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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.

 

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CLERGY’S CORNER

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Budget…Vestry News…Lenten Series…Confirmation Classes

 

Sunday, at the Annual Parish Meeting, we elected Libby Martin and Marty Atkinson to serve on the Vestry for three year terms.  Jim Laird presented the Treasurer’s Report, Stan Brassie gave the Senior Warden’s Report and Fr. Alan presented the Rector’s report.  All in all, St. Alban’s is in pretty good shape. We have our challenges, but we also have many blessings for which we are thankful.

 

On Tuesday, the new Vestry convened at 6 pm and conducted the following business:

 

We approved the budget for 2016 which was recommended by our Finance Committee.  This is a balanced budget and copies will be available in the Narthex this Sunday, if you wish a more complete review. Our estimates are conservative and baring any unknown expenses we should have adequate funds for our ministry needs. Our projected income for 2016 is $154,000.

 

Bob Emmons was confirmed as our Senior Warden and Mallory Sanders was elected as the Junior Warden and committee assignments were as follows:

Carole Bond – Outreach

Melissa Young – Evangelism

Marty Atkinson – Christian Education

Mallory Sanders – Buildings and Grounds

Libby Martin – Parish Life

Bob Emmons – Worship

 

Lent

 

As you know, Ash Wednesday is next week. On the proceeding Wednesday evenings, we will have a soup and sandwich dinner followed by the Lenten Program, “THE GREAT EXCHANGE.”  Over the season of Lent, this series will review the seven major covenants in the Bible (Adam, Noah, Moses, David, etc.) which all point to Christ and the Great Exchange which took place in the NEW Covenant initiated for us in Christ.

 

So what is the GREAT EXCHANGE?  Well, you will have to attend to find out!  I do believe this series will give you a deeper understand and appreciation for your worship of God and the rich liturgies of our church.

 

Confirmation Classes

 

I will be leading the “youth” Confirmation Classes beginning this Sunday,

from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, here at the church.  Our traditional catechism will be used to help your young people understand their faith more fully.  We will also have some instruction about the Book of Common Prayer, Liturgy, the church building, altar, vestments, seasons of the church year and church governance. The classes will conclude before Easter.

  God’s Peace,

 

 

Fr. Alan

 

SHINING

This is Carol. I know it’s the lighting in the photo, but her face is shining. She flew all the way from England to stand at a prison in Jackson, Georgia on Tuesday. Carol is a member of a group called Lifelines in the UK that prays for and corresponds with the people on death row in the U.S. She made the trip here because the state of Georgia killed Brandon Jones. He would have been 73 on Valentine’s Day. She and Brandon had been corresponding for 15 years. At least in part, it’s the light that is making her face shine — the other part is compassion. Compassion makes you shine.

 Luke 9:28-43

 

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Readings for This Week:

Exodus 34:29-35

Psalm 99

II Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Luke 9:28-43a

 

Readings for Next Week

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Romans 10:8b-13

Luke 4:1-13

 

 

 

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

210 North Broad Street

Monroe, Georgia 30655

Click the map for directions.

 

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

February 7 (continuing through March 20)-Children’s Confirmation Class-11:45 a.m.

February 9-Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper-5:30 p.m.

February 10-Ash Wednesday Services-12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

February 17-March 16 (Wednesdays)-Lenten Supper & Program-6:00 p.m.

March 24-Maundy Thursday Service-7:00 p.m.

March 25-Good Friday Services-12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

March 27-Easter Day Service-10:00 a.m.

March 27-Easter Egg Hunt-11:15 a.m.

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