Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 16, 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
Family Fun Night
Christian Formation
Music Notes
Family Promise Volunteer Training
Family Promise Hosting
Preschool News
Traveling Butterfly
Mountain Ed Grand Opening
Women's Bible Study
Blessing of the Animals
Save the Date Burt's Pumpkin Farm Outing
Resurrection Women's Retreat
Great Helen Duck Race
Friday, September 14
6:30 Family Fun Friday

Sunday, September 16
Family Promise
8:15 Holy Eucharist II w/o music
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II 
12:00 Vestry Meeting
4:00 Family Promise Volunteer Training

Monday, September 17
Family Promise
12:30 AA Meeting
5:30 Yoga
Tuesday, September 18
Family Promise
10:00 Exercise
11:30 WRECs' Lunch @ The Attic
6:30 Boy Scouts

September 19
Family Promise
10:00 Preschool Chapel
5:30 Choir Practice
6:00 ACTS Class
8:00 AA Meeting

September 20
Family Promise
6:00 Women's Bible Study
6:00 Compassion Team Meeting

Friday, September 21
Family Promise
7:30 Cocaine Anonymous

Saturday, September 22
Family Promise
September 16, 2018
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Proverbs 1:20-33

Psalm 19

Second Reading
James 3:1-12

Mark 8:27-38
8:15 a.m.

Steve Wydra

Katie Lynam

Ray Gregory

Fonda Dodd

10:30 a.m.

Sophie Alexander

Raegan Cash
Katelyn Boman

Sophie Alexander
Michael Randall

Nancy LaForce

Nancy Phillips

Nancy Phillips/Katie Hardy

Matt Alexander
Michael Randall

Mike Dye
Valarie Dye

Children's Chapel
Community of Hope LEV
Dennis Bergin

Nancy LaForce

Denise Dorsey
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
9/16  The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball
9/17  Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll
9/18  The Ledford family, Dave & Jane Maier, John & Rene McClatchey
9/19  Ringo & Sherry McCollum, Debbie McLean, Bill McNulty, Mel & Jane Mellinger, the Merritt family
9/20  Lloyd & Susan Mills, Jane Mitchell, John & Mahalious Mitchell, Art & Joanna Moylan
9/21  Alison & Emily Nonnemaker, the Nonnemaker family, Barbara & Will Overton

9/22  Don & Cathy Parrish, Hugh Peebles, Bill & Linda Perry, Patti Petit
September 16-22
9/18  Kate Koeppel, Brelan Sieveking

9/17 Robert & Melissa Boman

9/19  Bernadine & Roy Brogdon
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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 is now undergoing chemo therapy.

Christian Formation
We will be exploring topics of belief in the distinctly Anglican lens. Whether you are new to the Episcopal Church, looking to participate in confirmation, or have been attending for years, come Sundays at 9:30 in the parish hall for thoughtful conversation on the following topics facilitated by various members: 

Week 1
September 9
A Renewed Emphasis on Spiritual Formation
Week 2
September 16
A Sacramental Foundation/What is the Church?
Week 3
September 23
Embracing Spiritual Experience
Week 4
September 30
Balance & Tension:  Individual & Community

October 7
Week 5
October 14
Exploring the Bible:  The Search for Truth
Week 6
October 21
Cultivating a Heart of Worship
Week 7
October 28
Cultivating a Practice of Faith

November 4
Week 8
November 11
Exploring the Prayer Book:  What Is It?
Week 9
November 18
Exploring the Prayer Book:  How Do We Use It?

December 9
Confirmation @ Cathedral of St. Phillip

This Sunday's...

The God of Second Chances
By David Haas

For all who long to start over, to begin again.  
This is a hymn of both personal and communal self-inventory, calling for reconciliation and renewal.

Communion Hymn:
The Summons

The first four stanzas of this ballad-like hymn are understood to be in the voice of Christ, with the fifth reflecting the individual singer's response.  Created for this traditional Scottish tune, the text was written to mark the conclusion of a youth volunteer's time of ministry.
Family Promise Volunteer Training
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Anyone who is interested in being a Family Promise Volunteer, please attend a training session at Resurrection on Sunday, September 16, at 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Kay at 770-371-4570 or

Family Promise Hosting
Sunday, September 16-Sunday, September 23

Resurrection will be hosting Family Promise from Sunday, September 16 through Sunday, September 23.  We will need volunteers to make our guests feel welcome.

Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex or contact Jan Kay at (770) 371-4570 or if you can help!
Thank you for your support and compassion!  
Preschool News 

                      Grandparents Breakfast
September 13, 2018

Traveling Butterfly
The Duffields and Becky Schacht at L.L. Bean in Maine  

Women's Bible Study
1st & 3rd Thursdays
6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting:  September 20
The Women's Bible Study group is beginning a new study -   
Jesus Calling:  Putting Jesus First - at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the church.  Books will be provided, but bring your Bible!

All are welcome!  
If you have any questions, please contact Jane Mitchell 
at 706-319-6921 or

Sunday, September 23, 2018
During Both Services
Burt's Pumpkin Farm Outing
Sunday, September 30, 2018
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Details to follow

As last year, the retreat will be held at the Bishop's Retreat Center at Camp Mikell, Toccoa, GA.  The cost for weekend is $170, which includes lodging, meals and our Saturday morning program.  If you want one of the limited single rooms, there is an additional $25 fee.  

If you have questions or some ideas about new activities and would like to help, please contact Linda Perry at 678-699-7436 or

There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  Registration ends September 15 and payment must be received by September 30.  Please make your checks payable to Resurrection, with Women's Retreat designated in the memo line.

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 
Vacant (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
John McClatchey, Treasurer 
Larry Holbrook, Co-Treasurer
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary

Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection