Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 14, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 16: 
      Advent III

Vestry Member of Day:
   Phyllis Holland

Coffee Host:
    Robin Coleman

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  Nancy Lutsko, Emily
   Rogers, Jane Kinney
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Amelia Blevins
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Zephaniah 3:14-20
Canticle 9
Second Lesson - Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel - Luke 3:7-18

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

Angela Duncan, Music Director
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.
Open House at Rectory
Friday, December 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Father Dave and Steph will host an open house at the Rectory on Friday, December 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Free childcare will be available in the Gabard Building.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, December 15, 2018 beginning at 8:00 
On December 15 at 8:00 AM the Lunch Bunch group will be wrapping Christmas presents for presentation to our children with their lunches at Ora Lee West (OLW) and Hudson Dockett (HD).  After the 200 presents are wrapped, lunches will be made and packed, and then lunches and presents transported to OLW and HD and given out.  We need help please.
Starting at 8:00 (but come when you can) in the Gabard Building.  Lunch preparation at 11:00 am in the church kitchen.  Delivery at noon.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, December 16th
Adult Sunday School will meet on December 16th in the front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m. We will be studying the birth narrative from the Gospel according to Luke.
Children's Christmas Party
Saturday, December 22, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
All CEC Children (PreK 3s-5th graders) are invited to attend our Christmas Party. Please join us on December 22nd 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 23rd. 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 Schedule
December 22: Children's Christmas Party - 10:00 a.m.
December 23:  Christmas Pageant - 10:00 a.m. service
          H.E.P. Party - 6:00 p.m. - David & Elise Sandbach's Home
December 24-26:   Church Office Closed
December 24: D ecorating the Church for Christmas - 10:00 
                        Christmas Eve Service - 5:30 p.m.
                        Christmas Eve Service - 11:00 p.m.
December 25:  Christmas Day Service - 10:00 a.m.
2018 End of Year Giving
December 27, 2018
Donations for the 2018 tax year must be dropped off to the church office no later 12/27/2018 at 3:00 p.m. Any donations made after December 27, 2018 will be posted on 2019 giving sheet. Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
New Sermon Book on Sale
During Advent
Beginning this Sunday and continuing through Advent, Father Dave's new book of sermons, The God of All Grace (with a preface by Bishop Scott Benhase) 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 2019 Dominican Republic and Youth Mission Trips.  Copies of previous sermon books will also be available.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, January  18, 2019
Friday Morning Bible Study will take a brief break for the holidays and will meet again on January 18  from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study led by Willa Valencia will take a brief break for the holidays.  We will begin meeting again on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  Happy Holidays!
High School EYC with Molly Stevenson will be held on Wednesdays in the Gabard building from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.  All High School students 9-12th grade are welcome.   We have dinner each week as a group, with lots of fun and fellowship.  Please mark your calendars and join us. 
D.R. Thank-You Notes Are Here!
Scholarship Thank-You Notes Posted
The thank-you notes from the children in the Episcopal K-8 school in our mission field in the Dominican Republic have arrived and have been scanned and posted online. For the 2018-2019 academic year, we and our mission partners donated 89 scholarships, or $31,150, to the Episcopal school in El Pedregal. To see these notes, click here.

As of December 13, 14 missioners have signed up for the 2019 mission team to the Dominican Republic. That team is limited to 18 people because of the size of the in-country transportation we use.  If you are interested in joining the team, check the information on the planning page here and contact Julia or Julius Ariail as soon as you can. Their contact information is on that trip planning page.

Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from DR Scholarship Thank-You NotesAltar Guild Luncheon, Advent Wreath MakingVSU Football Thanksgiving, and Trunks of Treats,  are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
December 15 - December 21
15         Sheri Gravett
17         Len Carter
18         Noah Carroll, Bella Drazdowski
19         Nathaniel Balanis
20         Mary Tunison
21         Krystle Black
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 15 - December 21
15         Emma Davis, Abigail Davis
19         Grace Tanner
20         Blake Yarbrough
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 15 - December 21
15  Mike & Amber Tanner
16  Fred & Juanita Quinn
17  Joe & Ann Singletary
19  Ron & Pat Bezona, Richard & Robin Coleman, 
     David & Elise Sandbach
21  Jimmy & Ingrid Carroll
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, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Jerriann Levy, Brooks Lovelace, John McTier, Jim Nelson, Sarah Parrish, Kathleen Parsons, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Reva Rollins, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Marilyn Willis, Lavonda Womack, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta