Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
May 20, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
May 22: 
         Trinity Sunday

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

Altar Guild: 
   Team 1

Altar Flowers: Given to the Glory of God in memory and honor of friends and family given by Tal and Norma Barnidge.

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 - John David
   Greneker, Madison Jackson, Kate
Lay Readers - Kate Hanson, Cassidy
   Honeycutt, Emily Johnson
Ushers - Paul Johnson, Jim Chamberlain,
   Brooklyn Prine
Acolytes - Alexandra Peeples, George
   Tidmore, Eliza Jane May, Maddie
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm - 8
Second Lesson - Romans 5:1-5
Gospel - John 16:12-15

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Each Thursday 
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
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!
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.
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. 
Volunteers Needed
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Volunteers are needed for the end of year party on 5/22. We need helpers at the snow cone station, bouncy house and water slide, face painters and bubble station. Please contact Millie Johnson or phone 404-245-8476 to volunteer.
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!
Pictorial Directory Photos Taken
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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 May 22, 2016, immediately after the 10:00 service to take pictures in the Annex. Thank you for your help in updating our church directory.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, May 21st.
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. 
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 18, 2016.  For more information, email Tammy Borders or call 229-560-5889
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 Returns
To the HOME Team: Thank you!
Six of the eight missioners on the team sponsored by Christ Church (Valdosta) returned from Santo Domingo to their homes on Monday, May 16, after a productive week-long mission trip to the Episcopal conference center in the village of El Pedregal operated by the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. The two other missioners, Julia and Julius Ariail, went from Santo Domingo to Ponce, Puerto Rico, to represent the Diocese of Georgia and the Dominican Development Group at the annual conference of the Global Episcopal Mission Network. Julia and Julius are the current chairs of the Diocese of Georgia's Companion Diocese Commission. For information on our Diocese's work in the DR, go here.
While at the Episcopal center, the missioners installed 12 ceiling fans in the classrooms of the K-8 Episcopal school on the grounds of the center and 4 fans in a large meeting room in one of the dormitory buildings. They sanded and repainted a metal swing set and benches, and installed new climbing ropes on nearby tree branches. The school's middle grade students took part in two environmental awareness classes, and decorated an altar frontal with scenes of the local landscape and wildlife that was presented to the local Episcopal Church on Pentecost Sunday. Other items presented to the church were a Spanish lectionary altar book and a handmade embroidered fair linen. The veterinarian on the team successfully vaccinated 49 village dogs and cats for rabies, with the help of local community leaders who spread the word about the event. The team had earlier raised funds for the camp to install insect screening for the open-sided dining hall, and observed local contractors installing the framework and the initial delivery of screens. This screening work will be completed in about a week. They continued this team's traditional activity of sponsoring a "splash party" for about 160 children from the school and the community with wading pools, slip and slides, and hot dogs, cookies, cake and ice cream. Finally, they presented a certificate for 50 full scholarships for children in the Episcopal school for the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarship funds (US$350/child) were donated by members of Holy Nativity, Dothan, AL; Trinity, Statesboro, GA; Christ Church, Valdosta, GA; and other friends, family, and former missioners.
There were repeated visits with residents in their homes in the community, at the medical clinic, and during a farewell party sponsored by the clergy and staff of the Episcopal camp. The missioners even had time for a hike to the river near the camp and later to a local waterfall about four miles away, as well as for a shopping expedition into the nearby city of Jarabacoa. On their final full day in the Dominican Republic, they enjoyed an afternoon and evening of sightseeing, shopping, and dinner in a rooftop restaurant in Santo Domingo.

The missioners on the GO Team send profound thanks to all of the members of the HOME Team for their prayers, contributions, and other support that made this 2016 trip so successful. After a month or so to reflect on this trip and to write our final report, we'll start planning the 2017 trip. Watch this space for news about 2017 just as soon as planning begins.
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 15, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
May 21 - May 27
21 Amy Claire Drazdowski
22 Alan Johnson          
24 Frances Crawford, Norma Tomberlin
26 Beth Baker
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 21 - May 27
21 Patricia Gatchell
23 Corey Goulet
24 Norma Tomberlin    
26 Malcolm Weston
27 Noah Carroll
Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 21 - May 27
27 Ron & Tammy Borders

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, Diane Corker, Scott Cregger, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gage Greneker, Frances Guice, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, 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

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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