Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
January 13, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 15: 
         Epiphany 2

Vestry Member of Day:
    Dottie Pitts

Coffee Host:
     Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney,
    Anne Reid

Altar Guild: 
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers -  Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett,
   Gnann Moser
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Eliza Jane May, Philip Ryan
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm - 40:1-12
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Gospel - John 1:29-42

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

January 17: Vestry Meeting
January 18: The Rev. Canon Frank Logue
                    Men in Blue Cooking
January 21: Lunch Bunch
January 25: Confirmation Class
January 29: Stitchers of Love
February 3-5: Rev. Canon John Zahl
February 12: Bishop Benhase
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.
The Rev. Canon Frank Logue
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Rev. Canon Frank Logue will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Rev Logue will be discussing the Diocesan Campaign for Congregational Development.  The Men in Blue will be providing dinner.  Please RSVP the Church Office if you are planning to attend
Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Vestry Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  
2019 Vestry Members
Vestry Elections were held on January 8, 2017. The 2019 Vestry Members are: Michael Black, Marvin Dickey, Phyllis Holland and Leigh Long.  

We would also like to thank our outgoing Vestry members: Len Carter, Sheri Gravett, Bill Querin, Mike Tanner and Bill Tucker for their years of service on the Vestry.
Confirmation Classes
Wednesday Evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
New confirmation class will be held Wednesday evenings Jan 25, Feb 1 and Feb 8 from 7-8:30 at the rectory.  We'll have dessert-and free child care will be provided in the Gabard building.  We'll cover our confirmation booklet, The New Life of Grace as we prepare for confirmation with Bishop Benhase at the 10:00 service on Feb 12.  All those interested, please email Father Dave.
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. 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, January 27, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet on January 20th, but w ill begin again on January 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Children's Ministry
The Children's Ministry has a Facebook page! To keep up with all the fun events going on, please visit our page and Like it -Christ Episcopal Children's Ministry.
 The Children's Ministry will be planning some upcoming play dates. The first one will be January 28th. More information to follow.
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 Middle - We will meet Wednesday 1/18 at 6:30 in the parish hall for dinner and then go to Gabard. We will end at the same time (8:15pm) as we usually do. 
EYC High School - We will meet this Sunday 1/15 at 6:30pm in the Gabard building. On 1/29 we will meet at 6pm at Paul and Molly Stevenson for an high school party. 
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 1/19 at 8pm. The diocese is having a college retreat from March 31-April 2 at Honeycreek. More details to follow. 
Stitchers of Love
January 15, 2017 and January 29, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, Janaury 15, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

Bring your completed items on Sunday, January 22nd. Father Dave will be blessing items then.

Since we did not meet the 1st of January, we will be meeting on January 29th to begin work on Bunny Creations. No knitting or crocheting needed, so come and bring a non-stitching friend.  All are welcome.
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. 
New Online Photograph Albums
New albums, along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
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, then the children in the Christ Church Preschool will apply the colorful "blocks" during the week. Our goal is $2,500. Watch the house to see the progress as we move toward that goal. 
Birthdays this week
January 14 - January 20
14 Richard Coleman, Peggy Mellors
15 Kathy Armstrong       
16 Dot Gatchell, Joe Singletary, Holly Querin         
17 Mimi Allen           
19 Laura Copeland          
20 Kate Hanson                     
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 14 - January 20
14 Lindsey Wisenbaker
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 14 - January 20
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, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Brandi Porter, David Sandbach, Sr., JoLyn Smith, Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta