Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
April 5, 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
April 7: 
      Lent V

Vestry Member of Day:
   Robin Coleman

Coffee Host:
   Kelly Turner, Tracy Cannon, Cathy
   Hanson, Jeff Hanson

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  - Emily Rogers, Jane
   Kinney, Clinton Beeland
Acolytes - Maddie Yarbrough, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May, Sophia Bajalia
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter, Alex

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Second Lesson - Philippians 3:4b-14
Gospel - John 12:1-8

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

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
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.
Organ Renovation
The digitization and installation of the new organ console is complete. The console has been placed in front of the pipes where the organist will be able to see and hear the service. You will notice the different location on Sunday when you enter the sanctuary. The pipes and the sound have not changed, but our ability to maintain the organ will be greatly improved. Financial support for this project came from the Gabard Music Fund.
Lenten Dinner and Teaching Series
On Wednesdays - April 10th
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "Stories of Grace" from a variety of sources, (books, movies, music and culture) will continue on April 10th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Childcare will be available in the Gabard Building. 
Men in Blue Cooking
Men in Blue will be cooking a Fish Fry for the final Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series on April 10th. Members of the Men in Blue please plan to arrive as soon as you can to help set up and cook. We will start around 3:00. 
Adult Sunday School Series
Sunday, April 7th
Father Dave will continue a six-week Adult Sunday School series on the "The First Prayer Book: The book of Psalms", on Sunday April 7, 2019.  Each week we'll discuss a different kind of psalm. Classes will be in the front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.  

April 7 (Messianic Psalms)
April 14 (Psalms for the Journey)
Birthday Prayer
Sunday, April 7, 2018
Sunday, April 7, 2019 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of April to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer.
New way to Donate to Christ Church
Donations to Christ Church can now be made via giving through PayPal or Credit Card.

We now have three ways to give. 

1)   Give by check. Checks can still be dropped in the offering plate, or mailed to the church office.
2)  Give by online Bill Pay.  This process is done through your banking account.
3)  Give through PayPal or Credit Card.  There is a new donate button at the bottom of this email message, and there is also a new Donate tab on the Christ Church website.

If you have any questions, or need additional information on any of these giving options, please contact Amy Creasy, bookkeeper via email, or phone (229) 242-0616. 
Noon Sunday Service
Sundays when 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 remaining Sundays this semester: April 7, 14.  
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, April 12 , 2019
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on April 12  from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet on April 19th or April 26th.  We will meet again on May 3rd.  All are welcome to attend.  
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study led by Willa Valencia will meet on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders.  All are welcome.  Study begins at 7:30 p.m.
DR Ticket Deadline: April 28
DR Dinner and Auction on May 3
April 28 is the last day to purchase tickets for our annual DR Dinner and Auction on May 3. Funds from this event support scholarships for children who attend the Episcopal K-8 school in the village of El Pedregal, our mission field in the Dominican Republic. Tickets will be on sale in the church office and in the parish hall after the 10 a.m. service.

For more information on our Dominican Republic mission work, click here.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Ministries Fair, Thursday Night Dinner, Dave Zahl Weekend, D.O.K Service of Admission, and Men's Lunch are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
April 6 - April 12
8 Jennifer Lawrence, Keri Wilkin
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
April 6 - April 12
6 Brandon Jackson, Amelia Blevins, Ann Blevins, Stella Blevins 7 Carolyn Eager, Paul Stevenson 
9 Matilda Stubbs               
10 Brian Nelson, Steve Roberts     
Wedding Anniversaries this week
April 6 - April 12
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
Thaddeus Agar, Kathy Armstrong, Lynn Baker, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, David Crenshaw, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Jeff Lind, Brooks Lovelace, John McTier, Jorge Mesa, Keri Mock, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Marilyn Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Give through PayPal or credit card . Your instructions for the intended use of your donation should be placed within the "Add a note" area on PayPal. To access PayPal, click the orange "Donate" button.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta