Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/August 24, 2018

The Messenger/August 24, 2018

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
The Weekly E-Newsletter of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church     August 24, 2018
In Our Prayers
Please pray for:
Blane; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Edwina Johnson; Jeanne Aycock;
Laura Guest; Bobby Thomas; Eddie Farmer; Ralph Ammerman; Don Lester;  Stephanie Ceraday; Nicole Richards; Most Rev. Michael Curry; Barney Howard; Fay and Stan Brassie; Family & Friends of Tal Thompson; Family & Friends of Robert Hammond
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.
Bible Readings
Readings for This Week: Readings for Next Week:
Psalm 84
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
James 1:17-27
Pat’s Corner
Dearly Beloved,
Lou and I are really looking forward to hosting everyone at our home Sunday afternoon. We made a trip to Costco yesterday and our house is getting cleaner by the moment!  Please dress in whatever you are most comfortable wearing. Come and relax on the porch and/or the living room.
On Labor Day week-end, Lou and I are going out of town for a few days. The Rev. Beth Long will be the Celebrant and preacher on September 2.  We will be using the Rite II form for Eucharist.
On Sunday, September 9, Bishop Lambert will be with us to celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist.
Can you believe that it is almost September?  It seems that just a week ago it was Memorial Day?
I hope you find rest and peace during this transitional time of the year.
Lift up your hearts!
Bishop’s Blurb

How to be Christian with other faiths 

How are we to be-in a climate of relativism, amongst the spiritual-with nonbelievers and with believers of every stripe? St. Paul says, “Live a life worthy of your calling” (Ephesians 4:1).

God has met us through baptism into Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. By Jesus’ ministry we are in touch with the divine heart. This is our truth, and the center of our joy. No reason for rancor. We share our adoration for God listening carefully for God’s good news in others, whether they use our words or not. Jesus has “…sheep that are not of our fold” (John 10:16). So, we resist arrogance.

Jesus calls us to believe with integrity and love without distinction. That’s how he did it! Our certainty is: God is love, our understanding of truth is evolving and we are a human family.

This For Faith originally appeared on May 23, 2013  

Happy Birthday!
August 30 – Brian Jackson
September 1 – Mallory Sanders
The Bishop is coming!!! Bishop Paul E. Lambert is the retired Bishop of Texas and now supply Bishop for the Diocese of Atlanta serving while Bishop Wright is on sabbatical.  Bishop Lambert will be here Sunday, September 9thWe will have members being confirmed and received and we will celebrate the Eucharist.  Please come and support our newest members.
The word “Episcopal” means Bishop.  Our denominational name means that St. Alban’s is part of the Diocese of Atlanta and we are related one to the other.  Every year we support the Diocese with a pledge which comes from your budget. So please come and celebrate together.


To celebrate “Bread Sunday” this SundayAugust 26, Lou and I invite you to an Open House at our home. 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 DeKalb County, off I-20.  It takes about an hour to drive from our house to St. Alban’s. If you are coming on I-20 West, you pass the I-285 exits and continue onto the Glenwood Avenue (after Flat Shoals) exit.  Proceed off the exit and turn left at the light.  Pass through the one traffic light and at the stop sign, turn right on Maynard Terrace Road. Go through one light and at the 2nd light turn right onto Hosea Williams Drive. Go through the next light and at the second light, turn left onto 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 runs parallel to Warren.  Hope you can come.  We will also arrange car pools from the church.
The St. Alban’s van will depart the church parking at 3 pm this Sunday in order to arrive at the “Open House” by 4 pm. All that wish to ride please sign the list on the round table in the Narthex. We should be back in Monroe no later than 8 pm in order for all riding to make it safely home before dark.


Dan Marineau is back with us this Sunday as our Organist/Choir Director. Dan has graciously agreed to be with us until his house sells or we find a permanent Organist/Choir Director. Thank you, Dan!
Thank you Marian & Jim Sweeney, Melissa & Lou Young, Jody Emmons, and Mary Ann Lindsey for providing the delicious breakfast last Sunday morning!
Our next monthly Church Breakfast is Sunday, September 16th. Amarie Warren, Pat & Chick Krautler, and Jessica will be preparing the breakfast. Please plan to come and invite your family and friends!
Supply Priest – Sunday, September 2nd, Rev. Beth Long will be with us as our supply priest.  Rev. Long has been with us before and we look forward to having her with us again.  Rev. Pat is taking a few days off and will be back September 4th.
Diocesan Acolyte Festival
The Diocese of Atlanta with support from the MEG Chapter of the Vergers’ Guild will have an Acolyte Festival on October 27th at 9:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. This event will include fun and engaging workshops and Acolyte Olympics: team building activities for acolytes of all ages. To register, go to; click the “Connecting News & Events” tab; scroll down to the Diocesan Acolyte Festival; click the registration tab.
Vestry Meeting – The next Vestry Meeting is Tuesday evening, September 4th, at 4:30 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.


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:
Tai Chi Classes
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor – Bill Carter
$2.00 per Class
Cub Scouts at St. Alban’s
Cub Scout Pack 726 raised the American Flag last Sundayafter repairing the flag pole following high wind damage. St. Alban’s is very honored to be sponsoring the pack as the new school year begins. The Pack will be meeting at the church and we encourage young men in the community to become a part of this great organization.



Women’s Bible Study
Bible Study from a female’s prospective meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30. Please join Rev. Pat and an enthusiastic ladies group as the scripture is discussed using many references from the CEB Women’s Bible.
August & September Calendars 2018
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 210 N. Broad St., Monroe, GA, 770-267-2893