Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
February 3, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
February 5: 
         Epiphany 5

Vestry Member of Day:
    Jeana Beeland

Coffee Host:
   Leigh Long, Stephanie Blevins

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

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
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Karen May, Eliza
   Jane May
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Isaiah 58:1-9a
Psalm - 112:1-9
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 2:1-12
Gospel - Matthew 5:13-20

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

February 4: Lunch Bunch
February 4-5: Rev. Canon John Zahl
February 12: Bishop Benhase
February 18: Lunch Bunch
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.
Weekend with John Zahl
Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5, 2017
We are excited to welcome the Rev. Canon John Zahl who will be with us February 4 and 5.  On Saturday, Feb 4 he'll be speaking on Saturday morning (9:00AM in the Parish Hall, open to the whole congregation, with free Childcare in Gabard). The title of his presentation is "Stories of Grace and the Gift that Keeps on Giving."  Also, he will be joining us for our 20's/30's dinner at the rectory (6:00 with free childcare in Gabard) Saturday evening.  On Sunday, Feb 5 he'll be preaching at both services and teaching on Grace and Addiction, during our Adult Sunday School.  Here is a link to a 10-minute documentary about his ministry in Charleston, SC.  We hope you'll join us for a fun weekend!
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 Choir Practice
Sunday's beginning at 11:15 a.m.
The Children's Choir (PreK 3s - 5th Grade) will perform on Sunday February 12 during the 10am service. Karen May will begin practice January 8 - February 5 during the first 15 minutes of Sunday School. 
Foyer Group Kick Off
Thursday, February 9, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The organizational kickoff for new Foyer Groups will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 - 8 (ish) at the home of Phyllis and Mike Holland, 700 Gornto Road. If you signed up, come join us for fellowship, light refreshments and meet the members of your group. If you are new to Christ Church, or just forgot to sign up, there is always room for more.  Participating in Foyer Groups (supper club) is a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners. For info or sign-up, contact Sallie Honeycutt.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, February 10, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on February 10 , 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
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. 
EYC -  Both middle and high school students and their friends are invited to a Super Bowl party at the Ryan's on 2/5. 

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 2/9 at 8pm. The diocese is having a college retreat from March 31-April 2 at Honeycreek. More details to follow. 
Stitchers of Love
February 5, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

We will be meeting on February 5th to begin 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. 
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!

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.
Help Us Build a House for Leidy
$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 $514.75.! Watch the house to see the progress as your contributions allow us to add more blocks and move toward that goal. 
New Online Photograph Albums
New albums for Children's Play Date and the DR Scholarship Thank-You Notes along with many older ones are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
February 4 - February 10
  4 Pepper Croft, Jane Peeples
  6 Angela Duncan, Bonnie Hanson
  7 Greg Prine, Fred Quinn
  8 Louise Norris Kirkland, Bobbie Warren
  9 Andy Drazdowski
10 Nikki Yarbrough   
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 4 - February 10
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 4 - February 10
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
Tal Barnidge, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Aaron Davis, 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., JoLyn Smith, Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari

Family of Kris Rogers
Family of Janet Robinson

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta