In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; Wayne Bond; John Cannon; Roy Roberts; Steven; Ann Carter; Taylor McGarity; Mildred Evans; Grayson Cooper; Nancy Manley; Jim Mullen; Ron; Liz Hilton
Please pray for our Vestry:
Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Bob Emmons; Libby Martin; Mallory Sanders; Melissa Young.
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 an usher.
Bible Readings for December 4
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Bible Readings for December 11
“We have left everything and followed you,” Peter told Jesus. People talk like that when they’re in transition. Like being between coming too far to turn back and far from your destination. Like investing, but not seeing any sign of return yet. People call that place liminal. A transition place. Some use transitions like a seat at a bus stop, sitting and waiting for a preferred future to roll in on “…wheels of inevitability.” Luck might work that way, faith doesn’t. Mere existence might work that way, life abundant doesn’t. Every transition is a threshold. Every threshold is an opportunity to refresh faith.
Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Pat Merchant this Sunday, December 4, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have her with us again.
Sunday School– Elementary Sunday School will be every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. There will be no Sunday school on December 25 or January 1.
Middle/High School Youth will meet after the worship service every other Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Amarie Land, Jen Hardy, Kristin Carter, and Kristen Donaldson are our teachers.
Stewardship-If you have not turned in your pledge card, please bring it with you this Sunday or mail the card to the church or drop it by the church office. Thank you for your generous and prayerful consideration.
Chrismon Tree-Our beautiful Chrismon Tree is now in the Narthex. There are over 100 Chrismons on this year’s tree! Thank you to everyone who made this tree possible by producing the Chrismons. A special “Thank You” goes to Carole Bond for organizing the construction of the Chrismons and decorating the tree.
Church Christmas Party
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: McDaniel Tichenor House
319 McDaniel Street
Monroe, GA 30655
Hosts: Fay & Stan Brassie
Carolyn & Wayne Pickeral
Please join us for our annual Christmas Party. Meat, mixers, and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring a festive side dish or dessert. Please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex if you plan to attend and let us know what you will be bringing. Childcare will be provided at the church.
Directions: From the church, turn left on N. Broad St./GA-11; Turn right onto McDaniel Street.
Christmas Flowers-Anyone desiring to make a contribution toward Christmas flowers, please use the envelopes that are now in the pews. Put your name and the name of the person to be honored or memorialized on the envelope. Also, on the memo line of your check, please indicate “For Christmas Flowers.” Thank you for your support!
Christmas “Thank You” Donation
The Advent and Christmas seasons give us special pause to remember our St. Alban’s staff who have dedicated themselves to serving us. Each year we request a “thank you” donation for them as a special Christmas bonus. If you would like to contribute you can put your donation in the offering, give it to a Vestry member, or mail it to the office. We will present the bonuses at our Christmas Party on December 4th.
Bob Emmons, Senior Warden
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service-Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24th, will be from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am this year. This will be a combined service for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Congratulations to Victoria and Taylor McDaniel on the birth of their son, John Ellis Tyrion McDaniel, on November 30th! John Ellis weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. and is 20″ long. Everyone is doing well.
Congratulations to the proud grandparents, Sara and Robbie Thomas and Susan McDaniel, and the proud great grandparents, Carolyn and Wayne Pickeral!!
Vestry Election 2017
At the end of 2016, two Vestry members, Bob Emmons and Mallory Sanders, will rotate off the Vestry. We are asking for nominations of people to fill these two positions, plus an additional person to raise the number of members to seven.
Qualifications are as follows:
1) Confirmed communicant in good standing of the Parish.
2) Not less than eighteen (18) years of age.
3) Regular attendant upon the services in the year preceding
4) Known by the treasurer to have made and maintained a
stated financial commitment for church support in the
year preceding election.
Please submit your nominations in writing to one of the Vestry members or to the church office. Nomination forms are available on the round table in the Narthex. Please return forms by January 1, 2017. The election will be held at the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 22, 2017, after the morning worship service.
Choir Practice is every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please join us!