Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
August 12, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
August 14: 
         Pentecost 13

Vestry Member of Day:
   Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Hour Host:
    Men in Blue Cookout

Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

Altar Flowers: 
   Altar Flowers are given by Martha  
   Leake to the Glory of God in
   memory of her Mom.

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers - Julia Ariail, Nancy Lutsko,
   Stefani Carroll
Ushers - Ron Borders, Delrick Bradley,
   Richard Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Karen May,
   Eliza Jane May
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm - 82
Second Lesson - Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Gospel - Luke 12:49-56

Wednesday Holy Eucharist
6 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events

August 14: Kick-off Party
August 18: Ladies Night Out
August 21: Sunday School Resumes
September 1: HEP Party at Rectory
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.

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.  If you would like to bring a dessert or side dish to share that would be great (although not require to attend).  

There will be a water slide a bouncy house and kiddie pool for the little ones, face painting and a dunk tank for "Children of All Ages". Please come and Dunk Father Dave and Bobby Yarbrough.

If you own a tailgating tent and would be willing to bring it and set it up, please do so.  
Assistant to the Rector:  Philip Ryan
September 1, 2016
Our newly hired Assistant to the Rector, Philip Ryan, along with his wife Amanda and their daughter Greta, will be moving into Louttit Hall on August 26.  He will officially begin on September 1st.  Philip has extensive ministry experience and is a gifted preacher and teacher.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and Languages at Evangel University, his Master of Arts degree in Exegetical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, and his Master of Theology degree at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.  Christ Church has a rich tradition of raising up ordained clergy, and along these lines Philip will be entering the ordination process in The Episcopal Church.  In the meantime he will be licensed by Bishop Benhase as a Licensed Lay Preacher and a Licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister.  Here at Christ Church he will be working on developing our college and youth ministries, further developing our local outreach efforts, and doing some preaching and teaching as well.  I ask you to join me in warmly welcoming Philip, Amanda, and Greta into our Christ Church family!

The Ryan's will be here the afternoon of Friday, August 26 around 2 PM.  We need volunteers to help them unload their U-Haul.  

There will be a H.E.P Party at the Rectory on September 1st beginning at 6:00 p.m. to welcome the Ryan family to Christ Church.
HEP Party
Thursday, September 1st beginning at 6:00 p.m.
H.E.P. Party will be held at Rectory on Thursday, September 1st beginning at 6:00 p.m to welcome the Ryan family to Christ Church and Valdosta. Please mark your calendar and plan to come and enjoy the evening. Bring a hors d'oeuvre.  Please note: Childcare will be provided in the Gabard Building.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Jeani Synyard.  Jeani's address is: 746 Lake Laurie.   All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided. Bring a snack to share.
Sunday School Begins
Sunday, August 21st
Sunday School will begin again on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. 

Sunday School registration forms will be in the parish hall on Sunday. 

Please sign your child up and let Millie Johnson know if you are interested in volunteering to help with Sunday School.
Book Signing for Fr. Peter's Book
September 8, 2016
Save the date: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Valdosta's new bookstore, Book & Table at 120 North Patterson Street, will host a book signing on September 8 for Fr. Peter Ingeman's book, In His Holy Name: A Collection of Sermons. The bookstore will have hardbound and paperbound books available for purchase, and Fr. Ingeman will autograph books during the event. The bookstore owners, Mike and Lai Orenduff, plan to donate the profits from this event to Christ Church's altar guild.

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. 

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, August 7, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
August 13 - August 19
13 Mike Tanner
16 Patricia Marks
18 Mark Chamberlain, Tommy Hatcher, Josie Tidmore
19 Maggie Roberts        
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
August 13 - August 19
15 Betty Chason
18 Katherine Mayer
19 John David Greneker
Wedding Anniversaries this week
August 13 - August 19
 6  Ken & Electa Ricket
11 Joe & Norma Tomberlin
12 Billy Tidmore & Jennifer Lawrence

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, Cindy Foster, Gage Greneker, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Emily Joiner, Kayla LaMere, Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Debbie Richardson, Delanie Rogers, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Bill Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Mike and Marilyn Willis

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta