Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 14, 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
Worship Meeting
Resurrection Bus Trip
Family Promise Mountain Mud Run
Back to School Bash
Music Notes
Faith Lens
Blessing of the Backpacks
Resurrection Preschool Family Fun Night
Children & Youth Ministry
Parish Hall Update
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
Anti-Racism Training
Saturday - 13th
9:00 Family Promise Mountain Mud Run  
10:00 Back 2 School Bash

Sunday - 14th
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Faith Lens
Holy Eucharist II

Monday - 15th
5:30 Yoga 
Tuesday - 16th   
9:30 Staff meeting
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ Tuckers

Wednesday - 17th 
6:45 Choir Practice
AA meeting

Thursday - 18th 
10:30 Resurrection Bus Trip
Compassion meeting  
August 14, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 5:1-7

The Psalm
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18

Second Reading
Hebrews 11:29-12:2

The Gospel
Luke 12:49-56
8:15 am

Steve Wydra

Denny Wydra  

LEM/Interces sor
Denny Wydra

Lana Brown

10:30 am

Ben Johnston

Savannah Steele
Reagan Brode
Bob Kroll
Deb Kroll   

LEM/Intercess or
Mary Geidel

Chris Geidel

David Wilkins
Helen Wilkins


Nancy LaForce
Austin Cundiff

Children's Chapel Snacks
Kaila Steele

Nancy Lambdin
Community of Hope Minister

Joanna Moylan
Chris Geidel
Social Hour
Susan Gstalder

Vestry Person of the Day
Paul Kimball

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
8/14 Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnston family, Becky Johnston & Hannah Lumme, Peg Jones, Jan Kay & Kelly Smith         

8/15 Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kendall family, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling            

8/16 The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball      


8/17 Bob & Deb Kroll, Gretchen Kwatra, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce   


8/18 The Ledford family, Jane Lenzen, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey      


8/19 Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family

8/20 Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family     
August 14-20  
8/15 Nancy Phillips, Brian Johnston      

8/16 Darrell Nix

8/17 Curtis Hixon

8/18 Genie Hixon

8/19 Wayne Barrios

8/20  Bob Kroll 
8/15 Mully & Janet Ash   
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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
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.

Jill Hazen  is recovering from back surgery.

Dottie Bardenwerper is recovering from hip surgery.

Linda Perry is recovering from knee surgery.
Worship Meeting 
Sunday, August 14, 2016
There will be a worship meeting this Sunday after the 10:30 service.  All those interested in planning worship are invited to attend. 
Resurrection Bus Trip  
Thursday, August 18, 2016

A happy summer day seeing a movie and having a nice meal out!  Hop on the Resurrection bus again to see the movie "Nine Lives" at The Regal Mall of Georgia.  A fun movie appropriate for all, I've been told.  After that, a nice late lunch at Mimi's Cafe at The Mall of Georgia.

The bus will leave at 10:30 a.m.  The cost for this outing will be a $5.00 donation per person for the bus, the price of the movie which is $10.49 and whatever your meal costs at Mimi's.  The lunch menu is very reasonable - click here to view Mimi's menu on-line.

Please sign up on Sunday - we hope to have a full bus.
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: 
Our Anthem This Week:
Though this spiritual focuses on a plea for Jesus to walk alongside us, there is an element of assurance that His answer is "yes." As the psalmist writes, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me" (Psalm 23:4, ESV). As this song is sung, think about what it means to constantly have the presence of God, even when no human companionship is available.

Blessing of the Backpacks 
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Preschool News

2016-17 Resurrection Preschool Staff

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 hard work the past 2 years and to Candina Butcher, who keeps our nursery every single Sunday.
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
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. 
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
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