Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
May 26, 2013
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Worship Services
May 26 - Trinity


Vestry Member of the Day: 



Coffee hour hosts:  Becky Meadors


Flowers in the church this Sunday are given to the glory of God in thanksgiving of Joe's May 2nd and Norma's May 24th birthdays given by Joe & Norma Tomberlin.


8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    (no music)
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Tar Drazdowski
Deacon - Patricia Marks
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Martha
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Tar Drazdowski
Deacon - Stella Clark
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Pauline
   Brown, Eric Nielsen, Sandra
Lay Readers - Tammy Borders,
   Merrill Guice, Rita Hightower
Ushers - Al Turner, Charlie Cosey
Acolytes - Diane Halim, Rena Nelson,
   Joel WIlliams
6:00 p.m.,  Vespers
 Compline with homily or discussion 
First Lesson - Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm - 8
Second Lesson - Romans 5:1-5
Gospel - John 16:12-15

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.

Upcoming Events
May 27: Church Office Closed

June 2: 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist begins

June 2 - 5: Vacation Bible School


Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church

The Rev. Laura "Joye" Q. Cantrell, Interim Rector
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115


The Rev. Tar Drazdowski,

Assistant Rector
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115  

other (229) 249-0895



The Rev. Jim Elliott, Assisting Priest
[email protected]  

church office (229) 242-5115  

other (229) 242-3333
Currently assigned by the Diocese of Georgia as Vicar, St. James Episcopal Church, Quitman, GA


The Rev. Deacon Stella Clark
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115

other (229) 559-6159


The Rev. Deacon Patricia Marks
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115 

other (229) 630-8644


Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115


Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper
[email protected] 

bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 




Help for Tornado Victims 
Episcopal Relief and Developement

Episcopal Relief & Development encourages prayers for those impacted, and for first responders who are providing immediate assistance.  Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development's Tornado Response Fund will support outreach efforts in affected areas and help meet urgent needs.  


Local responders and authorities are currently assessing the situation in Moore, Oklahoma, just outside Oklahoma City, where a two-mile-wide tornado leveled neighborhoods and destroyed two elementary schools on the evening of May 20.  Of the 24 deaths currently confirmed, seven were children at Plaza Towers Elementary School.  According to reports, debris and road damage are hampering search and rescue efforts. 


The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma posted the following message on their website: "Thank you to all who have reached out to us in response to the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. We are in the process of assessing the situation and coordinating assistance to our communities."


Please join me as we hold up in prayer those who have suffered bodily injury, loss of home and especially those who have died. And please continue to pray for all the public servants who are there to serve."


Gifts can be made to: Christ Episcopal Church denote for ERD in memo section, or online at Episcopal Relief.

Search Committee 

As the Search Committee finalizes the survey summary and works on the Parish Profile, we want to be sure that everyone who wanted to participate in a focus group has had the opportunity to do so.  We know who has participated but we don't know who wants to participate but hasn't had the opportunity.  We are going to schedule two open meetings - one on June 9 and one on June 23 as "make-up" days.  These will immediately follow the Sunday service and last about 45 minutes.  We want to emphasize that these meetings will be focus group meetings; if you have already participated in a focus group with members of the Search Committee, you don't need to attend.   If you want to participate and neither of these is convenient PLEASE let a member of the search committee know.  We want to hear from each of you.  Thank you for your prayers!!


If you have questions, please contact Phyllis Holland, 242-0577.


With our sincere gratitude,

The Search Committee members: Michael Black; Allan Dear; Phyllis Holland, Chair; Jeani Synyard; Mike Tanner; Helen Tucker; Nikki Yarbrough.

Mike Holland walks the El Camino de Santiago
Walk began May 10
Christ Church member Mike Holland arrived in St. Jean Port au Pied and met his walking partner. His walk to Santiago, Spain, the way of St. James, began May 10. Please pray for his safe travel. More information will be forthcoming. The Rev. Deacon Stella Clark completed this pilgrimage in 2010. Here is a link to more information about the walk.
Honey Creek
Summer Camp Dates
Here's the 2013 summer camp schedule at Honey Creek: 
June 16-22      High School (completed grades 9-12, 
                          not started college); 
June 23-29      St. Joseph and Mary I (completed grades 3-5); 
July 7-13         St. Peter (completed grades 6-8); 
July 14-20       St. Joseph and Mary II (completed grades 3-5); 
July 21-27       St. Peter II (completed grades 6-8); 
Cost per session: $420
New Articles in the Vineyard
Published this week
The new articles this week include: Convocational Confirmation Service, and Search Committee update.
Vacation Bible School
June 2 - 5, 2013

Our Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Church from June 2-5, 2013, in conjunction with First Christian Church. The activities will start with a hot dog supper at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, and then will continue with the first VBS session from 6:00-8:30 p.m. that evening. The next sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 3-5, concluding with a youth presentation and picnic at noon on the 5th. VBS is open to all children who have completed Pre-K3 - rising 5th graders.  Middle and High school students are always joyfully welcomed to help out!  Registration is available online here:


For more information, contact Stefani Carroll or Kim in the church office
Teacher and 2 Aides needed
Our preschool is looking for a new teacher and two paraprofessionals for the 2013-2014 school year.  Interested persons should contact the Rev. Tar Drazdowski or Elise Sandbach.
The Community Depot
The Community Depot, a nonprofit retail center, is soon to open at 1602 N. Ashley Street (next to El Cazador Mexican restaurant).  We will be accepting donations of gently used clothes, shoes, appliances, tools, furniture and other items to support the American Red Cross, Easter Seals and the Humane Society.  
Contact Ralph Jackson @ 229-630-4840 or Phyllis Hiers for more information.
Birthdays this week
May 25 - May 31
25   Emily Saeger-Jarvis, Laura Sartin
26   Beth Baker, Jayme Parsons
29   Michael Holt
Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 25 - May 31
25   Jim & Susan Elliott
27   Ron & Tammy Borders
30   Craig & Kelly Lambert
Baptismal Anniversaries this week

May 25 - May 31

26   Malcolm Weston

27   Noah Carroll

28   Maddie Yarbrough

29   Matthew Barnes

30   Thomas Greneker, Isabella Turner

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, or Baptismal Anniversary.
Remember in your prayers
Dave Armstrong, Pat Armstrong, Joan Bailey, Mimi Bajalia, Katherine Berkman, Jeff Bezona, Carmen Boatwright, Pat Bradley, Judy Carter, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Leroy Dorminy, Ann Embry, Gene and Pam Garner, Travis Grove, Margaret Hiers, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Frances Jessup, Andrew Martin, Nancy Martin, Jayne Nyhammer, Lee Page, Valerie Page, Terry Parsons, Mark Reading, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, Marti Schert, Eloise Smith, Danelle Starling, Emory Warrick, Sr., and Mark Whatley. Victims of recent tornado in Oklahoma.

Family of Verbia Quattlebaum
Family of Rev. Will Carter 

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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