Weekly Announcements, July 7

ON THE FIRST SUNDAY of each month the loose plate offering, minus any quarters, goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.  Loose quarters continue to go to Matthew 25.  If you would like your contribution to the rector’s fund to appear on your financial statement, simply use a designated envelope from the pew cardholder and note the number of your offering envelope.

ONE YEAR BIBLE STUDY meets at 9:15 a.m. today

DEDICATION OF THE TWO NEW GARDENS on the east side of the church will be held following the 10:15 service today.  These beautiful gardens were funded by money given in loving memory of Lynne Kurtz and John Williams.  Please join us and the Kurtz and Williams families for this special dedication.

THIS IS CHURCH CLEANING WEEK.

THE LUNCH BUNCH will meet at Noon this Tuesday, July 9, at The Busy Brush Gallery and Café, 214 W 6th St, Auburn.  A car pool will leave the church at 11:30.  Please sign the poster in the narthex.  If you need to cancel your reservation, contact Anita at 348-1170 or 341-4057.

FRIENDS IN FAITH meet weekly at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings to study the readings for the upcoming Sundays.  Please note that Wednesday worship services will not be held in July.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Father Lloyd Johnson will be held at 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, July 13, followed by a dinner.  Janie Johnson will be our special guest that day as we give thanks to God for her husband and his ministry here.  Please sign the poster in the narthex if you plan to attend.

THE OUTREACH COMMISSION will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 14.  Any and all are welcome to come and share ideas you may have.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME on Saturday, August 3, members of St. Alban’s will gather together at 7:05 to cheer on our Tincaps.  It’s a fireworks night, so be sure to invite your friends.  Tickets are $9.00 each.  Ticket envelopes are on the bulletin board.  Payment must be received by July 14.  Make checks payable to St. Alban’s.

OUR NEW WEBSITE   The switch to our new web site, designed by Melissa Renner, has been made.  We thank God for Melissa’s enthusiasm and knowledge in this area.  The new address is http://saintalbanfw.org  Check it out!

DO YOU SHOP AT KROGER’S OR SCOTT’S?  If so, there is a very simple way to provide funds for St. Alban’s.  Just sign the poster on the bulletin board indicating that you would like to purchase a $5 gift card.  Then reload that card at the customer service desk at the store where you shop.  Each time the St. Alban’s account reaches $1,000, we receive a 3% rebate check.  If you reload using your credit card that generates points, you get those points and the church gets credit for the reload amount.  In 2009 we received $936.

FOOD BANK  Thanks to all our folks who help with this effort.  Please think of the pantry if you have an extra 2½ hours a month. We can use fruit juice, pancake mix, pancake syrup, cereal, crackers, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, chicken and beef broth, soup (not chicken noodle), laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, bar soap and paper towels.

THE VESTRY IS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP to serve until January 2015.  Please speak with Fr. Layden if interested.  A Vestry member must be 18 or older, a confirmed member of St. Alban’s, a communicant in good standing and a contributor of record for six months.

Please remember in prayer: Nancy Ashley, Sally Ault, Bob Beaty, Trudy Bixler, Jack Boyd, Kathy Bromley, Dick Camp, Loretta Curtis, Andrew Davis, John Diver, Phyllis Doyle, Vickie Faux, Marion Frid, Kevin Gearhart, Jeanne Hahn, Bruce Heine, Macy Hubley, Shirley Johnson, Larry Link, Pat MacWhorter, Reggie McMahan, Clarence Middleton, Derek Palmer, Sandra Rademaker, John Renner, Nan Schanhals, Cheryleen Sievers, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Pat Stath, Rita Townsend, Bill Townsend, Jim Trueblood, John Williams Military: Jacob Almonrode, Som Amphonephong, Justin Dixon, Jeremy Faux, Becky James, Mark James, Mark Kerr, Eric Lamberty, Logan Miller, Christopher Ray, Kyle Strong, Ty Sumner, Rob Tuttle.

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