Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
April 10, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services


April 12: 
         Easter II

Vestry Member of the Day:

      Sheri Gravett


Coffee Hour Host:

     Phyllis Holland


Nursery Worker: 

     Judy DeMott


 Altar Guild: Team 3


 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant - The Rev. Galen Mirate

Preacher - The Rev. Galen Mirate

Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Rita Hightower

Usher - Max Bontrager


10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant -The Rev. Galen Mirate
Preacher - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
    Allan Dear, Sherri Gravett
Lay Readers - Jane Kinney, Clinton
    Beeland, Alan Johnson
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard Coleman,
    Bill Sineath
Acolytes - J.D. Greneker, Molly & Paul
    Stevenson, Maddie Yarbrough

First Lesson - Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
Second Lesson - 1 John 1:1-2:2
Gospel - John 20:19-31

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


Upcoming Events
April 14: Vestry Meeting - 7:45 PM
April 16: Dominican Dinner & Auction

April 25: Men's Gathering - 4:30 PM

April 30: Ladies Night Out - 6:30 PM

April 30: Lavan Robinson Memorial

              Concert - 7:30 PM

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 - Thursday

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 



   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:45 p.m.
Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Vestry will be meeting a week earlier than normal on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and at a later time of 7:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  All Vestry Members are encouraged to attend.

Please Note: Date and Time - Tuesday the 14th at 7:45 p.m.
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.
Dominican Night Dinner & Auction
Your favorite song in a Fr. Dave sermon? Up for bid!
It's almost here! 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 deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, April 12. There are lots of unique and first time items to be auctioned as well as several old favorites.  Click here for a preview of the items on the live as well as the silent auctions. Come enjoy the great food and fellowship and help us raise money for the children of El Pedregal.

Purchase your $25 tickets by cash or check from Marilyn Miller, Pat Bezona, Jeani Synyard or Julia Ariail at the coffee hour on Sunday. No tickets at the door. Call Marilyn at 560-8135 or Julia at 559-7329.
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 4-6 p.m.

Stitchers of Love will meet on Sunday afternoon, April 12th, from 4-6:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  The Stitchers group plans to begin meeting now twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons, at this time and location.  Anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet is also welcome and encouraged to come.

Lay Eucharistic Visitor Ministry

Lay Eucharistic Visitor Ministry is a ministry that brings the reserve sacrament and communion to members of the Christ Church community who are homebound for some reason and cannot attend Sunday worship service. We strive to keep God's presence in the lives of all Christ Church parishioners by bringing communion to them at least once a month.  If you would like to request a Eucharistic Visit please contact Nancy Lutsko.

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!

Thank Yous

Dear  Christ Church Members, 


     A huge thank you is in order for all those who were able to volunteer to help with the Gabard auction open house. There were thirty-seven different areas that needed to be covered on Saturday and again on Sunday afternoon.  As usual, our Christ Church family stepped up to make it happen.  Some of you were able to help both days and many of you showed great flexibility in helping get it scheduled. We are so grateful for all you did to make the auction a success. 


Sincerely, Susan Chamberlain and Dottie Pitts



Dear Christ Church Family

     My heartfelt thanks to all of you who prepared everything at our church before and after the funeral service for my dear husband.  
     The beautiful reception, your gracious hospitality and your love and support your shared with my family and me.
     Thank you and God bless you always.         
                                                 Yours in Christ,
                                                  Matilda Stubbs
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: Sermons: Easter SundayGood FridayMaundy Thursday, and Dominican Republic Auction and Dinner. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
April 11 - April 17

11 Ann Kasun

13 Elizabeth Davis    

15 Bobbie Ann Mitchell

16 Joel Williams

17 Abi Johnson, Lucy Tomberlin
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
April 11 - April 17
13 Robert Church, John Roberts, Keith Tucker

15 Jessie Querin

17 Will Armstrong

Wedding Anniversaries this week
April 11 - April 17

14 Mike Richardson & Nancy Sartin 

17 Dave & Stella Clark


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, Lesa Cannon, 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, Ivey Plair, Ella Mae Rawlings, Ellene Reddick, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Ed Smith, Daphne Stacks, Danelle Starling, Suzanne Sullivan, 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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