Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/September 23, 2016

The Messenger/September 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; Ed Almand; Steven; Ann Carter; Barbara Reid; Patrick Brandenburg; Nancy Manley; Vida Broach; Eddie Farmer; Jerry; Harper McCrary; Taylor McGarity; Lanny Lesser; Paul Stallings; Mildred Evans; Clark Morris.


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 September 25


Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
I Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31


Bible Readings for October 2


Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137
II Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10


Bishop’s Blurb


Agony


Rich never noticed Lazarus’ agony. His sickness. His hunger. Rich was comfortable. He ate well, dressed fine, died and went to Hell. There, Rich finally saw Lazarus. Maybe hell is finally seeing. Maybe hell is being near to God, totally enveloped in love and now, seeing and feeling everything that’s not love…all the missed opportunities to love. Maybe that’s what burns like fire and feels like a pitchfork. Agony! And, it would be agony to watch your family choose selfishness over love, now knowing the consequences My guess is that’s the point of the story, to avoid the agony. Luke 16:19-31


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Announcements
Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Doug Coil this Sunday, September 25, 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 -Children’s Sunday School will officially start on Sunday, September 11, at 9:10 a.m. This year we are going to mix Sunday School with Kids Choir. Amarie Land, Jen Hardy, Kristin Carter, and Kristen Donaldson will be the teachers.


Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – Please sign up to host a Coffee Hour on the sheet provided on the counter in the parish hall lobby.


New Directory – We will soon have a new directory with the pictures of the parishioners in it. If you did not have your picture taken before and would like to have your picture in the directory, please email your photograph to saintalbansmonroe@windstream.net or bring it by the church office.


The FISH Ministry is in urgent need of a receptionist to answer the phones and direct calls on Mondays (9 am – 12 pm), Tuesdays (1 pm – 3 pm), Thursdays (9 am – 12 pm), and/or Thursdays (1 pm – 3 pm). If you are someone that is available, able, and would love be the hands and feet of Christ at the FISH Ministry, please contact Deborah Atha, FISH Volunteer Coordinator, at 678-635-8943 or email her at deborah.atha@fishofwalton.org


Senior Committee – There will be a meeting for volunteers who are willing to assist with the process of the CSFB applications. They need volunteers to assist the elderly with filling out their paperwork. The CSFB application meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 9:30 am in the executive office (131A Church Street, Monroe).

There will be a meeting for volunteers interested in delivering the food boxes to the elderly on Wednesday, September 28th at 9:30 am in the executive office (131A Church Street, Monroe).

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Little at 404-557-8860 or cindyblittle@aol.com


October Assistance – FISH is in need of someone to help load the FISH truck with items that are left from the consignment sale at the YMCA on Saturday, October 8th. If you are able to assist, please call Randy Watkins at 770-207-5601.


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


September-October Parish Calendar


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