Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
March 25, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 27: 
         Easter Sunday

Vestry Member of Day:
    Dottie Pitts, Len Carter
Coffee Hour Host:
    Hospitality Committee

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan Dear
Usher - Max Bontrager

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Mike Tanner,
   Rita Hightower, Tammy Borders
Lay Readers - Tammy Borders, Kathy
   Armstrong, Cathy Oglesby
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Grace Tanner,
   Maddie Yarbrough
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm - 118:1-2, 14-24
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Gospel - Luke 24:1-12

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Each Thursday 
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
March 25: Good Friday Services (12 & 6)
March 27: Easter Egg Hunt after
                 10:00 service
March 28: Church Office Closed
March 28: 10:30 a.m. Bill Nunn's funeral               at the church
March 29: First cruise $50 deposit due
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 25: Good Friday Services - 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Easter Sunday
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Easter Services will be held on March 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held immediately following the 10:00 worship service on March 27, 2016. All are welcome!

There will be no Sunday School on Easter. 
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
Watch for important information in next Friday's bulletin on the auction items to be sold at the Dominican Dinner and Auction. Buy your tickets by Sunday, April 3, so that we can notify the caterer about the number. Tickets are available from Julia Ariail, Helen Tucker, Jeani Synyard and from Kim Dudley in the church office. We have sold approximately 70 of the 104 available tickets. If tickets remain, they will be sold at coffee hour on Sunday, April 3.

For more information about the trip, please click here.
Ladies Cruise
March 29, 2016
Christ Church Ladies are planning a cruise for October 15 - 20, 2016 to Grand Cayman and Cozumel.  If you are planning to take part, the first deposit of $50 for the cruise is due Tuesday, March 29th.  You can still join in after that date, but the prices are subject to change. For more information check out the website, or to book a cabin, please call Debi Saeger.
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!
Lunch Bunch
April 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, April 2nd.

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. 

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, March 20, 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 26 - April 1
29 Jacob Diamond
30 Bill Tucker
31 Lai Orenduff, Edith Shepherd, Amber Tanner
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 26 - April 1
26 Aldine Carter
27 Ethan Warrick
28 Mike Holland
30 Dave Armstrong, Robbie Beeland
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 26 - April 1
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
Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Scott Cregger, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gage Greneker, Frances Guice, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Kayla LaMere, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Billy Selph, Edi Shepherd, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Orson Woodall

Justin and Jacqueline Cowart on the birth of their daughter on Wednesday, March 16th: Mary Jacqueline Cowart

Family of Bill Nunn
Family of Layton Terrell, Jr. 
Family of Florence Dunman

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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