Please pray for:
Blane; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Edwina Johnson; Jeanne Aycock;
Laura Guest; Bobby Thomas; Eddie Farmer; Ralph Ammerman; Max Hoglen; Don Lester; Sara Wesley; Stephanie Ceraday; Nicole Richards; the Young Family; Most Rev. Michael Curry; Barney Howard; Fay and Stan Brassie; Family & Friends of Tal Thompson
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:
II Samuel 18:5-9, 31-33
John 6:35, 41-51
Readings for Next Week:
I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
What is your favorite HYMN? Please let me or Shirley know. We have one more month of summer and I would truly love to include our favorites in the worship music for the season.
“O God, Our Help in Ages Past; A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; I Come to the
Garden Alone; Alleluia Sing to Jesus” are some suggestions.
We will make a list!
Our hearts are broken at the death of Tal Thompson, son of Faye and Stan Brassie. In truth there are no words to describe this suffering. We pray that they will know and feel the healing power of Christ’s love. We are the body of Christ as we hear this month in Ephesians.
Jesus is the bread of life. Please pray for the Brassie Family and the Thompson family. They will need more than prayers in the days and months to come. They will need bread in the form of food, kindness shown in phone calls, listening, being present. This is our witness in the name of Jesus that love is stronger than death.
We are not people of the tomb. We are Easter people, and in the face of death we say “Alleluia, Alleluia.”
Do you remember fire drills? Class interrupted. Walking quickly and quietly outside. It was a test for the principal, the teachers and the students. The building might burn, but we would be fine.
St. Paul said our work for Jesus will be tested, too. And by fire! Some people think that when fire of one sort or the other comes, that God has abandoned them. Fire as punishment. Others think that God sends particular kinds of fire down on us to test us. So we can be better Christians.
I find myself in a third group. My group knows that fire happens to all kinds of people. Into every life must come a little fire. And when fire comes we learn quickly what is precious and durable and what is made of inferior quality. Fire won’t burn our faith, but the heat will refine us. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
This For Faith originally appeared on February 21, 2014.
August 15 – Mary Ann & Bob Lindsey
August 15 – Jeanne Aycock
Inquirers & Seekers Class
Sundays – July 8 through August 19
What does the Episcopal Church believe? Bring a prayer book and let’s learn more about our kind of Christianity. Do you know what the 2 most important sacraments are in our Church? Who is welcome at the Eucharist? Have you read our Catechism? See you soon, lovepat
Bishop Paul E. Lambert is filling in for Bishop Wright while Bishop Wright is on sabbatical at the Atlanta Diocese. Bishop Lambert will be here at St. Alban’s during the worship service on September 9th. Attending the Inquirers & Seekers Class will prepare you if you wish to be confirmed, received, or baptized by the bishop on that Sunday. Please contact Rev. Pat if you want to be confirmed, received, or baptized.
Women’s Bible Study-The Women’s Bible Study Class will meet this Tuesday evening, August 14th, at 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast at the Church-Marian & Jim Sweeney, along with Melissa & Lou Young, Jody Emmons, and Mary Ann Lindsey, are preparing breakfast for everyone on Sunday, August 19, at 9:00 a.m.
Do you have a favorite t-shirt? Please wear it! We will enjoy knowing new and maybe not so new information about each other. I already know of two shirts that I love. Most original? Funniest? Religious? (But of course.) – Pat
Hopefully enjoying breakfast together will continue on a monthly basis. If you would like to volunteer to prepare breakfast, please sign the sheet available in the Narthex!
Open House-The next three Sundays, the Gospel lesson will be from the 6th Chapter of John’s Gospel…or more affectionately known as the “Bread of Life” weeks. Sunday, August 26, Lou and I invite you to an Open House at our home to celebrate Bread Sundays. If you would like to bring either bread or wine we will share the bounty. Please come at 4:00 p.m. and stay as long as you like.
We live in Atlanta, off I-20. It takes us an hour to drive from our house to the church. If you are coming on I-20 West, you pass the 285 exits and continue on to the Glenwood Avenue (after Flat Shoals) exit. Proceed off the exit and at the light go left. Pass through the next two lights and go right on Maynard Terrace Road. Go on Maynard Terrace through one light and at the 2nd light…. Hosea Williams Drive. Go through the next light and at the second light, turn left at Warren Street. We live at 120 Warren Street, NE. Our house is green with a red door. You will have to park on the street or on Howard which is parallel to Warren. Hope you can come. We will also arrange car pools from the church. – Pat
Flag Raising – Next Sunday, August 19, after the worship service, the Cub Scouts will raise our new United States of America flag. The scouts, along with several members of the church, repaired the flag pole in front of the church. Carole Bond donated a new flag in memory of her husband, Wayne.
Camp Mikell Folk School
Camp Mikell is once again having a “Folk” school Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. Classes available are Woodturning, Weaving, Painting, Photography, Soap Making, Beginner Stained Glass, and Independent Study. Information and registration forms are available in the Narthex. Their website is: http://campmikell.com/mikell-folk-school/class-offerings/
Tai Chi Classes
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor – Bill Carter
$2.00 per Class