Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
February 24, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
February 24: 
         Epiphany 8

Vestry Member of Day:
    Allan Dear

Coffee Host:
   Phyllis Hiers, Frances Guice,
   Katherine Mayer

Altar Guild: 
   Team 1

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Rita Hightower, Tammy Borders
Lay Readers -  Cathy Oglesby, Tammy
   Borders, Kathy Armstrong
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Alexandra
   Peeples, George Tidmore
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm - 99
Second Lesson - 2 Peter 1:16-21
Gospel - Matthew 17:1-9

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

March 1: Ash Wednesday Services 12 & 6
March 8: Lenten Teaching Series begins
March 10-11: Women's Retreat Weekend
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.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Ash Wednesday Services will be held on March 1st at 12:00 (noon) and 6:00 p.m.  Childcare will be provided in the Gabard Building for the 6:00 p.m. service.
Wednesday Night Dinner / Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "No Greater Love: Reflections on the Cross" will begin on March 8 and run through April 5, 2017 from 6:40 - 8:00 p.m.  Childcare will be available in the Gabard Building.
Women's Retreat Weekend
Friday - Saturday, March 10-11, 2017
Mark your calendars for March 10-11, 2017 there will be a Women's Retreat Weekend held at Christ Church.  Friday, March 10 from 6-9 p.m., Snacks and Fun.  Saturday, March 11 beginning at 9 a.m. with a light breakfast and coffee.  We will have lunch and conclude with a Eucharist at 2:00 p.m.  All women are invited to attend.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, March 3, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will on March 3rd at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
EYC -    We are planning on doing a day canoe trip on the Suwanee river on March 11th, more details will be coming out soon. We have launched our new youth Facebook group and Instagram account. The group will be a great way for Philip to keep parents involved with what's happening and also full of photos and videos from our EYC nights and youth events. Here are links to the Facebook group and Instagram .

Dates of interest:
New Beginnings (7-9th grade) March 24-26th. 
Please contact Philip Ryan for more information on this event. 
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
ECF (Episcopal College Fellowship) -  Small groups are available during the week on Tuesdays at 2:00pm at the Starbucks on N. Valdosta Rd and Fridays at 9:30am on the third floor of the Student Union. There will be no Friday small group on 2/17. 
Stitchers of Love
March 5, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

We will be meeting on March 5th 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. 
Vestry Meeting Recap - January
Once the Vestry has approved the minutes from the prior month at their next vestry meeting, we will post the recap each month in the Friday bulletin.  The Vestry Meeting Recap for the month of January is available here
DR Night - Thank You! 
Thank you, thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Dominican Night dinner and auction! It was a huge success and lots of fun. Our cashiers reported that we received $11,701 from the live and silent auctions and scholarship donations. Three cheers for the Home Team and for the Go Team!

Found: one medium-sized folding beige table that was not claimed during the clean-up at the Cotton Corner after the DR Night event. This will be in the parish hall on Sunday -- see Julius or Julia Ariail to claim it. And thanks for loaning it -- we needed all the tables we could get Thursday night to hold all of the auction items!

DR House - New Photo Album 
You can follow along with the progress on the construction of the house for Leidy and her family in the Dominican Republic in this new online photo album:

The site from the house is being cleared, and the large boulder that was right in the center of the site has been broken up into smaller rocks, some of which will be used in the foundation for the new house. Leidy is taking photographs of the work and sending them to us weekly.

New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for Bishop Benhase's visitation and the construction progress of the DR house (site is being cleared!), along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
February 25 - March 3
26 Freddie Bajalia
27 Tammy Borders
28 Marguerite Shenton
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 25 - March 3
25 Emory Warrick, III
2 Brantley Prine  
3 Linda Riggle
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 25 - March 3
1 Terry & Kathleen Parsons

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Ann Burnette, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt,  Emily Joiner,  Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Laura Paine, Brandi Porter, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari

Family of Gerald Anderson (Friend of Pauline Brown)
Family of Shirley Miller

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta