In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Destiny; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; Pam; Jeff Foster; Wayne Bond; Natalia; Carol; Steve; Jo Ann; Jennifer Arteaga; Rebecca Rogers; Olivia; John Cannon; Roger Chapman.
Please pray for our Vestry and Clergy:
Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Bob Emmons; Libby Martin; Mallory Sanders; Melissa Young; Father Alan
St. Alban’s Intercessory Prayer Group– Every Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. you are invited to come and pray for the needs of our church, our people, and our community. If you would like for us to pray for someone or something special, please fill out a prayer card, which is found on back of the pews. You can place the card in the offering plate or give it to Father Alan.
Readings for This Week:
Readings for Next Week:
The word for disciple in the Greek means “learner.” The original 12 disciples learned the Word of God, the Will of God and the Ways of God by following Jesus for about 3 years. They “learned” from Him so they could reproduce Him and perpetuate His message of “Good News.”
The disciples believed He Is the Messiah, they taught what he taught, they ministered as He did and they experienced, in powerful ways, the love of God. The result was profound. Thousands of people came into the faith and fellowship of the early church. This model of learning and applying the faith is the challenge for every generation of those who follow Christ.
I would also add: There is no finish line. We are lifelong learners. Of course, the basics are the basics; however, the Bible is a deep well that can be read many times over your life time. It is amazing how often a new insight or understanding comes from a familiar passage of scripture.
Investing in the knowledge of God has a great reward according to Proverbs. In fact, the writer specifically states that knowing God’s Word is more valuable than gold or silver. And the writer of Hebrews also reminds us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
I know there many ways you can grow in your faith and I commend any and all efforts in that regard. However, if you are looking for a place to plug in and go deeper I encourage you to join us on Wednesday evening. We go from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and child care is provided. Also, if you need a ride or would like to carpool we can help you there as well.
April 15th- Marty Atkinson
April 21st- Madeline Burgess
Adult Confirmation Class – The Adult Confirmation Class will begin Sunday, April 24th. The class will meet every Sunday at 11:45 am and will run for 8 weeks. Please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex if you would like to attend.
Youth Confirmation Class – The Youth Confirmation Class will meet again this Sunday, April 17th, at 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday Night Study Group – Join us every Wednesday evening to study and discuss the Bible with Fr. Alan. We meet from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Childcare is provided.
FISH Needs…Volunteers are needed in the Ministry Office, Pantry, Medical Office and Dental Office. Contact: Deborah Atha – 678-635-7249 or 678-628-6288.
The Camp and Conference Center for the
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
237 Camp Mikell Road
Toccoa, GA 30577
Camp Mikell is holding its first Open House on Saturday, June 4, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you’ve never been to Mikell before this is an excellent opportunity to experience a real treasure of the Atlanta Episcopal Diocese. No RSVP is necessary! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
CHORAL CONCERT and EVENSONG
Sunday, April 24th, 5:00 p.m.
Members of the George Walton Academy Choir will perform, under the direction of Choir Master Kristen Donaldson, at St. Alban’s on Sunday, April 24, at 5:00 pm. An Evensong service will follow the concert. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the service.
Choir Practice is every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please Join us!
African Team Ministries Products Sale
Sunday the 17th
Beautiful products from African Team Ministries will be on sale in the Parish Hall. This ministry been serving the churches in East Africa for more than 20 years. The proceeds from the handcrafted items will help the families in the drought and famine areas.
MAY 7TH – 5 PM TO 7 PM
MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND!
Live Broadcast of the Race
Ladies’ Derby Hat Contest
$1 Draw for a Horse
Winner/s Take Entire Purse
Please bring finger foods and heavy snacks to share!
“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”
Sacred Threads at Grace Church
The Creative Expression Ministry at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia, is very pleased to announce that we will host the nationally touring quilt exhibit, Sacred Threads, from April 13 through May 4, 2016.
The exhibition features 40 quilts with themes of joy, peace & brotherhood, inspiration, grief, healing, and spirituality. The quilts in the traveling show were chosen from a national juried exhibition of over 200 quilts held in 2015, sponsored by the Sacred Threads organization based in Fairfax, Virginia. The show does not emphasize any particular religion or theology, but conveys the spirituality, healing and inspirational messages that transcend all people.
Grace Episcopal is one of approximately 20 locations across the United States that will host this show. The quilts will be displayed in the Parish Hall and Greeting Area. Please park in the church lot at the corner of Brenau Avenue and Boulevard and enter the exhibit through the St. Francis garden.