Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
August 9, 2013
In This Issue:

Worship Services


Aug. 11: 12 Pentecost Proper 14


Vestry Member of the Day: 

   Robin Coleman


Coffee hour hosts: Pat Bezona


Altar Flowers are given in thanksgiving by Joe and Norma Tomberlin on their fiftieth anniversary being celebrated Sunday, August 11



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

    (no music)
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Tar Drazdowski
Deacon - Patricia Marks
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Allan Dear
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Tar Drazdowski
Deacon - Patricia Marks
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Pauline
   Brown, Eric Nielsen, Sandra
Lay Readers - Susan Elliott,
   Merrill Guice, Jim Drazdowski  
Ushers -   Richard Coleman, Ron
Acolytes -  Robbie Beeland, Carter
    Elliott, Katie Wisenbaker 
6:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Rita
   Hightower, Walt Carter 
Lay Readers - Kathy Armstrong,
   Michael Black 
Ushers - Helen Tucker
Acolyte - Raini Singleton
6:00 p.m.,  Vespers, Gabard Bldg.
 Compline with homily or discussion 



First Lesson - Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm - 50:1-8. 23-24
Second Lesson - Hebrews 11:1-3, 
Gospel - Luke 12:32-40

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 Aug 4th:

8:00 a.m. - 22

10:00 a.m. - 124

6:00 p.m. -  11


Upcoming Events
Aug. 10: H.E.P. Party
Aug. 12: Vestry Meeting 
Aug. 14: Start of EYC
Aug. 18: Financial Peace Univ.
Aug. 23: Fragile X and Autism - 
   Golf Tournament



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 




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 located at 5190 Snake Nation Road, Hahira, 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.  
Sunday School and 
Worship Schedule
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday School will resume on September 8th, and will be held at 9:00 a.m. Our Sunday worship services will continue to be at 8:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. The type of music for the 10:00 a.m. service will be the subject of a collaborative discussion between our musicians. 

Call for Sunday School Teachers
Starts September 8, 2013

What a wonderful church family we have! So many have answered the call to guide our youth in their journey to know God and Christ! We only need ONE MORE Sunday School teacher for the middle school class. 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
EYC Begins Wednesday, Aug. 14
Three youth groups begin the year this Wednesday! Kindergarten - 5th will meet Phyllis Hiers and Mimi Allen in the Gabard Building; the middle school meets in the Gabard Building with Stefani Carroll; and the senior EYC meets at the Querins' with Dr. Dan Schert and Fr. Jim Elliott.
Lock-in and Tubing
August 16 & 17, 2013

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. 

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

Team Up for a Cure Golf Tournament
August 23, 2013 

August 23rd is the third annual Team Up For a Cure golf tournament at Francis Lake Golf Course.  With the love and support of Christ Episcopal and our wonderful friends and family we raised $22,800 last year. Part of this year's proceeds will be donated to buy iPads for two local special needs classes. Please join us in the fight to find a cure for Fragile X and Autism. Contact Patty Cosey 229 292-4944 or via e-mail. 

Help the Phoenix Rise from the Ashes

September 8 at 9:00 a.m.
You can help the phoenix rise from the ashes. What is the phoenix?  Adult Christian Education. We have not had opportunities on Sunday morning for adults in some time. With the change of service times, it is now possible. In the coming weeks you will get information about the sessions. Some will be informational, some will be interactive and all will be designed to support you in your Christian life. Hope to see you at 9 o'clock on September 8 in the front area of the Parish Hall. Coffee will be provided. For information contact Maggie Roberts
EfM begins September 8, 2013
Education for Ministry will begin the Sunday afternoon after Labor Day.  EfM is a study program directed by the seminary at the University of the South. There are four one-year curricula: Old Testament, New Testament, Church history and Theological studies. This year a new approach to the study of these topics will be introduced. All are welcome--both new students and those who have taken a break but are ready to finish the program.  For more information, see Will Hanson or Mike Holland.
Episcopal Campus Ministry
Louttit Hall Schedule
Brenda Keller has been recently appointed by the Diocese of Georgia as the Campus Missioner for our college ministry. This week she announced the hours Louttit Hall will be open to students: 12 noon - 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Special Events and change in hours will be announced on the campus ministry Facebook page.
Foyer Groups (Supper Club)
Kick off in September

Foyer Groups are being formed and will be starting up in Sept., beginning with a Kick-off party.  Date, time, and location TBA.


For newcomers to the church, or anyone not familiar with Foyer Groups -  it is like a supper club.  Depending on the number of people who sign up, each group could have anywhere from eight to twelve people.  The groups will meet every other month (six times a year) in a different member's home, or a restaurant, or even the parish hall.  Each group will decide when and where the next gathering will be held.  Then, next year the groups will be reorganized. 


This is a great way for newcomers to meet fellow parishioners, and for all to meet those who attend services at other times.  It is open to singles and couples, young and old (adults only).  If you did not sign up at the Ministries Fair last spring, you still can by contacting Kim in the church office, or Sallie Honeycutt (417) 294-7796.  For more information contact Sallie Honeycutt. 

Honey Creek Presentation
August 18 at 11 a.m.
What's Happening at Honey Creek?  Have questions about available programs and the status of our beloved Creek? Dade Brantley will be with us August 18th to give a presentation on Honey Creek and how Christ Church may be able to serve our beloved camp. The presentation will take place after the 10 a.m. service. 
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 ask them to call the church office for an interview and a detailed job description.  We need coverage for all of our services.
Old Towels Needed
Help support the Soup Kitchen
The local Soup Kitchen is in need of some old towels - any size and type, bath, kitchen or hand towels. They use a number of towels each day while preparing, cooking food, and cleaning after the meal. If you have some old towels that you would like to donate, please bring them by the church office, or contact Judy DeMott at 242-4104. 
Search Committee 

The Search Committee continues to meet to work on our postings on the Diocese web page.  The Parish Profile is essentially complete and the Ministry Profile is in progress.  We are working slowly and carefully on these two documents because they will provide potential rectors their initial impression of our Parish.  We appreciate your patience and, most of all, 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.

New Articles in The Vineyard
Published this week
The new articles in The Vineyard this week include a reprint of an article in Forward Day by Day on change in churches; the formation of a new ministry, the Christ Church Lunch Bunch, to feed hungry children on Saturdays; and the VSU Service Award given to Dr. Martha Leake.
Cancer Prevention Study
Begins September 10 and 11th.
Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow!  The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home for the next 20 years, and has never been diagnosed with cancer. You can watch a 2 1/2 minute YouTube video here, or for more details on date/time/location visit American Cancer Society.
Birthdays this week
August 10 - August 16
11   Pauline Brown
13   Mike Tanner
14   Emma Claire Campbell
16   Patricia Marks
Wedding Anniversaries this week
August 10 - August 16
11   Joe & Norma Tomberlin - 50th Anniversary
12   Billy Tidmore & Jennifer Lawrence

Baptismal Anniversaries this week

August 10 - August 16

11   Hudson Tanner

14   Natalie Savoie

15   Betty Chason 


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, Renee Jackson, Frances Jessup, Lee, Andrew Martin, Nancy Martin, Jayne Nyhammer, Lee Page, Valerie Page, Terry Parsons, Chris Pelkowski, 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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