Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
March 18, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 20: 
         Palm Sunday

Vestry Member of Day:
    Jeana Beeland
Coffee Hour Host:
    Sheri Gravett, Jane Kinney

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

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 - John Hiers, WIll Hanson, Tom
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,    Molly Stevenson
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm - 31:9-16
Second Lesson - Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel - Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Luke

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Each Thursday 
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
March 19: Lunch Bunch
March 20: Stitchers of Love - 4:00 p.m.
March 24-28: Church Office Closed
March 24: Maundy Thursday Service 6pm
March 25: Good Friday Services (12 & 6)
March 27: Easter Egg Hunt after
                 10:00 service
April 1: Registration deadline for 
            Parish Retreat
April 3: Final Ticket sales for DR Dinner
April 8: DR 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 


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.

Holy Week Schedule
Please join us for Holy Week Services.  All are welcome!
March 20: Palm Sunday Services - 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
March 23: Wednesday Night Eucharist - 6:00 PM
March 24: Maundy Thursday Service - 6:00 PM
March 25: Good Friday Services - 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM
March 27: Easter Sunday Services - 8 AM and 10:00 AM

Memorial Garden Renovation
Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you, thank you to all who have generously given to the Memorial Garden Renovation project.  We have reached our goal of designated gifts of $25,000.   If you would still like to contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the renovated garden, you may do so. Checks can be made out to "Christ Episcopal Church" and write "Memorial Garden" on the memo line.  

We are truly blessed by such a loving, giving and supportive congregation.  Thank you again!
Pictorial Directory Update
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
We would like to update our pictorial directory from 2014.  If you are new to Christ Church, or if you did not have an opportunity to have your family's picture in the last directory, Sally Turner Querin will be available March 20, 2016, immediately after the 10:00 service to take pictures in the Parish Hall.  We will also have another Sunday after Easter available for picture taking. Thank you for your help in updating our church directory.
Lunch Bunch
March 19th at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, March 19th.

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. 

Easter Candy Needed
By Wednesday, March 23rd at noon
We have all the plastic eggs we will need for Easter. Now we need to fill them.  Please bring individually wrapped candy (no chocolate please) to the church office, or bring to Millie Johnson between now and noon on Wednesday, March 23rd. 
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:00 a.m. Easter Morning! Many thanks for your generosity!
Can you help The Haven?
Month of March
Donation opportunity to help The Haven. The Haven is always in need of items to help women and children get back on their feet after they have left the shelter.  They have to start over from scratch. For the month of March, Kate Hanson will be collecting items for The Haven.  

Items that are needed: Personal Care Items, Paper Products, Clothing.  

Most needed items are: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, paper towels, toilet paper, sheets, towels, women's undergarments, children's undergarments. 

A detailed item list can be found in the parish hall. Items can be dropped off at the church office, or contact Kate Hanson.
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. 
Please contact the church office if you would like to make a reservation. Checks need to be sent to the church office not Honey Creek (please denote for Parish Retreat).
Deadline to register is April 1st. 
DR Dinner and Auction
April 8 at the Cotton Corner
The "GO Team" needs help from the "Home Team." The eight missioners who are going to the DR as the Christ Church Mission Team have adopted a project to screen the open air dining hall at the Episcopal camp to help protect visitors from mosquito-borne diseases. The cost is $3,750. We hope to use some of the auction funds to help us pay for the supplies we need. We will also have options to sponsor a child in the local Episcopal school we helped build.

Tickets for the April 8, Dominican Republic Dinner and Auction are available from Jeani Synyard, Marilyn Miller, Julia Ariail and Kim Dudley in the church office at $25 each.The event will be catered by Covingtons and held at the Cotton Corner at 101 N. Ashley Street from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Because of space limitations, only 104 tickets will be sold. Buy your tickets early as no tickets are sold at the door.

The live auction will feature several weekend beach retreats, a barbecue dinner for 75, an antique caned rocking chair, a hand carved seven-piece nativity set, an antique doll house with furniture and many more interesting items. The silent auction has a juggling performance by our own Joel Williams at your party or event, 3 hand knit shawls and scarves, two silver and larimar crosses custom made in the DR, a handmade wooden bowl by Dr. Dave Richards, a Panamanian mola fabric, and a casserole, salad and dessert every month for a year, plus much more. An online catalog of the items will be available next Friday.

It is going to be a fun party and benefit the mission work by members of our church and scholarships to the DR school. Fr. Dave Johnson and senior warden Dr. Bill Querin, both veterans of DR mission trips, will speak at the event. For photos from last year's event, click here.

For more information about the trip, please click here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, March 13, 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
March 18 - March 25
18 Walton Carter
19 Duke Guthrie, Richard Saeger
20 Anne Reid
22 Brenda Keller
25 Blake Yarbrough
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 18 - March 25
20 Margaret Weston
21 Helen McClure
23 Willa Valencia
25 Stephanie Tillman
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 18 - March 25
18 Searcy & Helen McClure
23 Allan & Joan Dear
Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Scott Cregger, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gage Greneker, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Kayla LaMere, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Bill Nunn, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Billy Selph, Edi Shepherd, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Orson Woodall

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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