Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
January 27, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 29: 
         Epiphany 4

Vestry Member of Day:
    Mike Tanner

Coffee Host:
   Robin Coleman, Marcie Dennard

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan Dear
Usher - Max Bontrager

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers -  Sally Querin, Stefani Carroll,
   Julia Ariail
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Maddie Yarbrough,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - Charlie Cosey, Carl Copeland,
   George Mellors

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm - 27:1, 5-13
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Gospel - Matthew 4:12-23

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM
Upcoming Events

February 1: Confirmation Class
February 4: Lunch Bunch

February 4-5: Rev. Canon John Zahl
February 5: Stitchers of Love
February 12: Bishop Benhase
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.
Confirmation Classes
Wednesday Evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
New confirmation class will be held Wednesday evenings Feb 1 and Feb 8 from 7-8:30 at the rectory.  We'll have dessert-and free child care will be provided in the Gabard building.  We'll cover our confirmation booklet, The New Life of Grace as we prepare for confirmation with Bishop Benhase at the 10:00 service on Feb 12.  All those interested, please email Father Dave.
Weekend with John Zahl
Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5, 2017
We are excited to welcome the Rev. Canon John Zahl who will be with us February 4 and 5.  On Saturday, Feb 4 he'll be speaking on Saturday morning (9:00AM, open to the whole congregation) and at our 20's/30's dinner at the rectory 6:00 that evening.  On Sunday, Feb 5 he'll be preaching at both services and teaching on Grace and Addiction at Adult Sunday School.  Here is a link to a 10-minute documentary about his ministry in Charleston, SC.  We hope you'll join us for a fun weekend!
Children's Choir Practice
Sunday's beginning at 11:15 a.m.
The Children's Choir (PreK 3s - 5th Grade) will perform on Sunday February 12 during the 10am service. Karen May will begin practice January 8 - February 5 during the first 15 minutes of Sunday School. 
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, February 3, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on February 3 , 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Children's Ministry
Children's Ministry Valentine's Party - All Children PreK 3 - 5th Grade are invited to attend our Valentines Party on February 11th from 10 - 12:00. We will decorate cookies, do a fun valentines art project and practice singing for the Children's Choir performance on February 12th. 
EYC Middle - We will meet Wednesday 2/1 at 7:00 in the Gabard. 
EYC High School - We will meet this Sunday 1/29 at 6pm at Paul and Molly Stevenson for an high school party. 
Both middle and high school students and their friends are invited to a Super Bowl party at the Ryan's on 2/5. 

Dates of interest:
Happening #98 (10-12th grade) February 17-19th,
New Beginnings (7-9th grade) March 24-26th. 
Please contact Philip Ryan for more information on either event. 
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
Episcopal College Fellowship - We will meet for Bible study on 2/2 at 8pm. The diocese is having a college retreat from March 31-April 2 at Honeycreek. More details to follow. 
Stitchers of Love
February 5, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

Please note the date change, we will be meeting on February 5th to begin work on Bunny Creations. No knitting or crocheting needed, so come and bring a non-stitching friend.  All are welcome.
Lunch Bunch Needs
First and third Saturdays each month
We need fruit cups for Lunch Bunch.  Please consider picking up a six pack of fruit cups when you do your family grocery shopping.  The children love the fruit and the Lunch Bunch volunteers appreciate it. 
New Online Photograph Albums
New albums for Stitchers of Love , and Rev Canon Frank Logue Visit, along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Feb. 23rd DR Dinner & Auction
Let's Party! The Dominican Night Dinner and Auction to raise funds for the 2017 mission "Go Team" projects and scholarships for the DR children is scheduled for February 23 at the Cotton Corner, 101 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta at 6 p.m. This year's theme is Mardi Gras. Tickets at $25 are available at the 11:00 coffee hour in the Parish Hall or in the church office. If you have treasures you want to donate for the auction, please call or email Phyllis Holland or Julia Ariail.
Help Us Build a House for Leidy
$1 will buy a concrete block for the house the mission team will build for Leidy and her son Emanuel in El Pedregal in June. A cardboard house is set up in the Parish Hall with a donations jar. Please contribute coins, checks, bills - small or large amounts. It all adds up.  Each week, we will count the money and apply the corresponding number of colorful "blocks" during the week. Our goal is $2,500. We currently have $173.75. Watch the house to see the progress as we move toward that goal. 
Birthdays this week
January 28 - February 3
28 Ann Burnette, Tyler Croft, Gene Seago
30 Clinton Beeland
2 Ash Croft, Ashley Drazdowski   
3 Dori Carter            
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 28 - February 3
29 Lauren Sandbach
1 Julia Ariail 
2 Jeani Synyard
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 28 - February 3
30 Walter & Gail Hobgood

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Tal Barnidge, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Aaron Davis, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt,  Emily Joiner,  Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Brandi Porter, David Sandbach, Sr., JoLyn Smith, Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta