Weekly Announcements, July 14

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

THE YOUTH GROUP leaves tomorrow for Harper’s Ferry.  They will go horseback riding and take a few days in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.  They will also visit the battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam.  The theme of the trip is God and Government.  There will be reflections on Scripture about how God relates to war and government.  Most of all it will be a fun trip, having fellowship with friends.  Please keep the youth group in your prayers as they have an adventure.

FATHER LAYDEN will be out of the office from July 15 to August 3, first on the youth trip and then on vacation.  If you have a pastoral emergency during that time, you may contact the Rev. Mike Fulk, 497-9718 or 414-0684.

ENDOWMENT COMMISSION meets tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

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.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is this Thursday.

POST ALPHA GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday at the home of Jack & Sandra Rademaker.

PLEASE HELP US WELCOME Father Art Hadley as our supply priest on July 21 and 28.

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 TODAY.  Make checks payable to St. Alban’s.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!  It’s that wonderful time of the year again.  We are currently planning for our booth at the Johnny Appleseed Festival.  It looks like it’s going to be another successful event, both from a fundraiser perspective and, of course, a fellowship one.  If anyone is interested in helping in the planning stage of the event, please let Cindy Spice know.  We are always looking for help.  Mark on your calendars now for September 21 and 22, so you can volunteer a little bit of time during the festival.  I understand that for some it may be difficult to be at the festival, so keep in mind that there are several different ways to help out that won’t involve coming to the actual booth.  Remember that we always have a great time and don’t forget those fabulous Sizzle Chops!

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.  PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY.  CARDS WILL BE ORDERED THIS WEEK.

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.

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, Marian RandallJohn 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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