Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
April 8, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
 
April 10: 
         Easter III

Vestry Member of Day:
    Duke Guthrie
    
Coffee Hour Host:
    Millie Johnson, Leigh Long

Altar Guild: 
   Team 1

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


10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Molly Stevenson
Lay Readers - Sheri Gravett, Gnann
   Moser, Allan Dear
Ushers - Ron Borders, Delrick Bradley,
   Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Mimi Allen,
   Josie Tidmore, George Tidmore
     
  
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


Scriptures
First Lesson - Acts 9:1-6
Psalm - 30
Second Lesson - Revelation 5:11-14
Gospel - John 21:1-19

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

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

Rector

[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. 

 

   Friday

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

DR Dinner & Auction Tonight!
Friday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.
Thank you! We've sold 94 tickets for tonight's DR dinner and auction to support our mission team and school scholarships in El Pedregal, more than in any other year! Since this a catered event, no tickets will be sold at the door. The activities start at 6:00 p.m. at the Cotton Corner, an elegant event space located at 101 N. Ashley Street in downtown Valdosta. Speakers include our Senior Warden, Bill Querin, and our Rector, Fr. Dave Johnson, both of whom are veteran DR missioners. Our auctioneer is the one-and-only Duke Guthrie from the VSU Theatre & Dance program. Come prepared for a Covington's catered Dominican-style dinner and to participate in the live and silent auctions -- or just leave a donation in the basket! The bar (donations gratefully accepted) will feature wine and Dominican beer - Presidente brand, straight from Santo Domingo and it's good....

To check out the list of items on the live and silent auctions, click here: http://christchurchvaldosta.org/docs/table-list-of-auction-items-2016.pdf

For information about our mission work with the congregation and clergy of an Episcopal church in the Dominican Republic, click here: http://christchurchvaldosta.org/?page_id=8365

Birthday Prayers
Sunday, April 10, 2016 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of April to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer. 
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!
Parish Retreat
Final Call - Tuesday, April 12 by 10:00 a.m.
Honey Creek has graciously extended our deadline to Tuesday, April 12th.  You do not have to attend the entire weekend, you could just come for the day on Saturday if that works for you.  If you would like to go to the parish retreat, please contact the church office.  

The 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 12th at 10:00 a.m. 


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 10 a.m., April 12th. 
Ladies Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 pm
The Wednesday night ladies bible study will continue a study of the book of Hebrews on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  For more information, email Tammy Borders or call 229-560-5889
Lunch Bunch
April 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, April 16th.

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. 

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.
Birthdays this week
April 8 - April 15
8 Jennifer Lawrence, Keri Wilkin
11 Ann Kasun
13 Elizabeth Davis    
15 Bobbie Ann Mitchell
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
April 8 - April 15
9 Matilda Stubbs, Sylvia Warrick  
10 Steve Roberts
13 Robert Church
15 Jessie Querin
Wedding Anniversaries this week
April 8 - April 15
14 Mike Richardson & Nancy Sartin
 
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, 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 Nancy Justice

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
229.242.5115

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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