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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Readings for This Week:
II Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Readings for Next Week
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
210 North Broad Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655
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