New logo

It’s a new year, and we have a new logo design for Christ Church as requested by Fr. Weidman and created by the Communications Committee. Watch for the logo to appear on upcoming publications and social media platforms. 

January 12, 2024

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

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Worship Services

January 14: Epiphany II

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

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

1 Samuel 3:1-10

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

John 1:43-51

Website Reconstruction

Let’s update our Christ Church website to reflect who we are.

Please take a look at the website and send suggestions to

This link: will take you to a page that reflects revisions that have been suggested and ones that have been completed.

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Live-Streaming this week of the 10 a.m. worship service on January 14, 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 7, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

Link to the 10:00 bulletin for the January 14, 2024 service.

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, January 14th 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.


2023 Giving Statements

The End of Year donation statements have been emailed to the email address of the primary account holder on file. The accounts without email addresses have had their statements mailed.

If you have any questions or did not receive yours, please contact Amy at or 229-242-0616. Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.

HEP Party to be held on January 19, 2024 at the home of Nancy Lutsko beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Please bring a hors d'oeuvres to share.

Drinks will be provided.

Please remember this is an adult gathering only.

Nancy resides at: 4738 Layla Lane Hahira, GA 31632

Home: 229-241-7527

Annual Parish Meeting - January 21, 2024 


On January 21, 2024, we will have only one service, a shortened 10 am worship service with the annual meeting at its conclusion. 

Vestry Elections will be held during the annual meeting, and members elected will be announced by the conclusion of the meeting. Vestry nomination bio's and photos are available here.

The annual report is available here. 2023 Annual Meeting Report


The Men in Blue, and the Hospitality Committee will be providing lunch during the meeting. 


Please call or email the church office if you plan to attend. There is no cost for the lunch, nor do you have to bring anything. We need an RSVP, to help with food planning to make sure we have enough to feed everyone who will attend. 


Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. 

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 16th. 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 - January 14, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Mike Tanner, Patricia Tyson, Sheri Gravett

Lectors: Chris Rutland, Chris Rutland, Sheri Gravett

Acolytes: Maddie Yarbrough, Blake Yarbrough, Chip Whiting

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

Ushers: David Blevins, Jason Reynolds, Sparky Greneker

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

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

Serving next week - January 21, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Phyllis Holland, Nancy Lutsko, Mike Tanner

Lectors: Sallie Honeycutt, Phyllis Holland, Pat Denmark

Acolytes: Joel Williams, David Holland, Holly Rogers

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

Ushers: Bobby Yarbrough, Blake Yarbrough, Glen Flowers

Coffee Hour: All Hosts need to help Men in Blue with Lunch

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

For many more serving opportunities see a Vestry Member.

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.

The Stitchers of Love need your donations of new or gently used stuffed animals to donate to the Children's Advocacy Center to comfort and soothe abused children. Contact Deacon Patricia Marks at 229-630-8644 or bring the animals to the office.

Madison Hood donated 3 large bags full of stuffed animals to the Children's Advocacy Center. The CAC was astonished at her generosity and sent her a thank you note and a small gift. She is our youngest donor so far and gave the most stuffed animals. Thank you Madison! (Photo from livestream camera.)

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 7, 2024.

Leading with Grace

The Diocese of Georgia’s Leading with Grace Saturday workshop series aims to train lay and ordained people to lead graciously in a variety of areas, including congregational development and vitality, group facilitation, prayer practices, forming relations across difference, and transforming conflict. Although the themes for each workshop are related, participants may attend any or all of the standalone, one-day workshops. After each workshop, LWG trainers are available to consult with participants about how to apply what they have learned in their home parishes. Registration will cost $35/person per workshop or $100 for all four. Follow this link to sign up and get involved.

Leading with Grace link.

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.


January 14 - January 20, 2024

14 Richard Coleman

16 Dot Gatchell, Joe Singletary        

17 Mimi Allen

19 Ann Harrell Blevins, Stella Blevins, Laura Copeland         

20 Kate Hanson


January 14 - January 20, 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, Ann Burnette, Alexis Carr, Jeanna Culpepper, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Allan Dear, Irene Dodd, Gene Greneker, Louise Harden, Michane James, CathyAnn Kautter, Dennis Marks, Doug Mayer, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Brett Nelson, Della Richards, Rocky, Burt Tillman, Lucy Tomberlin, Willa Valencia, Sue Marie Waddell, Michelle Weidman

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

Position Available, Administrator 

church office (229) 242-5115


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

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

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
229.242.5115 or bookkeeper at 229-242-0616
Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.