In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Anne Carter; Edwina Johnson; Bill Pardue; Jeanne Aycock; Margaret McDaniel Pearson; Allison; Bo Warren; Pam Smith; Barbara; Karen; Mary; Vicky Williamson; Laura Guest; Clyde Yancey & Family
Please pray for our Vestry:
Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Libby Martin; Melissa Young; Marvin Gray; Judy Terry; Matthew Hardy 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:
II Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Readings for Next Week
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
December 27 – Dolphis Scott
December 30 – Mary Brandenburg
December 22 – Fay & Stan Brassie
December 22 – Libby & Ken Martin
December 25 – Vida & Pat Broach
December 26 – Marian & Jim Sweeney
December 29 – Robin & John Arnold
Christmas Flowers – Anyone desiring to make a contribution toward Christmas flowers, please use the envelopes that are now in the pews. Put your name and the name of the person to be honored or memorialized on the envelope. Also, on the memo line of your check, please indicate “For Christmas Flowers.” Thank you for your support!
Christmas for Young Learners Christian Academy-Thank you to everyone who has brought in bicycles, toys, and books for the children at the Young Learners Christian Academy.
These gifts were delivered to the academy on Tuesday and were received with much joy! If you would still like to give to this worthy cause, contact Jim Laird at 404-386-9240. These gifts to this school, for low income families, truly assist in bringing a very Merry Christmas to the students!
10:00 a.m.- Worship Service
11:00 p.m.- Candle Light Service
A musical prelude before the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be performed at 10:30 pm. Please arrive early in order to enjoy the beautiful music of the season.
Children’s Nativity– The Nativity Scene in the Parish Hall lobby was made by 7, 8 and 9 year olds in 1991 at St. Alban’s and was used at the Christmas Eve service. The manger is made of cuttings from treed and shrubs on the church property. Marvin cut out the figures and Sally Howard directed the children with painting them. Thanks to Marvin for bringing this treasure from storage and restoring it for the parish’s enjoyment.
Christmas Holiday Announcement -The church office will be closed December 25 to January 2.
Guest Priest -Next Sunday, December 31, the parish welcomes Rev. Dr. Harold Lockett, as our supply priest. He has delivered very inspiring sermons to St. Alban’s in the past and his words on his upcoming visit will be greatly cherished. Pat will return to the office on January 2.
Tai Chi for Arthritis Lessons with Bill Carter
Wednesdays – 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 6:00 p.m.
$2.00 per person/per lesson
Please note the new time for the lessons on Wednesday.
Epiphany Party – Saturday, January 6, 2018, 5-7 pm, at the farm home of Mary Jane and Roy Mallady, 1380 Adcock Road, Monroe, GA 30655. Everyone make plans to attend! Hot dogs, wine and beer will be served. Secret Santa Friends will be revealed. Bring lawn chairs and dress according to the weather as we will gather around the outdoor fire. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert. Please sign up on the sheet provided in the Narthex!
Contact Info: Mary Jane & Roy-(404) 735-5012
VESTRY ELECTION 2018
At the end of 2017, two Vestry members, Melissa Young and Carole Bond, will rotate off the Vestry. We are asking for nominations of people to fill these two positions.
Qualifications are as follows:
1) Confirmed communicant in good standing of the Parish.
2) Not less than eighteen (18) years of age.
3) Regular attendant upon the services in the year preceding election.
4) Known by the treasurer to have made and maintained a stated
financial commitment for church support in the year preceding
Please submit your nominations in writing to one of the Vestry members or to the church office. Nomination forms are available on the round table in the Narthex. Please return forms by January 1, 2018. The election will be held at the Annual Parish Meeting on January 28, 2018.
Remember the Poor-Our Alms Box is located on the right side on the wall when you walk out of the sanctuary. Please remember the poor and give your spare change. Checks and bills are accepted also. Thank you!