Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 11, 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
Meet Our New Parish Administrator
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Breakfast
Family First Breakfast
Children Formation
Youth Formation
Parent Formation
Faith Lens
Preschool News
Music Notes
Resurrection Episcopal Advertising Guide
Theology of the Eucharist
Help Wanted!
Anti-Racism Training
Bunco Night
Family Promise
Saturday - 10th
8:00 Brotherhood of St. Andrew Breakfast
Sunday - 11th  
8:15 Holy Eucharist II  
9:30 Christian Formation
10:30 Holy Eucharist II

Monday - 12th
5:30 Yoga 
Tuesday - 13th     
9:30 Staff meeting
11:30 WRECs' lunch @ El Campesino
7:00 Finance Meeting 

Wednesday - 14th   
6:45 Choir Practice
AA meeting

Thursday - 15th
6:00 Compassion Meeting
September 11, 2016
The Lectionary 
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First Reading
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

The Psalm
Psalm 14

Second Reading
1 Timothy 1:12-17

The Gospel
Luke 15:1-10
8:15 am

Steve Wydra

Fonda Dodd  

Steve Wydra

Debbie McLean

10:30 am

Ben Johnston

Reagan Brode
Savannah Steele
Mike Dye
Michael Randall    

Steve Smith

Nancy LaForce

Jennifer Smith
Dwayne Vandiver


Carolyn Clarke
Austin Cundiff

Children's Chapel
Lori Kimsey

Nancy Lambdin
Community of Hope Minister
Dave & Jane Maier
Joanna Moylan
David Wilkins
Social Hour
Valarie Dye

Vestry Person of the Day
Becky Schacht

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
9/11 Ron & Marteen Goodwin, Helen Greear, Charlotte Greer, the Greer family           
9/12 David Greer, Geoff & Sue Gstalder, Ray Gregory & Katie Lynam, Sharon Hall, Chuck & Jaymi Hampton   
9/13 Bently & Christy Harris, Jill Hazen, Steve & Julie Hill, Curtis & Genie Hixon   
9/14 Larry & Kathy Holbrook, the Johnston family, Becky Johnston & Hannah Lumme, Peg Jones, Jan Kay & Kelly Smith 
9/15 Russ Keen, Allene Kelley, the Kendall family, the Kidd family, Dan Kiessling, Patsy Kiessling      
9/16 The Kimsey family, Bill Kinsland, the Koeppel family, Richard & June Krise, Paul & Cynthia Kimball

9/17 Gretchen Kwatra, Bob & Nancy Lambdin, Kevin & Nancy LaForce, Bob & Deb Kroll   
September 11-17 
9/12 Janet Ash         

9/13 Andy Gilbert, Lyndsey Roberts, Kate Koeppel   
9/12 Kevin & Nancy LaForce

9/13 Ben & Stephanie Bolton

9/15 Scott & Patty Kidd

9/17 Robert & Melissa Boman
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Welcome to the latest edition of our eNewsletter.
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 recovering from gastro-cancer surgery in the ICU unit at NE GA Med Center.
Harold Riley is undergoing cancer therapy.   
Meet Our New Parish Administrator
Cassie Abernathy
My name is Cassie Abernathy and I have lived in Sautee for over 25 years.  I met my husband, Brad Abernathy, at Unicoi State Park in 1994, and we married in February of 1995. We have four wonderful children, Bryson age 20, Crawford age 19, Faith age 15 and Josiah age 13. Brad has been teaching art for 22 years at White County High School. I had the privilege of staying home with all of our children until they were school age. Our three older ones all attended Resurrection Preschool. Our youngest, Josiah, was born with Down Syndrome, and he required a little more from me until he began school, so I kept a few children in our home to get him acclimated to the social challenges he would face. He has proven to be such a blessing to all of us. Our older three children have a unique insight into the differences in people. We have all learned that patience and understanding are things you work for and must practice every day when being the role model to a special needs child. Josiah is the most loving, forgiving and delightful child I've had the privilege to know. Our oldest son married a very sweet girl this past July and I can now claim another daughter. Crawford is in college, Faith is in the 10th grade, and Josiah is in 6th.  I enjoy being outside and spending time with my family. We stay very busy doing fun activities, and we are all very thankful for this beautiful place we call home. I love to write, read and kayak. My family is very important to me, and I'm excited about new things I will experience as our children grow, go to college, marry and become the adults we've raised them to be.

*Note: Cassie's office hours will be Tuesday thru Thursday 8:00-2:00*

Hosted by The Brotherhood of St. Andrew on October 2nd
Led by Patty Kidd and Debbie McLean

Led by Dr. Jennifer Smith and Denise Dorsey

Led by Fr. Scott Kidd
Childcare will be available in the nursery during Adult Formation classes.

The theme for this week is "One Who Was Lost Is Found."  If you would like to review the material prior to Sunday, follow this link: One Who Was Lost Is Found.
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Preschool News

 Ms. Melissa's Pre-Reading class searching in magazines for things that start with the letter T.  When they find something, they cut it out and glue it to their paper.  Great hands-on activity.
Our Anthem This Week:
To commemorate 9/11 Remembrance Day
Let There Be Peace on Earth 
By Jill Jackson & Sy Miller

Let there be peace on earth 
And let it begin with me. 
Let there be peace on earth 
The peace that was meant to be. 
With God our Creator 
Children all are we. 
Let us walk with each other 
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me 
Let this be the moment now. 
With every step I take 
Let this be my solemn vow. 
To take each moment 
And live each moment 
With peace eternally. 
Let there be peace on earth, 
And let it begin with me.

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

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.
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 be providing a sub sandwich lunch for the group, so we would appreciate donations of chips, salad and desserts. We will have the 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. 
Saturday, October 8


Watch for more details as we get closer to time for the event.
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 706-348-2240
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