The Messenger/October 7, 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 9

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-11
II Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

Bible Readings for October 16

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

Bishop’s Blurb


The Samaritan was the only one who gave thanks to Jesus for his healing. And, it was a Samaritan woman who Jesus had his longest conversation with. It is a Samaritan who starred in Jesus’ epic story about being a good neighbor. Jesus talked to people outside of his neighborhood and religious tradition as an act of faithfulness to his tradition! Jesus isn’t so insecure about his faith that he can’t celebrate the faith of foreigners. The very Jesus who some use as a wedge between Christians and everybody else interacted with foreigners. In fact, he marveled at their faith.
Luke 17:18

Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Doug Coil this Sunday, October 9, 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.

Please Note– Shirley Morgan will be on vacation October 10 through October 14. She will be back in the office Monday, October 17.

The FISH Ministry is in urgent need of a receptionist to answer the phones and direct calls on Mondays (9 am – 12 pm), Tuesdays (1 pm – 3 pm), Thursdays (9 am – 12 pm), and/or Thursdays (1 pm – 3 pm). If you are someone that is available, able, and would love be the hands and feet of Christ at the FISH Ministry, please contact Deborah Atha, FISH Volunteer Coordinator, at 678-635-8943 or email her at

October Assistance– FISH is in need of someone to help load the FISH truck with items that are left from the consignment sale at the YMCA on Saturday, October 8th. If you are able to assist, please call Randy Watkins at 770-207-5601.

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

September-October Parish Calendar

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