Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
January 3, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


Jan. 5:  Epiphany

Vestry Member of the Day: 

    Robin Coleman


Nursery Worker: 

    Pepi Nelson


Lay Eucharistic Visitors:

   Ann Kasun


Coffee Hour Host:

   Sallie Honeycutt


Altar Flowers are given this week by Larry and Elizabeth Wisenbaker to the Glory of God in thanksgiving for Brooks Lovelace in celebration of his birthday January 3rd. 


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

    (no music)
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Joe
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, 
     Rite II
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Epiphany Pageant
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric
   Nielsen, Stefani Carroll, David
Lay Readers - Sheri Gravett, Walt
   Carter, Patty Cosey
Ushers - Len Carter, Monty Miller,
   Eric Nielsen
Acolytes - Beth Baker, Pierce Baker,
   David Holland, Phyllis Holland
6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Second Lesson - Ephesians 3:1-12
Gospel - Matthew 2:1-12

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

General Fund

November: Income - $ 43,334

         Expenses - $ 33,699

YTD: Income - $ 406,500

         Expenses - $ 401,748


Attendance for December 29th:

8:00 a.m. - 19

10:00 a.m. - 88


Upcoming Events
January 18: Lunch Bunch
January 20: Vestry Meeting 


Senior EYC: takes a break until January 8, 2014.

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

(on sabbatical leave 12/30-03/04)
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115  

other (229) 249-0895


Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

[email protected]g 

church office (229) 242-5115


Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper
[email protected] 

bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 


Angela Duncan, Music Director

[email protected]  

church office (229) 242-5115



Epiphany Pageant
Saturday, January 4 rehearsal at 2 p.m. 
Sunday, January 5 pageant during the 10 a.m. service 
Calling all angels, shepherds, animals and Wise People: The annual Christ Church Epiphany Pageant will be held January 5 (we are the sermon) at the 10 a.m. service. We need youth to be animals, shepherds, angels, wise people and, of course, Mary and Joseph. All costumes are provided, and we will meet on Saturday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to fit costumes and do a quick run-through.

Please contact Stefani Carroll at 
[email protected] if you have questions
or to let me know if your children will take part.
Lunch Bunch Group
Will meet again on January 18, 2014
Lunch Bunch group will NOT meet this Saturday the 4th. 

Lunch Bunch group will meet Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  We will be preparing lunches for 125. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please come to the parish hall on Saturday the 18th.
If you cannot make it on the 18th, here are some future dates:
February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 15. Please mark your calendar and plan to help out one Saturday.
Youth Sunday School
Changed to 11 a.m.
Beginning January 5, 2014
The time for Youth Sunday School has been changed to 11 a.m. starting on January 5thThere is no Sunday School for youth or adults on December 29th.
Adult Education Classes at 9 a.m.
Resume January 5, 2014
Adult education classes will resume at 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 5th.  

Adult classes:
January 5th---Patricia Marks
January 12th and 19th---Sheri Gravett
The Rev. Drazdowski on Sabbatical Leave
December 30, 2013 - March 4, 2014
The Rev. Tar Drazdowski has arrived safely in the Dominican Republic.  Please continue to pray for her during her sabbatical leave from Christ Church from December 30, 2013 until March 4, 2014. 

If you purchased or would like a poinsettia plant, please take them home after the worship service on Sunday, January 5th.  Thank you to everyone who donated Flowers and wreaths to decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas!

New Email for Music Director

We have a new email address to add to our church staffing list. Angela Duncan, our Music Director, can now be reached via email at [email protected].

Search Committee

The Search Committee is conducting Skype/telephone interviews with applicants.  Scheduling these at this time of the year is a little difficult, but we hope to be ready to develop a short list by early in January.  We appreciate continued prayers for discernment.  

This Week in The Vineyard
New articles in the online Vineyard this week include: the New Year's Day trip to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and a letter from The Rev. Tar Drazdowski.  Online Vineyard
Birthdays this week
January 4 - January 10

Birthdays that were missed last week. (Sorry for the omission)

2   Ken Ricket, David Sandbach, Jr.

3   Brooks Lovelace 


4   Brighton Prine, Ethan Warrick

5   Sarah Parrish

6   Chase Adams, Claire Holland

7   Sparky Greneker

9   Laura Paine, Ann Sumner

10 Henry Parrish, Linda Riggle

Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 4 - January 10
None this week
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 4 - January 10

5   Richard Coleman, Rick Coleman

6   Stephen Sandbach

9   Judy DeMott, Robin Guice, Danielle Pitts


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, Katherine Berkman, Barry Barnes, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, James Byrd, 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, The Rev. Bill Harris, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell 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, Cathy Rippeon, Bernice Roberts, Bill Rogers, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Curtis Segars, Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, Tom Smith, Danelle Starling, Krystle Stotler, Ronnie Thompson, Joe Tomberlin, Chris Warren, Emory Warrick, Sr.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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