Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

The Messenger/March 3, 2017

The Messenger/March 3, 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; Mildred Evans; Jay Rea; Vida Broach; Ashton; Eileen Smith; Sue McTyndal; Bryant Family; Charlotte Gattis; Tal Thompson; Rickey Chastain; Edwina Johnson; Mary Ann Conley; Robert Hay, Jr.; Doug Coil; Corby Brendle; Family and friends of Wayne Bond.

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 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Psalm 32
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11

Readings for Next Week

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

Bishop’s Blurb


It’s so appealing, temptation. It searches us. It appeals to our secret wants. Our fears. We succumb. Slightly, then chronically. Knowingly or naively. We fall. Sometimes falling gives birth to wisdom, humility and new devotion. Sometimes it just makes more falling. Jesus faced epic temptation. It was all about power. His temptation is ours too. We have immense power. Power to build or break. Power to be self-centered or other-centered. The tempter’s hope was to siphon off Jesus’ power for good. He knew distracted power is diminished power. And diminished power is ultimately surrendered power. Jesus found his way through temptation by remembering his role in God’s story. So must we.

Matthew 4:11


Happy Birthday!

March 9-Sara Thomas



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.

Vestry Meeting-The next Vestry Meeting is this Tuesday evening, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the conference room and is open to anyone who would like to attend and observe. If you would like to address the Vestry, please contact Marty Atkinson or Marvin Gray.

THANK YOU!!!-We wish to thank the following people for making our Pancake Supper a great success:

Libby Martin

Judy Terry

Mallory Sanders

Marvin Gray

Jim Laird

John Arnold

Marty Atkinson

Wayne Pickeral

Jim Sweeney

Roy Mallady

Nicole Richards

Ron Mullis

Bob Hay

Valerie Richards

Joylou Mullis

And all who helped!!!

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.

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

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