Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 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
Piedmont College Lessons & Carols
Second Sunday of Advent
Preschool News
First Sunday Breakfast
Annual Parish Meetng
Vestry Nominees
First Sunday Family Worship Service
Angel Tree
WRECs' Christmas Party
Men's Group Meeting
UNG Orchestra Concert
Christmas Poinsettias
St. Andrew's Sunday Photo
Parish Hall Building Update
Celtic Christmas
Important Tax Information Announcement
Women's Bible Study
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Take a Step
New Online Photo Directory
Sunday - 4th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:15 Breakfast & Annual Meeting 
10:30 Holy Eucharist II  

Monday - 5th
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 6th
9:30  Staff Meeting
10:00 Exercise 
11:30  WRECs' Christmas Party @  Wendell's
4:30 Preschool Board Meeting
Wednesday - 7th  
6:45 Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 8th
6:00 Men's Group Meeting
7:30 UNG Orchestra Concert
December 4, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Second Reading
Romans 15:4-13

The Gospel
Matthew 3:1-12

8:15 am

Denny Wydra

Fonda Dodd

LEM/Interces sor
Jane Maier

Lana Brown

10:30 am

Reagan Brode

Savannah Steele
Will Sheppard
Don Scalia
Shelby Scalia

LEM/Intercess or
Steve Smith

Joe Cash

Larry Roland

Jaymi Hampton
Pat Roland

Children's Chapel
Family Eucharist
Pat Roland
Community of Hope Minister
Becky Schacht
Jane Maier
David Wilkins
Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Denise Dorsey

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
12/4  Michelle Boyce, Barbara Brady, Morris & Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family         
12/5  Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campbell    
12/6 The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser, Joey Chitwood   
12/7  Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family 
12/8  Ed & Arlene DeJulio, Fonda Dodd, Denise Dorsey, Ashley Dunson, Mike & Valarie Dye
12/9 Carol & Howard Ebert, Jim & Audrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Gene & Lin Ewert, Gene & Pat Fuller

12/10 Chris & Mary Geidel, Andy Gilbert, Pam Gilbert   
December 4-10  
12/5  Susan Gstalder, Gretchen Kwatra

12/6 Linda Perry

12/7 Hannah Kidd

12/9 Pat Fuller

12/10 Ashley Dunson
12/8 Doug & Nancy Phillips 
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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

  • Betty Streeter is in the hospital awaiting open heart bypass surgery.
  • Alice Wydra is home from hand surgery.
  • Suzanne D'Abate's mother died in South Carolina.
  • Nancy Rish's mother died on Wednesday.
  • Michael Randall is undergoing chemo therapy.
  • Morris Braswell is undergoing radiation and chemo therapy.
  • Hans Schacht is in hospice care.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Suzanne D'Abate and her family on the  los s of Suzanne's mother, Shirley O'Donnell.  

Father of all, we pray to you for  Shirley , and for all those whom 
we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let 
light perpetual shine upon them. May her  soul and the souls 
of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. 
Service of Lessons & Carols
Piedmont College
7:30 p.m.
Second  Sunday of   Advent

Light the candle of Peace
PS Logo
Preschool News
Some of our little ones learning 
about the birth of Jesus. 
This Sunday @ 9:15 a.m.
Hosted by the Women's Bible Study Group  
This Sunday, December 4, the 23rd Annual Parish Meeting of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
9:45 a.m.

Vestry Nominees

Chris Geidel

I am a lifelong Episcopalian. I moved to Sautee Nacoochee in 2000 and joined this family parish with my wife, Mary.  I have served on the Vestry previously and was Junior Warden for a year and Senior Warden for a year during that time.  I was asked to be on this Vestry and decided that since I was already involved with the Building Committee, it would be a good time to be on the Vestry also.  I will be retiring next summer after 40 years as a Consulting Engineer and look forward to having more time to devote to the church, my car hobby and traveling around the country with our camper.

Jan Kay

My name is Jan Kay.  I am 55 years old and a native Georgian.  I was born in Elberton, but spent most of my youth in the Metro Atlanta area.  I have a B.S. degree from Georgia State University and spent 30 years working in law enforcement and community corrections. I retired in August 2014 from the federal government, where I worked as a Deputy Chief for the U.S. Probation Office for Northern Georgia.  I am married to Kelly Smith, my partner of 19 years.  My children consist of two horses, a dog and three cats.  Kelly and I moved to Cleveland in September 2014, although we have owned property here since 2005.  Most of my immediate family resides in Cleveland.  I have several hobbies, including repairing and selling horse tack.  My favorite activities are horseback riding and mounted shooting, camping, fishing, and watching college football.  (GO DAWGS!)

I volunteered to serve on the Vestry because of my love for the church and community.  I especially enjoy working in the community and organizing fund-raising events.  I am a firm believer in following the Lord's command to care for they neighbor.  I have previously volunteered at homeless shelters, meals on wheels, and was co-director of a food bank for several years.  I am ready and eager to serve the church and the Lord in any manner that is needed.

Michael Randall

I am Michael Randall, 63 years old, and married to my beautiful, wonderful wife Hilary.  We have three grown sons:  Hayden, Hudson and Hunter. The two older ones live in Atlanta and the youngest is in Denver, Colorado.  My business profession is architecture.  I am president and part owner of Randall-Paulson Architects, a 35-person multi-discipline design firm, which is located in the Historic Roswell Mill in Roswell, Georgia.

Hilary and I relocated our permanent residence to Cleveland, Georgia, in Lake Laceola a few months ago.  During the previous year or so, when we were building, we attended a number of Episcopal churches in the area.  We quickly determined that Resurrection would become our church home.  This was based on the openness and friendliness of everyone, Scott's inspiring sermons and the fact that the parish has a wide range of young to old parishioners.  We come to Resurrection after attending the Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs, Georgia, for over 25 years.

I approached Scott about being on the Vestry because I want to become more familiar with everyone we have met thus far and those we have not.  Also, I hope to bring my experience of serving on two Vestries and being Senior Warden twice at our previous church.  I also served as Chairman of the Building Committee for a church expansion project, served on the Finance Committee, as well as being an active participant in lay reading duties and ushering.  I'm hopeful that by bringing another viewpoint from being a new member, it may be beneficial in addressing any issues the church faces.

Thank you to everyone for your support of our 2016 Angel Tree/White Christmas outreach project!  Thanks to your generosity, Resurrection is making the Christmas season a much more happy time for over 40 children in White County. 

Please remember to return your gifts to the church by THIS SUNDAY,  December 4,  wrapped in a black trash bag with your angel's number on the outside of the bag.

If you plan to attend, please contact Nancy Phillips ASAP.
Men's Group Meeting
Thursday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.
The Men's Group will finish up the year with the conclusion of their study on Discerning the Will of God on Thursday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m.  

Christmas Poinsettias 2016

Do you have a loved one whom you would like to remember this Christmas? The church will be ordering poinsettias in December for Christmas Eve.  The name(s) of the person(s) remembered will be listed in the Christmas Eve service bulletin.  The cost is $15.00 each.

Please provide the following information:

In memory of: ___________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _______________________________________

DONOR(s): _____________________________________________

Mail should be addressed to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1755 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee, GA  30571.  
St. Andrew's Sunday
Kirkin O' the Tartan

Parish Hall Building Update
December 1, 2016

In order to have your pledge contributions included in your 2016 statement of giving, you must have your contribution in the church office no later than Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Women's Bible Study
First & Third Thursdays, beginning January 5, 2017

"We will begin our new Bible study,
Finding I Am, in January.  We meet at 6:00 on the first and third Thursdays at the church.

Due to construction, we may have to be flexible on our meeting place - this is a good thing! In this study, we will be discussing the 7 "I Am" statements from the Gospel of John.  Our own Tera Johnston will be leading this study. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tera, Patty Kidd or me. We will be glad to help. 

We hope you all can make it and ... bring a friend!"

Denise Dorsey 
The 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
New Online Photo Directory
In Process
We are in the process of creating an online photo album (password-protected) on the parish website. It will include a photo and names(s) only - no personal information. If you have had your photograph made, it is likely your photograph will be included in the online gallery. If you have not, we would like to take your picture. If you wish to opt out, please email
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