In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Edwina Johnson; Jeanne Aycock; Bo Warren; Laura Guest; Bobby Thomas; Monica Thomas; Lou Squyres; Eddie; Alice Cotton; Ricky Pie; Jim Sweeney; Family and Friends of Anne Carter
Please pray for our Vestry and Clergy:
Marty Atkinson; Libby Martin; Marvin Gray; Judy Terry; Stan Brassie; Bob Emmons; Nicole Richards; and Rev. Pat Merchant
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, our community and nation.
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:
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Readings for Next Week:
I Corinthians 1:18-25
Is being born into a faith tradition enough? No! Sure, being a part of a family with faith is important. Sure, we learn from our tradition the meaning of faith. Still, ultimately, faith is about fidelity-the regular demonstration of loyalty. The action-ing of our lives based on who God is. We are children of Abraham, but what kind of children are we? Do we bear real resemblance to the man who trusted God with his direction, protection and provision? Lent is that season when we can refresh our faith by remembering and practicing faith in the real world.
March 3 – Charles Henson
Lenten Supper & Program
Tuesdays February 27 through March 20 6:00 p.m
Join us every Tuesday evening during Lent for a soup and sandwich supper and a program. We had a very nice evening last Tuesday with John Howard, Mayor of Monroe. Hope Reese will be our speaker this week. She is the Director of the Walton Center for the Arts. We look forward to her being with us.
February 27 – Hope Reese, Director, Walton Center for the Arts
March 6 – Brian Krawczyk, Pastor, Grace at the Mill Church
March 13 – Rita Dickinson, Founder, Monroe Country Day School
March 20 – Vickie Gasaway, Director, Walton County Senior Center
Community Lenten Services
February 28 – New Beginnings Bible Church
March 7 – First Presbyterian Church
March 14 – St. Anna’s Catholic Church
March 21 – First United Methodist Church
Service begins at 12:00 pm; lunch is served after the service.
Coming Soon African Team Ministries Products Sale-On Sundays, March 11th and 18th, beautiful products from African Team Ministries will be on sale in the Parish Hall. This ministry has been serving the churches in East Africa for more than 20 years. The proceeds from the handcrafted items make it possible to provide Drip Irrigation Kits for the families in the drought and famine areas. ATM also resettles displaced people, supports orphans, provides AIDS education and prevention, and provides literacy training.
Church Yard Sale – Mark the date – April 14th! Please start gathering and saving items for this exciting event coming this spring!
Bringing Faith Home
Revitalization of the Church Begins in the Home
The office of Congregation Vitality, the Commission of Christian Faith Formation of Atlanta, and Grace Episcopal Church present a exciting workshop…Bringing Faith Home: Revitalization of the Church Begins in the Home, at Grace Church on Saturday, March 3, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Workshop participants will gain language and tools to nurture vibrant faith formation and help change attitudes about church from something we “do” to how we live. Learn how to:
Create bonds between church and home.
Elevate the role of home in formation and outreach.
Foster maturity of parishioners into the role of shepherd of souls.
Bringing Faith Home will be facilitated by The Rev. Dr. David Anderson, Co-Director at Milestones Ministry. Anderson has written numerous books and articles on partnering home and congregation in faith formation. This workshop is open to anyone. Cost is $20 at the door, which includes lunch. Scholarships are available. For more information, email Cheryl Kelley, firstname.lastname@example.org . Grace Episcopal Church is located at 422 Brenau Ave., Gainesville, GA.