Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

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Shrove Tuesday 2016

Shrove Tuesday has become the last day of celebration and feasting before the Lenten season. 

The name “Shrove Tuesday” is derived from the word “shrive”, which means to confess and receive absolution. The name denotes a period of cleansing, wherein a person brings their lusts and appetites under subjection through abstention and self-sacrifice.  

The concept behind this practice is found in 1 Corinthians 9:27, where the Apostle Paul states: “I buffet my body and make it my slave…” Ironically, Shrove Tuesday has evolved into a day of frivolity and indulgence, during which people participate in as much pleasure and self-gratification as they can before Lent begins. (Source: ShareFaith.com).

On February 9, 2016, St. Alban’s observed Shrove Tuesday with sausage, bacon and, of course, pancakes!  Pictures are below.

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Sue Henson

Dear Parishioners:

I am writing to let you know that Sue Henson passed away earlier this morning.  I was at the house just after she passed and ministered the Episcopal Liturgy for “Ministry at Time of Death.”

I will be meeting with her daughters this afternoon and as soon as the funeral arrangements are decided, we will let you know.

I also had a special prayer time with Charles who is deeply grieving the loss of his wife.

God’s Peace,
Fr. Alan

Follow Up Regarding Funeral Arrangements for Sue:
Hello Everyone:  A funeral service will be held at St. Alban’s on Friday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.There will be no viewing/visitation. People are invited to come by the house between 4 – 6 pm on Friday. Thank you, Shirley

Youth Lock-In/Worship Service

On  June 27 and June 28, 2015, the youth of St. Alban’s enjoyed a great Saturday evening and Sunday morning at the church. Under the leadership of Amarie Land, an enthusiastic group of young parishioners participated in a Lock-In on Saturday night and conducted the morning worship service on Sunday. 

How refreshing it is to witness such wonderful participation from God’s children at St. Alban’s. All of you keep up the great work and enthusiasm! 

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Bible Trivia

Bible Trivia

1. What city was Jonah told to visit by God and preach a message of repentance? Ninevah

2. In what book of the bible is it said, “God helps those who help themselves?
This statement is NOT in the bible

3. Which angel fought Satan over the body of Moses? Michael (Jude verse 9)

4. St. Paul presented the gospel to two Kings – can you name one of them? King Agrippa and King Festus

5. Who went with Paul on the second missionary journey? Silas (Barnabas went on the first)

6. Which apostle talked with the Ethiopian? Philip

7. How many people were in the upper room on the day of Pentecost? 120

8. Two individuals in the Old Testament did not die but were taken alive into heaven (translated). Can you name them? Enoch and Elijah

9. On what mountain did Noah’s Ark come to rest after the flood waters abated? Ararat

10. Which Old Testament prophet walked naked for three years? Isaiah (Isaiah 20:3)