Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 18 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 20: 
         Pentecost 27 / Proper 29

Vestry Member of Day:
    Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Hour Host:
     Sallie Honeycutt, Leigh Bradley

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers -  Gnann Moser, Allan Dear,
   Sheri Gravett
Ushers  - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Alexandra
   Peeples, George Tidmore
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm - 46
Second Lesson -  Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel - Luke 23:33-43

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
No Service - November 23rd
Thursday Holy Eucharist
No Service - November 24th
Upcoming Events

November 19: DOK Breakfast
November 19: Lunch Bunch
November 20: Stitchers of Love
November 27: Advent Wreath Making
December 2: Father Dave's Book Signing
December 8: Movie Night
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.

Note: Christ Church will be closed, November 23 - November 26, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!
Pledges for 2017

Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Your pledges play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  Pledge cards are still being accepted.  If you need another pledge card there are some in the narthex and in the parish hall. Thanks so much!
DOK Breakfast and Meeting
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
The Daughters of the King (DOK) will meet on Saturday, November 19th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  We will have breakfast together followed by a DOK meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
EYC - (6th-12th grade)
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
All students from 6th-12th grade are invited to join Philip at the movies on Monday, 11/21, at 2pm for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them." Please text Philip if you plan on going (404-202-5785). 

There will be no EYC next Wednesday, 11/23, because of Thanksgiving. 

Attention parents, Philip needs your email information for the new EYC monthly newsletter. Please, give it to him on Sunday or email him directly.

 EYC for middle school will resume on 12/2 at 7pm. EYC for high school students will resume on 12/3 at 6:30 pm. 
Episcopal College Fellowship
There will be no Bible study next Thursday, 11/24, because of Thanksgiving. Bible study will resume the following week, 12/1 at 8pm. December 8th, will be our White Elephant Christmas party starting at 7pm-10pm. 
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:15
             Our annual Advent Wreath-Making event is returning to the Sunday School hour (11:15 - 12:00) on the first Sunday of Advent. Please come join us as we begin the season of preparation for the birth of our Lord in this traditional, meaningful way.
          Please contact Millie or sign up in the Parish Hall to let us know that your family is planning on making a wreath so that we have enough materials on hand.
          We also need assistance gathering the fresh greenery used in making the wreaths. The traditional, and symbolic greenery used include evergreens (pine, cedar and fir), bay laurel, rosemary, ivy and holly. If you can provide any of these, please contact Millie Johnson. Advent candles will be available for purchase on this date to complete your wreath. 

2016 Pictorial Directory
Christ Church has created a new pictorial directory.  If you are interested in having a PDF version emailed to you, please contact the church office.

We have printed 50 directories which will be available starting Sunday, November 20th.  Bill Querin will place directories in Parish Hall with a basket for donations.  

If more printed copies are needed, we can do another printing. 

Thank you for your patience while we created this in-house directory.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, December 2, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  -- There will not be a Friday Morning Bible study on November 25, 2016, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will continue the Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on December 2, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
Father Dave's Book Signing
Friday, December 2, 2016 at Book and Table
Father Dave's new book  of sermons, By Grace You Have Been Saved, is complete.  There will be a book signing at Book & Table (120 N. Patterson St.) at 5:30 on Friday, December 2-and beginning Sunday, December 4 it will be on sale at Christ Church for $10 each, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the 2017 Dominican Republic and Youth Mission trips.

DR Trip Details
December 6 Deadline to sign up for trip
We made a lot of progress this week in planning our 2017 DR Mission Trip. We bought a group ticket from Valdosta to Atlanta to Santo Domingo and made a down payment.  We have 11 confirmed members of the team now and can take as many as eighteen. 

The deadline to join the team is December 6, 2016, when team members need to send in the $200 non-refundable deposit and a copy of the photo pages in their passport. 

We plan to renovate and add on to a house for our longtime friend and interpreter Leidy Rosario and her husband and son. In addition, we will teach Vacation Bible School and host the splash party for the children as well as small projects around the school if we have enough money.

Check out our planning page for more details.

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Our annual DR dinner and auction to raise funds for scholarships and our project expenses will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017. As in previous years, we will hold this gala event at the Cotton Corner in downtown Valdosta. Consider donating one or more items to be auctioned during the event. Please save that date! 

Lunch Bunch Gifts
Saturday, December 17, 2016
On Saturday, December 17, the Lunch Bunch group would like to give each child who comes to the delivery spots at Ora Lee West and Hudson Dockett housing projects a small gift for Christmas. We are looking for 120 small wrapped gifts under $10, the gift can be for a boy or a girl under the age of 14.  We will have a collection box in the narthex, or you can drop them by the church office.  Please have them to the church no later than Thursday, December 15, 2016.  Thank you for your help.
Thank You!
Gary and I and the family would like to thank all who have expressed their prayers and concern in our recent tragedy.  We have felt so much love and know we are truly blessed to have the Christ Church family surround us and uplift us.  Thank you seems like such a small word, but our hearts are filled with gratitude and love.  We know with God's help and your prayers, we will be able to face the days ahead.

Blessings to you all,
Nancy Lutsko
Can you help the Haven? The women are in need of toiletries and personal items like toothpaste, soaps, lotions, brushes & combs, etc., both regular and travel size.   There is a basket for the Haven collection in the Parish Hall.  Thank you for your help in supporting this Ministry.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, November 13, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
November 19 - November 25
19 Lauren Sandbach
22 Claire Hanson
24 Elizabeth Wisenbaker
25 Marcie Dennard

Sorry we missed your birthday: Leigh Bradley - November 7th 
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 19 - November 25
21 Grace Diamond
22 McKey Nunn
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 19 - November 25
24 Steve and Maggie Roberts

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Ashley, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott,  Janet Dickman,  Blake Ellis, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays,  Emily Joiner,  Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Debbie Richardson, Delanie Rogers, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Sarah Parrish, Brandi Porter, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr.

Family of Bishop Harry Shipps
Family of Ed Brown (Uncle of Al Turner)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta