Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
April 25, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


April 27:  Easter 2

Vestry Member of the Day:

   Will Hanson


Nursery Worker:

   Jeana Beeland


Coffee Hour Host:

   Phyllis Holland



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

    (no music)
Celebrant - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Preacher - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Martha
Usher - Max Bontrager  
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Preacher - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Jeani Synyard, Sheri
Lay Readers - Alan Johnson, Susan
   Elliott, Gnann Moser  
Ushers -  Al Turner, Larry
   Wisenbaker, Aaron Parten
Acolytes - Karen May, Rena Nelson,
   Joel Willimas

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Psalm 16
Second Lesson - 1 Peter 1:3-9
Gospel - John 20:19-31

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

General Fund

March: Income - $ 56,884

         Expenses - $ 49,767

YTD: Income - $ 192,496

         Expenses - $ 146,792


Attendance for April 20th:

8:00 a.m. - 23

10:00 a.m. - 285


Upcoming Events
  April 27: 11:00 a.m., Reception for            The Rev. Tar Drazdowski
  May 3: Lunch Bunch - Parish Hall
  May 10: 8:30 a.m., Parish Work Day
  May 14: 12 - 4 p.m., Blood Drive

 Senior EYC:  at Church
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church

The Rev. Laura "Joye" Q. Cantrell, Interim Rector
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115


Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

[email protected] 

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



Our New Rector
First Sunday: June 29, 2014

The search is over! The Rev. Dr. David A. (Dave) Johnson has accepted the call to be our next Rector, starting on June 29, 2014. The text of the announcement on April 23, 2014 by Senior Warden Jeff Hanson and a "thank-you" from Search Committee Chair Phyllis Holland are linked below:


Senior Warden Jeff Hanson


Search Committee Chair Phyllis Holland


The Rev. Tar Drazdowski
Reception - April 27, 2014

The Rev. Tar Drazdowski has been a member of our Christ Church family for a very long time.  We have all had special moments with her, funny times, sad times, crazy times.  As one of our gifts, we would like all of you to write down one (or more ) of those  memories. There is a box in the church office in which you will place your stories.  You can seal them in an envelope or on flat paper....your choice.  (Only Tar will read your stories.)  On Sundays, you can hand them to Frances Guice, Jeff Hanson, or any member of the Vestry who will see that they are placed in the box.   We will present this gift to her at her good-bye reception to be held April 27, 2014 following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.   


A purse will be presented to her at this reception. If you would like to make a donation to the purse, please send it to Amy in the church office and be sure to note that it is for Tar+.   
DR Night Successful!
Raised over $7,000
The Dominican Night Dinner, Auction and Tribute to the Drazdowskis was a great success! Over 100 people bought tickets to enjoy the delicious Dominican food catered by Covingtons. Four letters were read from the Right Reverend Julio Holgu´┐Żn, Bishop of the Dominican Republic; the Rev. Canon Frank Logue of the Diocese of Georgia; Bill Kunkle, Executive Director of the Dominican Development Group; and Karen Carroll, Mission Team Coordinator in Santo Domingo. These letters praised the work of the Rev. Tar and Jim Drazdowski in the DR.

The auction raised approximately $5,300, and 5 people donated $2,400 for scholarships! Thanks to Duke Guthrie, the auctioneer; Karen Gunter for the Dominican cakes; Julius Ariail, photographer; Jeani Synyard, Gail Hobgood, Helen Tucker, Marilyn Miller, Julia Ariail and Jeana Beeland, the event organizers. A special thank-you goes to Clinton and Jeana Beeland for donating our use of the beautiful Cotton Corner event space.

The photographs from the slideshown shown at the event are available at the link below. These images show highlights from the Christ Church mission trips from 2006 to 2013. Photographs from the event will be posted in a few days. 

Parish Work Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Parish Work Day, May 10th, 8:30 - 1:30.  Bring your shovels, spades, shears and trimmers!!!  It is time for a work day on our grounds!  We will be focusing on the overgrowth in the Patterson Street yard area.  There will be some inside work using ladders to replace ceiling tiles in the church office and cleaning around AC ceiling vents in the Parish Hall.  Lunch will be provided for all workers! There is something for everyone!  See you there!  For more information contact Frances Guice.
Preschool Registration
Open enrollment
The Christ Church Preschool is now accepting applications for open enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you are interested, or know someone who has a young child pre-school age, applications can be found online.  We offer 2, 3, and 4 year old classes. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Christ Church also offers a Parents Morning Out (PMO) program for children 6 months to 4 years of age.  Enrollment for the summer program has started.  Please contact the church office for more information.
Christ Church Softball
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Christ Church Softball has begun their softball games at Freedom Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  A full schedule is here, and posted in the parish hall.  You can also find the listing each week on the church calendar of events.  Please stop by to support our Christ Church softball team.

Schwammerl String Quartet 
Christ Church, Saturday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m.

The Schwammerl String Quartet will be performing at Christ Church on Saturday, May 3, 4 p.m. Admission is Free.


The quartet is consisted of Alex Lipsky, Elma Sanabria, Mario Rivera, and Alex Paul-- all four students are currently studying at VSU on Orchestra Scholarships, while performing regularly with the VSO. Their coach is Dr. Lauren Hodges. They also work closely with Mr. Steven Taylor, Dr. Brent Williams, and Mrs. Nina Lutz. 


They will be be performing Quartet No. 1 by Pytor Tchaikovsky and the "Death and the Maiden" Quartet by Franz Schubert. 

South Georgia Strings Project (SGSP)
Christ Church - Thursday May 8 at 6 p.m.

The South Georgia Strings Project (SGSP) will have a recital here at Christ Church on Thursday, May 8, at 6pm. Admission is free. Students and teachers from SGSP will play solos and chamber music for violin, viola, and cello, in this recital for all ages and levels. 


The SGSP, led by Dr. Lauren Hodges, is a joint venture of the VSO and the Department of Music at VSU. The SGSP serves a dual purpose-- to provide an affordable after-school music program for children, and to provide valuable teaching experience for music students at VSU. 
VSU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble
Christ Church - Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The VSU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble will be presenting a preview concert here in Christ Church on Friday, May 9, at 7:30pm, of their upcoming performance at the 40th Anniversary International Tuba Euphonium Conference. The conference is in May in Bloomington, IN and is a wonderful opportunity for the students!


They are kindly requesting donations to help fund their trip.

Admission is free. 

Youth Presence Ministries
May 16 - 17 - St. Anne's, Tifton
The Diocese of Georgia is teaming with Youth Presence Ministries. The purpose and focus of this special partnership is to help multiple congregations create or further develop a strong youth presence in their context of ministry. It is the belief of Youth Presence Ministry that Youth Ministry is different in every place and possible in every place. The programs offered will focuses on the local congregation and their unique setting, circumstances, challenges and hopes for the future. This model also fosters church growth by the presence and interface of young people in their midst.

All Congregations wishing to participate must send at least six participants to the workshops. The workshops will be held Friday from 6:00-9:00 and Saturday from 8:30-3:30. These participants should be people who are passionate about creating a youth presence in your church community. They don't have to be the adult youth leaders. At the vision workshop, they will be given skill to help find these people. Participants must commit to coming to the training sessions and, most importantly, working to implement the vision plan in the congregation.

Cost: The cost is $30 per person. This will cover the cost of food, which includes dinner on Friday night, a light breakfast on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday.

If you are interested in forming a group, please contact the church office.  For further information check out the website.

Happening #93
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Happening #93 will be held at Honey Creek May 30 - June 1, 2014, and is open to those in grades 10-12.  Katie Wisenbaker will be helping to lead this event.
We would like to thank Andrew Greneker for his leadership at Happening #92.

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  Applications will be posted soon.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
June 9 - June 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
This year's Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for Monday, June 9th through Thursday, June 12th from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon. The theme for VBS is Workshops of Wonders. Our VBS webpage is now open to register children or to volunteer as an adult or teen helper:

Adult Education Classes
Sunday mornings at 9:00
Adult education classes continue at 9 a.m. each Sunday morning in the front of the Parish Hall.  The current schedule is below:   


April 27: John Hiers - Flannery O'Connor and Christianity

May 4: Eric Nielsen - Dance as identifier of cultures and religions

May 11: Bill Querin - Medical Ethics - Part 3 (by popular demand)

Summer Camps
Honey Creek
Registration is open for the 2014 season of Summer Camp at Honey Creek. There is another action packed, memory filled summer planned this year. Don't delay in registering for camp! Spots are already starting to fill. Camp tuition is $425.  A link to the summer camp online registration can be found here.  

2014 Summer Camp Schedule 
June 15-21- High School Camp (completed grades 9-12, 
                                  not yet started college); 
June 22-28 St. Joseph & Mary I (completed grades 3-5); 
July 6-12 St. Peter I (completed grades 6-8);
July 13-19 St. Joseph & Mary (completed grades 3-5); 
July 20-26 St. Peter II (completed grades 6-8).

Please let Elizabeth Burns know if you have any questions. 

The Vineyard
New articles in the Vineyard this week included the announcement about our new rector, a thank you from the search committee chair, and a summary of the April 14 Vestry meeting. These articles and older articles are available at the Online Vineyard
Birthdays this week
April 26 - May 2
30 Kathleen Parmelee, Elise Sandbach  

1 Mary Catherine Macheski-Preston

2 Joe Tomberlin          

Wedding Anniversaries this week
April 26 - May 2
28 Pat & Curt Grieve
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
April 26 - May 2

28 Pat Tudor

29 Ann Kasun

1 Hanae Kanno

2 Kate Hanson                                                                          


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, Katherine Berkman, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Daniel Mayer, Rick McClosky, Bobbi McGraw, Mary Louise McRae, Jayne Nyhammer, Valerie Page, Laura Paine, Paul, Alice Pendleton, Andrew Pritchett, Cathy Rippeon, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, David Spencer, Jack Spencer, Danelle Starling, Dr. Joe Stubbs, Ronnie Thompson, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Carolyn Watson

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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