In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; John Cannon; Destiny; Rocco Burkitt; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; Pam; Roger Chapman; Jeff Foster; Wayne Bond; B.J. Davis; Sydney Reid; Natalia; Carol; Steve; Jo Ann; Jennifer Arteaga; Rebecca Rogers
Please pray for our Vestry and Clergy:
Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Bob Emmons; Libby Martin; Mallory Sanders; Melissa Young; Father Alan
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 Father Alan.
Through the Eyes of a Child…
Years ago, I heard this true story. A Sunday school teacher was working with 5 year olds and decided to give the class an Easter assignment. She gave each of the children a plastic egg and asked them to take it home. The assignment was for each child to put something inside the egg that represented Easter for them and be ready to share it with the church on Easter Sunday.
The following week on Easter Day, she had the children all stand in front of the congregation and open their eggs and tell the parishioners what was inside and why it was meaningful. It was brilliant, fun and heartwarming. As the eggs were opened, out came Christian symbols like the cross, a small bible, a bible verse, a victor’s crown, a shepherd’s staff, and of course, there were Easter bunnies.
Toward the end of the line was a young girl who had learning disabilities. When it came her turn, she handed the egg to the teacher and shyly turned away not wanting any attention drawn to herself. When the teacher opened the egg, she
was heartbroken realizing the little girl failed to understand the assignment. Her egg was empty.
The teacher turned and hugged the girl thanking her for remembering to bring the egg back to class. It was then the little girl spoke. She said in a halting voice, “the tomb was empty.” The teacher was stunned at the magnitude of
what she just heard. The congregation was in awe. This wonderful child of God truly understood Easter and the Christian faith. The tomb was empty. He is risen! Her egg was empty because the tomb was empty.
Let’s celebrate the empty tomb this Sunday.
Readings for This Week:
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
I Corinthians 15:19-26
Readings for Next Week:
March 28 – Judy Terry
March 30 – Ashton Gordon
Adult Confirmation Class – An Adult Confirmation Class will begin after Easter and will run for 8 weeks. The class will be every Sunday at 11:45 am beginning April 10th. Please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex if you would like to attend.
Choir Practice is every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Join us!
Holy Week and Easter Services
Friday, March 25th – Good Friday Service – 12:00 p.m.
Friday, March 25th – Good Friday Service – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27th – Easter Day Worship Service – 10:00 a.m.
Attention – The church office will be closed Monday, March 28th.
strong>Easter Egg Hunt
We will have an Easter Egg Hunt after the worship service on Easter morning, March 27th. 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.
F.I.S.H. Spring Cleaning
The week of March 28 – April 2 – They need volunteers to help at Lighthouse World Outreach, the Monroe store, and the Loganville store on Friday and Saturday (April 1 & 2) from 8am to 5 pm. Please contact Nancy Long at 678-635-7249 or email@example.com if you can help.
FISH Thrift stores are embarking upon
growth with many open positions.
– Part-time trainer with audio/visual experience.
– Part-time Cashiers with experience, twenty (20) hours a week
Interested parties should send a resume listing work experience to Deborah Atha at Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax (678) 635-7249 or by mailing to P.O. Box 1838, Monroe, 30655.
They are always in need of volunteers to be the hands and feet of Christ at Faith in Serving Humanity. Volunteers are
needed at the Monroe and Loganville Thrift Stores, Ministry Office, Pantry, Medical and Dental.
The next Vestry Meeting is Tuesday evening, April 5th, 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 Fr. Alan.
African Team Ministries Products Sale
Sundays – April 10th & 17th
Beautiful products from African Team Ministries will be on sale in the Parish Hall. This ministry been serving the churches in East Africa for more than 20 years. The proceeds from the handcrafted items will help the families in the drought and famine areas.
Kentucky Derby Party
MAY 7TH – 5 PM TO 7 PM
MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND!