church.  

This year, Family Promise of White County will participate in Georgia Gives Day. Georgia Gives Day is November 17th and is a statewide initiative to help with donations to non-profits. If you are participating in this statewide event, please consider giving to Family Promise of White County. It is an amazing initiative that we are proud to be a part of.

Thank you for supporting this important ministry.
Cathy Parrish 706-348-2240
Family Promise at the Nacoochee Farm & Family Expo
October 8, 2016
Thank you to all the ladies from Resurrection church who donated all the wonderful baked goods. We earned $310.20 from the cake walk and bake sale. In addition, we auctioned 7 of the cakes, which brought another $320.00. All the proceeds will help the families currently in the program to regain their independence.
Fun Times on the Resurrection Wine Tour
October 9, 2016


October 30, 2016
In  conjunction with our annual Stewardship Drive, October 30, 2016, has been designated by the Vestry as Ministry Day.  As part of Ministry Day, we will have a Ministry Fair  after both the 8:15 and 10:30 services. Parish ministries will be showcased so that you can learn about the many opportunities for service and fellowship at Resurrection.  

More information to follow.

The NEW Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide is available by following this link.  If you would like to advertise your business or purchase a memorial or thanksgiving message, please contact Michelle Boyce at 706-348-7657 or

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
Cassie Abernathy, Parish Administrator 
Sonya Chesser, 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