Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
October 7 , 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
October 9: 
         Pentecost 21 / Proper 23

Vestry Member of Day:
   Nikki Yarbrough

Coffee Hour Host:
     Pat Bezona, Helen Tucker

Altar Guild: 
   Team 1

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, Nancy Lutsko
Lay Readers -  Nancy Lutsko, Sally
   Querin, Stefani Carroll
Ushers  - Delrick Bradley, Richard
   Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Alexandra
   Peeples, George Tidmore
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 

First Lesson - 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm - 111
Second Lesson - 2 Timothy 2:8-15
Gospel - Luke 17:11-19

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events

October 9: St. Francis Blessing of Animals 
October 15: Lunch Bunch 
October 20: Oktoberfest 
October 22: 20's & 30's Dinner - Rectory 
October 30: Trunk for Treats 

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.
Pledges for 2017
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
As you know, we are in the midst of stewardship season here at Christ Church.  Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Pledge cards have been mailed out and are also available in the tower, parish hall and office here at Christ Church.  Your pledges play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  If you are pledging we would be most appreciative if you could turn in your pledge cards by November 1 for budget planning purposes-thanks so much!
St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals
Sunday, October 9, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals will be held on October 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. on the front lawn.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series
October 12, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Teaching Series continues on  October 12, 2016. The teaching series "Armor of God" will conclude on October 26th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Nursery and Childcare will be available.
Wednesday Night Dinner Helpers
Wednesday Night Dinners have started again.  If you would like to help with meal prep, set-up or clean-up, please contact Steph Johnson.
Mid and High School Student
Sundays and Wednesdays
Middle School and High School Students - Sunday School is every Sunday from 11:15 to 12 PM. We meet in the youth room in the Gabard building (very last room at the back of Gabard).

Next Saturday, October 15th, we are going bowling! We will meet at Jac's Lanes at 11:00 AM and will bowl till 1:00 PM. It's $3.75 for 12 and under and $4.25 for 13 and older. We get free shoe rentals and lunch will be taken care of. Please RSVP to Philip Ryan by 10/13.
Episcopal College Fellowship
Next Thursday, 10/13, we will have a college dinner at Louttit Hall before our Bible study. Students are welcome to come over at 6:00 PM for dinner and stay for Bible study at 8:00 PM.

Valdosta State's homecoming parade and game is Saturday 10/22. We will be having a tailgate party at Louttit Hall. The parade starts at 11:00 AM and food will start around 12:00 PM. We will wrap up at 2:30 PM to go over and watch the Blazers!
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study  -- We will continue the Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on October 14, 2016.  We are studying the Gospel according to Luke. All are welcome!
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30, 2016 after 10:00 worship
Third Annual Trunks of Treats will be held, Sunday, October 30th 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.
20's & 30's Group
Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellowship at the Rectory on Saturday, October 22nd 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.
Stitchers of Love
Sunday, October 16, 2016 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Stitchers of Love will meet Sunday, October 16th beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  You do not have to know how to knit or crochet, we have plenty of teachers. Please come join us.
Flower Guild - vases needed
Each week our Flower Guild visits and delivers flowers to shut-ins, or members who are sick or in the hospital.  The flowers they deliver are from our Sunday Altar arrangement. 
The Flower Guild needs some medium size vases (no bud vases). 
If you would like to donate some medium size vases to the Flower Guild, they can be dropped off at the church office, or brought to church on Sunday morning and placed on the counter in the kitchen.   Thank you for your support of this important ministry.
Planning Page for 2017 DR Trip
June 12 - 19, 2017
A webpage with planning information about our 2017 Dominican Republic mission team is now available at the link below. We are thinking about making a major change in our flights. Rather than flying from Orlando on JetBlue, there is a possibility that we might fly from Valdosta to Atlanta and then on to Santo Domingo. Details are in the flight section on the planning page. No decision has been made yet, and do not purchase flight tickets now. More detailed information will be available by November 1.

The deadline to join the 2017 "Go Team" is December 1, 2016. If you are interested in applying, contact Julia or Julius Ariail at  

DR Supper and Auction Event
February 23, 2017 - Save the Date!

We will hold our annual dinner and auction for the Dominican Republic mission trip on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Cotton Corner in downtown Valdosta. This is our major fundraiser for the scholarships we donate to the Episcopal school in El Pedregal (70 in 2015 and 2016!) and for the expenses of our work projects in that village. For more information, contact Julia Ariail at  

To see photographs of the 2016 dinner and action, click the link below:

Thank You!
Dear Christ Church Family,

     Thank you for the beautiful altar flowers that Ann brought to our home after the death of Jerry's precious sister, Emily.
     Emily was a bright shining star in our family and her light reflected from our Lord Jesus Christ.  She is with HIM now.
     Our church family has always been with us in our sad and joyful times.  We are so blessed by you and by God's love.
                                 Many thanks with love,
                                  Judy and Jerry DeMott
Can you help the Haven? The women are in need of toiletries and personal items like toothpaste, soaps, lotions, brushes & combs, etc., both regular and travel size.   There is a basket for the Haven collection in the Parish Hall.  Thank you for your help in supporting this Ministry.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, October 2, 2016, Planning Page for 2017 Mission Trip, Dedication of Altar Frontals. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
October 8 - October 14
8 Geri Coleman, Emily Rutledge
12 Joan Dear, Steph Johnson, Ginger Macheski
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 8 - October 14
8 Jane Ferrell
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 8 - October 14
9 Len & Melissa Carter, Jim & Pepi Nelson

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Ashley, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Diane Corker, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Sam Greneker, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays,  Emily Joiner,  Kayla LaMere,  Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Debbie Richardson, Delanie Rogers, Kris Rogers, Reva Rollins, Sarah Parrish, David Sandbach, Sr., Edi Shepherd, Bill Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Emory Warrick, Sr., Sylvia Warrick, Mike and Marilyn Willis

Family of Emily Jordan (Sister of Jerry DeMott)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta