The Third Sunday of Advent
December 15, 2019
"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
2020 Annual Giving
What is Gaudete Sunday?
Donation for White Christmas/Angel Tree
Christmas Poinsettias
Music Notes
Preschool Pics
Donuts & Devotions!
Christmas Pageant Camp
Christmas Service Schedule
Traveling Butterfly
Senior Center Newsletter
Friday, December 13
6:30 Christmas Party

Sunday, December 15
8:15  Holy Eucharist II w/o music
10:00   Holy Eucharist II

Monday, December 16
12:30 AA Meeting
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, December 17
10:00 Exercise
10:30 Donuts & Devotion
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ Sheilah's Market  (Backup location:  Creekside Deli)
6:30 Boy Scouts

December 18
10:00 Preschool Chapel
5:00 Choir Practice
6:00 ACTS Group
6:30 ACA Meeting
7:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, December 19
6:00 Preschool Christmas Program

Friday, December 20
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
December 15, 2019
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Isaiah 35:1-10

Psalm 146:4-9

Second Lesson
James 5:7-10

Matthew 11:2-11
8:15 a.m.

Dennis Bergin

Fonda Dodd

Steve Wydra

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Clay Bolton

Raegan Cash
Aubrey Bolton

John McClatchey
Helen Wilkins

Joe Cash

Brandi Cash

Nancy Phillips/Katie Hardy

David Wilkins
Helen Wilkins

Sherry McCollum
Stephanie Bolton

Children's Chapel
Katie Rose Ledford

Curtis Hixon

Jane Maier

Nancy LaForce
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Katie Hardy

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
12/15   Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling
12/16 The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
12/17  Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll
12/18  The Ledford family, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey
12/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, the McGrath family, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger

12/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, John & Mahalious Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan

12/21  Nancy Neel, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara & Will Overton
12/16  Addie Bolton

12/17 Andrew Bergin, Jack Butcher, Gil Pollitt

12/18 Hope Pollitt

12/19 Becky Schacht

12/21 Savannah Steele

12/16  Larry & Kathy Holbrook
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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

Michael Randall is undergoing chemo therapy for liver cancer.
Shining our Light:
2020 Annual Giving Campaign

Thank you for being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God.  What a blessing and honor to be stewards of what God has given to us!  Thank you for supporting our ministry and mission at Resurrection and allowing Resurrection members to be beacons of light in our parish and out in the community. No matter what amount you pledge to Resurrection, your commitment makes a difference in the ministry and mission we do. As part of your spiritual discipline, we hope you will make sure to joyfully turn in your pledge so we can continue to shine our light in the parish and in our community. 

You can pledge by filling out a card found in the narthex, or the easiest and most secure way to offer your pledge is by going to 

We hope to have all 2020 commitments turned in by December 8th. Thank you for being a blessing!

Donation for White Christmas/Angel Tree
Not only did Resurrection members adopt 54 White County families for Christmas, 
this morning you all gave $1,000 to help with the other families who have not been adopted. 
You all did that - thank you!
Christmas Poinsettias 2019

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection would like to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to our Christmas decorations and to remember and/or give thanksgiving for loved ones.  The church will be ordering poinsettias at a cost of $15.00 each.  The names of the loved ones will be published in the Christmas Eve service bulletin.

Please make checks payable to The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and mark them for Christmas flowers.  Fill in the form below and mail with your check or place them in the offering bag on Sunday.  Mail should be addressed to Flower Guild, 1755 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee, GA 30571.

Deadline for ordering is December 17

Please Print:

Name of donor(s) as it should appear in the bulletin:


In memory of: ________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _____________________________________________________________

In memory of: ________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _____________________________________________________________

Thank you, Dolores Chandler, for filling in as accompanist the next two Sundays.  
You are loved and appreciated!

Quiz:  Can you recognize what is familiar this Sunday (music-wise) from last Sunday? (Answer next week)

This Sunday's Anthem:
This Advent and Christmas hymn expresses and acknowledges a particular tension we ought to be aware of during the Christmas season. Just as, in the prophecies from Isaiah, a "rose," or stem, shoots up from the stump, so too do we celebrate Christ's birth in the knowledge that He brings life out of death. Our celebrations of Christmas must always point us to Easter. We celebrate Christ's life because His death brings us a new kind of life. So too, the season of Advent points us not only to Christmas, but to the second coming of Christ, when He will finally make all things new. This is a beautiful and peaceful hymn, but there is just a touch of melancholy in the tune. Even in the arrangement the composer was able to convey the tension amidst our celebration, the sorrow that must lie within our rejoicing, if only for a moment. We know what is coming that week before Easter morning, and this should give us reason to pause. But we also know that the tiny babe whose birth we celebrate, our "Rose," came to "dispel...the darkness everywhere." Thus, even amid the tension of life out of death, we celebrate the ultimate life we are promised in Christ.
Preschool Pics


Donuts & Devotions!
Every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Come join us for donuts and devotional time.  We will be studying Max Lucado's Life Lessons from Psalms.  No purchase of the book is necessary unless desired.  Please just bring your Bibles and come for morning fellowship and spiritual growth!

Led by Erika Koeppel and Jane Mitchell  

Traveling Butterfly
Denise Dorsey in Notting Hill

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. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Fincher, Preschool Director
Christy Harris, Director of Youth Ministry
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Jan Kay, Senior Warden (2019) - Compassion
Nancy LaForce (2019) - Compassion
Michael Randall (2019) - Formation
Vacant (2020) - Administration
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum, Junior Warden (2020) - Participation
Katie Hardy (2021) - Formation
Katie Lynam (2021) - Participation
Vacant (2021) - Administration
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection