Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
July 26, 2013
In This Issue:
Christ Church side view
Worship Services


July 28: 10 Pentecost Proper 12


Vestry Member of the Day: 

   David Sandbach



Coffee hour hosts: Phyllis Holland


8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

    (no music)
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
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 - Jim
   Drazdowski, Sheri Gravett, Nancy
Lay Readers - Steve Roberts, Jim
   Drazdowski, Sheri Gravett  
Ushers - Al Turner, Danny
Acolytes - Karen May, Grace Tanner
   Hudson Tanner, Mike Tanner
6:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Tar Drazdowski
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan
   Dear, David Sandbach
Lay Readers - Allan Dear, David
Ushers - Michael Black
6:00 p.m.,  Vespers, Gabard Bldg.
 Compline with homily or discussion 
First Lesson - Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm - 85
Second Lesson - Colossians 2:6-19
Gospel - Luke 11:1-13

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

June: Income - $39,058 

         Expenses - $56,114

YTD: Income - $303,994

         Expenses - $309,561

Attendance for July 21st:

8:00 a.m. - 20

10:00 a.m. - 110

6:00 p.m. -  19


Upcoming Events

Aug. 10: H.E.P. Party 
Aug. 18: Financial Peace Univ.
Aug. 19: Vestry Meeting



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 




Painting Party - Tomorrow
July 28, 2013   8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Christ Church will be having a painting party on July 28, 2013, from 8:30 till noon. Put on your painting clothes and join us on the 28th at 8:30 a.m. at the Norma Tomberlin house. We will be painting the outside of the house. Paint and equipment will be supplied. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. Please join us. 
Call for Sunday School Teachers
For the school year 2013 - 2014

We need Sunday School teachers. This year we have decided to combine classes in order to have more kids - and therefore more fun! - in each class. The classes are as follows:

       PreK-2nd grade

       3rd-5th grade (One teacher already signed up)

       Middle School

       High School  (Two teachers already signed up)


We would like to have at least 3 teachers per class, to lighten the load for each one. There are a total of 34 Sundays in our Sunday School year, so 3 teachers would mean 11 or 12 days (out of the 9-month year), and 4 teachers per class would mean 8 or 9 days (once a month).

Please prayerfully consider becoming a part of the Christian formation of our youth - not only the future, but the NOW of our church family! 

Contact Stefani Carroll:  [email protected] or 229.560.1817
Gift Bags for Guests
In the Foyer
We have gift bags for guests with information about Christ Church and a small gift on the table in the foyer. A note in the Sunday Bulletin invites the guest to pick one up. If you are seated beside a guest, please invite her or him to take one of the bags after the service and to sign our guest book.
Nursery Worker Needed
Christ Church is looking for an additional nursery worker to help staff our nursery.  If you know of someone who enjoys working with young children from birth to 5 years old to work at all of our services, please call the church office for an interview and a detailed job description.  We need coverage for all of our services.
Service Time - Music Survey?
Ends Wednesday, July 31st!
The Vestry would like to know your preferences on service times, type of music and Christian education for our church. It is anonymous and tabulated by computer. If you prefer a printed copy, please contact Kim in the church office. 
Please click the link below to access this survey.

H.E.P. (Happy Episcopal People)
August 10, 2013  6:30 p.m.

H.E.P. (Happy Episcopal People) will be getting together on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Karen Gunter's house at 6:30 p.m.  This is an adult gathering, please no children. This is not a membership or club thing, (it just has a nice name) bring a friend; Everyone is welcome!


We are asking those who plan to attend to bring their own beverage.  For further details, please contact the church office or Robin Coleman.  

Cell Phone recycling
Help support The Haven
The Haven is collecting old, broken, unused, or outdated cell phones.  Donating your old cell phone will help The Haven serve victims of domestic violence.  Cell phones can be dropped in the box located in the Parish Hall, or can be dropped off at the Community Depot.
Lock-in and Tubing
August 16 & 17, 2013 (note date change)

The Youth are planning a lock-in on Friday, August 16th with St. Luke's, Hawkinsville youth starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Gabard Education Building.  Middle School and High School Youth are invited to the Lock-in. Pizza, and snacks will be provided. EVERYONE is invited to join the group for a day of tubing down the Ichetucknee River. We will leave the church Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and should return to the church by 5 Saturday evening.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent.  Cost for tubing is $7 each. Anyone interested in attending, please contact David Singleton at 229-834-7757 of Stefani Carroll at 229-560-1817.

There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. If you are able to help with transportation, please indicate how many people you are willing to transport.

Room to Rent?
Posting this on behalf of Phyllis Holland.

Gene Pike, temporary instructor in accounting at VSU, and brother of Mike's walking partner on the Camino is looking for a place to stay three nights a week next semester. He has been in this position for three years and is a fine fellow. He envisions an older couple with a spare bedroom who could put him up Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights each week. He is willing to pay $300 a month ($1200 for the semester). Obviously, he wants to stay with people who are quiet and well-behaved like he is. Any suggestions will be appreciated, and should be sent directly to Gene at this email address: [email protected]
Search Committee 

The Search Committee with the help and direction of the Ariails continues to refine the Parish Profile.  We hope to finalize it at our meeting on August 8 and forward it to the Diocese.  This will be a big step forward in the Search process.  We appreciate your patience and are thankful 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.

Summer Worship Schedule
The 8:00 a.m.,10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services will continue through August, and the Vestry is asking for your feedback on why you attend the service that you attend and what you particularly like about that liturgy by filling out the Service and Music Survey by July 31st.
Financial Peace University
August 18, 2013     3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

This life-changing 9-week class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Frances Guice will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

For more information please contact Frances

New Articles in The Vineyard
Published this week
The new articles in The Vineyard this week feature a summary of the June Vestry meeting, special days in August, Grace Notes: Who is my Neighbor by the Assistant Rector, and a message from the Interim Rector about Greeting Newcomers.
Birthdays this week
July 27 - August 2

27   Juanita Quinn, Billy Tidmore, Al Turner

28   Griff Holland

29   Emory Warrick, Sr.

30   Debi Saeger

1     Pat Bradley, Searcy McClure, Beverly Williamson 

Wedding Anniversaries this week
July 27 - August 2
29   Aaron & Josie Parten, Bill & Helen Tucker
Baptismal Anniversaries this week

July 27 - August 2



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, Aleta Corley, Cheryl Critchfield, Leroy Dorminy, Kim Dudley, Ann Embry, Gene and Pam Garner, Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Harriett Hester, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Frances Jessup, Lee, 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, Krystle Stotler, Ronnie Thompson, Joe Tomberlin, and Emory Warrick, Sr.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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