Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 25 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 27: 
         Pentecost 28 / Proper 30

Vestry Member of Day:
    Bill Querin

Coffee Hour Host:
     Pat Bezona, Helen Tucker

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 - Nancy Lutsko,
   Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers -  Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson, Pat Denmark
Ushers  - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm - 122
Second Lesson - Romans 13:11-14
Gospel - Matthew 24:36-44

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

November 27: Advent Wreath Making
December 2: Father Dave's Book Signing
December 8: Movie Night at Red Door
December 17: Children's Christmas Party
        Lunch Bunch 
        Open Houses - Rectory & Louttit Hall
December 18: Christmas Program
         Lessons and Carols
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.
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!
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. 

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.

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 are having another 50 directories printed.  Bill Querin will place directories in Parish Hall with a basket for donations when they are completed.

Thank you for your patience while we created this in-house directory.
Episcopal College Fellowship
Bible study will be held at Louttit Hall on 12/1 at 8pm. December 8th, will be our White Elephant Christmas party starting at 7pm-10pm. 
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!
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.
Movie Night at Red Door
December 8, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Church is going to the movies on December 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for the showing of " It's a Wonderful Life" at Red Door Records (located at:  133 N Patterson St). Cost is $5 at the door.
DR Trip Details
December 6 Deadline to sign up for trip
We have recently made a lot of progress 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 Tuesday, 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.

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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! 
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 20, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
November 26 - December 2
26 Rich Johnson, Valerie Page
27 Pat Armstrong
29 Phyllis Holland
2   Diane Halim, Loyce Turner
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 26 - December 2
26 Nancy Lutsko
27 Tom Carroll
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 26 - December 2
27 Dan Coleman & Carolyn Eager Coleman, 
     Paul & Molly Stevenson
30 Dennis & Patricia Marks
1   Brad & Ann Burnette
2   Daniel & Katherine Mayer

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, JoLyn Smith, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta