Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
October 3, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


October 5: 
         Pentecost 17 / Proper 22

Vestry Member of the Day:

   Bill Tucker


Nursery Worker:

   Keri Wilkin


Coffee Hour Host:

   Diane Halim


Altar Flowers:

   Given by Jane Ferrell to the glory of

   God in memory of Will Burgsteiner. 


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 - Nancy Lutsko,
   Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers -  Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson, Rita Hightower
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rena Nelson,
   Karen May, Diane Holliman

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson -  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9,
Psalm 19
Second Lesson - Philippians 3:4b-14
Gospel - Matthew 21:33-46

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


Upcoming Events
Oct. 4: Lunch Bunch - 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 5: Blessing of Animals - 2 p.m.
Oct. 14: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Lunch Bunch - 11:00 a.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. 

Adult Sunday School Class Resumes
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.
We are resuming our Adult Sunday School Class (Grace in the Gospel According to John) this Sunday 10/5 at 11:15 in the Gabard Building Multi-purpose room.
Gathering about the former 11:30 service.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

A gathering about the former 11:30 Service will be held on Sunday, October 12. 


This will be an opportunity for any of you who are interested to gather with Father Dave and talk about the former 11:30 service.  We will meet in the Gabard Building at noon, right after our Adult Sunday School Class.

Blessing of Animals
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Blessing of the Animals will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 on the front lawn. 
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
October 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
The Willa Valencia Tuesday Evening Bible Study will resume on October 7, 2014 at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders. The Borders are located at 1718 Williams Street.  The study will begin at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and end promptly at 8:30 p.m. Thirty minutes will be devoted to the Old Testament and thirty minutes to the New Testament.  
Everyone is welcome.
DR Scholarship Thank-You Notes
Also: The 2015 Trip Date

We have received a set of 25 thank-you notes from the students at the Episcopal K-8 school in El Pedregal who are enrolled thanks to the scholarships that our team donated for the 2014-2015 academic year. To read more about these notes and to see a scanned copy of each one, go to this Vineyard article


In other mission trip news, we are approaching the deadline of October 6 to confirm our #1 priority date for the 2015 mission trip. That date is June 15-22, 2015, and more information about the 2015 trip including alternate dates is available in this handout from the recent Ministries Fair. 


Julia and Julius Ariail will be at church and coffee hour on Sunday, October 5th, and can answer questions about the plans for the 2015 trip. They plan to confirm the 2015 date with the mission trip support office in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic on Monday, October 6th, so please submit any comments on the #1 priority date or any of the alternates to them by Sunday evening, October 5. Once the date is confirmed, then planning will proceed on selecting work projects for that week in collaboration with our partner mission team from the Diocese of Nebraska.

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. There is no cost for the dinner due to a generous donation from a church member.  Nursery will be provided.  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.

Installation of Father Dave
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Benhase will be at Christ Church on Sunday, October 19, 2014 for his annual visit and for the installation of Father Dave.
There will only be one service at 10:00 a.m. on October 19th.
A reception will immediately follow the 10:00 service.  Sunday School activities will be suspended for the day. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
College Ministries Meals
Thursday nights

Canterbury Club (Episcopal College Ministries) has started up for the fall semester.  We would like to provide 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

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest this year is Thursday, October 30th, with the biergarten opening at 6:00 p.m. and dinner served around 6:30. On the menu: Usinger's bratwurst from Milwaukee, potato salad and tossed salad, sauerkraut and other pickled things, rye bread, and beer and wine. Cost will be $10 per person. Please note that this is an adult gathering, so no nursery will be provided. Since Jane needs to know how many bratwurst to order, please sign up before October 15th. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall, or you can call the church office to leave your name. If you'd like to contribute by bringing potato salad (German or "regular") or sauerkraut, there's a sign-up sheet for that as well in the parish hall. Danke schön!

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. September 28th sermon can be found here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are the From Our Rector, September 28, 2014 Sermon, Thank-You Notes Received for DR School Scholarships. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Remember in your prayers

Roxann Anderson, Dave Armstrong, Pat Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Katherine Berckman, Sara Bontrager, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, 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, Bonnie Hanson, John Harden, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Velma Hobgood, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Bob Matarazzo, Daniel Mayer, Douglas Mayer, Rick McClosky, Mary Louise McRae, John Murphy, Jayne Nyhammer, Valerie Page, Paul, Ella Mae Rawlings, Bernice Roberts, Maggie Roberts, Reva Rollins, Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Danelle Starling, Joe Stubbs, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Ethan Warrick, Carolyn Watson.


The thousands of students who are fighting for democracy in Hong Kong.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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