Come spend your Sunday mornings with us! We have Sunday School beginning at 9:10 AM with Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM. We hope you will join us no matter where you are on your spiritual journey, whether you have been baptized as a Christian or are seeking God or a greater understanding of God. All are welcome at our table.
So What’s Happening with Fr. Alan?
Hi everybody! I would like to bring you up to date on my progress, surgery results, rehab and timeline for getting back to St. Alban’s. First of all, I want to thank you for all your prayers and encouragement. I received many wonderful “get well” cards. I feel loved and missed. Thank you!
So here’s the update. I am two weeks post surgery. The surgery itself was very successful with no complications or concerns. The knee joint has been replaced with a new one made of stainless steel and titanium which, I am told is good for 15 to 25 years. With the surgery complete the rest is up to me to do the rehab. That is where the fun begins.
The knee joint replacement rehab is extremely painful. It requires you to bend you knee a lot and this prevents scar tissue from forming around the new joint. If the scar tissue is allowed to form then the joint loses flexibility and the surgery is a waste of time. You have to endure the pain and push yourself daily. My physical therapy person has perfected the “torture” routine; however, her experience and expertise are all in my best interest (so she claims!). I have some pain medication, but they are low dose and believe me, I do “feel the pain.”
With aggressive rehab and time I should be mobile and plan to be back at St. Alban’s the first Sunday in December. That is my target date – December 6th. So keep the prayers going and I look forward to being with you then.
So how are you guys doing? Are you coming to church? Are you sending in you pledge cards? Are you being faithful, joyful and generous towards God? Are you THANKFUL? Are you planning to attend our Choral Evening Song on December 6th? Are you excited about celebrating the birth of Jesus? Are you looking forward to 2016 together as a parish family? Well, I hope so. I guess I will find out when I get back and my confidence is that you are holding steadfast to the faith and continuing in all the good works God has prepared for you to walk in.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I pray you will be gathered with family and loved ones. I pray that you can see and acknowledge all that our Lord has done for you with humble and thankful hearts and give Him praise.
An excerpt from my sermon to the 109th Annual Council of the Diocese of Atlanta on November 13, 2015
God is actively overthrowing anything that positions itself against the on-growing movement of God. Anything. Even the church.
This truth may be difficult for us to understand and even more difficult to submit to… (but it is) the substance of our joy…. God is not asleep. God has not forsaken us. God is in motion.
Just like the Milky Way, God is in constant motion — using light and darkness, emptiness and abundance, chaos and order, all to accomplish God’s righteous purpose. In the fire and the flood there is an opportunity for each of us to depend on God exceedingly.
Think of it this way: God wouldn’t be worth our prayers and praise if God couldn’t use the flood and the fire to make life abundant!
Readings for This Week:
I Thessalonians 3:9-13
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