Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 21, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 23: 
      Advent IV

Vestry Member of Day:
   Phyllis Holland

Coffee Host:
    Phyllis Hiers, Katherine Mayer,
    Patricia Tyson

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

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 - Phyllis
   Holland, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers  - Phyllis Holland, Merrill
   Guice, Marcie Dennard
Acolytes - J.D. Greneker, Molly
   Stevenson, Paul Stevenson
Ushers - David Blevins, Larry
  Wisenbaker, Jason Reynolds

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Micah 5:2-5a
Canticle 15
Second Lesson - Hebrews 10:5-10
Gospel - Luke 1:39-55

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.
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.
2021 Vestry Candidates
Sunday, January 6, 2019
We have eleven candidates for the position of Vestry 2021.  Each candidate has been asked to answer a few questions and submitted a photo.  This information is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall, and also available here.  
Nominees are:  Bryant Alonso, Alex Alvarez, Delrick Bradley, Robin Coleman, Judy DeMott, Marcie Dennard, Sparky Greneker, Cathy Hanson, Russ Henry, George Mellors, Bill Tucker
Vestry Elections will be held on January 6, 2019 during the Annual Parish meeting to be held immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
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. 
St. Marks National Wildlife Trip
January 1, 2019
Tuesday, January 1 st - 34th annua New Year's Day trip to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to see wintering ducks, wading birds, eagles and more.  All welcome.  Bring food to share at a midday picnic. Caravan leaves Christ Church parking lot at 8 a.m. Call Phyllis or John Hiers for more information.   
Deadline to Join DR Team: 01/31
14 on the team so far....
As of December 20, 14 missioners have signed up for the 2019 mission team to the Dominican Republic, and a 15th is giving it serious consideration. That team is limited to 18 people because of the size of the in-country transportation we use.  The deadline to join the team is January 31, 2019. 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 Lunch Bunch Present Wrapping, Open House,  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 22 - December 28
22         Cate Johnson
26         Melanie Ford
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 22 - December 28
23         Ellis Moser
24         Emory Warrick, Jr.
26         Walter Hobgood
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 22 - December 28
21         Jimmy & Ingrid Carroll
24         Gene & Sandra Seago
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