Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
April 1, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
April 3: 
         Easter II

Vestry Member of Day:
    Bill Tucker
Coffee Hour Host:
    Sallie Honeycutt

Altar Guild: 
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko,
   Walton Carter, Joe Tomberlin
Lay Readers - Nancy Lutsko, Joe
   Tomberlin, Walton Carter
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May, Alexandra Peeples
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Acts 5:27-32
Psalm - 150
Second Lesson - Revelation 1:4-8
Gospel - John 20:19-31

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

April 3: Final Ticket sales for DR Dinner
April 5: Registration deadline for 
            Parish Retreat
April 8: DR Dinner and Auction
April 22-24: Parish Retreat - Honey Creek
May 9-16: DR Mission Trip
June 13 -16: Vacation Bible School
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.

Prayers for Search Committee
We have formed a search committee to assist Fr. Dave in the search for an Assistant to the Rector.  Molly Stevenson is the chair of this committee and other members include Bill Querin, Sheri Gravett, Jeff Worn, Grace Tanner, and Steph Johnson.  The job description is posted on the Christ Church website.  Please keep this search in your prayers--thanks!
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on Thursday, April 14th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Millie Johnson.  Millie's address is: 4534 Ivey Chase in Stone Creek.  All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring a snack to share. If you would like to host a ladies night out, there is a signup sheet in the Parish Hall.
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 - Buy tickets by Sunday

It's the Last Minute - Buy your tickets for the Friday, April 8, Dominican Republic Dinner and Auction from Julia Ariail and Helen Tucker at church Sunday. We have to turn in the final number on Monday morning. The cost is $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. 

Check out the live and silent auction items online at:

All the proceeds from the auction will be used to pay for scholarships at the Episcopal school in El Pedregal and for supplies for our mission projects: screening the open air dining hall, installing fans in the school and painting the swing set. The cost of a scholarship for a complete academic year for one child 
is $350.

For photos from last year's event, click here.
For more information about the trip, please click here.
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. 

Stitchers of Love
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
The Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday 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. And come learn about Twiddlemuffs and Knitted Knockers.  For information, contact Pepi Nelson or Phyllis Holland.  
Relay for Life
May 6, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Join the Christ Church Relay for Life Team to help support the American Cancer Society.  Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Lowndes High School beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Luminaries are being sold.  Donations to support Christ Church team are being accepted. 

Donations can be made on April 10th at Christ Church during Coffee Hour, or you can donate online. 

For further information please contact Molly Stevenson

Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16 from 9-12pm
Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16th from 9:00 a.m. till noon.  

Those who are interested in helping with VBS, please contact Millie Johnson.  

Registration information will be available shortly. 
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, March 27, 2016, Sermon, March 25, 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
April 2 - April 8
  2 Cecilia Carroll
  4 Leanne Balanis     
  5 Pierce Baker, Jan Carter
  7 Tal Barnidge
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
April 2 - April 8
2 Sparky Greneker
3 Mitchell Beeland, Jim Elliott  
4 Joe Tomberlin
5 Jan Carter, Joan Dear, Richard Saeger, Bill Tucker        
6 Brandon Jackson, Amelia Blevins, Ann Blevins, Stella Blevins
  7 Carolyn Eager, Paul Stevenson
Wedding Anniversaries this week
April 2 - April 8
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, George Halls, 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

Family of Rober Byrd - brother of Jerry Byrd
Family of Mary Lynn McMillan - sister of Gene Seago 

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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