Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
June 28, 2013
In This Issue:
Christ Church side view
Worship Services


June 30: 6 Pentecost Proper 8


Vestry Member of the Day: 

   Nancy Lutsko 


Coffee hour hosts:  Debi Saeger 



8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    (no music)
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Mike

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Deacon - Stella Clark
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Molly
   Stevenson, Allan Dear, Sheri
Lay Readers - Cecilia Carroll, David
   Singleton, Stefani Carroll
Ushers - John Hiers, Danny
Acolytes - Karen May, Grace Tanner,
   Hudson Tanner, Mike Tanner 

6:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Deacon - Stella Clark
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Tammy
   Borders, Jim Drazdowski
Lay Readers - Tammy Borders, Jim
Ushers - Helen Tucker
6:00 p.m.,  Vespers, Gabard Bldg.
 Compline with homily or discussion 
First Lesson - 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm - 77:1-2, 11-20
Second Lesson - Galatians 5:1,13-25
Gospel - Luke 9:51-62

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.

Upcoming Events
June 29:  H.E.P (Happy Episcopal People)  at 6:30 p.m. at Holland's
July 4 & 5: Office Closed



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 




Congregational Meeting
June 30, 2013 - immediately after 10:00 service

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Church Assessment Survey results.  This is the survey that everyone took back in April.  Vestry members will be in attendance to help answer any questions about the results of the survey.


If you would like to preview the survey results, they can be found on the home page of the church website, on the transition page of website, on the church Facebook page, Twitter, or you can access the link here.


Please mark your calendar, and plan to attend this important congregational meeting, Sunday, June 30, 2013 immediately after 10:00 a.m. service.


Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.


Success in the Dominican Republic
Mission Team Returns
From June 15-22, 2013, seventeen missioners from nine different Episcopal and Catholic congregations in Georgia and Alabama came together to form the 2013 Dominican Republic Mission team sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church. Read the trip report and view the photographs to share the joy and sense of accomplishment we shared with our friends in El Pedregal. The photo album will grow over the next 2 weeks as new photos are edited and posted. 

God brought us home rejoicing in the wonders He has shown us.

Ice Cream Anyone?
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 6:40 p.m.
We will be having Wednesday evening service, Wednesday, July 3rd, followed by dinner and an ice cream social.  Frances Guice is looking for help with preparing the homemade ice cream.  If you can help her by preparing a batch or two, please give her a call at 229-560-2180.
Search Committee 

Please pray for the Search Committee as it works on the Parish Profile.  Pray that we will find language and images that will accurately depict the spirit of Christ Church.


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.

Summer Worship Schedule
When Canon Logue was here with the vestry a week ago, he told the vestry that he thought that Christ Church should continue with the summer schedule of services through August. That will give us more time to test the schedule and to gather feedback. So please mark your calendars appropriately. The 8:00am,10:00am and 6:00pm services will continue through August, and the vestry will be asking for your feedback on why you attend the service that you attend and what you particularly like about that liturgy.
New Articles in The Vineyard
Published this week
The new articles in The Vineyard this week feature the 12th annual mission to El Pedregal in the Dominican Republic, the status of the church website, and a continuation of Dr. Joe Tomberlin's history of Christ Church. 

Automatic Pay for Church Pledge
From your bank
An easy way to pay your church pledge is through automatic bill payment at your bank. Set up the details with your bank either in person or online, then email Bookkeeper Amy Creasy to let her know your new arrangements. It's easy and a free service.

Thursday Bible Study

Thursday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet this week in observance of Independence Day.  Hope to see everyone again on July 11, 2013.  The group will be studying the Book of Acts. This is a great time to add the Bible study to your weekly calendar.

Website Status
Our website is once again up and functioning as normal. The virus problem has been eliminated, although vigilance is still needed in case of future problems. The web sexton appreciates everyone's patience while the site was down due to problems at our host site. Please continue to check the site often for news of Christ Church activities.

Birthdays this week
June 29 - July 5

30   Stella Clark, Teresa Sage

1     Aleta Corley

4     Beverly Cowart, Grace Diamond

5     Laurie McCall, Theo Reed

Wedding Anniversaries this week
June 29 - July 5

4   Cliff & Elizabeth Baker, Ralph & Julie Jackson

Baptismal Anniversaries this week

June 29 - July 5

3   Carter Coleman

5   Dori Carter


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,
Helen Bennett, 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, Harriett Hester, 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, Tom Smith, Danelle Starling, Ronnie Thompson, and Emory Warrick, Sr.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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