Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
July 12, 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
July 14: 
      Pentecost 5 / Proper 10

Vestry Member of Day:
   Judy DeMott

Coffee Host:
   Julie & Gwen Daughtrey, Marcie

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Molly Stevenson, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers  - Julia Ariail, Sally Querin,
   Molly Stevenson
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Owen Coggins,
   Fred Bajalia
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath,
   Chris May

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-9
Second Lesson - Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel - Luke 10:25-37

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.
EfM possibility
This Fall
EfM possibility. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out lay ministry through a program of study meeting one day a week.   Through study, prayer, and reflection, EfM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom. We are exploring the possibility of having an EfM class begin this fall at Christ Church with the Rev. Deacon Nancy Sartin Richardson leading it. If you are interested in participating, please email Father Dave  by August 1st.
Pledges during the summer
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.  This can be especially helpful during summer travel. Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.  Enjoy your summer. Safe travels!
Kick-off Party
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kick-off Party will be held on August 18, 2019 immediately following the 10:00 worship service. Everyone is welcome, this is a church wide event. The Men in Blue will be cooking. There will be there will be a water slide a bouncy house and kiddie pool for the little ones. 
                                                       Fun for "Children of All Ages".
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, July 20, 2019 beginning at 11:00
Lunch Bunch will meet in the Parish Hall beginning at 11:00 a.m. on July 20, 2019. 

The Christ Church Valdosta Lunch Bunch feeds 120 or more hungry children every first and third Saturday of the month. Workers from the church as well as other members of the community who volunteer gather at 11 a.m. at Christ Church to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They pack them in plastic bags, then brown paper bags with logo stickers together with chips, fruit, juice and other healthy goodies purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers are welcome.
90 Scholarships for the DR!
$31,500 -- Thank you for your generous support!
As you know, one of the major projects of our Dominican Republic mission work is to raise funds for scholarships for the children enrolled in the Episcopal K-8 school in El Pedregal, our mission field. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we will be sending a total of $31,500, which will pay for 90 scholarships. These scholarship donations came from three Episcopal congregations: Christ Church (Valdosta GA), Nativity (Dothan AL), and Trinity (Statesboro GA) plus individual supporters of our mission in several other locations. In 2018 we donated $31,150 for 89 scholarships, which was a record at that time. This year, one more.

We have already sent this good news to Padre Ramón Canela, the Episcopal priest in El Pedregal, and he responded with this message for all of us:

Para nosotros es de mucha alegría saber que podremos contar con esa gran ayuda para que más niños puedan tener la oportunidad de un mejor futuro. Dando gracias a Dios por el trabajo que ustedes realizan para el beneficio de nuestra institución, Dios les siga bendiciendo grandemente con salud y prosperidad a usted, Julia y todos los que colaboran con esta obra de amor.

For us it is very happy to know that we can count on this great help so that more children can have the opportunity of a better future. Giving thanks to God for the work you do for the benefit of our institution, may God continue to bless you with great health and prosperity, Julia and all those who collaborate with this work of love.

For a brief report on the 2019 trip mission formatted as a bulletin insert for the July 7 worship services, click here

Summer Camp at Honey Creek
Time to make your summer plans....which means it's time to sign up for summer camp at Honey Creek.  Grab a friend and come to Honey Creek this summer.

Camp St Joseph & Mary (3rd - 5th) - July 14-20
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from Stitchers of Love blessing,  Vacation Bible SchoolDR Dinner and AuctionMen in Blue Cooking for Grace Cafe Easter Sunday, Palm Sunday, and Men In Blue Fish Fry, are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
July 13 - July 19
11 Brooklyn Prine
15 John Hiers, David Holland
16 Sandra Fletcher
17 Michael Black, Linda Burch
18 Pepi Nelson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
July 13 - July 19
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
July 13 - July 19
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
Thaddeus Agar, Kathy Armstrong, Lynn Baker, Kelly Benhase, Tammy Borders, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Betty Chason, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, David Crenshaw, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Jane Ferrell, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Mary Ann Heard, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Brooks Lovelace, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Teegardin, Trace Thompson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Raines Watkins, 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