Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost
October 23, 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"

Find us on Facebook

In This Issue
Pastoral Care Corner
Ministry Fair
Preschool News
Music Notes
Faith Lens
Family Promise Update
Trunk or Treat
Consecration Sunday
Community Thanksgiving Service
Theology of the Eucharist
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Saturday - 22nd
Women's Retreat
  4:00 Family Promise Helen Duck Race

Sunday - 23rd  
Women's Retreat
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Faith Lens
10:30 Holy Eucharist II 

Monday - 24th
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 25th
9:30 Staff Meeting
10:00  Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Yonah Pizza & Subs 

Wednesday - 26th   
6:45 Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 27th
6:00 Community of Hope Meeting
October 23, 2016
The Lectionary 
Click  here for full texts

First Reading
Joel 2:23-32

The Psalm
Psalm 65

Second Reading
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

The Gospel
Luke 18:9-14

8:15 am

Jessie Merritt

Donna Merritt

LEM/Interces sor
Denny Wydra

Debbie McLean

10:30 am

Clay Bolton

Raegan Cash
Savannah Steele
John McClatchey
Joe Cash

LEM/Intercess or
Nancy Phillips

Linda Perry

Bruce Stadler
Larry Roland

Austin Cundiff
Jaymi Hampton

Children's Chapel
Christy Harris

Madeline Braswell
Community of Hope Minister
Hugh Peebles
Gretchen Kwatra
Chris Geidel
Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Becky Schacht

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
10/23  Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollit, Perry & Carol Prescott          
10/24  Bill & Linny Prince, Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen   
10/25 Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, the Roberts family   
10/26  Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Tom & Sherri Ryan, Terry & Louise Savoy, the Scalia family 
10/27  Hans & Becky Schacht, Don Schlandt, Helen Schlaefflin      
10/28 The Schutt family, Hillary & Will Sheppard, Jeff Shirley, the Sieveking family

10/29 The Smith family, the Steele family, Betty Streeter, Gena Taylor   
October 23-29  
10/24 Molly Sieveking

10/29  Chad Ledford

10/24 Ron & Debbie Phillips

10/27 Howard & Carol Ebert, Don & Cathy Parrish
Join Our Mailing List
Quick Links

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
Sharon Burdict  died in an auto accident in Blairsville. 
October 30, 2016
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.

You don't want to miss this important event in the life of our parish!

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.

PS Logo

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.
Gloria from The Mass of Peace 
by Eddie Cavazos

This week's theme is "Suffering by Comparison." If you would like to review the material prior to Sunday's class, follow this link:   Suffering By Comparison.  
Family Promise Update

Family Promise Hosting Week

Resurrection church will be hosting three families currently in the program. We have 4 adults, 4 children and a 5-month-old baby boy.  As of last Sunday, volunteers have signed up for meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday night is the only night that is covered by volunteers.  The following is a list of volunteer opportunities still needed:

Sunday, Oct. 23rd - Dinner host & overnight host at Faith Lutheran church.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday - overnight hosts.
Sunday, Oct. 23rd - Day Center, 1 volunteer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 volunteer  from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29th - Day Center, 1 volunteer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 volunteer  from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to meet the families and interact with the children. I hope you will consider volunteering. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex.  Don and I will be available after Sunday service to answer any questions.


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
Trunk or Treat @ SNCA
The Resurrection Van Will Be There!

Trunk or Treat will be held at the Sautee-Nacoochee Center on Sunday, October 30 from 5:30 pm to 9 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 begins 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!
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  


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
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
Cassie Abernathy, Administrative Assistant 
Sonya Chesser, 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