Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/March 10, 2017

The Messenger/March 10, 2017

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; John Cannon; Roy Roberts; Steven; Anne Carter; Taylor McGarity; Vida Broach; Ashton; Eileen Smith; Sue McTyndal; Bryant Family; Charlotte Gattis; Tal Thompson; Rickey Chastain; Edwina Johnson; Mary Ann Conley; Doug Coil; Corby Brendle; Carole Bond & Family

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

Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm 121
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17

Readings for Next Week

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

Bishop’s Blurb


You can talk about God, Jesus says, without actually seeing God’s movement. That’s sad. The word “movement” is the best translation of the word “kingdom” in scripture. Movement, like the way Jesus described Spirit. A wind blowing. A wind growing – and causing growth. The temptation here is to think that by thinking a new thought, we’ll get a new life. WRONG. New thoughts are the consequence of new living. Jesus’ friend struggled to get this. The rut of his life had become a grave. Born again is what Jesus prescribed. Born again can happen if we are willing to endure the labor pains.

John 3:1-17


Happy Birthday!

March 14-Max Hoglen



The Reverend Pat Merchant’s Schedule

Sunday – March 12, 19, & 26 (Rev. Geoffrey Boyer will be here on March 5th)
April 2

Wednesday – March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Contact Information:

1-513-259-5117 or
Please call the church office (770-267-2893) if you would like to schedule an appointment with Pat.

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.

Lenten Supper & Program
Wednesday Nights – March 8th – April 5th
6:00 p.m. – Soup and Sandwich Supper
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Program
Childcare Provided

This six-week series invites us to observe and reflect on the ways in which the Divine Life expresses itself in and through us; individually and in our faith communities, as well as in the world around us. Be sure to check out the online site at:

Please volunteer to help provide the Lenten Suppers by signing up on the sheet provided in the Narthex.

We wish to thank Kristen Donaldson and Mallory Sanders for providing the meal last Wednesday evening for the Lenten Study.

Guest Organist-Mr. Keith Nash will be our guest musician on Sunday, March 26th. He will be playing a special organ prelude beginning at 9:40 am. We hope you will come early that Sunday to hear his special Lent music prelude!

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!

Community Lenten Services

March 8-First Presbyterian CChurch
March 15-Rivers of Mercy Church29
March 22-First Baptist Church
March 29-St. Anna’s Catholic Church
April 5-First United Methodist Church

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

Lay Liturgical Schedule – First Quarter 2017

Lay Liturgical Schedule 2nd Quarter 2017