Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 29 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 30: 
         Pentecost 24 / Proper 26

Vestry Member of Day:
    Duke Guthrie

Coffee Hour Host:
     Robin Coleman, Kiki Wardlaw

Altar Guild: 
   Team 4

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, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers -  Marcie Dennard, Merrill 
   Guice, Phyllis Holland
Ushers  - Charlie Cosey, Carl Copeland
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Kate Hanson,
   Maddie Yarbrough
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Isaiah 1:10-18
Psalm - 32:1-8
Second Lesson - 
          2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Gospel - Luke 19:1-10

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

October 30: Trunk for Treats
                    Ministries Fair
November 1: All Saints Service
                      Memorial Garden Dedication
November 5: Church Work Day
November 5: Lunch Bunch
November 6: Parish Picnic - Buckhead
November 15: Vestry Meeting
November 19: DOK Breakfast
November 19: Lunch Bunch
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!
All Saints Service / Rededication of Memorial Garden
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
We will be having an All Saints service on November 1, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.   After the service there will be a re-dedication of the renovated Memorial Garden.  A reception will follow the re-dedication in the parish hall.   Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.
Mid and High School Student
Sundays and Wednesdays
Middle School and High School Students -  Philip Ryan has written a letter to the parents of Mid and High School students.  A link to the letter is available here
Episcopal College Fellowship
Episcopal College Fellowship - 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!). 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, November 4, 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 November 4, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30, 2016 after 10:00 worship
Third Annual Trunks of Treats will be held on 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 23, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
October 29 - November 4
29 Emily Johnson
31 Jan Loeffler
1 Brandon Jackson
2 Robbie Beeland, Nancy Lutsko
4 Robin Guice, Lee Johnson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 29 - November 4
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
4  Michael Black, Rachel Greneker, Patricia Marks, Harrison
    Tillman, Jr.
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 29 - November 4
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., Mike and Marilyn Willis
Family of Sylvia Warrick

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta