First Sunday in Lent
March 5, 2017

"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
New Parish Hall Dedication
Parish Photo Directory
Yeti Fundraiser
Lent Schedule
Lent Program
Preschool News
Chili Cookoff Postponed
Syrian Refugee Family Sponsorship
Sacramental Confession
Family Promise Reverse Raffle
Men's Group Meeting
New Parish Hall Building Update
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Pledge Today for 2017!
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Sunday - 5th 
8:15  Holy Eucharist II 
9:30 Building Dedication
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
4:00 World Relief Training/Orientation

Monday - 6th
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 7th
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ The Attic
Wednesday - 8th  
10:00  Preschool Chapel
12:00 Rosary
6:00  Soup Supper
6:30 Lent Program
7:00  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting
March 5, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7

Psalm 32

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 5:12-19

The Gospel
Matthew 4:1-11
8:15 pm

Denny Wydra

Fonda Dodd

Jane Maier

Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Reagan Brode

Savannah Steele
Will Sheppard

John McClatchey
Don Scalia

Joe Cash

Nancy LaForce

Larry Roland

Michelle Boyce
Pat Roland

Children's Chapel

Pat Roland
Community of Hope LEV
Joanna Moylan

Valarie Dye

Denise Dorsey

Social Hour

Vestry Person 
of the Day
Jan Kay

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
3/5  Lana Brown, Randy & Jean Burke, the Butcher family, Joyce Campbell     
3/6 The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser, Joey Chitwood
3/7 Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family
3/8  Ed & Arlene DeJulio, Tim DeLoach, Fonda Dodd, Denise Dorsey, Ashley Dunson, Mike & Valarie Dye
3/9  Carol & Howard Ebert, Jim & Audrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Gene & Lin Ewert, Gene & Pat Fuller
3/10 Chris & Mary Geidel, Andy Gilbert

3/11  Ron & Marteen Goodwin, Helen Greear, Charlotte Greer 
March 5-11
3/5  Randy Burke, Ringo McCollum 

3/7  Katie Hardy

3/8 Maria Stevens

3/10 William Koeppel, Mel Mellinger

3/11 Jane Maier, Matthew Sieveking

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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
  • Bob Kroll is in Northeast Georgia Medical Center rehabilitation unit.
  • Hans Schacht is receiving hospice care at home.


A new parish photo directory is coming 
and  we want everyone to be included!

Jan Kay will will be available before and after both services this Sunday, March 5, to take pictures for our new directory.
Yeti Fundraiser!
Resurrection Yetis will be available this Sunday!  
The cost is $20 for the 20-oz. and $22 for the 30-oz. and a portion of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to Resurrection.  There will also be accessories available, including spill-proof lids ($2.50), handles ($3.50) and stainless steel straws ($1.50), as well as decals ($2.50) for your car, home, refrigerator, laptop.  

This is a great opportunity to get a great travel mug and help out Resurrection at the same time!  Please contact Jan Kay if you have any questions.
Lent Banner III

Wednesdays March 8-29:
12:00 p.m.  Rosary
6:00 p.m.  Soup Supper
6:30 p.m.  Lent Program: Convenantal Restoration 

Sundays March 12-April 9:
9:15 a.m. Lent Program: Covenantal Restoration  
Lent Program

Racism and oppression have a long and painful past and present; it is an open, aching human wound that reflects a fracture in our relationship with God. Understanding how it was promoted and is still alive and acting out in the construct of our beliefs and systems and structures is the beginning of caring for this wound.

In this series on faith and race, we pray God would bring you hope, renew your mind, enliven your spirit, and gift you with the virtues of the Divine's own heart. May God strengthen your stand, inspire your movement towards God's dream for humanity, and increase Kingdom square footage with each step you make in Love.  

"Covenantal Restoration" is an eight-session DVD-based discussion program that will begin on Wednesday, March 8 th . This 8-session educational series will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays for four weeks. The schedule is as follows:
Wed., March 8 th : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 1
Sun., March 12 th : 9:15 Session 2
Wed., March 15 th : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 3
Sun., March 19 th : 9:15 Session 4
Wed., March 22 nd : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 5
Sun., March 26 th : 9:15 Session 6
Wed., March 29 th : 6:00 Soup Supper, 6:30 Session 7
Sun., April 2nd: Breakfast
Wed., April 5th: Spring Break
Sun., April 9 th : 9:15 Session 8  
Preschool News

The children sorted their goldfish by color, counted them, and graphed them.  After they finished their activity, they got to eat their goldfish!

Due to slower-than-anticipated construction of the new parish hall,  there will be NO chili cookoff on March 5. 
It will be rescheduled to a later date.
Syrian Refugee Family Sponsorship

At the November vestry meeting, your Resurrection leadership discussed and approved a proposal of partnering with our friends at Nacoochee Presbyterian Church to sponsor a Syrian refugee family through World Relief.  At this month's Compassion meeting, the team members also endorsed creating such a partnership as a major outreach ministry focus for 2017. Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville is now partnering with us as well. We feel strongly that this fits well with our ongoing Family Promise parish ministry, but it also aligns perfectly with our mission statement "to be a welcoming and relevant Christian community doing what matters."
We are excited about this unique opportunity to reach out through our love of Jesus to aid and assist one family of Syria's 11 million displaced peoples that are enduring a tragedy that none of us could ever imagine in our own lifetime. Most refugees have been in camps for five years and all have undergone extreme vetting.
This effort will require financial support. The Compassion team has designated an initial gift of $1,500 to begin, but it will require more to fulfill our 6 to 12-month commitment to this family. If you feel you can financially contribute to this parish project, please designate your gift.
In addition to the initial financial commitment, we ask that each of you to prayerfully consider how you can support this family as we move forward.  In the coming weeks and months, we will need your prayers, we will need volunteers of various kinds and abilities to supporting this family, but most importantly, we need your support as we work together in providing an opportunity for a family to survive the destruction of their relatives, their homes, and their country. 

Resurrection will host a 2.5-hour orientation and volunteer training by World Relief on Sunday, March 5th, at 4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering in this life-giving ministry, please contact me.
Father Scott+
Sacramental Confession is available during Lent

If you are interested, please contact the church office, or (706) 865-9680, to make an appointment.

New Parish Hall Building Update

The brick inlay cross looks really nice

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Pledge Today for 2017! 

The Annual Giving Campaign for 2017 is now under way.

You can make your pledge online through Resurrection's secure website, Simply go to our website  and click on the top middle tab, "Giving," then click on "Estimate of Giving for 2017." Just fill out the simple form and your confidential pledge will be forwarded to the church office. It is really easy!
Church is an important part of all of our lives and your pledges support our ministry in the community. Thank you.
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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
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Abernathy, Administrative Assistant 
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash, Sr. Warden (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke, Jr. Warden (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Chris Geidel (2019) - Administration
Jan Kay (2019) - Compassion
Michael Randall (2019) - Formation
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection