Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
July 23, 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
Mexican Fiesta Game Night
Music Notes
World Relief Needs Our Help!
Newspaper Donation
Traveling Butterfly
Family Promise Host Week
Crosses Needed
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program
Episcopal Revival in Georgia
No Christian Formation
Coffee Hour Signups
Don't forget your Traveling Butterfly
Pledge Today for 2017!

Sunday - July 23
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30 Coffee Hour
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday - July 24
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday - July 25
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Fresco's
Wednesday - July 26  
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Friday - July 28
7:30  Cocaine Anonymous
July 23, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Genesis 28:10-19a

Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 8:12-25

The Gospel
Matthew 13:23-30, 36-43
8:15 pm

Dave Maier

Jane Maier

Dennis Bergin

Alice Wydra

10:30 a.m.

Sophie Alexander

Lucy Alexander
Reagan Brode

Doug Phillips
John McClatchey

Paul Kimball

Nancy Phillips

Matt Alexander
Michael Randall

Jaymi Hampton
Larry Roland

Children's Chapel
Patty Kidd

Nancy Phillips/Austin Cundiff
Community of Hope LEV
Chuck & Jaymi Hampton

Dolores Chandler

Kathy Holbrook

Social Hour
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Fonda Dodd

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
7/23  Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollitt, Perry & Carol Prescott
7/24  Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen
7/25  Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, Herb & Nancy Rish, the Roberts family 
7/26  Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Terry & Louise Savoy
7/27  The Scalia family, Hans & Becky Schacht, Helen Schlaefflin, Don Schlandt
7/28  The Schutt family, Hillary & Will Sheppard, Jeff Shirley, the Sieveking family

7/29  The Smith family, the Steele family, Betty Streeter, Gena Taylor, Ian & Catherine Tracy
July 23-29  
7/23  Jane Mellinger

7/26  Kathryn Ash, Hannah Merritt

7/27 Susan Mills, Chad Roberts

7/24 Chuck & Jaymi Hampton

7/27 Randy & Jeanette Burke
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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
Hans Schacht is in hospice care.

Cynthia Kimball is receiving radiation therapy.

Barbara Peebles is receiving radiation therapy.

Michael Randall is recovering from cancer surgery.
You are invited to a Mexican Fiesta Game Night!
Thursday, July 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Please bring a Mexican dish to share

We'll have a pinata 
and play Mexican Train dominoes

You don't want to miss it! We

Our Anthem This Sunday:

Amazing Grace/Peaceful Easy Feeling
by Brandon & Mallory Nonnemaker

World Relief Needs Our Help!

Although our World Relief Refugee Resettlement Donation Drive is not scheduled to begin until August, we have been contacted by World relief regarding an urgent need.  A Burmese refugee family of 8 will be arriving on July 27 and Resurrection, along with our partner churches, has been asked to provide furniture and household items for an apartment World Relief has rented for the family.  A list of items required for each apartment is on the bulletin board in the hallway opposite the mailboxes.   The big items needed include a dining room table and 6 chairs, one queen, one full and 4 twin bed frames, dresser or chest of drawers, night stand, sofa and chairs, and end table.  I will be requesting contributions to purchase items that are not donated.
I will also need volunteers to transport the donations to World
Relief headquarters and set up the apartment, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26.

We have received five separate furniture donations for the refugee family arriving next week.  All of the furniture needs to be picked up and taken to the storage facility. I have the means to transport the furniture, but desperately need assistance with loading and unloading. The furniture is in Cleveland, Sautee and Clarkesville, and the storage facility is off Duncan Bridge Rd.  south of the river (Satchel Storage). One of the items is a sleeper sofa that I know I can't handle alone.

If you can help, I will work with your schedule.  

Just shoot me a text or give me a call at 770-371-4570.

Thank you for your help and support.  If you have any questions, please contact Jan Kay.

Smithgall Woods Animal Shelter needs your newspapers!  Please donate them in the plastic bin located by the front door of the church.
Traveling Butterfly
The Cash family in Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA
Family Promise Host Week
August 6-12, 2017

Our next host week is coming up soon!  A sign-up sheet is now in the narthex.  Volunteers are needed to prepare a meal to share with the families.  If you are not a cook, you can volunteer to spend the night.

For more information about Family Promise Hosting, call Don or Cathy Parrish at 706-348-2240 or 706-969-2107.  Thank you to all our faithful volunteers!
Crosses Needed
We are collecting crosses to make an arrangement in the parish hall.  The ones in this picture were made by Harold Riley using some of the wood out of Morris Braswell's shop.  If you would like to donate a cross to be used in the arrangement, please bring it to church and put it on the table in the parish hall.  We would like a variety of sizes and an assortment of materials; they do not have to be made of wood.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Dorsey at 706-969-0514 or
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program

Resurrection has formed a partnership with Nacoochee Presbyterian  Church and Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church  to gather items that are needed  by World Relief to 
help settle refugee families in the Metro Atlanta area. During the month of August, the three churches will be soliciting donations for the World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program. A storage space will be rented to store the donated items until they can be transported to the World Relief warehouse. A list of needed items has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway to the left of the narthex. Please take a copy with you.

After church each Sunday in August, a volunteer will be onsite at each church from 12:00 until 1:30 to accept donations of new and gently used household items and small items of furniture (e.g., lamps, dining room chairs). You can drop off donated items at any of the three churches.

On Saturday August 12th and 26th, between 10:00 and 2:00, volunteers will be at the storage facility (location TBD) to collect larger items. Smaller furniture items and household goods will also be accepted on these dates. If possible, please bring donated furniture on these dates. If you cannot transport the furniture or household items yourself, contact Jan Kay at (770) 371-4570 or, and arrangements will be made to have a volunteer pick up the items. We are seeking volunteers for this endeavor, so please let Jan Kay know if you can assist. We will definitely need some help on August 12th and 26th.  
Are you ready for Boundless Love?

An Episcopal Revival led by our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to the Diocese of Georgia on September 17th. 
Resurrection road trip?!

Please consider signing up to be a coffee hour host/hostess on the sign-up sheet in the narthex
Instructions:  Make coffee and lemonade, put goodies on plate and voila! 
Coffee hour!
Don't forget your Traveling Butterfly!

Be sure to take a Resurrection butterfly with you as you go on your travels this summer.  Send us pictures so that we can live vicariously through you!
Pledge Today for 2017! 

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.
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
Tabitha Kahn, Administrative Assistant
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
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