Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 30, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 2: 
      Advent I

Vestry Member of Day:
   Marvin Dickey

Coffee Host:
    Helen Tucker, Pat Bezona

Altar Guild:
   Team 3

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers  - Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail,
   Sally Querin
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Stella Blevins,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter, Alex

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm - 25:1-9
Second Lesson - 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel - Luke 21:25-36

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

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.
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Advent Wreath Making will be held December 2, 2018 in the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15.  There will be no Adult or Youth Sunday School.  We need assistance with some fresh greenery (Holly, Ivy, Laurel, etc.) for use in making the wreaths. If you have some greenery, please bring to the Parish Hall on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Please contact Millie Johnson if you have any questions.
New Sermon Book on Sale
During Advent
Beginning this Sunday and continuing through Advent, Father Dave's new book of sermons, The God of All Grace (with a preface by Bishop Scott Benhase) will be on sale during coffee hour on Sunday mornings, and available at the church office.  Cost is $10 per book, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the 2019 Dominican Republic and Youth Mission Trips.  Copies of previous sermon books will also be available.
VSU Football Team at Grace Café
VSU Football Team:  Grace Café hosted the VSU football players and their coaches for a Thanksgiving meal on November 22. Steph Johnson and her crew fed 76 players and about 20 of their coaches and other team staff members. For an album of photographs from this event, click here or the image below. Each player and coach received a special edition of the Grace Café t-shirt with the words "Grace Café - Where The Champions Eat." 

Click this image to see more photos.

The Blazers are currently  undefeated, ranked No. 3 in the country in NCAA Division II, and are the top seed in NCAA Division II Super Region 2. VSU opens its playoff run Saturday, November 24,  when Bowie State visits Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for a 1 p.m. kickoff. For an article about the playoff-bound Blazers and their coach, Kerwin Bell, click here.
Pledge Cards
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!
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, Decem ber 7, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on December 7  from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. All are welcome to attend.
Noon Service
College Ministry:  Noon Sunday Service geared toward college students that the interns will help lead, on December 2, 2018.  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 this fall: December 2.  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.

Middle School EYC with Millie Johnson will meet on Sundays immediately following the 10:00 worship service beginning on November 4th. All 6-8th graders are welcome. EYC will be held  Sundays in Gabard from 11:15-12:30. We will be having lunch each Sunday. Please join us for food, fellowship and lots of games!

High School EYC with Molly Stevenson will be held on Wednesdays in the Gabard building from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.  All High School students 9-12th grade are welcome.   We have dinner each week as a group, with lots of fun and fellowship.  Please mark your calendars and join us. 
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 11:00 
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 need fruit cups, drink pouches or boxes, and small bags of chips. Thanks for your help!
D.R. 2019: Team Is Almost Full
List of projects on the planning page
As of November 22, 14 missioners have signed up for the 2019 mission team to the Dominican Republic. That team is limited to 18 people because of the size of the in-country transportation we use.  if you are interested in joining the team, check the informaiton on the planning page here and contact Julia or Julius Ariail as soon as you can. Their contact information is on that trip planning page.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from  VSU Football Thanksgiving, Trunks of Treats, OktoberfestPet Blessings, Stewardship Dinner, Stewardship Dinner Slideshow Year in Review, and Men in Blue at Pinevale Elementary,  are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
December 1 - December 7
1 Jason Reynolds
2  Loyce Turner
3  Delrick Bradley
7  Dave Johnson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 1 - December 7
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 1 - December 7
1  Brad & Ann Burnette
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, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Jerriann Levy, Brooks Lovelace, John McTier, Jim Nelson, Sarah Parrish, Kathleen Parsons, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Reva Rollins, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta