Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
September 27 , 2019
In This Issue:

Worship Services
September 29: 
      Pentecost 16 / Proper 21

Vestry Member of Day:
   David Sandbach

Coffee Host:
   Kelly Turner, Tracy Cannon, Cathy

Altar Guild:
   Team 1

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lem & Lector - Martha Leake
Usher - Ed Mistick

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis 
   Holland, Mike Tanner, Stefani Carroll
Lay Readers  - Marcie Dennard, Phyllis
   Holland, Krystle Black
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Stella Blevins,
   Cassidy Honeycutt
Ushers - Al Turner, Carl Copeland

6:00 p.m., Vespers 
First Lesson - Amos 61a, 4-7:4-7
Psalm 146
Second Lesson - 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel - Luke 16:19-31

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

Steph Johnson
Director of College Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

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

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Director of Music
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.
Celebration Dinner
Sunday, September 29, 2019 from at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Stewardship Dinner - "We Love Christ Church" Stewardship Celebration Dinner. Will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Turner Center for the Arts(527 N Patterson St). Free nursery and dinner will be provided at Christ Church for infants and children from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m in the Gabard Building. RSVP the church office.
Confirmation Class
September 22nd - September 29th at 11:15 a.m. 
Confirmation with Bishop Benhase will be 10:00 Sunday, October 13.  In preparation for those being confirmed, received, or reaffirmed, we are having a Sunday School class, "The New Life of Grace", through September 29, in the Parish Hall following the 10:00 service.  This is open for all adults and youth interested in confirmation, and anyone else who would like to join us as we cover the basics of the Christian faith, The Book of Common Prayer, the Episcopal Church and living "the new life of grace"-we'll have fun with it!  We will also have a dessert gathering at the rectory 7:00 Wednesday, October 9 just for those who will be prayed over by Bishop Benhase on October 13.  This will likely be Bishop Benhase's final Sunday visit at Christ Church as acting bishop, so please join us on October 13 if you can. :)
Noon Sunday Service
Sundays when VSU is in session
Noon Sunday Service - geared toward college students that the interns will help lead. These services will be an informal Rite II Eucharist with the same sermon as the 8:00 and 10:00 services and will run on the weekends when VSU is in session, the following Sundays: September 29; October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 24.  Even if you are not a college student, you are more than welcome to join us.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we seek to receive the grace of God in Jesus Christ and share that grace with college students.
Friday Bible Study
Friday, October 11th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet on October 11, 2019 in the Office Chapel from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We will be studying the Gospel according to Matthew. All are welcome.
Walkabout at Christ Church
October 24, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Candidates for the 11th Bishop of Georgia have been announced. Candidate  bio's videos, Curriculum Vitae's and responses to three questions posed by the Search Committee can be found  here

Members of the Diocese of Georgia will have the opportunity to meet the candidates in person at a Walkabout to five locations across the diocese from October 22-25, 2019 before the November election at Diocesan Convention.

Christ Church will host one of the walkabouts on October 24, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

If you are unable to attend the walkabout held at Christ Church, and would like to visit another location, the dates and times can be found here
College Ministry Dinner
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
College Ministry Dinners are in full swing.   Steph Johnson is in need of people to help provide desserts for the college students.  If you would like to contribute a dessert to the Thursday Dinner, please contact Steph Johnson . Dessert needs to be at the church before 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Thank you for your help with ministering to our college students with a home cooked meal.
Foyer Groups
Foyer Groups - As you know, here at Christ Church we receive God's grace in Jesus Christ and share that grace with one another and the world.  One of the primary ways you can share grace with one another here at Christ Church is through Foyer Groups, monthly casual dinner gatherings with other parishioners.  We will be forming these Foyer Groups in September.  This is a great opportunity to have fun and get to know others at Christ Church.  If you' re interested please contact Jeani Synyard or 229-834-6004.
EYC: Middle School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building on the first and third Sundays of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. High School EYC will meet in the Gabard Building each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served and we'll have lots of fun and fellowship! Any questions - call or text Molly Stevenson (229) 292-8215.
Stitchers of Love
For years, the Stitchers of Love have been creating and donating countless prayer shawls, lap blankets, scarves, baby hats and blankets, and other items. We would like to invite our Christ Church family to visit  the Stitchers' shelf in the parish hall and to take home any of the tagged items as a comfort gift for yourself or to take to someone else.  Each has been made with love and prayers, and each has been blessed at the Christ Church altar. If you have any questions or would like help in choosing, see Frances Guice, Pepi Nelson, Patricia Marks, or any of the Stitchers. Stitchers of Love meets the first and third Sunday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to come stitch, or learn to stitch. We have many teachers. 
Online Giving now available
This year we have a new way to keep your pledges up to date.  Christ Church now has a PayPal account.  With a few clicks of buttons, one time donations can be set-up as well as reoccurring donations. A donate button is now set up on our website, as well as at the bottom of each Friday Bulletin.  Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from Noon Service, Adult Sunday SchoolMinistries Fair, Stitchers of Love blessing, and Kickoff Sunday, are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
September 28 - October 4
28 Jeana Beeland
29 Bobbie Mistick, Jim Nelson
30 Bill Armstrong, Wade Coleman, Molly Stevenson
1 Sallie Honeycutt 
2 Tom Carroll
3 Hudson Tanner
4 Sally Baker, Maria Taylor
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
September 28 - October 4
1 Max Bontrager
Wedding Anniversaries this week
September 28 - October 4
2 Wade & Geri Coleman
3 Ash & Pepper Croft

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, Kathy Armstrong, Lynn Baker, Kelly Benhase, Caty Carter, Jan Carter, Betty Chason, Robert Church, Bev Cowart, Frances Crawford, Cheryl Critchfield, Janet Dickman, Jane Ferrell, Asher Geddings, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Eric Jones, Shelly Krieger-Godbeer, Brooks Lovelace, Terry McDonald, Keri Mock, Brett Nelson, Jim Nelson, Kathleen Parsons, Joe Pitts, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Andy Shafer, Kathie Stevenson, Nancy Patterson Stone, Katie Teegardin, Trace Thompson, Jude Tillman, Katie Mae Warren, Marilyn Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

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Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta