Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 13, 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 15: 
      Advent III

Vestry Member of Day:
   Marvin Dickey

Coffee Host:
   Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney, Ann

Altar Guild:
   Team 2

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 - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers  - Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett,
   Clinton Beeland
Acolytes - Maddie Yarbrough, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May, Sophia Bajalia
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - Isaiah 35:1-10
Canticle 15
Second Lesson - James 5:7-10
Gospel - Matthew 11:2-11

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.
Lunch Bunch Outreach: 
We Need Your Help
Saturday, December 21st beginning at 9:00 a.m.
On December 21st beginning at 9:00 AM - Lunch Bunch will be wrapping Christmas presents for presentation to our children with their lunches. After the 200 presents are wrapped, lunches will be made and packed, and then lunches and presents transported to be given out.  We need Granola Bars, and small 8oz water, for 200. Starting at 9:00 (but come when you can) in the Gabard Building with wrapping of presents.  Lunch preparation begins at 10:45 am in the church kitchen.  Loading of vehicles begins at 11:45 a.m. with delivery at noon. We need people and we need SUV's/trucks for delivery. If you are new to Christ Church, this is a fun and rewarding ministry, and a great way to meet people. We need any help/time you can give. Thank You!
Holy Eucharist / Organ Recital
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 beginning at 6:00
Holy Eucharist / Organ Recital: Wednesday Night Holy Eucharist along with Sue Ellen Rumstay hosting a "Christmas Organ Recital" on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please join us.
Open House at Rectory
Sunday, December 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Open House at Rectory will be held, Sunday, December 22, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Free childcare will be available in the Gabard Building.
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.
Christmas Party
Saturday, December 21st, from 10 - 12:30 p.m.
All CEC Children (PreK 3s-5th graders) are invited to attend our Christmas Party. Please join us on December 21st from 10:00 - 12:30 in the Parish Hall. We will have lot of fun. We will practice for our Christmas Pageant that will be held during the 10am service on the 22nd. We will finish up with a fun craft! Please let Millie know if your child/children will attend and/or if you'd like to volunteer to help!
Christmas Services
December 24th and December 25th
Christmas Services - December 24th - 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Children's Sermon. December 24th - 11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Choir. December 25th - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken).
Friday Bible Study
Friday, December 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  will meet again on December 20, 2019 in the Office Chapel from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We are studying the Gospel according to Matthew. All are welcome.
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 
Vestry Elections for 2022 class
Sunday, January 5, 2020
We have eleven candidates for the position of Vestry 2022 . Each candidate has been asked to answer a few questions and submitted a photo.  This information once received will be posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall.  Vestry Elections will be held on January 5, 2020 during the Annual Parish meeting to be held immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
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 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 Grace Cafe Dinner, Sundays in Advent, Advent Wreath Making, Dinner for the VSU Football Team, Jamming For JesusCamellia Garden Workday, Grace Cafe DinnerParish Picnic, Grace Cafe exhibitOktoberfest, and Trunk of Treats are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
December 14 - December 20
15         Sheri Gravett
17         Len Carter
18         Noah Carroll, Bella Drazdowski
19         Nathaniel Balanis
20         Mary Tunison
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 14 - December 20
14         Sally Baker
15         Emma Davis, Abigail Davis
19         Grace Tanner
20         Blake Yarbrough
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 14 - December 20
15         Mike & Amber Tanner
16         Fred & Juanita Quinn
17         Joe & Ann Singletary
19         Ron & Pat Bezona, Richard & Robin Coleman, 
    Sandy & Elise Sandbach

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Julius Ariail, Kathy Armstrong, Lynn Baker, Kelly Benhase, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Andy Drazdowski, 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

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta