Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
March 17, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 19: 
         Lent III

Vestry Member of Day:
    John Bennett

Coffee Host:
   Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney, Anne

Altar Guild: 
   Team 4

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 - Nancy Lutsko,
   Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers  -  Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson,  Pat Denmark
Acolytes - J.D. Greneker, Molly
   Stevenson, Paul Stevenson
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm - 95
Second Lesson -  Romans 5:1-11
Gospel - John 4:5-42

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

March 18: Lunch Bunch
March 22: Lenten Teaching Series, Dinner
March 25: 20's and 30's Dinner
March 29: Lenten Teaching Series, 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.
Wednesday Night Dinner / Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 22, 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 meet 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: This Saturday, 3/18, at 2pm we will have a combined EYC event at the Yarbrough's barn. We are going to clean up the church's canoes for our upcoming canoe trip on 4/1. If you plan on attending, please contact Philip for directions or if your student needs a ride contact Philip. Next Sunday, 3/26, we will have high school EYC at Paul and Molly Stevenson's house. 
Our high school mission trip is booked to serve at Hearts of Palm mission in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. There will be more details sent out to parents this week. 
Also, please be sure to join our Facebook group to stay better connected with EYC at Christ Church
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. 

On April 8th, we will have a retreat away at the Yarbourgh's barn. There will be more details out to the college students this week. 
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. 
DR House - Wall Foundations!
Remember the cardboard "tiny house" model in the parish hall? The one where donations for building materials were represented with brightly colored "concrete blocks" pasted on the walls, week by week? Check out what's happening with those donations!

During this past week, work began on digging the foundation trenches for the walls of the house we are building with those donations in the village of El Pedregal, the work site of our Dominican Republic mission team. We have sent funds to the local Episcopal priest in El Pedregal to get the construction started, with the plan that our team members will help with the final details when we arrive on June 12. Many new photographs of the progress came in last week, and you can see those new images as well as the older ones from February and early March in this online album.
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for the Wednesday Lenten suppers and programs, the Women's Retreat, and the construction progress of the DR house, along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
March 18 - March 24
18 Walton Carter
19 Duke Guthrie, Richard Saeger
20 Anne Reid
21 Steven Taylor
22 Brenda Keller
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 18 - March 24
20 Margaret Weston
21 Helen McClure
23 Willa Valencia
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 18 - March 24
18 Searcy & Helen McClure
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
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