The Third Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020
"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
2020 Annual Giving
An Update on COVID-19 from Bishop Wright
Family Promise Challenge
Easter Lilies
Youth Blurb
Preschool Pics
Preschool Registration
Pray for our Youth
Lenten Soup Suppers & Fellowship
Lent Schedule
Lenten Soup Supper Sign-ups
Christian Formation
Altar Flowers
Dancing through the Decades
Family Promise Host Weeks
Sunday, March 15
8:15  Holy Eucharist II w/o music
9:30 Christian Formation - all ages
10:30  Holy Eucharist II
12:00 Vestry Meeting

Monday, March 16
12:30 AA Meeting
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day
10:00   Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Luncheon @  Bigg Daddy's (Backup Location:  Creekside Deli)  
6:30 Boy Scouts

March 18
10:00 Preschool Chapel
12:00 Rosary
4:30 Choir Practice
5:30 Lenten Soup Supper
6:00 ACTS Class
7:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, March 19
6:00 Women's Bible Study

Friday, March 20
New Beginnings @ Camp Mikell
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous

Saturday, March 21
New Beginnings @ Camp Mikell
March 15, 2020
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 95

Second Lesson
Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42
8:15 a.m.

Dennis Bergin

Gary D'Abate

Ray Gregory

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Sophie Alexander

Bryce Boman
David Boman

Sophie Alexander
Elizabeth Cochran

Joanna Moylan

Roxanne Hall

Nancy Phillips/Katie Hardy

Matt Alexander
Jan Kay

Nancy Phillips
Jaymi Hampton

Children's Chapel
Katie Hardy


Joanna Moylan

Doug Phillips
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Katie Lynam

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
3/15   Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling
3/16 Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
3/17  Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll
3/18  The Ledford family, Dave & Jane Maier,, John & Rene McClatchey
3/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, the McGrath family, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger

3/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, John & Mahalious Mitchell, the Mitchell family, Art & Joanna Moylan

3/21  Nancy Neel, Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara & Will Overton
March 15-21
3/15 Ringo McCollum, Denny Wydra

3/16  Nolan Steele

3/17 Geoff Gstalder, Sharon Hall

3/18 Gena Taylor

3/20 Pat Roland

3/21 Marijo Diffenbacher

3/20  Richard & June Krise
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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

Michael Randall will begin a new immunotherapy for metastatic colon cancer.
Shining our Light:
2020 Annual Giving Campaign

Thank you for being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God.  What a blessing and honor to be stewards of what God has given to us!  Thank you for supporting our ministry and mission at Resurrection and allowing Resurrection members to be beacons of light in our parish and out in the community. No matter what amount you pledge to Resurrection, your commitment makes a difference in the ministry and mission we do. As part of your spiritual discipline, we hope you will make sure to joyfully turn in your pledge so we can continue to shine our light in the parish and in our community. 

You can pledge by filling out a card found in the narthex, or the easiest and most secure way to offer your pledge is by going to 

Thank you for being a blessing!

With new information and new requests from health officials, I have decided to require the clergy of this diocese to practice the following guidelines:

1. While the common cup, properly administered, has been scientifically proven to be safer than intinction, health officials are now asking us to cease the use of the common cup. For this reason, I am asking that this be done in all of our parishes starting immediately. The cup can certainly continue to be used by the priest in the presidency of the Eucharist but offering it to the altar party and/or the congregation should cease for the time being. Last week I asked you to consider stopping the practice of intinction. Today, I am directing you to stop the use of the common cup. 

2. With this in mind, communion will only be offered in one kind, the bread. With this, I have received a few new practices and ideas. One is to have as few people as possible, preferably priests, to administer the bread, and that those people wash their hands and sanitize often while distributing. Every effort should be made not to touch the hands of those receiving.

3. The new request from health officials regards the water in the baptismal font. I guess one good thing is that this is happening in Lent. So, for Lent, and until we know more, I am requesting that when possible, and if possible, water in the fonts be drained, and that the practice of dipping the hands in the water of a font be discontinued. Scientists who have reviewed this feel that the virus could be spread in this manner, though not proven. I am directing you to do this, however, this being Lent, there should be very few baptisms!

4. The Peace. Refrain from hugging or shaking hands during the Sign of Peace (a bow, elbow bump or verbal gesture is appropriate).  Also, refrain from holding hands during the Lord's Prayer.

5. Eucharistic Visitors. I believe this practice of sending Eucharistic Visitors should be ceased for now. Eucharistic Visitors visiting homes is an opportunistic issue with this virus, and puts those in the home, and those visiting, at risk. My request is that home visits be restricted to ordained persons for now and that Eucharistic Visitors not be deployed until further notice.

6. Passing the offering plate.  You are urged not to pass the plate from hand to hand.  You are encouraged to instruct your people not to touch it, but to have your ushers make sure anyone who wants to put an offering in can. You might put the plate in one spot and ask people to come to the plate to put in their offerings.

Institute rigorous daily cleaning of all surfaces commonly touched, such as alter rails and door knobs, etc.

Additionally, make sure you have hand sanitizer in plentiful supplies at every entrance to your worship space, and your property. If you cannot find hand sanitizer use rubbing alcohol of 70% or more.

And please reiterate to all congregants that each person should, in their own minds and hearts, decide how much or little they will participate.

For now, health officials are not calling for gatherings to cease, but they are calling for us to be very mindful of how we gather and what we do when we do.


We would like to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to our Easter decorations and to remember or give thanks for loved ones.  The church will be ordering lilies at a cost of $15 each.  The name(s) of the individuals will be published in the Easter bulletin.

Please make checks payable to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and mark them for "Easter lilies."  Fill in the form below and mail with your check or place them in the offering bag on Sunday.  Mail should be addressed to Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1755 Duncan Bridge Rd., Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571.  You may also email your request to  Orders must be in the office NO LATER THAN APRIL 14, 2019.


In memory of: _____________________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _________________________________________________________________________

In memory of: _____________________________________________________________________________

In thanksgiving for: _________________________________________________________________________

DONOR(S):  _______________________________________________________________________________

Check #_____________   Cash _____________   Amount $_______________________

No Youth Group Sund ay

Please go online to and register for the Hunger Walk. 
The name of our team is Epic Episcopalians (thanks Ben).  
Registration closes Friday, March 13, at noon!

It's a full day of fun 
We need to meet and leave  church at 8:30 am!
10:30 Youth-led Eucharist with Bishop Wright 
11:45 Food trucks and fun
2:00 Hunger Walk/Run 5k

When you register, the fee is $25.00 for a walker/$35.00 for runner. 
You can also sign up for pledges and the amount you would like to raise.

As of now, it's supposed to rain.  If the forecast is for storms, 
there's no point in going since it's all held outside.
Most likely it will end up being a beautiful Sunday in Atlanta.

I hope we have a good group going. It'll be fun!!!

Christy Harris
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Preschool Pics

Dr. Suess Week

 If you plan on your child attending our school next year, 
please fill out the enrollment forms and turn in as soon as possible. 
Space is limited and registration will be open to the public March 16th.

Lent Banner III
Wednesdays, February 26-April 8
12:00 p.m.  Rosary
5:30 pm. Soup Supper & Fellowship  
Lenten Soup Supper Sign-ups

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 for Soup Supper & Fellowship.  
Please consider signing up for one of the 2 remaining dates.  
Thank you! (March 18th has been filled!)

Christian Formation

The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex

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. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Fincher, Preschool Director
Christy Harris, Director of Youth Ministry
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum, Junior Warden (2020) - Compassion, Participation, Administration
Emily Nonnemaker (2020) - Administration, Participation
Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2021) - Formation, Administration
Katie Hardy (2021) - Compassion
Katie Lynam (2021) - Participation, Compassion
Marika Csatary (2022) - Administration, Compassion
Denise Dorsey (2022) - Administration, Participation, Formation
Mary Geidel (2022) - Formation
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection