Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/October 21, 2016

The Messenger/October 21, 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; Ed Almand; Steven; Ann Carter; Eddie Farmer; Jerry; Harper McCrary; Taylor McGarity; Lanny Lesser; Paul Stallings; Mildred Evans; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael


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 23


Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
II Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14


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


Bishop’s Blurb


Lift


His prayer had two parts: Tell God how good you are. Look down on others. For all his right deeds, he got it wrong. He didn’t need God’s mercy to lift him. He lifted himself. Our good ought to lift people’s eyes to God. The good we are able to do is evidence of God’s mercy. The other man looked down at his shoes. He remembered his failings. How he missed the mark. He stood afar off. He hoped for mercy’s lift. For all his wrong, he got it right. The wrong we do ought to lift people’s eyes to God’s mercy. Luke 18:9-14


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Announcements


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Doug Coil this Sunday, October 23, as our supply priest. Fr. Doug will be with us through the month of October. We are very blessed to have him with us.


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.


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.


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!


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