Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
May 5, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
May 7: 
         Easter IV

Vestry Member of Day:
  Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt, Leigh Bradley

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

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 - John Nelson, Rena Nelson,
    Stella Blevins
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Acts 2:42-47
Psalm - 23
Second Lesson - 1 Peter 2:19-25
Gospel - John 10:1-10

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

May 5: 20's & 30's Gathering at Rectory
May 6: Lunch Bunch
May 7: Stitchers of Love
May 14: Youth Sunday - UTO Offering
May 21: Last Sunday School till Fall
May 23: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
May 29: Church Office Closed
June 2: HEP Party - Yarbrough Barn
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.
20's and 30's Gathering
Friday, May 5, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's and 30's Gathering for a Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held at the Rectory on Friday, May 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Childcare will be provide free of charge in the Gabard Building. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. 
Birthday Prayers
First Sunday of Month
Sunday, May 7, 2017 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of May to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, May 7 and May 21 
Adult Sunday School will meet on May 7 and May 21st beginning at 11:15 a.m.  The topic of discussion will be "Chariots of Fire".  There will be no Adult Sunday School on May 14th.
Please join us in the front of the Parish Hall each Sunday at 11:15 a.m.
Youth Sunday - UTO Offering
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Youth Sunday will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 during the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  During this service a UTO offering will be collected by the Youth.  Please come and see what the Youth will share.  The Children's Choir will sing.
Parking Lot Closed
Till further notice
The Parking Lot (rear lot off College) is closed  for renovation of the Parking Lot.  
On Sunday's please park in the front lot off Patterson, the small lot beside the rectory, the VSU Admissions Office Lot (on the other side of the Rectory), or in the VSU Music Annex Lot (located on the other side of the Methodist Wesley House).  
During the week, please park in the front lot off Patterson St.
Thank you for your support and understanding while we enhance our rear parking lot.
Children's Choir Practice
Sunday, May 7th 
The Children's Choir will be singing on Youth Sunday - May 14. The children will practice with Mrs. Karen this Sunday during Sunday School.
Children's Ministry Play Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
Sine Nomine Singers
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Sine Nomine Singers of Valdosta, conducted by David Lee Johnson, will be having their spring concert on Sunday, May 14th, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Valdosta. All are welcome! The concert is free, though contributions are welcome. 
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. 
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
Summer Camp - Preschool
Weeks of June 12, June 19 and June 26
Christ Episcopal Preschool will be having a summer camp June 12-16, June 19-23 and June 26-30 for ages 1-5. Please see Millie for more information. 
Upcoming Events
EYC - This Sunday, May 7th we are playing disc golf at Freedom Park at 4 pm. 

May 14th is Youth Sunday! Philip will be in the parish hall after the 10 am service to sign children and students up to participate. Also the deadline to sign up for the high school mission trip is Sunday, May 14th. 

On Saturday, May 20th, we will have an EYC pool party at Mike and Amber Tanner's house from 4-7 pm. 

Reminder: EYC meets Wednesday nights at 6:45 pm-8:15 pm.
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
Thank you to everyone who provided food over the Spring semester. This week we said goodbye to several college students as they head home for summer. 
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. 
Toothbrushes and Floss
Toothbrushes and Floss: The Dominican Republic Mission Team is collecting toothbrushes and dental floss to take with them to the DR in June.   If you have toothbrushes and dental floss, or sample packets that you receive from your dentist; that you would like to donate to the DR team, please drop them off at the church office before June 5 th .   Thank you for your continued support of our DR Mission Team.
Nebraska Team Visits Our House
The "Tiny House" Returns on Sunday, May 7
Members of the Nebraska mission team who partnered with us for several years to build the wooden school play structure, two houses, and the day care center visited in El Pedregal on May 1 to make plans for their June 2017 mission trip (the week after we leave). While in El Pedregal, they sent several photographs of Leidy and her family and the house we have under construction. Leidy sent even more photographs on May 3, and these show the final rows of concrete blocks in place on the top of the walls of the house. These photographs are here:

We need an additional $560 to have all the funds on hand that we have committed for the construction of this house. The "tiny house" model along with photographs of the actual house under construction will be in the parish hall starting on Sunday, May 8, and contributions of all amounts -- small and large -- will be gratefully accepted as we move along toward the conclusion of this project.

New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for Easter Sunday, Lunch Bunch & BunniesPalm Sunday and the construction progress of the DR house along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
May 6 - May 12
  6 William Querin, Raini Singleton     
  7 Nick Bajalia, Jr.
  8 Sally Nunn 
10 Nick Bajalia, Sr., Electa Ricket 
11 Dave Clark 
12 Marilyn Miller  
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 6 - May 12
  6 Jane Teasley
  8 Lilly Kate Campbell
10 Tammy Bezona, Cora Dyal, Patricia Grieve
11 Kathryn Blais
Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 6 - May 12
12 Michael Holt & Miranda Edmonds

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, 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

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta