Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
September 2, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 4: 
         Pentecost 16 / Proper 18

Vestry Member of Day:
   Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Hour Host:
    Sallie Honeycutt 

Altar Guild: 
   Team 1

Altar Flowers
   Given by Maggie Roberts to the glory of God in thanksgiving of Steve's birthday.

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 - Phyllis
   Holland, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers - Marcie Dennard, Merrill
   Guice, Phyllis Holland
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter
Acolytes - David Holland, Phyllis Holland,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm - 1
Second Lesson - Philemon 1-21 
Gospel - Luke 14:25-33

Wednesday Holy Eucharist
6 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
September 5: Church Office Closed
September 9: Friday Morning Bible Study
September 13: Tuesday Night Bible Study
September 16: 20's & 30's Group 
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
church office (229) 242-5115

Philip Ryan
Assistant to the Rector
church office (229) 242-5115

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115

Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper
[email protected] 
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Millie Johnson
Director of Children's Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Angela Duncan, Music Director
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.
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. 
Birthday Prayers
First Sunday of Month
Sunday, September 4, 2016 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of September to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, September 9, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  -- We will begin the Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on September 9, 2016.  We will be studying the Book of Luke. All are welcome!
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series
Begins September 21, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series will begin on September 21, 2016. The teaching series "Armor of God" will conclude on October 26th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Nursery and Childcare will be available.
20's & 30's Group
Friday, September 16, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellowship at the Rectory on Friday, September 16th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The main course and drinks will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. 
The Gabard Building will be open and staffed for nursery and/or childcare. Dinner will be provided for them as well.
DOK dedication of new members
Sunday, September 18, 2016 during 10:00 service
Daughter of the King (DOK) will have a dedication of new members during the 10:00 worship service on September 18, 2016.  New members will be: Dottie Pitts, Sandra Fletcher, Sally Honeycutt and Kathy Armstrong.
Stewardship Dinner at Mathis
Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Stewardship Committee has been meeting and is excited about the upcoming "We Love Christ Church" Stewardship Celebration Dinner.  Save the Date - Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Mathis Auditorium!  A nursery and dinner will be provided at the Church for infants and child care from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.  
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. 

Stitchers of Love
Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
The Stitchers have several projects, including making twiddlemuffs, preemie hats, prayer shawls, and bunnies for the Lunch Bunch children. Each item is blessed and tagged with a prayer, and you are welcome to take one for yourself or someone else. If you would like to know more about twiddlemuffs, need some yarn, or just want to join in the stitching or learn how to knit or crochet, come to the parish hall this Sunday, 4-6 pm. All are welcome! 
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.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, August 28, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
September 3 - September 9
5 Norma Barnidge, Robin Coleman
6 Tamara Thomas, Steve Roberts
7 Ron Borders, Karen Gunter, Rita Hightower, Eliza Jane May
8 Paul Stevenson  
9 Sylvia Warrick, Mickey Williamson
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 3 - September 9
4  Julie Jackson
5  Paul Johnson
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 3 - September 9
3 Richard & Debi Saeger
7 Danny Mansukhani & Karen Rainey
8 Merrill & Frances Guice

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.

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