February 2, 2024


Friday, February 2

Church office closed

Saturday, February 3

9:00 a.m. Vestry retreat

10:00 a.m. Altar Guild

Tuesday, February 6

10:00 a.m. Garden Guild

5:30 p.m. Christian Formation

7:30 p.m. Valencia Bible Study

Wednesday, February 7

6:00 p.m. Finance Committee

7:00 p.m. Choir practice

Thursday, February 8

7:00 p.m. College dinner

Friday, February 9

Church office closed

Saturday, February 10

10:00 a.m. Altar Guild

11:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch

6:00 p.m. 30's & 40's Gathering hosted by Michael & Krystle Black


Sunday, February 4

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. Nursery

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. Coffee Hour

11:15 a.m. DOK information mtg.

4:00 p.m. Stitchers of Love

6:00 p.m. Vespers

Monday, February 5

5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Sunday, February 11

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. Nursery

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. Coffee Hour

11:15 a.m. Executive Comm.

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

6:00 p.m. Vespers - Zoom

6:00 p.m. College Ministry Super Bowl Watch Party

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 for interim period:

Monday - Thursday

10 am - 2 pm

Closed on Friday

Worship Services

February 4: Epiphany V

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

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

Isaiah 40:21-31

Psalm 147:1-12, 21c

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Mark 1:29-39

Rector Discretionary Fund - (RDF)

Due to a changed in the budget and from now on, the Rector’s Discretionary Fund will not be in the budget.

Therefore, the 1st Sunday of the month, all non-designated and plate gifts will be put in the RDF.

Thank you.

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Live-Streaming this week of the 10 a.m. worship service on February 4, 2024 will begin at 9:55 a.m. 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 January 28, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

Link to the 10:00 bulletin for the February 4, 2024 service.

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, February 4th at 9:55 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.

40s and 50s Gathering

40s and 50s Gathering will be held at the home of Michael and Krystle Black (4585 Amelia Circle, Hahira) on Saturday, February 10, 2024 beginning at 6:00pm.

Bring an appetizer to share.

The McRae's will host HEP nooners on , Friday, Feb 16 at noon, bring sandwiches or salads to share, soup and drinks provided skipping desserts since during lent.

John and Rev, Marića's home, bring a friend.

2701 Green Meadow Dr


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 again Tuesday, January 23rd. We focus on the church grounds. The Garden Guild meets each Tuesday from 10 - 12pm. More hardworking people are welcome to join us. Bring your gloves and tools.

Serving this week - February 4, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Tammy Borders, Molly Stevenson, Jeani Synyard

Lectors: Katherine Mayer, Jane Kinney, Molly Stevenson

Acolytes: JD Greneker, Molly Stevenson, Erica Thieme

Altar Guild: Sandra Fletcher, Sallie Honeycutt, Amber Tanner, Robin Coleman

Ushers: Trent Coggins, Cliff Baker, Jerry Byrd

Greeters: Dottie Pitts

Coffee Hour: Robin Coleman, Debbie McLeod, Jeani Synyard, Margaret Mittiga, Lucille Sineath

Audio/Visual Crew: Julius Ariail, Ken Rumstay, Larry Wisenbaker

Serving next week - February 11, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Stefani Carroll, Martin Holland, Sheri Gravett

Lectors: Martin Holland, Stefani Carroll, Bonnie Hanson

Acolytes: Maddie Yarbrough, Blake Yarbrough, Chip Whiting

Altar Guild: Phyllis Holland, Anne Reid, Mimi Allen, Pat Bezona

Ushers: Alex Alvarez, Eric Neilsen, Delrick Bradley

Greeters: Nikki Yarbrough

Coffee Hour: Julie Reynolds / Gwen Daughtrey / Marcie Dennard / Leigh Long / Paula Ramey

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

For many more serving opportunities see a Vestry Member.

Shrove Tuesday Fundraiser

for Youth and College Ministry

The Youth and College Interns will be holding a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 13th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Donations will be split between Youth and College Ministry.

Daughters of the King (DOK)

There will be a brief meeting following the 10:00 service this Sunday, February 4th, for anyone interested in joining the Daughters of the King (DOK). Please grab a cup of coffee and meet back in the church for a few minutes to discuss a time and place for upcoming classes.

The Daughters of the King is an Episcopal Lay Religious Order for Women following two rules: the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please stay for a few minutes after church Sunday for more information.

Stitchers of Love

The Stitchers of Love meet 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

As the Spring semester continues, over the past 3 weeks, Grace Café has served more than 450 visitors.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the following:

  • To John McRae and Ken Ricket for the donated items for the students.
  • To Pat and Ron Bezona for the generous donation of jambalaya, pulled pork, and collard green dip.  
  • To Debi and Dick Sager for the donation of a bike for one of our interns. 
  • To Krystle Black for making the vegan BBQ. As well as, Sallie and Steve Honeycutt, Stefani and Tom Carroll, Rita Watters, Patricia and Jerry Tyson, Mimi Allen, Nikki and Bobby Yarbrough who donated food and BBQ sauces for our Thursday Dinner

We appreciate you all!

Our interns have also been busy since the semester began. They assisted with the setup for the Church’s Annual meeting, as well as with Lunch Bunch this past weekend. Some interns have also been participating in the Church’s Garden Guild, while others assisted parishioners with moving and computer assistance.

February 8th is our next Thursday dinner. We are looking for people who would like to prepare a crockpot of soup. Text or call Jeri-Lyn Flowers at (404)771-7116 to let her know if you’re willing to make a soup for the students. We generally feed around 60-70 students at our Thursday dinners. 

If you have salty snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.) we would be very grateful to have them!

–Javan Flowers, Intern

Sunday Evening Vespers - a group of Christ Church members meet 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 will meet in-person, but will make an audio recording available 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 Audio Recording from January 21, 2024.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Staged Reading of ‘The Gospel of Mark’


Few books of the Bible are as fast paced and action-packed as the Gospel of Mark. And St. Barnabas Episcopal Church aims to bring this story of Jesus’s mission and ministry to life in the way it was originally intended: as an oral interpretation of the story of God’s saving work through Jesus. Done as a staged reading, the performance will be Saturday, February 10 at 3pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 3565 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA.


“Most people will only hear snippets of scripture on Sunday mornings,” says the Rev. Susan Gage, priest-in-charge at St. Barnabas. “But Mark is a whole, tightly knit drama, and depicts a Jesus who has come into a chaotic and dangerous world with an intent to bring light and unselfish love into the world. To fully grasp this, a person needs to hear it completely, not just a few choice stories or verses here and there.”


The Gospel of Mark is thought to have been written sometime between 66 and 70 CE, putting it close to the time of when the Roman Empire destroyed the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem for a second time. It was a period in history when there was growing unrest in the region. The original Markan community suffered from the persecution of the Romans and the growing tensions within Judaism as more Gentiles became drawn into the emerging Jesus community. Mark’s Gospel reflects that dynamic and ends at a point of acknowledging what was the reality on the ground for the Jesus followers: people believed the Messiah had come but were afraid.


Fifteen church members from both St. Barnabas and Christ the King Episcopal Churches will participate in the reading. Each person has one or several parts and will give voice to the persons in the Gospel. Rehearsals have been about learning what was happening at the time and the ways Mark constructed his Gospel in addition to developing character.


“I think this will be interesting even to those who are not ‘church people,’” says Rev. Gage. “It’s a chance to hear the whole story without interruption and to maybe discover a very relatable Jesus who was ministering at a difficult time. We might learn something for our time from listening closely to this narrative again.”

Opportunity to help Honey Creek

Ever since the hurricane, Honey Creek has needed some TLC.

Cursillo has scheduled a work weekend for February 22nd at 4:00 p.m. to Saturday at 4:00 p.m. There will be opportunities to paint and prepare meals. If you cannot come, please consider a donation (go to www.honeycreek.org) to the “give” button (include your email). If you can come, please email Rosewilson50@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and email address.

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.


February 4 - February 10, 2024

4 Pepper Croft, Jane Peeples

 6 Bonnie Hanson

 7 Owen Coggins, Greg Prine

 8 Bobbie Warren

 9 Lucy Ferrier, Millie Ann Shenton

10 Nikki Yarbrough


February 4 - February 10, 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

Julia Ariail, Don Brice, Ann Burnette, Alexis Carr, Jenna Culpepper, Allan Dear, Irene Dodd, Merrill Guice, Gene Greneker, Lucile Griffin, Louise Harden, Michane James, CathyAnn Kautter, Dennis Marks, Doug Mayer, Mindy Meeker, Ed Mistick, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Brett Nelson, Della Richards, Rocky, Burt Tillman, Lucy Tomberlin, Willa Valencia, Sue Marie Waddell, Michelle Weidman, Jackie Wheeler, Chuck Whiting

Family of the Rev. Randy Keehn

Family of Bobbie Warren

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


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Position Available, Administrator


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Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper


bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Michelle Weidman, Director of Christian Education


mobile (229) 262-0426

Position Available, Director of College Ministry


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Elise Sandbach, Director of Preschool


mobile (229) 460-4738

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Organist


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Issa Young, Choir Director


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Stefani Carroll, Treasurer


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Steve Honeycutt, Jr. Warden


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Nancy Lutsko, Verger


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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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