Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
October 16, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 18: 
         21 Pentecost / Proper 24

Vestry Member of Day:
    Dottie Pitts
Coffee Hour Host:
   Phyllis Holland
Altar Guild: 
   Team 5

Altar Flowers: Given by Sally Querin to the Glory of God in thanksgiving of Jessie and Katie's birthday and the marriage of Jessie and Mike Bolster, Saturday, October 17, 2015. 
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko
Usher - Max Bontrager
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Walt Carter, Joe Tomberlin
Lay Readers - Joe Tomberlin, Walt
   Carter, Nancy Lutsko
Ushers - John Hiers, Will Hanson, Tom
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
6:00 p.m., Vespers   

First Lesson - Isaiah 53:4-12
Psalm 91:9-16
Second Lesson - Hebrews 5:1-10
Gospel - Mark 10:35-45

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Every Thursday
7 a.m.
Upcoming Events
October 17: Lunch Bunch
October 20: Valencia Bible Study 
October 21: Wednesday Night Series
October 22: Ladies Night Out
October 28: Oktoberfest
November 1: Pledge Cards Due
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church


The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson


[email protected]

church office (229) 242-5115



The Rev. Daniel Shoemake

Associate Rector

[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.

Pledges for 2016
Sunday, November 1, 2015
As you know, we are in the midst of stewardship season here at Christ Church.  Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Pledge cards will be mailed out and are also available in the tower, parish hall and office here at Christ Church.  Your pledges play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  If you are pledging we would be most appreciative if you could turn in your pledge cards by November 1 for budget planning purposes-thanks so much!

Sunday School
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:15
Sunday School will be held on October 18, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. in the Gabard Building.
Friday Morning Bible Study
The Friday Morning Bible Study will not be held on October 23rd. We will meet again on Friday, October 30th at 10:30 in the parish hall. 
"The Road to Canterbury"   Series to Conclude
October 21, 2015
Father Dave and Father Dan will conclude the Wednesday night teaching series on the basics of Christianity and Anglicanism on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  We will start the evening with our Wednesday Holy Eucharist at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:35 and the "The Road to Canterbury" Series will begin at 7:00 p.m. Nursery will be provided from 6 - 8.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on Thursday, October 22nd beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Rena Nelson.  Rena's address is: 103 East North St.  All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring a snack to share. 
Canterbury Club Meals
Canterbury Club (Episcopal College Ministries) has started up for the fall semester.  We would like to provide dinner for students.  If you are interested in helping provide a meal one night please sign-up in the parish hall, or contact Father Dan
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch is will be next Saturday, October 17th.

This is a lunch bunch ministry to children on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays who live in the HUD projects (60-90) or Ora Lee West (30). We make bag lunches for an hour then deliver.
We always need help.

It is a one hour commitment either making sandwiches, stuffing bags, delivering, or all three.

If you cannot come, you can always donate to the ministry (pays for food we can't get at food bank) or bring fruit cups (we always need them).

This ministry is a wonderful way to show Christ's love to children. As a result of our partnership with the Food Bank and contributions of food/money from our congregation, the church budget is not burdened by this ministry.
Please join us, this Saturday or any 1st or 3rd Saturday. 

Foyer Groups (Supper Club)
Foyer Groups are being formed and will be starting up soon. For newcomers, or anyone not familiar with Foyer Groups - it is like a supper club.  The groups will meet every other month (six times a year) in a different member's home, or a restaurant, or even the parish hall.  This is a great way for newcomers to meet fellow parishioners.  It is open to singles and couples, young and old (adults only).  For more information or to sign up, contact Sallie Honeycutt or (417) 294-7796.
Advent Opportunity
Begins Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:15
Christ Church will be joining other churches in the Diocese of Georgia this Advent in reading former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' book Being Christian during.  Christ Church will offer a Sunday school class the four Sundays of Advent to discuss the following topics from this book:
     November 29 Baptism
     December 6 Bible
     December 13 Eucharist
     December 20 Prayer
Williams writes "the book looks at what these activities tell us about the essence of Christian life and what kind of people we might hope to become in the community where these things are done."
You do not have to read the book to attend the sessions.  The book can be purchased from Amazon for $8.70.  For additional information, contact Maggie Roberts.
DR 2016 Mission Trip
Please respond by October 19 - Four potential dates
It's time to start planning our 2016 mission trip to the Dominican Republic. We are going to return to the village of El Pedregal, where the teams sponsored by Christ Church have been working since 2001.  

Given that the month of June has become very popular for DR mission teams, we would like to look at four potential dates in the less-crowded months of April and May 2016 for our trip. These dates, all Monday to Monday, are below:

April 11-18
May 2-9
May 9-16
May 23-30

All four dates have been reserved for us at the Campamento in El Pedregal, but we need to decide on one date by October 19 so that the other three dates can be released for other teams.

If you are interested in going on the 2016 mission trip (no commitment yet, just an interest), please email Julia Ariail before October 19 and let her know which of these four dates you prefer AND which dates you could not make because of other schedule commitments. 
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, October 4, 2015. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Spotlight from Diocese
The Diocese of Georgia is sharing a new communication spotlight.  Each week we will publish this announcement in the Friday Bulletin.  Check out this weeks spotlight ministry.
Birthdays this week
October 17 - October 23
17 David Sandbach, Sr.
18 Blake Ellis, Grace Tanner
19 Asher Shoemake
22 Katie Querin
23 Jimmy Carroll, Rachel Greneker
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 17 - October 23
18 Pauline Brown
22 Allan Dear
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 17 - October 23
18 David & Jennifer Singleton
Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers

Kathy Armstrong, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Frances Crawford, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gil Gjertsen, Karen Gunter, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Laura Paine, Ellene Reddick, David Sandbach, Sr., Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Mickey Williamson, Mike Willis

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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