In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Edwina Johnson; Jeanne Aycock; Bo Warren; Laura Guest; Bobby Thomas; Monica Thomas; Eddie Farmer; Ralph Ammerman; Diane Corcoran; Bill Carter & Family; Lalla Tanner and Family and Friends of Audie
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:
I John 3:16-24
Readings for Next Week:
I John 4:7-21
Thank you to everyone who donated, bought, arranged, moved furniture, cleaned up, took money and helped in many ways. After some expenses we made about a $1,000.00.
Now we need to move on toward summer. Sunday, May 6, we will have a pot luck after church. The purpose of our time together is to talk about the history of St. Alban’s. Since I began to serve here, I have heard many stories about the past. Especially about the conflicts and clergy. May 6 we will tell stories, write down dates and people, and putting it all on newsprint, we will have a visual picture of our history.
This is important information for all of us to see. In the summer, we will be gathering additional information and putting it all together in a profile that you will use to find a new Rector. If you are invested in the future of St. Alban’s, I hope you will be present for this History Day. What have we learned from the past? What do you want to stay the same and what do you want to do differently?
I have done this History Day with several other congregations I have served. The information gleaned often surprises. We remember the same events differently. If you were on the Vestry or not it makes a difference.
The future is yours to choose. Changes will be made and hopefully newcomers will have helpful perspectives.
Hoping to see our way to a new vision for St. Alban’s.
Lift up your hearts.
There’s so much that’s good about Jesus! Because of him, in no way, am I allowed to see myself as an ultimate waste of space. Through him, I gain a perspective that everything around me is valuable…that everything is really gift. By his example, we understand that the natural way to live as human beings is in the mutual intimacy of giving and receiving. What’s good about Jesus is he’s always making us more human. Though we want to “draw the whole world into the hungry stomach of our ego,” Jesus always sees us, all of us, as redeemable.
Based on “What is Christianity?” by Archbishop Rowan Williams
Athens Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Featuring Green Flag Band with Drake School Irish Dancers
The Classic Center Theatre
Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28, 2018
We can get free tickets to either one of these concerts if anyone is interested in attending. A Celtic group will be playing, singing, and dancing with the orchestra and you can bring light refreshments. Contact Marvin Gray (678-315-4680 or Marvinsantiques@monroeaccess.net) if you would like to attend this concert.
April 21 – Madeline Burgess
April 24 – Wayne Pickeral
April 28 – Meg Cooper
Please Note – Rev. Pat will not be here next week. She will be on a retreat April 23rd through April 30th. The Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be with us as our supply priest Sunday, April 29.
Last Call for Pictures – The Church Directory will be printed hopefully next week. If you want your picture in the directory or if you don’t want the picture from last year to be used, please send your picture to Shirley at email@example.com
Sunday, May 6th, we are having a Potluck Lunch and History Day in the parish hall after the worship service. Please plan to bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex if you plan to attend and tell us what you will bring.
Farmers Market – Monroe
Walton Wellness will be using our parking lot and Parish Hall to distribute fresh fruit and vegetables to around 100 people in need who have registered to receive the produce. Our outreach committee will be helping Walton Wellness with the market from the Mobile Farmacy Bus.
Volunteers from St. Alban’s are needed to assist with this ministry on Wednesday evenings from April 25th through July 11th. The beginning time for the market will be 6 p.m. and is normally completed by 7 p.m. If you are able to participate, please sign up on the sheets available on the round table in the Narthex or contact Nicole Richards or Marvin Gray. For more information regarding this 8 year old ministry, please contact DeDe Harris, Walton Wellness Director, at 770-313-8107.
Vestry Meeting – The next Vestry Meeting is Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 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 Libby Martin, Stan Brassie, or Rev. Pat.
Tai Chi Classes
Wednesdays – 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor – Bill Carter
$2.00 per class.