Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
November 22, 2013
In This Issue:

Worship Services


Nov. 24:  Christ the King


Vestry Member of the Day: 

   Jeani Synyard


Nursery Worker: 

   Jeana Beeland


Lay Eucharistic Visitors:

   Allan Dear

   Maggie Roberts


Coffee Hour Host:

   Sheri Gravett, Jane Kinney


Altar Flowers: Given by Lou Gabard

   to the Glory of God in

   memory of William Gabard. 



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

    (no music)
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Rita
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Tar Drazdowski
Preacher -  Joye Cantrell 
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric
   Nielsen, Stefani Carroll, David
Lay Readers - Alan Johnson, Sally
   Querin, Kathy Armstrong 
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker,
   Aaron Parten 
Acolytes - Andrew Greneker, John
   David Greneker, Chris Hanson,
   Joshua Hanson 

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle - 16
Second Lesson - Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel - Luke 23:33-43

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

October: Income - $ 38,028

         Expenses - $ 46,792

YTD: Income - $ 376,599

         Expenses - $ 407,864


Attendance for November 17th:

8:00 a.m. - 25

10:00 a.m. - 111



Upcoming Events

Nov. 23: Parish Work Day, 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 24: Reception for the Rev.
   Deacon Stella Clark and the Rev.
   Deacon Patricia Marks after the 10
   a.m. service

Nov. 27: 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving

Nov. 28: 12:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
   dinner. Lunch will start at 12:30
   p.m. (please sign up in advance)


Senior EYC meets Wednesday at

    will not meet this week.

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 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 




Church Work Day
November 23, 2013 starting at 8:30 a.m.

A Church Work Day will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 starting at 8:30 a.m.  Please plan to come help spruce up the church and grounds for the holidays.

Celebrate the Ministries of 
Our Deacons
Sunday, November 24 at 11 a.m.
Join in the celebration of the ministries of Deacons Patricia Marks and Stella Clark as they retire after many years of service to our church and community. The reception will be in the parish hall after the completion of the 10 a.m. service.
Church Office Closed
November 27th, 28th and 29th
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the church office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Please have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Squares for Syria
Please bring your squares to the church this Sunday, Nov 24th.  We will mail our boxes on Monday.  We have even more squares for this second shipment than we did for the first one, so monetary donations for shipping to Turkey are welcome!  
Thank you to all the knitters and crocheters and to our shipping support angels! Questions? Pepi Nelson.
Search Committee
The Search Committee met Thursday to discuss plans for the phone/Skype interviews that will take place early in December.  We have six applicants (plus one who applied and has already accepted another job).  Canon Logue tells us that there will be more before the deadline.  Your continued prayer support is very important to this process as it continues.  
This Week in The Vineyard
New articles in the online Vineyard this week include: The Vestry Election and Wifi in the parish hall.
Vestry Elections

November 24, 2013 will be our final Sunday to cast ballots for the class of 2016 Vestry Members.  All Christ Church members, please stop by the piano, sign the records log and pick up a ballot.  Ballots can be dropped in the offering plate, or returned to the basket.

Community Depot
The Community Depot will be conducting its first annual Holiday for Charity Drive. We are accepting donations of gently used Christmas ornaments, toys for children of all ages, and holiday decorations that celebrate the "Reason for the Season".  All proceeds from sales benefit the programs and services of the local Humane Society, Easter Seals, and American Red Cross.
Thank you for your support. For more information call Ralph Jackson at 229-561-9343 or contact Phyllis Hiers.
Thanksgiving Lunch
Thursday, November 28, 2013  12:00 p.m.

We will gather for a Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 28th at noon, lunch will start at 12:30 p.m. Wayne Ellerbee has agreed to provide the meat. We are asking all who plan to attend to bring a thanksgiving side dish. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall. For further information, please contact Diane Halim, Sallie Honeycutt or the church office.

Cursillo Sponsorship Workshop
November 23, 2013
There will be a Cursillo Sponsorship Workshop on Saturday, November 23 from 1 to 4 PM in the parish hall. Contact Jim Drazdowski or phone at 300-3027 if you need any further information.

The next Cursillo weekend is March 19-23, 2014. In order to sponsor someone for the weekend you must have attended both a 3-day weekend and a sponsor's workshop. 

Adult Christian Education

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. 
Schedule for the following Sundays: 

November 24  Mike Holland will talk about his pilgrimage walk in Spain.


December 1  Martha Leake will tell us "what the shepherds saw as                       they watched their flocks by night" and what we can see                         in the December skies.


December 8  Irene Dodd will discuss how art has been used to                            describe the nativity through the ages.


December 15  David Johnson will discuss Advent Music and lead                           us in singing some of the music. Meet in the transept.


December 22  Clinton Beeland - "The Power of Symbols"
For information contact Maggie Roberts
Christmas Caroling Adventures and Desserts
December 19 at 7 p.m.
Join in Christ Church's Christmas Caroling Adventures and Desserts on Thursday, December 19th, at 7:00 p.m.  Lovers of carols and caroling should bring a dessert and gather in the parish hall.  We will split into groups and go to about three to five homes of elderly or ill Christ Church members and sing carols accompanied by guitars.  We will then return to the parish hall to continue singing and enjoying desserts and hot spiced tea.  All ages are welcome.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Frances Guice.
Planning Page for DR 2014 Trip
June 7-14, 2014

A web page has been established as part of Christ Church's website for planning information for the June 2014 mission trip:


2014 Mission Trip Planning Page


Prospective mission team members can consult this page for all information available at this time. The page will be updated frequently as the planning for the trip moves along.


Fred Richter, the team leader for the 2014 trip, currently plans to limit the team to 18 people. Previous mission team members who would like to reserve their spot on the 2014 team should contact him as soon as possible to discuss their 2014 participation. New team members are also encouraged to contact Fred to talk about the 2014 team. Please do not purchase flight tickets until you have contacted Fred (his email address and telephone number are on the planning page).

Birthdays this week
November 23 - November 29 

23   Danny Clark, Dan Holcomb

24   Elizabeth Wisenbaker

26   Valerie Page

27   Pat Armstrong, Shannon Flemer

28   John Roberts

29   Phyllis Holland

Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 23 - November 29 

24   Steve and Maggie Roberts

26   Jon & Linda Burch

27   Dan Coleman & Carolyn Eager, Paul & Molly Stevenson

30   Dennis & Patricia Marks
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 23 - November 29 

26   Nancy Lutsko

27   Tom Carroll

28   Chapell Wolfson, Molly Wolfson, Wilby Wolfson


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, Barry Barnes, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, James Byrd, Noah Carroll, Judy Carter, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil and Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Renee Jackson, Barney Knighton, Lee, Christopher Lutsko, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Andrew Martin, Bobbi McGraw, Mary Louise McRae, Jayne Nyhammer, Lee Page, Valerie Page, Laura Paine, Terry Parsons, Adair Pizer, Mark Reading, Cathy Rippeon, Bernice Roberts, Bill Rogers, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Marti Schert, Curtis Segars, Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, Tom Smith, Danelle Starling, Krystle Stotler, Ronnie Thompson, Joe Tomberlin, Chris Warren, Emory Warrick, Sr.


Family of John Guthrie (Duke Guthrie's father)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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