Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 13, 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
706-865-9680

www.resurrectionsautee.com

 

"The Episcopal Church in White County"

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In This Issue
Pastoral Care Corner
Sherlock's Last Case
New Christian Formation Offering
ACTS
Compassion Donation
Rev. Stephen Hall
Wine Ingathering
A message from the Participation Team
Women's Bible Study Group
Compassion Donation to Family Promise
Preschool Open House Pics
Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip Pics
Blessing of the Backpacks & Educators Pics
Traveling Butterfly
Stock the Kitchen
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program
WRECs' Lunch Bunch
Camp Meeting
Episcopal Revival in Georgia
Crosses Needed
Pledge Today for 2017!
 

Sunday - August 13
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30 ACTS Group Informational Meeting
9:30 Lectionary Study w/Fr. Stephen
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Participation Team Meeting

Monday - August 14
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
 
Tuesday - August 15
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Creekside Deli

Wednesday - August 16  
10:00 Preschool Chapel
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday - August 17
6:00 Compassion Meeting

Friday - August 18
6:00 Alpine Terrace Community Meeting
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous

Sunday,
August 13, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

Psalm
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 10:5-15

The Gospel
Matthew 14:22-33
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8:15 pm

Crucifer
Dave Maier

Lector
Fonda Dodd

LEM/Intercessor
Jane Maier

Altar
Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Crucifer
Sophie Alexander

Acolytes
Lucy Alexander
Ben Johnston

 Lectors
Mike Dye
Sophie Alexander

LEM/Intercessor
Paul Kimball

LEM
Nancy LaForce

Ushers 
Matt Alexander
David Wilkins

Greeters
Nancy Phillips
Dwayne Vandiver

Children's Chapel
Patty Kidd

Altar
Pat Roland/Nancy Lambdin
 
Community of Hope LEV
Joanna Moylan

Flowers
Susan Mills

Teller
Kathy Holbrook

Social Hour
Mike & Valarie Dye
 
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Jan Kay

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
 
8/13  Stephen & Roxy Hall, the Hardy family, Bently & Christy Harris, Jill Hazen, Curtis & Jeannie Hixon
    
8/14  Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnston family, Peg Jones, Tabitha Kahn, 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  Gretchen Kwatra, Jeb LaChine, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll
      
8/18  Chad & Katie Rose Ledford, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey

8/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family
August 13-19  
8/15  Brian Johnston, Nancy Phillips

8/17  Curtis Hixon

8/18 Genie Hixon

8/19 Wayne Barrios

 
8/13 Gary & Suzanne D'Abate

8/15 Mully & Janet Ash
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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

Barbara Peebles  died early this morning. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Sunday at 4:00.

Father Stephen Hall  will be having outpatient surgery next Monday.

Lilian Grace Hutchings had a compound fracture of her arm and had to have surgery.
 
Hans Schacht is in hospice care.


Starring Sam Steele as Sherlock Holmes and Joe Cash as Dr. Watson!
Get your tickets now to see Sherlock's Last Case at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Center Theater.  
Thursday, August 10, 7:30 pm***
Friday, August 11, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 13, 4:00 pm
Tickets: $15 Members, $18 Non-Members, $10 Student
***August 10 - No reservations/pay what you can
New Christian Formation Offering
Using Skye Jethani's book What's Wrong With Religion? (not a prerequisite to purchase or read along) as a  clear, lucid, accessible guide to barriers that obstruct people's faith, we will be exploring common thoughts on what's wrong with religion and what's right with faith.  Whatever your convictions about religion might be, if you are interested in ultimate questions, come at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

9/10: Everyone is Religious
9/17: How Religion Ruins the World
9/24: Getting Rid of Religion Doesn't Help
10/8: God Doesn't Exist To Be Used
10/15: ...& Neither Do You
10/22: THE SOLUTION: Living WITH God
10/29: The "Radical" Life Isn't What You Think
11/12: The World Is A Perfectly Safe Place (Really)
11/19: All You Need Is Love

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Cash.
There will be an informational meeting this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for a new theology class I will be offering beginning this fall called ACTS (Adult Christian Theological Study). The group will meet once a week for approximately 90 minutes (day and time yet to be determined) for the school calendar year, taking the same days and weeks off as the school calendar. This group will do an in-depth exploration of the Old & New Testaments, Church History, and Theology, coupled with an intimate small group supportive learning environment. This course will complete in three years, but participants are only asked to commit to one program year at a time.

The only costs will be for the text books, which will total less than $100 for all three years. There will be a weekend retreat in the fall or spring of the program year.

I hope that the outcome of this group will be to properly theologically educate individuals who can think theologically about today's challenges of loving God and neighbor.

The group is filling up, but I have a few spots left. The only requirements are that you seek Christian maturity, have an open mind for inquisitive learning, an open heart for mutual group peer support, and a willingness to regularly attend the agreed-upon meetings.

If you are interested in this new offering, please reply to me, frscott@windstream.net.



Resurrection Compassion Donates $500  for School Supplies

On behalf of the people of Resurrection, Father Scott presented a $500 check to Cheryl Kennedy, president of the White County Ministerial Alliance, for back to school supplies. 

On Tuesday the ministerial association gave away free school supplies in the parking lot of White County Middle School.

Thank you Resurrection for generously supporting our Compassion ministries!
The Rev. Stephen Hall
Please welcome The Rev. Stephen Hall as our new Priest Associate.  

*Father Stephen will lead a lectionary study at 9:30 for the next three Sundays in August. 
Join him in the parish hall.*
Wine Ingathering
We need donations of Tawny Port for our Communion celebration!  Please consider contributing a bottle or two 
Sunday, August 13, 20 or 27.

Thank you!
 
A message from the Participation Team

Women's Bible Study
Thursday, August 17, at 6:00 p.m.


The Women's Bible Study group is reading Mark Buchanan's  Spiritual Rhythm: Being With Jesus Every Season of Your Soul .  

The group plans to meet the second Thursday of each month; however, that is subject to change based on participants' schedules.  The August 17th meeting will be at Resurrection at 6:00 p.m.  

Please join us for this rewarding time together and bring your friends!  If you have any questions, please contact  Tera Johnston.  

Resurrection Compassion Donates $3,000 to Family Promise
  Don Parrish presenting the check to Shaun Sosebee, Board President  
Preschool Open House Pics

 
Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip Pics















Blessing of the Backpacks & Educators Pics



Traveling Butterfly
Steve & Jennifer Smith at 
St. Andrews Methodist Church, Slough, Berkshire, U.K.


With several big parish events happening and several more to come, it is time to stock the kitchen! Next time you are at the store, can you pick up an extra pack of kitchen paper products? Items needed are:
              • Paper plates
              • Paper coffee cups
              • Paper bowls
              • Paper towels
              • Plastic cups
              • Plastic forks, knives, and spoons
Please - no  Styrofoam!
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program

Resurrection has formed a partnership with Nacoochee Presbyterian  Church and Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church  to gather items that are needed  by World Relief to  help settle refugee families in the Metro Atlanta area. During the month of August, the three churches will be soliciting donations for the World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program. A storage space will be rented to store the donated items until they can be transported to the World Relief warehouse. A list of needed items has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway to the left of the narthex. Please take a copy with you.

After church each Sunday in August, a volunteer will be onsite at each church from 12:00 until 1:30 to accept donations of new and gently used household items and small items of furniture (e.g., lamps, dining room chairs). You can drop off donated items at any of the three churches.

On Saturday August 12th and 26th, between 10:00 and 2:00, volunteers will be at the storage facility (location TBD) to collect larger items. Smaller furniture items and household goods will also be accepted on these dates. If possible, please bring donated furniture on these dates. If you cannot transport the furniture or household items yourself, contact Jan Kay at (770) 371-4570 or jmkay24@gmail.com, and arrangements will be made to have a volunteer pick up the items. We are seeking volunteers for this endeavor, so please let Jan Kay know if you can assist. We will definitely need some help on August 12th and 26th.  

 Schedule for August:
August 15 - Creekside Deli
August 22 - La Cabana
August 29 - Corner Grill

Are you ready for Boundless Love?


An Episcopal Revival led by our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to the Diocese of Georgia on September 17th. 
Resurrection road trip?!
Crosses Needed
We are collecting crosses to make an arrangement in the parish hall.  The ones in this picture were made by Harold Riley using some of the wood out of Morris Braswell's shop.  If you would like to donate a cross to be used in the arrangement, please bring it to church and put it on the table in the parish hall.  We would like a variety of sizes and an assortment of materials; they do not have to be made of wood.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Dorsey at 706-969-0514 or 
Pledge Today for 2017! 

The Annual Giving Campaign for 2017 is now under way.

You can make your pledge online through Resurrection's secure website, www.resurrectionsautee.com. 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.
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-865-9680
   
PARISH STAFF 

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
The Rev. Stephen Hall, Priest Associate
Tabitha Kahn, Administrative Assistant
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
    
MEMBERS OF THE VESTRY
 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry, Junior Warden (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