Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
March 16, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 18: 
      Lent V

Vestry Member of Day:
   Marvin Dickey

Coffee Host:
   Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney, 
   Anne Reid

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis
   Holland, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers  - Merrill Guice, Nancy
   Lutsko, Phyllis Holland
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m., Vespers


First Lesson - Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm - 119:9-16
Second Lesson - Hebrews 5:5-10
Gospel - John 12:20-33

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.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 21 , 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Dinner and Teaching Series "Grace in the Gospel according to John" will be held on March 21st, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (following 6:00 p.m. Eucharist Service). Childcare will be available in the Gabard Building. 

Men in Blue will be providing a Fish Dinner.
Holy Week Schedule
March 25 - April 1, 2018 
March 25th - Liturgy of the Palms with Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  

March 28th - Wednesday Evening Eucharist at 6:00 pm.
March 29th - Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist Rite II at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Stripping of the Altar
March 30th - Good Friday Services at noon and 6:00 pm 
April 1st - Easter Services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. following the 10:00 service an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids

Adult Sunday School Series
Sundays through March 18th
Adult Sunday School series through March 18th. Father Dave will be doing a four-week Adult Sunday School series: "Extraordinary Grace for Ordinary People"-this will include passages of scripture and clips from the 1980 Academy Award winning film Ordinary People connecting the grace of God with the challenges of real life. 
Friday Bible Study
Friday, March 23, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on March 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Letter of Paul to the Romans. All are welcome to attend.
Confirmation Classes
Confirmation will be held on April 15, 2018
Please contact Father Dave via email, or by calling the church office if you are interested in Confirmation.  Two confirmation class dessert gatherings will be held at the rectory: Wednesday, March 28 and Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-8:30ish.  Confirmation will be held on April 15, 2018 while Bishop Benhase is at Christ Church.
Gardeners/ Landscapers Needed
We would like to beautify the front of Grace Cafe (Louttit Hall).  If you love to garden/landscape and would like to help with this project, and know what plants thrive in shade and sun, please let Steph Johnson know.  This might be a little bit at a time project. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  You do not have to know how to knit or crochet, we have plenty of teachers. All are welcome.
DR Auction and 14th Missioner
May 3, 2018
Let's Party! The Dominican Night Dinner and Auction to raise funds for the 2018 mission "Go Team" projects and scholarships for the DR children is scheduled for May 3 at the Cotton Corner, 101 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta at 6 p.m.

Tickets at $25 are available at the 11:00 coffee hour in the Parish Hall or in the church office. If you have treasures you want to donate for the auction, please call or email Phyllis Hiers or Julia Ariail.

And we are pleased to announce that a fourteenth missioner has joined our 2018 team! Wil Brown, a VSU freshman from Brunswick who lives in Louttit Hall as an intern in the Grace Cafe ministry, will be going with the team for his second trip to the Dominican Republic. He was also a member of the Diocese of Georgia's 2015 Youth Team and has experience teaching Vacation Bible School to Dominican children. Wil's father, Hugh Brown, attended Christ Church while he was a student at VSU. 

For more information on the 2018 trip, click here.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from the DR mural projects, DR playground projectDR scholarship thank-you notes, and The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
March 17 - March 23
17 Carter Coleman, Jake Daughtrey
18 Walton Carter
19 Duke Guthrie, Richard Saeger
20 Anne Reid
21 Steven Taylor
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 17 - March 23
17 Ella Downey
20 Margaret Weston
23 Willa Valencia
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 17 - March 23
17 Bob & Sue Ann Johnston
23 Allan & Joan Dear

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, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Melissa Carter, Susan Chamberlain, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Jerry DeMott, SJ Denmark, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, William Holloway, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Ralph Jackson, Eric Jones, Jerriann Levy, Brooks Lovelace, George Mellors, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Jim Nelson, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Fred Quinn, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Reva Rollins, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Helen Tucker, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Family of Bill Reid (Brother of Anne Reid)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta