The Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 29, 2020
"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
Letter from Fr. Scott
In-person Services Cancelled
Prayers of the People
Mowing Volunteers Needed
Parishioners Worshiping at Home
Online Worship
Family Promise Challenge
Easter Lilies
Preschool Registration
Family Promise Host Weeks
Sunday, March 29
Video Worship

Monday, March 30
12:30 AA Meeting

April 1
12:oo Rosary by Zoom Online
6:00  ACTS Class by Zoom Online
7:00 AA Meeting
8:00 Compline by Facebook Live
March 29, 2020
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Ezekiel 37:1-14

Psalm 130

Second Lesson
Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-45
8:15 a.m.

Suspended Until Further Notice

10:30 a.m.

Suspended Until Further Notice
Resurrection  Cycle of  Prayer
3/29   Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, David & Holly Wall
3/30 Dale & Susan Wasmer, Luanne Wedd, Marty Welch, Bailey White
3/31  Diane Wiggins, David & Helen Wilkins, Linda Wofford, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra
4/1  Paul Abele, Brad Alexander & Alyson Webber and family, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander
4/2  Dottie Bardenwerper, the Bell family, the Bergin family

4/3  The Bolton family, the Boman family, Michelle Boyce

4/4  Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon
March 29-
April 4
4/1 Kevin Murray

4/2 Sarah Bell, Diane Wiggins

4/4  J.M. Kidd

4/2  Joe & Brandi Cash
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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

Michael Randall will begin a new immunotherapy for metastatic colon cancer.

Ringo McCollum's sister, Bonnie Glover, died Tuesday on the Chippewa Reservation in Michigan.

Pray for all of our sisters and brothers who are dealing with the challenging consequences of this pandemic.
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. 

Follow this link to pay your pledge online:   Pay Your Pledge

Thank you for being a blessing!

Prayers of the People
By: Patti Petit
March 29, 2020
Most Holy God, today we are once again thankful for the technology that allows us to meet together in this special way. Your wisdom is greater than our capacity to grasp and your saving love is more than wonderful. Give us your wisdom and guidance as we pray today. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the whole church in every land. Continue to bless our presiding bishop Michael Curry, our bishop Robert Wright, our assisting bishop Don Wimberly, our retired bishop Neil, and our priests Scott and Sue. Bless Brandon, Mallory, Fletcher and Finley as they prepare to move to Virginia Theological Seminary. Keep every member of our parish family and all of our sisters and brothers and sisters in health, peace, and growing in wisdom and grace. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, we pray for our president Donald, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, that they may compassionately work for justice and peace.  Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for all members of our armed services, protect and defend our troops in deployments in combat zones. Keep their families well, and give them peace of mind and spirit in these difficult times. Pray for Reyna Cruz, Jamie Davey, Ron Penninger, Owen Broom, Brett Turner, Jennifer Parrish, Stephen Hill, Kayla Ziccardi, Bart Ziccardi, Nathanial Curry, Robert Rish, Frank Carruccio, Joseph Lorenz, Wayne Lovell, Teale Marchette and Brandon Richards. Guide, guard and protect all law enforcement, first responders and especially all medical personnel. Pray for Don Scalia and Dr. Barbara Camp. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Lord, God our healer, we pray for medical and health providers and all who are involved in the health and medical in profession. Grant us wisdom to prevent our falling into the trap of fear in this time of pandemic. And guide us in love to act wisely to prevent spread of any illness. We pray that the lonely, depressed and sick will find health and wholeness in your healing presence. Pray for Carol, Helen, Kelly, Bob, Lloyd, Denise, Michael, Stephen, Gil, Jennifer, Kevin, Bette, Kevin, Jackie, Kelli, Luci, Elizabeth, Jack, Sharon, Billy, Helen, Bruce, Genny, Dottie, Taylor, Jon, Opal, Glenda, Sean, Christina, Diane, John, Mel, and Chris. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Most holy God, we pray for newborns, infants, and children of all ages. Protect them from every danger and sickness. Restore all children separated from their families. Shield all children with safety, love and peace. And give all parents extra grace in these challenging times. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Compassionate God comfort all who mourn for loved ones lost to sickness and accidents. As we recognize our own fragility help us to realize and celebrate the sacredness of every life. Pray for Ringo McCollum's sister, Bonnie Glover. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Compassionate God, this week help us to remember that all the recent restrictions in our daily lives are a small price to save lives. There is no distance in prayer, so we are never truly alone. Guide us to lift our eyes to the new life unfolding around us and to be thankful. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.
Gracious God, we are joyful and thankful for these among us celebrating birthdays including Kevin Murray, Sarah Bell, Diane Wiggins, JM Kidd, and anniversaries including Joe & Brandi Cash. Bless their accomplishments and their plans. Give them joy as they celebrate these landmarks in their lives. Holy Lord, hear our prayer.

Parishioners Worshiping at Home

Top left: The Koeppel girls; the Brodes doing church family style; middle right: David Greer worshiping at home; Jennifer Johnson participating in worship; J.M. Kidd and Chloe Gedney worshiping together in Athens; bottom left:  the Smiths in Dahlonega, Jane Mitchell worshiping in her porch chapel, and Susan Gstalder in Cleveland
Online Worship
Rosary via Zoom 3/25/20
Compline via Facebook Live 3/25/20


We would like to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to our Easter decorations and to remember or give thanks for loved ones.  The church will be ordering lilies at a cost of $15 each.  The name(s) of the individuals will be published in the Easter bulletin.

Please make checks payable to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and mark them for "Easter lilies."  Fill in the form below and mail with your check or place them in the offering bag on Sunday.  Mail should be addressed to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1755 Duncan Bridge Rd., Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571.  You may also email your request to  Orders must be in the office NO LATER THAN APRIL 14, 2019.


In memory of: _____________________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _________________________________________________________________________

In memory of: _____________________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _________________________________________________________________________

DONOR(S):  _______________________________________________________________________________

Check #_____________   Cash _____________   Amount $_______________________

 If you plan on your child attending our school next year, 
please fill out the enrollment forms and turn in as soon as possible. 
Space is limited and registration will be open to the public March 16th.

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 
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum, Junior Warden (2020) - Compassion, Participation, Administration
Emily Nonnemaker (2020) - Administration, Participation
Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2021) - Formation, Administration
Katie Hardy (2021) - Compassion
Katie Lynam (2021) - Participation, Compassion
Marika Csatary (2022) - Administration, Compassion
Denise Dorsey (2022) - Administration, Participation, Formation
Mary Geidel (2022) - Formation
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection