Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 9 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 11: 
         Advent 3

Vestry Member of Day:
    Duke Guthrie

Coffee Hour Host:
     Millie Johnson, Leigh Long

Altar Guild: 
   Team 5

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Martha Leake
Usher - Max Bontrager

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Jeani
Lay Readers -  Molly Stevenson, Steve
   Roberts, David Sandbach
Ushers  - Delrick Bradley, Richard
   Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Kate Hanson,
   Maddie Yarbrough
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm - 146:4-9
Second Lesson - James 5:7-10
Gospel - Matthew 11:2-11

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

December 15: Vestry Meeting
December 17: Children's Christmas Party
        Lunch Bunch 
        Open Houses - Rectory & Louttit Hall
December 18: Christmas Program
         Lessons and Carols
         EYC Christmas Party
December 23: 
         Decorating Church for Christmas
HEP Party at Sandbach's Home
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.
Lunch Bunch Gifts
Saturday, December 17, 2016
On Saturday, December 17, the Lunch Bunch group would like to give each child who comes to the delivery spots at Ora Lee West and Hudson Dockett housing projects a small gift for Christmas. We are looking for 120 small wrapped gifts under $10, the gift can be for a boy or a girl under the age of 14.  We will have a collection box in the narthex, or you can drop them by the church office.  Please have them to the church no later than Thursday, December 15, 2016.  Thank you for your help.
Christmas Open Houses
Saturday, December 17, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The Rectory and Louttit Hall will have Christmas Open Houses on Saturday, Dec 17, 2016. Childcare will be provided in the Gabard Building. Please plan to join us beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Father Dave's Book 
Father Dave's new book of sermons, By Grace You Have Been Saved, is complete. Beginning Sunday, December 4 it will be on sale at Christ Church for $10 each, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the 2017 Dominican Republic and Youth Mission trips.

Vestry Meeting
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Vestry Meeting will be held, Thursday, December 15, 2016 beginning at 5:30 in the Parish Hall.  All Vestry Members are encouraged to attend.
Sundays and Wednesdays
EYC: We've officially split EYC into Middle School and High School groups. 

The middle school students meet Wednesday nights from 7-8:15 pm in the Gabard building. 

The high school students will meet Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Gabard building. 

Our last EYC event of the year will be a combined Christmas party on Sunday, 12/18 from 7-9:00 pm. 
2016 Pictorial Directory
Christ Church has created a new pictorial directory.  If you are interested in having a PDF version emailed to you, please contact the  church office.

We printed another 50 directories.  They are now available in the church office if you would like to get a copy. 

Thank you for your patience while we created this in-house directory.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, December 16, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  --  We will conclude the Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on December 16, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
Christmas Party
Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 9:30 - 12:30
All CEC Children (PreK 3s-5th graders) are invited to attend our Pancakes and Pajamas Christmas Party. Please join us on December 17th from 9:30 - 12:30 in the Parish Hall. 

We will begin by eating some yummy pancakes in our favorite pajamas!  Next, we will practice for our Christmas Pageant that will be during the 10am service on the 18th. 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!
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 .
Pledges for 2017
If you have not yet made a pledge to Christ Church and would like to do so, please contact Amy Creasy.  
We would like to thank everyone who turned in their pledge cards. To date we have 121 pledges with a total pledge amount of $482,285. This is a record for Christ Church. Thank You for your continued support.
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.
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. 
DR 2017 Trip: June 12-19
GO Team is formed!

Our 2017 Dominican Republic mission team has been formed. A baker's dozen of missioners, this "Go" Team will be working to build a house, teach Vacation Bible School, and conduct animal health clinics in El Pedregal from June 12-19, 2017:

1. Julia Ariail (Lake Park/Valdosta, GA)
2. Julius Ariail (Lake Park/Valdosta, GA)
3. The Reverend Deacon Leeann Culbreath (Tifton, GA)
4. Bonnie Hanson (Valdosta, GA)
5. Caroline Hiers (Thomasville, GA)
6. Meg Hiers (Marietta, GA)
7. Phyllis Hiers (Valdosta, GA)
8. Grady Lacy (Woodstock, GA)
9. The Reverend Dave Johnson (Valdosta, GA)
10. Paul Johnson (Valdosta, GA)
11. Bill Querin (Valdosta, GA)
12. Fred Richter (Statesboro, GA)
13. Paul Stevenson (Valdosta, GA)

Looking for more details? Click the link below.

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.
Birthdays this week
December 10 - December 16
10 Bryant Alonso
12 Frank Corker
13 David Schert, Maddie Yarbrough
15 Tar Drazdowski, Sheri Gravett
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 10 - December 16
11 Frances Guice
14 Sally Baker
15 Emma Davis, Abigail Davis
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 10 - December 16
12 Emory, Jr. & Summer Warrick
15 Mike & Amber Tanner

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
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 Edi Shepherd

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta