The Messenger/May 5, 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; Azlynne Sexton; Nick; Family & Friends of Joe Baccus; Family & Friends of Kathleen Sanders

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 2:42-47
Psalm 23
I Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10

Readings for Next Week

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

Bishop’s Message

Big Four

The baptized pledge to, “…continue in the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers.” The big four! Each shapes our community. Each needs the other for depth. Notice, fellowship is bookended by the apostles’ teaching and the breaking of bread. “Teaching” meaning, to do what Jesus taught – to be busied by His purposes. So fellowship is partnership with Jesus and one another. Fellowship in Jesus is sweetened and sustained by gathering for a common meal that reveals the power of Jesus’ last supper. Fellowship without the meal lacks sustenance…the meal without the work is superficial.

Acts 2:42



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.

EMail Address Update– If we do not have your email address or if your address has changed, please email the address to: or write it down and put it in the offering plate at the worship service on Sunday. Thank you!

Kentucky Derby Party

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!

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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