Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
March 6, 2020
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 8: 
      Lent II

Vestry Member of Day:
   Nancy Lutsko

Coffee Host:
   Robin Coleman, Fancy Hattaway,
   Ann Stone
Altar Guild:
   Team 4

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lem & Lector - Ed Mistick
Usher - Ed Mistick

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers -  Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  - Bonnie Hanson, Molly
   Stevenson, Sheri Gravett
Acolytes - Maddie Yarbrough, Stella
   Blevins, Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - Bill Sineath, Chris May, Larry

12:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    College Interns help lead

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm 121
Second Lesson - Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Gospel - John 3:1-17

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
   6:00 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
  7:00 a.m.
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
church office (229) 242-5115
Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115

Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper  
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Millie Johnson
Director of Children's Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Steph Johnson
Director of College Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Director of Music
church office (229) 242-5115

Office hours: Monday - Thursday
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Spring Forward
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Spring Forward - Remember Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8
th, so remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday Night.
Lenten Dinner and Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 11 - Wednesday, April 1st
Lenten Dinner/Teaching Series "Stories of Grace" will continue on Wednesday evenings March 11th through April 1st (6:30 - 7:45). Kid activities and free childcare will be available in the Gabard Building.

Looking Ahead: The Men in Blue will be cooking a Fish Fry for the Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series on March 18th beginning at 6:30 p.m.   If you can provide a dessert, the Men in Blue would be appreciative.  Please RSVP the church office if you plan to attend the March 18th Lenten Dinner Series, so the Men in Blue will know how much fish to provide.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, March 8 and 15th beginning at 11:15 am
This Sunday John Hiers and Dave Johnson will begin a three-week (March 8 and 15) Adult Sunday school series on the sabbath poems of the great writer Wendell Berry.  Classes will be held in the parish hall.
Noon Sunday Service
Sundays VSU is in session
Noon Sunday Service - geared toward college students that the interns will help lead. These services will be an informal Rite II Eucharist with the same sermon as the 8:00 and 10:00 services and will run on the weekends when VSU is in session, the following Sundays: March 8, 29; April 5 and 12.  Even if you are not a college student, you are more than welcome to join us.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we seek to receive the grace of God in Jesus Christ and share that grace with college students.  
College Dinners
Sponsorship Opportunity
College Dinner Funding Opportunity : Our Thursday Dinners for the college ministry are bursting at the seams, with anywhere from 250 to 300 VSU students coming each week.  Every Thursday evening they pour into Grace Café for an awesome home cooked meal, and they also hear a brief message about God's grace.  These dinners are free for the students because the gospel of God's grace is free to all of us-as expressed in the motto of Grace Café ("It's not cheap; it's free").  To help support financially the rapid growth of this ministry we are seeking sponsorship for a Thursday Dinners.  Dinners are approximately $700 each.  If you would like to sponsor or help sponsor a dinner please contact Stefani Carroll (229-560-1817) or  (, or checks can be made out to Christ Church with Thursday Dinners in memo line.  Thanks so much!

To see an online album of photographs from the College Dinner on February 27, click here
Bishop Transition Gift
Please respond by April 1st.
We are in the midst of an episcopal transition in the Diocese of Georgia as the Rev. Canon Frank Logue will be consecrated as the eleventh Bishop of Georgia on May 30.  One of the ways we are honoring our retiring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Scott Benhase, is detailed in a letter linked here. Please prayerfully consider donating to the gift for Bishop Benhase.  
Friday Bible Study
Friday, March 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  will meet again on March 13 , 2020 in the Office Chapel from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We are studying the Gospel according to Matthew. All are welcome.
Lunch Bunch Needs - Water/Granola
First and Third Saturday
Lunch Bunch Ministry is in need of Granola Bars, and small 8 oz water.  If this is something you can help with, items can be dropped off at the church office during normal business hours, or can be dropped off on the 1st or 3rd Saturdays beginning at 11. 
Thank you for your continued support of our Lunch Bunch Ministry. Lunch Bunch meets on March 7th and 21st beginning at 11:00.
College Ministry Dinners
Thursday, March 12, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
College Ministry Dinners are back in full swing for the Spring Semester.  College Ministry Dinner will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.   If you would like to assist with College Ministry, please contact Steph Johnson. Thank you for your continued support of our College Students.
Grace Cafe Video
Shown at the 198th Diocese of Georgia Convention
During the 198th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia a video about Grace Cafe was shown.  The video was created by Bishop-elect Frank Logue.  A link to the video is available here
EYC: Middle School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building on the first and third Sundays of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. High School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served and we'll have lots of fun and fellowship! Any questions - call or text Molly Stevenson (229) 292-8215.
Stitchers of Love
For years, the Stitchers of Love have been creating and donating countless prayer shawls, lap blankets, scarves, baby hats and blankets, and other items. We would like to invite our Christ Church family to visit the Stitchers' shelf in the parish hall and to take home any of the tagged items as a comfort gift for yourself or to take to someone else.  Each has been made with love and prayers, and each has been blessed at the Christ Church altar. If you have any questions or would like help in choosing, see Frances Guice, Pepi Nelson, Patricia Marks, or any of the Stitchers. Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, March 15th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to come stitch, or learn to stitch. We have many teachers. 
Online Giving now available
This year we have a new way to keep your pledges up to date.  Christ Church now has a PayPal account.  With a few clicks of buttons, one time donations can be set-up as well as reoccurring donations. A donate button is now set up on our website, as well as at the bottom of each Friday Bulletin.  Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
Highpoint University Chamber Singers
Sunday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m. First Pres. Downtown
High Point University
Chamber Singers
High Point University Chamber Singers will perform at First Presbyterian Church (313 N. Patterson, St) on March 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

This is a free concert. 

Online Photograph Albums
Birthdays this week
March 7 - March 13
  8 Gerry Tyson
11 Gwen Daughtrey, Kelly Lambert
13 Lucian Tsemunhu
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 7 - March 13
8 Gerry Tyson
10 Stephanie Johnson
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 7 - March 13
None this week

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Kathy Armstrong, Lynn Baker, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Andy Drazdowski, Tar Drazdowski, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Megan Hummel, Eric Jones, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, Grace Moser, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Nancy Patterson Stone, Katie Teegardin, Trace Thompson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta