Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
January 23, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services


January 25: 
         Epiphany III

Vestry Member of the Day:

      David Sandbach


Coffee Hour Host:

      Debi Saeger

Nursery Worker:

     Steph Johnson

Altar Guild: Team 2

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 - Rita Hightower, Mike
   Holland, Rena Nelson
Lay Eucharistic Visitor - none scheduled 
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker,
   Aaron Parten
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rena Nelson,
   Karen May, Diane Halim

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:6-14
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Gospel - Mark 1:14-20

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


Upcoming Events
January 25: DR Team Meeting - 2:30 pm 

January 29: Camellia Garden Tour and

                    Dedication - 11:00 a.m.

February 6-7: Women's Retreat Weekend

February 8: Dedication of new DOK

March 15: Deadline - Youth Mission Trip 

May 22-24: Parish Retreat - 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 


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. 

Women's Retreat Weekend
Friday, February 6 - Saturday, February 7, 2015
Mark your calendars for February 6-7, 2015 there will be a Women's Retreat Weekend held at Christ Church.    
  • Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. Snacks and Fun
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. with light breakfast and coffee. We will have lunch and end with Eucharist at 2 p.m.
Please contact the church office if you are planning to attend.
New Vestry Officers
New Vestry Officers were announced at the January 20th Vestry Meeting.  
The Vestry Officers for 2015 are: 
Frances Guice; Senior Warden
Len Carter; Junior Warden
Larry Wisenbaker; Secretary

We would like to thank Frances, Len and Larry for agreeing to serve as vestry offices for 2015.
Stitchers and Friends
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

It's time to get together to finish our Purple Cap project and to plan for our 2015 stitching.


Let's meet on Sunday, January 25th at 4 pm in the Parish Hall. 


Please bring any purple baby caps that you have finished so that we can have them blessed and then distributed to the SGMC Nursery. 


Prior to the meeting, be thinking about how you would like to see the Stitchers minister to our community through handmade woolies.   If you cannot make the meeting, just send me an email with your thoughts.


See you on the 25th....and bring a friend!  Remember, we have great knitting and crochet teachers!


For more information contact Pepi Nelson.

DR Mission Team Meeting
Sunday, January 25 at 2:30 p.m.

The 2015 Dominican Republic Mission Team is meeting Sunday, January 25, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Christ Church Parish Hall to discuss projects and logistical arrangements for our trip. We currently have 21 people signed up for the team. While 24 is the limit the team can accept because of in-country bus transportation, there are some people who have signed up but have not yet bought their flight tickets. The deadline to sign up and purchase tickets is February 15. If you are thinking about joining the team, please come to the meeting and participate in the discussion. The cost of the trip is approximately $1200. 


Can't be a member of the "Go Team" this year? Please consider being a "Home Team" member and donate money to support our building projects, a daycare center and a village home, or scholarships at the local Eposcopal school.  Watch for the date of our annual Dominican Night fundraiser this spring. 


DR Trip Planning Page


Youth Mission Trip
Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11

We are planning a High School Mission trip to New Orleans. We will be leaving on Sunday, July 5 (12:30) and returning on Saturday evening, July 11.  It is for rising 8th graders through High School. 

The focus of the week will be on urban outreach and city renewal. 

Registrations are due by March 15th.

Cost of the trip is $350 per student.  (Included in cost: Lodging, meals, construction costs, and programming)

G-Force VBS Volunteers Needed
June 8 - June 11

You're invited to experience God's unstoppable love with Christ Episcopal Church for G-Force VBS! 

Join the team on June 8 - 11 as we explore God's love in action. We will need:

  • Group Leaders and helpers to help guide children through stations
  • Storytelling and Crafts Leader
  • Music Leader(s)
  • Snack Team Leader and Helpers
  • Games Leader and Crew
  • Registration Leader
  • Decorating Leader and Helpers

As planning continues, there will also be opportunities to donate any items needed for VBS!


To register as a volunteer, go to VBS Volunteer Registation or contact Stefani Carroll

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon: January 18, 2015, The Upper RoomŪ Blog. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Parish Retreat at Honey Creek
Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24
A Parish Retreat has been planned for Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24, 2015.  The Retreat will be held at Honey Creek. Mark your calendars and join us at Honey Creek for a Parish Retreat. Please contact the church office if you plan to attend the Parish Retreat
Birthdays this week
January 24 - January 30

25 Madison Jackson

27 Ralph Jackson, Leigh Long, Stephanie Tillman

28 Ann Burnette, Tyler Croft, Gene Seago

30 Clinton Beeland

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 24 - January 30
25 Robert Tillman

26 Pat Armstrong

29 Lauren Sandbach

Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 24 - January 30

30 Walter & Gail Hobgood


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, Katherine Berkman, Bill Bontrager, Sara Bontrager, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Beverly Cowart, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Deborah Davis, Jeff Davis, Jerry DeMott, Jackie Dennis, Pat Dore, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Cindy Foster, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Beau Gray, Carla Grove, Travis Grove, Karen Gunter, Helen Hartz, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Charles Hunt, Julie Jackson, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Linda Justice, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Bob Matarazzo, Daniel Mayer, Rick McClosky, Mary Louise McRae, Gladys Murphy, John Murphy, Laura Paine, Paul, Ella Mae Rawlings, Ellene Reddick, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Daphne Stacks, Danelle Starling, Joe Stubbs, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Carolyn Watson, Beverly Williamson, Mickey Williamson


Celebration: The birth of Dorothy (Dot) Gatchell, daughter of Bo and Patricia Greneker Gatchell born January 16, 2015. 

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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