Please remember in prayer: Bobby Thomas; Charles Henson; Sue Henson; Mel Burress; Jeanne Aycock; Gwen Ashby; Eddie & Family; Judy Adams; Kris & Brandi Parker; Missi Rich; Stephanie Harris; Family & Friends of Jane Griffin
Note: Names will remain on this list for a month unless otherwise requested.
March 4 – Michael McGarity
March 4 – Ron Mullis
New Revised Directory – Pick up a copy of the new St. Alban’s Directory this Sunday. The directories are in a basket on the round table in the Narthex.
We are sad to report that Mrs. Jane Griffin, who was a member of St. Alban’s in the 80’s, has passed away at the age of 86. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
The Rev. Alan Hansen
Remember you are dust and to dust you will return……….
History is filled with stories about people who are searching for the Fountain of Youth. The desire to live forever has been written about, talked about, and dreamed about. The Bible tells us that we will only have so many years on this earth. Our bodies will grow old and return to the dust of the earth.
Lent is the season of our liturgical year that reminds us of our mortality, but it also points us to the cross that opens for us eternal life. Jesus said in Luke 10:20: 20 “However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
As we enter this season together, I pray you will take advantage of Sunday school, Sunday worship, and our Wednesday evening Lenten programs. (Adult Sunday school starts up again this Sunday, March 2, 9:10 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.)
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 4 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5 – Ash Wednesday Services – 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 – Lenten Supper & Program – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19 – Lenten Supper & Program – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26 – Lenten Supper & Program – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2 – Lenten Supper & Program – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9 – Lenten Supper & Program – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 17 – Maundy Thursday Service – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 18 – Good Friday Services – 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 – EASTER SUNDAY – Egg Hunt after the Worship Service
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
Please join us on March 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for one of the highlights of the church family year, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Purchase your tickets this Sunday after the worship service. Tickets are also available in the church office or at the door – $5.00 for adults, 5 tickets for $20.00. Children under 12 eat free! Invite your friends! See you there.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 5th, 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Diocese of Atlanta Ministry Summit is like the traditional diocesan ministry fair but with a new name, a new format, and a new purpose. You are invited to come and talk it up!
The theme for this special day at the Cathedral of St. Philip – Saturday, March 8 – is Faith in Transition. The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with check-in, coffee, displays and special bookstore hours, followed by the Great Gathering with a special guest speaker at 9:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Brackett, officer for church planting and ministry redevelopment for The Episcopal Church. He will talk about how to take advantage of new directions in diocesan, parish and individual ministries.
You may sign up for two 90-minute conversations, one before lunch and one after. People knowledgeable and experienced on each topic will lead, share and listen. Cost for the day (with lunch and morning snack) is $20. (Bring materials for note-taking.) Copies of the topics are available on the round table in the Narthex.
You can register online at www.episcopalatlanta.org or forms for mail-in registration are available on the round table in the Narthex.
Lenten Supper & Program – Wednesdays, March 12 through April 9 – 6:00 p.m. Join us every Wednesday evening during Lent for a light supper and program. Please volunteer to help provide the Lenten Suppers by signing up on the sheet provided in the Narthex.
Lenten Worship Services in our Community
March 12 – First Baptist Church
March 19 – First Presbyterian Church
March 26 – First Christian Church
April 2 – Grace Monroe Church
April 9 – First United Methodist Church
Services begin at 12:00 p.m. and lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.
FISH Needs Help at the Loganville Thrift Store. They are in need of cashiers throughout the week. There are 4-hour shifts from 9 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday. If you can fill one of those slots one day a week, please call Nancy Long at 706-362-9008. No cashier experience? They will be happy to train you!
Coffee Hour – Please sign up to take care of the coffee hour on Sunday morning. A sign-up sheet is located on the counter in the lobby of the Parish Hall.
Name Badge – If you do not have a name badge and would like one, please put your name on the sheet provided in the Narthex or call the Church office at 770-267-2893.
Bible Readings for March 9, 2014
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7