Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
July 20, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
July 22: 
      Pentecost 9 / Proper 11

Vestry Member of Day:
    David Sandbach

Coffee Host:
    Kelly Turner, Tracy Cannon, Cathy
    and Jeff Hanson

Altar Guild:
   Team 4

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 - Nancy Lutsko,
   Walton Carter, Joe Tomberlin
Lay Readers  - Walton Carter, Nancy
   Lutsko, Joe Tomberlin
Acolytes - Karen May, Eliza Jane May,
   Stella Blevins
Ushers - David Blevins, Larry Wisenbaker

6:00 p.m., Vespers

First Lesson - Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm - 23
Second Lesson - Ephesians 2:11-22
Gospel - Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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

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.
HEP Party
Friday, July 20, 2018
HEP Party (Happy Episcopal People Party) - will be held on Friday, July 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Jeani Synyard's home (746 Lake Laurie Drive, Valdosta) - drinks will be provided, please bring an hors d'oeuvre to share. Remember this is an adult only gathering. Childcare will be provided from 6-9 p.m. in the Gabard Building.
2018 General Convention
As you probably know, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which happens every three years, took place recently in Austin, Texas.  Christ Church member Molly Stevenson was a delegate from the Diocese of Georgia.  Here is a link to an article from the Episcopal News Service summarizing what took place there.  We remain grateful for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's continued emphasis on the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Here is a link to the eCrozier on Bishop Benhase's reflection on General Convention. 
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, July 21, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
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.
Kick-off Party
August 19, 2018
Kick-off Party will be held on August 19, 2018 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". 
DR Trip - Report and Photos
Lots of Activities, So Lots of Photographs
The Go Team has completed work on a report about the 2018 trip, and it is available online at this link. Work on a comprehensive album of over 1800 photographs by six missioner-photographers is almost complete, but you are welcome to check out the current state of that album at this link. The section for the photos of the "splash party" for the village children still needs more attention to get the images in a better chronological order. Coming next week -- the completed comprehensive album plus a new "100 best" album that will let you see the highlights of the 2018 trip. 

For more information on our mission program in the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic,
click here.
The Haven
School Supplies
The Haven is in need of school supplies, such as pencils, pens, and markers; rulers; plain and lined paper; and other supplies. Please leave donations in the Haven box in the parish hall. For further information, contact Patricia Marks. Thank you!
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from 2018 DR MIssion Trip, Vacation Bible School, DR Dinner and Auction,  DR mural projects, and DR playground project, are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
July 21 - July 27
21 Hayden Coggins
22 Peter Ingeman, Alexandra Peeples
23 Gail Hobgood, Caroline Prine, Richard Rigby
24 Jeff Hanson, Walter Hobgood
25 Pat Bezona, Andrew Greneker
27 Juanita Quinn, Billy Tidmore, Al Turner
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
July 21 - July 27
25 Victoria Warrick
Wedding Anniversaries this week
July 21 - July 27
22 Rusty & Laurie McCall 
24 Bill & Kathy Armstrong
25 Dave & Pat Armstrong
26 Halim Faisal & Diane Halim

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, Max Bontrager, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Melissa Carter, Susan Chamberlain, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Frank Corker, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Jude Tillman, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Ralph Jackson, Eric Jones, Jerriann Levy, Brooks Lovelace, John McTier, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Jim Nelson, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Reva Rollins, Lucille Sineath, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta