Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
May 16, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


May 18:  Easter 5

Vestry Member of the Day:

   Frances Guice


Nursery Worker:

   Pepi Nelson


Coffee Hour Host:

   Sally Baker, Cecilia Carroll, Grace



Altar Flowers this week are given by Karen Gunter to the glory of God in loving memory of Dr. Philip Gunter.   


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

    (no music)
Celebrant - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Preacher - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Allan Dear
Usher - Max Bontrager  
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - The Rev. Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Katie Wisenbaker
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Carter
   Elliott, Madison Jackson, Chris
Lay Readers - Andrew Greneker,
   Andrew Diamond, Erika Jensen
Ushers - Hudson Tanner, Robbie
Acolytes - Pierce Baker, John
   David Greneker, Josh Hanson,
   Grace Tanner

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
Second Lesson - 1 Peter 2:2-10
Gospel - John 14:1-14

Every Wednesday
Evening Prayer
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 May 11th:

8:00 a.m. - 19

10:00 a.m. - 142


Upcoming Events
  May 18: Youth/Senior Sunday
   Reception for Seniors and the      Rev. Joye Cantrell
   May 19: Vestry Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
   May 26: Church office Closed
   June 1: UTO offering

 Senior EYC:  at the Beeland's
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


Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster

church office (229) 242-5115






Wednesday Evening Suppers
Suspended as of May 21
Wednesday Evening Suppers have been suspended starting May 21.  We will hold an Evening Prayer service at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday for the next six weeks, but the service will not be followed by a meal.  Join us for this service.
From the Senior Warden

Dear Christ Church Family,

Over the next few weeks, we will begin yet another transition as Joye+ will conclude her time with us and we will have several weeks until Dave+ and his family arrive. Joye+ has done a fantastic job for us and I know that you will want to join me in thanking her for all of her hard work and leadership over the past two years. Please join us at the reception after the 10:00 a.m. service on May 18th so we can properly thank her for all she has done for Christ Church. This will be her last Sunday with us so I know that you will not want to miss it.


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Thank You!
Dear Christ Church Family,

I want to thank everybody for all the concern and prayers for my mother during her surgery and recuperation.  It is a wonderful feeling to know that so many people care! Thank you again for everything.
Love and peace!!
Tamara Thomas
Nursery Helpers Needed
Sundays this summer
We are in need of nursery workers to help care for our littlest ones each Sunday during worship.  If you can just give one Sunday this summer to help us staff the nursery, please contact Jeani Synyard.
Attention Cursillistas
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Attention Cursillistas please attend a Welcome Home Ultreya on Friday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Anne and Joe Singletary (6 St. Andrew Circle, Valdosta). Come welcome home our four newest Cursillistas.  Please bring a covered dish to share.  If you have further questions, please contact Molly Stevenson.

Youth Sunday
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Sunday is May 18, 2014.

Congratulations to our graduating Seniors: High-school Seniors: Andrew Diamond, Carter Elliott, Andrew Greneker, Chris Hanson, Hudson Tanner, Katie Wisenbaker and VSU graduate - Matthew Rivera. We congratulate you on your accomplishments, and encourage you on your future endeavors.  Please know that your church family will keep you in their prayers as you continue on your next journey. 

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.

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.
Thank you to 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 volunteers 

As always, we need volunteers (Adults or teens) to shepherd children, teach VBS music and dance, run games, and make and serve snacks. It's such a joy to be a part of showing kids the love of Christ!

Question? Please contact Stefani Carroll or 560-1817.
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
There were no new articles in the Vineyard this past week. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
May 17 - May 23

17 Elizabeth Hanson    

19 Max Bontrager, Gowen Johnson, Bill Nunn, Amy Wisenbaker

22 Marlin Ferrell, Rev. Joye Cantrell    

23 Mackenzie Weston
Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 17 - May 23

19 Harrison Tillman, Jr. & Jan Loeffler

22 Todd & Jan Skinner

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 17 - May 23

19 Jimmy Carroll

20 Owen Coggins

21 Patricia Greneker 

23 Bill Roberts 


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, Tal Barnidge, Katherine Berkman, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Jerry DeMott, 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, Ann Kasun, 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, Bernice Roberts, Emily Rogers, Reva Rollins,  David Sandbach, Sr., Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, David Spencer, Jack Spencer, Danelle Starling, Joe Stubbs, Ronnie Thompson, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Carolyn Watson


Family of Joyce Dunmire

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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