The Messenger/October 28, 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; Harper McCrary; Taylor McGarity; Lanny Lesser; Paul Stallings; Mildred Evans; Clark Morris; Kyle Vavra; Bill Pardue; Michael; Grayson Cooper; Ed Almand

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 30

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
II Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

Bible Readings for November 6

Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm 98
II Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

Bishop’s Blurb


Life with Jesus is full of pivot points. Some people pivot to him because they want to see what all the fuss is about. Some pivot when they hear his call. Some pivot to Jesus because they sense he could be the only one who sees them beyond their chronic sins. Some pivot away from Jesus because he really loves and accepts sinners. Some people moved by Jesus pivot away from the accumulation of things and move toward others. Some of us have pivoted to joy knowing that God pivoted toward us through Jesus to seek and save the lost! Luke 19:1-10


Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Doug Coil this Sunday, October 30, as our supply priest. This will be Fr. Doug’s last Sunday with us this year. We are thankful and blessed to have had him with this month.

Vestry Meeting – The next Vestry Meeting is Tuesday evening, November 1, 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 Bob Emmons or Mallory Sanders.

Choir News – The choir is moving its regularly scheduled Wednesday rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving to Sunday, November 20th, 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.

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.

Acknowledgement – We wish to acknowledge and thank Suzanne Roberts and the Athenaeum Literary Club for the beautiful Japanese Maple Tree and flowering bushes they had planted outside the church office in memory of Sue Henson. Thank you!!

Pictorial Directories Are Now Available – Pick up your copy this Sunday in the Narthex.

It’s Chrismon Time! If you would like to make one or several Chrismons for our beautiful tree this year, there are kits available in the church Narthex. This is a quick and easy project for those of you who do counted cross-stitch. Please return the kits by Sunday, November 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Bond.

All Saints Remembrance List

If you have a loved one or a special person who passed away within the last year and would like to have him/her remembered during the service on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6, please put their name(s) on the list provided in the Narthex.

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

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!

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