The Messenger/September 9, 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; Barbara Reid; Tyler Mangan; Patrick Brandenburg; Nancy Manley; Vida Broach; Eddie Farmer; Jerry; Miranda Sullivan; Harper McCrary; Taylor McGarity; Lanny Lesser; Paul Stallings

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 September 11
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14
I Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Bible Readings for September 18
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm 79:1-9
I Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

Bishop’s Blurb


I will never forget it. I was walking around Ground Zero. It was two days after 9/11. The buildings were still on fire. We were passing out water. Socks. Prayers. Anything that would help those who were rummaging around in the rubble for life. I won’t ever forget the smell or how steel beams were twisted like hair bows. Christians, Muslims, Jews – Americans and visitors to this country died that day. Written in the thick dust on the side of a building that served as the morgue, I saw it: “I still believe.” God is a refuge, even then. Psalm 14:6


Happy Birthday!

September 12 – Jody Emmons
September 16 – Melissa Young



Welcome – We welcome The Rev. Patricia Merchant this Sunday, September 11, as our supply priest. We are again blessed to have her with us.

Children’s Sunday School -Children’s Sunday School will officially start on Sunday, September 11, at 9:10 a.m. This year we are going to mix Sunday School with Kids Choir. Amarie Land, Jen Hardy, Kristin Carter, and Kristen Donaldson will be the teachers.

Church Picnic

Date September 18, 2016
Time 6:00 p.m.
Location: Suzanne & Roy Roberts’ Farm
54 Nunnally Farm Road
Monroe, GA 30655

Please bring a covered dish. Meat and tea will be provided, otherwise BYOB. Come earlier if you would like to swim.

Please sign the sheet provided on the round table in the Narthex if you plan to attend, and tell us what you will be bringing. For more information, contact Libby Martin at 770-207-9245 or

Directions: From downtown Monroe, take W. Spring Street to the intersection of Hwy. 138. Turn left onto Hwy. 138. Go 3 ½ miles and turn left onto Nunnally Farms Road. Go a full 2 ¼ miles. You will pass the cabin, go through the gate, through the pasture, pass the barn, and arrive at the house.

Walton County Choral Freedom Celebration

Sunday, September 11, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Monroe Area High School Auditorium
300 Double Springs Church Road
Monroe, GA 30656

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

New Directory – We will soon have a new directory with the pictures of the parishioners in it. If you did not have your picture taken before and would like to have your picture in the directory, please email your photograph to or bring it by the church office.

FISH is in need of volunteers to work at the Ministry, the Pantry and both Thrift Stores:

a) Monroe Thrift Store’s GREATEST need is Electronic Testers! This person checks all donated electronics to be sure they are in working order and make minor repairs – 9am to 1pm and/or 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Men or Ladies!

b) Both stores are in need of Saturday Clothes Hangers and Donation Attendants on the docks.

c) The Ministry needs a Receptionist/Scheduler for Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. The duties of this position are to answer the phone, direct phone calls and/or schedule appointments (which requires computer training). We also need front desk volunteers from 1pm to 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This person greets clients and has them sign-in. We need “Fill-In” Receptionist/Schedulers, to fill-in in a volunteer’s absence.

d) The Pantry needs “Fill-in” volunteers when the pantry is short-handed Monday through Friday, 9am to Noon; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1pm to 3pm. These volunteers will come and pack boxes for the clients to pick up and/or load the boxes in clients’ vehicles.

If you are able to volunteer for 1 hour or 2 or 3 hours, one day a week, please call Deborah Atha at (678) 635-8943 or send an email to

If you have a heart and passion for seniors we serve in our community of Walton County we need you!

We are starting a Senior Committee to address the ongoing needs of the seniors and how we can do more for them and improve on what we are already doing. This committee will meet once a quarter.

A meeting will be held on Monday, September 19, at 10:00 AM at 131-A Church Street (FISH Executive Office). The office door faces Midland Avenue. We are next to the driveway of the Athens First Bank and Trust drive-thru. It is the door with the ramp and maroon awning. If lost call 404-557-8860.

Blessings in His Service,

Cindy Little, FISH Executive Director

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

September-October Parish Calendar

Lay Liturgical Schedule 3rd Quarter 2016

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