Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
May 8, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services


May 10: 

         Easter VI - Youth Sunday

Coffee Hour Host:

     Cassidy Honeycutt, Brooklyn

     Prine, Ethan Warrick


Nursery Worker: 

     Julie Daughtrey


 Altar Guild: Team 2


 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 - Madison Jackson, Emily Johnson, Caroline Prine
Lay Readers - Joshua Hanson, Alexandra
   Peeples, Kate Hanson
Ushers - Robbie Beeland, Jim
Acolytes - John David Greneker, Maddie
  Yarbrough, Grace Tanner, Paul Johnson
UTO: John Nelson, Stella Blevins, Ann
   Harrell Blevins

First Lesson - Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
Second Lesson - 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel - John 15:9-17

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


Upcoming Events

May 17: Last Sunday School till Fall

May 26: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

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.

Youth Sunday
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Senior and Youth Sunday will be held Sunday, May 10, 2015 during the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  Please come and see what our Youth have been working on. 


Please help us to honor this years graduates.

There will be a reception immediately following the 10:00 a.m worship service to recognize our graduates.

Adult Sunday School
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School will meet Sunday, May 10th at 11:15 a.m. in the Gabard Building, Multi-purpose room. This will be the last Sunday School meeting for adults until September.  
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.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will meet Saturday, May 16, 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 to help pack sack lunches.
Men in Blue Planning Cookout
Friday, June 5, 2015
The Men in Blue Planning Cookout has been scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015. Further details to follow.
UTO Ingathering
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty both domestically and internationally. The United Thank Offering award funds are derived from the Ingatherings collected twice a year (Spring & Fall) from the well-known and easily recognizable United Thank Offering Blue Box.


Our spring ingathering will be collected on Sunday May 10th by our youth on Youth Sunday. Envelopes will be available in the pew holders and also in your church bulletin on the 10th.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

DR Update
June 15 - June 22, 2015 - FIVE WEEKS AWAY!
We're FIVE weeks away from the start of this year's mission trip to the Dominican Republic!

When Julius arrived in the DR on April 18, he brought in one of the sewing machines we plan to use in our classes this summer and delivered it to Padre Álvaro Yepes, the priest in charge of the rustic conference center in El Pedregal where we stay. We plan to bring 3 or 4 additional sewing machines in our checked baggage on June 15. Julius also discussed several aspects of our construction projects with Charlie Nakash, the resident missionary at the DR diocesan office who coordinates all mission team construction projects. Charlie will be working in El Pedregal in May and early June to make sure the preparation work is completed on both the day care renovation and the house construction sites.

Watch for news about the sauna that has been donated by Martha Scanlon! We hope to have it set up in the parish hall soon, where it will be available for inspection by anyone interested in purchasing it. All of the proceeds will go to our DR Mission Trip fund. The sale will be by sealed bid auction, with a minimum bid of $2,000. We'll have a flyer with complete information soon after the sauna is set up.

For complete information about this year's trip and the history of our work in the Dominican Republic since 2001, go here.
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!

Sine Nomine Singers
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Sine Nomine Singers of Valdosta will be having their "Home" Concert on Sunday, May 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Valdosta.  No admission charge, however donations will be accepted at the door. Sine Nomine Singers will be touring Scotland for a week beginning May 30th. 

G-Force VBS 
June 8 - June 11

You're invited to experience God's unstoppable love with Christ Episcopal Church for G-Force VBS! 

Join us on June 8 - 11 from 9 - 12 p.m. for an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give children an opportunity to experience God's love in action!


To register a child go to VBS Child Registration or 

to register as a volunteer, go to VBS Volunteer Registration or contact Stefani Carroll


The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermons: May 3, 2015, and Thank You DR Auction Great Success. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
May 9 - May 15
10 Nick Bajalia, Sr., Electa Ricket        
11 Dave Clark

12 Marilyn Miller         

14 Eric Nielsen

15 Julia Claire Copeland

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 9 - May 15

10 Tammy Bezona, Patricia Grieve

11 Kathryn Blais

Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 9 - May 15

12 Michael Holt & Miranda Edmonds

15 Michael & Krystle Black, Bill and Anne Shenton


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, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Willie Bunch, Lesa Cannon, Dave Clark, Lydia Coddington, Beverly Cowart, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Deborah 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, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Gladys Murphy, Laura Paine, Patel Family, Ivey Plair, Ella Mae Rawlings, Ellene Reddick, Annie Mae Reid, Bernice Roberts, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Pat Sims, Daphne Stacks, Danelle Starling, Barry Story, Suzanne Sullivan, Maria Taylor, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Carolyn Watson, Mandy White. 

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  [email protected]