Christ Episcopal Church
Weekly Bulletin
February 17, 2023
New Rector Called

Father Hal Weidman will begin at Christ Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. We are excited to welcome Father Weidman as our new rector and his wife Michelle to Christ Church. We will have a reception for Father Hal and Michelle after the 10:00 service on February 26th. Please join us in welcoming them to Christ Church.

The Rev. Walter Hobgood has graciously agreed to be our supply priest during the month-long transition between Interim and new Rector. Father Walter will be available for emergency, or pastoral needs during the supply time. Please reach out to Father Walter if you need anything. Father Walter can be reached at 229-630-6444. Please help the Vestry by extending our appreciation to Father Walter for his assistance to Christ Church.
Dear Christ Church Family,

I apologize for taking so long to get the year-end numbers to you in the email bulletin; family matters took precedence in December and January. Attached you will find the 2022 final numbers, as well as the January Totals. As always, please contact me or Amy if you have any questions.

Stefani Carroll, Treasurer

Media Services
Sunday, February 19, 2023

Live-Streaming this week of the 10 a.m. worship service on February 19, 2023 will begin at 9:55 a.m. If for any reason we experience Technical difficulties with the Live-streaming, a recording of the service will be uploaded and a link sent to the congregation at a later time.

If you missed it, here is a video of the February 12, 2023 - Holy Eucharist

Ushers Needed

Usher recruitment: high school and college students, all ages, male and female. Consider being a meet and greeter for Christ Church, thanks. Give your name, email, and phone number to John McRae​​. 229-220-5619 or
Garden Guild will meet on February 20th. We will focus on the church grounds. The Garden Guild meets Monday and Wednesday from 10 - 12. More hardworking people are welcome to join us. Bring your gloves and tools.
Children’s Church will be held on February 19th in the Gabard Building. Children aged 3 – 5th grade are welcome to meet Keri Wilkin in the Children’s Classroom in Gabard. (This is the first classroom on the left in the preschool hallway.)
1Book1Diocese for Lent
Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom. 

For several years, a book has been chosen to study as a Diocesan Community during Lent. Several members of Christ Church have participated on their own previously, but this year we will have a specified time to gather and discuss this year’s selection, Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom. Time and place are still being fleshed out, but in the meantime, some copies of the book will be available in the church office, or you can order your own on Amazon. ($11.95 – paperback) – Contact Molly Stevenson with any questions (229) 292-8215 or

"Clear and compelling teaching on encountering God in prayer is all too rare in the Church," Bishop Logue said. "I find the stories used to illustrate the points in this book open up so much wisdom. The brief chapters are worthy of reflection. Beginning to Pray had a positive impact on my own prayer life and I am looking forward to the Diocese of Georgia studying it together."

The 1Book1Diocese read for Lent is a classic work, Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom. This simple and powerful book, gets at the vital importance of encountering God in prayer.
Stitchers of Love
The Stitchers of Love are now meeting twice a month on the first and third Sundays in the Parish Hall from 4:00 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. We will teach anyone who is interested in learning to knit or crochet. The next meeting is February 19th.
Tuesday Night Bible Study

The Tuesday night Bible study led by Willa Valencia will take a break due to Fat Tuesday Celebration. Bible Study will resume on February 28th, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the home of Ron and Tammy Borders on Williams Street. All adults are welcome. Please bring your Bible—any translation.
HEP Lunch

HEP Lunch Group will gather Friday,
February 17th at noon. Please bring mini sandwiches to share or a dessert. The hosts will have soup and tea.

John and Marcia McRae​​
2701 Green Meadow Dr

A wonderful chance to outreach, low key evangelism, and stimulating conversations.
Sunday Evening Vespers - a group of Christ Church members meet on Zoom (2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays) at 6:00 p.m. to read the Compline Service, pages 127-135 in the Book of Common Prayer and for friendly conversation afterwards. The first and third Sundays of the month we will meet in-person, but will make an audio recording available after Vespers for those unable to attend in-person. To join the group and receive the link to the weekly gathering, contact Phyllis Hiers or call 229-563-2464.

Ever wondered what Vespers was all about? Here is Audio Recording from January 15, 2023.
Ways to donate
We are utilizing VANCO Payment Solutions to safely and securely make your offering.

Christ Church now uses a free mobile app that makes it simple for you to make an online gift.
Download the free “Vanco Mobile” app and search for Christ Episcopal Church and then Valdosta, GA.

Or you can donate on our Vanco Online site, or by scanning the QR code above or our website donate page located here.

We now also have a mobile text to give number simply text your gift amount to 844-928-4938 and then follow the instructions on your phone to complete your donation.

Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
February 19 - February 25, 2023

 19 Cheryl Hatcher, Barbara Shirley, Matilda Stubbs
21 Cliff Baker, Julie Reynolds, Mike Holland
22 Dottie Pitts
23 Martha Leake
24 Stephanie Blevins, Barbara Rigby
February 19 - February 25, 2023
None this week

Contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday or Anniversary
Remember in Your Prayers

Kathy Armstrong, Max Bontrager, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Allan Dear, Janet Dickman, Rev. Tar Drazdowski, Terry Fontham, Melanie Ford, Asher Geddings, Sam Greneker, Iris Hall, Allison Halvorson, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, Buddy House, Amy Hudson, Peter Ingeman, Michane James, Doug Mayer, Laurie McCall and the McCall Family, Terry McDonald, Monty Miller, Keri Mock, Laura Paine, Della Richards, Debbie Richardson, Jane Rigby, Richard Rigby, Leigh Roberts, Benita Sandbach, Blair Schneider, Nancy Patterson Stone, Burt Tillman, Joe Tillman, Jude Tillman, Jim Tranthem, Jerry Tyson, Willa Valencia, Katie Mae Warren, Nancy & Ron Zaccari
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9-3
Father Walter Hobgood, Supply Priest
church office (229) 242-5115
mobile (229) 630-6444

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115
Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Sue Ellen Rumstay, Director of Music
church office (229) 242-5115

Issa Young, Choir Master
church office (229) 242-5115

Charles Whiting, Director of College Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115
Chris Rutland and Joel Williams
Co-Directors of Youth Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Keri Wilkin, Director of Children Ministry
mobile (229) 412-5630

Elise Sandbach, Director of Preschool
mobile (229) 460-4738

Christ Church uses Vanco Payment Solutions for online giving. Download the Vanco Mobile app, text to give 844-928-4938, or scan the QR code below. Thank you for your support.
email us at
229.242.5115 or bookkeeper at 229-242-0616
Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.