Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 26, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 28: 
      Pentecost 23 / Proper 25

Vestry Member of Day:
    Julie Daughtrey

Coffee Host:
    Sheri Gravett, Jane Kinney

Altar Guild:
   Team 3

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis
   Holland, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers  - Phyllis Holland, Merrill
   Guice, Marcie Dennard
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Amelia Blevins
Ushers - David Blevins, Larry Wisenbaker

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

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm - 126
Second Lesson - Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel - Mark 10:46-52

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
November 1, 2018
Thanks so much to all of you who have already submitted your pledge!  If you have not yet submitted a 2019 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.
Trunks for Treats
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Fifth Annual Trunks of Treats will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 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 at 404-245-8476.
Noon Service
College Ministry:  Noon Sunday Service geared toward college students that the interns will help lead, on October 28, 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: October 28; November 4, 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 4, 2018 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will meet on November 4th through November 18th in the Front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.  We will be studying the First Letter of John.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, November 2, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on November 2nd  from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. Friday Morning Bible Study will then take a brief break.  We will not meet on November 9, 16, or 23rd.  We will resume meeting on November 30th. All are welcome to attend.
Middle School EYC with Millie Johnson is changing days and time to Sundays immediately following the 10:00 worship service beginning on November 4th. All 6-8th graders are welcome. EYC will be held every Sunday 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, November 3, 2018 beginning at 11:00 
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, October 30th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study, led by Dr. Willa Valencia, will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 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: Lots of News Soon
Watch this space for lots of news next week....
Our DR mission trip leaders, Julia and Julius Ariail, returned late last night from their trip to our mission field in the Dominican Republic where they had meetings to discuss possible projects for our June 2019 mission trip; served as the official witnesses at the civil wedding of Leidy and Jesús, the young couple for whom we built a house in 2017; and photographed the consecration of a new Episcopal church in another village that was built by the mission team from St. Anne's Tifton over the span of seven years. Watch this space next week for lots of news from this trip. For the photographs from the church consecration, click here.
The planning webpage for the 2019 mission trip  is now online 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  OktoberfestPet Blessings, Stewardship Dinner, Stewardship Dinner Slideshow Year in ReviewMen in Blue at Pinevale ElementaryDOK Meeting, Holland's Pilgrimage, Kickoff Sunday, and Lunch Bunch, are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
October 27 - November 2
29 Emily Johnson
31 Jan Loeffler
1 Brandon Jackson
2 Robbie Beeland, Nancy Lutsko
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 27 - November 2
28 Melanie Ford
31 Karen Gunter
1 Nicholas Balanis, Cecilia Carroll, Stefani Carroll, Molly
   Stevenson, David Holland
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 27 - November 2
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, 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