Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 18, 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
Celtic Christmas
Family Promise Christmas: A Musical Celebration
Third Sunday of Advent
Lessons & Carols
Pledge Today for 2017!
Christmas Poinsettias
Faith Lens
Children's Sunday School/Christmas Pageant
Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Season Service Schedule
Preschool News
Choir Christmas Party
Women's Bible Study
Parish Hall Building Update
Important Tax Information Announcement
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
New Online Photo Directory
Sunday - 18th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Lessons & Carols

Monday - 19th
Preschool Christmas Break
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 20th
Preschool Christmas Break
9:30  Staff Meeting
10:00 Exercise 
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Wendell's
7:00 Finance Meeting
Wednesday - 21st  
Preschool Christmas Break
6:45 Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 22nd
Preschool Christmas Break
6:00 Community of Hope Meeting

Friday - 23rd
Preschool Christmas Break
10:00 Christmas Pageant Practice

Saturday - 24th
5:00 Family Christmas Service
December 18, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 7:10-16

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Second Reading
Romans 1:1-7

The Gospel
Matthew 1:18-25
8:15 am

Jane Maier

Mike Dye

LEM/Interces sor
Dennis Bergin

Alice Wydra

10:30 am

Austin Cundiff

Lillian Grace Hutchings
Ben Johnston
Doug Phillips
Nancy Phillips
Linda Perry
Ben Johnston
Helen Wilkins
Paul Kimball
Karson Kimsey
Joe Cash
Mary Geidel

Helen Wilkins
David Wilkins

Austin Cundiff
Dwayne Vandiver

Children's Chapel
Patty Kidd
Community of Hope Minister
Dennis & Sandy Bergin
Susan Mills
Doug Phillips
Social Hour

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
12/18  Chad & Katie Rose Ledford, Jane Lenzen, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey         
12/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family
12/20 Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family   
12/21  Darrell & Laurie Nix, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, John & Linda O'Brien, Barbara Overton, Bill Owen 
12/22  Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh & Barbara Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
12/23 Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollitt, Perry & Carol Prescott

12/24 Bill & Linny Prince, Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen   
December 18-24  
12/18  Carolyn Clarke, Hope Pollitt, 

12/19 Becky Schacht

12/21 Savannah Steele

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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.
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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

  • Betty Streeter is recovering in the hospital from open heart bypass surgery.
  • Michael Randall is undergoing chemo therapy.
  • Morris Braswell is undergoing radiation and chemo therapy.
  • Hans Schacht is in hospice care.

Northeast Georgia-based Yonah Brass choir and Family Promise are pleased to invite the public to a one-night-only FREE concert to celebrate the rich and joyous sounds of the season.  "Family Promise Christmas: A Musical Celebration" will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland. Along with traditional Christmas songs like "Joy to the World" and "Silent Night," Yonah Brass will also perform fun family favorites including "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" and a holiday rendition of "Afro Circus/I Like To Move It" from the popular children's movie Madagascar 3. Special guest performers will include vocalist Catherine Brooks-Geiger and pianist Kathy Duran. 

CONCERT DATE & TIME: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m. 
LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, 147 N. Main Street, Cleveland, GA 
TICKETS: FREE, with a free-will offering to benefit Family Promise of White & Habersham Counties. General seating. All ages welcome.
Fourth  Sunday of   Advent

Light the candle of Love
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.
Christmas Poinsettias 2016
Deadline to Order:  December 21, 2016

Do you have a loved one whom you would like to remember this Christmas? The church will be ordering poinsettias in December for Christmas Eve.  The name(s) of the person(s) remembered will be listed in the Christmas Eve service bulletin.  The cost is $15.00 each.

Please provide the following information:

In memory of: ___________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _______________________________________

DONOR(s): _____________________________________________

Mail should be addressed to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1755 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee, GA  30571.  

The theme this week is "What Makes You Afraid."  If you would like to review the material prior to Sunday's discussion, follow this link:   What Makes You Afraid.
Children's Sunday School / Christmas Pageant

There will be no Children's Sunday School the 2nd and 3rd Sundays in December.  

However, there will be Christmas Pageant practice on Friday, December 23, from 10:00-12:00.  The pageant will be presented during the Christmas Eve service. (More details to follow.)
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Preschool News

Our sweet students getting ready for the Christmas Program. 

Women's Bible Study
First & Third Thursdays, beginning January 5, 2017

"We will begin our new Bible study,
Finding I Am, in January.  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!"

Denise Dorsey 
Parish Hall Building Update
December 11, 2016

In order to have your pledge contributions included in your 2016 statement of giving, you must have your contribution in the church office no later than Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
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
New Online Photo Directory
In Process
We are in the process of creating an online photo album (password-protected) on the parish website. It will include a photo and names(s) only - no personal information. If you have had your photograph made, it is likely your photograph will be included in the online gallery. If you have not, we would like to take your picture. If you wish to opt out, please email
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, Administrative Assistant 
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