Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
March 6, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services


March 8: 
         Lent III

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Nancy Lutsko


Coffee Hour Host:

      Tamara Thomas, Becky Meadors


Nursery Volunteer: 

     Helen Tucker 


Lay Eucharistic Visitor: 

      Phyllis Hiers


 Altar Guild: Team 3


 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko

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 Lusko,
   Walton Carter, Joe Tomberlin
Lay Readers - Walton Carter, Phyllis  
   Holland, Joe Tomberlin
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard Coleman,
   Bill Sineath 
Acolytes - Beth Baker, Pierce Baker, Sally
   Baker, Robbie Beeland

6:00 p.m., Vespers - Sanctuary

First Lesson - Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 
Gospel - John 2:13-22

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


Upcoming Events
March 12: Cursillo Ultreya - 6:30 PM

March 15: Deadline - Youth Mission Trip 

March 29: Palm Sunday - 8 &10 AM 

April 2: Maundy Thursday - 6:00 PM

April 3: Good Friday - 12:00 & 6:00 PM

April 5: Easter Sunday - 8 & 10 AM

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. 

Time Change
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 a.m.

Welcome to Spring(ing forward)!  Daylight saving time starts this weekend, when we turn our clocks forward an hour starting at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. 


This is the "bad" switch, when we "lose" an hour of sleep over night. The time change can make us sleepier than usual, so be careful if you drive early on Sunday morning. ☺

The good news is that the sun will seem to rise and set later in the day than it does now, so we have more time to enjoy the daylight during the hours we are normally awake - after work.
Wednesday Night Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 11th 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:

  •     March 11:         Humility
  •     March 18:         Reconciliation
  •     March 25:         Prayer
Nursery will be provided from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will meet this Sunday, March 8th at 11:15 a.m. in the Gabard Building, Multi-purpose room. 
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Lunch Bunch will meet Saturday, March 7, 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.
Cursillo Ultreya 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

ATTENTION CURSILLISTAS!!!..... Please come to an Ultreya on Thursday evening, March 12 @ 6:30 PM in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Bring a snack to share and beverage. We will be preparing for Cursillo #119 which is March 19-22 @ Honey Creek.   For more information, contact Molly Stevenson (229) 292-8215

Stitchers of Love
Sunday, March 8, 2015
The Stitchers of Love will meet on Sunday, March 8 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
Update from the Dominican Republic
A Wedding in the Church We Built
Julia and Julius Ariail returned from a successful trip to the Dominican Republic where they attended the Dominican Diocesan Convention, the Dominican Development Group Board Meeting and then spent a few days at our mission team work site coordinating the June projects. The house and daycare center construction projects are on track. Julia explored the idea of adding sewing classes to the knitting classes in June. They also attended a wedding held in the church built by our mission teams in 2005-06 along with other teams. The bride was a missioner from Rhode Island and the groom, a local El Pedregal resident who helped our teams all 14 years we have been going there. For photos of the wedding, click here.

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. The primary purpose of the dinner is to raise scholarship funds for the Episcopal K-8 school we helped build. Each scholarship costs $350 for a year's tuition. For further information about the June trip check here.

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.
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!

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: Sermon: March 1, 2015 , and From Our Rector. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
March 7 - March 13

 9 Phoebe Singleton

11 Kelly Lambert

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 7 - March 13

10 Stephanie Johnson

Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 7 - March 13

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, Sara Bontrager, Leigh Bradley, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Willie Bunch, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Beverly Cowart, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Deborah Davis, Jeff Davis, Jerry DeMott, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Ann Embry, Weston Flail, 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, Ed Smith, Daphne Stacks, Danelle Starling, 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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