Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
September 9, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 11: 
         Pentecost 17 / Proper 19

Vestry Member of Day:
   John Bennett

Coffee Hour Host:
    Millie Johnson / Leigh Long

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

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,
   Rita Hightower, Tammy Borders
Lay Readers - Kathy Armstrong, Cathy
   Oglesby, Tammy Borders
Ushers - Delrick Bradley, Richard
   Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - John David Greneker, Molly
   Stevenson, Paul Stevenson
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm - 51:1-11
Second Lesson - 1 Timothy 1:12-17 
Gospel - Luke 15:1-10

Wednesday Holy Eucharist
6 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events
September 13: Tuesday Night Bible Study
September 16: 20's & 30's Group 
September 17: Lunch Bunch
September 18: DOK dedication of new
                        members - 10:00 Service
September 21: Dinner / Teaching Series
September 22: Ladies Night Out
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.
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.  

Please RSVP to the church office by Thursday, September 15th.
Photo Directory
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Pictorial Directory - Last Call - 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 Sunday, September 11, immediately after the 8:00 and 10:00 services to take pictures in the Parish Hall.  Thank you for your help in updating our church directory.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  -- We will continue the Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on September 16, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to 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.
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday, September 17th.
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. 
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.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on September 22, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Wisenbaker.
Elizabeth's address is: 4814 Springbrook Dr., Hahira.
All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided. Bring a snack to share.
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.
DR 2016 Report, DR 2017 Dates 
Next trip planned for June 12 - 19, 2017
The summary report on our 2016 mission trip to the Dominican Republic has been completed and is posted at the link below. This report also contains a link to an online album that has over 500 photographs from that trip. Other photographs will be added soon to bring the total to around 1,000 images -- lots was done, so lots to see. 

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] 

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: 2016 Dominican Mission Trip Report and Photo AlbumSermon, September 4, 2016. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
September 10 - September 16
10 Jo Church
13 Frances Hatcher
16 Ellie Copeland, Stephen Sandbach
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 10 - September 16
12 Katie Bell, Cate Johnson
14 Marguerite Shenton, Emily Skinner
15 Cassidy Honeycutt
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 10 - September 16
11 Jim & Tar Drazdowski

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, Sam 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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