The Messenger/May 12, 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

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

Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
I Peter 2:2-10
John 14:1-14

Readings for Next Week

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

Bishop’s Message


The Psalms are poetry. The words come from ordinary people’s experiences of God. They imagine God for and with the community of faith. The Psalms sustain and supercharge hope in God. They urge us to seek and know God for ourselves. They share, we are reminded, and our reliance on God increases. That’s the aim. God is “refuge,” we hear. God is a God we can flee back to. God is a shelter from shame. Adherence to God’s ways is a hiding place from the self-induced storms of life. God’s building materials are compassion, wisdom and guidance.

Psalm 31



Happy Birthday

May 20-Josh Hart



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 Club– A 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. Directions will be provided; please look for them on the round table in the Narthex the Sunday before the dinner (May 28).

Voice Recital-The voice students of Kristen Donaldson and Ammie Bruce will give a voice recital here at St. Alban’s on Monday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come. Admission is free.

Abbey Hospice is seeking volunteers in your area! Whether you’re interested in helping around an office, visiting with patients and their families, delivering treats, or cleaning up a patient’s garden, there are plenty of ways to show you care! If you are dedicated to caring for people in mind, body, and spirit, Abbey Hospice needs you! For more information, please contact Rachael at (770) 464-5858, or email at

Abbey Hospice Spring Memorial Service-Abbey Hospice is hosting their semi-annual Spring Memorial Service Thursday, May 18th, at the Social Circle United Methodist Church. The reception is at 5:30 p.m. and the service begins at 6:30 p.m. Anyone that has lost a loved one is welcome to attend. Please bring a picture of your loved one to the service, as you will have an opportunity to speak about this person as a candle is lit in his/her memory. All are welcome! For more information, please call (770) 464-5858.

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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