Weekly Announcements, July 28

WE WELCOME the Rev. Art Hadley as our Celebrant and Preacher this morning and pray for God’s blessing upon his proclamation of the Word and administering of the sacrament.

FATHER LAYDEN is on vacation this week. If you have a pastoral emergency, you may contact the Rev. Mike Fulk, 497-9718 or 414-0684.

TICKETS FOR THE TINCAPS GAME this Saturday were ordered. If anyone who did not sign up is interested in attending, please contact Marilyn Rafter at 493-7140 and she will see if extra tickets are available.

PRAYER NIGHT will be held at 7:00 p.m. on August 8. The first Thursday of each month we have a prayer night during which we discuss those on the prayer list and offer prayers for the church. Anyone may join us. In August it will be the second Thursday of the month due to Father Layden’s vacation.

THE ONE YEAR BIBLE STUDY will meet at 9:15 a.m. on August 11. There will be only one meeting in August.

THE OUTREACH COMMISSION will have an open meeting at 11:30 a.m. on August 11. We would like anyone who has ideas for an outreach project for St. Alban’s to come and share them with us.

SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN All those helping with Sunday School and Nursery are required to attend the Safeguarding God’s Children training session at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.

LAY EUCHARIST MINISTERS AND LECTORS, please mark your calendars now for meetings on August 18. The meeting for the 8:00 worshippers will be at 9:00 a.m., and the meeting for those who worship at 10:15 will be at 11:30. Anyone who is not currently serving, but would like to is asked to attend one of these meetings also.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS, please mark your calendars for a meeting on Sunday, August 25 at 9:30 a.m. If you have agreed to teach, then please join us. If you are interested in helping in any way, then please contact Cindy Spice.

SERVERS, CRUCIFERS, AND TORCHBEARERS, please mark your calendars for a meeting following the 10:15 service on August 25. If you are interested in becoming an acolyte, then please contact Father Layden.

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!

FORWARD DAY BY DAY devotional booklets for August through October are available in the narthex. Please take one for your personal or family devotions and take another for a friend. AUGUST NEWSLETTERS for those who receive them as a first class mailing are available in the narthex. Please pick yours up today and help us save postage.

FOOD BANK CURRENT NEEDS peanut butter, juice, crackers, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, elbow macaroni, beef broth, chicken broth, condiments, laundry soap, dish washing liquid, bar soap, and toilet paper.

OPEN DATES for Altar Flowers are August 4, 11 and 18 and September 15 and 22.

OPEN DATES for Sanctuary Candles are August 11, 18 and 25, and September 8, 15, 22 and 29.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 50.

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