Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

Announcements

New Choir Master

Kristen Donaldson joined us as our new choirmaster on April 1, 2016.  We are very blessed to have her.

kristendonaldsonKristen is the Choir Director and AP Music Theory teacher at George Walton Academy in Monroe, GA. In addition to her job at George Walton, Mrs. Donaldson has served as the music director for several On Stage Theater productions. She is also a frequent guest conductor for the Walton County Music Guild.

Mrs. Donaldson received her B.A. in Vocal Performance from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY, and her M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky.

She is currently in candidacy for her Doctorate in Music Education at the University of Georgia. She lives in Monroe with her husband Daniel and their dogs, Rosco (Black Lab) and Aria (Brittany).

She is looking forward to her new position at St. Alban’s.

Shrove Tuesday 2016

Shrove Tuesday has become the last day of celebration and feasting before the Lenten season. 

The name “Shrove Tuesday” is derived from the word “shrive”, which means to confess and receive absolution. The name denotes a period of cleansing, wherein a person brings their lusts and appetites under subjection through abstention and self-sacrifice.  

The concept behind this practice is found in 1 Corinthians 9:27, where the Apostle Paul states: “I buffet my body and make it my slave…” Ironically, Shrove Tuesday has evolved into a day of frivolity and indulgence, during which people participate in as much pleasure and self-gratification as they can before Lent begins. (Source: ShareFaith.com).

On February 9, 2016, St. Alban’s observed Shrove Tuesday with sausage, bacon and, of course, pancakes!  Pictures are below.

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Sue Henson

Dear Parishioners:

I am writing to let you know that Sue Henson passed away earlier this morning.  I was at the house just after she passed and ministered the Episcopal Liturgy for “Ministry at Time of Death.”

I will be meeting with her daughters this afternoon and as soon as the funeral arrangements are decided, we will let you know.

I also had a special prayer time with Charles who is deeply grieving the loss of his wife.

God’s Peace,
Fr. Alan

Follow Up Regarding Funeral Arrangements for Sue:
Hello Everyone:  A funeral service will be held at St. Alban’s on Friday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.There will be no viewing/visitation. People are invited to come by the house between 4 – 6 pm on Friday. Thank you, Shirley

Youth Lock-In/Worship Service

On  June 27 and June 28, 2015, the youth of St. Alban’s enjoyed a great Saturday evening and Sunday morning at the church. Under the leadership of Amarie Land, an enthusiastic group of young parishioners participated in a Lock-In on Saturday night and conducted the morning worship service on Sunday. 

How refreshing it is to witness such wonderful participation from God’s children at St. Alban’s. All of you keep up the great work and enthusiasm! 

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