Last Sunday After Epiphany
February 26, 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
Ash Wednesday
New Parish Hall Dedication
Lent Program
Chili Cookoff Postponed
Lent Schedule
Family Promise Reverse Raffle
Preschool News
Syrian Refugee Family Sponsorship
Faith Lens
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Pledge Today for 2017!
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Sunday - 26th 
8:15  Holy Eucharist II 
9:30 Faith Lens
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday - 27th
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 28th
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ El Campesino
Wednesday - 1st  
7:30 Imposition of Ashes
10:00  Preschool Chapel
6:00  Imposition of Ashes
7:00  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday - 2nd
3:00  Daughters of the King
6:00 Women's Bible Study
Sunday,  February 26, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Exodus 24:12-18

Psalm 2

Second Reading
 2 P
2 Peter 1:16-21

The Gospel
Matthew 17:1-9
8:15 pm

Denny Wydra

Gary D'Abate

Dennis Bergin

Alice Wydra

10:30 a.m.

Sophie Alexander

Lucy Alexander
Will Sheppard

Michael Randall
Mike Dye

Joanna Moylan

Joe Cash

Michael Randall
Matt Alexander

Dwayne Vandiver
Michelle Boyce

Children's Chapel
Holly Brode

Nancy Phillips & Austin Cundiff
Community of Hope LEV
Hugh Peebles

Susan Mills

Kathy Holbrook

Social Hour

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
2/26  Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Tom & Sherri Ryan, Terry & Louise Savoy, the Scalia family, Hans & Becky Schacht, Helen Schlaefflin, Don Schlandt      
2/27  The Schutt family, Hillary & Will Sheppard, Jeff Shirley, the Sieveking family, the Smith family, the Steele family, Betty Streeter, Gena Taylor
2/28  Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, David & Holly Wall, Susan Wasmer, Don & Holly Walker, Suzy Wedwaldt, David & Helen Wilkins, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra
3/1 Paul Abele, Cassie Abernathy, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, the Ash family
3/2 The Bell family, Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family
3/3 Denise Bobo, the Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon

3/4 Michelle Boyce, Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family 
February 26-March 4
2/26  Tera Johnston 

3/1 Terry Savoy, Mattie Sieveking

2/27 Bill & Linda Perry

3/1 Hans & Becky Schacht
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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
  • Bob Kroll is in Northeast Georgia Medical Center recovering from a stroke.
  • Hans Schacht is receiving hospice care at home.
Ash Wed
We will begin our observance of a holy Lent with Ash Wednesday Services on March 1. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion will be offered at 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. In the event that you are home bound and cannot make it to either of those services, Father Scott will be available to deliver ashes between noon and 5:00. Please contact the church office to schedule.
Sunday, March 5th, 9:30 am

Building Dedication
with The Rt. Rev. Don Wimberly, Assisting Bishop, Diocese of Atlanta

The Right Rev. Don A. Wimberly is retired from full-time ministry and lives in Roswell, GA, with his wife, Wendy.  He is the former diocesan bishop of two Episcopal dioceses: Texas and Lexington, KY. He recently was invited by Bishop Rob Wright to join the bishop visitation schedule for congregations in the Diocese of Atlanta.

Wimberly was ordained to the priesthood in 1971 and served parishes in New York, Louisiana, Kansas and Florida before becoming bishop of the Diocese of Lexington.  After resigning from that post, he served as assistant bishop in Texas for three years before his 2002 election as bishop of the Diocese of Texas. He served in that role for seven years.

Born in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1937, he attended Louisiana State University and later earned a master of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He holds doctor of divinity degrees from VTS and the University of the South, Sewanee, where he served as chancellor from 1997 to 2003.

The Wimberlys have two adult children who live in the Atlanta area and two grandchildren.
Lent Program
Violence Divine : Overcoming the Bible's Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God

Is the only path to shalom through a valley of capricious divine bloodshed?

One of the world's foremost historical Jesus scholars helps the church and its alumni rise above the greatest of Christian treasons: that everlasting peace can only be achieved through the onslaught of divine violence.
Filmed before a live audience in a workshop setting, professor and author John Dominic Crossan summarizes the essence of his bestselling 
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE & STILL BE A CHRISTIAN: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation and shows the way forward for those seeking an authentic Christianity for the 21st century.
"Violence Divine" is an eight-session DVD-based discussion program that will begin on Wednesday, March 8th . This 8-session educational series will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays for four weeks. The schedule is as follows:
Wed., March 8 th : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 1
Sun., March 12 th : 9:15 Session 2
Wed., March 15 th : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 3
Sun., March 19 th : 9:15 Session 4
Wed., March 22 nd : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 5
Sun., March 26 th : 9:15 Session 6
Wed., March 29 th : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 7
Sun., April 2nd: Breakfast
Wed., April 5th: Spring Break
Sun., April 9 th : 9:15 Session 8  

Due to slower-than-anticipated construction of the new parish hall,  there will be NO chili cookoff on March 5. 
It will be rescheduled to a later date.
Lent Banner III
Ash Wednesday, March 1:
7:30 a.m.  Imposition of Ashes
6:00 p.m.    Imposition of Ashes

Wednesdays March 8-29:
12:00 p.m.  Rosary
6:00 p.m.  Soup Supper
6:30 p.m.  Lent Program: Violence Divine 

Sundays March 12-April 9:
9:15 a.m. Lent Program: Violence Divine  

Preschool News

Ms. Beth's class brushing teeth!

Syrian Refugee Family Sponsorship

At the November vestry meeting, your Resurrection leadership discussed and approved a proposal of partnering with our friends at Nacoochee Presbyterian Church to sponsor a Syrian refugee family through World Relief.  At this month's Compassion meeting, the team members also endorsed creating such a partnership as a major outreach ministry focus for 2017. Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville is now partnering with us as well. We feel strongly that this fits well with our ongoing Family Promise parish ministry, but it also aligns perfectly with our mission statement "to be a welcoming and relevant Christian community doing what matters."
We are excited about this unique opportunity to reach out through our love of Jesus to aid and assist one family of Syria's 11 million displaced peoples that are enduring a tragedy that none of us could ever imagine in our own lifetime. Most refugees have been in camps for five years and all have undergone extreme vetting.
This effort will require financial support. The Compassion team has designated an initial gift of $1,500 to begin, but it will require more to fulfill our 6- to 12-month commitment to this family. If you feel you can financially contribute to this parish project, please designate your gift.
In addition to the initial financial commitment, we ask that each of you to prayerfully consider how you can support this family as we move forward.  In the coming weeks and months, we will need your prayers, we will need volunteers of various kinds and abilities to supporting this family, but most importantly, we need your support as we work together in providing an opportunity for a family to survive the destruction of their relatives, their homes, and their country. 

Resurrection will host a 2.5-hour orientation and volunteer training by World Relief on Sunday, March 5th, at 4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering in this life-giving ministry, please contact me.
Father Scott+
This week's theme is "Down from the Mountain."  If you would like to review the material prior to Sunday's class, follow this link: Down from the Mountain.
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The Annual Giving Campaign for 2017 is now under way.

You can make your pledge online through Resurrection's secure website, Simply go to our website  and click on the top middle tab, "Giving," then click on "Estimate of Giving for 2017." Just fill out the simple form and your confidential pledge will be forwarded to the church office. It is really easy!
Church is an important part of all of our lives and your pledges support our ministry in the community. Thank you.
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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
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Abernathy, Administrative Assistant 
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash, Sr. Warden (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke, Jr. Warden (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