Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
February 20, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services


February 22: 
         Lent I

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Larry Wisenbaker


Coffee Hour Host:

      Diane Halim

Nursery Worker:

     Lucille Sineath

Altar Guild: Team 1


 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 - Phyllis
   Holland, Melanie Ford, Brenda Keller
Lay Readers - Merrill Guice, Molly
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker,
   Aaron Parten
Acolytes - Joshua Hanson, Grace Tanner,
   Mike Tanner

6:00 p.m., Vespers - Sanctuary

First Lesson - Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-9
Second Lesson - 1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel - Mark 1:9-15

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


Upcoming Events
February 21: Lunch Bunch

February 25: Lenten Series Begins 7 pm

March 1: Coffee Hour for 8:00 attendees

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. 

Wednesday Night Teaching Series
Begins Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Night Teaching Series:  Holy Eucharist at 6:00 PM-followed by dinner about 6:35 for all ages and then EYC for ages 10 through high school and concurrently a teaching series for adults.  Each teaching will focus on a specific subject that not only impacts our own lives but also has ripple effects in our relationships:

  •     February 25:     Listening
  •     March 4:           Anger
  •     March 11:         Humility
  •     March 18:         Reconciliation
  •     March 25:         Prayer
Nursery will be provided from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

If you are planning to attend the dinner and teaching series, please inform the church office . We want to make sure we have enough food and seating to accommodate everyone.  
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will meet this Sunday, February 22nd at 11:15 a.m. in the Gabard Building, Multi-purpose room. 
Coffee Hour at Rectory
Sunday, March 1, 2015 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 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.  Please plan to join us.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 

Ladies Night Out will be held on Thursday, March 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m at the home of Tracy Cannon.  Tracy's address is: 905 Moss Way.  All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring a snack to share. 

Lunch Bunch
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Lunch Bunch will meet Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  There is a volunteer sign-up sheet located in the Parish Hall.  Please plan to join us on a Saturday.
Honey Creek Summer Camp
Early Bird Special Ends March 1, 2015.

If you register for Camp Honey Creek by March 1, you will receive an early registration discount.  The normal tuition rate is $430.  Register by the end of the month and the rate will be lowered to $405.   Don't delay.  Register for Honey Creek.  

Stitchers of Love
Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Stitchers of Love will meet on Sunday, February 22 from 4-6 pm in the Parish Hall.  The group is working on prayer shawls, baby blankets, chemo caps and baby caps.  Stay as little or as long as you like.  Teachers will have needles and yarn, so come learn to knit or crochet!  Questions? Pepi Nelson  229-563-3414

Gabard Estate Open House
Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd
We have been so blessed by the Gabard's love and generosity to Christ Church.  Their estate auction for personal property and real estate will be held in March.

We have been asked to provide volunteers to help with the auction.  The auction will be held online, but there will be an open house on Saturday, March 21 from 10 - 4 and on Sunday, March 22 from 2 - 5.

We have been asked to provide volunteers to be in the rooms of the house, cabin and possibly one other location during the open house.  The auction company has recommended a minimum of 25 volunteers to cover this.  

If you can help with this please contact Dottie Pitts.
Save the Date - April 16
Dominican Night Dinner and Auction
As we plan for the June 15-22 Dominican Mission Trip, we have scheduled the Dominican Night Dinner and Auction for Thursday, April 16 at the Cotton Corner. Julia and Julius Ariail are in the Dominican Republic until February 23 to attend the Dominican Diocesan Convention and Dominican Development Board meeting as well as to meet with the Priest and his wife who are in charge of the Camp where our mission team stays to refine our work projects for the June trip.When they return, they will post new photographs of the village, the camp and our work projects. For further information about the June trip check here.

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)

Easter Eggs Needed
Before Thursday, April 2nd

Please bring eggs filled with individually wrapped candy to the church office between now and Thursday, April 2nd (Maundy Thursday). Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:00 Easter Morning! Many thanks in advance for your generosity!

AAUW's Sister to Sister Summit
Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Valdosta Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)'s Sister to Sister Summit is set for Saturday, March 7. The Sister to Sister Summit is an annual event where middle school girls from throughout South Georgia come to Valdosta State University's campus for a day of programs on the arts, communication, science and math. Christ Church has been a sponsor of the Sister to Sister Summit in the past. If you are interested in information about the Summit or volunteering, please email Diane Holliman.

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. 
  • Lodge rooms are $164 for weekend, 
  • Dormitory rooms are $42 per person for weekend.  
  • Meal plan is $59 per person (8 and over) for 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. 

Please contact the church office by April 24, 2015, if you plan to attend the Parish Retreat

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
  • Music Leader(s)
  • Snack Team Leader and Helpers
  • Games Leader and Crew
  • 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: the Daughters of the King Installation Service, Sermon: February 15, 2015, Purple Caps and Our Stitchers of Love and From Our Rector. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
February 21 - February 27

21 Cliff Baker, Robert Church, Mike Holland

22 Dottie Pitts

23 Dean Failor, Martha Leake

26 Freddie Bajalia

27 Tammy Borders

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 21 - February 27

21 Christopher Hanson, Claire Hanson, Joshua Hanson

23 Sarah Parrish

24 Brody Force

25 Emory Warrick, III

Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 21 - February 27

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

Brooke Atkins, Katherine Berkman, Charles Boatwright, Bill Bontrager, Sara Bontrager, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Willie Bunch, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Beverly Cowart, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Deborah Davis, Jeff Davis, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Weston Flail, Melanie Ford, Cindy Foster, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Beau Gray, Travis Grove, Karen Gunter, Helen Hartz, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Karen Hipsher, Rena Holmes, Charles Hunt, Julie Jackson, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Linda Justice, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerrianne Levy, Brady Lloyd, Bob Matarazzo, Rick McClosky, Mary Louise McRae, Gladys Murphy, Laura Paine, Ella Mae Rawlings, Ellene Reddick, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Daphne Stacks, Danelle Starling, Kyle Stevenson, Joe Stubbs, Maria Taylor, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Carolyn Watson

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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