Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 28, 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
Pastoral Care Corner
Preschool News
Music Notes
Breakfast Pot-luck
Rector's Discretionary Fund
Faith Lens
Men's 1st Annual Fishing Trip
Family Promise
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
Children & Youth Ministry
Anti-Racism Training
Sunday - 28th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Faith Lens
Holy Eucharist II

Monday - 29th
5:30 Yoga 
Tuesday - 30th     
9:30 Staff meeting
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ Rib Country

Wednesday - 31st  
6:45 Choir Practice
AA meeting
August 28, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Jeremiah 2:4-13

The Psalm
Psalm 81:1, 10-16

Second Reading
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

The Gospel
Luke 14:1, 7-14
8:15 am

Dave Maier

Gary D'Abate   

LEM/Interces sor
Jane Maier

Fonda Dodd

10:30 am

Shelby Scalia

Lucy Alexander
Don Scalia
John McClatchey  

LEM/Intercess or
Joanna Moylan

Linda Perry

Carolyn Clarke
Larry Roland


Dwayne Vandiver
Austin Cundiff

Children's Chapel
Christy Harris

Madeline Braswell
Community of Hope Minister
Joanna Moylan
Gretchen Kwatra
Kathy Holbrook
Social Hour
Nancy Lambdin

Vestry Person of the Day
Linda Perry

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
8/28 The Schutt family, Hillary & Will Sheppard, Jeff Shirley, the Sieveking family           
8/29 The Smith family,the Steele family, Betty Streeter, Gena Taylor 
8/30 Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, David & Holly Wall, Don & Holly Walker, Suzy Wedwaldt     
8/31 David & Helen Wilkins, Mike & Anna Wilkins, Denny & Alice Wydra, Steve Wydra   
9/1 Paul Abele, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, the Ash family      
9/2 The Bell family, Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family

9/3 Denise Bobo, the Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon      
August 28- September 3  
Mike Wilkins        

8/29 Clay Bolton

8/31 Bobbi Rees

9/3 Harold Chandler

9/2 Bruce & Luann Stadler 
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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
Jan Kay is having shoulder surgery today.

Jim Engebretson
will be transferring to a rehab facility in Minnesota.

Patsy Kiessling's sister, Debra Pack Sheriff, died yesterday.

Janet Ash is undergoing cancer therapy.  
Hans Schacht is undergoing chemo therapy.
Morris Braswell is undergoing chemo therapy and will have surgery on September 8th.

Dottie Bardenwerper  is in rehab at Chelsey Park Rehabilitation, 200 Mountain Park Dr., Room 213, Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-482-3000.  
Harold Riley  will begin cancer treatment next week. 
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Preschool News
Our first music class for this school year.  The children had fun singing Old McDonald and other Farm Themed songs.  Thank you Ms. Dolores!

                                 Our Anthem This Week:

           A duet by Larry Holbrook & Patsy Kiessling 
Here I Am, Lord
Words and Music Daniel L. Schutte 
  arr. by Lloyd Larsen
I, the Lord of sea and sky, 
I have heard My people cry. 
All who dwell in dark and sin, 
My hand will save. 
I who made the stars of night, 
I will make their darkness bright. 
Who will bear My light to them? 
Whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord? 
I have heard You calling in the night. 
I will go Lord, if You lead me. 
I will hold Your people in my heart.
I, the Lord of snow and rain, 
I have born my peoples pain. 
I have wept for love of them, They turn away. 
I will break their hearts of stone, 
Give them hearts for love alone. 
I will speak My word to them, 
Whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord? 
I have heard You calling in the night. 
I will go Lord, if You lead me. 
I will hold Your people in my heart.
I, the Lord of wind and flame, 
I will tend the poor and lame. 
I will set a feast for them, 
My hand will save 
Finest bread I will provide, 
Till their hearts be satisfied. 
I will give My life to them, 
Whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord? 
I have heard You calling in the night. 
I will go Lord, if You lead me. 
I will hold Your people in my heart.

  "Here I Am, Lord" recalls immediately Isaiah 6:8: "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I; send me!'" 
An unusual attribute of this hymn is the change in point of view that the singer makes between the stanzas and the refrain. The stanzas speak from the perspective of God in the first person singular, while the refrain, though remaining in first person, is from the perspective of the singers of the hymn offering their lives to God.

Each stanza reflects a paradox. The powerful God, creator of "sea and sky," "snow and rain" and "wind and flame" is also the God who hears the "people cry," bears the "people's pain" and "tend[s] the poor and lame."

This is a hymn of transformation. God transforms the darkness into light in stanza one, melts "hearts of stone" with love in stanza two and nourishes the "poor and lame" with the "finest bread"- a clear Eucharistic reference.

Each stanza ends with the question, "Whom shall I send?" Rhetorical questions are very common poetical devices in Christian hymnody, but this is not one of them. The refrain immediately offers the response, "Here I am, Lord."  
Breakfast Pot-luck
Sunday, September 4 @9:15

First Sunday Breakfast on September 4, 2016 at 9:30 Please bring your favorite breakfast casserole or fruit.  Look forward to seeing everyone to get the new season started.

Rector's Discretionary Fund

"The appropriate and traditional use of clergy discretionary funds is to address needs among the congregation and community members.  Payments of food, rent, utilities, medical bills and the like for persons in need are typical uses of these funds."

Our Rector's Discretionary Fund is depleted and in need of replenishment.  Please consider making a donation to this account by noting "Rector's Discretionary Fund" on your check. 
Resurrection To Host Family Promise
October 23-30 & January 15-22

Family Promise now has two families in the program.  The hosting churches are working hard to schedule the families into their busy church calendars.  Some of the host churches have taken two weeks in a row in order to help fill the gaps in the hosting schedule.  At times there is a need for volunteer to provide a meal or spend the night.  If you would like to help, I will have a signup sheet in the Narthex for volunteers.

Resurrection Church will be hosting the families October 23rd-30th this year and January 15th-22, 2017.  Faith Lutheran Church congregation has graciously agreed to allow us to us their fellowship hall to host the families.  Our third host week will be at our church next summer.  Call me if you have any questions.  Thank you volunteering.

Cathy Parrish 706-347-2240
Kitchen Appliance Fundraiser
Advertise your business or 
purchase a memorial/thanksgiving message

B eginning September 1, you will have a chance to make your fellow parishioners aware of your business or take the opportunity to dedicate a block in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one.  
We will be distributing an advertising page to all members each Sunday. The prices shown are for a 6-month period. All proceeds will benefit the Kitchen Appliance Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Boyce @ 706-348-7657 or

We need to reimagine how we can have quality children and youth programs utilizing enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and creative thinkers.  On our rolls, we have 13 nursery age children, 21 pre-k and elementary age children, and 14 teens.  I am very passionate about creating a good Episcopal-style Christian experience for all of them.  I believe that to offer anything less is negligent on my part.  I believe we can, but I need your help.

1.  Children's Chapel during the 10:30 service is one of the best things that we do and very easy to facilitate.  We need facilitators.  With a healthy group of volunteers, you would only be scheduled once every 10-12 weeks.  I can send links to resources that can assist you in planning a 25-minute Children's Chapel program that would include a lesson, story, or craft and a snack.  Please let me know if I can put you on the schedule.

2.  The next thing is that I would like to have volunteers to help us rethink what children and youth ministry should look like at Resurrection.  We need folks who are passionate about our children and youth ministry to serve as planner, facilitators, thinkers, chaperones, leaders, and teachers.  I believe that with a good handful of us, we can give our children and youth the attention, education, and experience they deserve.

If you would like to help me, Joe Cash, and Denise Dorsey figure this out, please send me a message to say that I can count on you.

Father Scott+

And a special thank you to Mallory Nonnemaker for all her hard work the past 2 years and to Candina Butcher, who keeps our nursery every single Sunday.
Anti-Racism Training 
September 24, 2016 9:00-4:00

The Anti-Racism Training model of the Episcopal Church is designed to make us all more aware of how society's racist past still haunts us today. Through self-examination and sharing our stories, we come to learn more about how our behavior affects others, and how our society, institutions and churches affect how we think and feel about others. After anti-racism training, you will never watch the news the same again!  More information

Resurrection is hosting the next training for the Northeast Convocation on Saturday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Catherine Meeks will facilitate the training.

Since 1991, General Convention has committed the Episcopal Church to address racism within our church, society and the world. We all recognize when obvious racism, discrimination or oppression occurs, but many of us are completely unaware of the subtle racism that occurs everyday all around us and how we are involved in perpetuating it. To better educate ourselves about the underlying racism in our daily lives and institutions, all lay and ordained leaders in the Episcopal Church are required to attend anti-racism training. Each and every member of the church can also be involved in the effort to end the institutional racism that exists in the church. Together we can make our church a welcoming place, devoid of racism and any form of prejudice and discrimination.

Working together for justice. 
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
Sonya Chesser, Parish Administrator & 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