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.
Readings for this Week
Isaiah 58:1-9a, 9b-12
I Corinthians 2:1-16
Readings for Next Week
I Corinthians 3:1-9
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.”
– An excerpt from my address to the Diocese of Virginia, January 27, 2017
February 7 – Brenda Cathey
February 9 – Roy Mallady
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
1-513-259-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to become a member of St. Alban’s Outreach Committee.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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!