Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/April 7, 2017

The Messenger/April 7, 2017

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Steven; Anne Carter; Taylor McGarity; Vida Broach; Sue McTyndal; Edwina Johnson; Corby Brendle;
Jimmy; Judy Terry

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, and our community.

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 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66

Readings for Next Week

Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Colossians 3:1-4
John 20:1-18

Bishop’s Blurb


Palm Sunday makes me feel ridiculous! But, I continue with this absurdity because ridiculous is the point! This silly parade is meant to question all the other ridiculousness of our lives, culture and world. That was Jesus’ original intention – to show us that the way we do power, politics, religion, leadership and the sharing of resources is foolish, biased and arrogant. The gift of being ridiculous, like Jesus, if only for a bit, is that it illuminates how far our lives are from his example. And maybe, for a crazy few of us, ridiculous shows us the way back along side of him.

Matthew 21:1-11



Happy Birthday

April 7 – Lalla Tanner
April 9 – Wilber Ward
April 11 – Joylou Mullis
April 15 – Marty Atkinson



Sunday School-Elementary Sunday School Every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Middle/High School Youth will meet after the worship service every other
Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Thank You!-We wish to thank Marty Atkinson, Joylou Mullis, and Sue Meredith for providing the meal last Wednesday evening for the Lenten Study.

Kristen Donaldson in Concert
Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Edge Recital Hall
UGA School of Music
250 River Road, Athens, GA 30602
Free Admission

Holy Week and Easter Service

Come Worship With Us

Palm Sunday – April 9 – 10:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday – April 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday – April 14 – 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday – April 16 – 10:00 a.m.

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!!

Easter Lilies For Our Sanctuary– Anyone desiring to make a contribution toward Easter Flowers, please use the envelopes that are 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 Easter Flowers.” The Altar Guild thanks you for your support.

Easter Egg Hunt – We will have an Easter Egg Hunt after the worship service on Easter morning, April 16th. Members are invited to participate by donating plastic eggs filled with candy, trinkets, or coins. Eggs will be collected each Sunday in a box in the lobby of the Parish Hall.

Kentucky Derby Party

Coming Soon!
Saturday, May 6th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Make your plans now to attend!
*A Live Broadcast of the Races for the Day
*Derby Hat Competition for the Ladies
*$1 Draw for a Horse – Winner Take the Entire Pool
Bring Finger Foods and Heavy Snacks to Share!

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!

April-May Calendars 2017

Lay Liturgical Schedule 2nd Quarter 2017

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