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

Worship Services


March 22: 
         Lent V

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Larry Wisenbaker


Coffee Hour Host:

     Sheri Gravett & Jane Kinney


Lay Eucharistic Visitor: 

    Phyllis Holland


Nursery Volunteer: 

   Eleanor Parten


 Altar Guild: Team 5


 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Preacher - The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson

Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Rita Hightower

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
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker  
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rena Nelson,
   Karen May, Diane Halim

6:00 p.m., Vespers - Sanctuary

First Lesson - Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-13
Second Lesson - Hebrews 5:5-10
Gospel - John 12:20-33

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


Upcoming Events
March 21: Lunch Bunch - 11:00 AM
March 26: Vestry Retreat - 6:00 PM 

March 29: Palm Sunday - 8 &10 AM

April 2 - 6: Church Office Closed 

April 2: Maundy Thursday - 6:00 PM

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

April 5: Easter Sunday - 8 & 10 AM

April 16: Dominican Dinner & Auction

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
Wednesday, March 18th 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 25:         Prayer
Nursery will be provided from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Holy Week Schedule

Please join us for Holy Week Services.  All are welcome!


March 29: Palm Sunday Services - 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

April 1: Wednesday Night Eucharist - 6:00 PM

April 2: Maundy Thursday Service - 6:00 PM

April 3: Good Friday Services - 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM
April 5: Easter Sunday Services - 8 AM and 10:00 AM
Adult Sunday School
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will meet this Sunday, March 22nd at 11:15 a.m. in the Gabard Building, Multi-purpose room. 
Parking Options
Sundays Only
Wesley House parking lot has been closed off due to starting construction of a new building.  VSU has graciously permitted Christ Church to park in the Music Annex Lot (located on the other side or the Wesley House), and in the Admissions Office Lot (on the other side of the Rectory).  

We have been allowed to park in these lots on SUNDAYS ONLY. Parking done in these lots at any other time but Sundays will incur a parking ticket.
Vestry Retreat
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Vestry dinner and meeting will be held, Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m at the home of Karen Gunter. All Vestry members are encouraged to attend.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Lunch Bunch will meet Saturday, March 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.
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, March 22, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
The Stitchers of Love will meet on Sunday, March 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
Dominican Night Dinner & Auction
April 16 - Fr. Dave & Steph will speak on missions
The Dominican Night Dinner and Auction will be Thursday, April 16 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Cotton Corner at 101 N. Ashley Street in downtown Valdosta. The primary purpose of the dinner is to raise scholarship funds for the Episcopal K-8 school in the Dominican Republic our mission teams helped to build in 2005-2006. Each scholarship costs $350 for a year's tuition. The secondary purpose is to have fun with our friends and share good food catered by Covingtons. Fr. Dave and Steph will speak about their international mission experiences. There will be 16 live auction items and many silent auction ones. Only 104 tickets will be sold for $25 each, and we have already sold 50. Purchase your tickets by cash or check from Marilyn Miller, Pat Bezona, Jeani Synyard or Julia Ariail. Marilyn Miller will be available at coffee hour this Sunday with tickets.
Gabard Estate Open House
Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd
We have been so blessed by the Gabards' 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.
Easter Candy Needed
By Wednesday, April 1st

We have all the plastic eggs we will need for Easter. Now we need to fill them.  Please bring individually wrapped candy to the church office between now and Wednesday, April 1st. 

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:00 Easter Morning! Many thanks for your generosity!

EYC Haven Project

Our Junior and Middle School EYC groups are collecting hotel/sample sized toiletries which they will bag and send to The Haven for their clients. There will be a collection bin in the Parish Hall. Thank you so much for helping our youth do God's work in our community!

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 15, 2015, and New Hand-crocheted Lap Blankets. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
March 21 - March 27

22 Brenda Keller

23 Sarah Bartholomew

25 Blake Yarbrough


Sorry we missed your birthday

11 Gwen Daughtrey

15 Kitty Bauer

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 21 - March 27

21 Helen McClure

23 Willa Valencia

25 Stephanie Tillman

26 Aldine Carter, Cindy Waters

27 Dylan Phillips, Ethan Warrick

Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 21 - March 27

23 Allan & Joan Dear


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, 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, Bill Maynard, Rick McClosky, Mary Louise McRae, Mike, 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, Mickey Williamson, Marilyn Willis

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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