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

Worship Services
November 22: 
         Christ the King

Vestry Member of Day:
    Larry Wisenbaker
Altar Guild: 
   Team 5

Altar Flowers: Given by Maggie and Steve Roberts to the glory of God in thanksgiving of their wedding anniversary.

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Rita Hightower
Usher - Max Bontrager
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers - Alan Johnson, Jane
   Kinney, Clinton Beeland
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rena Nelson,
   Diane Halim
First Lesson - Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 93
Second Lesson - Revelation 1:4b-8
Gospel - John 18:33-37

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Every Thursday
7 a.m.
Upcoming Events
November 21: Lunch Bunch
November 25-28: Church Closed
November 29: Advent Wreath Making
December 5: Lunch Bunch
December 11: Open House at Rectory
                        and Louttit Hall
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
Still being accepted
Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge! Your pledge cards play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  Pledge cards are still being accepted.  If you need another pledge card there are some in the narthex and in the parish hall. Thanks so much!
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch is will be on Saturday, November 21st.

The Christ Church Valdosta Lunch Bunch feeds 120 or more hungry children every first and third Saturday of the month. Workers from the church as well as other members of the community who volunteer gather at 11 a.m. at Christ Church to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They pack them in plastic bags, then brown paper bags with logo stickers together with chips, fruit, juice and other healthy goodies purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank.

On Saturday, December 19, the Lunch Bunch group would like to give each child who comes to the delivery spots at Ora Lee West and Hudson Dockett housing projects a small gift for Christmas. We are looking for 120 small wrapped gifts under $5, the gift can be for a boy or a girl under the age of 14. We will have a collection box in the narthex, or you can drop them by the church office.  Please have them to the church no later than Thursday, December 17, 2015.  Thank you for your help.

Please join us, on any 1st or 3rd Saturday. 

Advent Wreath-Making Event
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:15 a.m.
            Our annual Advent Wreath-Making event is returning to the Sunday School hour (11:15 - 12:00) on the first Sunday of Advent (This will take the place of Sunday School on November 29, 2015). Please come join us as we begin the season of preparation for the birth of our Lord in this traditional, meaningful way. We will have a craft available for younger children, as well.
          We also need assistance gathering the fresh greenery used in making the wreaths. The traditional, and symbolic greenery used include evergreens (pine, cedar and fir), bay laurel, rosemary, ivy and holly. If you are able to provide any of these, please contact Stefani Carroll.
DR Mission: Thank-You Notes
Thank-you notes to be displayed on November 22
The children of El Pedregal say "Gracias!" with their notes and drawings! The thank-you notes for their school scholarships will be displayed in the parish hall during coffee hour on Sunday, November 22. It costs $350 per year for a student to attend this K-8 Episcopal school, and our 2015 Dominican Republic mission team presented 70 full scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Funds for 50 scholarships were donated by missioners and other individuals or groups from Christ Church and 20 additional scholarships came from four other Episcopal churches: Church of the Nativity, Dothan AL; St. Matthew's, Orlando FL; St. Paul's, Savannah, GA; and Trinity, Statesboro, GA. 

In addition to the display in the parish hall, all the thank-you notes are available online at the link below: 

Our 2016 mission trip to the Dominican Republic will take place on May 9-16, 2016. For the trip planning page, click here. To join the team or for more information, contact Julia Ariail or Julius Ariail
Christ Church Closed for Holiday
Wednesday, November 25 - Saturday, November 28
Christ Church will be closed Wednesday, November 25 - Saturday, November 28.  We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
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.
Father Dave's Book
Sunday, December 6th and December 13th
Father Dave's book The Grace of God Has Appeared will be available for purchase during coffee hour after church on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 -- after that book purchases can be made in the church office, with all proceeds going toward the 2016 youth mission trip. The cost of each book is $10.
Christmas Open Houses
Friday, December 11, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Open House date has changed. The Rectory and Louttit Hall will have Christmas Open Houses on Friday Dec 11, 2015 (not Sat Dec 12).  Please plan to join us on Friday, December 11, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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.  Christ Church will offer a Sunday school class in the Office Building the four Sundays of Advent to discuss the following topics from this book:
     November 29 Baptism - Dr. Jane Kinney
     December 6 Bible - The Rev. Peter Ingeman (ret.)
     December 13 Eucharist - Dr. Sheri Gravett
     December 20 Prayer - The Rev. Dcn. Patricia Marks (ret.)
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.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, November 8, 2015. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
November 21 - November 27
22 Claire Hanson
24 Clara Goulet, Elizabeth Wisenbaker
26 Rich Johnson, Valerie Page
27 Pat Armstrong
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 21 - November 27
21 Grace Diamond
22 Gil Gjertsen, McKey Nunn
26 Nancy Lutsko
27 Tom Carroll
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 21 - November 27
24 Steve and Maggie Roberts
27 Dan Coleman & Carolyn Eager Coleman, 
     Paul & Molly Stevenson
Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Gay Alvarez, Kathy Armstrong, Freddie Bajalia, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Frances Crawford, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gil Gjertsen, Gage Greneker, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Larry, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Ellene Reddick, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Mike Willis

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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