Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 20, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 22: 
      Pentecost 20 / Proper 24

Vestry Member of Day:
   Duke Guthrie

Coffee Host:
   Mimi Allen, Marge McCartney, Anne

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri Gravett,
   Allan Dear, Walton Carter
Lay Readers  - Sheri Gravett, Walton
   Carter, Allan Dear
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Karen May, Eliza
   Jane May
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker

6:00 Vespers 

First Lesson - Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm - 96:1-9
Second Lesson - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Gospel - Matthew 22:15-22

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
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.
Pledges for 2018
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
As you know, we are in the middle of pledge season here at Christ Church.  So far we are doing very well.  Thanks so much to all of you who have already submitted your pledge!  If you have not yet submitted a 2018 pledge, we hope you will and humbly ask that it be submitted by November 1st if possible.  Each and every pledge is very helpful as we continue Christ Church's ministry and mission of receiving God's grace and sharing it with one another and the world.  Pledge cards are available at the church, or if it's easier for you, you can also simply email your pledge amount to our bookkeeper, Amy Creasy.  Thanks so much!
Adult Sunday School
Paul's Letter to the Phillippians 
Adult Sunday School will continue a four week study on Paul's Letter to the Philippians.  Adult Sunday School is held at 11:15 in the front of the Parish Hall.  All Adults are welcome to attend.
20's & 30's Group
Friday, October 20, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellow
ship at the Rectory on Friday, October 20th beginning at 6:00  p.m.  The main course and drinks will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. 
The Gabard Building will be open and staffed for nursery and/or childcare. Dinner will be provided for them as well.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest  - Thanks to everyone who signed up for Oktoberfest! The bratwurst are on their way, and we're looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, October 25th. We'll gather at 6; dinner will be served around 7. We could use a few more volunteers to bring potato salad and sauerkraut. Please e-mail Jane (jkinney78@gmail) or call the office to let us know if you plan to bring some. Danke schön!
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 29, 2017 after 10:00 worship
Fourth Annual Trunks or Treat will be held, Sunday, October 29th immediately following the 10:00 worship service.  
Bring your favorite lawn chair, decorate the trunk of your car with a non-scary Halloween or fall theme and be prepared to pass out candy as our children parade around the parking lots showing off their costumes.
If you would like to help, please contact Millie Johnson.
EYC - Youth Group
EYC: High School and Middle School students will begin meeting again on Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m. beginning on November 1st. Students will meet in the Gabard Building. Please make note of the change. If you have questions, please contact Millie (Mid High), or Molly (Senior High).
College Ministry
College Ministry meets every Thursday at 7:30 pm for food and fellowship at the Rectory. 
*Thank you to everyone who signed up to bring food to college ministry.  At this time we are only in need of Appetizers and Desserts.  If you are willing to help with either of these, there is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.
Tuesday Night Bible Study
October 24, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Tuesday Night Bible Study will meet on October 24, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders, 1718 Williams Street. We are studying the Gospel of Luke. Everyone is welcome. 
Daughters of the King
Saturday, October 28, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Daughters of the King will be hosting their Fall Assembly here at Christ Church on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 am - 1 pm.  All DOK are invited to attend.  Please let Pat Bezona know if you are planning to attend. 
Stitchers of Love
Donations needed by November 10th
Christ Church's Stitchers of Love ministry members are creating warm woolies for the Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea project.  You can read more about this ministry here:  Christmas at Sea | The Seamen's Church Institute

Each year, at Christmas, the people of this ministry package gifts for the mariners that includes a warm hand made item of clothing as well as a few small gifts for their use during their long months at sea.  
We plan to mail a large box of hats and scarves to New Jersey next month.  We would like to include some gifts in our box.  Here is a list of items they need:  
  • Unscented, Colorless Lip Balm
  • Unscented, Hypoallergenic Hand Lotion (2-4oz bottles)
  • Sealed Packages of Holiday Sweets
  • Books or Activities like Sudoku, word searches, or playing cards
  • Facial Tissue
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Chewing Gum
  • Handmade Christmas Cards
Please feel free to put your donations in our box in the Parish Hall.  The box is currently sitting on top of our Stitchers' bookcase.  You can place your items anywhere on the bookcase area.  
Thank you so much for your support.  Questions?  Pepi Nelson.
The GA Diocesan DR Teams
Our DR mission team was one of four in 2017
Our "Go Team" missioners who worked in the Dominican Republic this past June made up one team out of four that were sponsored in 2017 by churches in the Diocese of Georgia, which has a companion relationship with the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. All four teams will be featured in an exhibit at the upcoming convention of the Diocese of Georgia in downtown Valdosta from November 9-11, 2017, and descriptions of their projects and other accomplishments are included in the annual report of the Companion Diocese Commission which will be printed in the convention booklet and available to all delegates. If you would like to see that report now, click the link below:

New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for Blessing of the Animals, Stewardship DinnerYear in Review along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
October 21 - October 27
21 George Mellors
22 Katie Querin
23 Jimmy Carroll, Rachel Greneker
24 Pat Denmark
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 21 - October 27
22 Allan Dear
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 21 - October 27
None this week

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, Christie Ann, Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Kailen Dangar, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Eric Jones,  Jerriann Levy, Nancy Lutsko, BJ Mistick, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Grace Moser, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, Henry and Sarah Parrish, Buddy Pitts, Bradley Sandbach, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Katie Mae Warren, 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