Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 21 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 23: 
         Pentecost 23 / Proper 25

Vestry Member of Day:
    John Bennett

Coffee Hour Host:
     Millie Johnson, Leigh Long

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers -  Emily Rogers, Jane
   Kinney, Clinton Beeland
Ushers  - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - John David Greneker, Molly &
   Paul Stevenson
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Psalm - 84:1-6
Second Lesson - 
          2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Gospel - Luke 18:9-14

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

October 22: 20's & 30's Dinner - Rectory
October 27: Ladies Night Out  
October 30: Trunk for Treats
                    Ministries Fair
November 1: Memorial Garden Dedication
November 5: Church Work Day
November 6: Parish Picnic - Buckhead
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!
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.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series
October 26, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series "Armor of God" concludes on  October 26, 2016.  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 -   We are making a transition in how we do things at EYC. I would like to invite all parents to come by after next Wednesday's teaching series (10/26) for a few minutes to go over what these changes are and what the vision of EYC will be going forward. One of these changes will be more structure for gospel education. We will be using this curriculum (that requires no homework) going forward. The cost of the participants guide is $10. If you could bring that with you next Wednesday, I will be able to order the books. 
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. 

Next Thursday we will meet at Louttit Hall at 6:30 and walk over to the Student Union Center to support and participate in "VSYou? The V-State Student Experience?" This is sponsored by the Department of Student Diversity and Inclusion & the Black Student League. If there is time afterwards, we will come back to Louttit to discuss and process the evening. Next Saturday, 10/29, is we will host a 90's Halloween movie marathon. That's right Hocus Pocus, Halloween Town, and more. Come dressed in costume! We will meet at the church before heading over the Bobby and Nikki Yarbrough's barn for the movies and fun (thank you Yarbrough's!). 
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 28, 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 28 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
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 are decorating a trunk, please contact  Millie Johnson.
Parish Picnic at Buckhead
Sunday, November 6, 2016 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Annual Parish Picnic will be held this year at Buckhead in Quitman. (Take Hwy 84 to Quitman, turn left at Cass Burch Dodge (Highland Drive) go 4 miles then turn left on Dewey Rd (dirt) go about 1.4 miles Buckhead gate is on the left). 
The Men in Blue will be cooking the main course of Chicken, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs - please bring a side dish or a desert to share. 
Church Work Day
Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Let's help enhance Christ Church's property.

Saturday, November 5th, from 9 am to noon. Lunch will be provided from 12:15P to 12:45P. 

Come for an hour or stay the whole time.  We would like to sharpen our  appearance both inside and out, for the holidays. Mark your calendar and help us spruce up our campus. 

Contact Allan Dear if you have questions. 
2017 DR Trip - $200 Deposit
June 12 - 19, 2017
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 how many people are going, what our projects will be, 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  

For more information on the 2017 trip, go here:

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 16, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
October 22 - October 28
22 Katie Querin
23 Jimmy Carroll, Rachel Greneker
24 Pat Denmark
27 Jordon Jackson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 22 - October 28
22 Allan Dear
28 Melanie Ford, Emory Warrick, Sr.
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 22 - October 28
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
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

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta