Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
August 26, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
August 28: 
         Pentecost 15 / Proper 17

Vestry Member of Day:
   Jeana Beeland

Coffee Hour Host:
    Sheri Gravett / Jane Kinney

Altar Guild: 
   Team 5

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 - Emily Rogers, Jane
   Kinney, Marcie Dennard
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Diane Halim, 
   Rena Nelson
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm - 112
Second Lesson - 
                 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 
Gospel - Luke 14:1, 7-14

Wednesday Holy Eucharist
6 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
August 30: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
September 1: Philip Ryan's First Day 
        H.E.P. Party at Rectory - 6:00 p.m.
        (Childcare provided at Gabard)
September 5: Church Office Closed
September 18: DOK dedication of new
                        members - 10:00 Service
September 25: Stewardship Dinner -
              Mathis Auditorium - 6:00 p.m.
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.

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 this afternoon, 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.
Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Vestry will meet Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All Vestry members are encouraged to attend.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, September 3rd.
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. 
How to join the Men in Blue
It's easy and lots of fun
For many years a group of men and some women have grilled dinners for the parishioners of Christ Church. They named themselves the Men in Blue for obvious reasons: they all wore blue t-shirts. How do you join? You have only to ask to be part of the group, then show up when it's time to cook. Call Dave Clark at 559-6159 or John Hiers at 244-5942 to join the team. Sign up today.
Book Signing for Fr. Ingeman
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!

Pottery Cross Making Event
Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 - 12 p.m. 
Pottery Cross Making Class at Turner Center for the Arts will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 - 12 p.m. The cost of the class is $15 per person which will include all materials.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Marge McCartney.  There is a class limit of 15 people, so sign up early.
2017 Dominican Trip Dates
June 12 - 19, 2017
Planning for the Dominican Mission trip begins early - almost a year early. The dates for next year's trip are June 12 -19, 2017. We selected the date early so that we could get on the Campamento schedule at a time after our schools ended and before their summer camp sessions begin and so that those thinking of going with us could block out the dates on next year's schedule. If you are interested in applying for the "Go Team," contact Julia or Julius Ariail at [email protected].  Save the date.

Work continues on the final report and photo album from our 2016 trip. As a preview, here's a small set of photos from Sunday, May 15, when our team attended the church service in El Pedregal: 

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, August 21, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
August 27 - September 2
27 Julius Ariail, Andrew Diamond
28 Helen Tucker
29 Craig Lambert, Monty Miller
30 Phyllis Hiers, Mary Peeples, David Singleton
2 Jim Drazdowski
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
August 27 - September 2
28 Jacob Diamond
Wedding Anniversaries this week
August 27 - September 2
31  Bo & Patricia Gatchell
2 Jerry & Mollee Puckett

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, 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