Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
September 28, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 30: 
      Pentecost 19 / Proper 21

Vestry Member of Day:
    Leigh Long

Coffee Host:
    Helen Tucker, Pat Bezona

Altar Guild:
   Team 4

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 - Phyllis
   Holland, Nancy Lutsko, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers  - Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson, Pat Denmark
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May
Ushers - Larry Wisenbaker, Carl

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

6:00 p.m., NO Vespers this week

First Lesson - Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm - 19:7-14
Second Lesson - James 5:13-20
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. 
Noon Service
College Ministry: Noon Sunday Service geared toward college students that the interns will help lead, will be held on September 30, 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 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 30th
Sunday we conclude a four-week class for parents, "Gracious Parenting in an Ungracious World" that will be taught by Karen May.  The class will begin at 11:15 and run through September 30th.
Adult Sunday School 
Sunday, September 30, 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.
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 5, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet 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 Postponed
The acolyte training scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts.  We will reschedule after the first of the year.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.  Thank you for your continued service to Christ Church.
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 2nd beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study, led by Dr. Willa Valencia, will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 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: Two Date Options
Interested in the trip? Have a date preference? 
We had a good initial planning meeting on September 23, and came down to two date options for the 2019 mission trip: #1, June 17-24 (Monday to Monday), and #2, June 22-29 (Saturday to Saturday). The next step is to pick one of these two options. For more information on these options, click here.
If you are considering applying to be on the 2019 Go Team and if you have a preference for either of these two dates, please let Julius Ariail know by 12 noon on Wednesday, October 3 ( or 229-563-0209). We will announce the preferred date in another email message on Thursday, October 4, and in Christ Church's email bulletin on Friday, October 5. Once we confirm the preferred date with the Campamento and with the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, then we can proceed to accept applications for the 2019 Go Team missioners and to purchase flight tickets.
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 29 - October 5
29 Bobbie Mistick, Jim Nelson
1 Sallie Honeycutt 
2 Tom Carroll
3 Hudson Tanner
4 Sally Baker, Maria Taylor
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 29 - October 5
1 Max Bontrager
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 29 - October 5
2 Wade & Geri Coleman
3 Ash & Pepper Croft

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