Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
June 13, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


June 15:  Trinity Sunday

Vestry Member of the Day:

   David Sandbach


Nursery Worker:

   Lucille Sineath


Coffee Hour Host:

   Pat Bezona & Helen Tucker


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

    (no music)
Celebrant - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Preacher - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Allan Dear
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Preacher - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy
   Lutsko, Tammy Borders, Mike
Lay Readers - Rena Nelson, Rita
   Hightower, Mike Holland
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson,
   Tom Carroll
Acolytes - Karen May, Rena Nelson,
   Joel Williams

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
Second Lesson - 
           2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Gospel - Matthew 28:16-20

Every Wednesday
Evening Prayer through Summer
6 p.m.
     June 18th: Julia Ariail

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

General Fund

April: Income - $ 48,004

         Expenses - $ 54,997

YTD: Income - $ 228,844

         Expenses - $ 180,392


Attendance for June 8th:

8:00 a.m. - 17

10:00 a.m. - 110


Upcoming Events
   June 21: Lunch Bunch
   June 26: Father Dave's First Day
   June 29: Father Dave's 1st Sunday    June 29: Rector's Forum - 9:00a.m.
             Come meet our new priest
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church

Supply Priest

The Rev. Galen Mirate


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



Office hours: Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Notebook Paper
June and July

The Ministries Committee is working together with the South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness to provide school supplies.  Christ Church has been asked to provide notebook paper (Wide Rule and College Rule) for the 1,000 backpacks.  We are only in need of notebook paper.  Other organizations are collecting certain items as well.  There will be a box in the nave of the Sanctuary for the months of June and July.  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation to help this cause, please make checks to Christ Church and denote that it is for notebook paper.

Stitchers' and Friends
Local Project to support Lunch Bunch ministry

I began thinking...what better a ministry for our Stitchers than to support another important Christ Church ministry! Let's make scarves for Lunch Bunch children.


I work with the Lunch Bunch children most weeks, and I believe it is best to create simple scarves from either a worsted weight or bulky yarn.  If we make some of the scarves with "fancy" yarn or "fancy" stitches, then some children may envy others' scarves.  So let's use a simple "knit all stitches" pattern or a single or double crochet. 


I have already made a few and found that I got a nice child's scarf by casting on 16 stitches in size 11 needles.  (I was using some bulky stash yarn). My scarves are about 44 inches long and 5 inches wide.  Of course, we have children from age 2 to adolescent, so gauge really does not matter. 

For more information contact Pepi Nelson.
V.B.S. - A joyful week!
Thank You!

Vacation Bible School is now over, and what an AMAZING week it was as we shared with over 30 youth the love of a God "who works wonders" (Psalm 144). Please be sure to visit our Facebook page to see photos from the week's fun!


Many hands make light work, and it would have been impossible to have VBS without these incredible Christ Church family members:


Judy DeMott, Happy Ingeman and Sally Honeycutt -- The Snack Ladies (Yummy snacks always served with a smile!)


Shayla Bajalia, Millie Johnson and Rena Nelson -- Our Intrepid Group Leaders (Part loving teacher, part traffic cop!)


Karen Diamond -- Bible Stories and Crafts (not sure who had more fun, Karen or the kids)


Phyllis Hiers and Mimi Allen -- Our Resident Mad Scientists (Always excited to show us the wonders of God's world!)


Grace Diamond and Grace Tanner -- Two Amazing Dance and Song Teachers (They can teach anyone from age 3 on -- except Mrs. Stefani -- to dance. Fantastic job, ladies!)


Josh Hanson, Joey Lindell and John Nelson -- Games Leaders (Able to create games on the fly and corral kids in an instant! Great job, guys!)


John David Greneker, Savannah Allen, Madison Jackson and Cecilia Carroll -- Group Helpers -- From helping with bathroom breaks to holding hands to giving hugs, they were awesome! (Have you recovered yet?)


Karen May - The Resident Floater (Willing to do whatever we needed her to do, and happily every time!)


Rena Nelson (yes, a repeat) -- Decorator Extraordinaire (Able to redecorate in under an hour!!)


Kathy Mayer -- Snack Lady, Photographer, overall wonderful helper (Thanks for being flexible!)


Sally Querin -- Photographer (The pics are beautiful, especially the group shots. Thanks!!)


It was a joy and an honor to work with such an amazing group!


Stefani Carroll 


** Office Note **

Thank you to Stefani Carroll for her leadership, guidance, scheduling, recruiting, planning, supervising, and her all around fantastic job in getting Vacation Bible School organized for another outstanding V.B.S. - Thank you Stefani!

Rector's Forum
Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Rector's Forum - Come meet our new priest. Father Dave Johnson would love to meet everyone on Sunday, June 29, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall for the hour between services. This will be his first Sunday at Christ Church.
Thank You!
A Note from Andrew Diamond
Dear Christ Church Family,
     Thank you so much for supporting me these last four years. This EYC group has truly been a blessing. 
     Thank you for the reception and gifts on Youth Sunday.  I look forward to coming back to visit.
Andrew Diamond
Wednesday Evening Suppers
Temporarily Suspended
Wednesday Evening Suppers are suspended temporarily for parish hall kitchen repair work.  

An Evening Prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday through the summer, but will not be followed by a meal.  Please take note of these changes.

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.
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 include an invitation from Father Dave Johnson to the Rector's Forum.  This article and older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
June 14 - June 20
14 Sheelagh Panizzi, Jan Skinner, George Tidmore

17 Caty Carter

18 Louis Levy            

20 Beulah Murphy, Eleanor Parten

Sorry we missed your birthday 
June 8 - Millie Johnson
Wedding Anniversaries this week
June 14 - June 20

15 Chris & Karen May, Bill & Sally Nunn       

17 Ken & Marilyn Davis, Kip & Tina Nunn

18 Clinton & Jeana Beeland  

19 Aaron & Elizabeth Davis


Sorry we missed your anniversary

5  Lee & Millie Johnson

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
June 14 - June 20

14 Alex Lind, Mallory Lind, David Sandbach, Amber Tanner

15 Lucy Tomberlin

20 Leigh Long


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, Max Bontrager, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Jim Ellis Fisher, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Karen Gunter, John Harden, 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, 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., and Carolyn Watson

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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