Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
August 15, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


August 17: Pentecost 10 / Proper 15

Vestry Member of the Day:

   Robin Coleman


Nursery Worker:

   Beth Baker


Coffee Hour Host:

   Pat Bezona, Helen Tucker


Altar Flowers:  Given by Brooks Lovelace in memory of his wife Mary, his son Steven and in Thanksgiving for his other five children; Michael, Kenneth, William, David and Elizabeth.



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

    (no music)
Celebrant - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Martha
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant -The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
    Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers - Gnann Moser, Julia Ariail,
    Sally Querin 
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Grace Tanner, Mike Tanner

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson -  Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Second Lesson - Romans 11:1-2a,
Gospel - Matthew 15:21-28

Every Wednesday
Evening Service
6 p.m.
Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Upcoming Events
Aug 15: HEP Party - Jeani Synyard's
Aug 16: Lunch Bunch - 11:00 a.m
Aug 17: Acolyte Training - 9:00 a.m
Aug 23: Usher Breakfast - 9:00 a.m.
Aug 25: Preschool Classes Begin
Sept 10: Blood Drive (ECM)
Sept.19-21: Fall Gathering - Honey Creek
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church


The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson


[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



Office hours: Monday - Friday

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

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

HEP Party
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

H.E.P. Party: Adult Friends and Family welcome.  We will be getting together on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Jeani Synyard's house located at 746 Lake Laurie Drive. Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship.  Please note this is an Adults Only Party (no children) - bring your own beverage and an hors d'oeuvre to share. For further details, contact the church office or Robin Coleman


College Ministries needs help with meals
Thursday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Canterbury Club (Episcopal College Ministries) is starting up again for the fall semester next week.  We will provide dinner each Thursday night for around 25 college students starting at 6:00 p.m.  If you are able to provide a meal one Thursday night, please contact the church office or Brenda Keller.
Louttit Hall needs
for College Ministry
College ministry is gearing up with a strong, active group of 25 students and that's before school has even started!  They have a wish list!  Can you, or a group of you, help?  They would like:
A flat screen t.v. and  DVD player (they have a 10 year old t.v. with VCR), 
a ping pong table, 
an inside basketball game from Wal-mart (approx. $80.00), 
25 paperback NIV Bibles (approx. 1.99 each), 
20 Books of Common Prayer.  

If you can help, please contact Frances Guice or Brenda Keller.
DR House Blessing
In El Pedregal, our mission field

Last week our Dominican Republic mission team received a set of photographs from El Pedregal showing the blessing of the house that we built in June 2014 in partnership with another mission team from the Diocese of Nebraska. The house blessing occurred on Sunday, July 6, and photographs of the event have just been posted online by a village resident. The images show Padre Álvaro Yepes, the vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Mount of the Transfiguration in El Pedregal, along with the homeowner, Jackeline Almonte, and members of the local Episcopal congregation. Jackeline and her family are now living in the new house. In the words of Padre Álvaro's wife, Ángela Maria, they are now living "with dignity" in their new concrete-block house, which replaced an older structure of wooden planks, poles, and sheets of plywood and particle board. The older structure had been built on a low-lying site that frequently flooded in rainstorms, so the new house's foundation was raised to help avoid that flooding problem in the future. The photographs of the house blessing are available here.


The photographs from our June 2014 mission trip that include images of the house construction are here.


Planning for our 2015 mission trip will begin soon. For more information, contact Julia Ariail or Helen Tucker

Adult Sunday School Series
Sundays at 11:15 a.m.
On August 17 we will continure a ten-week adult education series, "The Grace of God in the Gospel According to John."  These classes will be taught by Father Dave in the Parish Hall and will run through October 12.  Each week we'll look at different passages from the Gospel According to John that emphasize in different ways the grace God gives us all in Jesus Christ.  Each class will include some teaching with some video clips and/or music.  We'll have fun with it! - hope you'll join us!
Acolyte Training Meeting
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
A training session for all Acolytes (current and new) will be held on August 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  All Acolytes should plan to attend.
Women's Wednesday Night Bible Study
Begins Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Women's Wednesday Night Bible Study will resume regular meetings on Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00 in the Parish Hall.  The group will be studying the book: Wonder Struck: Awaken to the Nearness of God by Margaret Feinberg.  Please contact Tammy Borders or call her at 560-5889 if you plan to attend, so a book can be ordered for you.  All women are welcome.

Ushers' Breakfast
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
An Ushers' Breakfast will be held on August 23, 2014 at 9:00 in the Parish Hall.  We invite all ushers (past and present) and those who are interested in becoming an usher.  For further information, please contact Helen Tucker.  
Greneker Wedding
August 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 

Together with their families

Patricia Greneker and Bo Gatchell,

   invite you to join them

     in celebrating their marriage

   31 August, 2014

at 7:00 PM
Christ Episcopal Church

    Valdosta, Georgia



Canterbury Club (ECM) Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Canterbury Club (Episcopal Campus Ministries) will be hosting a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday September 10, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the parish hall.  For more information, contact Brenda Keller.
Fall Gathering
September 19-21, 2014

Fall Gathering September 19-21 at Honey Creek.  This event for 6-12 graders kicks off youth programs at Honey Creek for a new school year. Come enjoy The Creek with singing, games, worship, and more. Register online for this event.

Sunday Sermons
Father Dave's sermons are posted on the church website.  If you missed some key information, would like to refresh what was said, or you missed church Sunday, you can access the website under our "Sermon" heading. The August 10th sermon can be found here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are the August 10, 2014 Sermon and August Rector's Message.  Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
Aug. 16 - Aug. 22

16 Patricia Marks

17 Katherine Berckman

18 Tommy Hatcher, Josie Tidmore

19 Maggie Roberts       

20 Robert Tillman

21 Ellis Moser

22 Shanna Birdwell, Steve Honeycutt, Josie Parten, 

     Christopher Sandbach

Wedding Anniversaries this week
Aug. 16 - Aug. 22

21 Nicky & Leanne Balanis, Joe & Tilda Stubbs

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
Aug. 16 - Aug. 22

18 Katherine Mayer

19 John David Greneker


Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, or Baptismal Anniversary.

Remember in your prayers

Roxann Anderson, Dave Armstrong, Pat Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Katherine Berckman, Sara Bontrager, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Noah Carroll, Judy Carter, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Beverly Cowart, Jeff Crawford, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Jim Ellis Fisher, Cindy Foster, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Travis Grove John Harden, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Velma Hobgood, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Emily Johnson, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Bob Matarazzo, Daniel Mayer, Rick McClosky, Mary Louise McRae, John Murphy, Georgine Nilssen, Jayne Nyhammer, Valerie Page, Paul, Andrew Pritchett, Ella Mae Rawlings, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Danelle Starling, Joe Stubbs, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Carolyn Watson, and Stan Wood.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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