Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
January 3, 2020
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 5: 
      Christmas II

Vestry Member of Day:
   Robin Coleman

Coffee Host:
   Robin Coleman, Melissa Carter,
   Ann Stone

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Sheri
Lay Readers  - Steve Roberts, Molly
   Stevenson, David Sandbach
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Amelia Blevins
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter, Alex

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm  84:1-8
Second Lesson - Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19
Gospel - Matthew 2:1-12

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
   None this week
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.
Vestry Elections for 2022 class
Sunday, January 5, 2020
We have eleven candidates for the position of Vestry 2022 . Each candidate has been asked to answer a few questions and submitted a photo.  This information can be found here, and will be posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall.  Vestry Elections will be held on January 5, 2020 during the Annual Parish meeting to be held immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
First Sunday Name-tags
Sunday, January 5, 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, January 5th, 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.
Friday Bible Study
Friday, January 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  will meet again on January 10, 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 this month on January 4th and 18th beginning at 11:00.
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 meets the first and third Sunday of each month 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 New Year's Day Picnic at St. Marks, Christmas Sunday 12/29Christmas Candles and Poinsettias,
Children's Christmas ServiceOpen House at Rectory, Christmas Wrapping and Lunch Bunch, Children's Christmas Party and Pageant,  Christmas Organ Recital, and Decorating the Rectory are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
January 4 - January 10
4 Brighton Prine
5 Sarah Parrish, Jacquelyn Dickey, Philip Tepper Wilkin
7 Sparky Greneker              
9 Laura Paine, Ann Sumner
10 Jim Chamberlain, Linda Riggle
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 4 - January 10
5 Richard Coleman, Rick Coleman  
6 Stephen Sandbach
8 Aaron Williams
9 Judy DeMott, Robin Guice, Danielle Pitts
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 4 - January 10
6 Trent & Anna Coggins

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Julius Ariail, 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, Eric Jones, Shelly Krieger-Godbeer, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, 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, Marilyn Willis, 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