Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 4, 2016


"We invite everyone to share communion around God's altar. 

We strive to be a welcoming and relevant Christian community doing what matters through prayer, worship, teaching, outreach, fellowship, and service. 
We will demonstrate the real life application of scripture, tradition, and
reason by providing a safe place to respond to each other's needs,   
hurts, joys, and interests." 
Resurrection Episcopal Church
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571


"The Episcopal Church in White County"

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In This Issue
Pastoral Care Corner
Breakfast Potluck
Men's 1st Annual Fishing Trip
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Preschool News
Music Notes
Help Wanted!
Traveling Butterfly
Rector's Discretionary Fund
Bunco Night
Anti-Racism Training
Family Promise
Sunday - 4th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:15 First Sunday Breakfast Potluck
Holy Eucharist II

Monday - 5th
No School
5:30 Yoga 
Tuesday - 6th     
9:30 Staff meeting
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ Mossy Creek Golf Course

Wednesday - 7th   
6:45 Choir Practice
AA meeting

Saturday - 10th
8:00 Brotherhood of St. Andrew Breakfast

September 4, 2016
The Lectionary 
Click here for full texts

First Reading
Jeremiah 18:1-11

The Psalm
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Second Reading
Philemon 1-21

The Gospel
Luke 14:25-33
8:15 am

Dave Maier

Jane Maier 

Dave Maier

Lana Brown

10:30 am

Sophie Alexander

Lucy Alexander
Lillian Grace Hutchings
Jack Prince
Sophie Alexander   

Mary Geidel

Chris Geidel

Carolyn Clarke
Matt Alexander


Larry Roland
Pat Roland

Children's Chapel
Sarah Bell

Pat Roland
Community of Hope Minister
Dennis & Sandy Bergin
Jane Maier
Chris Geidel
Social Hour

Vestry Person of the Day
Michelle Boyce

If you are unable to serve in your designated ministry, please find a replacement and then contact the church office with the change.
Resurrection Cycle of Prayer
9/4 Michelle Boyce, Barbara Brady, Morris & Madeline Braswell, Betsy Brien, the Brode family          
9/5 The Broom family, Lana Brown, the Butcher family, Sharon Burdick, Randy & Jeanette Burke, Joyce Campell  
9/6 The Cash family, George & Colley Case, Harold & Dolores Chandler, Sonya Chesser    
9/7 Barbara Clark, Carolyn Clarke, Robbie Crumley, Paula & Austin Cundiff, the D'Abate family 
9/8 Ed & Arlene DeJulio, Fonda Dodd, Denise Dorsey, Ashley Dunson, Mike & Valarie Dye      
9/9 Carol & Howard Enert, Jim & Audrey Engebretson, the Ernst family, Gene & Lin Ewert, Gene & Pat Fuller

9/10 Steve Garland, Chris & Mary Geidel, Andy Gilbert, Pam Gilbert  
September 4-10 
9/4 Genny Phillips, Rob Kendall        

9/5 Cassandra Rogers

9/7 Debbie McLean, Jason Wardle, Will Sheppard

9/9 Amari Ernst

9/6 Lloyd & Susan Mills

9/10 Chad & Lyndsey Roberts 
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Wherever you are on your faith journey, may you discover God's spirit here at Resurrection. May you experience God's love and feel God's blessing as you participate in the life of the parish.
We will see you in church!
If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please contact the parish office, a member of the clergy, or a member of the vestry.  Please do not hesitate to let us know of any needs that arise.
Pastoral Care Corner
Jan Kay is recovering at home from shoulder surgery.
Jim & Audrey Engebretson
have moved to Keystone Place, 14602 Finale Ave. N., Apt. 204, Hugo, MN 55038.
Janet Ash is undergoing cancer therapy.  
Hans Schacht is undergoing chemo therapy.
Morris Braswell is undergoing chemo therapy and will have surgery on September 8th.

Dottie Bardenwerper is recovering at home. 
Harold Riley is undergoing cancer therapy.  

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

Breakfast Potluck
Sunday, September 4 @ 9:15 a.m.

We will have First Sunday Breakfast THIS SUNDAY, September 4, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.  Please bring your favorite breakfast casserole or fruit.  We look forward to seeing everyone to get the new season started.

The NEW Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide is available
by following the link above.  If you would like to advertise your business or purchase a memorial or thank you message, please contact Michelle Boyce at 706-348-7657 or

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Preschool News
It is Community Helper Week at the preschool. Thank you Officer Casey with White County Sheriff's Office for coming out to our school. 
Our Anthem This Week:

We need more  family game nights at Resurrection.  If you are a fun person, like to plan and play, please contact the Participation Committee.  WE NEED YOU to plan game nights.  Call Carolyn Clarke @ 706-206-3155.
  Traveling Butterfly
Jane Mitchell at Faith Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, with her uncle Dave, aunt Carolyn, and cousin Becky.

Rector's Discretionary Fund

"The appropriate and traditional use of clergy discretionary funds is to address needs among the congregation and community members.  Payments of food, rent, utilities, medical bills and the like for persons in need are typical uses of these funds."

Our Rector's Discretionary Fund is depleted and in need of replenishment.  Please consider making a donation to this account by noting "Rector's Discretionary Fund" on your check. 
Saturday, October 8


Watch for more details as we get closer to the event.
Anti-Racism Training 
September 24, 2016 9:00-4:00

The Anti-Racism Training model of the Episcopal Church is designed to make us all more aware of how society's racist past still haunts us today. Through self-examination and sharing our stories, we come to learn more about how our behavior affects others, and how our society, institutions and churches affect how we think and feel about others. After anti-racism training, you will never watch the news the same again!

More information and registration

Resurrection is hosting the next training for the Northeast Convocation on Saturday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Catherine Meeks will facilitate the training.  We will providing a sub sandwich lunch for the group, so we would appreciate donations of chips, salad and desserts. We will have a number of attendees closer to time of the event.  Please contact Denise Dorsey if you have any questions.

Since 1991, General Convention has committed the Episcopal Church to address racism within our church, society and the world. We all recognize when obvious racism, discrimination or oppression occurs, but many of us are completely unaware of the subtle racism that occurs everyday all around us and how we are involved in perpetuating it. To better educate ourselves about the underlying racism in our daily lives and institutions, all lay and ordained leaders in the Episcopal Church are required to attend anti-racism training. Each and every member of the church can also be involved in the effort to end the institutional racism that exists in the church. Together we can make our church a welcoming place, devoid of racism and any form of prejudice and discrimination.

Working together for justice. 
Resurrection To Host Family Promise
October 23-30 & January 15-22
Family Promise now has two families in the program. The hosting churches are working hard to schedule the families into their busy church calendars.  Some of the host churches have taken two weeks in a row in order to help fill the gaps in the hosting schedule. At times there is a need for volunteer to provide a meal or spend the night.  If you would like to help, I will have a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for volunteers.

Resurrection Church will be hosting the families October 23-30 this year and January 15-22, 2017.  Faith Lutheran Church congregation has graciously agreed to allow us to use their fellowship hall to host the families.  Our third host week will be at our church next summer.  Call me if you have any questions and thank you volunteering.

Cathy Parrish 706-347-2240
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
1755 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, Assisting Bishop
The Rev. Scott Kidd, Rector
Brandon Nonnemaker, Minister of Music
Cassie Abernathy, Parish Administrator 
Sonya Chesser, Preschool Director
Paula Cundiff, Sexton 
Paul Abele (2016) - Administration
Denise Dorsey, Junior Warden (2016) - Formation
Paul Kimball, Senior Warden (2016) - Administration
Michelle Boyce (2017) - Participation
Linda Perry (2017) - Compassion
Becky Schacht (2017) - Compassion
Joe Cash (2018) - Formation
Carolyn Clarke (2018) - Participation
Fonda Dodd (2018) - Participation 
Larry Holbrook, Treasurer 
Patsy Kiessling, Recording Secretary
Patsy Kiessling
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection