The Second Sunday of Advent
December 9, 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
Pastoral Care Corner
Annual Giving Campaign
Christmas Wreath Pickup Today
Cookies Needed Tonight!
Altar Flowers
Music Notes
Preschool News
Confirmation Service
Piedmont Chorale Service of Lessons & Carols
White County Angel Tree
Ugly Sweater Party Pics
2018 Annual Parish Meeting Pics
St. Andrews Sunday Pics
WRECs' Christmas Lunch Pics
Christmas Poinsettias
Pat Prince Scholarship Fund
Women's Bible Study
Advent Meditation - Labyrinth & Taize

Sunday, December 9
8:15 Holy Eucharist II w/o music 
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30  Holy Eucharist II
4:00 Confirmation @ St. Philip's Cathedral

Monday, December 10
12:30 AA Meeting
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, December 11
10:00 Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Lunch @ Rib Country
6:30 Boy Scouts

December 12
10:00 Preschool Chapel
5:30 Choir Practice
6:00 ACTS Class
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, December 13
6:00 Participation Team Meeting
6:00 Women's Bible Study

Friday, December 14
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
December 9, 2018
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Baruch 5:1-9

Canticle 4

Second Reading
Philippians 1:3-11

Luke 3:1-6

8:15 a.m.

Steve Wydra

Gary D'Abate

Michael Randall

Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Katelyn Boman

Bryce Boman
David Boman

Becky Schacht
Mike Dye

Steve Smith

Nancy LaForce

Pat Roland/Debbie Phillips

Jennifer Smith
Larry Roland

Mike Dye
Valarie Dye

Children's Chapel
Katie Rose Ledford
Community of Hope LEV

Nancy LaForce

Nancy LaForce
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Mike Dye

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
12/9  Howard Ebert, Audrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Lin Ewert, Pat Fuller
12/10  Chris & Mary Geidel, Andy Gilbert, Pam Gilbert, the Girard family
12/11  Ron & Marteen Goodwin, Helen Greear, Charlotte Greer
12/12  David Greer, Jim & Devin Gregoryk, Geoff & Sue Gstalder, Ray Gregory & Katie Lynam, Sharon Hall, Stephen & Roxanne Hall
12/13  Chuck & Jaymi Hampton, the Hardy family, Bently & Christy Harris, Jackie Hayes, Jill Hazen, Amber Highfield
12/14  Curtis & Genie Hixon, Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnston family, Peg Jones, Jan Kay & Kelly Smith

12/15  Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling
December 9-15
12/9  Pat Fuller

12/12  Pam Gilbert, Erika Koeppel

12/15 Hugh Peebles

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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

Michael Randall will be undergoing further testing for liver cancer.

Denise Dorsey  will be having surgery today for cancer.

Doug Phillips  will have bypass surgery on Monday the 17th.

Annual Giving Campaign

This month we began our annual pledge campaign for 2019 and commitment cards were given out.
We would like to provide you a way to make your commitment easily and securely. Simply click here, and you will be taken to the secure giving tab on Resurrection's web site. There you can submit your confidential commitment.
Thank you for your Christian generosity!
Christmas Wreath Pickup

Wreaths will be delivered to the school today, 
and you may pick them up any time after noon.    

Second Sunday of Advent

This Sunday's Anthem:

Celtic Advent Carol
By David Angerman

Be not afraid, I bring you good news.
The Savior is coming in glory to you.
He shall be called "God Holy One."
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready for Him when He comes?

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Open your hearts, prepare ye the way.
Sleepers awake, soon is the dawning.
He will turn night into glorious day,
He will turn night into day.

Be of good cheer and put away fear,
the light now is coming to dry ev´ry tear.
Love now with us, God´s perfect Son.
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready for Him when He comes,
When He comes?

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Open your hearts, prepare ye the way.
Sleepers awake, for soon is the dawning.
He will turn night into glorious day.
He will turn night into day.
He will turn night into day.

Veni, Emmanuel.
Captivum solve Israel.
Veni, Emmanuel.
Jesus is coming.
Jesus is coming.
Could He be coming today?

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Open your hearts, prepare ye the way.
Sleepers awake, for soon is the dawning.
He will turn night into glorious day.
He will turn night into day.
He will turn night into day.

Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Light the candle, Jesus is coming.  
Preschool News

Our preschool students coloring their wooden block nativity. 

Confirmation/Reception Service
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Resurrection Parishioners will be confirmed and received at The Cathedral of St. Philip 
this Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.
Piedmont Chorale Service of Lessons & Carols
December 7 & 8, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Note location change below
This year, the service will be at First Baptist Church of Cornelia, 325 Oak Street, Cornelia, GA 30531, due to construction at the Chapel.  

Resurrection will again be supporting the annual White County White Christmas Project (aka Angel Tree) this holiday season. B eginning Sunday, 11/18, we will have angels on the tree in the nave for selecting boys and girls of various ages with their gift wishes. 

Participating shoppers will have until December 9 to shop for their angel(s).  All bags are due back on that Sunday. We will collect them and take them to the collection point.

Please consider supporting this very special ministry/outreach opportunity again this year.  May the spirit of Christmas be alive in our hearts as we  bring cheer to those less fortunate then ourselves!

For additional information, please contact 
Paul or Cynthia Kimball at 706-878-1831.   
Ugly Sweater Party Pics
December 1, 2018

Choir Peeps

Annual Parish Meeting
December 2, 2018
Top left: Sophie Alexander received a special "Lead like Jesus" award; top right: New Vestry members: Don Scalia, Katie Hardy & Barbara Overton (not pictured); bottom right: Nancy LaForce was this year's Resurrection Cross recipient; bottom left: Outgoing Vestry members: Dolores Chandler, Joe Cash & Fonda Dodd
St. Andrews Sunday
December 2, 2018
Kirkin O' the Tartans

Joe Cash & John McClatchey on the bagpipes

WRECs' Christmas Lunch
December 4, 2018

Christmas Poinsettias 2018

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection would like to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to our Christmas decorations and to remember and/or give thanksgiving for loved ones.  The church will be ordering poinsettias at a cost of $15.00 each.  The names of the loved ones will be published in the Christmas Eve service bulletin.

Please make checks payable to The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and mark them for Christmas flowers.  Fill in the form below and mail with your check or place them in the offering bag on Sunday.  Mail should be addressed to Flower Guild, 1755 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee, GA 30571.

Deadline for ordering is December 19

Please Print:

Name of donor(s) as it should appear in the bulletin:


In memory of: _________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _____________________________________________________________

In memory of: _________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _____________________________________________________________

Pat Prince Scholarship Fund
Now Available for Donations

Women's Bible Study
Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 p.m.
There will only be one Women's Bible Study group meeting in December.  

All are welcome!  
If you have any questions, please contact Jane Mitchell 
at 706-319-6921 or

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
Tracie Howell, Director of Youth Ministries
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Dr. Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2018) - Formation
Dolores Chandler (2018) - Compassion
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Nancy LaForce (2019) - Administration
Jan Kay, Junior Warden (2019) - Compassion
Michael Randall (2019) - Formation
Mike Dye (2020) - Administration
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum (2020) - Participation
Sophie Alexander (Youth Rep) - Formation
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection