November 10, 2023

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
9 am - 3 pm
Closed on Friday

Worship Services

November 12: Pentecost 24 / Proper 27

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

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

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Psalm 78:1-7

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13


At 9:15AM Children in the 5th grade and younger meet in the Education (Gabard) Building.

Also, at 9:15AM Chris Roan continues her adult class on the Sunday Bible readings in the Parish Hall.

At 5PM students in the 6th - 12th grades will meet at in EYC Room in the Education Building. --Michelle Weidman, Director of Christian Education

Audio/Visual Services

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Live-Streaming this week of the 10 a.m. worship service on November 12, 2023 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 November 5, 2023 - Holy Eucharist

Link to the 10:00 bulletin for the November 12, 2023 service.

A Link to YouTube video that will begin Sunday, November 12th 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.

Dear Christ Church Family,

Attached you will find the October 2023 totals and giving report. As you can see, our current YTD Income vs Expenses deficit is dropping (this month by $15,296.94). I also want to note that our hurricane costs will be covered by insurance.

I also want to remind everyone to please remember to get their receipts into Amy as soon as possible, please. There are a few still outstanding.

As always, please feel free to contact Amy or me with questions or concerns.

Stefani Carroll

October Totals

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. 

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the home of Ron & Tammy Borders located at 1718 Williams St. We are studying Encountering God-Cultivating Habits of Faith through the Spiritual Disciplines. If anyone is interested in knowing more or would like a book, you can call or text Tammy at 229-560-5889.

The Garden Guild will meet on Tuesday, November 14th. 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.

Creation Care

Fr Hal has been named by Bishop Frank to the Diocesan Creation Care Commission. If you have ideas for projects, presentations or ways to help us be more energy efficient and to strive for environmental sustainability, please speak with Fr Hal.

Serving this week - November 12, 2023

Eucharistic Ministers: David Sandbach, Patricia Tyson, Sheri Gravett

Lectors: Chris Rutland, David Sandbach, Sheri Gravett

Acolytes: Maddie Yarbrough, Blake Yarbrough, Chip Whiting

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

Ushers: Stephen Sandbach, Tanner Darby, Martin Holland

Greeter: Nikki Yarbrough

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

Audio/Visual Crew: Ken Rumstay, Larry Wisenbaker

Serving next week - November 19, 2023

Eucharistic Ministers: Phyllis Holland, Nancy Lutsko, Mike Tanner

Lectors: Phyllis Holland, Sallie Honeycutt, Pat Denmark

Acolytes: Joel Williams, David Holland, Holly Rogers

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

Ushers: Al Turner, Tom Carroll, John McRae

Greeter: Dottie Pitts

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

Audio/Visual Crew: 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.

Thanks to all those who donated stuffed animals for the Children's Advocacy Center. Keep them coming. They appreciate all we do to help ease the pain of the children they serve.

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 October 15, 2023.

Koats for Kids

Christ Church will be collecting gently used and new children’s coats throughout November. Please consider donating children’s coats of all sizes for kids in need this winter. A box will be placed in the Parrish hall. Please contact Lauren Darby for more information: (229) 630-2229. 


Support our Veterans! Come to the Veterans’ Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023 in Hahira. The Parade begins at 9:00 a.m.


A Veterans Day Parade and Appreciation Festival is planned from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Lakeland. Bagpipers from the UK and a local bagpiper, plus four Australian Defense Force veterans will be on hand, as will live entertainment and food vendors.

Thanksgiving Events - Save the Dates

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will be hosting an Episcopal Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 21st - 5pm. Father Hal will be giving the sermon. Mother Susan Gage will be leading and Father Jim Pace assisting. A light reception to follow.

The joint service will be livestreamed on the St. Barnabas Facebook page:

After the service, the recorded video from the livestream will be added to the St. Barnabas YouTube channel:

Thanksgiving Pot Luck Meal!


Thanksgiving Pot Luck Meal will be held on Thursday, November 23rd beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Turkey and Ham will be provided. Please bring a favorite side dish and dessert to share. 

A sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall, please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can make sure we have enough Turkey and Ham, and we have enough tables and chairs set up. Please contact Pat Denmark if you have questions.

Diocesan Wide Lay Ministers' Conference


This conference is intended for any lay person in the Diocese who is in any active ministry in their congregation. Led by Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, the Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Ethics at the Seminary of the Southwest, this conference will focus on the ministry of the laity, including its joys and challenges especially over the past two years. It will frame our various calls in the context living them in a world in which "Christendom" is no longer the dominant culture (if it ever truly was!).


When: December 1-2, 2023

Where: Honey Creek


Click here to register.

HEP Lunch Gathering

HEP Nooners (aka Happy Episcopal People) meet on Friday. Dec 15 at noon, at the home of John & Marića McRae. Please bring sandwiches to share host will have soup, teas, and desserts.

John and Marića McRae

2701 Green Meadow Dr.


Ways to donate
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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.


November 12 - November 18, 2023

  12 Lindsey Alonso

17 Louise Harden, Ruth Holland

18 Jeanette Bajalia, Jon Burch


November 12 - November 18, 2023

15 Hal & Michelle Weidman

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

Ann Burnette, Alexis Carr, the Cortese family, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Allan Dear, Gene Greneker, Merrill Guice, Louise Harden, Michane James, CathyAnn Kautter, Mike Lassen, the long family, Doug Mayer, the Mistick family, Gnann Moser, Ray Murphy, Brett Nelson, Rocky, Paul Stevenson, the Stevenson family, Willa Valencia, Sue Marie Waddell, Michelle Weidman, Chuck Whiting 

Sam Cortese - Deceased

Brianna Long - Deceased 

Lois Stevenson - Deceased

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: 9-3


Father Hal Weidman, Rector 

church office (229) 242-5115

Nancy Sartin, Deacon 

church office (229) 242-5115

Kim Dudley, 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

Abigail Easton, Interim 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

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 part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.