Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 8 , 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 10: 
      Pentecost 22 / Proper 27

Vestry Member of Day:
   Michael Black

Coffee Host:
   Shelley Greneker, Keri Wilkin

Altar Guild:
   Team 2

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Sheri
Lay Readers  - Steve Roberts, Molly
   Stevenson, David Sandbach
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Stella Blevins,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - Bill Sineath, Chris May, Larry

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
Second Lesson - 
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Gospel - Luke 20:27-38

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.
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 
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Adult Sunday School - Sheri Gravett and Dave Johnson will conclude a two-week series on the great Christian poet Edward Taylor (1642 - 1729). Please join us at the front of the parish hall on November 10th at 11:15.
Men's Lunch
Friday, November 8 beginning at 12:15 p.m.
All Men of the Church are invited to Grace Café (Louttit Hall) for a Men's Lunch on November 8th beginning at 12:15 p.m. Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided. Donations will be accepted to offset the cost of lunch. All Men are welcome.
Workday - Camellia Garden
November 9, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Christ Church Work Day to spruce up the Camellia Garden will be held on Saturday, November 9th 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.
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.
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 10, 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, November 22nd from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  take a brief break on November 15th, and will meet again on November 22, 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. 
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 OktoberfestTrunk of Treats, St. Francis Animal Blessings, Pinevale Elementary,  Confirmation, College Ministry Dinner, 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 9 - November 15
12 Lindsey Alonso
14 Kate Riddle
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 9 - November 15
15 Liz Williams, Walter Williams
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 9 - November 15
None this week

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 Betty Chason
Family of Brooks Lovelace
Family of Anne Avera (mother of Nancy Sartin)

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta