Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 14 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 16: 
         Pentecost 22 / Proper 24

Vestry Member of Day:
    Allan Dear

Coffee Hour Host:
     Sherri Gravett, Jane Kinney

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Jeani
Lay Readers -  David Sandbach, Molly
   Stevenson, Steve Roberts
Ushers  - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland, 
   Cassidy Honeycutt
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm - 121
Second Lesson - 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Gospel - Luke 18:1-8

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events

October 15: Lunch Bunch 
October 20: Oktoberfest 
October 22: 20's & 30's Dinner - Rectory
October 27: Ladies Night Out  
October 30: Trunk for Treats
                    Ministries Fair
November 5: Church Work Day
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
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
As you know, we are in the midst of stewardship season here at Christ Church.  Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Pledge cards have been mailed out and are also available in the tower, parish hall and office here at Christ Church.  Your pledges play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  If you are pledging we would be most appreciative if you could turn in your pledge cards by November 1 for budget planning purposes-thanks so much!
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series
October 19, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series continues on  October 19, 2016. The teaching series "Armor of God" will conclude on October 26th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Nursery and Childcare will be available.
Mid and High School Student
Sundays and Wednesdays
Middle School and High School Students - Sunday School is every Sunday from 11:15 to 12 PM. We meet in the youth room in the Gabard building (very last room at the back of Gabard).

Saturday, October 15th, we are going bowling! We will meet at Jac's Lanes at 11:00 AM and will bowl till 1:00 PM. It's $3.75 for 12 and under and $4.25 for 13 and older. We get free shoe rentals and lunch will be taken care of. 
Episcopal College Fellowship
Episcopal College Fellowship is having a tailgate party at Louttit Hall next Saturday, the 22nd. We are in need of a few volunteers who can make some sides and desserts. The Ryan's and Black's will be taking care of cooking the meat. The tailgate will start at 10:30 AM and go until the game starts. Please contact Philip Ryan if you would like to help serve our college students. 
Social Media Survey
Deadline for survey: October 26, 2016
We are doing an assessment of our Social Media.  If you use social media platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, would you please take a brief anonymous twelve question survey for us? Survey will close on October 26th. The link is here:
Thank you in advance for your time. 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  -- We will continue the Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on October 21, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
20's & 30's Group
Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellowship at the Rectory on Saturday, October 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The main course and drinks will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. 
The Gabard Building will be open and staffed for nursery and/or childcare. Dinner will be provided for them as well.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 27, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on October 27, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Amber Tanner.
Amber's address is: 5641 Barber Circle., Hahira.
All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided. Bring a snack to share.
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30, 2016 after 10:00 worship
Third Annual Trunks of Treats will be held, Sunday, October 30th immediately following the 10:00 worship service.  

Bring your favorite lawn chair, decorate the trunk of your car with a non-scary Halloween or fall theme and be prepared to pass out candy as our children parade around the parking lots showing off their costumes.

If you would like to help, please contact Millie Johnson.
Church Work Day
Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Church Work Day, November 5th, 8:00 - 12:00.   It is time for a work day on our grounds! We have inside and outside work to be done. Lunch will be provided after work is completed for all workers! There is something for everyone!  For more information contact Allan Dear
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, October 16, 2016 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, October 16th beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  You do not have to know how to knit or crochet, we have plenty of teachers. Please come join us.
Flower Guild - vases needed
Each week our Flower Guild visits and delivers flowers to shut-ins, or members who are sick or in the hospital.  The flowers they deliver are from our Sunday Altar arrangement. 
The Flower Guild needs some medium size vases (no bud vases). 
If you would like to donate some medium size vases to the Flower Guild, they can be dropped off at the church office, or brought to church on Sunday morning and placed on the counter in the kitchen.   Thank you for your support of this important ministry.
Planning Page for 2017 DR Trip
$200 Deposit to Join the Team
December 1 is the deadline to join the 2017 DR mission team. Since this deadline is a little earlier than in past years, we are not asking for you to buy your airline ticket by that date. Instead, a nonrefundable deposit of $200 will secure your place on the 2017 team. This $200 deposit will be part of your team fee, which we estimate to be between $650 and $700. We will be able to calculate that team fee more exactly once we know our projects and the in-country room, board, transportation and hotel expenses.

A webpage with planning information about our 2017 Dominican Republic mission team is now available at the link below. We are thinking about making a major change in our flights. Rather than flying from Orlando on JetBlue, there is a possibility that we might fly from Valdosta to Atlanta and then on to Santo Domingo. Details are in the flight section on the planning page. No decision has been made yet, and do not purchase flight tickets now. More detailed information will be available by November 1.

If you are interested in applying to join the team, contact Julia or Julius Ariail at .  

DR Supper and Auction Event
February 23, 2017 - Save the Date!

We will hold our annual dinner and auction for the Dominican Republic mission trip on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Cotton Corner in downtown Valdosta. This is our major fundraiser for the scholarships we donate to the Episcopal school in El Pedregal (70 in 2015 and 2016!) and for the expenses of our work projects in that village. For more information, contact Julia Ariail at  

To see photographs of the 2016 dinner and action, click the link below:

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, October 9, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
October 15 - October 21
15 Jessie Querin
16 Amanda Ryan
18 Blake Ellis, Grace Tanner
20 Murray Coggins
21 George Mellors
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 15 - October 21
15 Bryant White
18 Pauline Brown
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 15 - October 21
15 Freddie & Shayla Bajalia
18 David & Jennifer Singleton

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, Sam Greneker, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Gail Hobgood,  Emily Joiner, 
Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Debbie Richardson, Delanie Rogers, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Bill Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Mike and Marilyn Willis

Family of Diane Corker

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta