Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 21, 2016


"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
Music Notes
Faith Lens
Altar Flowers
Preschool News
Men's 1st Annual Fishing Trip
Resurrection Van Trip Pics
Family Promise Mountain Mud Run Pics
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
Children & Youth Ministry
Anti-Racism Training
Sunday - 21st 
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Faith Lens
Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Vestry meeting

Monday - 22nd
5:30 Yoga 
Tuesday - 23rd    
9:30 Staff meeting
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ La Cabana

Wednesday - 24th 
6:45 Choir Practice
AA meeting

Thursday - 25th 
6:00 Community of Hope meeting 
Friday - 26th 
5:00 Alpine Terrace HOA meeting 
August 21, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Jeremiah 1:4-10

The Psalm
Psalm 71:1-6

Second Reading
Hebrews 12:18-29

The Gospel
Luke 13:10-17
8:15 am

Steve Wydra

Steve Wydra  

LEM/Interces sor
Chris Geidel 

Debbie McLean

10:30 am

Austin Cundiff

Lillian Grace Hutchings
Raegan Cash
Doug Phillips
Linda Perry   

LEM/Intercess or
Paul Kimball

Joe Cash

Jennifer Smith
Matt Alexander


Carolyn Clarke
Jaymi Hampton

Children's Chapel
Lyndsey Roberts

Carolyn Clarke
Community of Hope Minister
Becky Schacht
Susan Mills
Doug Phillips
Social Hour
Dolores Chandler

Vestry Person of the Day
Paul Abele

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
8/21 Darrell & Laurie Nix and James Bowers, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, John & Linda O'Brien, Barbara Overton, Bill Owen          
8/22 Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh & Barbara Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
8/23 Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Ginny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollit, Perry & Carol Prescott       
8/24 Bill & Linny Prince, Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen   
8/25 Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, the Roberts family      
8/26 Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Tom & Sherri Ryan, Terry & Louise Savoy, the Scalia family

8/27 Hans & Becky Schacht, Helen Schlaefflin, Don Schlandt, Jan Schmittou      
August 21-27  
8/22 David Wall       

8/23 Becky Johnston

8/26 Joe Cash

8/27 Lyndsey Perry

8/21 Don & Holly Walker

8/25 Chris & Mary Geidel, Geoff & Susan Gstalder    
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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
Roy Brogdon's brother, Johnny, died this week in Brunswick.
Jim Engebretson
is recovering at The Oaks in Gainesville .

Janet Ash is undergoing cancer therapy.  
Hans Schacht is undergoing chemo therapy.
Morris Braswell is undergoing chemo therapy.

Jill Hazen  is recovering from back surgery.
Dottie Bardenwerper is in rehab at Chelsey Park Rehabilitation, 200 Mountain Park Dr., Room 213, Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-482-3000. 
Linda Perry is recovering from knee surgery. 
Jennifer Scalia is recovering from surgery.  
Harold Riley  has received a cancer diagnosis. 
Jan Kay will have shoulder surgery on the 26th. 
We are fortunate to have Benji Stegner accompanying the choir this month.  Thank you for sharing your talent, Benji.



MM (Instrumental Conducting), Oklahoma City University 
BA (Music), Piedmont College 

Professional Biography & Experience

Mr. William "Benji" Stegner joins the faculty at Piedmont College as Instructor of Music, teaching class piano and doing collaborative piano work. He has worked with the Piedmont College Theatre, most recently composing original music forHush: An Interview with America and musically directing
9 to 5: the Musical. Mr. Stegner maintains an active musical life in the local community and churches.

Stegner holds the Master of Music degree in Conducting from Oklahoma City University, where he also completed coursework and study in Organ Performance under Dr. Melissa Plamann. While at OCU, he served as graduate assistant for the OCU Wind Philharmonic and the Oklahoma Youth Winds. He earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Music from Piedmont College.
The flowers on the altar this Sunday are given by Carolyn Clarke in memory of Jim Clarke on his birthday.
PS Logo
Preschool News
For Pet Week, the preschool students brought in their favorite stuffed toy and we had a parade around the school.

Resurrection Van Trip August 18, 2016
Mimi's & a Movie
Photo credit:  Susan Mills
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
Advertise your business or 
purchase a memorial/thanksgiving message

B eginning September 1, you will have a chance to make your fellow parishioners aware of your business or take the opportunity to dedicate a block in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one.  
We will be distributing an advertising page to all members each Sunday. The prices shown are for a 6-month period. All proceeds will benefit the Kitchen Appliance Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Boyce @ 706-348-7657 or

We need to reimagine how we can have quality children and youth programs utilizing enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and creative thinkers.  On our rolls, we have 13 nursery age children, 21 pre-k and elementary age children, and 14 teens.  I am very passionate about creating a good Episcopal-style Christian experience for all of them.  I believe that to offer anything less is negligent on my part.  I believe we can, but I need your help.

1.  Children's Chapel during the 10:30 service is one of the best things that we do and very easy to facilitate.  We need facilitators.  With a healthy group of volunteers, you would only be scheduled once every 10-12 weeks.  I can send links to resources that can assist you in planning a 25-minute Children's Chapel program that would include a lesson, story, or craft and a snack.  Please let me know if I can put you on the schedule.

2.  The next thing is that I would like to have volunteers to help us rethink what children and youth ministry should look like at Resurrection.  We need folks who are passionate about our children and youth ministry to serve as planner, facilitators, thinkers, chaperones, leaders, and teachers.  I believe that with a good handful of us, we can give our children and youth the attention, education, and experience they deserve.

If you would like to help me, Joe Cash, and Denise Dorsey figure this out, please send me a message to say that I can count on you.

Father Scott+

And a special thank you to Mallory Nonnemaker for all her hard work the past 2 years and to Candina Butcher, who keeps our nursery every single Sunday.
Anti-Racism Training 
September 24, 2016 9:00-4:00

The Anti-Racism Training model of the Episcopal Church is designed to make us all more aware of how society's racist past still haunts us today. Through self-examination and sharing our stories, we come to learn more about how our behavior affects others, and how our society, institutions and churches affect how we think and feel about others. After anti-racism training, you will never watch the news the same again!  More information

Resurrection is hosting the next training for the Northeast Convocation on Saturday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Catherine Meeks will facilitate the training.

Since 1991, General Convention has committed the Episcopal Church to address racism within our church, society and the world. We all recognize when obvious racism, discrimination or oppression occurs, but many of us are completely unaware of the subtle racism that occurs everyday all around us and how we are involved in perpetuating it. To better educate ourselves about the underlying racism in our daily lives and institutions, all lay and ordained leaders in the Episcopal Church are required to attend anti-racism training. Each and every member of the church can also be involved in the effort to end the institutional racism that exists in the church. Together we can make our church a welcoming place, devoid of racism and any form of prejudice and discrimination.

Working together for justice. 
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, Assisting Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Sonya Chesser, Parish Administrator & Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Paul Abele (2016) - Administration
Denise Dorsey, Junior Warden (2016) - Formation
Paul Kimball, Senior Warden (2016) - Administration
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary
Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection