Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
June 24, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
June 25: 
         Pentecost 3 / Proper 7

Vestry Member of Day:
   Tammy Borders

Coffee Host:
   Sheri Gravett, Jane Kinney

Altar Guild:
   Team 3

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,
   Walton Carter, Joe Tomberlin
Lay Readers  - Nancy Lutsko, Joe
   Tomberlin, Walton Carter
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Stella Blevins
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Jeremiah 20:7-13
Psalm - 69:8-11, 18-20
Second Lesson - Romans 6:1b-11
Gospel - Matthew 10:24-39

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

June 27: Vestry Meeting
July 4: Church Office Closed
July 4: Soup Kitchen Meal Prep
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 Begun
The Sanctuary Renovation has begun.  The renovations 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.  
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 are asking all members and visitors to enter the Parish Hall via the south side entrance for services (breezeway doors closest to the Gabard building).  
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.
D.R. Team Returns Home
DR Mission Trip Was June 12-19, 2017
The fourteen Dominican Republic missioners on the team sponsored by Christ Church (Valdosta) returned home on Monday, June 19. They were based at the Campamento Monte de la Transfiguración in the central highlands, in the village of El Pedregal near the city of Jarabacoa. While at the Campamento, they laid a concrete floor for a house in the village to be used by their longtime translator, conducted Vacation Bible School for the 120 children enrolled in the local Episcopal school, gave rabies vaccinations to 56 dogs and cats, put on a "splash party" for the school children to celebrate the end of their school year, and installed two new basketball rims and chain nets on the Campamento's basketball court. Christ Church has been sending mission teams to this community since 2001, and so another activity was walking through the village greetings longtime friends and showing first-time missioners the houses and other projects accomplished over the years. They also hiked to a nearby waterfall (crossing a river on a suspension bridge) in the mountains close to the Campamento and attended an annual flower festival in Jarabacoa. On Sunday, June 18, the Rev. Deacon Leeann Culbreath assisted in the worship service and read the Gospel in English while Padre Daniel's wife, the Rev. Deacon Aurianne Rosier de Samuel, read it in English.
After the team left the Campamento, finishing steps continued on the house for Leidy's family. The windows have now been installed, and work is about half-done on installing smooth white tiles on top of the concrete floor foundations. To see photos of the house in all of its construction phases, click here

To date, the combined work of the Home Team and the Go Team has raised funds for 50 scholarships for children at the K-8 Episcopal school in El Pedregal for the 2017-2018 academic year. Each scholarship costs US$350. We have been informed that another 15 scholarship donations are on the way, for a total of 65. This puts us close to the 70 scholarships we gave in the past two years. If you would like to contribute one or more scholarships, please turn in your donation by Sunday, July 2. We will be sending all donated scholarship funds to the El Pedregal school in the first week of July so the administration can prepare for the next school year.
University of the South
Sunday, June 25, 2017
University of the South Offering - Will be collected on Sunday morning during the 10:00 service. Christ Church will be receiving a special offering for mission of the University of the South and the School of Theology. The Diocese of Georgia is committing these funds to help with the University of the South Capital Campaign, to build a new School of Theology campus. If you are interested in seeing the plans for this they can be found here
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.  

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.  
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.
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. 
Retirement Reception - Joan Dear
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend a Retirement Reception honoring Joan Dear for over 30 years of friendship and service to Valdosta State University on Wednesday, June 28, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm in the Cypress Room at the University Center.
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for the DR Mission Trip, 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
Birthdays this week
June 24 - June 30
25 Buddy Pitts                                   
28 Karen Diamond Bell        
30 Stella Clark            
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
June 24 - June 30
25 Julia Claire Copeland
28 Lee Phillips
Wedding Anniversaries this week
June 24 - June 30
24 Jerry & Judy DeMott, Monty & Marilyn Miller

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, 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 Dana Black

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta