Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
September 21, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 23: 
      Pentecost 18 / Proper 20

Vestry Member of Day:
    Michael Black

Coffee Host:
    Tracy Cannon, Cathy Hanson,
    Jeff  Hanson

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 - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers  - Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett,
   Molly Stevenson
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Maddie
   Yarbrough, Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - David Blevins, Al Turner

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

6:00 p.m., Vespers

First Lesson - Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm - 54
Second Lesson - James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Gospel - Mark 9:30-37

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.
Stewardship Dinner
Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
"We Love Christ Church" Stewardship Celebration Dinner will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Turner Center for the Arts(527 N Patterson St). A nursery and dinner will be provided at Christ Church for infants and children from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m in the Gabard Building. RSVP the church office by September 24, 2018.
Noon Service
College Ministry: Noon Sunday Service geared toward college students that the interns will help lead, will be held on September 23, 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: September 23 and 30; October 14, 21 and 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.

Sunday School Series for Parents
Sunday, September 23 and 30th
Sunday we continue a four-week class for parents, "Gracious Parenting in an Ungracious World" that will be taught by Karen May.  If you are a parent of a child anywhere in age from the cradle to a young teenager, we encourage you to join us on this 4-week journey as we discuss principles that will help our kids navigate through our world and rise above the norm.  The class will begin at 11:15 and run through September 30th.
Adult Sunday School 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, September 23rd we have Adult Sunday School on grace from the 2006 football film We Are Marshall. Adult Sunday School will meet in the Front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.
DR Planning Meeting
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Planning for the 2019 mission trip to the Dominican Republic has begun. There will be a meeting at 4:30 p.m in the parish hall on Sunday, September 23, for anyone interested in this trip or in our DR work in general. The main topic to be discussed are options for the dates of the trip. Bring your calendar.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, October 5, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet on Friday, September 28, 2018, but will meet again on October 5th 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.
Acolyte Training
Saturday, September 29, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Nancy Lutsko will be holding an Acolyte Training Class on Saturday, September 29th beginning at 10:30 a.m.  If you are a current acolyte, are interested in becoming an acolyte, or would like to find out more about the acolyte program you are invited to attend this training session.  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP the church office, or contact Nancy Lutsko.
DOK - New Class
Daughters of the King (D.O.K.) class to begin in late September for any lady interested in joining DOK.  The dates and times of the class will be decided by the members of the class.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Pat Bezona
Men in Blue - Winnersville Classic
Friday, September 21, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Men in Blue will be cooking sausage dogs and chicken wings this Friday, September 21st beginning at 5:30 prior to the Winnersville Classic Football Game.  Stop by the Men in Blue cook shelter and wear your school colors. 
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!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, September 25th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study, led by Dr. Willa Valencia, will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders (1718 Williams Street), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
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 Men in Blue at Pinevale ElementaryDOK Meeting, Holland's Pilgrimage, Kickoff Sunday, Lunch Bunch2018 DR MIssion Trip (summary album), and 2018 DR MIssion Trip (comprehensive album) are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
September 22 - September 29
23 Monique Bajalia, Jacquie Thigpen
24 Rick Coleman, Christopher Hanson, Chris May
27 Mike Orenduff, Mike Willis
28 Jeana Beeland
29 Bobbie Mistick, Jim Nelson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 22 - September 29
22 Abi Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Katie Wisenbaker
27 Jerry Byrd
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 22 - September 29
24 Jeff & Cathy Hanson

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, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Family of Jack Spencer - (Brother of Sallie Honeycutt)
Family of Joe Tomberlin

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta