Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
February 10, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
February 5: 
         Epiphany 5

Vestry Member of Day:
    Nikki Yarbrough, Michael Black

Coffee Host:
   Hospitality Committee

Altar Guild: 
   Team 4

NO 8:00 a.m. service this week

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers -  Jane Kinney, Clinton
   Beeland, Emily Rogers
Acolytes - Kate Hanson, Rena Nelson,
   Rich Johnson
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm - 119:1-8
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Gospel - Matthew 5:21-37

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

February 12: Bishop Benhase
February 18: Lunch Bunch
Februay 20: Church Office Closed
February 21: Vestry Meeting
February 23: DR Dinner and Auction
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.
Bishop Benhase at Christ Church
Sunday, February 12, 2017 
Bishop Benhase will be at Christ Church on February 12, 2017.  There will be NO 8:00 a.m. worship service on the 12th.  A reception will immediately follow the service.  There will be no Sunday School.   
Children's Ministry
Saturday, February 11, 2017 beginning at 10:00
Children's Ministry Valentine's Party - All Children PreK 3 - 5th Grade are invited to attend our Valentines Party on February 11th from 10 - 12:00. We will decorate cookies, do a fun valentines art project and practice singing for the Children's Choir performance on February 12th. 
Feb. 23rd DR Dinner & Auction
Let's Party! The Dominican Night Dinner and Auction to raise funds for the 2017 mission "Go Team" projects and scholarships for the DR children is scheduled for February 23 at the Cotton Corner, 101 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta at 6 p.m. This year's theme is Mardi Gras. Tickets at $25 are available at the 11:00 coffee hour in the Parish Hall or in the church office. If you have treasures you want to donate for the auction, please call or email Phyllis Holland or Julia Ariail.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, February 24, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet on February 17 , 2017, but will resume meeting on February 24th at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.

Dates of interest:
Happening #98 (10-12th grade) February 17-19th,
New Beginnings (7-9th grade) March 24-26th. 
Please contact Philip Ryan for more information on either event. 
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
Episcopal College Fellowship - We will meet for Bible study on 2/16 at 8pm. The diocese is having a college retreat from March 31-April 2 at Honeycreek. More details to follow. 
Stitchers of Love
February 19, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

We will be meeting on February 19th to work on Bunny Creations. No knitting or crocheting needed, so come and bring a non-stitching friend.  All are welcome.
Lunch Bunch Needs
First and third Saturdays each month
We need fruit cups for Lunch Bunch.  Please consider picking up a six pack of fruit cups when you do your family grocery shopping.  The children love the fruit and the Lunch Bunch volunteers appreciate it. 
Leidy Says "Thank You" In Video
Julia and Julius Ariail are in the Dominican Republic now, and have spent two days in El Pedregal working on details of our June mission trip. They talked with Padre Daniel Samuel, the priest in charge of the Episcopal conference center, school and church at that location, and with Leidy Rosario, an English teacher at the school who will be living with her family in the house our team will build in June. They will return home on February 15.

In a short video made in the Episcopal church in El Pedregal, Leidy expresses her thanks to the congregation of Christ Church and to our mission team members who will be working on her house. To see this video, click the link below. 

$1 will buy a concrete block for the house the mission team will build for Leidy and her son Emanuel in El Pedregal in June. A cardboard house is set up in the Parish Hall with a donations jar. Please contribute coins, checks, bills - small or large amounts, it all adds up.  Each week, we will count the money and apply the corresponding number of colorful "blocks" during the week. Our goal is $2,500, and we currently have  $917! 
DR Scholarship Thank-You Notes
We have received the thank-you notes from the students in the Dominican Republic who received one of the 70 scholarships we donated for the 2016-17 academic year! A selection of these notes with information about each student and an art work made by the student will be on display in the parish hall starting on Sunday, February 5.

All of the notes have been scanned and posted online here. Please note: some scans are very faint because the student wrote in light pencil or crayon, but the intent comes through every time -- Gracias! Thank You!

New Online Photograph Albums
New albums for  Rev Canon John Zahl along with many older ones are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
February 11 - February 17
14 Dave Armstrong
16 Lucille Sineath
17 Fred Bajalia
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 11 - February 17
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 11 - February 17
15 Tommy & Frances Hatcher
17 Troy & Leigh Long

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, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Aaron Davis, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt,  Emily Joiner,  Jerriann Levy, Shirley Miller, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Laura Paine, Brandi Porter, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari

Shane & Stephanie Siebert on the birth of their son; Ethan Christopher Siebert on February 6, 2017.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta