Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 5, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 7: 
      Pentecost 20 / Proper 22

Vestry Member of Day:
    Tammy Borders

Coffee Host:
    Mimi Allan, Marge McCartney, Anne Reid

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers  - Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail,
   Sally Querin
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Rena Nelson,
   John Nelson
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter, Alex

6:00 p.m., Vespers 

First Lesson - Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm - 8
Second Lesson - Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
Gospel - Mark 10:2-16

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.
Noon Service
College Ministry: There is no Noon Service on October 7 because of the VSU fall break.  The Noon Service will resume Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Adult Sunday School 
Sunday, October 7, 2018 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will conclude our series on grace in the film "We Are Marshall".  Adult Sunday School will meet in the Front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.
HEP Party/50th Birthday
Friday, October 12, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
HEP Party/50th Birthday Party for Steph Johnson: Friday, October 12, 6PM until whenever at the Yarbrough's barn (4700 Skipper Bridge Rd., Hahira).  Drinks and some food will be provided.  Bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert you'd like.  Obviously presents are optional-Steph is more interested in your presence than presents.  Also, ladies, if you've got sequins to wear, now's your chance.  Hope you'll join us for this fun night!
St. Francis - Blessing of Animals
Sunday, October 14, 2018 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals will be held on October 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. on the front lawn.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on October 12 th from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesdays beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Middle School EYC with Millie Johnson is held on Wednesdays. All 6-8th graders are welcome. It's held every Wednesday in Gabard from 6:45-8:00. 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, October 6, 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!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 beginning at 6:00 
Oktoberfest this year is Wednesday, October 24th, 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). Childcare will be provided in the Gabard building. Since Jane needs to know how many bratwurst to order, please sign up before October 11th. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall. If you'd like to contribute by bringing potato salad (German or "regular") or sauerkraut, there's a sign-up sheet for that as well in the parish hall. Danke schön!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, October 9th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study, led by Dr. Willa Valencia, will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 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: June 17-24
And an El Pedregal wedding in October!
The dates for the 2019 mission trip to the Dominican Republic are set for Monday, June 17, to Monday, June 24. The next step is to confirm these dates with the mission team support office in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, and that process is underway now. When we receive final approval of those dates, then we can proceed to accept applications for the 2019 Go Team missioners and to decide whether Valdosta-based missioners will start their trip at the Valdosta airport (2017 pattern) or the Atlanta airport (2018 pattern).  

In other news, missioners Julia and Julius Ariail will be in the Dominican Republic from October 18-25 and in El Pedregal from October 22-24, visiting with friends in the village and working with Padre Canela on plans for the 2019 trip. They have some great news to share about something else that is being planned for that time -- Jesús and Leidy, our long-time translator and mission team assistant, are getting married on October 23. If you would like for Julia and Julius to take a congratulatory card or letter from you to them to add to the wedding celebration, please send that card to them to arrive by Monday, October 15. Their USPS mailing address is 5802 Long Pond Road, Lake Park GA 31636-2712.

The planning webpage for the 2019 mission trip  is now online hereAll 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 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 6 - October 12
6 Aaron Parten
8 Geri Coleman, Emily Rutledge
12 Joan Dear, Steph Johnson, Ginger Macheski

Sorry we missed your birthday last week.
30 Bill Armstrong, Wade Coleman, Molly Stevenson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 6 - October 12
8 Jane Ferrell
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 6 - October 12
9 Len & Melissa Carter, Jim & Pepi Nelson
11 Delrick & Leigh Bradley

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, Max Bontrager, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Melissa 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, Henry and 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