Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 29 , 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 1: 
      Advent I

Vestry Member of Day:
   Delrick Bradley

Coffee Host:
   Robin Coleman, Melissa Carter,
   Ann Stone

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lem & Lector - Rita Hightower
Usher - Helen Tucker

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Rita Hightower, Nancy Lutsko
Lay Readers  - Gnann Moser, Ruth
   Holland, Kathy Armstrong
Acolytes - J.D. Greneker, Molly & Paul
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter, Alex

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Second Lesson - Romans 13:11-14
Gospel - Matthew 24:36-44

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
   No service this week
Thursday Holy Eucharist
  No service this week
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.
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, December 1, 2019 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Advent Wreath Making will be held December 1, 2019 in the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15.  There will be no Adult or Youth Sunday School.  We need assistance with some fresh greenery (Holly, Ivy, Laurel, etc.) for use in making the wreaths. If you have some greenery, please bring to the Parish Hall on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Please contact Millie Johnson if you have any questions.
New Sermon Book on Sale
During Advent
Beginning Sunday, December 1st and continuing through Advent, Father Dave's new book of sermons, Grace to Help in Time of Need  will be on sale during coffee hour on Sunday mornings, and available at the church office.  Cost is $10 per book, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the Youth Mission Trip and Grace Cafe.  Copies of previous sermon books will also be available.
First Sunday Name-tags
Sunday, December 1, 2019
We at Christ Church have been blessed with many visitors, and new members.  To help us place names with faces, we will be having First Sunday Name-tag Day.  When you arrive at church on Sunday, December 1st, the ushers will have blank name-tags available for you.  Please fill one out, and wear, so we can get to know our expanding church family better. Thank you for your assistance.
Pledge Cards
Pledge cards Thanks so much to all of you who have already submitted your pledge!  2020 pledge cards are still being accepted.  Each and every pledge is very helpful as we continue Christ Church's ministry and mission of receiving God's grace and sharing it with one another and the world.  Pledge cards are available at the church, or if it's easier for you, you can also simply email your pledge amount to our bookkeeper, Amy Creasy at 
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
College Ministry Dinner
Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m.
College Ministry Dinners are finishing up on December 5th for this semester.   Steph Johnson thanks everyone who helped provide desserts, helped in the kitchen, and helped serve dinner to the college students.  We will begin dinners again in January.  Thank you for your help with ministering to our college students with a home cooked meal.

For an online album of photographs of a special dinner on November 27 fin the parish hall or the VSU Football Team,  
Friday Bible Study
Friday, December 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  take a brief break and will meet again on December 6, 2019 in the Office Chapel from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We will be studying the Gospel according to Matthew. All are welcome.
Lunch Bunch
First and Third Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
Would you like to be able to contribute to our Lunch Bunch outreach? We are in need of fruit cups.  Fruit cups can be brought to the church during working hours: Monday - Thursday from 9-12, 1-3, and Friday from 9-12. Thanks for your help!
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 meets the first and third Sunday of each month 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.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from  Dinner for the VSU Football Team, Jamming For JesusCamellia Garden Workday, Grace Cafe DinnerParish Picnic, Grace Cafe exhibit,  Oktoberfest, and Trunk of Treats are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
November 30 - December 6
1 Jason Reynolds
2  Loyce Turner
3  Delrick Bradley
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 30 - December 6
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 30 - December 6
30 Dennis & Patricia Marks
1    Brad & Ann Burnette

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, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, Cheryl Critchfield, Tripp DeMott, Janet Dickman, Andy Drazdowski, Jane Ferrell, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Shelly Krieger-Godbeer, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, 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, 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