Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
November 28, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


November 30: 
         Advent 1

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Frances Guice


Coffee Hour Host:

      Diane Halim

Nursery Worker:

     Lucille Sineath


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

Celebrant - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan Dear

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 - Carl Copeland, Charlie Cosey
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rena Nelson,
    Karen May, Diane Halim

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Gospel - Mark 13:24-27

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


Upcoming Events

Nov. 30: Advent Wreath Making - 11:15
Dec. 6: Lunch Bunch - 11:00 
Dec. 12: Johnson Family will host an
          Open House at Rectory - 5:00 
Dec. 19: Caroling and Desserts - 6:30 
              Molly & Paul Stevenson's Home
Dec. 20: Kid's Christmas Party - 10:00 
Dec. 21: Christmas Pageant - 10:00
               Lessons & Carols - 6:00 
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. 

Pledge Cards
Pledge cards are still being accepted.  If you have not turned in a pledge card it is not too late.  We are grateful for your support!

Pledges can be emailed to Amy Creasy, or brought to the church office.  If you are in need of a pledge card, stop by the church office, or some are located in the tower, and the parish hall.  

We would like to thank everyone who sent in their pledge cards. To date we have 116 pledges with a total pledge amount of $450,956.
Advent Wreath-Making Event
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:15 a.m.

         Our annual Advent Wreath-Making will be held during the Sunday School hour (11:15 - 12:00) on November 30, 2014. 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.

         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.

Open House at Rectory
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 
The Johnson family would like to invite everyone to an Open House at the Rectory on Friday, December 12, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Caroling and Desserts
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Caroling and Desserts - December 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Molly and Paul Stevenson.  Enjoy the age old tradition of door-to-door caroling and share your favorite dessert. 


We will meet at the Stevenson's home at 6:30, head out and do some caroling, then return to the home of the Stevenson and enjoy some desserts. 


Please bring a favorite dessert to share.

Kid's Christmas Party
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kid's Christmas Party - will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m.


The Party is for kids Pre-K through 5th grade.  There will be crafts, games, cookie decorating, science experiments, The Story of Christmas, Christmas Pageant Practice (optional) and lunch.  


Volunteers are also needed.  


Please contact Stefani Carroll, or the church office to let us know if you can volunteer, or if your child plans to attend. 

Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Christ Church will be holding a Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, December 21, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Please come and join us.
Community Depot Raffle
Wooten Desk appraised at $16,000
The Community Depot will be raffling off a Wooten Desk (appraised at $16,000) during the holiday season.  Tickets are only $5.00 each.

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.  All proceeds will be used for local charity.

Also...... they are still accepting donations of winter clothes to distribute to local families in need and the Homeless in our community.

Please see Ralph Jackson or Phyllis Hiers for more details.
Stitchers and Friends
On November 9th, Father Dave blessed more than 150 scarves,

we will be distributing the scarves to the children at Hudson Docket and Ora Lee West on Saturday, December 6th. They will be Christmas presents for our children!!!!

I hope that each of you can come to the church at 11:30 on December 6th. We will travel together to distribute the scarves...AND, you can see how wonderful the Lunch Bunch ministry is, as well!  We need bunches of volunteers to help make and distribute lunches on the first and third Saturday of the month.  
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 Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are From the Rector,  November 16th Sermon,  and Planning for the DR 2015 Mission Trip. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
November 29 - December 5
29 Phyllis Holland

2   Diane Halim, Loyce Turner

4   Julie Savoie

5   Harry Cotterly, Katie Schutt

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 30 - December 5
None this week
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 30 - December 5

30 Dennis & Patricia Marks

1   Brad & Ann Burnette

2   Daniel & Katherine Mayer


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

Remember in your prayers

Thaddeus Agar, 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, Debra Davis, Jeff Davis, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Jim Ellis Fisher, Cindy Foster, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Beau Gray, Carla Grove, Travis Grove, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Linda Justice, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Bob Matarazzo, Daniel Mayer, Thaddeus Agar, Rick McClosky, Mary Louise McRae, John Murphy, 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 Jayne Nyhammer (friend of Jane Kinney)

Family of Jim Sineath (brother of Bill Sineath)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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