Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/March 31, 2017

The Messenger/March 31, 2017

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Steven; Anne Carter; Taylor McGarity; Vida Broach; Sue McTyndal; Edwina Johnson; Mary Ann Conley; Doug Coil; Corby Brendle

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

Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45

Readings for Next Week

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66

Bishop’s Blurb


Shine-time

God knows precisely the length of time it takes to make a redwood, or a universe, or a soul. And, God knows how long it takes to make God’s glory shine so we can see it – and know we’ve seen it. Jesus didn’t rush frantically to Lazarus’ sick bed or his tomb. He was working on glory time. I call it shine-time. Shine-time comes after waiting, after tears, sometimes even after they pronounce death. Shine-time waits long enough so God can call life out of death and so many will believe. Faith is knowing God’s timing is the perfect timing.

John 11:1-4

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Celebrations

Happy Birthday

March 28 – Judy Terry
March 30 – Ashton Sexton
April 3 – Frank Reed
April 7 – Lalla Tanner

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Announcements

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 pm.

Lenten Supper & Program
“5 MARKS OF LOVE”
Wednesday Nights – March 8th – April 5th
6:00 p.m. – Soup and Sandwich Supper
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Program
Childcare Provided

We wish to thank Brenda Cathey and Melissa and Lou Young for providing the meal last Wednesday evening for the Lenten Study.

Vestry Meeting-The next Vestry Meeting is this Tuesday evening, April 4th, 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.

Holy Week and Easter Service

Come Worship With Us

Palm Sunday – April 9 – 10:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday – April 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday – April 14 – 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday – April 16 – 10:00 a.m.

FISH4Kids Summer Lunch Program-We are days away from the anticipated last day of school. Most kids are excited about a summer filled with family outings and great adventures. Here in Walton County we have close to 2,300 children who fear school being out due to the challenges of their environment, including having sufficient food. Faith in Serving Humanity (FISH) will provide daily sack lunches again this summer to these children. Will you prayerfully consider sponsoring a child? For $60, a child will be fed each weekday this summer and receive a hygiene kit. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and will help purchase food for the program.

Please pick up a card from the basket on the round table in the Narthex. Make checks payable to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and drop it with the completed card in the offering plate or turn in to the St. Alban’s front office. Thank you!!

Easter Lilies For Our Sanctuary– Anyone desiring to make a contribution toward Easter Flowers, please use the envelopes that are 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 Easter Flowers.” The Altar Guild thanks you for your support.

Easter Egg Hunt – We will have an Easter Egg Hunt after the worship service on Easter morning, April 16th. Members are invited to participate by donating plastic eggs filled with candy, trinkets, or coins. Eggs will be collected each Sunday in a box in the lobby of the Parish Hall.

Remember the Poor-Our Alms Box is located on the right side on the wall when you walk out of the sanctuary. Please remember the poor and give your spare change. Checks and bills are accepted also. Thank you!

Community Lenten Services

April 5-First United Methodist Church

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

April-May Calendars 2017

Lay Liturgical Schedule 2nd Quarter 2017


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