Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
September 7, 2018
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 9: 
      Pentecost 16 / Proper 18

Vestry Member of Day:
    David Sandbach

Coffee Host:
    Stephanie Blevins, Leigh Long

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Rita Hightower, Tammy Borders
Lay Readers  - Gnann Moser, Tammy
   Borders, Kathy Armstrong
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Stella Blevins
Ushers - Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath,
   Chris May

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

6:00 p.m., Vespers

First Lesson - Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm - 146
Second Lesson - James 2:1-10, 14-17
Gospel - Mark 7:24-37

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.
Noon Service
College Ministry: We will begin a Noon Sunday Service this Sunday geared toward VSU students that the interns will help lead.  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 9, 16, 23 and 30; October 14, 21 and 28; November 4, 11, and 18; and December 2.  Even if you are not a VSU 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 VSU students.

Link to Intern Bios is here. 
Sunday School Series for Parents
Sunday, September 9, 16, 23 and 30th
Sunday we begin 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 9, 2018 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, September 9th we begin a four-week Adult Sunday School series (Sep 9, 16, 23, and Sep 30) on grace from the classic 2000 football film Remember the Titans. Adult Sunday School will meet in the Front of the Parish Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m.
20's and 30's Dinner
Friday, September 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
A 20's and 30's dinner will be held at the Rectory on Friday, September 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Childcare will be provided free of charge in the Gabard Building.  Please plan to join us. 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, September 14, 2018
Friday Morning Bible Study will begin on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. We are studying the Gospel according to John. All are welcome to attend.
Coffee Hour 
During Coffee Hour beginning this Sunday, there will be a table set up as a kids snack table.  Parents, please encourage your children to pick up snacks from this table and proceed to their Sunday School classrooms.
Middle School EYC
Wednesdays beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Middle School EYC on Wednesdays will start September 5. All 6-8th graders are welcome. It's held every Wednesday in Gabard from 6:30/6:45-8:00. Please join us for food, fellowship and lots of games!
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, September 15, 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!
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 DOK 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 7 - September 13
7 Ron Borders, Karen Gunter, Rita Hightower, Eliza Jane May
8 Paul Stevenson  
9 Mickey Williamson
10 Jo Church
13 Frances Hatcher
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 7 - September 13
10 Larry Black, Rachel Black, Nicholas Black
12 Katie Bell, Alex Elliott, Cate Johnson
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 7 - September 13
7 Jeff & Mandy White
8 Merrill & Frances Guice, David & Caitlin Kirk
11 Jim & Tar Drazdowski

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, Joe Tomberlin, 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