Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
August 22, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


August 24: Pentecost 11 / Proper 16

Vestry Member of the Day:

   Sheri Gravett


Nursery Worker:

   Eleanor Parten


Coffee Hour Host:

   Hospitality Committee


Altar Flowers: Given by Karen Gunter and Eleanor Parten in honor of their mother; Josie Parten, in celebration of her birthday on the 22nd of August.


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 - Nancy
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant -The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
    Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Jeani
Lay Readers - Steve Roberts, Stefani
    Carroll, Tammy Borders 
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker,
    Aaron Parten
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Josie Parten,
    Diane Halim

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson -  Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Second Lesson - Romans 12:1-8
Gospel - Matthew 16:13-20

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


Upcoming Events
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. 

Director of Children's Ministry
Appointment of Stefani Carroll

We are pleased to announce that Stefani Carroll has joined the staff of Christ Church as Director of Children's Ministries.  Stefani has worked as a volunteer with the children of Christ Church for many years.  We are grateful that Stefani has chosen to continue with our Children's ministry.  Please help us welcome Stefani to the staff of Christ Church.

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.
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.  
Proposed By-laws posted online
The Vestry will be voting on the proposed by-laws at the September 16, 2014 vestry meeting.  If you have questions or concerns about the proposed by-laws please contact a vestry member.  The proposed by-laws of Christ Church have been posted online.  Click here to view the proposed by-laws.   The current by-laws are available here
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 DVD player, 
a ping pong table, 
an inside basketball game from Wal-mart (approx. $80.00), 
20 Books of Common Prayer.  

If you can help, please contact Frances Guice or Brenda Keller.
Youth Sunday School
Sundays at 11:15 a.m.

Sunday School has begun! These groups will meet in the Gabard building: PreK-K, 1st through 3rd, 4th and 5th, Middle School, and High School.

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 24, we will continue a ten-week adult education series, "The Grace of God in the Gospel According to John." Class this week will meet in the Gabard Building Multi-purpose room. and will be taught by Father Dave. 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!
Women's Wednesday Night Bible Study
Continues at 7:00 p.m.

Women's Wednesday Night Bible Study will continue regular meetings on Wednesday evenings 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.

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 will be September 19-21 at Honey Creek.  This event for 6th-12th 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 church Sunday, you can access the website under our "Sermon" heading. The August 17th sermon can be found here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are the Proposed By-Laws, and August 17, 2014 Sermon.  Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
Aug. 23 - Aug. 29

23 Curt Grieve, Frances Jessup, Robert Porter

24 Alex Elliott

26 Aaron Davis

27 Julius Ariail, Andrew Diamond

28 Helen Tucker

29 Craig Lambert, Monty Miller, Marty Tucker

Wedding Anniversaries this week
Aug. 23 - Aug. 29

23 Bobby & Nikki Yarbrough

25 Will & Bonnie Hanson   

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
Aug. 23 - Aug. 29

25 Andrew Greneker, Eleanor Parten

28 Jacob Diamond


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, Carla Grove, 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, 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., Ethan Warrick, Carolyn Watson, and Stan Wood.


Family of Georgine Nilssen  (Jane Kinney's aunt)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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