Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
March 10, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 12: 
         Lent II

Vestry Member of Day:
    Nikki Yarbrough

Coffee Host:
   Pat Bezona, Helen Tucker

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers -  Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett,
   Gnann Moser
Acolytes - Phyllis Holland, David Holland,
   Stella Blevins
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm - 121
Second Lesson - Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Gospel - John 3:1-17

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

March 10-11: Women's Retreat Weekend
March 15: Lenten Teaching Series, Dinner
March 18: Lunch Bunch
March 22: Lenten Teaching Series, Dinner
March 25: 20's and 30's Dinner
March 30: Vestry Meeting
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.
Daylight Savings Begins
Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 a.m. 
Welcome to Spring(ing forward)!  Daylight saving time starts this weekend, when we turn our clocks forward an hour starting at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. 
This is the "bad" switch, when we "lose" an hour of sleep over night. The time change can make us sleepier than usual, so be careful if you drive early on Sunday morning.
The good news is that the sun will seem to rise and set later in the day than it does now, so we have more time to enjoy the daylight during the hours we are normally awake - after work.
Women's Retreat Weekend
Friday - Saturday, March 10-11, 2017
Mark your calendars for March 10-11, 2017 there will be a Women's Retreat Weekend held at Christ Church.  Friday, March 10 from 6-9 p.m., Snacks and Fun.  Saturday, March 11 beginning at 9 a.m. with a light breakfast and coffee.  We will have lunch and conclude at 2:00 p.m.  All women are invited to attend.  
Wednesday Night Dinner / Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "No Greater Love: Reflections on the Cross" began March 8 and will run through April 5, 2017 from 6:40 - 7:45 p.m.  

Childcare will be provided in Gabard each Wednesday night from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Each Wednesday we will provide a yummy dinner for the kids. After dinner we will do a fun Bible Science activity!  Kids will learn that with Jesus we will always have all that we need! Please join us for this fun and exciting Bible Science series!
20's & 30's Dinner
Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellowship at the Rectory on Saturday, March 25th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The main course and drinks will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. 
The Gabard Building will be open and staffed for nursery and/or childcare. Dinner will be provided for them as well.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, March 24, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet on  March 17th, it will resume on March 24th at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Children's Choir Practice
Sunday's beginning at 11:15 a.m.
The Children's Choir (PreK 3s - 5th Grade) will be performing during the 10:00 service on Easter Sunday, April 16th.  Karen May will begin practice each Sunday through April 9th during the first 15 minutes of Sunday School.
By Wednesday, April 12th
Please bring individually wrapped candy (no chocolate please) and plastic eggs to the church office between now and Wednesday, April 12th. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:00 Easter Morning! Many thanks in advance for your generosity!
EYC - High School EYC meets on Sundays at 6:30pm in the Gabard building. 

Starting Wednesday, March 8th, the EYC middle school group will eat dinner with the rest of the church for the Lenten teaching series (dinner is at 6:40pm) and then go to EYC. We will end the same time as the teaching series. 
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
ECF (Episcopal College Fellowship) -  Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered to help cook for our college students! Family dinners are on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. We also have two small groups during the week one on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM and one on Fridays at 9:30 AM. Both small groups meet in the Student Union. 
Stitchers of Love
March 19, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  
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. 
New Images of DR House Site
Six new photographs of the clearing of the house site in El Pedregal came in on Wednesday, and they are available along with earlier photographs of the site at the link below. Leidy Rosario and Padre Daniel Samuel are both sending us progress photographs from time to time so we can see what's happening from approximately 1,500 miles away. In June, our "Go Team" members will get to see the site in person, but we wanted everyone on both the "Home Team" and the "Go Team" to be able to see the progress right now. Enjoy!

New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for Bishop Benhase's visitation and the construction progress of the DR house (site is being cleared!), along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
March 11 - March 17
11 Gwen Daughtrey, Kelly Lambert
14 Merrill Guice
15 Julia Ariail, Jeani Synyard
16 Gloria Boyette, Julie Jackson
17 Carter Coleman, Jake Daughtrey
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 11 - March 17
14 Mackenzie Clark, Larry Wisenbaker
17 Ella Downey
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 11 - March 17
17 Bob & Sue Ann Johnston

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Kathy Armstrong, Tommy Barbeau, Tal Barnidge, Ann Burnette, 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, Marjorie Nielsen, Laura Paine, Brandi Porter, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Doris Wisenbaker, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta