Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
August 29, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


August 31: Pentecost 12 / Proper 17

Vestry Member of the Day:

   David Sandbach


Nursery Worker:

   Cheryl Hatcher


Coffee Hour Host:

   Tamara Thomas, Becky Meadors


Altar Flowers: Given by Molly & Paul Stevenson to the Glory of God in honor of Patricia Greneker and Bo Gatchell on their wedding day (Sunday).


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 - Rita
Usher - Max Bontrager
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant -The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Pauline
   Brown, Allen Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers - Pauline Brown, Alan
    Johnson, Jane Kinney
Ushers - Michael Black, Carl Copeland
Acolytes - Molly Stevenson, Paul
   Stevenson, John David Greneker

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson -  Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Second Lesson - Romans 12:9-21
Gospel - Matthew 16:21-28

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


Upcoming Events
Sept 6: Lunch Bunch
Sept 10: Blood Drive (ECM)
Sept 11: Men in Blue - Pinevale
Sept.19-21: Fall Gathering - Honey Creek
Sept. 20: Lunch Bunch
Oct. 4: St. Francis Fundraiser - 4 p.m.
Oct. 5: Blessing of Animals - 2 p.m.
Oct. 19: Installation Service - 10 a.m.
Oct. 30: Oktoberfest - 6 - 10 p.m.
Nov. 3: Stewardship Dinner - 6 p.m. -
             Mathis Auditorium
Nov. 8th and 22nd - Camellia Garden
                        Work Days
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 


Stefani Carroll

Director of Children's Ministry

church office (229) 242-5115


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.

Save the Date
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

The Stewardship Committee has been meeting and is excited about the upcoming "We Love Christ Church" Stewardship Celebration Dinner.  Save the Date - Monday, November 3rd, 6:00pm @ Mathis Auditorium!  More information and details will be coming soon!  Your Stewardship Committee members - Elizabeth Wisenbaker, Ann Kasun, Dottie Pitts, Paul Stevenson, Jeff Hanson, Frances Guice and Fr. Dave Johnson.

Nursery Helpers Needed
We are trying to plan out the nursery schedule for September, October and November.  If you would be interested in helping out in our nursery one Sunday a quarter, please contact Stefani Carroll.  
College Ministries Needs
  • Canterbury Club (Episcopal College Ministries) is starting up again for the fall semester next week.  We will be providing dinner each Thursday night for around 25 college students starting at 7:00 p.m.  If you are interested in helping provide a meal one Thursday night this can be done in a number of ways.  Food can be prepared and brought to Louttit Hall at 6:30 p.m., donate monetarily and food will be prepared at Louttit Hall, or donate food to be prepared.  Please sign-up in the parish hall, contact the church office or Brenda Keller
  • Contributions Welcomed!  As our College Ministry grows, so does its needs.  They now have Bibles, Prayer Books, a t.v., a pool table and basket ball game.  Two new pressing needs are folding chairs and window blinds (there are no blinds or curtains in the house!)  If you would like to help make this happen, please give your contribution to Frances Guice, Brenda Keller, or the church office.  Thank you!
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
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.
Men in Blue
September 11, 2014 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Men in Blue will be cooking to feed 300 Indigents at Pinevale on September 11, 2014 from 3:30 - 6:30.  If you are available to help on September 11th, please contact David Sandbach at 630-5385.
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 24th sermon can be found here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are the August 24, 2014 Sermon and the Proposed By-Laws.  Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
Aug. 30 - Sept. 5
30 Phyllis Hiers, Marie Moser, Mary Peeples, David Singleton
2 Jim Drazdowski
5 Norma Barnidge, Robin Coleman, Beth Curtis
Wedding Anniversaries this week
Aug. 30 - Sept. 5
2 Jerry & Mollee Puckett
3 Richard & Debi Saeger
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

4 Julie Jackson


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.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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