Second Sunday After Epiphany
January 15, 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
Family Promise Hosting
Music Notes
Christian Formation
Faith Lens
Preschool News
Superbowl Outreach Board
Parish Hall Building Update
Save the Date!
Guess who . . .
Men's Group Meeting
Women's Bible Study
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Pledge Today for 2017!
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Sunday - 15th 
8:15  Holy Eucharist II 
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II 
12:00 Vestry Meeting

Monday - 16th
Preschool Closed
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 17th
9:30  Staff Meeting
10:00 Exercise 
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ El Campesino
Wednesday - 18th  
10:00  Preschool Chapel
6:45  Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 19th
6:00 Compassion Meeting
6:00 Women's Bible Study
6:00 Men's Group Meeting (at Fr. Scott's house)
Sunday,  January 15, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm 40:1-12

Second Reading
   1 Corinthians 1:1-9

The Gospel
John 1:29-42
8:15 pm

Gary D'Abate

Dennis Bergin

Dave Maier

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Karson Kimsey

Ben Johnston
Raegan Cash

Joe Cash
Austin Cundiff

Nancy LaForce

Joe Cash

David Wilkins
Helen Wilkins

Michelle Boyce
Nancy Phillips

Children's Chapel

Jane Mitchell
Community of Hope LEV
Dennis Bergin

Susan Mills

David Wilkins

Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Fonda Dodd

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
1/15  Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kendall family, the Kidd family, Dan Kiesslng, Patsy Kiessling       
1/16  The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
1/17 Gretchen Kwatra, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll   
1/18  The Ledford family, Jane Lenzen, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey 
1/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family
1/20 Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family

1/21 Darrell & Laurie Nix, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, John & Linda O'Brien, Barbara Overton, Bill Owen   
January 15-21
1/15  Madeline Braswell, Carol Ewert 

1/18 Lana Brown, Jaymi Hampton

1/19 Darrell & Laurie Nix 
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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

  • Morris Braswell is in the hospital at NE GA Medical Center. Please no visitors at this time, but your prayers are appreciated.
  • Barbara Brady remains in ICU at NE GA Medical Center
  • Michael Randall is completing last rounds of chemo therapy
  • Hans Schacht is receiving hospice care at home.
Family Promise Hosting

Resurrection will be hosting Family Promise January 15-21 at Faith Lutheran Church.  The three families we hosted last October have all successfully graduated from the program.  We will be hosting three new families, five adults and nine children, one of whom is a newborn.

If you would like to volunteer to bring a meal or spend the night, a sign-up sheet will be in the narthex this week.  If you are unable to volunteer, you can help by donating grocery items:  cereal, milk and bananas for breakfast, bread and lunch meat, snacks and fruit.

Thank you for supporting the Family Promise ministry.  If you have any questions, please call Cathy or Don Parrish @ 706-348-2240.
This Sunday's Anthem:
Wade in the Water
     A Negro Spiritual

Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children,
Wade in the water
God's a-going to trouble the water

See that host all dressed in white
God's a-going to trouble the water
The leader looks like the Israelite
God's a-going to trouble the water

See that band all dressed in red
God's a-going to trouble the water
Looks like the band that Moses led
God's a-going to trouble the water

Look over yonder, what do you see?
God's a-going to trouble the water
The Holy Ghost a-coming on me
God's a-going to trouble the water

If you don't believe I've been redeemed
God's a-going to trouble the water
Just follow me down to the Jordan's stream
God's a-going to trouble the water

Because many slaves knew the secret meanings of these songs, they could be used to signal many things.  For example, Harriet Tubman used the song "Wade in the Water" to tell escaping slaves to get off the trail and into the water to make sure the dogs slave catchers used couldn't sniff out their trail.  People walking through water did not leave a scent trail that dogs could follow.

The song relates to both the Old and New Testaments.  The verses reflect the Israelites' escape out of Egypt as found in Exodus 14.  The chorus refers to healing (John 5:4):  "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
Christian Formation
This Sunday

This Sunday, we will resume children's Sunday school on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month. Debbie McLean will be prepared to welcome your child.
Also at the same time, Father Scott will continue to lead a discussion group as we remember The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A video by Bryan Stevenson will be shown and the question will be discussed, "Why has the Church been silent about systematic issues of racial bias and racial inequality in America."  Bryan A. Stevenson is an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law.  
The theme this week is "Come and See . . . an Extremist?"  If you would like to review the material prior to Sunday's discussion, please follow this link:   Come and See . . . an Extremist?
Preschool News

Ms. Hunt's class having fun with center activities.

Super Bowl Outreach Board
This Sunday!

Our annual Super Bowl Outreach Squares will be available this Sunday. There will be two $25 per square boards. The donation for a square will make you eligible to win 5% of the total after each quarter up to $125, and 20% of the total at the end of the game up to $500. The more squares we sell, the more money you can win, the more money that will fund our outreach ministries. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to participate in this popular fundraiser.  See you Sunday! 
Parish Hall Building Update

The parish hall renovation construction revealed prayers that were written by Resurrection founders on the wood studs from the original construction. On the door frame into the parish hall, this message was written by our "Mama" Barbara Brown Taylor+. On Sunday, January 15th, we will have markers available for you to write your prayers and wishes on the studs in the new parish hall for future generations of Resurrection faithful.

We have windows and doors!

Save the Date!
Sunday, March 5th

Building Dedication 
with The Rt. Rev. Don Wimberly, Assisting Bishop, Diocese of Atlanta

(Details will follow)

Guess who is 
renewing their marriage vows 
this Sunday at the 8:15 service 
in honor of their 
50th wedding anniversary?
The Men's Group will meet on Thursday, January 19, at Fr. Scott's House ( 20 Whisperwood Way) to discuss our goals and focus for 2017 and dig into what we really seek to find and utilize our own leadership and spiritual gifts for this parish.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Cash.  
Women's Bible Study
Thursday, January 19, 2017

We have begun our new Bible study,  Finding I Am . We meet at 6:00 on the first and third Thursdays at the church.

Due to construction, we may have to be flexible on our meeting place - this is a good thing! In this study, we will be discussing the 7 "I Am" statements from the Gospel of John.  Our own Tera Johnston will be leading this study. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tera, Patty Kidd or me. We will be glad to help. 

We hope you all can make it and ... bring a friend!  It's never too late to join us!
Denise Dorsey 
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Saturday, February 4, 2017
St. Ann's Catholic Church

Contemplative Outreach of Atlanta will offer a seven-session program on Centering Prayer at St. Ann's Catholic Church (4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA). The program begins with a full day workshop (from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on Saturday, February 4, 2017, and includes six weekly follow-up evening sessions on dates to be determined by the participants.

The cost for the program is $25 in advance or $35 at the door and includes all seven sessions. (Scholarships are available.) The workshop will be held in La Salette Hall, which is located behind the Parish Office and across the street (Bishop Lake Road) from the church. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Beverages and breakfast snacks/light lunch will be provided.

Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer, rooted in ancient Christian tradition. The series will introduce participants to the four simple steps of Centering Prayer and provide opportunities to practice the discipline in daily life. For information or to pre-register, contact Jo Anne Green at 770-356-7803 or Peggy Poyo at 770-587-4428.
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, 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 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 Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
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 (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Chris Geidel (2019)
Jan Kay (2019)
Michael Randall (2019)
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection