Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost
October 30, 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
706-865-9680

www.resurrectionsautee.com

 

"The Episcopal Church in White County"

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In This Issue
Construction Update
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Ministry Fair
Music Notes
Preschool News
Trunk or Treat
Women's Retreat Pics
Women's Bible Study
Family First Breakfast
Consecration Sunday
Family Promise Update
Community Thanksgiving Service
Faith Lens
Smoked Turkey Breast SAle
Are you called to serve?
Theology of the Eucharist
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
      
Sunday - 30th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Ministry Fair
10:30 Folk Eucharist 
5:30 SCNA Trunk or Treat

Monday - 31st
5:30 Yoga
 
Tuesday - 1st
9:30 Staff Meeting
10:00  Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ The Attic

Wednesday - 2nd  
6:45 Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 3rd
3:00 DOK Meeting
6:00 Women's Bible Study
Sunday,
October 30, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

The Psalm
Psalm 119:137-144

Second Reading
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

The Gospel
Luke 19:1-10
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8:15 am

Crucifer
Dave Maier

Lector
Fonda Dodd

LEM/Interces sor
Jane Maier

Altar
Alice Wydra

10:30 am

Crucifer
Austin Cundiff

Acolytes
Lillian Grace Hutchings
Shelby Scalia
 
 Lectors
Shelby Scalia
DonScalia

LEM/Intercess or
Joanna Moylan

LEM
Marteen Goodwin

Ushers 
Helen Wilkins
Perry Prescott

Greeters 
Pat Roland
Larry Roland

Children's Chapel
Mallory Nonnemaker

Altar
Jane Mitchell
 
Community of Hope Minister
Jill Hazen
 
Flowers
Jane Maier
 
Teller
David Wilkins
 
Social Hour
Dolores Chandler

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Carolyn Clarke

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
 
10/30  Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, David & Holly Wall, Susan Wasmer, Don & Holly Walker          
    
10/31  Suzy Wedwaldt, David & Helen Wilkins, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra   
            
11/1 Paul Abele, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, the Ash family   
        
11/2  The Bell family, Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family 
    
11/3  Denise Bobo, the Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon      
11/4 Michelle Boyce, Barbara Brady, Morris & Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family

11/5 The Broom family, Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campbell  
October 30-November 5  
10/31 Jan Schmittou

11/2  Arlene DeJulio

11/4 Charlotte Greer

11/5 Dolores Chandler

 
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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


  • Morris Braswell begins chemo therapy and radiation November 7th.
  • Hans Schacht is in hospice care.
 

Below is the building schedule for our new parish hall:
                • The building has been ordered.
                • Anchor bolt drawings should be completed by the end of this week.
                • Next week, they will begin laying out the building to prepare for pouring the concrete.
                • The building will be delivered the first week of December.
It will take approximately 3 months to complete construction.

You are invited to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new parish hall on Sunday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m.   

Come join us for this very exciting event!
THIS SUNDAY
 
In  conjunction with our annual Stewardship Drive, October 30, 2016, has been designated by the Vestry as Ministry Day.  As part of Ministry Day, we will have a Ministry Fair  after both the 8:15 and 10:30 services. There will be refreshments for all and goody bags for the kids.  

The purpose of the Ministry is to present parish ministries, programs and services to the members of the parish, to help parishioners understand the impact that their gifts of time, talent and treasure have on the lives of others, and to invite parishioners to volunteer their time and talent.

We hope to see you there!

Stewardship Prayer

Oh, Lord, giver of life and source of our freedom,
We are reminded by the Psalmist that Yours is "the earth and its fullness; 
the world and those who dwell in it."

We know that it is from your hand that we have 
received  all we have and are and will be.

Gracious and loving God,
We understand that You call us to be the Stewards of your abundance, 
the caretakers of all You have entrusted to us.

Help us always to use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously.  May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Christ in our lives.

We pray with grateful hearts,
in Jesus' name.

Amen

       Folk Mass This Sunday

This Sunday, guest musicians, Lisa Deaton, Sarrah Ellen McDonald, and Debbielee Whelchel will assist in leading a folk-inspired Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.  You don't want to miss this!

 
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Preschool News

It's time to order your wreath!


2017 Chick-fil-A calendars will be available to purchase on Sunday, October 30, after each service.  Purchase a calendar and receive free meals each month.  Activate the card on the back of your calendar.  The cost is only $9.00.
at the Sautee-Nacoochee Community Center
The Resurrection Van Will Be There!

Trunk or Treat will be held at the Sautee-Nacoochee Community Center on Sunday, October 30 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.
Resurrection will have the decorated church van there to give out candy. Please bring a bag or two of candy to church.
The festivities will include trunk or treating, haunted house, carnival games, cake walk, costume contest, and a hot dog & chili dinner. Dinner and trunk or treating begin at 5:30 pm. The carnival and haunted house open at 6:00 pm. There will be a costume contest in the gym at 8:00 pm.
This is such a wonderful, fun-filled family event every year! We are looking forward to another great year of Trunk or Treat!
Women's Retreat @ Camp Mikell
October 21-23, 2016



Women's Bible Study
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

The women's Bible study group  will meet this Thursday, November 3, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the church to discuss Lysa Terkeurst's Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl.

Please bring cheese & crackers, beverages, and/or cookies to share.  We look forward to seeing you there. It is never too late to attend!  
Hosted by the WRECs and the DOK!  
Consecration Sunday is Coming!
November 6, 2016

Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church's mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.

Our congregation's finance committee has selected the New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship education emphasis this year.

New Consecration Sunday is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the  giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. I nstead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we will treat people like followers of Jesus  Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleshi p.   New   Consecration Sunday  encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, "What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?"
 
During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial commitments to our churc h's m issionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world.

Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on Consecration Sunday. We urge people to attend who feel strongly opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card.

We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship, our guest leader will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their commitments as a confidential act of worship.

We will encourage participation in Consecration Sunday events through the Consecration Sunday team and governing board members. Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend Consecration Sunday worship.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in Consecration Sunday events.

Paul Kimball
Consecration Sunday Chairperson  


Family Promise Update



This year, Family Promise of White County will participate in Georgia Gives Day. Georgia Gives Day is November 17th and is a statewide initiative to help with donations to non-profits. If you are participating in this statewide event, please consider giving to Family Promise of White County. It is an amazing initiative that we are proud to be a part of.

Thank you for supporting this important ministry.
Cathy Parrish 706-348-2240

This week's theme is "You Will Be Free." If you would like to review the material prior to Sunday's class, follow this link:   You Will Be Free.  

Are you called to serve?




"He shall call upon me, and I will answer Him."  Psalm 91:15a

If you feel called to serve on the Vestry, please contact Fr. Scott or a Vestry member .
 


The NEW Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide is available by following this link If you would like to advertise your business or purchase a memorial or thanksgiving message, please contact Michelle Boyce at 706-348-7657 or mgboyce1@hotmail.com.
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-865-9680
   
PARISH STAFF 

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, Assisting Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Abernathy, Administrative Assistant 
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
    
MEMBERS OF THE VESTRY
Vestrymembers
 
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