Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
June 2, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
June 4: 
         Pentecost Sunday

Vestry Member of Day:
  Nikki Yarbrough

Coffee Host:
   Steph Johnson, Stefani Carroll

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  - Marcie Dennard, Emily
   Rogers, Nancy Lutsko
Acolytes - JD Greneker, David Holland,
   Phyllis Holland
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Acts 2:1-21
Psalm - 104:25-35, 37
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Gospel - John 20:19-23

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM
Upcoming Events

June 2: HEP Party - Yarbrough Barn
June 4-7: Youth Mission Trip
June 5-8: Vacation Bible School
June 12-19: D.R. Mission Trip
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.
A Message from the Vestry and Rector of Christ Church
Dear Friends,
We are excited to inform you about our upcoming sanctuary renovation.  This will include new flooring, new "cathedral red" carpet in the tower and chancel, newly painted walls and ceiling, new light fixtures in annex to replace the fluorescent lights, and other cosmetic details.  The decisions for this renovation have been made by our Sanctuary Renovation Committee-which includes Allan Dear (junior warden), Nikki Yarbrough (senior warden), Tammy Borders (vestry member), Marvin Dickey (vestry member), Sally Honeycutt (vestry member), Steph Johnson (facilities manager), Anne Singletary (longtime member representing the 8:00 service), Jan Carter (longtime member representing the 10:00 service), and Dave Johnson (rector)-and approved by the vestry.  The cost of these renovations has already been covered through a combination of monies from the Gabard bequest to Christ Church, surplus monies from the Gabard Building capital campaign that were received after that mortgage had been paid off, and our operating budget-in other words, through the immense generosity of the members of Christ Church.   Renovation work will begin on Monday, June 12 and will continue for several weeks.  During the renovation work all weekly services-including Sunday morning 8:00 and 10:00 services and Sunday evening 6:00 vespers, Wednesday evening 6:00 service, and Thursday morning 7:00 service-will be held at their usual times in the Parish Hall.  We bid your prayers and patience during this renovation work, we thank you for your generous support of Christ Church, and we look forward to worshipping soon with you in our renovated sanctuary.
Yours In Christ,
Nikki Yarbrough
Dave Johnson
HEP Party
Friday, June 2, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
HEP Party (Happy Episcopalian People Party) - will begin at 6PM on Friday June 2 at the Yarbrough's barn (4700 Skipper Bridge Rd., Hahira) - drinks will be provided, please bring an hors d'oeuvre to share.

Remember this is an adult only gathering. 
Youth Mission Team
Sunday, June 4 - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Please keep the Youth Mission Team in your thoughts and prayers this week as they travel to Albany with other Diocesan Youth.  Albany was hit hard by the tornadoes this winter and spring.  The Christ Church Youth Mission Team comprised of Pierce Baker, Joiner Bivins, John David Greneker along with leader Philip Ryan will be heading to Albany at noon on Sunday, June 4th.  The team will receive a Commissioning Prayer during the 10:00 worship service.  The group will help offer a Vacation-Bible-School themed event for the children in the Albany area.
Vacation Bible School
June 5 - June 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Vacation Bible School - Has been scheduled for June 5 - 8th from 9:00 a.m. till noon.  Those who are interested in participating or helping with VBS, please register online here or contact Millie Johnson
Lunch Bunch Needs
First and third Saturdays each month
We need fruit cups for Lunch Bunch.  Please consider picking up a six pack of fruit cups when you do your family grocery shopping.  The children love the fruit and the Lunch Bunch volunteers appreciate it. 
DR Mission Trip is June 12-19, 2017
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the many members of the Home Team who have donated funds and supplies for use by the mission team in the Dominican Republic. As the missioners on the Go Team start to pack up all of the VBS supplies, dental hygiene items, and sports equipment needed for the team projects in a series of duffle bags, they give thanks to all of the generous donors at Christ Church and other churches and groups who made all of this possible. In addition to funding supplies, contributions also paid for the construction of the house in the village of El Pedregal, where this week the village workers have started to erect the roof beams.

To see recent photos of this house taken by our friends in El Pedregal, click here. Photographs of the Go Team's preparations, including our 2017 team t-shirt design, are in this Facebook album now. Depending on internet access in El Pedregal, photographs taken during the trip will be added here daily.
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, June 4, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, June 4, 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.
2016 Audit Complete
The 2016 Audit of Christ Church's Financial Records has been completed by Tillman & Tillman, LLP. Our financial records are in good shape.  Thank you to the dedication of our bookkeeper, Amy Creasy and our Treasurer, Amber Tanner.
Soup Kitchen Help Needed
Tuesday, July 4th 
For the third year Christ Church is preparing bag lunches for 200 people who depend on the Soup Kitchen for meals.  

The Soup Kitchen closes the week of July 4 th every year so that the staff can have a break.  

T his year our day is Tuesday, July 4.  We are finished with everything by 1:00 pm, so you'll have time to enjoy July 4 festivities with your family.  

We need contributions to purchase food and supplies, sandwich makers and lunch packers on the morning - 9:30 until 11:00 - volunteers to distribute the meals at the Soup Kitchen, volunteers to bake the turkey breasts the weekend before.  

If you can help with any of these, please contact Sandra Fletcher,  or 244-5033.  

If you would like to make a monetary contribution for this ministry, please send your checks to Christ Church with a notation that it is for the Soup Kitchen lunch.  

Thank you so much for your support of this important ministry.  

This year we will also give small wooden crosses with each lunch with a word to keep the cross with them and remember that God loves them and is always with them.
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for the Youth Sunday and Mother's Day, Preschool Graduation and the construction progress of the DR house along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Raffle to win 1962 Ford Roadster
Raffle to be help July 4, 2107
St. Andrew's and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church is  
having a raffle of a 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster.  The money raised will help with their capital campaign to construct a new parish house.  This car is one of only 450 made in 1962.  It is valued at $50,000.  Only 1000 tickets will be sold. Cost per ticket is $100.

If interested in purchasing a ticket, please make a check payable to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and mail to P.O. Drawer 929, Darien, GA 31305.  Tickets will then be mailed back to you. (Please make sure your correct address is on your check.)
Birthdays this week
May 27 - June 2
28 Aaron Williams
 1  Julie Prine, Bill Sineath
 2  Ingrid Carroll, Willa Valencia      
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 27 - June 2
27 Noah Carroll
28 Maddie Yarbrough
29 Matthew Barnes
30 Thomas Greneker, Isabella Turner
31 Jake Daughtrey

Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 27 - June 2
27 Ron & Tammy Borders
30 Craig & Kelly Lambert

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, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Emily Joiner, Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Pepi Nelson, Brandi Porter, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Alice Pendleton, Buddy Pitts, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Youth Mission Team

Craig, Kelly and Caroline Lambert as they welcome Catherine Renee Lambert born on May 31st.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta