April 19, 2024


Friday, April 19

Church office closed

Saturday, April 20

10:00 a.m. Altar Guild

Tuesday, April 23

6:00 p.m. College Ministry Meeting

7:30 p.m. Valencia Bible Study

Wednesday, April 24

1:30 p.m. Garden Guild

6:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Thursday, April 25

9:00 a.m. Bible Study @ Tammy's

7:00 p.m. College Ministry Dinner

Friday, April 26

Church office closed


Sunday, April 21

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

8:45 a.m. Bishop meet w/ children

9:15 a.m. Christian education

9:15 a.m. Choir practice

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (in-person and streamed)

11:15 a.m. Luncheon - Parish Hall

5:30 p.m. Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

6:00 p.m. Vespers

Monday, April 22

5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Prayer for Israel and Palestine from Bishop Logue

“God of peace, we pray for the people of Israel and Palestine in this time of war.

For all who are fearful for the safety of their loved ones and themselves, we pray that the assurance of unfailing love, even in the midst of danger, settles upon them. Shelter them from despair and protect them from harm.

We remember before you the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East, the Most Reverend Hosam Elias Naoum, and the people of his churches, hospitals, and other ministries.

For all who have died, we pray they find rest.

For all who grieve, we pray they find comfort.

For all who are wounded, we pray they find healing.

For leaders on all sides, we pray for the will to lay down arms and for the conviction to embrace a path of reconciliation and peace that preserves the rights and dignity of all of your children.

God of justice, we pray with hopeful hearts that your beloved children of the Holy Land.

We ask all this in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.”

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

10 am - 2 pm

Closed on Friday

Worship Services

April 21: Easter IV

8:00 a.m, Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Acts 4:5-12

Psalm 23

1 John 3:16-24

John 10:11-18



Sunday, April 21st, our Bishop, Frank Logue, will be at Christ Church for his annual visitation. During his time with us, he will celebrate and preach at both morning services, meet with parents and children (in the Education Building) between the services, and confirm, receive, or reaffirm the following individuals:

Julia Claire Copeland—Confirmed

Kacee Culpepper—Received

Louise Harden—Received

Hood family (5)—Confirmed

Margaret Patterson Mittiga—Confirmed

Phillip Arthur Mittiga—Received

Christine Tralock Roan—Received

John David Roan—Received

Holly Marie Rogers—Confirmed

Kenneth Scott Rumstay—Confirmed

Christopher Thomas Rutland—Received

Jacqueline Lee Brugel Thigpen—Affirmed

Ronda A Velez—Received

Victoria Elizabeth Warrick—Confirmed

Rita Watters—Received

Daphne Greene Wright—Received

After the late service, he will join us for a picnic on the lawn and a forum. To make reservations, please call the office @ 229.242.5114 or Pat Denmark @ 229.251.4964 as soon as possible.

Grace and peace,

Fr Hal

Christ Church Valdosta

Hires Administrative Assistant

Christ Episcopal Church Valdosta welcomes Peggy Baer this week as the new administrative assistant. Recently relocated to Valdosta, Ms. Baer previously worked as an administrative assistant in Denver, Colorado for Legacy Mechanical for two years. She had other administrative positions since 2007 in Denver, Colorado, as well as in Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona. As an interior designer, she also owned her own business from 2000 to 2007.

As a part-time employee, Ms. Baer will work in the church office at 103 E. College Street from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday. She replaces Kim Dudley who recently moved to South Carolina. Ms. Baer will work with Fr. Hal Weidman, the Christ Church Vestry, and the many committees to help this large church run smoothly. Phone the office at 229-242-5115 or email office@christchurchvaldosta.org.

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, April 21, 2024

The broadcast of the 10 a.m. worship service on April 21, 2024 will begin on the church's Facebook page and YouTube channel at approximately 9:50 a.m. Please note this new start time, which will allow us to include all of the prelude music. If for any reason we experience technical difficulties with the live-streaming, a recording of the service will be uploaded and a link sent to the congregation at a later time.

If you missed it, here is a video of the April 14, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

Link to the 10:00 bulletin for the April 21, 2024 service.

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, April 21st at 9:50 a.m. is here.

Feature for in-person worship - Our hearing assistance feature is available as part of our sound system. This feature uses your smartphone, earbuds, or hearing aids to bring the sound directly into your ears. An information sheet is linked here, and copies are also available from the ushers or the Audio/Visual booth staff.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Each Sunday morning beginning at 9:15 in the parish hall, Chris Roan leads a Bible study where the Lectionary Readings (the scripture selections we hear in church that day) are discussed. It’s a great opportunity to make your worship experience more engaging and meaningful! All are welcome. Please come!!

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer at Christ Church on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. We invite you to join us.

Tuesday Night Bible study

Bible Study led by Willa Valencia, is held at 7:30pm at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders (1718 Williams St.). All adults are welcome. Please bring your Bible—any translation. 

The Garden Guild will meet Wednesday, April 24th. We focus on the church grounds. The Garden Guild meets each Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:30pm. More hardworking people are welcome to join us. Bring your gloves and tools.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Tammy Borders will be leading a ladies Bible study, starting with an introduction on April 18 at 9:00 am at her house, 1718 Williams St. It will be a study on The Gospel on the Ground, a study on the book of Acts. 7 weeks total. Thursdays at 9:00 am.

For more information, call Tammy at 229-560-5889.

DOK New Member Installation

Congratulations to our five newest Daughters of the King, Kacee Culpepper, Jeri-Lyn Flowers, Sally Nunn, Rita Watters and Daphne Wright! 

Daughters of the King is a religious order in the Episcopal church. After completing a twelve week course, the candidates make a vow of Prayer and Service at which time they receive the cross of the Order. If you are interested in finding out more about the Daughters of the King, please contact Molly Stevenson or Nancy Lutsko.

A new role for Nancy Lutsko during our larger and principal feasts observed by the Episcopal Church and special occasions, like Sunday. In 2023 the Vestry encouraged her to pursue taking on the new responsibilities of a VergerDeacon Nancy Sartin worked with Nancy L. Through training provided by the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church. A verger is a member of a church who works under the direction of their rector, vicar, or priest-in-charge, to assist with the organization and operation of worship services in the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Church of England, and worldwide throughout the Anglican communion. “The ministry of the Vergers is to help to lead the church in bearing witness in the world to the hospitality of God, by helping the church to be a truly hospitable place, by helping us to worship the lord our God in dignity, in order, in beauty, and in truth in the church so that we can go forth to witness to that God to the world.” The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Serving this week - April 21, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Jeani Synyard, Phyllis Holland, Maddie Yarbrough

Lectors: Phyllis Holland, Jeani Synyard, Maddie Yarbrough

Acolytes: Joel Williams, David Holland, Holly Rogers

Altar Guild: Frances Guice, Krystle Black, Nikki Yarbrough, Martha Leake

Ushers: David Blevins, Jason Reynolds, Sparky Greneker

Greeter: Rita Watters

Audio/Visual Crew: Glen Flowers, Julia & Julius Ariail


Serving this week - April 28, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Phyllis Holland, Jeani Synyard, Mike Tanner

Lectors: Mike Holland, Marcie Dennard, Phyllis Holland

Acolytes: Nancy Lutsko, Haley Hood, Elizabeth Hood

Altar Guild: Debi Saeger, Julia Ariail, Lucy Tomberlin, B.J. Mistick

Ushers: Blake & Bobby Yarbrough, Glen Flowers

Greeter: Martin Holland

Coffee Hour: Amber Tanner, Pepi Nelson, Elizabeth Wisenbaker, Jennifer Hood

Audio/Visual Crew: Julius Ariail, Tom Carroll, Ken Rumstay

For many more serving opportunities see a Vestry Member.


Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) gathering for 60’s and over will be held from 5-7pm at Ron and Tammy Borders home. (1718 Williams Street). Please contact Jeani Synyard if you have any question - 229-834-6004

Honey Creek Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the 2024 season of summer camps at Honey Creek -- the 100th anniversary! Dates and camps: High School (completed grades 9-12), June 2-8; Saint Peter (completed grades 6-8), June 9-15; Saints Joseph & Mary (competed grades 3-5), June 16-22. For more information and to sign up for one or more of these camps, go here: http://honeycreek.org/camps

Mother's Brunch

Saturday, May 4th at 10am - Mothers of school-age children are invited to the rectory for Brunch. A nursery will be provided.


Mark Your Calendars for Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be June 3rd through the 6th. The theme is Earth, Stars, Hands and Hearts.

The Stitchers of Love meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in the parish hall from 4 to 6 p.m -- All are welcome. Join us to learn to knit or crochet or bring your projects and socialize with the group.

Grace Cafe News

With the semester drawing near to its end, our amazing Interns managing Grace Café continue their work to demonstrate the grace of God through food, fellowship, and ministry by serving well-over 2,400 visitors since the beginning of the semester.

This week we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the following:

-      To Madison Proctor for making treats for our last dinner.

-      To Lucy Tomberlin and Connie Flowers for donating food items

-      To Glen Flowers for repairing the Tomberlin back steps, the entryway lights at Tomberlin, and installing insulating curtains at Louttit.

We appreciate you all, Thanks for all that you do to make Grace Cafe a success!

Our interns continue to help out parishioners where they can, while still loaning their assistance to the Church’s Garden Guild. Work is still ongoing to complete various cleaning and organizing projects for Fr. Hal. Notably, we would like to commend Zion, Tyson and Rasheed for assisting Steve Honeycutt with some of these projects. We would also like to commend Cassidy, Tobey, Cat and Hannah who have been diligently assisting in the nursery on Sundays and other days when needed.

Notably, some interns have expressed their interest in finding summer jobs. If you can assist, or know someone that can assist in helping these interns find summer employment please reach out to Jeri-Lyn Flowers at (404)-771-7116.

We have made 10 purchases from Second Harvest so far this semester. This is where we get most of the coffee, snacks, and canned foods that we serve at the cafe. Our most recent purchase was for 167lbs of food which totaled $28.

A reminder that our upcoming dinner will be on April 25th. The dinner will be a “build your own Nacho Bar.” Please contact Jeri-Lyn Flowers at (404)-771-7116 if you would be willing to give desserts for these wonderful events.

Currently the Café has a total of 10 wonderful interns and as of recently Jeri-Lyn has received applications from 8 other prospective candidates and we are happy to announce that A new intern, Hannah Echols, has joined our dynamic team of interns and has since moved into Tomberlin. Please welcome her and introduce yourself when you see her at church or in the nursery.

Please follow our Instagram page @gracecafevaldosta

Students and Interns enjoy a Baked Potato Bar, and help plant a flowerbed behind Tomberlin

What is Vespers? A group of Christ Church members and friends meets on Zoom (2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays) at 6:00 p.m. to read the Compline Service, pages 127-135 in the Book of Common Prayer and for friendly conversation afterwards. The first and third Sundays of the month we meet in-person and enjoy a bring-your-own sandwich supper in the parish hall afterwards. For those in-person meetings, we make an audio recording available by email after Vespers for those unable to attend in-person. To join the group and receive the link to the weekly gathering, contact Phyllis Hiers or call 229-563-2464.

Ever wondered what Vespers was all about? Here is the Audio Recording from April 7, 2024.

Sunday, May 19th - Last Day of Sunday school

As the end of the school year draws near, so does our Sunday School program. Please join us on Sunday, May 19th, there will be a celebration with all sorts of fun. Please make plans to have a wonderful time at the end of the year party.

Ways to donate

We are utilizing VANCO Payment Solutions to safely and securely make your offering.

Christ Church now uses a free mobile app that makes it simple for you to make an online gift.

Download the free “Vanco Mobile” app and search for Christ Episcopal Church and then Valdosta, GA.

Or you can donate on our Vanco Online site, or by scanning the QR code above or our website donate page located here.

We now also have a mobile text to give number simply text your gift amount to 844-928-4938 and then follow the instructions on your phone to complete your donation.

Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.


April 21 - April 27, 2024

22 Happy Ingeman

23 Allan Dear

24 Patricia Gatchell, Tristan Guice,

Bobby Yarbrough

25 Jake Turner 


April 21 - April 27, 2024

None this week

Contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday or Anniversary

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.


Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

Church of England, Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrel

Remember in Your Prayers

Don Brice, Alexis Carr, Jeanna Culpepper, Gene Greneker, Joshua Hanson, Louise Harden, Frances Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Greg Holland, Peter Ingeman, Michane James, Doug Mayer, Mindy Meeker, Ed Mistick, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Juanita Quinn, Richard Rigby, Rocky, Lucy Tomberlin, Rita Watters, Michelle Weidman, Jackie Wheeler, Gordon Zeese

We are keeping those in need of prayer on the list for 1 month. We ask you to renew the need for continued prayer by calling the office. - Fr. Hal

Clergy and Staff of 

Christ Episcopal Church

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10-2


Father Hal Weidman, Rector


church office (229) 242-5115

Nancy Sartin, Deacon


church office (229) 242-5115

Peggy Baer, Administrative Assistant


church office (229) 242-5115


Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper


bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Michelle Weidman, Director of Christian Education


mobile (229) 262-0426

Jeri-Lyn Flowers, Director of College Ministry


church office (229) 242-5115


Elise Sandbach, Director of Preschool


mobile (229) 460-4738

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Organist


church office (229) 242-5115

Issa Young, Choir Director


church office (229) 242-5115

Stefani Carroll, Treasurer


church office (229) 242-5115

Steve Honeycutt, Jr. Warden


church office (229) 242-5115

Molly Stevenson, Sr. Warden


church office (229) 242-5115

Nancy Lutsko, Verger


home (229) 241-7527

Christ Church uses Vanco Payment Solutions for online giving. Download the Vanco Mobile app, text to give 844-928-4938, or scan the QR code below. Thank you for your support.

Email us at office@christchurchvaldosta.org

website: www.christchurchvaldosta.org

Call us at 229.242.5115

or bookkeeper at 229-242-0616

Christ Episcopal Church is a parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

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