The Third Sunday After Epiphany
January 21, 2018

"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
Christian Formation
Music Notes
Resurrection on the Road
Youth Group News
Preschool News
Women's Bible Study
Super Bowl Squares
Chili & Salsa Cookoff
Lenten Prayer Labyrinth & Taize
Theology on Tap
Dinner & Concert
Cape Coast Companion Diocese
Sunday, January 21
8:15  Holy Eucharist II w/o music
9:15 Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Vestry Meeting

Monday, January 22
5:30 Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday, January 23
10:00 Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Lunch @ B.A.'s Fish House
6:30 Boy Scouts

January 24
10:00   Preschool Chapel
6:00 ACTS Class
6:30 Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Friday, January 26
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
January 21, 2018
The Lectionary 
Click  here for full texts

First Reading
Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 62:6-14

Second Reading
1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20
8:15 a.m.

Steve Wydra

Fonda Dodd

Dennis Bergin

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Clay Bolton

Ben Johnston
Cameron Kimsey

Ben Johnston
John McClatchey

Mary Geidel

Chris Geidel

Brian Johnston
Jan Kay

Sherry McCollum
Tera Johnston

Children's Chapel

Nancy Phillips/Mallory Nonnemaker
Community of Hope LEV
Dennis Bergin

Valarie Dye

Chris Geidel 

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
1/21  Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara & Will Overton
1/22  Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
1/23  Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollitt, Perry & Carol Prescott
1/24  Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen
1/25  Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, Herb & Nancy Rish, the Roberts family
1/26  Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Terry & Louise Savoy

1/27  The Scalia family, Becky Schacht, Helen Schlaefflin, Don Schlandt
January 21-27
1/27 Stephanie Bolton

1/21 Denny & Alice Wydra

1/24 Bob & Nancy Lambdin
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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.

This Sunday's Anthem:

Wayfaring Stranger
A Solo by Dolores Chandler
Resurrection on the Road
Are you ready for a new Resurrection day trip?

Next Thursday, January 25, we will leave in the van at 8:30 from Resurrection to join the folks at Grace-Calvary to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. We will have lunch at "Mary Mac's Tea Room" restaurant after our visit to the historic site. There is no cost for the MLK site, so just bring some money to chip in for gas and your lunch.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site consists of several buildings including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized, and both his father, Martin Luther King Sr., and he were pastors. These places, critical to the interpretation of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, were included in the National Historic Site when it was established on October 10, 1980.
In total, the buildings included in the site make up 35 acres. The visitor center contains a museum that chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement and the path of Martin Luther King Jr. An 1894 firehouse (Fire Station No. 6) served the Sweet Auburn community until 1991, and now contains a gift shop and an exhibit on desegregation in the Atlanta Fire Department. The "I Have a Dream" International World Peace Rose Garden, and a memorial tribute to Mohandas K. Gandhi are part of the site, as is the "International Civil Rights Walk of Fame" which commemorates some of the courageous pioneers who worked for social justice.
The van will hold the first 14 to RSVP. Send me an email to save your spot!  
Youth Group News
January 14, 2018
The Youth Group making Valentine cards for the Senior Center
Preschool News
The students had a lot of fun making their own snow.  Messy - but fun!

Women's Bible Study
Thursday, February 1, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Women's Bible Study will resume on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.  We will be starting a new study called "The Wisdom of God."  Please contact Denise Dorsey or Patty Kidd if you would like a copy of the book ordered.  The group meets the first and third Thursdays each month.  
Super Bowl Squares
Now Available!

The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 4th, so it is time to claim your Super Bowl squares for only $25 a square!  Proceeds benefit Resurrection's outreach ministries.
We will begin by filling one board first and begin on the second board when the first one is filled. If we sell all the squares on both boards, you have a chance to win up to $125 after each quarter and up to $500 at the end of the game on each board - 2 chances to win after each quarter! But most importantly, our outreach will receive $3,250!
What if each family commits to selling at least 10 squares? Contact your family and friends. It is easy to do and fun to watch who wins! Reserve your squares today!
Send a message to or call 706-865-9680 and Luanne will be happy to reserve your squares.    
The sign-up sheet to enter the Salsa and/or Chili Cookoff is in the narthex. Purchase as many Super Bowl squares as you want for $25 per square, located in the lobby before and after services.

People have been gathering in public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, doubt, and deep questions of meaning. Recently, many people are re-discovering the pub and tavern as a safe space to explore and express questions, learn from others, and engage with other traditions and perspective. Throughout time, profound insights have their origins paired with a pint. The pub is a space of freedom and a place to reflect on the technical layers of complexity in the drinks we imbibe and the philosophy and theology in which we share. 

Join us the second Tuesday of the month and bring your questions, curiosity, and readiness to engage and wrestle as we pursue the Divine in the seemingly least likely of places. 

Please contact the church office to reserve your spot or sign up here
Limited Seating Available!  Only a few tickets left!

The following resolution was unanimously passed at the Diocese of Atlanta's Annual Council which met in Gainesville, GA on November 10-11, 2017:

Resolved, that the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta enter into a Companion Diocese Relationship with the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast in Ghana in West Africa, and that the relationship last for three years, commencing with the approval of such a relationship by the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Cape Coast at their quarterly meeting in December 2017. 

Subsequently, on Monday, December 4, 2017, we received this notice from the Bishop of Cape Coast, The Right Rev. Victor Atta-Baffoe:

I am pleased to inform you that your [resolution] was read to the Standing Committee at its meeting on November 30, and was received with great joy and affection. We are so grateful. We will hold you in prayer as we journey together in Christian faith and charity. Please be assured that we are holding you all in our prayers and remembering you in our celebration of the Eucharist.

We are delighted in the good work God is up to among us!

2018 Pilgrimage to Cape Coast
We are planning the next pilgrimage of members of the Diocese of Atlanta to Cape Coast.  The dates will be May 18-25, 2018. Please  click here to be considered for this year's trip. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018. 

Contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers ( if you have any questions or would like to receive more information.

The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers
Canon C. John Thompson-Quartey

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
The Rev. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
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
Mike Dye (2020)
Christina Ernst (2020)
Ringo McCollum (2020)
John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Larry Holbrook, Co-Treasurer
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection