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

Worship Services
July 10: 
         Pentecost 8

Vestry Member of Day:
    Allan Dear
Coffee Hour Host:
    Sheri Gravett, Jane Kinney

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

Altar Flowers: 
Given by Anne and Joe Singletary to the Glory of God in thanksgiving of their grandchildren.

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Molly
   Stevenson, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers - Marcie Dennard, Merrill
   Guice, Molly Stevenson
Ushers - Delrick Bradley, Ron Borders, 
   Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Mimi Allen,
   Alexandra Peeples

6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm - 25:1-9
Second Lesson - Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel - Luke 10:25-37

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

July 13: Evening Prayer
July 16: Lunch Bunch
July 20: Evening Prayer
July 28: Vestry Meeting
August 14: Kick-off Party
August 21: Sunday School Resumes
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.

Announcement from Father Dave
An announcement from Dave Johnson: "We are thrilled to announce that Philip Ryan will be joining our Christ Church staff as Assistant to the Rector.  He will focus on college and youth ministry, as well as  helping with local outreach and some preaching and teaching.  His specific start date is not set yet but will most likely be in late August or early September.  Please keep Philip, his wife Amanda, and their daughter Greta in your prayers."
In His Holy Name: A Collection of Sermons
By the Rev. Peter L. Ingeman
Over the past six months, some friends of Fr. Peter and Happy have been working to collect and edit 152 of Fr. Peter's sermons for publication. The resulting book, In His Holy Name: a Collection of Sermons, is now available. The website for the book, <>, has information on how to download a copy of the book without charge, and how to order paperbound and hardbound printed editions at a minimal cost, including any discounts that may be available from the publisher from time to time. This website also includes links to the PDF file of the entire book, the 152 individual sermons in PDF format, six audio recordings of Fr. Peter preaching at Christ Church in 2006, and a photographic collage of Fr. Peter and Happy. Proceeds from the purchase of the printed books will be donated to the Christ Episcopal Church Altar Guild Fund.

If you would like to order a copy of Fr. Ingeman's book but are not comfortable doing this online yourself, please contact Julia or Julius Ariail and they will be happy to place the order on your behalf. Their contact information: home (229 559-7329); cell (Julia 229 563-0074, Julius 229 563-0209); email ([email protected] or [email protected]).
Kick-off Party
Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Christ Church Kick-off Party will be held on August 14, 2016 immediately following the 10:00 worship service.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. The Men in Blue will be cooking. There will be fun and games for "Children of All Ages".
Lunch Bunch
First and Third Saturdays from 11 - 1
Our Lunch Bunch outreach ministry provides a sack lunch to 120 children twice a month.  We create the lunches from food purchased at the Food Bank, but we cannot always get every item we need there. 
We need fruit cups for our next weekend, July 16th.  Please consider picking up a six pack of fruit cups when you do your family grocery shopping.  The children love the fruit and the Lunch Bunch volunteers appreciate it. 
Won't you help us make and distribute lunches?  1st and 3rd  Saturdays from 11 am - 1 pm.  Parish Hall kitchen. Come for some or all of the time!  
DR Mission Team Reports: 70!
70 Scholarships for El Pedregal School
The DR missioners are very pleased to report that enough funds for scholarships at the K-8 Episcopal school in El Pedregal were donated that we were able to fund 70 scholarships @ $350/child for the 2016-2017 academic year. We gave the same number for the 2015-2016 year. While the team was in the Dominican Republic in May, they presented a certificate for 50 scholarships to Padre Daniel Samuel, the priest in charge of the school, but after they returned, additional funds came in that moved the total up to $24,500, enough for 70 scholarships. Many, many thanks to all of our generous donors who made this possible. In addition to donors from the Christ Church congregation and friends and family of the missioners, other donors contributed through our partner churches, Nativity (Dothan AL) and Trinity (Statesboro GA).

When Padre Samuel received our message about the final number of donated scholarships, he sent back this reply in English right away:

Thank you my friends, God's blessing forever.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service
Evening Prayer services will be held at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday through the month of July.  Please take note of these changes.
Cross Wall in Gabard Building
We are collecting crosses to place on a wall in the Gabard Building.  If you have any crosses you would like to donate to the church, please bring them by the church office. Thank you in advance!
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, July 3, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
July 9 - July 15
  9 Katie Wisenbaker
11 Brooklyn Prine
14 Jerry DeMott
15 John Hiers, David Holland
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
July 9 - July 15
 9 Marge Fitzsimons
 10 Griff Holland
Wedding Anniversaries this week
July 9 - July 15
12 Bill & Lucille Sineath

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, Danny Clark, Diane Corker, Scott Cregger, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gage Greneker, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Emily Joiner, Kayla LaMere, Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Earl Moldovan, Marjorie Nielsen, Debbie Richardson, Delanie Rogers, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Bill Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Mike and Marilyn Willis

Family of Janice Allen

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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