Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
August 16 , 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
August 18: 
      Pentecost 10 / Proper 15

Vestry Member of Day:
   Marvin Dickey

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt, Leigh Bradley

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Walton Carter, David Sandbach
Lay Readers  - Joel Williams, Walton
   Carter, Nancy Lutsko
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Stella Blevins,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Second Lesson - Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Gospel - Luke 12:49-56

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.
Kick-off Party
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kick-off Party will be held on August 18, 2019 immediately following the 10:00 worship service. Everyone is welcome, this is a church wide event. The Men in Blue will be cooking. There will be there will be a water slide a bouncy house and kiddie pool for the little ones. 
                                                       Fun for "Children of All Ages".
Ladies Night Out
Friday, August 23, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on August 23, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the rectory (the home of Steph Johnson - 1501 N. Patterson St.) All ladies are welcome to attend. There will be free childcare held in the Gabard Building. Beverages provided, bring a snack to share. 
Ministries Fair
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Ministries Fair will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday, August 25th immediately following the 10:00 worship service. This is an opportunity for church members to see what is happening at Christ Church.  To find a ministry among us, in the community and in the world! Please join us in the Parish Hall.
20's and 30's Dinner
Friday, August 30, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's and 30's Dinner will be held at the Rectory on Friday, August 30, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided free of charge in the Gabard Building. Please plan to join us.
Confirmation Class
September 8th - September 29th at 11:15 a.m. 
Confirmation with Bishop Benhase will be 10:00 Sunday, October 13.  In preparation for those being confirmed, received, or reaffirmed, we are having a Sunday School class, "The New Life of Grace", September 8 through September 29, in the Parish Hall following the 10:00 service.  This is open for all adults and youth interested in confirmation, and anyone else who would like to join us as we cover the basics of the Christian faith, The Book of Common Prayer, the Episcopal Church and living "the new life of grace"-we'll have fun with it!  We will also have a dessert gathering at the rectory 7:00 Wednesday, October 9 just for those who will be prayed over by Bishop Benhase on October 13.  This will likely be Bishop Benhase's final Sunday visit at Christ Church as acting bishop, so please join us on October 13 if you can. :)
Lip Sync Battle - Girls on the Run
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Please join us August 27, 2019 at 6:30pm for the fourth annual Girls on the Run Celebrity Lip Sync Battle at the Salty Snapper. Our own Midlife Crisis Dance Troupe will be battling with other local celebrities to see who is the Lip Sync Master. Tables and tickets are on sale here.  The performer with the most tip donations will be crowned the Celebrity Lip Sync Battle Champion. If you'd like, tips for the Midlife Dance Troupe here.  All proceeds go directly to Girls on the Run South Georgia to inspire more local girls to joyful, healthy and confident.
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 following Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 24; December 8.  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.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, August 17, 2019 beginning at 11:00
Lunch Bunch will meet in the Parish Hall beginning at 11:00 a.m. on August 17, 2019. 

The Christ Church Valdosta Lunch Bunch feeds 120 or more hungry children every first and third Saturday of the month. Workers from the church as well as other members of the community who volunteer gather at 11 a.m. at Christ Church to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They pack them in plastic bags, then brown paper bags with logo stickers together with chips, fruit, juice and other healthy goodies purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers are welcome.
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. 
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.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from Stitchers of Love blessing,  Vacation Bible SchoolDR Dinner and AuctionMen in Blue Cooking for Grace Cafe Easter Sunday, Palm Sunday, and Men In Blue Fish Fry, are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
August 17 - August 23
18 Mark Chamberlain, Tommy Hatcher, Josie Tidmore
19 Maggie Roberts      
22 Steve Honeycutt, Josie Parten, Christopher Sandbach
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
August 17 - August 23
18 Katherine Mayer
19 John David Greneker
Wedding Anniversaries this week
August 17 - August 23
18 Peggy & George Mellors
21 Nicky & Leanne Balanis
23 Bobby & Nikki Yarbrough

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, Kelly Benhase, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Betty Chason, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, David Crenshaw, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Jane Ferrell, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Mary Ann Heard, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Brooks Lovelace, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Teegardin, Trace Thompson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Raines Watkins, Marilyn Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Family of Marcia Harris (Aunt of David Blevins)

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta