The Messenger/May 19, 2017

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Anne Carter; Taylor McGarity; Edwina Johnson; Corby Brendle; Jimmy; Judy Terry; Bill Pardue; Randy; Jan Abernathy; Nick; Jeanne Aycock; Family & Friends of Jess Mulkey

Please pray for our Vestry:

Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Libby Martin; Melissa Young; Marvin Gray; Judy Terry; Matthew Hardy.

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:

Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:7-18
I Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21

Readings for Next Week:

Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
John 17:1-11

Bishop’s Message


We walk by faith! Yet, a life of faith produces knowing. From tradition and experiences we develop a character sketch of God. God discovered through faith guides our belief in God for tomorrow. There’s a knowing. On a walk, Paul noticed a memorial to an “unknown” god. Seeing that, he starts talking about what he knows about God. God is a: Creator, breath-giver, maker of worlds, living, causing life, not limited to worship spaces, not dependent on humanity but desiring a relationship with humanity. A seeking-and-finding God. An appointing God. An always close, yearning-to-be-known God.

Acts 17:22-31


Happy Birthday!

May 20 – Josh Hart
May 22 – Marian Sweeney
May 24 – Jennifer Hardy


Appointments with Pat – Rev. Pat will be at St. Alban’s every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. If you would like to meet with her, call the church office or contact here at 1-513-259-5117 or

Bible Study-Every Wednesday, at 12 noon, Rev. Pat conducts a Bible Study. (The study is on the lessons for the coming Sunday.) We also enjoy lunch together (self-provided bag lunches). Please come and enjoy fellowship, study and worship.

Supper ClubA supper club event is scheduled at the home of Wilber and Nancy Ward on Friday, June 2, at 6:00 pm. Dress will be casual. Please see the details below:

The Wards will provide the meat and wine for the meal. Everyone else is asked to bring a side dish and any drinks they desire.

Please invite your friends, as we would like to “reintroduce” ourselves to the community as well as to each other at St. Albans.

It will be necessary to have a head count of those attending no later than Monday, May 29, so please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex or contact Nancy or Wilber Ward.

Wilber and Nancy’s address is: 1141 Gresham Road, Good Hope, GA, 30641.


Turn left out of St. Alban’s parking lot. Proceed down Broad Street to Church Street, and turn left onto Church Street. Church St. becomes Hwy. 83 outside Monroe.

Continue on Hwy. 83 straight through Good Hope. From the red caution light at the center of Good Hope, continue straight for 5 1/2 miles to Hardeman Mill Rd.; (this will be just before the city limit sign of Bostwick). Turn right onto Hardeman Mill Rd. (right is the only way you can turn).

Continue 2 1/4 miles to Gresham Road. Turn right onto Gresham Road and go 1/4 mile to our house, which is 1141 (it is the second house on the right).

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Nancy and Wilber Ward

Vacation Notice– Shirley Morgan will be on vacation the week of May 29. She will be back in the office on June 5.

FISH4Kids Summer Lunch Program-We are days away from the anticipated last day of school. Most kids are excited about a summer filled with family outings and great adventures. Here in Walton County we have close to 2,300 children who fear school being out due to the challenges of their environment, including having sufficient food. Faith in Serving Humanity (FISH) will provide daily sack lunches again this summer to these children. Will you prayerfully consider sponsoring a child? For $60, a child will be fed each weekday this summer and receive a hygiene kit. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and will help purchase food for the program.

Please pick up a card from the basket on the round table in the Narthex. Make checks payable to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and drop it with the completed card in the offering plate or turn in to the St. Alban’s front office. Thank you!!

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!

Choir Practice is every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please Join us!

May-June Calendars 2017

Lay Liturgical Schedule 2nd Quarter 2017

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