Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/August 18, 2017

The Messenger/August 18, 2017

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Anne Carter; Edwina Johnson; Bill Pardue; Jeanne Aycock; Robin Arnold; Jamie Reid; Chuck Bradley; Leanne Mathis; Marty Atkinson; Lalla Tanner.

Please pray for our Vestry:

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

Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:10-28

Readings for Next Week:

Genesis 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

Bishop’s Blurb


Watching what you eat is important. Watching what you say is paramount. NO invitation to be politically correct here. This is deeper. What comes to the mouth is born in the heart, Jesus said. From the mouth it rides on breath, becomes action and finds allies… character and culture get formed. We defile ourselves. This can be redeemed! Confess the distance you sit from your faith’s ideals. Take the medicine of seeing God in the face of neighbor. Vomit up the contempt you secretly harbor for others. Daily give voice to the cleansing words of grace. This is faith’s invitation.

Matthew 15:10-20



Happy Anniversary

August 20 – Mary Jane and Roy Mallady



Thanks! – Mallory Sanders replaced the gate and fence to our playground.

Ron Mullis purchased a new door for our furnace room. He will install it when the weather is cooler.

Wilber Ward and Wayne Pickeral are repairing the railing out front.

Sue Meredith made the beautiful new worship linens.

Jim Laird, Brenda Cathey, and Lou Young did the diocesan required internal audit for us.

Jody and Bob Emmons and Wilber and Nancy Ward hosted the “Supper Club” at their homes.

Thank you so much for your generosity, time, talent, and labor!!

Potluck Luncheon-Join us for a potluck luncheon after the worship service on Sunday, August 27. Please bring your favorite dish or dessert! Meat and beverages will be provided.

Please sign the sheet provided in the narthex so we will have any idea of how many people will be attending and what you will bring.

Sunday School-Our children and youth Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 10, and will run through the month of April. We will meet the first and third Sunday of each month with Elementary meeting at 9:15 am and Middle/High School meeting at 11:15 a.m.

In the month of September, we will meet on the 10th and 17th. Beginning in October, we will meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.

AARP Driver Safety Class Coming Soon!– St. Albans Episcopal Church will host the AARP Driving Safety Class on Saturday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom course, designed especially for licensed drivers age 50 and older and for all licensed drivers of all ages. Course completion helps drivers refine existing skills and develop safe driving strategies in today’s challenging driving environment. There are no tests required.

Participants receive a comprehensive course workbook, which provides a thorough review of the “rules of the road” with an emphasis on safety strategies for drivers. The course also covers normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging, and provides practical techniques to adjust for these changes.

Participants are charged a minimal fee of $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for nonmembers.

Auto Insurance Discounts: Legislation in Georgia require all automobile insurance companies conducting business in this state to offer a premium discount to participants completing a state-approved driver improvement course. (Participants must contact their insurance company or agent.)

Please bring your AARP card, valid driver’s license, lunch, and a drink and snack, and of course, your money (cash or check).

Please call Shirley at 770-267-2893 to make your reservation.

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!

August, September Calendars 2017

Lay Liturgical Schedule 3rd Quarter 2017

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