Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
January 31, 2020
In This Issue:

Worship Services
February 2: 
      Presentation of the Lord

Vestry Member of Day:
   Stefani Carroll

Coffee Host:
   Phyllis Hiers, Katherine Mayer,
   Patricia Tyson
Altar Guild:
   Team 4

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Walton Carter, David Sandbach
Lay Readers  - Walton Carter, Nancy
   Lutsko, Joel Williams
Acolytes - Maddie Yarbrough, Stalla
   Blevins,  Cassidy Honeycutt
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 - Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24:7-10
Second Lesson - Hebrews 2:14-18
Gospel - Luke 2:22-32

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.
Paul and Mary Zahl Weekend
February 1st and 2nd
Weekend with Paul and Mary Zahl 
We are excited to welcome the Very Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl and his wife Mary to Christ Church the first weekend in February.  On Saturday, February 1 there will be a morning teaching session at 9:30 in the parish hall (Paul and Mary will both speak) and a Saturday evening gathering at 6:00 at the rectory-and on Sunday, February 2 Paul will preach at the 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 services, and Mary will teach adult Sunday School after the 10:00 service.  Paul is a retired Episcopal minister who last served as Rector of All Saints, Chevy Chase, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C..  Paul received his A.B. from Harvard, his M.Phil. from the University of Nottingham (U.K.), and his doctorate in theology from the University of Tuebingen in Germany.  He has served parishes in Silver Spring, MD; New York City; Westchester County (NY); Charleston, S.C.; and was Dean of Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL.  He was also Dean/President of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA.  He is the author of ten books, his favorite of which is "Grace in Practice" (Eerdmans, 2007).  Mary Cappleman Zahl is a professional garden designer who has done extensive work mostly in the Southeast.  They have been married 46 years and have three grown sons, all of whom are in full-time Christian ministry; and seven grand-children. Paul and Mary will be teaching and preaching on grace in personal relationships and the grace of listening in personal relationships.  This is a wonderful opportunity and we hope you will join us!
First Sunday Name-tags
Sunday, February 2, 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, February 2nd, 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, February 2, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of February to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer.
Adult Sunday School Series
"The Book of Common Prayer"
Sunday, February 9th - February 23rd 
Father Dave will continue his 6-week Adult Sunday School Series "The Book of Common Prayer" on Sunday, February 9, 2020 and concluded on February 23, 2020.  Adult Sunday School is held in the Front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.  Below is a list of the remaining scheduled topics.

Feb 2 (break because Paul and Mary Zahl wkd)
Feb 9 (Holy Baptism/Pastoral Offices)
Feb 16 (Episcopal Services/The Psalter)
Feb 23 (Prayers & Thanksgivings/Catechism/Historical Documents of the Church)
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.
Noon Sunday Service Resumes
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: February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 1, 8, 29; April 5.  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.
Friday Bible Study
Friday, February 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  will meet again on February 7, 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 February 1st, and February 15th beginning at 11:00.
College Ministry Dinners
Thursday February 6, 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, February 6, 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 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 College Ministry Dinner 1-30, DOK Meeting and InstallationCollege Ministry Dinner 1-23, Happening StaffNew 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
February 1 - February 7
2 Ash Croft, Ashley Drazdowski 
4 Pepper Croft, Jane Peeples
6 Bonnie Hanson
7 Owen Coggins, Greg Prine, Fred Quinn      
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 1 - February 7
1 Julia Ariail
2 Jeani Synyard
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 1 - February 7
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
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, 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.

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