January 19, 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

Worship Services

January 21: Epiphany III

No 8:00 service this week

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

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 62:6-14

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20

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. 

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:

https://christchurchvaldosta.org/archives/website-maintenance-log/ will take you to a page that reflects revisions that have been suggested and ones that have been completed.

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Live-Streaming this week of the 10 a.m. worship service on January 21, 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 14, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

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

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, January 21st 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.

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 - January 21, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Phyllis Holland, Nancy Lutsko, Mike Tanner

Lectors: Sallie Honeycutt, Phyllis Holland, Pat Denmark

Acolytes: Nancy Lutsko, Haley Hood, Elizabeth Hood, Mara Shenton

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

Serving next week - January 28, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Eric Nielsen, David Sandbach, Julia Ariail

Lectors: Julia Ariail, Rita Watters, David Sandbach

Acolytes: Joel Williams, David Holland, Holly Rogers

Altar Guild: Debi Saeger, Julia Ariail, BJ Mistick

Ushers: Mike Tanner, Paul Steveson, Cameron Prevost

Coffee Hour: Bonnie Hanson, Phyllis Holland, Elise Sandbach, Chris Roan, Melissa Carter

Audio/Visual Crew: Julius Ariail, 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.

Grace Cafe News

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Grace Cafe. We had a great first week this semester and a well-attended Thursday dinner. Many people worked together to provide dinner for the students. Your gifts of food, sweets, and money are greatly appreciated! 

Pull out your best BBQ sauce recipes because we are having a BBQ sauce competition on Thursday, January 25, at 7 PM. We have had several people donate the meat, so we only need sauces. You are also welcome to prepare a dessert if you’d rather. Sweet treats always go over well on Thursday dinners. Drop off your sauces and desserts to Grace Cafe on Thursday afternoon. 

Call or text Jeri-Lyn Flowers at 404-771-7116 to register your BBQ sauce or your dessert. 

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 21 - January 27, 2024

22 Carolyn Eager Coleman

23 Ford Wilkin    

25 Shelley Greneker, Madison Proctor

27 Leigh Long


January 21 - January 28, 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, Mindy Meeker, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Brett Nelson, Della Richards, Rocky, Burt Tillman, Lucy Tomberlin, Willa Valencia, Sue Marie Waddell, Michelle Weidman

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


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


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Stefani Carroll, Treasurer


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Steve Honeycutt, Jr. Warden


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