Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
August 20, 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
World Relief Refugee News
Guest Preacher this Sunday
New Christian Formation Offering
Music Notes
Wine Ingathering
Preschool News
Request for return of T-ball bat
ACTS Class
2017 Women's Retreat
Foothills Counseling Center Chicken Sale
Stock the Kitchen
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program
WRECs' Lunch Bunch
Episcopal Revival in Georgia
Crosses Needed

Sunday - August 20
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30 Lectionary Study w/Fr. Stephen
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Vestry Meeting

Monday - August 21
Eclipse Day!
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday - August 22
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ La Cabana

Wednesday - August 23  
10:00 Preschool Chapel
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Friday - August 25
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
August 20, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Genesis 45:1-15

Psalm 133

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

The Gospel
Matthew 15:(10-20), 
8:15 pm

Steve Wydra


Dave Maier

Patty Kidd

10:30 a.m.

Reagan Brode

Shelby Scalia
Raegan Cash

Doug Phillips
Reagan Cash

Joe Cash

Marteen Goodwin

Dwayne Vandiver
Larry Roland

Michelle Boyce
Jaymi Hampton

Children's Chapel

Nancy Phillips/Jane Mitchell
Community of Hope LEV
Chuck & Jaymi Hampton

Valarie Dye

Doug Phillips

Social Hour
Jan Kay & Kelly Smith
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Joe Cash

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
8/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan, the Newton family
8/21  Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara Overton
8/22  Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
8/23  Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollitt, Perry & Carol Prescott
8/24  Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen
8/25  Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, Herb & Nancy Rish, the Roberts family

8/26  Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Terry & Louise Savoy
August 20-26  
8/20  Bob Kroll

8/22  David Wall

8/26 Joe Cash

8/21 Don & Holly Walker

8/25 Chris & Mary Geidel, Geoff & Sue Gstalder
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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

Father Stephen Hall  is recovering from surgery last Monday.

Lillian Grace Hutchings  had a 2nd surgery on Wednesday for her compound arm fracture.

Michelle Boyce is having back surgery on August 22.
Hans Schacht is in hospice care.

Women's Bible Study TONIGHT
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.  

Refugee Family Coming to America
The Burmese family originally scheduled to arrive last month has been cleared to enter the United States. They are scheduled to arrive in Atlanta on 8/23 or 8/24. The family consists of 8 people (4 adults and 4 children). None of them speak English, and the adults cannot read nor write in their native language.  I do not know if we will be able to meet the family.
Resurrection has taken the lead in providing ALL of the items needed to furnish an apartment World Relief has rented for the family in the Clarkston/Stone Mountain area.
World Relief has requested that we, along with volunteers from Nacoochee Presbyterian and Grace-Calvary,  assist in setting up the apartment on Wednesday, August 23rd.
If you are available and would like to assist in setting up the apartment, please let me know.  It is not just moving furniture, so regardless of any physical limitations, there is something everyone can contribute (e.g., putting dishes in cabinets, making beds, providing moral support). 
The current plan is to meet at Satchel Storage on Duncan Bridge Rd. at 8:30 a.m. on 8/23 and carpool to World Relief headquarters in Stone Mountain.  Once their staff checks to make sure we have all of the required items, we will travel to the apartment and get started.  It generally takes about two hours to set up the apartment with at least 7 volunteers.  Afterwards, we will eat lunch and return home.  We should be back by 3:30 pm.  
On another note, August is the official donation drive for furniture and household items for World Relief.  Donations have slowed, so please remind people and encourage them to donate.
I will forward information about additional opportunities to volunteer as they arise.
Love and Peace.
Jan Kay
Guest Preacher This Sunday!
Easton Davis - 
Missioner for Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Atlanta

Easton Davis will be our guest preacher at the 8:15 & 10:30 services. Easton is on the Bishop's staff as the Missioner for Youth & Young Adult Ministries. Also, Resurrection's vestry will meet Sunday after the 10:30 service with Easton, Sandy Bergin, and Denise Dorsey about restarting our children and youth ministry.

Easton Davis   is a Georgia native who has been working in youth ministry for the past 4 years. He graduated with Honors from the University of North Georgia.  Easton joined the Bishop's staff in January of 2015 as Missioner for Youth Ministries. He serves as a resource for all youth programs in the Diocese of Atlanta, especially those in smaller parishes.  Easton visits and consults with parishes, convocations, and university campuses to assist in developing youth and young adult programs.   
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.
This Week's Anthem:

Great Is They Faithfulness
A Duet by Brandon Nonnemaker and Larry Holbrook
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!
PS Logo
Preschool News

Our Superheroes!

Would the person who borrowed the T-ball bat some time after the Mexican potluck dinner please return it to the Parish Hall storage area as soon as possible. 

Thank you!
ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! I will be offering a new class 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 two 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.
The 2017 Women's Retreat will be held at Camp Mikell October 20-22. The cost is $175, which includes all food, lodging and supplies. 
The Very Reverend Mary Demmler has agreed to join us again to share some thoughtful and humorous stories and ideas.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex beginning this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda Perry.

Bring your friends, sisters & daughters too and prepare to be blessed!
Foothills Counseling Center
September 9, 2017
Chicken Sale 
9 a.m. until Sold Out

Please Note: there is a product change to the Boneless Skinless also known as 2100; it will no longer be made. Its replacement is as described: A partially cooked boneless skinless breast; it may have a hint of mesquite, lightly salted, may have a little black pepper.  Please feel free to forward to your friends, family or colleagues.
Ordering Options:  NOTE - A change has been requested to guarantee your order fulfillment. 
Starting with this sale, all orders must be received by September 5th, 2017 .  Please note we have limited inventory. Pre-orders must be picked up by 10 a.m the day of sale.This pre-sale may be cut short due to sold out inventory before Sept. 5th.

1) Mailed orders:  Print and fill out the order form below, include a check or money order to Foothills Counseling Center and mail to P. O. Box 1900, Clarkesville, GA 30523.  
2)  Hand-delivered orders:  Forms available at the offices of Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at 260 E. Green Street, Clarkesville. 
3)   Paypal orders:   Please Visit our Website below, click on the 'Chicken Sale' button and fill out the form online.

You will receive confirmation via email for your orders and all orders must be picked up the day of the sale between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. at the "Pre-Sold" table.  If you have placed an order but not received confirmation by September 6, 2017, please call Nancy on 706.894.6749.

We will be located on Old 441 in the parking lot between the Name Brands for Less building and Mobile Express Oil, and across the street from El Jinete restaurant old (old Fieldale Plant).
* THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   All proceeds from this sale help provide affordable, professional counseling to people in need throughout our community. 
Foothills Counseling Center

Please note:
  • All our products are restaurant grade chicken, individually frozen then  bulk packed in 10 lb. cases   (unless otherwise specified).
  • Quantities are limited. This sale will be closed  if  we sell out before Sept. 5th.
  • Orders are  not official until payment  is received. Orders are filled on a first-paid, first-serve basis.
  • Product descriptions are based on the information provided to us by our supplier and accurate to the best of our knowledge.
  • All sales are final.
  • Orders that are not picked up by 10 a.m on Saturday will be resold and your payment treated as a donation. 
Name:  _____________________________________                        
Phone Number:    _______________________________ 
email address:   ________________________________ 

* Please Note: Codes may change due to misprints or inventory changes
 * 10 lb Boxes 
-------  Boneless/Skinless Breast (Partially Cooked)                        $20
-------- Breaded Tenders  (Ready to Cook)                                         $20 
-------- Hot Wings Pre-order only (Cooked)                                       $35
---------Roasted Wings Pre-order only (Cooked)                               $35            

---------Grilled Chicken Tenders(Pre-Cooked)                                   $15
---------Spicy Crispy Breaded  Fillet( Ready to Cook)                       $15
---------Lemon Garlic Fillet Chicken(Pre-Cooked)                            $15
                      _________ Total Qty                               $_________ Total

Thank you for your support!!  

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 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 
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
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 
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