May 3, 2024


Friday, May 3

Church office closed

Saturday, May 4

10:00 a.m. Altar Guild

10:00 a.m. Mothers Brunch @ Rectory

3-7 p.m. Parking Lot Fundraiser

7 p.m. VSU Graduation

Sunday, May 5

5:00 p.m. 60's Cinco de Mayo Party - Borders' house

Tuesday, May 7

5:30 p.m. Christian Formation

7:30 p.m. Valencia Bible Study

Wednesday, May 8

1:30 p.m. Garden Guild

6:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Thursday, May 9

9:00 a.m. Bible Study @ Tammy's

Friday, May 10

Church office closed


Sunday, May 5

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

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

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

6:00 p.m. Vespers

Monday, May 6

5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

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:

Monday - Thursday

10 am - 2 pm

Closed on Friday

Worship Services

May 5: Easter VI

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

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

Acts 10:44-48

1 John 5:1-6

John 15:9-17

Psalm 98

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, May 5, 2024

The broadcast of the 10 a.m. worship service on May 5, 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 April 28, 2024 - Holy Eucharist

Link to the 10:00 bulletin for the May 5, 2024 service.

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, May 5th 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.

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, May 8th. 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.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Tammy Borders will be leading a ladies Bible study, starting with an introduction on April 18 at 9:00 am at her house, 1718 Williams St. It will be a study on The Gospel on the Ground, a study on the book of Acts. 7 weeks total. Thursdays at 9:00 am.

For more information, call Tammy at 229-560-5889.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Youth/Graduation Sunday

Join us on Sunday May 19th

Our youth will lead our 10:00 a.m. worship service.

We will honor our graduating seniors.

Men in Blue will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday, May 15th at noon so we have enough food.

Sign up sheet on hall bulletin board, or call the church office.

Serving this week - May 5, 2024

Eucharistic Ministers: Eric Nielsen, David Sandbach, Jeani Synyard

Lectors: Jeani Synyard, David Sandbach, Ruth Holland

Acolytes: Molly Stevenson, Erica Thieme, Mara Shenton

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

Ushers: Mike Tanner, Paul Stevenson, Cameron Prevost

Greeter: Dottie Pitts

Audio/Visual Crew: Ken Rumstay, Larry Wisenbaker


Serving next week - May 12, 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: Trent Coggins, Cliff Baker, Jerry Byrd

Greeter: Jeani Synyard

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

For many more serving opportunities see a Vestry Member.


Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) gathering for 60’s and over will be held from 5-7pm at Ron and Tammy Borders home. (1718 Williams Street). Please contact Jeani Synyard if you have any question - 229-834-6004

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

Saturday, 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.

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

Attention: Jeri-Lyn Flowers and Steve Honeycutt are looking for volunteers to help sell parking tickets on May 4th between 3:00PM - 7:00PM to persons looking to attend the graduating ceremony for the graduating class of 2024. Please contact Jeri-Lyn at (404)-771-7116 or Steve at (251) 979 9589 if you are willing to render assistance.

With the semester drawing near to its end, our amazing Interns managing Grace Café continue their work to demonstrate the grace of God through food, fellowship, and ministry by serving well-over 2,580 visitors since the beginning of the semester.

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

  • To Pat Denmark for providing sandwiches for our Art Night and for donating pantry items.
  • To Jenna Culpepper for providing desserts.
  • To Pat Bezona, Anne Reid, and Rita Watters for providing cookies and snacks.

We appreciate you all, Thanks for all that you do to make Grace Cafe a success!

Our interns continue to help out parishioners where they can, while still loaning their assistance to the Church’s Garden Guild. Work is still ongoing to complete various cleaning and organizing projects for Fr. Hal. Notably, we would like to commend Zion, Tyson and Rasheed for assisting Steve Honeycutt with some of these projects. We would also like to commend Cassidy, Tobey, Cat and Hannah 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 that can assist in helping these interns find summer employment please reach out to Jeri-Lyn Flowers at (404)-771-7116.

We have made 11 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 200lbs of food which totaled $38.

Please follow our Instagram page @gracecafevaldosta

Students and Interns participate in Art Night

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 April 21, 2024.

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.


May 5 - May 11, 2024

5 Karen May

6  William Querin

8  Sally Nunn

10 Nick Bajalia


May 5 - May 11, 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, Janet Dickman, Gene Greneker, Joshua Hanson, Louise Harden, Greg Holland, Peter Ingeman, Michane James, Peggy Lawson Kight, Doug Mayer, Mindy Meeker, Ed Mistick, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Juanita Quinn, Richard Rigby, Rocky, Lucy Tomberlin, Rita Watters, Michelle Weidman, Jackie Wheeler, Gordon Zeese

Family of Genevieve Creasy - Mother-in-law of Amy Creasy

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

Peggy Baer, Administrative Assistant 

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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