Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 7, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 9: 
      Advent II

Vestry Member of Day:
   Tammy Borders

Coffee Host:
    Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney,
    Anne Reid

Altar Guild:
   Team 4

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Jeani
Lay Readers  - Molly Stevenson, David
   Sandbach, Jane Kinney
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Owen Coggins,
   George Tidmore, Fred Bajalia
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath,
   Chris May

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Malachi 3:1-4
Canticle 16
Second Lesson - Philippians 1:3-11
Gospel - Luke 3:1-6

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.
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.
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.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, December 9th and 16th
Adult Sunday School will meet on December 9th and 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!
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, Decem ber 14, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on December 14  from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. All are welcome to attend.
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. 
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, December 15, 2018 beginning at 11:00 
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 need fruit cups, drink pouches or boxes, and small bags of chips. Thanks for your help!
D.R. 2019: Team Is Almost Full
List of projects on the planning page
As of December 6, 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 informaiton 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 Altar 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 8 - December 14
9  Frances Guice
10 Bryant Alonso, Debbie McLeod
12 Frank Corker
13 David Schert, Maddie Yarbrough
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 8 - December 14
11  Frances Guice
14  Sally Baker
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 8 - December 14
None this week
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