Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
July 30, 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
Music Notes
Family Promise Host Week
Preschool Open House
Sherlock's Last Case
Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sautee Camerata Concert
Parish Pics
Our New Banners
Camp Meeting
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program
Newspaper Donation
Coffee Hour Signups
Episcopal Revival in Georgia
Crosses Needed
No Christian Formation
Pledge Today for 2017!

Sunday - July 30
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30 Coffee Hour
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday - July 31
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday - August 1
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ 
Wednesday - August 2  
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday - August 3
3:00 Daughters of the King
5:30 Preschool Open House

Friday - August 4
7:30  Cocaine Anonymous

Saturday - August 5
10:00 Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip
July 30, 2017

The Lectionary 
Click  here for full texts

First Reading
Genesis 29:15-28

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

Second Reading
 2 P
Romans 8:26-39

The Gospel
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
8:15 pm

Michael Randall

Fonda Dodd

Jane Maier

Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Karson Kimsey

Raegan Cash
Savannah Steele

Don Scalia
Nancy Phillips

Joe Cash

Marteen Goodwin

Dwayne Vandiver
Larry Roland

Pat Roland
Michelle Boyce

Children's Chapel
Lori Kimsey

Madeline Braswell/Denise Dorsey
Community of Hope LEV
Joanna Moylan

Joanna Moylan

Doug Phillips

Social Hour
Steve & Roxanne Hall
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
7/30  Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, David & Holly Wall, Susan Wasmer, Don & Holly Walker
7/31  Suzy Wedwaldt, David & Helen Wilkins, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra
8/1 Paul Abele, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, Kyle Ansley, the Ash family 
8/2 The Bell family, Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family
8/3 The Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon
8/4 Michelle Boyce, Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family

8/5 Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campbell
July 30-August 5  
7/31 Sherri Ryan

8/5  Ray Gregory

7/31 Ron & Marteen Goodwin, John & Rene McClatchey

8/5 Brian & Tera Johnston
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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
Hans Schacht is in hospice care.

Barbara Peebles is now in hospice care.

Cynthia Kimball is receiving radiation therapy.

Michael Randall is recovering from cancer surgery.
This Week's Anthem:

The God of Second Chances
by David Haas

David Haas has scored a home run with the text and music of this 6-stanza hymn. It asks God to help us to forgive ourselves and others and to give us the grace and hope to move on when met by life's seemingly insurmountable failures.

1. Come now, O God, of second chances; open our lives to heal. 
Remove our hate, and melt our rage. Save us from ourselves.

2. Come now, O God, release our demons; open our eyes to see 
the shame within, our guilt and pain. Mend us; make us whole.

3. Come now, O God, and still our anger; open our minds to peace.
Embrace our fear, and hold us close. Calm the storm within.

4. Come now, O God, shake our resentment; open our way to choose 
the way of love over the revenge. Show us a new way.

5. Come now, O God, and grant compassion; open our hearts to love.
May we let go of all our hurt. Help us to move on.

6. Come now, O God, of second chances; may we forgive ourselves,
may we become your living sign: children of God's love.
Family Promise Host Week
August 6-12, 2017

Our next host week is coming up soon!  A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.  Volunteers are needed to prepare a meal to share with the families.  If you are not a cook, you can volunteer to spend the night.

For more information about Family Promise hosting, call Don or Cathy Parrish at 706-348-2240 or 706-969-2107.  Thank you to all our faithful volunteers!
You are invited to . . . 
Resurrection Preschool Family Fun Night 

:  Thursday, August 3rd
Time5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

 Meet your teacher, play games & enjoy a hotdog supper 

If you can help with games or bring cookies,  
please sign up on the sheets in the Narthex  

Starring Sam Steele as Sherlock Holmes and Joe Cash as Dr. Watson!
Get your tickets now to see Sherlock's Last Case at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Center Theater.  
Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm Thursday, August 10, 7:30 pm***
Saturday, August 5, 7:30 pm Friday, August 11, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 6, 4:00 pm Saturday, August 12, 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 13, 4:00 pm
Tickets: $15 Members, $18 Non-Members, $10 Student
***August 10 - No reservations/pay what you can
Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip

The diocesan youth tubing trip in Helen is August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Close to a hundred youth will gather to go tubing down the Chattahoochee River in Helen and then head over to Resurrection Episcopal Church in Sautee for lunch, 4-square, and a youth-led Eucharist. The cost is $20 and includes the tubing, lunch, and a tank top. This is a great opportunity to meet friends from across the diocese, and we would love for all our middle and high school youth to go since it is so close by.

Youth, please let Sandy Bergin know if you can go, so she can get a number together and let Easton know.  Also, we are in need of volunteers to pick up the hot dogs and buns, go down the river with the youth, grill the hot dogs, and help serve lunch.

For more information, click here:  Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip

Sautee Camerata Concert
          Sunday, August 6, 7:00 p.m.                
The Sautee Camerata, a 13-voice early music ensemble, will present a concert at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Sunday evening, August 6, at 7:00 p.m.

Formed in 2012, Sautee Camerata sings  a capella  works from the Renaissance period, though the singers have been known to "stray" into later works.  The group has performed locally in the Sautee and Clarkesville areas, as well as at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Our August performance will feature works by Palestrina, Lassus, Byrd and several other composers of the 16th and 17th centuries.  A reception in the Parish Hall will follow the performance.  We hope you will join us for this delightful program!

Parish Pics
Alaina Hardy helped Fr. Scott extinguish the torches; even our youngest parishioners can participate in the service!
Coffee Hour under the Portico 7/23/17

Mexican Fiesta Night 7/20/17
Our New Banners - Spring & Fall
They show the gifts God gives us each season
Thank you, Jaymi Hampton!
Spring Banner

Fall Banner

World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program

Resurrection has formed a partnership with Nacoochee Presbyterian  Church and Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church  to gather items that are needed  by World Relief to  help settle refugee families in the Metro Atlanta area. During the month of August, the three churches will be soliciting donations for the World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program. A storage space will be rented to store the donated items until they can be transported to the World Relief warehouse. A list of needed items has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway to the left of the narthex. Please take a copy with you.

After church each Sunday in August, a volunteer will be onsite at each church from 12:00 until 1:30 to accept donations of new and gently used household items and small items of furniture (e.g., lamps, dining room chairs). You can drop off donated items at any of the three churches.

On Saturday August 12th and 26th, between 10:00 and 2:00, volunteers will be at the storage facility (location TBD) to collect larger items. Smaller furniture items and household goods will also be accepted on these dates. If possible, please bring donated furniture on these dates. If you cannot transport the furniture or household items yourself, contact Jan Kay at (770) 371-4570 or jmkay24@gmail.com, and arrangements will be made to have a volunteer pick up the items. We are seeking volunteers for this endeavor, so please let Jan Kay know if you can assist. We will definitely need some help on August 12th and 26th.  

Smithgall Woods Animal Shelter needs your newspapers!  Please donate them in the plastic bin located by the front door of the church.
Please consider signing up to be a coffee hour host/hostess on the sign-up sheet in the narthex
Instructions:  Make coffee and lemonade, put goodies on plate and voila! 
Coffee hour!

Are you ready for Boundless Love?

An Episcopal Revival led by our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to the Diocese of Georgia on September 17th. 
Resurrection road trip?!
Crosses Needed
We are collecting crosses to make an arrangement in the parish hall.  The ones in this picture were made by Harold Riley using some of the wood out of Morris Braswell's shop.  If you would like to donate a cross to be used in the arrangement, please bring it to church and put it on the table in the parish hall.  We would like a variety of sizes and an assortment of materials; they do not have to be made of wood.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Dorsey at 706-969-0514 or 

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, www.resurrectionsautee.com. 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.
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
Tabitha Kahn, Administrative Assistant
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry, Junior Warden (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2018) - Formation
Dolores Chandler (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