Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
September 20, 2013
In This Issue:

Worship Services


Sept. 22: 18 Pentecost Proper 20


Vestry Member of the Day: 

   Steve Roberts


Coffee hour hosts: 

   Hospitality Committee


Nursery Worker: 

   Helen Tucker


Altar Flowers: 

Given by Walt & Jan Carter to the glory of God in memory of their son; Thomas Bernard Carter



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

    (no music)
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Mike Tanner
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Deacon - Stella Clark
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Molly
   Stevenson, Walt Carter, Joe
Lay Readers - Michael Black, Phyllis
   Holland, Jane Kinney
Ushers -  Al Turner, Larry
   Wisenbaker, Aaron Parten 
Acolytes - Robbie Beeland, Carter
   Elliott, Katie Wisenbaker  
6:00 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher - Tar Drazdowski
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy
Lay Readers - Allan Dear
Ushers -  John Hiers
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko

6:00 p.m.,  Vespers, Gabard Bldg.
 Compline with homily or discussion 


First Lesson - Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm - Psalm 79:1-9
Second Lesson - 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Gospel - Luke 16:1-13

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

August: Income - $55,764

         Expenses - $49,640

YTD: Income - $390,206

         Expenses - $413,504


Attendance for Sept. 15th:

8:00 a.m. - 

10:00 a.m. - 

6:00 p.m. -  No Service


Upcoming Events
Oct. 9: Fish Fry
Oct. 20: Bishop Benhase visit
Oct. 21: Vestry Meeting
Oct. 24: Oktoberfest
Nov. 10: Parish Picnic


Senior EYC meets Wednesday at:

the Elliott's home.

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. 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 




Letter from Rev. Tar
The Rev. Tar has written a letter to the congregation of Christ Church. Please follow this link to view the letter from Tar+.
Preschool and PMO have openings
Our Preschool began Monday, August 26 but still has openings available for our 3-and 4-year-old classes.
Our PMO operates year-round and also has openings.
Both have new web pages at these links:
Preschool                 PMO
Search Committee 
Our opening has been posted on the Office of Transition Ministry Website.  We should now pray that God will direct the one He has called for us to apply and that the Search Committee will be able to discern that person.  The posting will close on December 1 so we are entering a season of waiting.  Thanks to the congregation for all you have done to this point.  Don't forget the importance of your pledge to this process!!


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.

Guice Hall Dedication - Honey Creek
October 6, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

Guice Hall Dedication Planned at Honey Creek 

On Sunday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m., Bishop Benhase will dedicate Guice Hall in thanksgiving for the contributions of Pam Guice and her family to the Diocese of Georgia as a whole and particularly to the Honey Creek Summer Camp Program. For decades, Pam was the foundation of the Summer Camp Program, serving as its director and guiding force. The building previously identified as Martha's Cottage is being renamed with the grateful thanks for the diocesan community. The diocesan community is invited to attend the dedication. If you would like to stay for dinner at Honey Creek, please call the Honey Creek office at 912-265-9218 to make a reservation and arrange to pay for the meal.   
Fish Fry
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.

Christ Church will have a Fish Fry on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 immediately following the 6:00 p.m. service.  Please sign up in the Parish Hall, or contact the church office, we need to know if you plan to attend, by October 4, 2013.

The Community Depot
Joan Bailey Center
The Community Depot - Joan Bailey Center is now accepting donations of furniture, appliances, home decor and used cell phones.  We can schedule pickups for large items by appointment beginning Friday, September 20th.  100% of net proceeds benefit local charities.

Volunteer opportunities are now available in our new warehouse facility located on Herbert Street, Valdosta.  Christ Episcopal Church members are invited to sign up to volunteer for any of the following dates: Saturday, September 21st, 28th, or October 5th, 8:30 a.m. to noon.  A light lunch will be provided.  Call Ralph Jackson or Phyllis Hiers for more information.
Altar Guild
The Altar Guild teams need more "hands" to prepare the table for our Lord.  There is a 5-week rotation and wonderful fellowship as we serve our God and King. Please contact Judy DeMott or Eloise Smith if you would like to be part of this ministry.
Wednesday Evenings
There is a lot going on!
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS are exciting!  Six p.m. service; mouthwatering supper with exquisite desserts prepared by the Parten family; women's study group with Tammy Borders; 3 EYC (Episcopal Youth) groups; K-4th; 5th-8th; and high school meet from 7-8. The college ministry group has a discussion in Louttit Hall. Choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Join the fun and fellowship!
Thank You Notes!

Thanks with love for towels given for the soup kitchen.  They were greatly needed and much appreciated.

                                                    Judy DeMott


Dear Vestry and Members of Christ Church,

     Thank you so much for the lovely bracelet and kind words at the reception.  I have truly enjoyed being your organist for these many years.  Thank you for the priviledge of sharing in our worship each week.  Ken and I will miss seeing you on a regular basis.  Thanks for the good times we have shared.

                                                     Love, Sue Ellen 

Adult Christian Education

Continues at 9:00 a.m.
The schedule for the Adult Christian Education will feature:


September 22John Hiers will begin the discussion of Speaking of Sin by Barbara Brown Taylor.  This short book (99 pages) is available in the church office (12 copies at $11) or from Amazon. This three-week series will last through October 6.


Some classes 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
Stewardship Committee
Stewardship Dinner September 15, 2013
Stewardship Logo

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our "We Love Christ Church" Dinner. The first totals for our pledge campaign are in, and out of 56 pledges turned in after Sunday's dinner we have 55 pledges that have taken a "Step Up"!  


There's a new Vineyard article about the Stewardship Dinner with photos from the event and a link to the photos from the slideshow presentation:


Stewardship Dinner Report and Photos


Stewardship Committee - Elizabeth Wisenbaker-Chairperson, Mike Holland, Merrill Guice, Nancy Lutsko, Sally Querin, David Sandbach and the Rev. Joye Cantrell.

Episcopal Campus Ministry
Louttit Hall Schedule
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.
New Articles in The Vineyard
Published this week
The new articles in The Vineyard this week include a letter from the Rev. Tar Drazdowski to the congregation, the photos from the slideshow displayed at the Stewardship Dinner, and a summary report and photos of the Stewardship Dinner.
Birthdays this week
September 21 - September 27
21   Betty Chason, Gnann Moser, Dylan Phillips
22   Mandy White
23   Monique Bajalia, Vicki Lauckhardt, Paul Leake, Jacquie Thigpen
24   Rick Coleman, Chris Hanson, Chris May
26   Andrew Flemer
27   Jerry Puckett

Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 21 - September 27
22  Frank & Diane Corker
24  Jeff & Cathy Hanson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week

September 21 - September 27

22  Tyler Johnson, Katie Wisenbaker

24  Adair Pizer

27  Jerry Byrd 


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,
Helen Bennett, Katherine Berkman, Jeff Bezona, Carmen Boatwright, Barry Bonds, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Aleta Corley, Beverly Cowart, Cheryl Critchfield, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Gene and Pam Garner, Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Renee Jackson, Barney Knighton, Lee, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Dozier Lovett, Andrew Martin, Jayne Nyhammer, Lee Page, Valerie Page, Terry Parsons, Chris Pelkowski, Adair Pizer, Mark Reading, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, Dave Sandbach, Marti Schert, Curtis Segars, 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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