Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
July 16, 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
Women's Bible Study Group
Music Notes
Newspaper Donation
Traveling Butterfly
World Relief Needs Our Help!
Crosses Needed
Become an Enotah CASA Ambassador
Mexican Fiesta Game Night
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program
Episcopal Revival in Georgia
Thank you, Harold Riley!
No Christian Formation
Coffee Hour Signups
Don't forget your Traveling Butterfly
Pledge Today for 2017!

Sunday - July 16
Fr. Scott on Vacation
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30 Coffee Hour
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday - July 17
Fr. Scott on Vacation
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday - July 18
Fr. Scott on Vacation
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Creekside Deli
Wednesday - July 19  
Fr. Scott on Vacation
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday - July 20
Fr. Scott on Vacation
6:00 Compassion Meeting
6:00 Mexican Fiesta Game Night

Friday - July 21
Fr. Scott on Vacation
7:30  Cocaine Anonymous

Saturday - July 22
Fr. Scott on Vacation
July 16, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Genesis 25:19-34

Psalm 119:105-112

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 8:1-11

The Gospel
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
8:15 pm

Denny Wydra

Mike Dye

Jane Maier

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Reagan Brode

Raegan Cash
Lillian Grace Hutchings

John McClatchey
Becky Schacht

Joanna Moylan

Linda Perry

Jennifer Smith
Larry Roland

Pat Roland
Dwayne Vandiver

Children's Chapel
Jane Mitchell

Jane Mitchell/Madeline Braswell
Community of Hope LEV
Dennis Bergin

Gretchen Kwatra

David Wilkins

Social Hour
Hilary Randall
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Dolores Chandler

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
7/16  The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
7/17  Gretchen Kwatra, Jeb LaChine, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll
7/18  The Ledford family, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey 
7/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family
7/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family
7/21  Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara Overton

7/22  Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh & Barbara Peebles, Bill, Linda & Zaine Perry, Patti Petit
July 16-22  
7/16  Dennis Bergin

7/17  Chris Geidel

7/18 Doug Phillips

7/19 Jan Kay

7/18 David & Helen Wilkins

7/19 Lin & Gene Ewert
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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
Hans Schacht is in hospice care.

Cynthia Kimball is receiving radiation therapy.

Barbara Peebles is receiving radiation therapy.

Michael Randall is having cancer surgery on the 18th.
Women's Bible Study
Thursday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m.
Denise Dorsey's House

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 July 13th meeting with be at Denise Dorsey's house (788 Starlight Drive, Sautee) 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.  

This Week's Anthem:

God Will Make a Way
Solo by Gretchen Kwatra

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way
Oh, God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way
By a roadway in the wilderness, He'll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and Earth will fade but His Word will still remain
And He will do something new today
Oh, God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

Smithgall Woods Animal Shelter needs your newspapers!  Please donate them in the plastic bin located by the front door of the church.
Traveling Butterfly
Jan Kay & Kelly Smith Out West
World Relief Needs Our Help!

Although our World Relief Refugee Resettlement Donation Drive is not scheduled to begin until August, we have been contacted by World relief regarding an urgent need.  A Burmese refugee family of 6 will be arriving at the end of July and Resurrection, along with our partner churches, has been asked to provide furniture and household items for an apartment World Relief has rented for the family.  A list of items required for each apartment is on the bulletin board in the hallway opposite the mailboxes.   The big items needed include a dining room table and 6 chairs, one queen and 4 twin bed frames, dresser or chest of drawers, night stand, sofa and chairs, and end table.

I will be asking for funds to purchase items that are not donated and to rent a storage area for 60 days.  I will let you know the amount 
as soon as I can.  Nacoochee Presbyterian spent $500 on donations  last month, so it is our turn to chip in.  I have reached out to Grace-Calvary for their help.

I will also need volunteers to transport the donations to World Relief headquarters and set up the apartment, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27.

Thank you for your help and support.  If you have any questions, please contact Jan Kay.
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.  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
Become an Enotah CASA Ambassador
Want to Make a Difference for Abused & Neglected Children?
An Invitation to Enotah CASA's AMBASSADOR Open House
White County, we need your help! Enotah CASA is a non-profit organization whose goal is to ensure every abused or neglected child from our community gets a safe and permanent home as soon as possible. We are in great need of Ambassadors to take our message to the public, help raise support for our cause and/or assist with fund-raising events.

If you want to make a difference in a child's life, please join us for our Ambassador Open House on Tuesday, July 18, at the Roy Ash Building (behind United Community Bank) 153 East Kytle St., Cleveland. The doors will be open from 6:00-7:30. However, we encourage you to join us for a short informational chat from 6:15-6:45 to learn about the many avenues in which you might lend a hand.

Last year, Enotah CASAs advocated for 217 children in the Enotah Judicial Circuit, covering White, Lumpkin, Towns and Union Counties. If you are interested in learning about volunteering for CASA, please stop by this open house. If you can't make this date but would like to volunteer, or if you'd simply like to make a donation, please call 706-864-0300 or visit .
You are invited to a Mexican Fiesta Game Night!
Thursday, July 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Please bring a Mexican dish to share

We'll have a pinata 
and play Mexican Train dominoes

You don't want to miss it! We
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, 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.  
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?!
Thank you, Harold Riley!
The Altar Guild has been given two beautiful wooden goblets, carved by Harold Riley in his home shop.  If anyone would like to use them for a special occasion, please contact a member of the Altar Guild or Fr. Scott. 

Please consider signing up to be a coffee hour host/hostess on the sign-up sheet in the narthex
Instructions:  Make coffee and lemonade, put goodies on plate and voila! 
Coffee hour!
Don't forget your Traveling Butterfly!

Be sure to take a Resurrection butterfly with you as you go on your travels this summer.  Send us pictures so that we can live vicariously through you!
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 Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
Tabitha Kahn, Administrative Assistant
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
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