Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
January 20, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 22: 
         Epiphany 3

Vestry Member of Day:
    Sally Honeycutt

Coffee Host:
   Steph Johnson, Stefani Carroll


Altar Guild: 
   Team 1


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


10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers -  Mike Holland, Rena Nelson,
   Pat Denmark
Acolytes - JD Greneker, Owen Coggins,
   Paul Stevenson
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker

6:00 p.m. Vespers 
   

Scriptures
First Lesson - Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm - 27:1, 5-13
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Gospel - Matthew 4:12-23

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

January 21: Lunch Bunch
January 25: Confirmation Class
January 29: Stitchers of Love
February 4-5: Rev. Canon John Zahl
February 12: Bishop Benhase
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
 
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Rector
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
books@christchurchvaldosta.org  
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. 

   Friday
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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.
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, open to the whole congregation) and at our 20's/30's dinner at the rectory 6:00 that evening.  On Sunday, Feb 5 he'll be preaching at both services and teaching on Grace and Addiction at 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!
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 meet 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
EYC Middle - We will meet Wednesday 1/25 at 7:00 in the Gabard. 
 
EYC High School - We will meet this Sunday 1/22 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 1/26 at 8pm. The diocese is having a college retreat from March 31-April 2 at Honeycreek. More details to follow. 
Stitchers of Love
 January 29, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, Janaury 29, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

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.
Vestry Meeting Recap - December
Once the Vestry has approved the minutes from the prior month at their vestry meeting, we will post the recap each month in the Friday bulletin.   The Vestry Meeting Recap for the month of December is available  here .
New Online Photograph Albums
New albums for Stitchers of Love , and Rev Canon Frank Logue Visit, 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 and apply the corresponding number of colorful "blocks" during the week. Our goal is $2,500. We currently have $166.75. Watch the house to see the progress as we move toward that goal. 
Birthdays this week
January 21 - January 27
21 Robert Church      
22 Carolyn Eager Coleman, Emory Warrick, III
23 Ford Wilkin               
25 Madison Jackson
27 Ralph Jackson, Leigh Long              
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 21 - January 27
21 Phyllis Holland     
22 Gnann Moser             
25 Robert Tillman
26 Pat Armstrong
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 21 - January 27
23 Ed Preston & Ginger Macheski

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
229.242.5115

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta