First Sunday of Advent
The Feast of St. Andrew Sunday
December 3, 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
Piedmont College Chorale Service of Lessons & Carols
New Administrative Assistant
Vestry Nominees
Congratulations, Dr. Nonnemaker!
Joe Cash on the Bagpipes
First Sunday Breakfast
Annual Parish Meeting
Angel Tree
Cookies Needed
Preschool News
Music Notes
Resurrection's December Children's Ministry
Family Promise 5K & Fun Run
WRECs' Christmas Party
Sunday, December 3
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:15  First Sunday Breakfast
9:45 24th Annual Parish Meeting
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday, December 4
12:00 WRECs' Christmas Lunch @ Wendell's
5:30  Yoga
7:00 WCHS Choral Concert
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday, December 5
10:00 Exercise
4:30 Preschool Board Meeting
6:30 Boy Scouts

December 6
10:00 Preschool Chapel
6:00 ACTS Group
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, December 7
3:00 Daughters of the King Meeting
6:00 Women's Bible Study
6:00 Preschool Christmas Program

Friday, December 8
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
December 3, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

The Gospel
Mark 13:24-37
8:15 pm

Steve Wydra

Ray Gregory

Katie Lynam

Alice Wydra

10:30 a.m.

Sophie Alexander

Savannah Steele
Morgan Johnston

Tera Johnston
Ben Johnston

Paul Kimball

Brian Johnston

Matt Alexander
David Wilkins

Tera Johnston
Sherry McCollum

Children's Chapel
Patty Kidd/Denise Dorsey

Patty Kidd/Jane Mitchell
Community of Hope LEV
Mary Geidel

Joanna Moylan

Kathy Holbrook

Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Becky Schacht

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
12/3  The Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton,the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon
12/4  Michelle Boyce, Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family
12/5  Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campbell
12/6  The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser
12/7  Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family
12/8  Fonda Dodd, Denise Dorsey, Jim & Sue Duffield, Ashley Dunson, Mike & Valarie Dye

12/9  Carol & Howard Ebert, Jim & Audrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Lin Ewert, Gene & Pat Fuller
December 3-9
12/5 Susan Gstalder, Gretchen Kwatra

12/6  Linda Perry

12/9 Pat Fuller

12/8 Doug & Nancy Phillips
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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

Candina Butcher is in the hospital with asthma problems.

Bob Kroll is having an outpatient procedure on Friday.

Donna Merritt has breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Piedmont College Chapel
7:30 p.m.

The Annual Service of Lessons & Carols is one of the region's most beloved events celebrating Christmas.  Now in its 29th year, the Piedmont Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lauren Ringwall, Brass Choir, the Sewell Organ and various instrumentalists are featured on this program of readings, carols and anthems to begin the Christmas season.  Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
Meet the New Administrative Assistant
Luanne Wedd

Father Scott has hired Luanne Wedd as his new administrative assistant. Luanne lives in Sautee and has many years experience managing an office. She will begin her duties next Tuesday. Please warmly introduce yourself and welcome Luanne to the Resurrection family.
Vestry Nominees 

James Michael Dye

I was actually born on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. I grew up in Athens. After college at UGa, I  served four years in the Army. On my release I returned to the University for a Masters Degree in Coloni al American History.

After this I spent 22 years in public safety in Clarke and Cobb Counties, where I worked as a police officer and a 911 Director. I had gained expertise in emergency communications. After I had locked my retirement with these two agencies, I was hired by a consulting company out of Virginia. I worked there for
fifteen years where we did thirty-four projects that ran from Cape Cod to Hawaii, and Palm Beach to Alaska.

I have two sons, Ian and Scott. Ian lives in Athens and Scott in Atlanta. Valarie and I married in 2005, but had know each other for years before. She is my best friend.

I grew up fishing in the streams around North Georgia. When we retired, we came back here to fish again.

Valarie and I feel very comfortable at Resurrection and are excited to be of any service to the church.

Christina Ernst

Christina Ernst grew up in White County and resides only a mile from the church with her husband Charles and daughter Amari.
Christina developed a passion for travel and humanitarian efforts at a young age. She traveled with her family to Europe on business trips and visited family. Her passion for travel and curiosity about our world grew over the years. When she turned 18 she and her best friend went hiking in the Rockies and Christina decided upon the travel business. Christina moved to Atlanta where she worked in the travel industry and attended college where she met her husband Charles. They are proud parents of their daughter, Amari who truly is the apple of their eye.
In 1996 an opportunity arose for Christina to move back home to the mountains and work for her parents in their international mail order business. She opened up a travel agency late in 1997 and has been in business ever since. She has sent clients to every corner of the world, and has also visited 60 countries. Her favorite adventure was a trip to Svalbard, Norway near the North Pole. Here she watched polar bears and whales while on a research vessel. This shaped her life into becoming more passionate and having a voice on the effects of global warming. She still actively sells travel and has clients across North America, Australia and Europe.
In 2013 Christina met with local businessmen and county officials on how to promote the growing agritourism branch of the wine industry. She came up with a unique product and created the first all inclusive wine tour in the Southeast, VIP Southern Tours. The business has grown quickly and she now has a fleet of 6 vehicles. She is very loyal to the vineyards of the Unicoi wine trail but her business has now expanded to surrounding areas. She received White County Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014. 
Christina is passionate about the outdoors and promoting our region to visitors. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys traveling as much as she can and currently is Europe hosting her 20th annual Christmas Market Tour with a group of travelers from throughout the United States.
A few years ago she and her family's life changed when they found their way back to the church. She looks forward to being a part of the Vestry.    

Ringo McCollum

Ringo McCollum has been a resident of White County since 2005 when he took the position  of the county  Building Official. He and his wife Sherry moved here from the Dalton,   Georgia area. Together Ringo and Sherry have four children and two grandchildren. Ringo currently works for Charles Abbott Associates, which provides Community Development Services; these services include building plan review, building inspections, fire safety engineering, structural engineering and environmental engineering. Ringo served in the United States Air Force from 1987 until 1995, serving most of his time at Langley  AFB, Virginia. Ringo has been a member of the Episcopal
 Church since 1983, when he was confirmed at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Dalton, GA.  In his free time, Ringo loves to spend time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The first thing I bring to our parish vestry is a deep belief in the centrality of the Eucharist as our central focus in everything we do. I believe that every program of our parish should radiate what we receive from communion with our Lord at the altar on Sunday.

I bring an understanding of the importance of the parish ministries to the community. It is amazing what a congregation of Christians can do for those who need help. When I worked in law enforcement I saw the downtrodden and those who need help because they had lost hope.   Ministries of an active congregation can do much to help those in need and I feel that is a part of the Great Commission.

I bring some professional knowledge about being an administrator from the business world. This can be an advantage to a parish because we are involved in the affairs of the world and we are in a legal relationship with the state.

I bring a long-time love of Anglicism and the Episcopal Church. I was baptized and confirmed over 30 years ago in Dalton.

I bring the ability to listen to the viewpoints and opinions of others. It has been a necessity in my career and I think it will be an asset as a member of the vestry.

I bring empathy and understanding for those who have suffered loss. When I was a teenager I suffered the loss of my family who loved me. I became part of another family who took me in, loved me, and still love me. Simply understanding the loss and feelings of others is a part of what we are about.
This week Brandon Nonnemaker successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, thereby earning a PhD in Music from the University of Georgia. We are proud of you, Dr. Nonnemaker! 
In observance of St. Andrew's Day:
Joe Cash on the Bagpipes playing 
Highland Cathedral and Adeste Fideles

Please take advantage of an opportunity to show your compassion this Christmas by adopting an angel from the Resurrection Angel Tree which will support the White County White Christmas drive. You can help a less fortunate child from our community have a brighter holiday.

Angels will be available for adoption in the narthex on November 19 and November 26 after both services.  Gifts must be brought to the church  no later than December 3 .

For additional information, please contact 
Paul or Cynthia Kimball at 706-878-1831. 
Resurrection Preschool Christmas Program Reception
Cookies Needed
                     Preschool News

Having fun with puzzles and free play! 

Our Anthem This Sunday:

Celtic Advent Carol
By David Angerman

Be not afraid, I bring you good news.
The Savior is coming in glory to you.
He shall be called "God Holy One."
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready for Him when He comes?

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Open your hearts, prepare ye the way.
Sleepers awake, soon is the dawning.
He will turn night into glorious day,
He will turn night into day.

Be of good cheer and put away fear,
the light now is coming to dry ev´ry tear.
Love now with us, God´s perfect Son.
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready for Him when He comes,
When He comes?

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Open your hearts, prepare ye the way.
Sleepers awake, for soon is the dawning.
He will turn night into glorious day.
He will turn night into day.
He will turn night into day.

Veni, Emmanuel.
Captivum solve Israel.
Veni, Emmanuel.
Jesus is coming.
Jesus is coming.
Could He be coming today?

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Open your hearts, prepare ye the way.
Sleepers awake, for soon is the dawning.
He will turn night into glorious day.
He will turn night into day.
He will turn night into day.

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Family Promise HOME for the Holidays 5K & Fun Run
Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dash your way through Piedmont College and downtown Demorest 
to help ensure that every child has a home this holiday season!
The 1st Annual Family Promise Home for the Holidays 5K & Fun Run will be held on Saturday, December 2 to raise money and awareness to support Family Promise of White & Habersham. The road race is for people of all ages. Awards will be given in various categories.

Family Promise of White & Habersham is a non-profit organization designed to assist children and their families experiencing economic hardship and crisis. Our mission at Family Promise is to mobilize community agencies and resources to help low-income families - families living in their cars, motels, campers and tents, and/ or double-occupancy - establish and sustain employment, transportation, affordable housing, and ultimately a sense of independence.

Family Promise supports children and their families in White, Habersham, and other surrounding counties across Northeast Georgia.  

For more information or to sign up, follow this link:   HOME for the Holidays 5K & Fun Run.

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
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. 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
Dr. 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