The Messenger/November 11, 2016

In Our Prayers

Please pray for:

Blane; Phil Brassie; Trevor Harris; Bob Lindsey; Bobby Thomas; Robbie Thomas; Savannah Benton; Wayne Bond; John Cannon; Roy Roberts; Steven; Ann Carter; Taylor McGarity; Mildred Evans; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael; Grayson Cooper; Ed Almand; Nancy Manley; Jim Mullen

Please pray for our Vestry:

Marty Atkinson; Carole Bond; Bob Emmons; Libby Martin; Mallory Sanders; Melissa Young.

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 for November 13

Isaiah 65:17-25
Canticle 9
II Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

Bible Readings for November 20

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle 4 or Canticle 16
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43

Bishop’s Blurb


We are All citizens of God’s Kingdom and one American family. I pray in the days ahead we will distinguish ourselves as people utterly committed to reconciliation in thought, word and deed. Rancor and vitriol destroy fellowship, but “a soft answer turns away wrath.” Right now, you and I have an opportunity to exercise our discipleship of Jesus Christ by being peacemakers here in middle and north Georgia. The power and grace to accomplish this is found in a simple prayer: “Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love.” God bless you, God bless the state of Georgia and God bless the United States of America.

Proverbs 15:1 Prayer of St. Francis


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Bill Deneke this Sunday, November 13, as our supply priest. We are thankful and blessed to have him with us.

Choir News – The choir is moving its regularly scheduled Wednesday rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving to Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m.

Children’s Sunday School– Elementary Sunday School will be every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. There will be no Sunday school on November 27, December 25, and January 1.

Middle/High School Youth will meet after the worship service every other Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Amarie Land, Jen Hardy, Kristin Carter, and Kristen Donaldson are our teachers.

Just a reminder-The shoeboxes for the Christmas Child Operation and the Chrismons for our tree are due this Sunday, November 13! Please remember to bring them with you to church Sunday morning. Thank you!!

Our Stewardship Effort has begun…-You received a letter from our senior warden this past week and you heard from our treasurer about stewardship during last week’s worship service. This Sunday, Bob Emmons, our senior warden, will speak to you about his personal experience with stewardship.

Next week you will receive another letter with a pledge card asking you to make your stewardship commitment. Sunday, November 20th, is Consecration Sunday. We ask that you bring your pledge card with you to the worship service and put it in the collection plate. You can also mail the card to the church or bring it by the church office.

Please continue to give prayerful thought to your commitment to the church.

Nursery Announcement – Parents, please remember that the nursery is for children 6 years of age and under. Children older than 6 years old should attend the worship service with their parent(s). There are entertainment bags available in the Narthex to keep your child occupied during the service, if desired.

Bring Canned Goods-Please bring canned goods to the church to decorate the altar for Thanksgiving before Wednesday, November 16. Please place the goods in the Chapel. We will take the food to FISH after the November 20 worship service. Thank you!

Church Christmas Party

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: McDaniel Tichenor House
319 McDaniel Street
Monroe, GA 30655

Hosts: Fay & Stan Brassie
Carolyn & Wayne Pickeral

Please join us for our annual Christmas Party. Meat, mixers, and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring a festive side dish or dessert. Please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex if you plan to attend and let us know what you will be bringing. Childcare will be provided at the church.

Directions: From the church, turn left on N. Broad St./GA-11; Turn right onto McDaniel Street.


At the end of 2016, two Vestry members, Bob Emmons and Mallory Sanders, will rotate off the Vestry. We are asking for nominations of people to fill these two positions, plus an additional person to raise the number of members to seven.

Qualifications are as follows:

1) Confirmed communicant in good standing of the Parish.

2) Not less than eighteen (18) years of age.

3) Regular attendant upon the services in the year preceding

4) Known by the treasurer to have made and maintained a
stated financial commitment for church support in the
year preceding election.

Please submit your nominations in writing to one of the Vestry members or to the church office. Nomination forms are available on the round table in the Narthex. Please return forms by January 1, 2017. The election will be held at the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 22, 2017, after the morning worship service.

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

November/December 2016 Parish Calendar

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