March 8, 2024


Friday, March 8

Church office closed

Saturday, March 9

10:00 a.m. Altar Guild

11:00 a.m. Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, March 12

5:30 p.m. Executive Committee

6:30 p.m. Worship Committee

7:30 p.m. Valencia Bible Study

Wednesday, March 13

1:30 p.m. Garden Guild

Thursday, March 14

6:30 p.m. Choir practice

7:00 p.m. College Ministry Activity

Friday, March 15

Church office closed


Sunday, March 10

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. Episcopal 101

11:15 a.m. Book Study

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

6:00 p.m. Vespers - Zoom

Monday, March 11

5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Wednesday, March 13

6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Service

6:30 p.m. Lenten Dinner

7:00 p.m. Wed. Night Program

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 10: Lent IV

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

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

Numbers 21:4-9

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Ephesians 2:1-10

John 3:14-21

Christ Church seeks Administrative Assistant

Christ Church is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work in the Church office Monday - Thursday from 9a - 2pm.

Those interested in applying can send a resume along with 3 reference letters to Father Hal at

Complete job description can be found here.

Dear Christ Church Family,

I apologize for the delay in getting January's numbers out to you. As you can see, we are doing quite well, but I do want to point out that we typically have a high pledged amount in January; some parishioners give their full pledge at the beginning of the year.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Amy or me.

Stefani Carroll

January 2024 report.

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Live-Streaming this week of the 10 a.m. worship service on March 10, 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 March 3, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

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

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, March 10rd 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.

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, March 13th. 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.

Wednesday Night Holy Eucharist, Dinner and Program held, Wednesday, March 13th.

A head count is needed in order to have enough food for all. Please RSVP to the church office, or on sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.

Serving this week - March 10, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Tammy Borders, Molly Stevenson, Nancy Lutsko

Lectors: Tammy Borders, Daphne Wright, Molly Stevenson

Acolytes: Maddie Yarbrough, Blake Yarbrough, Chip Whiting

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

Ushers: Bobby Yarbrough, Blake Yarbrough, Glen Flowers

Greeters: Jeani Synyard

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

Audio/Visual Crew: Tom Carroll, Glen Flowers, Ken Rumstay

Serving next week - March 17, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Stefani Carroll, Patricia Tyson, Sheri Gravett

Lectors: Stefani Carroll, Sheri Gravett, Chris Rutland

Acolytes: Joel Williams, David Holland, Holly Rogers

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

Ushers: Mike Tanner, Paul Stevenson, Cameron Prevost

Greeters: Jeani Synyard

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

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

For many more serving opportunities see a Vestry Member.


Selfie/Photo Directory Update

It's that time of year to update our Christ Church Directory.

Please send in a family selfie/photo and any updated address or phone number information by March 29th.

We hope to have a new directory available the first week of April. Thank you for your assistance in updating our directory.

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:


After the 10AM service on the First Sunday in Lent, February 18th, I begin leading an hour-long class for those who want to know more about being an Episcopalian. It could also be titled, “How do I join Christ Church?”

The classes will continue on March 10, 17, and 24; and April 7 and 14 and are held in advance of Bishop Frank Logue’s time with us on the 21st of April.

The Episcopal Church is very accepting of newcomers and our parish is no different. We want you to become “official”—voice and voting—members and active in our ministries as soon as possible. There is much work to do in our chaotic world.

Those interested in becoming members of our parish do this through baptism, confirmation, or reception. Episcopalians who move to our area may transfer their membership to us from their previous Episcopal Church.

At baptism we are adopted by God into God’s family, i.e., the Church, and given a renewed life in which to share. This sacrament reminds us that nothing separates us from God’s love in Christ Jesus. Baptism is received by a candidate through the pouring of water over them or by them being immersed in water. This marks a formal entrance to the parish and the wider Church. During the liturgy, a candidate for the sacrament makes a series of vows, including an affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant, and are baptized in the Name of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When infants or small children are baptized, godparents or sponsors and their parents answer questions about the Christian faith for them. If you haven’t been baptized, let me know.

Confirmation is for those already baptized and have received instruction in the Christian faith and beliefs and the nuances of the Episcopal Church. This is also when an adult who was baptized as an infant or small child commits to Christ. At confirmation, a bishop lays hands on and blesses the confirmand. Confirmation is both an affirmation of faith and the reception of the Holy Spirit. They may also be chrismated if this wasn’t done at their baptism. (Being chrismated is when the sign of the cross is made with holy oil upon the forehead of a newly baptized or confirmed person.)

Reception is for those already baptized and who have previously made an adult affirmation of faith. Reception welcomes them into the Episcopal denomination of Christianity.

Sometimes Episcopalians feel the need to undergo the Reaffirmation of their Baptismal Vows after a period of unbelief or if they have entered a new level of spiritual life in Christ Jesus. This option is also available to you during Bishop Frank’s visit.

So, if you want to join the Episcopal Church, or want to know about what it means to be an Episcopalian, let me know or just come to the first class on the 18th. —Fr Hal

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.

A generous donor left these three bunnies and a teddy bear for our Children's Advocacy Center project last week, and they were received with gratitude by the CAC staff on March 7. These stuffed animals are used to comfort children who are being assisted by the Center staff during stressful times. Thanks to all who have ever donated to this worthwhile project!

Grace Cafe News

As we swiftly approach Spring Break, our interns managing Grace Café have been working arduously by serving more than 1,331 visitors since the beginning of the semester.

This week we would like to extend our gratitude to several parishioners for gathering money to purchase a new bike for the café, a new computer for one of our interns who did not have one, and for donating snacks.

We would also like to thank VSU’s Latin America Student Association (LASA) for hosting their Leap Day game night at the Café! We hosted 15 students that night, many who had never been to Grace Cafe.

A reminder that our upcoming dinners will be on March 7th and the 21st. The first will be an authentic Mexican meal of ensalada de nopales, tostadas de tinga, chilaquiles al horno, and pambazos. The following will be breakfast for dinner. Please contact Jeri-Lyn Flowers at (404)771-7116 if you would be willing to prepare a breakfast casserole for the students. Jeri-Lyn has pork sausage to provide to you if your recipe calls for that ingredient.

We are still looking for a dedicated team of volunteers to cook homemade desserts for Thursday dinners – again text or call Jeri-Lyn to volunteer for this new team. 

Our interns continue to help out parishioners where they can, while still loaning their assistance to the Church’s Garden Guild – where work has commenced to clear out the Labyrinth behind the rectory.

Currently the Café is blessed with a total of 9 hard working interns, and as of recently Jeri-Lyn has received applications from 9 other promising interns. Although with only 3 spots to fill, we pray that God highlights the applicants that would be the best fit to join our dynamic team.

Grace Cafe was featured in VSU Spectator. You can find that article here.

Please follow our Instagram page @gracecafevaldosta

Latin America Student Association (LASA) - Game Night at Grace Cafe

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 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


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 10 - March 16, 2024

11 Gwen Daughtrey, Kelly Lambert

14 Merrill Guice

15 Julia Ariail, Jeani Synyard

16 Gloria Corker, Julie Jackson


March 10 - March 16, 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

Patsy Boone, Don Brice, Alexis Carr, Christa Crawford, Jeanna Culpepper, Deborah Davis, Allan Dear, Irene Dodd, Merrill Guice, Gene Greneker, Louise Harden, Frances Hatcher, Liz Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Greg Holland, Peter Ingeman, Michane James, Dennis Marks, Doug Mayer, Mindy Meeker, Ed Mistick, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Della Richards, Rocky, Lucy Tomberlin, Willa Valencia, Sue Marie Waddell, Michelle Weidman, Jackie Wheeler

Family of David Avera

Family of Brett Nelson

Family of Burt Tillman

Congratulations to proud grandparents Jeri-Lyn & Glenn Flowers and proud great grandparents Jerry & Patricia Tyson and Connie Flowers on the birth of Elizabeth Alexandra Flowers.

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

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.

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

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