The Transfiguration of Our Lord
August 6, 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
Resurrection Preschool Family Fun Night
The Meaning of the Transfiguration
First Sunday Breakfast
Music Notes
Family Promise Host Week
Sherlock's Last Case
Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sautee Camerata Concert
Stock the Kitchen
World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program
Camp Meeting
Episcopal Revival in Georgia
Crosses Needed
Newspaper Donation
Pledge Today for 2017!

Thursday - August 3
5:30 Preschool Family Fun Night

Saturday - August 5
10:00 Diocesan Youth Tubing Trip

Sunday - August 6
8:15 Holy Eucharist II
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Holy Eucharist II
7:00 Sautee Camerata

Monday - August 7
5:30  Yoga
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
Tuesday - August 8
10:00 Exercise
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ Rib Country
7:00 Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday - August 9  
First Day of School
6:30  Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Friday - August 11
7:30  Cocaine Anonymous
August 6, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Exodus 34:29-35

Psalm 99

Second Reading
 2 P
2 Peter 1:13-21

The Gospel
Luke 9:28-36
8:15 pm

Dennis Bergin

Mike Dye

Joanna Moylan

Alice Wydra

10:30 a.m.

Reagan Brode

Lillian Grace Hutchings
Shelby Scalia

Jack Prince
Lillian Grace Hutchings

Steve Smith

Paul Kimball

Helen Wilkins
Larry Roland

Jaymi Hampton
Pat Roland

Children's Chapel
Eric Koeppel

Patty Kidd/Jane Mitchell
Community of Hope LEV
Jane and Dave Maier

Nancy Phillips

Paul Kimball

Social Hour

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
8/6  The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser
8/7 Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family
8/8  Fonda Dodd, Denise Dorsey, Jim & Sue Duffield, Ashley Dunson, Mike & Valarie Dye 
8/9  Carol & Howard Ebert, Jim & Audrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Gene & Lin Ewert, Gene & Pat Fuller
8/10  Chris & Mary Geidel, Andy Gilbert, Pam Gilbert
8/11  Ron & Marteen Goodwin, Helen Greear, Charlotte Greer

8/12  David Greer, Geoff & Sue Gstalder, Ray Gregory & Katie Lynam, Sharon Hall, Chuck & Jaymi Hampton
August 6-12  
8/6 Robert Bowman, Sonya Chesser, Aubrie Gstalder

8/7  Berrong Kimsey, Jane Mitchell

8/8 Finley Nonnemaker, Fletcher Nonnemaker

8/10 Avery Kendall, Patty Kidd

8/12 Mike Dye

8/9 Bently & Christy Harris
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Pastoral Care Corner
Hans Schacht is in hospice care.

Barbara Peebles is in hospice care.

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 

We can use help with the games and cleanup

What is the meaning and importance of the Transfiguration?

About a week after Jesus plainly told His disciples that He would suffer, be killed, and be raised to life , He took Peter, James and John up a mountain to pray. While praying, His personal appearance was changed into a glorified form, and His clothing became dazzling white. Moses and Elijah appeared and talked with Jesus about His death that would soon take place. Peter, not knowing what he was saying and being very fearful, offered to put up three shelters for them. This is undoubtedly a reference to the booths that were used to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, when the Israelites dwelt in booths for 7 days . Peter was expressing a wish to stay in that place. When a cloud enveloped them, a voice said, "This is My Son, whom I have chosen, whom I love; listen to Him!" The cloud lifted, Moses and Elijah had disappeared, and Jesus was alone with His disciples who were still very much afraid. Jesus warned them not to tell anyone what they had seen until after His resurrection. The three accounts of this event are found in Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8 and Luke 9:28-36 .

Undoubtedly, the purpose of the transfiguration of Christ into at least a part of His heavenly glory was so that the "inner circle" of His disciples could gain a greater understanding of who Jesus was. Christ underwent a dramatic change in appearance in order that the disciples could behold Him in His glory. The disciples, who had only known Him in His human body, now had a greater realization of the deity of Christ, though they could not fully comprehend it. That gave them the reassurance they needed after hearing the shocking news of His coming death.

Symbolically, the appearance of Moses and Elijah represented the Law and the Prophets. But God's voice from heaven - "Listen to Him!" - clearly showed that the Law and the Prophets must give way to Jesus. The One who is the new and living way is replacing the old - He is the fulfillment of the Law and the countless prophecies in the Old Testament. Also, in His glorified form they saw a preview of His coming glorification and enthronement as King of kings and Lord of lords.

The disciples never forgot what happened that day on the mountain and no doubt this was intended. John wrote in his gospel, "We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only" (John 1:14 ). Peter also wrote of it, "We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, saying, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.' We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with Him on the sacred mountain" (2 Peter 1:16-18 ). Those who witnessed the transfiguration bore witness to it to the other disciples and to countless millions down through the centuries.  

Our New Service Music:


Seven-fold Amen

The Psalm Tune

Family Promise Host Week
August 6-12, 2017

Our next host week is coming up Sunday!  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.

We will start on Sunday with a family of four, but there is a good possibility a second family will enter the program on Monday.

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!

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!

With several big parish events happening and several more to come, it is time to stock the kitchen! Next time you are at the store, can you pick up an extra pack of kitchen paper products? Items needed are:
              • Paper plates
              • Paper coffee cups
              • Paper bowls
              • Paper towels
              • Plastic cups
              • Plastic forks, knives, and spoons
Please - no  Styrofoam!
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, 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.  

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 

Smithgall Woods Animal Shelter needs your newspapers!  Please donate them in the plastic bin located by the front door of the church.
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.
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