Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/May 25, 2018

The Messenger/May 25, 2018

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Edwina Johnson; Jeanne Aycock; Laura Guest; Bobby Thomas; Monica Thomas; Eddie Farmer; Ralph Ammerman; Kim Turner; Bo Warren; Ashton Sexton; Max Hoglen; Don Lester

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:

Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17

Readings for Next Week:

I Samuel 3:1-20
Psalm 13:1-5, 12-17
II Corinthians 4:5-12
Mark 2:23-3:6

Clergy’s Corner

Dearly beloved,

Thank you for your response to my sermon last week. I was very surprised and humbled. I believe that good preaching happens best when the preacher loves the people she serves.

Let us pray that the Pentecostal fire will grow in each of us as we move forward together.

I hope you will talk with me or a Vestry member about your ministry at St. Alban’s. Our lives are enriched double fold each time we serve and ask each other to join.

Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend as we remember with gratitude all those who are serving and who have served our Country in the Armed Forces.

Lift up your hearts!

Bishop’s Blurb

The Way

“Imagine our homes and families where love is the way. Imagine our neighborhoods and communities where love is the way. Imagine our governments and nations where love is the way. Imagine business and commerce where this love is the way. Imagine this tired old world where love is the way. When love is the way-unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive.

When love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again. When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever flowing brook. When love is the way, poverty will become history. When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields, down by the riverside, to study war no more.”

An excerpt of Presiding Bishop Curry’s homily at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


Happy Birthday!

May 28 – Nancy Ward
June 1 – Riley Tucker
June 2 – Nancy Manley
June 4 – Lilly Hoglen
June 4 – Sue Meredith


St. Alban’s Day
Beaver Creek Farm Rescheduled!
Saturday, June 9 – 5:00 p.m.

St. Alban’s Day at Beaver Creek Farm will now be Saturday, June 9th, at 5:00 p.m. If it is raining Saturday, we will have it the next day, Sunday, June 10th (rain or shine!!). Roy and Mary Jane will provide the meat (barbeque), beer, wine, and soft drinks. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Please sign the sheet provided in the Narthex or just call at the last minute (404-735-5009).

Directions: From the church, head towards the courthouse and go 1.2 miles on Main Street (towards Social Circle). Turn left at Atha Road by the Chevron Gas Station. Go straight for 5-3/4 miles and turn right on Adcock Road (one mile past Harmony Baptist Church). Beaver Creek Farm is half a mile on the right.


Farmers Market – Monroe

St. Alban’s is hosting the Walton Wellness Mobile Farmacy on Wednesday evenings through mid-July. Fresh vegetables and fruit will be distributed in our parking lot to around 100 people in need who have registered to receive this free produce. The goal of the ministry is to improve the diet, health and quality of life for the less fortunate in Walton County. Our Outreach Committee will be assisting Walton Wellness and F.I.S.H. with this complementary farmers

Volunteers from St. Alban’s are needed to assist with this ministry on Wednesday evenings from April 25th through July 11th. The market begins at 6 p.m. (with volunteers needed at 5:30 to set up) 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 detail information regarding this 8 year old ministry, please contact DeDe Harris, Walton Wellness Director, at 770-313-8107.

Help nourish our youngest neighbors by supporting the FISH4KIDS program.

More than 375 volunteers come together each summer to prepare 2,425 sack lunches each day, Monday-Friday. The lunches are then delivered door-to-door throughout Walton County. Each lunch is bag full of hope!

FISH4KIDS also serves 1,525 students during the school year through the Backpack Buddies program. These children receive food on Fridays in their backpacks to feed them through the weekend.

Consider playing in the 9th annual Ed Reinagel FISH4KIDS golf tournament happening on May 24th. Each player sponsors 1 child for the summer – 45 sack lunches and a hygiene kit. Be a tournament sponsor. Sign up at

Text FISH4KIDS to 41444 to sponsor a child or make a donation. This gift can be made in honor of a special person like your favorite teacher, parent or pastor or designated as a memorial gift – All on your phone in just a few seconds.

Marvin Gray will once again drive the church van to Social Circle every Tuesday and Thursday this summer (starting May 29th) to deliver the sack lunches for distribution. If you would like to volunteer to help, volunteer information for all aspects of FISH can be found at


Vacation Notice – Shirley Morgan will be on vacation next week, May 28th through June 1. She will be back in the church office on June 4.

Pledge Reminder – Summer is fast approaching and everyone is making plans to travel and do different things. We ask that you please don’t forget St. Alban’s and continue to pay your pledge during the summer months. Thank you!

Tai Chi Classes

Wednesdays – 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays – 6:30 p.m.

Instructor – Bill Carter

$2.00 per Class

May & June Parish Calendars 2018

Lay Liturgical Schedule – 2nd Quarter 2018