Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 25 , 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 27: 
      Pentecost 20 / Proper 25

Vestry Member of Day:
   Leigh Long

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt, Leigh Bradley

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis
   Holland, Nancy Lutsko, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers  - Sallie Honeycutt, Mike
   Holland, Pat Denmark
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Rich Johnson,
   Blake Yarbrough, Ann Harrell Blevins
Ushers - David Blevins, Jason Reynolds,
   Martin Holland

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Psalm 84:1-6
Second Lesson - 2Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Gospel - Luke 18:9-14

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
November 1, 2019
Pledge cards Thanks so much to all of you who have already submitted your pledge!  If you have not yet submitted a 2020 pledge, we hope you will and humbly ask that it be submitted by November 1st if possible.  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 
Trunks of Treats
Sunday, October 27, 2019 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
The Annual Trunks of Treats will be held, Sunday, October 27th 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.
October 30, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest  this year is Wednesday, October 30th, with the biergarten opening at 6:00 p.m. and dinner served around 7:00. On the menu: Usinger's bratwurst from Milwaukee, potato salad and tossed salad, sauerkraut and other pickled things, rye bread, and beer and wine. Cost will be $10 per person. Please note that this is an adult gathering for those 21 and older (please have proof of age with you). Free nursery will be provided in the Gabard Building. Danke schön!
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: October 27; November 3, 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 1st from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on November 1, 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.
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 Bishop Walkabout, College Ministry Dinner, St. Francis Animal Blessings, Pinevale Elementary, Confirmation, 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
October 26 - November 1
29 Emily Johnson
31 Jan Loeffler
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 26 - November 1
28 Melanie Ford, Emory Warrick, Sr.
31 Karen Gunter
1 Nicholas Balanis, Cecilia Carroll, Stefani Carroll, 
   Molly Stevenson, David Holland
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 26 - November 1
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, Betty Chason, 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, Brooks Lovelace, 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 Janice Goff (aunt of Lucy Tomberlin)
Family of Bella Tseboeva (aunt of Angela Melton)

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta