Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
November 7, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


November 9: 
         Pentecost 22 / Proper 27

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Nancy Lutsko


Coffee Hour Host:

      Sallie Honeycutt

Nursery Worker:

      Phyllis Hiers


Altar Flowers:

Given by Jacquie Thigpen to the glory of God in memory of her husband; Vince Allen Thigpen. 


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

Celebrant - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Martha Leake

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 - Mike Tanner,
   Rita Hightower, Tammy Borders
Lay Readers - Karen May, Kathy
   Armstrong, Cathy Oglesby  
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard Coleman, 
   Bill Sineath 
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Mary Peeples,
   Alexandra Peeples

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson -  Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
Second Lesson - 1 Thessalonians
Gospel - Matthew 25:1-13

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


Upcoming Events

Nov. 8th and 22nd - Camellia Garden
                        Work Days
Nov. 16: Parish Picnic - Grassy Pond at
              12:30 p.m.
Nov. 25: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Service - 10:00 
              Thanksgiving Dinner - 12:00
Nov. 30: Advent Wreath Making - 11:15
Dec. 14: Installation of D.O.K - 10:00 
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

[email protected] 

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. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the Stewardship & Celebration Dinner this past Monday night.  Everyone enjoyed wonderful fellowship & music, good wine & beer, great food, and speakers who spoke on different aspects of being a pledging member of Christ Church. By popular request, the photos in the Stewardship slide show have been put online at this link:

Stewardship Slide Show

The first pledge totals are in from Amy Creasy and we are very excited and encouraged that this campaign will be successful.   Pledge cards are being mailed out to everyone who was not able to attend the dinner and can be picked up from the Church Office.  Amy Creasy is also available Tuesday - Thursday if you'd like to call in your pledge.  Please have your pledge turned in by November 16th so the Finance Committee can have totals to use for planning of the 2015 Budget.  Of course, Christ Church will accept pledges anytime during the year.


2015 Pledge Totals after Stewardship Meeting Monday, November 3, 2014 -    44 Pledge Cards            $247,810


(For Reference  -  2014 Pledge total - 134 Pledge Cards   $431,267)

Adult Sunday School
Sunday, November 9th and 16th
Adult Sunday School will meet on November 9th and November 16th in the Gabard Educational Building beginning at 11:15.
Please plan to join us.
Vestry Nominations
Sunday, November 9th and 16th
On Sunday, November 9th and 16th we will be accepting nominations for the Vestry. Nomination forms will be placed in the bulletin on these Sundays.  Please make sure that the person you nominate is willing to serve on the Vestry. Those elected to the Vestry will serve till December 2017.
Vestry elections will take place at the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on January 11, 2015. 
Work Days in November
Saturday, November 8th and 22nd

On November 8th and 22nd,  volunteers are needed to complete work in the Camellia garden to prepare it for a tour and dedication ceremony.   It would be very helpful to know how many volunteers we can expect.  


Please sign up in the parish hall or call Frances Guice or Clinton Beeland.  

Church Picnic at Grassy Pond
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
The Church Picnic will be held at Grassy Pond starting at 12:30. A church picture will be taken right before lunch. Lunch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.  
If you are planning to attend the picnic, please bring a side dish to share. Chicken, Hot Dogs, Sausage and beans will be provided.
Fun and Games will be available for the kids.  
Please contact the church office  to let us know how many will be attending by 3:00 p.m. on November 12, 2014.
Advent Wreath-Making Event
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:15 a.m.

            Our annual Advent Wreath-Making event is returning to the Sunday School hour (11:15 - 12:00) on the first Sunday of Advent. Please come join us as we begin the season of preparation for the birth of our Lord in this traditional, meaningful way. We will have a craft available for younger children, as well.

          Please contact the office or sign up in the Parish Hall to let us know that your family is planning on making a wreath so that we have enough materials on hand.

          We also need assistance gathering the fresh greenery used in making the wreaths. The traditional, and symbolic greenery used include evergreens (pine, cedar and fir), bay laurel, rosemary, ivy and holly. If you are able to provide any of these, please contact Stefani Carroll.

          Advent candles will be available for purchase on this date to complete your wreath. We will also have instructional literature which offers Advent prayers and devotionals to enhance the season for your family.

Daughters of the King (DOK)
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.
Daughters of the King (DOK) will meet in the church office on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. 
Foyer Groups (Supper Club)

There will be a wine and cheese gathering for all who signed up to be in a Foyer Group on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 - 8 (ish) in the parish hall.  Come meet your fellow group members and get started in another year of good food, fellowship, and fun. IF YOU FORGOT to sign up you can still do so by contacting Sallie Honeycutt (417)294-7796. You can also show up at the gathering on Thursday. Hope to see you there.

Coffee Hour at Rectory
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.
Father Dave and Steph would like to invite everyone who attends the 8:00 a.m. service to come to the Rectory for some morning food, fellowship, coffee and conversation.  Please plan to join us.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
The Willa Valencia Tuesday Evening Bible Study will meet at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders. The Borders live 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.
Planning for the 2015 Mission Trip
Plus new photos from the school in El Peregal

The flight schedule for June is up on the JetBlue page. We can now book our flights at the lowest rate in memory after approval by our leader, Fred Richter. The flight dates, times and other updated information are now on the Planning Page (link below) for our 2015 DR Mission Trip. 

ulius and Julia Ariail met with Bishop Holguín in Michigan recently and discussed possible projects for our mission. No decisions were made and Bishop Holguiín asked Julius to gather more information during his mid-November DR trip. We will continue to update the planning page when new information comes available. 


Planning Page for 2015 Mission Trip


The Community Depot
Collecting Winter Clothes for Homeless Coalition
  • The Community Depot will be collecting winter clothing for the Homeless Coalition to distribute to families and individuals in need throughout the community.  Please help by donating coats, jackets, sweaters, gloves, socks, blankets, and other clothing.  
  • You can drop off the items at The Community Depot on Ashley Street, or bring to the church.  
  • For more details please see Ralph Jackson, Bobbi Warren, or Phyllis Hiers or call 229-561-9343. 

Thank you for your continued support of The Community Depot

Sunday Sermons
Father Dave's sermons are posted on the church website.  If you missed a certain Sunday sermon, you can access the website under our "Sermon" heading. Sermon for November 2, 2014 can be found here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are From the Rector,  Sunday, November 2nd Sermon,  and Planning for the DR 2015 Mission Trip. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
November 8 - November 14

  8 Melissa Carter, David Kirk

10 Karen Rainey

11 John Nall

12 Lindsey Wisenbaker

14 Duane Carter

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 8 - November 14

8  Sophia Bajalia, Craig Lambert, Kyle Stevenson, Kari Wilkin

14 Tamara Thomas

Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 8 - November 14

None this week

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

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, Beau Gray, Carla Grove, Travis Grove, John Harden, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, 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, Ellene Reddick, Anne Reid, Bernice Roberts, Maggie Roberts, Reva Rollins, Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Daphne Stacks, Danelle Starling, Joe Stubbs, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Ethan Warrick, Carolyn Watson.

Family of Velma Davis Hobgood (mother of the Rev. Walter Hobgood)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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