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The Messenger/February 3, 2017

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; Anne Carter; Taylor McGarity; Mildred Evans; Jay Rea; Vida Broach; Ashton; Eileen Smith; Sue McTyndal

Please pray for our Vestry:

Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Libby Martin; Melissa Young; Marvin Gray; Judy Terry; Matthew Hardy

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

Readings for this Week

Isaiah 58:1-9a, 9b-12
Psalm 112:1-10
I Corinthians 2:1-16
Matthew 5:13-20

Readings for Next Week

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
I Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

Bishop’s Blurb

Status

If you and I are immersed in a love that has no borders, limitations or litmus tests, then we have all we need to go to places that appear loveless. We walk in love so, we can walk into rooms rife with political rancor. We are ambassadors for Christ. And while we may differ on political personalities or policies, our primary citizenship is with the saints in light and so we hold fast to love and do the things that love demands: “We resist evil. We respect the dignity of every human being.” We care for the immigrant, the indigent and the ignorant. For the baptized, the present political climate is but a useful precondition for us to show the world what it means to “walk in love.”

Ephesians 5:2
An excerpt from my address to the Diocese of Virginia, January 27, 2017

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Celebrations

Happy Birthday

February 7 – Brenda Cathey

February 9 – Roy Mallady

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Announcements

Welcome— The Rev. Pat Merchant will be at St. Alban’s this Sunday, February 5th, as our supply priest.

Pat is going to be with us through the first quarter of this year. She will be present one day a week and on Sundays. Following is the schedule of when she will be at St. Alban’s:

Sunday – February 5, 12, & 19 (Rev. Doug Coil will be here on February 26); March 12, 19, & 26 (Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be here on March 5th)

Monday – February 6

Tuesday – February 14 & 21; March 14, 21, & 28

Thursday – March 9

Contact Information:

1-513-259-5117 or patmrchnt@aol.com

Please call the church office (770-267-2893) if you would like to schedule an appointment with Pat.

Sunday School-Elementary Sunday School Every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Middle/High School Youth will meet after the worship service every other
Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pmr

Congratulations to our new Vestry members, Matthew Hardy, Judy Terry, and Marvin Gray. Congratulations also to our new Senior Warden, Marty Atkinson, and our new Junior Warden, Marvin Gray!

Vestry Meeting-The next Vestry Meeting is Monday evening, February 6, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the conference room and is open to anyone who would like to attend and observe. If you would like to address the Vestry, please contact Marty Atkinson or Marvin Gray.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner-Please plan to join us on Shrove Tuesday, February 28 for our Annual Pancake Supper, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Tickets will be $5.00 for adults, 5 tickets for $20.00. Children under 12 eat free! Invite your friends! Tickets will be available soon.

Ash Wednesday Worship-Please note that we will have one service on Ash Wednesday (March 1) at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Bill Deneke will be the officiant. The choir will meCoet at 4:15 p.m. on Ash Wednesday.

Needed – Lay Readers-If anyone is interested in reading the Lessons during the worship services, please contact Shirley in the church office or Marvin Gray.

Outreach Committee-Anyone interested in serving our community and planning new programs to help people, contact Carole Bond at 770-207-6564 or msus007@gmail.com to become a member of St. Alban’s Outreach Committee.

Congratulations!!!

Kristen Donaldson and the George Walton Academy Choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April. They will also do a concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. We are very excited for Kristen and the choir!

An Invitation: Called to Lead– A day of lay leadership development, Bishop Wright teaches the model of adaptive leadership to parish vestries, wardens, and treasurers. All lay leaders, including members of finance and stewardship committees, are invited to this workshop. This year’s “Called to Lead” will focus on Purpose and Vision. Participants will also be equipped with tools for effective stewardship of people and other resources.

There will be two opportunities for “Called to Lead.” The first will be on Saturday, February 11th at St. David’s, Roswell, from 9 am to 3 pm. The second opportunity will be Saturday, February 25, at Christ Church, Macon, from 9 am to 3 pm. If anyone would like to attend, please call the church office, contact Rev. Pat Merchant at 1-513-259-5117 (patmrchnt@aol.com.) or sign up online at www.episcopalatlanta.org. under Parish Support.

Choir Practice is every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please Join us!

Lay Liturgical Schedule – First Quarter 2017

The Messenger/December 30, 2016

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; Ron; Liz Hilton; Ken McGuire & Family


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 This Week


Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:15-21


Bible Readings for Next Week


Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17


Bishop’s Blurb


Plea


Christmas is a heart-to-heart plea to have a heart. It’s God attempting to reach past our defended hearts, our polite hostility and our convenient ignorance. The news of the baby comes first to the poor people living outdoors because all they had was heart. The news comes first to the sheep and not the corridors of power because power corrodes hearts. Maybe the news of the baby comes to the field first and not the temple because those people had more religion than heart. In Christmas we see God’s heart-to-heart plea to have a heart.


An excerpt of Bishop Wright’s sermon preached on Christmas eve at the Cathedral of St. Philip.



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Celebrations


Happy Anniversary


December 31 – Judy & Mallory Sanders
January 2 – Rev. Patricia Merchant – 40th Anniversary to Ordination to the Priesthood


Happy Birthday


December 30 – Mary Brandenburg
January 3 – Robbie Thomas
January 4 – Libby Martin
January 7 – Arlon Griffin


Announcements


Welcome-We welcome The Rev. Patricia Merchant as our supply priest. Rev. Merchant will be with us through the first quarter of 2017. She will be here one day a week and on Sundays. Following is the schedule of when she will be here in January:

Sundays – January 15 & 29 (Rev. Bill Deneke will be here on the 8th and Rev. Boyer will be here on the 22nd)

Tuesdays – January 3 (10:30 am – 3:30 pm), 10, 17, & 31

Wednesday – January 25

Contact Information: 1-513-259-5117 or patmrchnt@aol.com


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 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.


St. Alban’s 2016 Annual Meeting-Our Annual Meeting for 2016 will be Sunday, January 29th, immediately following the worship service. Please mark your calendars to be here on that day. We will have a potluck lunch, then the meeting will open with comments from our Senior Warden. The financial report for 2016 and reports from all the Vestry members will be available. We will also vote in three new members to the Vestry. Nominated are Matthew Hardy, Judy Terry, and Marvin Gray.

If you plan to attend, please sign the sheet provided on the table in the Narthex.


Vestry Meeting-The next Vestry Meeting is Tuesday evening, January 10, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the conference room and is open to anyone who would like to attend and observe. If you would like to address the Vestry, please contact Bob Emmons or Mallory Sanders.


Needed: Lay Readers-If anyone is interested in reading the Lessons during the worship services, please contact Shirley in the church office or Marvin Gray. Right now, Marvin is the only Lay Reader we have and he would like a little help!


Epiphany Celebration and House Blessing
When: January 6, 2017
Where: Marian & Jim Sweeney’s House
196 Larkton Lane
Grayson, GA 30017


Please join us for the blessing of Marian and Jim Sweeney’s house and an Epiphany Celebration on Friday evening, January 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be the officiant.

Directions: Go Hwy. 78 West to Lawrenceville Rd./GA-81 (turn right). Continue on GA-81 (turns into Loganville Hwy/GA-20) to Rosebud Road. Turn right on Rosebud and drive through the gate (Olde Town Grayson). Turn left on Bishopton St., follow the curve, turn left on Bishopton Ct. to stop sign. Turn right on Townsend Street (which becomes Larkton Lane), continue to new construction. Marian and Jim’s house is the 3rd house on the right past the model home (sales office).

There is ample parking on the street. The homes are vacant on both sides of Marian and Jim’s house.

Please sign the sheet provided on the table in the Narthex if you plan to attend.


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
election.

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!


December 2016-January 2017 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/December 23, 2016

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; Jim Mullen; Ron; Liz Hilton; Ken McGuire & Family; Family of James N. West.


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 This Week


Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20


Bible Readings for Next Week


Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:15-21


Bishop’s Blurb


Christmas Heart


Christmas is a heart to heart thing. At Christmas we see God’s heart – God loved the world so much he gave a son. God could have sent an army, but God sent a baby. God knows logic and reason only go so far. If only logic and reason were necessary, there’d be no poverty and no hate. But in Christmas we see God taking a risk. We see God reaching out from God’s heart to the heart of all humanity. We see God keeping God’s heart open to us, even as we reject him and harm one another. God’s open heart is medicine for our broken and frightened hearts. What we all need this coming year is a Christmas heart. In the coming of Jesus among us, my prayer is that the heart that sent him to us would increasingly take over our hearts.


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Celebrations


Happy Anniversary


December 25 – Vida & Pat Broach
December 26 – Marian & Jim Sweeney
December 29 – Robin & John Arnold
December 31 – Judy & Mallory Sanders


Happy Birthday


December 27 – Dolphis Scott
December 30 – Mary Brandenburg


Announcements


Welcome-We welcome The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer, December 24, Christmas Eve, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have him with us!


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.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service-Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, will be from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am this year. This will be a combined service for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Please note-Shirley will be on vacation December 23 and 27. The church office will be closed December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Shirley will be back in the office on December 28.


Needed: Lay Readers-If anyone is interested in reading the Lessons during the worship services, please contact Shirley in the church office or Marvin Gray. Right now, Marvin is the only Lay Reader we have and he would like a little help!


Epiphany Celebration and House Blessing
When: January 6, 2017
Where: Marian & Jim Sweeney’s House
196 Larkton Lane
Grayson, GA 30017


Please join us for the blessing of Marian and Jim Sweeney’s house and an Epiphany Celebration on Friday evening, January 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be the officiant.

Directions: Go Hwy. 78 West to Lawrenceville Rd./GA-81 (turn right). Continue on GA-81 (turns into Loganville Hwy/GA-20) to Rosebud Road. Turn right on Rosebud and drive through the gate (Olde Town Grayson). Turn left on Bishopton St., follow the curve, turn left on Bishopton Ct. to stop sign. Turn right on Townsend Street (which becomes Larkton Lane), continue to new construction. Marian and Jim’s house is the 3rd house on the right past the model home (sales office).

There is ample parking on the street. The homes are vacant on both sides of Marian and Jim’s house.

Please sign the sheet provided on the table in the Narthex if you plan to attend.


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/December 16, 2016

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; 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 18
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25


Bishop’s Blurb


Drama

Some call the ups and downs, frights, tension, disappointments and uncertainties of life drama. Some pray for an end to the drama of life. Some spend a life running from drama. Some think the presence of drama means God is absent. Not me. The Christmas story is full of drama. Call it Christmas drama. Look, Mary and Joseph risked public disgrace because of their faith. Both heard God whisper infectious boldness to them. Both used their faith to see the gift in the ridiculous. In the drama of faithfulness we get one promise, that the with-ness of God is our constant


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Announcements


Welcome-We welcome The Rev. Patricia Merchant this Sunday, December 18, as our supply priest. Rev. Merchant will be with us through the first quarter of next year. She will be here one day a week and on Sundays. We are thankful and blessed to have her with us!


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.


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(s) 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 Eve Candlelight Service-Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, will be from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am this year. This will be a combined service for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Thank you


We wish to express our appreciation for the generous Christmas bonuses given to us this year. We are very proud to be a part of St. Alban’s. Our work here is extremely rewarding. Thank you!!


– St. Alban’s Staff


We wish to thank Fay and Stan Brassie and Carolyn and Wayne Pickeral for hosting our Christmas Party at the McDaniel-Tichenor House last Sunday. It was a wonderful party!


Please note-Shirley will be on vacation December 23 and 27. The church office will be closed December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Shirley will be back in the office on December 28.


Needed: Lay Readers-If anyone is interested in reading the Lessons during the worship services, please contact Shirley in the church office or Marvin Gray. Right now, Marvin is the only Lay Reader we have and he would like a little help!


Epiphany Celebration and House Blessing
When: January 6, 2017
Where: Marian & Jim Sweeney’s House
196 Larkton Lane
Grayson, GA 30017


Please join us for the blessing of Marian and Jim Sweeney’s house and an Epiphany Celebration on Friday evening, January 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be the officiant.

Directions: Go Hwy. 78 West to Lawrenceville Rd./GA-81 (turn right). Continue on GA-81 (turns into Loganville Hwy/GA-20) to Rosebud Road. Turn right on Rosebud and drive through the gate (Olde Town Grayson). Turn left on Bishopton St., follow the curve, turn left on Bishopton Ct. to stop sign. Turn right on Townsend Street (which becomes Larkton Lane), continue to new construction. Marian and Jim’s house is the 3rd house on the right past the model home (sales office).

There is ample parking on the street. The homes are vacant on both sides of Marian and Jim’s house.

Please sign the sheet provided on the table in the Narthex if you plan to attend.


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/December 9, 2016

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 11
Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:4-9
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11


Bible Readings for December 18
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25


Bishop’s Blurb


Deliverers


Peace talk sounds absurd to many in our country and state right now. Hope for and explanation of Gospel Peace is absurd to some and inexplicable for others. Nevertheless, we know a peace that “…passes all understanding.” Inexplicable peace is not impossible peace! Or, undeliverable peace. Therefore, we are not waiting for elected officials of any political party, or priests or bishops to deliver peace to our doorsteps. By water and spirit, we are the stewards and deliverers of peace! Our peace comes from being children of God and from taking up the work we are privileged to take up.


An excerpt from Bishop Wright’s sermon at Annual Council 2016


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Announcements


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer this Sunday, December 11, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have him 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.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service-Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, will be from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am this year. This will be a combined service for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Thank you


We wish to express our appreciation for the generous Christmas bonuses given to us this year. We are very proud to be a part of St. Alban’s. Our work here is extremely rewarding. Thank you!!
– St. Alban’s Staff


We wish to thank Fay and Stan Brassie and Carolyn and Wayne Pickeral for hosting our Christmas Party at the McDaniel-Tichenor House last Sunday. It was a wonderful party!


Please note-Shirley will be on vacation December 23 and 27. The church office will be closed December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Shirley will be back in the office on December 28.


Needed: Lay Readers-If anyone is interested in reading the Lessons during the worship services, please contact Shirley in the church office or Marvin Gray. Right now, Marvin is the only Lay Reader we have and he would like a little help!


Epiphany Celebration and House Blessing
When: January 6, 2017
Where: Marian & Jim Sweeney’s House
196 Larkton Lane
Grayson, GA 30017


Please join us for the blessing of Marian and Jim Sweeney’s house and an Epiphany Celebration on Friday evening, January 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be the officiant.

Directions: Go Hwy. 78 West to Lawrenceville Rd./GA-81 (turn right). Continue on GA-81 (turns into Loganville Hwy/GA-20) to Rosebud Road. Turn right on Rosebud and drive through the gate (Olde Town Grayson). Turn left on Bishopton St., follow the curve, turn left on Bishopton Ct. to stop sign. Turn right on Townsend Street (which becomes Larkton Lane), continue to new construction. Marian and Jim’s house is the 3rd house on the right past the model home (sales office).

There is ample parking on the street. The homes are vacant on both sides of Marian and Jim’s house.

Please sign the sheet provided on the table in the Narthex if you plan to attend.


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/December 2, 2016

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


Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12


Bible Readings for December 11


Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:4-9
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11


Bishop’s Blurb


Threshold


“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.


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Announcements


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/November 24, 2016

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; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael; Grayson Cooper; Ed Almand; 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 November 27


Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44


Bible Readings for December 4


Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12


Bishop’s Blurb


Thanksgiving in America


Gatherings around the Thanksgiving meal prompt reflections, silent or spoken, individual or collective. Hearts swell with gratitude for life, health, hope, community, safety and opportunity. Soaring awe and deep gratitude present themselves.

These moments of awe locate us among all the beloved-ness that God has created. We breathe in and realize that we are made to be partners with the Divine, with one another and all the created things. In those moments, my gratitude lets me see you for what you are, brother and sister. No less. These aren’t simply feelings. There’s something to this.


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Announcements


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer this Sunday, November 27, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have him with us.


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 November 27, December 25, and 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


Children’s Sunday School – There will be no Children’s Sunday School on Sunday, November 27.


2017 Episcopal Church Calendars are on sale in the Parish Hall lobby for $3.65 each.


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/November 18, 2016

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; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael; Grayson Cooper; Ed Almand; Nancy Manley; Jim Mullen; Ron


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 November 20


Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle 16
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43


Bible Readings for November 27


Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

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Announcements


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Bill Deneke this Sunday, November 20, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have him with us.


Choir News – The choir is moving its regularly scheduled Wednesday rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving to Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m.


Children’s 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 November 27, December 25, and 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 Sunday, November 20……..-Each year we ask you to make a pledge to help fund the work and ministry of Jesus through St. Alban’s. We mailed a letter with a pledge card to you and asked that you fill the card out and return it to us this Sunday, November 20th. You can also mail the card to the church office or bring It by the church office. If you did not receive a card in the mail, pledge cards will be available this Sunday. Thank you so much for your prayerful consideration.


Nursery Announcement – Parents, please remember that the nursery is for children 6 years of age and under. Children older than 6 years old should attend the worship service with their parent(s). There are entertainment bags available in the Narthex to keep your child occupied during the service, if desired.


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.


Thank you for the great response to the “Operation Christmas Child” shoebox campaign. We collected 38 boxes!! There will be happier children this Christmas thanks to your generosity.


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


Children’s Sunday School – There will be no Children’s Sunday School next Sunday, November 27.


2017 Episcopal Church Calendars are on sale in the Parish Hall lobby for $3.65 each.


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/November 11, 2016

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; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael; Grayson Cooper; Ed Almand; Nancy Manley; Jim Mullen


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 November 13


Isaiah 65:17-25
Canticle 9
II Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19


Bible Readings for November 20


Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle 4 or Canticle 16
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43


Bishop’s Blurb


Citizens


We are All citizens of God’s Kingdom and one American family. I pray in the days ahead we will distinguish ourselves as people utterly committed to reconciliation in thought, word and deed. Rancor and vitriol destroy fellowship, but “a soft answer turns away wrath.” Right now, you and I have an opportunity to exercise our discipleship of Jesus Christ by being peacemakers here in middle and north Georgia. The power and grace to accomplish this is found in a simple prayer: “Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love.” God bless you, God bless the state of Georgia and God bless the United States of America.


Proverbs 15:1 Prayer of St. Francis


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Announcements


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Bill Deneke this Sunday, November 13, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have him with us.


Choir News – The choir is moving its regularly scheduled Wednesday rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving to Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m.


Children’s 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 November 27, December 25, and 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.


Just a reminder-The shoeboxes for the Christmas Child Operation and the Chrismons for our tree are due this Sunday, November 13! Please remember to bring them with you to church Sunday morning. Thank you!!


Our Stewardship Effort has begun…-You received a letter from our senior warden this past week and you heard from our treasurer about stewardship during last week’s worship service. This Sunday, Bob Emmons, our senior warden, will speak to you about his personal experience with stewardship.

Next week you will receive another letter with a pledge card asking you to make your stewardship commitment. Sunday, November 20th, is Consecration Sunday. We ask that you bring your pledge card with you to the worship service and put it in the collection plate. You can also mail the card to the church or bring it by the church office.

Please continue to give prayerful thought to your commitment to the church.


Nursery Announcement – Parents, please remember that the nursery is for children 6 years of age and under. Children older than 6 years old should attend the worship service with their parent(s). There are entertainment bags available in the Narthex to keep your child occupied during the service, if desired.


Bring Canned Goods-Please bring canned goods to the church to decorate the altar for Thanksgiving before Wednesday, November 16. Please place the goods in the Chapel. We will take the food to FISH after the November 20 worship service. Thank you!


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.


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
election.

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!


November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

The Messenger/October 28, 2016

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; Harper McCrary; Taylor McGarity; Lanny Lesser; Paul Stallings; Mildred Evans; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael; Grayson Cooper; Ed Almand


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 October 30


Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
II Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10


Bible Readings for November 6


Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm 98
II Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38


Bishop’s Blurb


Pivot


Life with Jesus is full of pivot points. Some people pivot to him because they want to see what all the fuss is about. Some pivot when they hear his call. Some pivot to Jesus because they sense he could be the only one who sees them beyond their chronic sins. Some pivot away from Jesus because he really loves and accepts sinners. Some people moved by Jesus pivot away from the accumulation of things and move toward others. Some of us have pivoted to joy knowing that God pivoted toward us through Jesus to seek and save the lost! Luke 19:1-10


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Announcements


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Doug Coil this Sunday, October 30, as our supply priest. This will be Fr. Doug’s last Sunday with us this year. We are thankful and blessed to have had him with this month.


Vestry Meeting – The next Vestry Meeting is Tuesday evening, November 1, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the conference room and is open to anyone who would like to attend and observe. If you would like to address the Vestry, please contact Bob Emmons or Mallory Sanders.


Choir News – The choir is moving its regularly scheduled Wednesday rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving to Sunday, November 20th, at 4:00 p.m.


Children’s Sunday School– Elementary Sunday School will be every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

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.


Acknowledgement – We wish to acknowledge and thank Suzanne Roberts and the Athenaeum Literary Club for the beautiful Japanese Maple Tree and flowering bushes they had planted outside the church office in memory of Sue Henson. Thank you!!


Pictorial Directories Are Now Available – Pick up your copy this Sunday in the Narthex.


It’s Chrismon Time! If you would like to make one or several Chrismons for our beautiful tree this year, there are kits available in the church Narthex. This is a quick and easy project for those of you who do counted cross-stitch. Please return the kits by Sunday, November 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Bond.


All Saints Remembrance List


If you have a loved one or a special person who passed away within the last year and would like to have him/her remembered during the service on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6, please put their name(s) on the list provided in the Narthex.


Canned Goods-Please bring canned goods to the church to decorate the altar for Thanksgiving before Wednesday, November 16th. Please place the goods in the Chapel. We will take the food to FISH after the November 20th worship service. Thank you!


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.


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
election.

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.


Parishioner Care Committee – If you are interested in being part of a committee to help and care for members of the congregation in need, please contact Melissa Young at 404-918-4344 or dr.melissayoung@gmail.com. The members of this committee will visit shut-ins, take meals to people in need, be responsible for mailing out anniversary and birthday cards, and in general seeing about the needs of our parishioners.


Good News, Great Joy-As we enter this Thanksgiving season, what better way to express our thanks for the many blessings God has given us than to pass on some blessings to a child in need? For very little money and time, we can help a child by filling a shoe box with those things that we tend to take for granted.

This year, St. Alban’s is once again participating in Operation Christmas Child, a project that provides shoe boxes filled with everyday items to needy children around the world.

Shoe boxes and lists of items needed are available in the Parish Hall. Please return all filled boxes by Sunday, November 13th.

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you. (Deuteronomy 16:17)


Choir Practice is every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please join us!


October-November 2016 Parish Calendar


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