Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 15 , 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 17: 
      Pentecost 23 / Proper 28

Vestry Member of Day:
   David Sandbach

Coffee Host:
   Stephanie Blevins, Leigh Long

Altar Guild:
   Team 3

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lem & Lector - Nancy Lutsko
Usher - Ed Mistick

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers  - Jane Kinney, Bonnie
   Hanson, Emily Rogers
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Owen Coggins,
   Fred Bajalia
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
Second Lesson - 
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Gospel - Luke 21:5-19

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

Steph Johnson
Director of College Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Director of Music
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.
Parish Picnic
Sunday, November 17, 2019 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
This year the Annual Parish Picnic will be held on the church grounds on November 17, 2019 beginning at 11:15 a.m.  Everyone is welcome, this is a church wide event. The Men in Blue will be cooking. There will be a Bouncy House, volleyball, cornhole and many games for "Children of All Ages".  If you can bring a side dish or a dessert, that would be great.  We hope you will mark your calendars and join us Sunday, November 17th.
Pledge Cards
Pledge cards Thanks so much to all of you who have already submitted your pledge!  2020 pledge cards are still being accepted.  Each and every pledge is very helpful as we continue Christ Church's ministry and mission of receiving God's grace and sharing it with one another and the world.  Pledge cards are available at the church, or if it's easier for you, you can also simply email your pledge amount to our bookkeeper, Amy Creasy at 
Habitat for Humanity 
2019 Faith Build
November 16 - November 22, 2019
Habitat for Humanity 2019 Faith Build will happen Saturday, November 16th - November 22nd. Work side-by-side with Habitat's crew & members of Valdosta's faith community as they build a new home for someone in need. To Volunteer, please contact Lyle McGhin or 229-245-1330 ext. 27.
Angel Tree Celebration
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 11 to 12:30 p.m.
Hospice of South Georgia will be holding the Annual Angel Tree Celebration on 11/20/2019 at Christ Church from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This special event provides an opportunity to acknowledge the passing of loved ones through the previous year. Participants may bring an ornament to place on our Angel Tree which will be displayed in the Langdale Hospice House Chapel throughout this holiday season. Hospice of South Georgia welcomes anyone from Christ Church to participate, or attend for support. Please contact Sherry Tierney, Bereavement Coordinator, HOSG at (229)433-7039 for more information or to register for this event. There will be a reception with light refreshments and fellowship time following the Angel Tree Celebration.
Christ Church Work Day Part 2
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9 - 12
Christ Church Work Day Part 2 to continue the sprucing up of the Camellia Garden will be held on Saturday, November 23th from 9:00 a.m. - noon. If you have a long handle shovels, square, and spade's, work gloves, wheel barrows, pruning saws, hand trimmers and/or tooth rakes that you can bring, that would be most helpful.
Noon Sunday Service
Sundays when VSU is in session
Noon Sunday Service - geared toward college students that the interns will help lead. These services will be an informal Rite II Eucharist with the same sermon as the 8:00 and 10:00 services and will run on the weekends when VSU is in session, the following Sundays: November 24.  Even if you are not a college student, you are more than welcome to join us.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we seek to receive the grace of God in Jesus Christ and share that grace with college students.
Friday Bible Study
Friday, December 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  take a brief break on November 15th, and will meet again on December 6, 2019 in the Office Chapel from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We will be studying the Gospel according to Matthew. All are welcome.
College Ministry Dinner
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
College Ministry Dinners are in full swing.   Steph Johnson is in need of people to help provide desserts for the college students.  If you would like to contribute a dessert to the Thursday Dinner, please contact Steph Johnson . Dessert needs to be at the church before 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Thank you for your help with ministering to our college students with a home cooked meal.
Lunch Bunch
First and Third Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
The Christ Church Valdosta Lunch Bunch feeds 120 or more hungry children every first and third Saturday of the month. Workers from the church as well as other members of the community who volunteer gather at 11 a.m. at Christ Church to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They pack them in plastic bags, then brown paper bags with logo stickers together with chips, fruit, juice and other healthy goodies purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers are welcome.
Would you like to be able to contribute to our Lunch Bunch outreach? We are in need fruit cups.  Fruit cups can be brought to the church during working hours: Monday - Thursday from 9-12, 1-3, and Friday from 9-12. Thanks for your help!
EYC: Middle School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building on the first and third Sundays of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. High School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served and we'll have lots of fun and fellowship! Any questions - call or text Molly Stevenson (229) 292-8215.
Stitchers of Love
For years, the Stitchers of Love have been creating and donating countless prayer shawls, lap blankets, scarves, baby hats and blankets, and other items. We would like to invite our Christ Church family to visit  the Stitchers' shelf in the parish hall and to take home any of the tagged items as a comfort gift for yourself or to take to someone else.  Each has been made with love and prayers, and each has been blessed at the Christ Church altar. If you have any questions or would like help in choosing, see Frances Guice, Pepi Nelson, Patricia Marks, or any of the Stitchers. Stitchers of Love meets the first and third Sunday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to come stitch, or learn to stitch. We have many teachers. 
Afternoon of Mozart
Sunday, November 17, 2019 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
VSU Musical Union Chorus and Orchestra will present "An Afternoon of Mozart" at 3:00 p.m. November 17th at the Turner Center for the Arts. There is no admission charge, donations will be accepted. Attendees can take in the art exhibits in addition to the music. 
Online Giving now available
This year we have a new way to keep your pledges up to date.  Christ Church now has a PayPal account.  With a few clicks of buttons, one time donations can be set-up as well as reoccurring donations. A donate button is now set up on our website, as well as at the bottom of each Friday Bulletin.  Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from College Ministry Dinner, OktoberfestTrunk of Treats, St. Francis Animal Blessings, Pinevale Elementary,  Confirmation, Lunch Bunch, Stewardship Dinner, and Stewardship Year-in-Review are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
November 16 - November 22
17 Ruth Holland
18 Jeanette Bajalia, Jon Burch
19 Lauren Sandbach
21 Tyler Brooks
22 Claire Hanson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 16 - November 22
17 Ellie Copeland, Andrew Diamond, Emily White
18 Jordan Brown
21 Grace Diamond
22 McKey Nunn
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 16 - November 22
16 Richard & Barbara 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, Kathy Armstrong, Lynn Baker, Kelly Benhase, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, Cheryl Critchfield, Tripp DeMott, Janet Dickman, Andy Drazdowski, Jane Ferrell, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Shelly Krieger-Godbeer, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Nancy Patterson Stone, Katie Teegardin, Trace Thompson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Marilyn Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Family of Audrey Kinney (mother of Jane Kinney)

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta