First Sunday After Christmas
January 1, 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
Smithgall Woods First Day Hike
Parish Hall Building Update
Women's Bible Study
Children's Christmas Cookie Decorating Pics
Christmas Eve Service Pics
Pledge Today for 2017!
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
New Online Photo Directory
Sunday - 1st   
New Year's Day
8:15  Holy Eucharist II (w/o music)
10:30 Holy Eucharist II (w/o music)

Monday - 2nd
Preschool Christmas Break
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday - 3rd
Preschool Christmas Break
10:00  Exercise 
11:30  WRECs' lunch @ La Cabana in Helen
Wednesday - 4th  
10:00  Preschool Chapel
6:45  Choir Practice
8:00 AA meeting

Thursday - 5th
3:00 DOK Meeting
6:00 Women's Bible Study
January 1, 2017

The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Numbers 6:22-27

Psalm 8

Second Reading
   Philippians 2:5-11

The Gospel
Luke 2:15-21
8:15 pm

Denny Wydra

Michael Randall

Jane Maier

Debbie McLean

10:30 a.m.

Austin Cundiff

Jack Prince

Steve Smith

Matt Alexander

Patty Kidd
Michelle Boyce
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Joe Cash

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
1/1  Paul Abele, Cassie Abernathy, Matt, Sophie & Lucy Alexander, the Ash family         
1/2  The Bell family, Dottie Bardenwerper, Wayne & Geri Barrios, the Bergin family
1/3 Denise Bobo, the Bolton family, Bill & Edie Bolton, the Boman family, Bernadine & Roy Brogdon   
1/4  Michelle Boyce, Barbara Brady, Morris & Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family 
1/5  Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campbell
1/6 The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser, Joey Chitwood

1/7 Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family   
January 1-7
1/1  Allene Kelley, Bill Lamdin, Nancy Lambdin 

1/2 Hunter Bell

1/5 Emery Cash, Ed DeJulio, Fiona Roberts

1/7 Wanda Fuller, Harold Riley

1/1 Dwayne & Christy Vandiver
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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

  • Christina Ernst is recovering at home from surgery.
  • Barbara Brady is in ICU at NE GA Medical Center
  • Michael Randall is completing chemo therapy.
  • Morris Braswell has completed latest round of radiation and chemo therapy.
  • Hans Schacht is receiving hospice care at home.

Smithgall Woods First Day Hike

Join in on the "First Day Hike" at Smithgall Woods State Park on Sunday Jan 1 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.   The hike will start at the visitor's center promptly at 3:00 p.m.    We will hike 1.5 miles up the paved road alongside beautiful Dukes Creek to the Historic Log Cabin in the Cottage area normally only accessible to Cottage guests. In the Cabin, we will warm up with some hot cider and view the beautiful Cottage area.  If you are feeling adventurous, continue on the extra guided hike 1.1 miles up to Dukes Creek Falls.  Register in advance; $5 park pass or annual park pass required. Sturdy hiking shoes recommended.  For further information, call 706-878-3087 or ask Curtis Hixon.  
Parish Hall Building Update

The parish hall renovation construction revealed prayers that were written by Resurrection founders on the wood studs from the original construction. On the door frame into the parish hall, this message was written by our "Mama" Barbara Brown Taylor+. On Sunday, January 8th, we will have markers available for you to write your prayers and wishes on the studs in the new parish hall for future generations of Resurrection faithful.

Women's Bible Study
First & Third Thursdays, beginning January 5, 2017

"We will begin our new Bible study,  Finding I Am , in January.  We meet at 6:00 on the first and third Thursdays at the church.

Due to construction, we may have to be flexible on our meeting place - this is a good thing! In this study, we will be discussing the 7 "I Am" statements from the Gospel of John.  Our own Tera Johnston will be leading this study. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tera, Patty Kidd or me. We will be glad to help. 

We hope you all can make it and ... bring a friend!"

Denise Dorsey 
Children's Christmas Cookie Decorating Event
December 23, 2016

Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2016

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 Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide is available by following this link If you would like to advertise your business or purchase a memorial or thanksgiving message, please contact Michelle Boyce at 706-348-7657 or
New Online Photo Directory
In Process
We are in the process of creating an online photo album (password-protected) on the parish website. It will include a photo and names(s) only - no personal information. If you have had your photograph made, it is likely your photograph will be included in the online gallery. If you have not, we would like to take your picture. If you wish to opt out, please email
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
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Abernathy, Administrative Assistant 
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Chris Geidel (2019)
Jan Kay (2019)
Michael Randall (2019)
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection