Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
November 9, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 11: 
      Pentecost 25 / Proper 27

Vestry Member of Day:
   Julie Daughtrey - 8
    Leigh Long - 10, 12

Coffee Host:
    Stephanie Blevins, Leigh Long

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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,
   Walt Carter, David Sandbach
Lay Readers  - Nancy Lutsko, Joel
   Williams, Walt Carter
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Rich Johnson,
   Blake Yarbrough, Ann Harrell Blevins
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath,
   Christ May

12:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Servers - College Ministry Students

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - 1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm - 146
Second Lesson - Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel - Mark 12:38-44

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.
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!
Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, November 11, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m.
This year the Annual Parish Picnic will be held on the church grounds on November 11, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, this is a church wide event. The Men in Blue will be cooking and we will be having the dedication of the Cooking Shelter. There will be a Bouncy House, Kona Ice, 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.

Men-in-Blue Cooking team will be meeting at the church on Sunday between 9:45 and 10:15 to prep and begin cooking.
Vestry Nominations
Sunday, November 11 and 18, 2018
On Sunday, November 11th and 18th we will be accepting nominations for the Vestry. Nomination forms will be placed in the bulletin on these Sundays.  Please make sure that the person you nominate is willing to serve on the Vestry. Those elected to the Vestry will serve till December 2021.
Vestry elections will take place at the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on January 6, 2019. 
Noon Service
College Ministry:  Noon Sunday Service geared toward college students that the interns will help lead, on November 11, 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: November 11, and 18; and 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.

Adult Sunday School 
Sunday, November 18, 2018 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will not meet on November 11th because of the Parish Picnic. We will conclude our class on the First Letter of John on November 18th in the Front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.  
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will take a brief break.  We will not meet on November 9, 16, or 23rd.  We will resume meeting on November 30th.  from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. All are welcome to attend.
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.  High School Students are also welcome to attend the noon Sunday Service.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 11:00 
NOTE: Lunch Bunch has been cancelled on November 17th due to a scheduled Thanksgiving Celebration given to those we serve.  Thank you for your diligence to this ministry.  We look forward to seeing you on December 1st. 

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!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, November 13th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study, led by Dr. Willa Valencia, will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders (1718 Williams Street), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
D.R. 2019: Time to Sign up
List of projects on the planning page
It's time to sign up for the 2019 mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The dates are June 17-24. The information about our projects and how to sign up is on the trip planning page here. All information about the trip will be added to this page just as soon as it is available.
New Beginnings
November 16-18, 2018 at Honey Creek
Early Registration is now happening for New Beginnings #53 for Youth in grades 7-9.  New Beginnings will be held at Honey Creek, November 16-18, 2018.  Beth Baker can take up to six people in her vehicle. If you need transportation for your child, please contact Beth.   Early Registration is: $115 before November 1st.  If you would like to register your child for New Beginnings, the link is available here
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from 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
November 10 - November 16
12 Lindsey Alonso
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 10 - November 16
15 Liz Williams, Walter Williams
16 Timothy Fry, Christopher Sandbach
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 10 - November 16
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, 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, Ralph Jackson, Eric Jones, Jerriann Levy, Brooks Lovelace, John McTier, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, 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