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

Worship Services
November 12: 
      Pentecost 23 / Proper 27

Vestry Member of Day:
   Tammy Borders

Coffee Host:
   Robin Coleman, Marcie Dennard

Altar Guild:
   Team 3

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 - Julia Ariail,
   Molly Stevenson, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  - Julia Ariail, Steve Roberts,
   Molly Stevenson
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rich Johnson,
   Owen Coggins
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath

6:00 Vespers 

First Lesson - Amos 5:18-24
Psalm - 70
Second Lesson - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Gospel - Matthew 25:1-13

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM 
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.
Pledges for 2018
Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Pledge cards are still being accepted. Pledge cards are available in the tower, parish hall and office, or if it's easier for you, you can also simply email your pledge amount to our bookkeeper, Amy Creasy.  Thanks so much!
Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, November 12, 2017 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Annual Parish Picnic will be held on November 12th beginning at 1:00 pm at Buckhead in Quitman. (Take Hwy 84 to Quitman, turn left at Cass Burch Dodge (Highland Drive) go 4 miles then turn left on Dewey Rd (dirt) go about 1.4 miles Buckhead gate is on the left). The Men in Blue will be cooking the main course - please bring a side or desert to share.
Vestry Nominations
Sunday, November 12 and 19th
On Sunday, November 12th and 19th we will be accepting nominations for the Vestry. Nomination forms will be placed in the bulletin on these Sundays.  Please make sure that the person you nominate is willing to serve on the Vestry. Those elected to the Vestry will serve till December 2020.
Vestry elections will take place at the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on January 7, 2018. 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, December 8, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet again on December 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel.  All are welcome to attend.
EYC - Youth Group
EYC: High School and Middle School students will meet on Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m. Students will meet in the Gabard Building. Please make note of the change. If you have questions, please contact Millie (Mid High), or Molly (Senior High).
Stitchers of Love
Donations needed by November 12th
Christ Church's Stitchers of Love ministry members are creating warm woolies for the Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea project.  You can read more about this ministry here:  Christmas at Sea | The Seamen's Church Institute

Each year, at Christmas, the people of this ministry package gifts for the mariners that includes a warm hand made item of clothing as well as a few small gifts for their use during their long months at sea.  
We plan to mail a large box of hats and scarves to New Jersey next month.  We would like to include some gifts in our box.  Here is a list of items they need:  
  • Unscented, Colorless Lip Balm
  • Unscented, Hypoallergenic Hand Lotion (2-4oz bottles)
  • Sealed Packages of Holiday Sweets
  • Books or Activities like Sudoku, word searches, or playing cards
  • Facial Tissue
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Chewing Gum
  • Handmade Christmas Cards
Please feel free to put your donations in our box in the Parish Hall.  The box is currently sitting on top of our Stitchers' bookcase.  You can place your items anywhere on the bookcase area.  
Thank you so much for your support.  Questions?  Pepi Nelson.
Ariails return from the DR
Our DR mission team leaders, Julia and Julius Ariail, returned safely from the Dominican Republic on November 7. They represented Bishop Benhase at a service of thanksgiving for the ministry of the Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holguín, who retired as Bishop Diocesan on November 1, and at the installation service of the next Bishop Diocesan, the Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada, on November 4. To see photographs from both of these historic events, click here: November 1 Holguin | November 4 Quezada

One of the photographs in the November 4 Installation album shows eighteen people who came from El Pedregal to represent their church at this event. To see this photograph, click here.
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for Evening Prayer During Diocesan ConventionPreschool Costume ParadeDiocesan DOK Meeting, OktoberfestBaptisms,  Blessing of the Animals along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
November 11 - November 17
12 Lindsey Alonso

Sorry we missed your birthday: Leigh Bradley - November 7th 
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 11 - November 17
15 Liz Williams, Walter Williams
16 Christopher Sandbach
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 11 - November 17
16 Richard & Barbara Jane Rigby

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, Christie Ann, Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Kailen Dangar, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Eric Jones,  Jerriann Levy, Nancy Lutsko, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Reva Rollins, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Buddy Pitts, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Mae Warren, Mike Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Victims and Families of Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, Texas

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta