Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
March 27, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services


March 29: 
         Palm Sunday

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Mike Tanner


Coffee Hour Host:

     Debi Saeger


 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 - Martha Leake

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 - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers - Nancy Lutsko, Gnann
   Moser, Julia Ariail
Ushers - Aaron Parten, Carl Copeland,
   Charlie Cosey
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Carolyn Prine,
   Brooklyn Prine, Madison Jackson

6:00 p.m., Vespers - Sanctuary

First Lesson - Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Second Lesson - Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel - Mark 14:1-15:47

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


Upcoming Events
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. 

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, April 19, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will take a break for a few weeks, and will meet again starting Sunday, April 19th 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.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Lunch Bunch will meet Saturday, April 4, 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.
Dominican Night Dinner & Auction
Your favorite song in a Fr. Dave sermon? Up for bid!
The deadline for purchasing tickets to the Dominican Night is Sunday, April 12. There are lots of unique and first time items to be auctioned. S.J. Denmark donated a wooden creche he made from 5 different woods. Fr. Dave is auctioning an opportunity to have your favorite song featured in one of his sermons. Those are just 2 of the great ways to be part of the "Home Team" for missions. Purchase your tickets early. 

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 60. Purchase your tickets by cash or check from Marilyn Miller, Pat Bezona, Jeani Synyard or Julia Ariail. Julia and Pat will be available at coffee hour this Sunday with tickets.
Youth Events in Diocese
Hometown Missions
Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19
Hometown Missions is happening in about 3 weeks, April 17-19, for those who are in 6th-12th grades. We are holding this event in two locations, St. Paul's Augusta and St. Thomas Thomasville.  At hometown missions, youth will sleep lock-in style at the church.  Besides the typical lock-in activities (worship, games, food, and other silliness), participants will also have an opportunity to serve the local communities in Thomasville and Augusta.  Right now we have 52 in total people registered for Hometown Missions.  Please come out an support this great event.  By showing your support now, you will gain support for when this event comes closer to your neck of the woods.  Plus this will be an amazing event, no matter which location you choose. Register for Hometown Missions
Spring Rally 
May 1 - May 3, 2015
Spring Rally is our next big event happening May 1-3 at Honey Creek.  This event is open to all 6th-12th graders.  Our theme is Heros, but this is not your ordinary superheroes weekend.  We will go deeper into the mission of the church and what we are called to do as young people in the church.  During the weekend, we will talk about what it takes to be a hero, what is our hero's code for following Christ, how to start a movement, and so much more. Participants will also get to share input into next years youth programs. Register for Spring Rally
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 22, 2015, and Dominican Republic Auction and Dinner. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
March 28 - April 3

29 Jacob Diamond

30 Bill Tucker

31 Lai Orenduff, Edith Shepherd, Amber Tanner

2 Cecilia Carroll 

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 28 - April 3

28 Mike Holland

30 Dave Armstrong, Robbie Beeland

31 Emma Claire Campbell

2 Sparky Greneker

3 Mitchell Beeland 

Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 28 - April 3

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

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, Dot Mowrey, 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


Family of Kim Copeland (daughter of Jack Cotterly)

Family of Colton Shaw

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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