Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
July 14, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
July 16: 
         Pentecost 6 / Proper 10

Vestry Member of Day:
   John Bennett

Coffee Host:
   Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney, 
   Anne Reid 

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

Due to Sanctuary Renovation, all services will be held in the Parish Hall until further notice.

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers  - Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Isaiah 55:10-13
Psalm - 65:9-14
Second Lesson - Romans 8:1-11
Gospel - Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM - Parish Hall
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM - Parish Hall
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.
Church Renovation Update
From Junior Warden - Allan Dear
The Sanctuary Renovation continues; to date the pews have been relocated, old layers of flooring have been removed and commercial paint work has been completed.  Installation of the new wood-like flooring and carpet is in progress.  Finally the pews, and worship furniture will be replaced and a final cleaning done.  I anticipate a return to the newly renovated sanctuary by Sunday, July 23rd.  Thank you all for your gracious patience and understanding.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on July 20, 2017 at the home of Molly Stevenson.  Molly's address is: 5 Tallullah Cir. Valdosta.  Beverages provided, bring a snack to share.  Call (229) 292-8215 for directions.
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, July 16, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Stitchers of Love will take a short break due to Father's Day, and the weekend before the 4th of July.  We will take up our group needles again on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in the Parish Hall from 4-6 p.m.  Bring your projects and a friend.  You do not need to know how to knit or crochet, we have plenty of teachers.
EYC Middle School
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
EYC Middle School - We are going tubing on the Ichetucknee River on Wednesday, 7/19. We will leave the church at 9:00 AM and come back late that afternoon. It costs $7 to get into the park and tube. Also, students will need to bring $5-15 (changes based on what kind of tube you want) to rent a tube. If you want to RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Philip
Lunch Bunch Needs Volunteers
Expanding this Fall
We are expanding our lunch bunch ministry. Lunch Bunch is a great ministry that feeds children in our community every 1st and 3rd Saturday. This fall we would like to expand the ministry to every Saturday. This means we need volunteers! We will have six teams available and you may sign up for a team and volunteer one Saturday every six weeks. Please see Philip Ryan, Pepi Nelson, or Sandy Sandbach for questions or to sign up. 
Episcopal College Fellowship
Do you have a heart for hospitality? Do you enjoy cooking? Would you like to help serve our college students? The fall semester is almost here and we are looking for volunteers to prepare meals for our Thursday family dinners. Also, we are looking for a family to open there home once a month for lunch on Sunday's after Sunday School. If you want to sign up, please see Philip Ryan during coffee hour. 

DR Mission Team Reports: 70!
70 Scholarships for El Pedregal School
The Dominican Republic missioners are very pleased to report that enough funds were donated for scholarships at the K-8 Episcopal school in El Pedregal that they were able to fund 70 scholarships @ $350/child for the 2017-2018 academic year. We gave the same number for the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 school years. 
Many, many thanks to all of our generous donors who made this possible. In addition to donors from the Christ Church congregation and friends and family of the missioners, other donors contributed through our partner churches, Nativity (Dothan AL) and Trinity (Statesboro GA).
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for the DR Mission Trip, along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
July 15 - July 21
15 John Hiers, David Holland
16 Sandra Fletcher
17 Michael Black, Linda Burch
18 Pepi Nelson    
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
July 15 - July 21
19 Diane Halim
20 Pam Pitts
Wedding Anniversaries this week
July 15 - July 21
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, Tal Barnidge, Amanda, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Emily Joiner, Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Annie Reid, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, Henry and Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Mike Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Family of Dot Mowrey   (Mother of Kathy Armstrong)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta