Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
January 22, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 24: 
         Epiphany III

Vestry Member of Day:
    Dottie Pitts
Coffee Hour Host:
    Pat Bezona and Helen Tucker

Altar Guild: 
   Team 4

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 - Phyllis
   Holland, Melanie Ford, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers - Phyllis Holland, Melanie
   Ford, Merrill Guice
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - 
          Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
Second Lesson - 
          1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel - Luke 4:14-21

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Each Thursday 
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events

January 28: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
February 6: Lunch Bunch
February 10: Ash Wednesday Services
                     Noon and 6:00 p.m.
March 11-12: Women's Retreat
April 8: DR Night Dinner and Auction
April 22-24: Parish Retreat - Honey Creek
May 9-16: DR Mission Trip
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. - 12:00 p.m.

Vestry Meeting
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
The Vestry will meet Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All Vestry members are encouraged to attend.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, January 29, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study -- We will continue our four-week Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on Paul's Letter to the Romans. 
Children's Choir for Easter
Kindergarten through 5th graders
Karen May will take all interested K-5th graders for the first 15 minutes of Sunday School during lent (beginning February 14) and teach them two classic children's Easter songs.  Then, during the 10:00 Easter service, the children will perform these songs for the congregation! We would love to see your child there!! For more information, contact Stefani Carroll.
Second Annual Women's Retreat
March 11 - March 12, 2016
Mark your calendars for March 11-12, 2016 there will be a Women's Retreat Weekend held at Christ Church.    Please note the date change!
  • Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Snacks and Fun
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. with light breakfast and coffee. We will have lunch and end with Eucharist at 3 p.m.
There will be a meeting after church on January 24th for anyone interested in helping with the Retreat.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series
February 17 - March 16, 2016
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "Grace and the Ten Commandments" will run February 17 through March 16, 6:30-7:45.  Covering two commandments per week we'll explore how the Gospel intersects with the Ten Commandments and how that applies to our daily lives.
Cursillo Weekend
February 25 - 28, 2016
A Cursillo weekend will be held at Honey Creek February 25-28. Several of our own church members will be participating. Cursillo's mission is equipping Christians for leadership and service to change the world for Christ. Won't you prayerfully consider joining us?  For details contact Elise Sandbach.
Second Annual Parish Retreat
Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016
A Parish Retreat has been planned for Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016.  The Retreat will be held at Honey Creek. 
  • Lodge rooms are $178 for weekend,  
  • Meal plan is $63 per person (8 and over) for 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. 
More details will be forthcoming.  Please mark your calendars.
Introduction to YOGA
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try a yoga class? (But can't touch your toes...not flexible enough??) All you need is a willing spirit.

Kelly Turner is a 200 RYT instructor who has been teaching regularly for the past six years.  Please join her for FREE yoga in the Parish Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m Monday, January 25, 2016. Open to all.  

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and towel (yoga blocks and strap:optional).  

As with any exercise regimen, please consult first with your physician . 

Any questions may be directed to Kelly at 229-560-6285. Namaste!
Dominican Night Dinner- April 8
Save the Date!

Our annual Dominican Night Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Friday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cotton Corner, 101 N. Ashley Street in downtown Valdosta. Please save the date and plan to attend. If you would like to contribute an item to the silent or live auction, contact Julia Ariail. One hundred tickets will go on sale in March from the church office and committee members. Proceeds will fund the team projects as well as scholarships to the Episcopal school we helped build in 2005-2006.

This year's mission trip to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic is scheduled for May 9-16, 2016. The target date to join the team is January 31. If you have been thinking about joining this year's team, please contact Julia or Julius Ariail (229 559-7329) before that date. If you haven't yet considered joining this adventure, please click here for the trip's planning webpage for lots of information, including a new travel health alert from the CDC about the Zika virus. The cost of the flights for this trip are increasing week by week -- currently $494.76, up from $433.60 on December 3, 2015.

¡Vamonos! Let's go!

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, January 17, 2016. 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
January 23 - January 29
25 Madison Jackson
27 Ralph Jackson, Leigh Long
28 Ann Burnette, Tyler Croft, Gene Seago         
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 23 - January 29
25 Robert Tillman
26 Pat Armstrong
29 Lauren Sandbach           
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 23 - January 29
23 Ed Preston & Ginger Macheski
30 Walter & Gail Hobgood
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, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Frances Crawford, Scott Cregger, Andy Drazdowski, Jerry DeMott, Andy Drazdowski, Blake Ellis, Gil Gjertsen, Gage Greneker, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Kayla LaMere, Larry, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Katherine Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Bobbie Warren, 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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