Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
May 6, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
May 8: 
         Easter VI

Vestry Member of Day:
    Sallie Honeycutt
Coffee Hour Host:
    Susan Chamberlain, Mimi Allen

Altar Guild: 
   Team 4

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 - Nancy Lutsko, 
   Allan Dear, Sheri Gravett
Lay Readers - Clinton Beeland, Emily
   Rogers, Jane Kinney
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard Coleman,
   Bill Sineath, Delrick Bradley
Acolytes - John David Greneker, Molly 
   Stevenson, Paul Stevenson
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Acts 16:16-34
Psalm - 97
Second Lesson - 
     Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Gospel - John 17:20-26

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Each Thursday 
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
May 8: Last Day of Sunday School till Fall
May 9-16: Dominican Republic Mission Trip
May 15: DOK Meeting - Church Office - 11:15 
May 20: HEP Party at Yarbrough's Barn - 6:00 
May 22: Youth Sunday
May 22: Men in Blue preparing Lunch after
             10:00 service
May 25: Youth Fundraiser Dinner
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!
Cursillistas and those interested in Cursillo
May 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Attention Cursillistas and anyone interested in Cursillo!!! You are invited to come to an Ultreya on Saturday, May 7th @ 6:00 PM at Staten Crossing.  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish to share.
DOK (Daughters of King) Meeting
Sunday, May 15, 2016 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
DOK (Daughters of the King) will have a meeting at 11:15 a.m. in the church office on Sunday, May 15th!
Youth Sunday
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:00 Service
Youth Sunday will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016 during the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  Please come and see what our Youth have been working on.  The Children's Choir will sing.

End of Year Party to follow the May 22nd Youth Sunday service.  All are welcome to help us honor this year's graduates and celebrate the end of another successful year. The Men in Blue will be cooking lunch. We will have a bouncy house, water slide and snow cone machine! 

There is a signup sheet in the Parish Hall. 
Youth Fundraiser Dinner
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 25th at 6:30 p.m. we're having a Youth Mission Trip fundraising dinner to help cover the costs involved in the June 19-25 youth mission trip to Florida.  

The evening will include a delicious dinner along with testimonies and some entertainment.  It'll be lots of fun and we hope you will join us!  

If you are unable to come to the dinner but would like to contribute toward the trip you can send a check to Christ Church with "youth mission trip" on the memo line-thanks!
Substitutes Needed for PMO and Preschool
Weekdays from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Our Parents Morning Out (PMO) and Preschool are looking for persons willing to be on a substitute teacher list.  If you are interested in helping out our Preschool or PMO in a pinch, please contact Millie Johnson. There is also a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. 
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, May 11, 2016.  For more information, email Tammy Borders or call 229-560-5889
Relay for Life
Tonight 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. 

For further information please contact Molly Stevenson

H.E.P. Party
Friday, May 20, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
H.E.P. Party: Adult Friends and Family Welcome - Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Yarbrough's Barn - 4700 Skipper Bridge Road. Please mark your calendar and plan to come and enjoy the evening.  Please note this is an Adults Only Party (no children). Bring a hors d'oeuvre.
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 or fill out a Volunteer Form.  

Registration for Vacation Bible School is available online here
DR GO Team Reports...
Mission Trip is May 9-16, 2016
Our 2016 team leaves for El Pedregal on Monday, May 9, and is scheduled to return on Monday, May 16. Eight missioners are on the team: 

Julia Ariail (Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta GA)
Julius Ariail (Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta GA)
The Rev. Deacon Leeann Culbreath (Diocese of Georgia)
Meg Hiers (Marietta, GA)
Phyllis Hiers (Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta GA)
Bill Querin (Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta GA)
Fred Richter (Trinity Episcopal Church, Statesboro GA)
Paul Stevenson (Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta GA)

During the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 8, Fr. Dave will commission our team and bless several items that we are taking as gifts for the congregation of the Episcopal church in El Pedregal. 

We are very pleased to be bringing a certificate for 50 scholarships for the K-8 Episcopal school in El Pedregal to present to Padre Daniel Samuel, the priest in charge of the Episcopal camp, conference center, school, and church. In addition to our local congregation, contributions have been received from the congregations of Trinity Episcopal Church (Statesboro, GA), Episcopal Church of the Nativity (Dothan, AL), as well as individuals in other cities who support this worthy cause. We hope to add a few more scholarships to that total by July 15, when we traditionally send the funds to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic for use in El Pedregal in the 2016-17 academic year. Donations for scholarships (US$350 per child for one academic year) are always welcome, and they may be sent to Christ Church with the note "DR Fund - Scholarship."

Daily updates will be posted on Christ Church's Facebook page, and photographs will be in an album on that page. Check out the links below to follow along:

We will be holding daily devotionals around 7:30 each morning and again around 7:30 each evening. We bid your prayers for the health and welfare of our friends in the Dominican Republic and of our team members, and for the successful completion of our projects. If you would like to pray along with us, our bilingual prayer booklet and daily readings are linked below:

Daily readings | English Spanish

Those of us on the GO Team could not do any of this without the faithful, prayerful, and generous support of everyone on the HOME Team. To all of you, we offer our profound thanks as we head once again into the mission field.

¡Vamonos! Let's Go!

UTO Ingathering
Sunday, May 22, 2016
As in previous years our Spring Ingathering for UTO (United Thank Offering) is scheduled for Youth Sunday on May 22nd. Monies collected in your Blue Box over the last several months, for the many blessings you have received can now be turned in. 

Envelopes will be provided in that Sundays bulletin, so that people can empty their box prior to the ingathering or just place a check in the envelop for the amount that was in your box, to Christ Episcopal Church noting it to UTO.   Collections for Fall Ingathering 2015 were $465.00.  

Please note going forward we will only have a Spring Ingathering so additional Blue Boxes are always available in the tower and parish hall.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, May 1, 2016Sermon, April 24, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
May 7 - May 13
7 Nick Bajalia, Jr.        
8 Sally Nunn
10 Nick Bajalia, Sr., Electa Ricket        
11 Dave Clark
12 Marilyn Miller          
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 7 - May 13
8 Lilly Kate Campbell
10 Tammy Bezona, Cora Dyal, Patricia Grieve
11 Kathryn Blais
Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 7 - May 13
12 Michael Holt & Miranda Edmonds
Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Ashley, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Scott Cregger, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gage Greneker, Frances Guice, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Emily Joiner,  Kayla LaMere, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Orson Woodall

Family of Mike Stouffer - (Husband of Skip Stouffer)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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