Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
February 19, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
February 21: 
         Lent 2

Vestry Member of Day:
    Bill Tucker / Jeana Beeland
Coffee Hour Host:
    Phyllis Holland

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

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,
   Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers - Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson, Pat Denmark
Ushers - John Hiers, WIll Hanson, Tom
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Grace Tanner,
   Maddie Yarbrough
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm - 27
Second Lesson - Philippians 3:17-4:1
Gospel - Luke 13:31-35

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

February 24 - March 16: Teaching Series
March 11-12: Women's Retreat
April 8: DR supper 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 


Millie Johnson

[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.

Memorial Garden Committee
Sunday, February 21, 2016 after 10:00 Service
Memorial Garden Committee will be presenting the plans for the Memorial Garden renovation  after the 10:00 service on February 21, 2016.  This will take the place of Adult Sunday School for the day. 
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series
February 24 - March 16, 2016
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "Grace and the Ten Commandments" continues through March 16, from 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. Nursery and childcare available.
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.
Lunch Bunch
February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch is will be on Saturday, February 20th.

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

Vestry Meeting
Monday, February 22, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Vestry will meet Monday, February 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All Vestry members are encouraged to attend.
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.   
  • 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.
What to help lend a hand, contact one of these ladies who have volunteered to organize.
  1. Decorations: Judy DeMott and Pat Bezona
  2. Breakfast: Robin Coleman and Cassie Worn
  3. Lunch: Sallie Honeycutt, Tamara Thomas and Helen Tucker
Contact Steph Johnson if you have questions or need further information.

Please RSVP to the church office by March 6th to let us know you are coming so we can better plan our meals.
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 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.
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
The Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, February 21st in the parish hall from 4 to 6 pm.  Bring your favorite project or come to learn to knit or crochet one of our easy outreach projects:  prayer shawls, baby blankets, little caps and big warm hats and scarves. For information, contact Pepi Nelson or Phyllis Holland.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, February 26, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30
Friday Morning Bible Study  -- We are having a three-week Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on Paul's Letter to the Ephesians beginning Friday, February 26 and concluding Friday, March 11.  All are welcome!
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.
Our 2016 DR Missioners
Mission Trip is May 9-16
Here are the people who have signed up to join our 2016 mission team to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic: 

Julia Ariail (Valdosta GA)
Julius Ariail (Valdosta GA)
The Rev. Deacon Leeann Culbreath (Tifton, GA)
Meg Hiers (Marietta, GA)
Phyllis Hiers (Valdosta GA)
Bill Querin (Valdosta GA)
Fred Richter (Statesboro GA)
Paul Stevenson (Valdosta GA)

For more information about the trip, please click here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, February 14, 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
February 20 - February 26
21 Cliff Baker, Robert Church, Julie Daughtrey, Mike Holland
22 Dottie Pitts
23 Dean Failor, Martha Leake
24 Barbara Rigby
26 Freddie Bajalia
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 20 - February 26
20 Caty Carter, Mary Peeples
21 Christopher Hanson, Claire Hanson, Joshua Hanson
23 Sarah Parrish
24 Brody Force  
Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 20 - February 26
None this week
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, Scott Cregger, Jerry DeMott, Andy Drazdowski, Blake Ellis, Gage Greneker, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Kayla LaMere, Larry, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Bill Nunn, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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