Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
September 23 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 25: 
         Pentecost 19 / Proper 21

Vestry Member of Day:
   Dottie Pitts

Coffee Hour Host:
     Mimi Allen

Altar Guild: 
   Team 4

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers -  Gnann Moser, Allan Dear,
   Sheri Gravett
Ushers  - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm - 146
Second Lesson - 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel - Luke 16:19-31

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

September 25: Stewardship Dinner - Mathis
September 29: Vestry Meeting
October 9: St. Francis Blessing of Animals 
October 15: DOK Brunch 
October 20: Oktoberfest 
October 22: 20's & 30's Dinner - Rectory 

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.
Stewardship Dinner at Mathis
Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Stewardship Committee has been meeting and is excited about the upcoming "We Love Christ Church" Stewardship Celebration Dinner.  Save the Date - Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Mathis Auditorium!  A nursery and dinner will be provided at the Church for infants and child care from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.  
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series
September 28, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series continues on September 28, 2016. The teaching series "Armor of God" will conclude on October 26th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Nursery and Childcare will be available.
Wednesday Night Dinner Helpers
Wednesday Night Dinners have started again.  If you would like to help with meal prep, set-up or clean-up, please contact Steph Johnson.
Mid and High School Student
Sundays and Wednesdays
Middle School and High School Students - All Middle and High School students are encouraged and welcomed to hang out with our Assistant to the Rector, Philip Ryan, during Sunday School. They will meet in the youth room in the back of the Gabard building. Also, they will meet Wednesday evenings starting this Wednesday, the 21st. They will attend the 6:00PM service and eat with the rest of the church afterwards before going to have their own teaching and fellowship. 
Episcopal College Fellowship
Episcopal College Fellowship - Christ Church's college ministry has started meeting. On Thursday, the 22nd, we began a weekly Bible study at Louttit Hall. Bible study begins at 8PM and they are studying Ephesians. All college students are welcome to attend. 

Also, we've decided to change the name from Canterbury Club to Episcopal College Fellowship. Many students, even some Episcopalians, may not understand the reference to Canterbury. The name change makes it easier for students to connect with Christ Church and doesn't require as much explanation upfront. 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, September 30, 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 September 30, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest this year is Thursday, October 20th, 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). No nursery will be provided. Since Jane needs to know how many bratwurst to order, please sign up before October 6th. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall, or you can call the church office to leave your name. 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!
20's & 30's Group
Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellowship at the Rectory on Saturday, October 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The main course and drinks will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. 
The Gabard Building will be open and staffed for nursery and/or childcare. Dinner will be provided for them as well.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, October 1, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, October 1st.
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.
Please join us, on any 1st or 3rd Saturday. 
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.
Photo Albums -- They're Back!
From 2016 through 2010 so far
Our collection of online photograph albums is once again accessible. The storage location recently changed from Google Picasa to Google Photos, and links to the albums had to be re-established. All of the albums back to 2010 are now linked, and work continues on the older albums. To access them now, go to the photograph index page below on the church's website:

Our DR Mission Team - 1 of 4 
Four teams from the Diocese of Georgia in 2016
Our mission team was one of four teams from the Diocese of Georgia to work in the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic in 2016. The work of those teams is coordinated by the Companion Diocese Commission, and that commission's annual report is now available.  To access that report, go to the link below:

The Diocese of Georgia plans to send five mission teams to the Dominican Republic in 2017. For information on those teams and their destinations, go to the link below:

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, September 18, 2016, DOK Installation. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
September 24 - September 30
24 Rick Coleman, Christopher Hanson, Chris May
27 Mike Orenduff, Mike Willis
28 Jeana Beeland
29 Bobbie Mistick, Jim Nelson
30 Bill Armstrong, Wade Coleman, Danny Mansukhani, Molly
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 24 - September 30
27 Jerry Byrd
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 24 - September 30
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
Ashley, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Diane Corker, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Cindy Foster, Sam Greneker, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays,  Emily Joiner,  Kayla LaMere,  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., Sylvia Warrick, Mike and Marilyn Willis

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta