March 31, 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

March 31: Easter Sunday

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

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

Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Acts 10:34-43

John 20:1-18


Easter Egg Hunt

We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 31, 2024, immediately following the 10:00 worship service.

Experience the Taizé Eucharist from March 20th

Have you ever attended a worship service in Christ Church with the only illumination being the late afternoon sun coming through the windows and the lights of many candles? Those who attended the Holy Eucharist service featuring Taizé music at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th, certainly had that experience. If you were not there, or if you were and want to experience it again, a photograph album from the service is available online here. In addition, video recordings of the service are available on Facebook here and on YouTube here.

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, March 31, 2024

The broadcast of the 10 a.m. worship service on March 31, 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 March 24, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

Link to the 10:00 bulletin for the March 31, 2024 service.

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, March 31st 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.

Dear Christ Church Family,

Attached you will find the financial summaries for both January and February 2024. We made changes to the budget to better reflect the variability of the following accounts: Pledged Giving (Income) and Utilities (Expenses). We hope this will give us a better monthly view, though we always look to the YTD numbers for the best picture of our financial state. I hope everyone has a blessed Easter!

Stefani Carroll, Treasurer

January & February 2024 data

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 3rd. 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.

The garden guild is in need of donations for sod and pine straw. If you would like to contribute, please denote a check made out to Christ Church for Garden Guild. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Serving this week - March 31, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Sheri Gravett, David Sandbach, Julia Ariail

Lectors: Julia Ariail, Rita Waters, David Sandbach

Acolytes: Nancy Lutsko, Phyllis Holland, Molly Stevenson

Altar Guild: Nancy Lutsko, Frances Guice, Judy DeMott, Happy & Peter Ingeman

Ushers: Alex Alvarez, Eric Nielsen, Delrick Bradley

Coffee Hour: Hospitality Committee

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

Serving this week - April 7, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Tammy Borders, Molly Stevenson, Jeani Synyard

Lectors: Katherine Mayer, Jane Kinney, Molly Stevenson

Acolytes: Molly Stevenson, Erica Thieme, Mara Shenton

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

UshersStephen Sandbach, Tanner Darby, Tom Carroll

Coffee Hour: Sallie Honeycutt, Pat Denmark, Eric Nielsen, Ann Burnette, Mimi Allen

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

For many more serving opportunities see a Vestry Member.

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:

Mother's Brunch

Sunday, 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. Anyone interested in helping with planning this year's fun please come to the planning gathering Saturday, April 13th at 9:30 a.m. Little ones are welcome.

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 hardworking interns managing Grace Café continue their work to demonstrate the grace of God through food, fellowship, and ministry by serving well over 1,750 visitors since the beginning of the semester – which puts the café on pace to serve more visitors compared to last semester!

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

  • To Paula Martinez, Connie Flowers, Krystle Black, Pat Denmark, Ann Turner as well as Bobby and Nikki Yarbrough for providing Breakfast Casseroles for the Café’s “Breakfast for Dinner” dinner.
  • To Madison Proctor, Jacquie Thigpen, and our very own interns Federico and Cassidy for providing desserts to the café.
  • To Sallie Honeycutt, Mimi Allen, and Molly and Paul Stevenson for donating drinks and fruits.
  • To Allan and Joan Dear for the donation of a new toaster oven for the café.
  • To Sue Ellen and Ken Rumstay, and Sallie and Steve Honeycutt for donating salty snacks to the café.
  • To VSU’s Society of International Students (SIS) for hosting their harmonious karaoke night during the café’s “Breakfast for Dinner” dinner.

We appreciate you all. Thanks for all that you do to make Grace Café a success!

Our interns continue to help out parishioners where they can, while still loaning their

assistance to the church’s Garden Guild – where work on the labyrinth behind the rectory has been completed. Work is still ongoing to complete various cleaning and organizing projects for Fr. Hal. We would also like to commend Cassidy, Tobey, and Cat 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 who can assist in helping these interns find summer

employment please reach out to Jeri-Lyn Flowers at (404)-771-7116.

We have made 8 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 350lbs of food which totaled $75.

A reminder that our upcoming dinners will be on April 11th and the 25th . The first will be

a baked potato bar and the subsequent 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 upcoming events.

Currently the café has a total of 9 loyal interns, and as of recently Jeri-Lyn has received

applications from 9 other prospective candidates. Interviews, conducted by the college ministry team, have concluded and the addition of 3 exceptional applicants, selected to join Grace Café’s spectacular team of interns, will be determined shortly.

Please follow our Instagram page @gracecafevaldosta

SIS karaoke and Breakfast for Dinner Night @ Grace Cafe

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 March 3, 2024.

The McRae's will host HEP nooners on, Friday, April 19 at noon.

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

2701 Green Meadow Dr


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.


March 31 - April 6, 2024

31 Stephanie Rosenlund,

Amber Tanner

2 Henry Sandbach

 4 Leanne Balanis

 5 Pierce Baker, Diane Smith


March 31 - April 6, 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, Louise Harden, Frances Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Greg Holland, Peter Ingeman, Michane James, Doug Mayer, Mindy Meeker, Ed Mistick, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Rocky, Lucy Tomberlin, Michelle Weidman, Jackie Wheeler, Gordon Zeese

Family of Kathleen Parsons

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

Job posting available here 

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

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

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