Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 27, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 29: 
      Pentecost 21 / Proper 25

Vestry Member of Day:
   Phyllis Holland

Coffee Host:
   Phyllis Hiers, Frances Guice,
   Katherine Mayer

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis
   Holland, Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers  - Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson, Pat Denmark
Acolytes - JD Greneker, Rena Nelson,
   John Nelson
Ushers - Charlie Cosey, Carl Copeland,
   George Mellors

6:00 Vespers 

First Lesson - Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
Psalm - 1
Second Lesson - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Gospel - Matthew 22:34-46

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM 
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.
Pledges for 2018
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
As you know, we are in the middle of pledge season here at Christ Church.  So far we are doing very well.  Thanks so much to all of you who have already submitted your pledge!  If you have not yet submitted a 2018 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.  Thanks so much!
Adult Sunday School
Paul's Letter to the Phillippians 
Adult Sunday School will continue a four week study on Paul's Letter to the Philippians.  Adult Sunday School is held at 11:15 in the front of the Parish Hall.  All Adults are welcome to attend.
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 29, 2017 after 10:00 worship
Fourth Annual Trunks or Treat will be held, Sunday, October 29th 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.
All Saints Service
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Christ Church will be holding an All Saints Holy Eucharist Service on November 1, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  The service will contain traditional All Saints hymns.  Everyone is welcome.
Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, November 12, 2017 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Annual Parish Picnic will be held on November 12th beginning at 1:00 pm 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 - please bring a side or desert to share.
EYC - Youth Group
EYC: High School and Middle School students will begin meeting again on Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m. beginning on November 1st. Students will meet in the Gabard Building. Please make note of the change. If you have questions, please contact Millie (Mid High), or Molly (Senior High).
College Ministry
College Ministry meets every Thursday at 7:30 pm for food and fellowship at the Rectory. 
*Thank you to everyone who signed up to bring food to college ministry.  At this time we are only in need of Appetizers and Desserts.  If you are willing to help with either of these, there is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.
Daughters of the King
Saturday, October 28, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Daughters of the King will be hosting their Fall Assembly here at Christ Church on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 am - 1 pm.  All DOK are invited to attend.  Please let Pat Bezona know if you are planning to attend. 
Stitchers of Love
Donations needed by November 10th
Christ Church's Stitchers of Love ministry members are creating warm woolies for the Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea project.  You can read more about this ministry here:  Christmas at Sea | The Seamen's Church Institute

Each year, at Christmas, the people of this ministry package gifts for the mariners that includes a warm hand made item of clothing as well as a few small gifts for their use during their long months at sea.  
We plan to mail a large box of hats and scarves to New Jersey next month.  We would like to include some gifts in our box.  Here is a list of items they need:  
  • Unscented, Colorless Lip Balm
  • Unscented, Hypoallergenic Hand Lotion (2-4oz bottles)
  • Sealed Packages of Holiday Sweets
  • Books or Activities like Sudoku, word searches, or playing cards
  • Facial Tissue
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Chewing Gum
  • Handmade Christmas Cards
Please feel free to put your donations in our box in the Parish Hall.  The box is currently sitting on top of our Stitchers' bookcase.  You can place your items anywhere on the bookcase area.  
Thank you so much for your support.  Questions?  Pepi Nelson.
Visiting in El Pedregal
October 28-31, 2017
Our DR mission team leaders, Julia and Julius Ariail, will be in the Dominican Republic from October 28 to November 7. Their primary mission is to represent Bishop Benhase at the retirement celebration for the current diocesan bishop on November 1 and the installation of the next diocesan bishop on November 4. Both events will take place at the Episcopal cathedral in Santo Domingo. However, they will also be visiting the Campamento in El Pedregal from October 28-31 to explore options for projects for our 2018 mission team. Julia is looking forward to helping Leidy cook one or two meals in the house that our team built for her family this past June. For more information about the developing plans for our 2018 mission trip, click here
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for OktoberfestBaptisms,  Blessing of the Animals along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
October 28 - November 3
27  Jordon Jackson
29  Emily Johnson
31  Jan Loeffler
1 Brandon Jackson
2 Robbie Beeland, Nancy Lutsko
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 28 - November 3
28 Melanie Ford, Emory Warrick, Sr.
31 Karen Gunter
1  Nicholas Balanis, Cecilia Carroll, Stefani Carroll, Molly
    Stevenson, David Holland, Marie Moser,  Robert Porter
 2  Erin Carter, Marty Tucker
 3  Brett Nelson, Alexandra Peeples
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 28 - November 3
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, Christie Ann, Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Kailen Dangar, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Eric Jones,  Jerriann Levy, Nancy Lutsko, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Buddy Pitts, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Mae Warren, Mike Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta