Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
August 4, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
August 6: 
      The Transfiguration of Our Lord

Vestry Member of Day:
   Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt, Leigh Bradley

Altar Guild:
   Team 4

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Rita Hightower
Usher - Dave Armstrong

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis
   Holland, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll  
Lay Readers  - Phyllis Holland, Clinton
   Beeland, Merrill Guice
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rich Johnson,
   Owen Coggins
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm - 99:5-9
Second Lesson - 2 Peter 1:13-21
Gospel - Luke 9:28-36

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM 
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
church office (229) 242-5115

Philip Ryan
Assistant to the Rector
church office (229) 242-5115
Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115

Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper  
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Millie Johnson
Director of Children's Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Angela Duncan, Music Director
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Office hours: Monday - Thursday
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Message from the Rector
I am thrilled to inform you that beginning this Sunday, August 6, 2017 we will be holding worship services in our renovated sanctuary.  

Take care and I hope to see you Sunday!  
Yours in Christ, Dave

Kick-off Party
Sunday, August 20, 2017 beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Kick-off Party will be held on August 20, 2017 immediately following the 10:00 worship service.  Everyone is welcome, this is a church wide event. The Men in Blue will be cooking. There will be there will be a water slide a bouncy house and kiddie pool for the little ones.  Fun for "Children of All Ages". 
EYC Middle School - Back to School Party
Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4 - 7 p.m.
On Sunday, August 13th, the EYC Middle School group will be having a back to school pool party at Sallie Honeycutt's home. The party will be from 4-7 PM. There will be food and drinks available, bring a friend! Please let Philip know if you plan to attend. 
Stitchers of Love
August 6, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
With children packing their backpacks for school, it seems that summer is winding down.  So it it time to sharpen our needles and start some new projects for fall and winter.  
We have two fun ideas in the works for us this fall.  One is local and the other is national (and Episcopal). We would like to kick off these two projects when everyone is through with their summer travels.
Both projects are easy.  Please come out and join us, we have plenty of people who can teach a new stitcher. We meet in the Parish Hall on the First and Third Sunday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there.
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
ECF - The semester starts 8/14 and we are excited to have back our college students. We are looking for volunteers to bring food for our Thursday night dinners. If you would like to bless the college ministry with food, please. See Philip after the 10AM service. 
Outreach / College
Thursday, August 10, 2017
On August 10th we will help over 2500 students move into on campus housing at VSU. We are looking for 8-10 volunteers to help move students in. Every volunteer will get one of our new ECF t-shirts.
Lunch Bunch Needs Volunteers
Expanding this Fall
We are expanding our lunch bunch ministry. Lunch Bunch is a great ministry that feeds children in our community every 1st and 3rd Saturday. This fall we would like to expand the ministry to every Saturday. This means we need volunteers! We will have six teams available and you may sign up for a team and volunteer one Saturday every six weeks. Please see Philip Ryan, Pepi Nelson, or Sandy Sandbach for questions or to sign up. 
DR - 2018 Dates, Report, Photos
Tentative - June 11-18, 2018 
Fr. Dave and the mission team leaders have tentatively set the dates of the 2018 Dominican Republic mission trip as June 11-18, 2018, and the location as the Campamento in El Pedregal where missioners from our church has been working since 2001. This is the same "second full week of June" as the 2017 trip. If you are thinking of signing on for the 2018 trip but have a conflict with those dates, please let Julia or Julius Ariail know by 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18. After August 18, the tentative dates will be confirmed or another set of dates will be proposed. 
If you don't have the contact information for Julia or Julius, please check with the church office. 
Click here for the summary report from the 2017 trip, and click here for the 2017 trip photo album.  Click here for general information about our DR mission program, updated through our 2017 trip.

Girls On The Run South Georgia
Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Girls On The Run South Georgia will will be hosting its annual Lip Sync Battle at The Salty Snapper, Tuesday, August 29th at 6.30 PM.  Local community members will battle to see who is the Lip Sync Master! Please join us to support a great cause and our very own Midlife Crisis Dance Troupe! Tickets are $30/ person beforehand and $35 at the door.  Tickets include a buffet meal and a cash bar will be available. For more information please visit or contact Julie Daughtrey 229-232-6877. 
Volunteer Opportunity
Break Bread Together, a local meals-on-wheels type program sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Valdosta, Georgia, is currently looking for volunteers to help with deliveries of a hot, balanced, noonday meal to low income, usually elderly, homebound recipients in Valdosta with no one in the home to care for them.  A delivery route takes about 30 minute. You can pick as many days, or times during the month you would to help. If you would be interested in helping deliver meals, please contact Beth Mathis at 249-0779 at First Presbyterian Church.
Dean Failor, III (Missionary in Turkey)
Dean Failor, III (son of Dean Failor and the late Kathy Failor) and his family are heading to Istanbul, Turkey for a two-year teaching/missionary stint through Teach Beyond, an interdenominational organization focused on spreading the gospel through education.  If you would like to support them prayerfully or financially they can be reached via email here,  or here to support Dean.
Father Dave's New Book Release
Release Date: July 25, 2017
For the last several years Dave Johnson and Justin Holcomb have been working on an academic volume for NYU Press, Christian Theologies of the Sacraments, which was released on July 25, 2017.  It is a compendium of essays from various scholars (including Ashley Null, Michael Horton, etc.) tracing the development of various perspectives on the sacraments throughout church history. 
From NYU Press: "The NYU Press is proud to announce the release of Christian Theologies of the Sacraments by Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson.  Holcomb and Johnson delve into the ancient debate regarding the nature and purpose of the sacraments, which has elicited a lively discussion among theologians.  In this extremely cohesive and well-crafted volume, a group of renowned scholars map the theologies of sacraments offered by key Christian figures from the Early Church through the twenty-first century."
The jacket endorsement from Paul Zahl: "Behold: an instant classic compendium and textbook on the Christian sacraments. Justin Holcomb and David Johnson have created a coup with this beautifully organized, edited, and accessible 'time-line' of essays on the historic disagreements concerning the means of grace, from the earliest days of the Church to the political theologies of today."
-Rev. Dr. Paul F.M. Zahl, Author of  Grace in Practice
Dave's author page on Amazon can be found here.
New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for the DR Mission Trip, along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
August 5 - August 11
  7 Nan Duckworth, Rusty McCall
11 Pauline Brown
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
August 5 - August 11
  6 Jerry DeMott
  8 Brighton Prine, Julie Prine
 9 Elizabeth Hanson
11 Hudson Tanner
Wedding Anniversaries this week
August 5 - August 11
 6  Ken & Electa Ricket
11 Joe & Norma Tomberlin

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Thaddeus Agar, Amanda, Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Johnny Hagan, Zach Hagan, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Emily Joiner, Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Annie Reid, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, Henry and Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Mike Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta