Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 23 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 25: 
         Christmas Day

Vestry Member of Day:
    Allan Dear

Coffee Hour Host:
     No Coffee Hour

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2 
(with help from all Altar Guild Teams)

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
     No 8:00 Service this week

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Rita Hightower,
   Allan Dear
Lay Readers -  Rita Hightower, Allan Dear

6:00 p.m. Vespers 
     No 6:00 p.m. Vespers today

First Lesson - Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm - 96
Second Lesson - Titus 2:11-14
Gospel - Luke 2:1-20

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM
Upcoming Events

December 23: 
         Decorating Church for Christmas
HEP Party at Sandbach's Home
December 24: 
         Christmas Eve services: 5:30 and 11 p.m.
December 25: 
         Christmas Day Service: 10:00 a.m.
December 26-27: Church Office Closed
January 2-3: Church Office Closed

Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
church office (229) 242-5115

Philip Ryan
Assistant to the Rector
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.
Christmas Services
Christmas Eve: Children's Christmas Eve service will be held at 5:30 p.m.  The Christmas Eve service will begin at 11:00 p.m. Music selections will begin at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day: We will be having a 10:00 Christmas Day service. There will not be an 8:00 service, or nursery on Sunday.
HEP Party
Friday, December 23, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
H.E.P. Party: Adult Friends and Family Welcome - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM at David and Elise Sandbach's - 2607 Pebblewood Dr . Please mark your calendar and plan to come and enjoy an evening of Christmas Cheer Please note this is an Adults Only Party (no children). Bring a hors d'oeuvre .
Decorating Church for Christmas
Friday, December 23, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Please join the Altar Guild on Friday, December 23rd at 2:00 as they set-up and decorate the church for Christmas.
2016 End of Year Giving
December 30, 2016
Donations for the 2016 tax year must be dropped off to the church no later than noon on 12/30/2016 or mailed to the church no later than 12/28/2016.  Any donations made after December 30, 2016 will be posted on 2017 giving sheet.
2019 Vestry Candidates
Sunday, January 8, 2016
We have nine candidates for the position of Vestry 2019.  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.  
Nominees are:  Michael Black,  Gary Cannon,  Marvin Dickey, 
Phyllis Holland,  Leigh Long,  Pepi Nelson,  Anne Shenton,  Paul Stevenson,  Al Turner .
Vestry Elections will be held on January 8, 2017 during the Annual Parish meeting to be held immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
Sunday, December 18th
We will resume EYC on 1/4 for middle school and 1/8 for high school. 
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
We will resume weekly Bible study on 1/12 at 8 pm in Louttit Hall. 
Parking Lot Plans Approved
The City of Valdosta has approved the designs of the rear parking lot at Christ Church.  The next step: the vestry will be obtaining bids for the implementation of the parking lot plans.  The approved plans are on display in the Parish Hall. 
Can you help the Haven? The women are in need of Linens, (bath or kitchen towels, sheets, spreads etc.) toiletries, and personal items (toothpaste, soaps, lotions, brushes & combs, etc.), both regular and travel size.   There is a basket for the Haven collection in the Parish Hall.  Thank you for your help in supporting this Ministry.
New Online Photograph Albums
Four new online photograph albums from this past week:
December 17, Children's Christmas Party, Lunch Bunch (with wrapping and distribution of presents), Open Houses at Rectory and Louttit Hall; December 18, Children's Christmas Pageant.

These new albums, along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
December 24 - December 30
26  Melanie Ford
30  Irene Dodd
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 24 - December 30
24 Emory Warrick, Jr.
26 Walter Hobgood, Haley Waites
29 Beth Curtis
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 24 - December 30
24 Gene & Sandra Seago
26 Buddy & Dottie Pitts
30 Julius & Julia Ariail, Tal & Norma Barnidge

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Tal Barnidge, PK Bunch, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Aaron Davis, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Emily Joiner,  Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Debbie Richardson, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Brandi Porter, David Sandbach, Sr., JoLyn Smith, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Chris Young

Family of Bo DeMott

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta