The Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 23, 2018
"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
Annual Giving Campaign
Christmas Service Schedule
Ministry Schedule Christmas Eve
Year-end Giving & Commitments Deadline
Christmas Greetings from the Kidd's
Donation to WC Caring & Sharing
Family Promise News
Women's Bible Study
First Day Hike
Taizé Service
Save the Date - Resurrection Party Gras

Sunday, December 23
8:15 Holy Eucharist II w/o music 
10:30   Holy Eucharist II

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve
Preschool Break
12:30 AA Meeting
5:00 Family Service w/Pageant
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day
Preschool Break
11:00  Christmas Mass

December 26
Preschool Break
5:30 Choir Practice
8:00 AA Meeting

Thursday, December 27
Preschool Break

Friday, December 28
Preschool Break
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous
December 23, 2018
The Lectionary 
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First Lesson
Micah 5:2-5a

Canticle 3

Second Lesson
Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)


8:15 a.m.

Steve Wydra

Fonda Dodd

Dennis Bergin

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Shelby Scalia

Raegan Cash
Katelyn Boman

Joe Cash

Brandi Cash

Brandon Nonnemaker
Mallory Nonnemaker

Denise Dorsey/Mallory Nonnemaker

David Wilkins
Helen Wilkins

Jaymi Hampton
Sherry McCollum

Children's Chapel
Katie Hardy
Community of Hope LEV

Valarie Dye

David Wilkins
Vestry Person 
of the Day
Ringo McCollum

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
12/23  Doug & Nancy Phillips, Ron, Debbie & Genny Phillips, Gil & Hope Pollitt, Perry & Carol Prescott
12/24  Jack Prince, Peggy Puryear, Tom Raaen
12/25  Michael & Hilary Randall, John & Bobbi Rees, Harold Riley, Herb & Nancy Rish, the Roberts family
12/26  Larry & Pat Roland, Christine Runkle, Terry & Louise Savoy, the scalia family, Becky Schacht, Helen Schlaefflin
12/27  The Schutt family, Hillary & Will Sheppard, Mike & Marianne Seitz, the Sieveking family
12/28  The Smith family, the Steele family, Gena Taylor

12/29  Dwayne & Christy Vandiver, William Walden, David & Holly Wall, Don & Holly Walker
12/25 Bill Perry

12/28  Deb Kroll

12/29 Candler Kimsey

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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 be undergoing further testing for liver cancer.

Doug Phillips  is in the hospital recovering from bypass surgery last Monday.

2019 Annual Giving Campaign

Our 2019 Annual Giving Campaign is under way.
We would like to provide you a way to make your commitment easily and securely. Simply click here, and you will be taken to the secure giving tab on Resurrection's web site. There you can submit your confidential commitment.
Thank you for your Christian generosity!
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Ministry Schedule
Christmas Eve Service
5:00 p.m.

Sophie Alexander
Acolytes Morgan Johnston
Amari Ernst
Lectors Lucy Alexander
Raegan Cash
LEM/Int. Nancy LaForce
LEM Brian Johnston
Ushers Ben Johnston
Larry Roland
Greeters Tera Johnston
Shelby Scalia
Altar Madeline Braswell
Flowers Flower Guild Team
Teller Kathy Holbrook
Vestry Nancy LaForce

Year-end Giving & Commitments Deadline

For contributions to be reflected on your end-of-year statement, they must be received in the Parish Office by Wednesday, December 26, 2018.  

Christmas Greetings from the Kidd's
We continue to feel blessed to be living in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains surrounded by God's beautiful creation. It's hard to believe another whole year has come and gone.

In February, a job promotion with Southwire moved Brandon, Jessie and the girls to Starkville, Mississippi. They love their new town and have become big MSU Bulldog fans. Jessie is working as an Art Teacher at two different schools and loves teaching. Kenzie and Lily successfully transitioned into their new schools and have made lots of new friends. Emaline works hard at keeping up with her big sisters and started 2 year old preschool.

Chad, Katie Rose, and Brayden moved earlier this year into the house Chad grew up in. Chad continues to work at Kubota and got to travel to Japan last month with his job. Katie Rose continues to teach at our church's preschool and Brayden is one of her star students. He loves dinosaurs, cars, and playing outside.

We celebrated the marriage of Hannah and Tanner on October 20th. It was a glorious and beautiful wedding. They have worked hard fixing up and getting settled into their new home in Carrollton along with their dog Ollie. Tanner continues to work with Brewers Lantern and Hannah at Southwire.

J.M. is on the homestretch with school working on his BSN in Nursing at the University of North Georgia. He is doing his clinical rotations along with classes and will hopefully be graduating this time next year. He had to have his gall bladder removed right before Thanksgiving but bounced back pretty quickly.

We both continue to work hard at our jobs and thank God every day for them and our Resurrection church family. We hope and pray that you are all doing well and that this season brings you Peace, Joy, and Hope. May the Lord bless you in the coming year.

Love to all,
Scott and Patty

Resurrection donates to White County Caring & Sharing
Pictured:  Rev. Dennis Turner, Executive Director of the Caring and Sharing Program, Marteen Goodwin (center), and Laura Cormier.  Caring & Sharing provides rent and utility assistance to White County residents.

Family Promise News

Family Promise presented Resurrection with this plaque 
in appreciation for all the church has done this year!
Women's Bible Study
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Beginning Thursday, January 3, 2019

A new Bible study will begin on Thursday, January 3, 2019.  We will be reading
Follow by Andy Stanley.  No books are needed, just followers!

Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Mitchell at  
First Day Hike
Smithgall Woods State Park
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start your New Year's resolution off right with a guided hike to Dukes Creek Falls. The 2.3-mile moderate hike will make a pit stop at our primitive cabin. Warm yourself against the chill with a cup of hot cocoa. Still feeling adventurous? Then continue 2 miles to Dukes Creek Falls. This cascading series of waterfalls is a sight to behold. $5 parking pass. (706)878-3087

For more information:  First Day Hike
TaizĂ©  Service
December 14, 2018

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. Stephen Hall, Priest Associate
The Rev. Sue Duffield, Priest Associate
Luanne Wedd, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Leanne Kinney, Parish Musician
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Dr. Joe Cash, Senior Warden (2018) - Formation
Dolores Chandler (2018) - Compassion
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Nancy LaForce (2019) - Administration
Jan Kay, Junior Warden (2019) - Compassion
Michael Randall (2019) - Formation
Mike Dye (2020) - Administration
Christina Ernst (2020) - Participation
Ringo McCollum (2020) - Participation
Sophie Alexander (Youth Rep) - Formation
Dr. John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection