Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
February 28, 2020
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 1: 
      Lent I

Vestry Member of Day:
   Judy DeMott

Coffee Host:
   Melissa Carter, Debbie McLeod,
   Lucy Tomberlin
Altar Guild:
   Team 3

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Jeani
Lay Readers  - Steve Roberts, Molly
   Stevenson, David Sandbach
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Rich Johnson,
   Blake Yarbrough, Fred Bajalia
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter, Alex

12:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    College Interns help lead

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Psalm 32
Second Lesson - Romans 5:12-19
Gospel - Matthew 4:1-11

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

Steph Johnson
Director of College Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Director of Music
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.
Lenten Dinner and Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 4 - Wednesday, April 1st
Lenten Dinner/Teaching Series "Stories of Grace" will begin on Wednesday evenings March 4th through April 1st (6:30 - 7:45). Free childcare will be available in the Gabard Building.
First Sunday Name-tags
Sunday, March 1, 2020
We at Christ Church have been blessed with many visitors, and new members.  To help us place names with faces, we will be having First Sunday Name-tag Day.  When you arrive at church on Sunday, March 1st, the ushers will have blank name-tags available for you.  Please fill one out, and wear, so we can get to know our expanding church family better. Thank you for your assistance.
Birthday Prayers
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of March to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, March 1, 8 and 15th beginning at 11:15 am
This Sunday John Hiers and Dave Johnson will begin a three-week (March 1, 8 and 15) Adult Sunday school series on the sabbath poems of the great writer Wendell Berry.  Classes will be held in the parish hall.
Noon Sunday Service
Sundays VSU is in session
Noon Sunday Service - geared toward college students that the interns will help lead. These services will be an informal Rite II Eucharist with the same sermon as the 8:00 and 10:00 services and will run on the weekends when VSU is in session, the following Sundays: March 1, 8, 29; April 5 and 12.  Even if you are not a college student, you are more than welcome to join us.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we seek to receive the grace of God in Jesus Christ and share that grace with college students.  
College Dinners
Sponsorship Opportunity
College Dinner Funding Opportunity : Our Thursday Dinners for the college ministry are bursting at the seams, with anywhere from 250 to 300 VSU students coming each week.  Every Thursday evening they pour into Grace Café for an awesome home cooked meal, and they also hear a brief message about God's grace.  These dinners are free for the students because the gospel of God's grace is free to all of us-as expressed in the motto of Grace Café ("It's not cheap; it's free").  To help support financially the rapid growth of this ministry we are seeking sponsorship for a Thursday Dinners.  Dinners are approximately $700 each.  If you would like to sponsor or help sponsor a dinner please contact Stefani Carroll (229-560-1817) or  (, or checks can be made out to Christ Church with Thursday Dinners in memo line.  Thanks so much!

To see an online album of photographs from the College Dinner on February 27, click here
Bishop Transition Gift
Please respond by April 1st.
We are in the midst of an episcopal transition in the Diocese of Georgia as the Rev. Canon Frank Logue will be consecrated as the eleventh Bishop of Georgia on May 30.  One of the ways we are honoring our retiring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Scott Benhase, is detailed in a letter linked here. Please prayerfully consider donating to the gift for Bishop Benhase.  
Friday Bible Study
Friday, March 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  will meet again on March 6 , 2020 in the Office Chapel from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We are studying the Gospel according to Matthew. All are welcome.
Lunch Bunch Needs - Water/Granola
First and Third Saturday
Lunch Bunch Ministry is in need of Granola Bars, and small 8 oz water.  If this is something you can help with, items can be dropped off at the church office during normal business hours, or can be dropped off on the 1st or 3rd Saturdays beginning at 11. 
Thank you for your continued support of our Lunch Bunch Ministry. Lunch Bunch meets on March 7th and 21st beginning at 11:00.
College Ministry Dinners
Thursday, March 5, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
College Ministry Dinners are back in full swing for the Spring Semester.  College Ministry Dinner will be held Thursday, March 5, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.   If you would like to assist with College Ministry, please contact Steph Johnson. Thank you for your continued support of our College Students.
Grace Cafe Video
Shown at the 198th Diocese of Georgia Convention
During the 198th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia a video about Grace Cafe was shown.  The video was created by Bishop-elect Frank Logue.  A link to the video is available here
EYC: Middle School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building on the first and third Sundays of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. High School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served and we'll have lots of fun and fellowship! Any questions - call or text Molly Stevenson (229) 292-8215.
Stitchers of Love
For years, the Stitchers of Love have been creating and donating countless prayer shawls, lap blankets, scarves, baby hats and blankets, and other items. We would like to invite our Christ Church family to visit the Stitchers' shelf in the parish hall and to take home any of the tagged items as a comfort gift for yourself or to take to someone else.  Each has been made with love and prayers, and each has been blessed at the Christ Church altar. If you have any questions or would like help in choosing, see Frances Guice, Pepi Nelson, Patricia Marks, or any of the Stitchers. Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, March 1st from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to come stitch, or learn to stitch. We have many teachers. 
Online Giving now available
This year we have a new way to keep your pledges up to date.  Christ Church now has a PayPal account.  With a few clicks of buttons, one time donations can be set-up as well as reoccurring donations. A donate button is now set up on our website, as well as at the bottom of each Friday Bulletin.  Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from College Ministry Dinner 02-27, Happening #103College Ministry Dinner 02-20College Ministry Dinner 02-13,   Paul and Mary Zahl Weekend, and  DOK Meeting and Installation, are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here  
Birthdays this week
February 29 - March 6
5 Marilyn Kemper, Harrison Tillman, Jr.

Sorry we missed your birthday:
Barbara Shirley - February 19th 
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 29 - March 6
2 Brantley Prine
3 Linda Riggle
5 Marilyn Kemper
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 29 - March 6
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, Lynn Baker, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Andy Drazdowski, Tar Drazdowski, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Megan Hummel, Eric Jones, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, Grace Moser, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Nancy Patterson Stone, Katie Teegardin, Trace Thompson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta