The Messenger/October 14, 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; Ed Almand; Steven; Ann Carter; Eddie Farmer; Jerry; Harper McCrary; Taylor McGarity; Lanny Lesser; Paul Stallings; Mildred Evans; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael

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 October 16

Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
II Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

Bible Readings for October 23

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
II Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

Bishop’s Blurb


Sleepless nights happen. Seized by fear, Jacob planned and prayed, tossed and turned. He’d “wrestled” with God, humanity and himself until daybreak. He was changed by that long, hard night – his name and his stride. Now, he limped because of the wrestling. We are Jacob! Before our long nights and limping, we were so ignorant. So asleep. But now, we have seen the Holy face to face. Heard the whisper. Because of our limping, we can run right now. Because of the gift of this new daybreak we can see the path, the pioneer and the perfecter of the faith.

Genesis 32:24-31


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Doug Coil this Sunday, October 16, as our supply priest. Fr. Doug will be with us through the month of October. We are very blessed to have him with us.

Children’s Sunday School– Elementary Sunday School will be 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. Amarie Land, Jen Hardy, Kristin Carter, and Kristen Donaldson are our teachers.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – Please sign up to host a Coffee Hour on the sheet provided on the counter in the parish hall lobby.


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.

Parishioner Care Committee – If you are interested in being part of a committee to help and care for members of the congregation in need, please contact Melissa Young at 404-918-4344 or The members of this committee will visit shut-ins, take meals to people in need, be responsible for mailing out anniversary and birthday cards, and in general seeing about the needs of our parishioners.

Good News, Great Joy-As we enter this Thanksgiving season, what better way to express our thanks for the many blessings God has given us than to pass on some blessings to a child in need? For very little money and time, we can help a child by filling a shoe box with those things that we tend to take for granted.

This year, St. Alban’s is once again participating in Operation Christmas Child, a project that provides shoe boxes filled with everyday items to needy children around the world.

Shoe boxes and lists of items needed are available in the Parish Hall. Please return all filled boxes by Sunday, November 13th.

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you. (Deuteronomy 16:17)

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

October-November 2016 Parish Calendar

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