The First Sunday After Christmas
December 29, 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
Merry Christmas from the Kidds
2020 Annual Giving
Poinsettia Thanksgivings & Memorials
Music Notes
Welcome to the newly baptized
Christmas Eve Children's Pageant
Sunday, December 29
8:15  Holy Eucharist II w/o music
10:30  Lessons & Carols w/ Holy Eucharist II 

Monday, December 30
Preschool Holiday
12:30 AA Meeting
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve
Preschool Holiday
10:00   Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Luncheon @ Rib Country (backup location:  Creekside Deli)

January 1, 2020
New Year's Day
Preschool Holiday
6:30 ACA Meeting
7:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, January 2
Preschool Holiday
3:00 Daughters of the King

Friday, January 3
Preschool Holiday
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
December 29, 2019
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Psalm 147

Second Lesson
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7

John 1:1-18
8:15 a.m.

Denny Wydra

Denny Wydra

Dave Maier

Madeline Braswell

10:30 a.m.

Shelby Scalia


Jack Prince
Elizabeth Cochran

Joanna Moylan

Martin Welch

Madeline Braswell

Jan Kay
Larry Roland

Pat Roland
Jaymi Hampton

Children's Chapel
Mallory Nonnemaker

Katie Lynam & Ray Gregory


Denise Dorsey
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Jan Kay

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
12/29   Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, William Walden, David & Holly Wall
12/30 Don & Holly Walker, Luanne Wedd, Marty Welch, Diane Wiggins
12/31  David & Helen Wilkins, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra
1/1  Paul Abele, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, the Alexander family, Jenna Bailey
1/2  The Bell family, Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family

1/3  The Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon

1/4  Michelle Boyce, Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family
December  29- January 4
12/29  Candler Kimsey

12/30 Megan Girard

12/31 Nancy LaForce, Mallory Nonnemaker

1/1 Allene Kelly, Bob Lambdin, Nancy Lambdin

1/2 Hunter Bell

12/30 Bob & Deb Kroll

1/1 Dwayne & Christy Vandiver
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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 a new chemo therapy for metastatic colon cancer.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Merry Christmas! Patty and I sincerely hope that the remembrance of Christ's birth brings you much peace and hope. As we celebrate Christmas, we would like to thank you for your presence and prayers as part of our parish family at Resurrection.
Just as the shepherds were led to a humble stable in Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus, so have we been led to be together at this time and in this place to sing with the angels: "Glory to God in the highest and peace to all people on earth!" We hope that God's presence will be made known to you not only this Christmas day but every day.
Know that we pray for you, your loved ones and your intentions. Thank you for lifting us in prayer as well. May you have the grace to find happiness and joy this Christmas and throughout the New Year... and may we meet each day in our prayers!
In joyful hope,
Scott & Patty Kidd
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!

Poinsettia Thanksgivings & Memorials
Jim & Sue Duffield
In memory of Ted & Nina Duffield
In thanksgiving for our family & many friends
Barbara Camp & Wallace Joslyn In memory of Marilyn Baker
In memory of Daisee Camp
In memory of Myrtle Joslyn
Genie & Curtis Hixon In thanksgiving for family & friends
Kathy & Larry Holbrook In memory of our parents
In thanksgiving for Hannah, Annabella & Olivia
Alice & Denny Wydra In memory of Victor, Valeria, Vic, Bob, Ted, Susan & Kathy Janowski
In memory of Mary & Paul Sosnowski
In memory of Walter, Lottie & Bob Wydra
In thanksgiving for our children - Steven, Kimberly (Richard), Heather (Chris) - and grandchildren - Chad (Sara), Ashlynn, Morgan, Mason, Niki & Lottie
Marianne & Michael Seitz In memory of Grace & Russell Martin
In memory of Karl & Lorraine Seitz
Becky Schacht In memory of my beloved Hans
Madeline Braswell In memory of Morris & Elizabeth
In thanksgiving for Audra, Evan, Penn & Levi
Patsy Kiessling In memory of Chelsea Kiessling
In thanksgiving for Reagan, Sophie, Kayden, Ellis & Raleigh
Louise & Terry Savoy In memory of Charles Collins
In memory of Chester Savoy
Joanna & Art Moylan In thanksgiving for miracles and blessings of friends and family
Marika Csatary In memory of Irene & Leslie Csatary
Patti Petit In memory of Alison Thule & Louis Petit
In thanksgiving for our family
Alexandra Cruz In memory of Barry Reed
Luanne McElheney Wedd In memory of my parents, Martha & Ralph McElheney, my in-laws, Jacque & Ralph Wedd, my sister, Lanette Power, my brother, James McElheney, and my nephews, Barry & Douglas Power and Brett McElheney
In thanksgiving for Patty & Scott Kidd, members of Resurrection Church, Staff of Resurrection Preschool
Sharon Lee Hall In memory of Jack Hall
In thanksgiving for 50 years of marriage
Alison Nonnemaker In memory of Sidney Brangham
In memory of June Brangham
In memory of Chuck Nonnemaker
Nancy & Doug Phillips In memory of June & Ferdy, Manriques & Shirley
In thanksgiving for our family & friends
Hilary Randall, Hayden, Hunter, Hudson & Kait In thanksgiving for Michael B. Randall, an outstanding father, supporter, business owner, GT fan, and friend
Roxanne & Stephen Hall In memory of Robert & Jay Lou Hall
In memory of William & Coletta Reiter
In thanksgiving for the Hall children
In thanksgiving for Jody Clark & family
Dorothy Bardenwerper In memory of Thomas Bardenwerper
In thanksgiving for the Bardenwerper family

We are in need of an accompanist for the choir.  If you or someone you know feels called, please contact the church office.
Welcome to the newly baptized:  Emmaline Faith Byers

Christmas Eve Children's Pageant
December 24, 2019

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