Weekly Announcements, March 2

REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD AN HOUR BEFORE      GOING TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 8.

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.

ALTAR GUILD veils crosses today after the 10:15 service.

A SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER will be held this Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. PLEASE sign the poster in the narthex if you plan to attend so that the proper amount of food may be purchased.

LENT BEGINS THIS WEEK The chief purpose of Lent is preparation for the celebrations of Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian Church. Therefore the focus of the Lenten season is on the suffering and sacrifice of Christ for our sins. The liturgical color of Lent is purple, the color of repentance and sorrow for sins. During Lent the Gloria in Excelsis is dropped and the Kyrie added.

ASH WEDNESDAY liturgies, with the imposition of ashes, will be held at Noon and at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday. The ashes remind us of our sinfulness and mortality. They are placed on our foreheads in the shape of a cross to remind us of the forgiveness granted us through the suffering and death of Christ and .the gift of eternal life we have received. The Noon service is a said service and the 7:00 service is sung.

WORSHIP COMMISSION meets this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

PRAYER NIGHT will be held at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday. We will discuss our prayer lives, offer prayers for the Church, and discuss important Christian topics for the month.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held at 6:00 p.m. this Friday and every Friday thereafter during Lent. Walk with Jesus down the road to Calvary on The Way of the Cross, a powerful devotional liturgy that follows Jesus through His passion and death. At each station a meditation, versicle and response, and prayer is read
LUNCH BUNCH meets on Tuesday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rusty Dog Irish Pub, 32 N Jefferson St Huntington. A car pool leaves the church at 11:30. Please sign the poster in the narthex. If you need to cancel your reservation, contact Anita at 637-5084.

LENTEN PROGRAM On the Wednesdays of March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9 we will have Evening Prayer at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Soup and Sandwich Supper and a Lenten program. This year we will be studying the giants of the faith, like Benedict, Francis and Ignatius. Please sign the poster in the narthex if you plan to attend the supper. There is also a signup sheet for those who would like to supply soup or sandwiches.

CAMP NEW HAPPENINGS SUNDAY IS MARCH 16. We will receive a special offering for the camp that Sunday. The mission of the camp, sponsored by the Diocese of Northern Indiana, is to provide pre-teen children of prisoners an opportunity to experience God’s gifts of nature, kindness, and togetherness by sharing hopes and dreams within a positive camping experience.

LENTEN FISH FRY Saint Alban’s Youth are hosting a fish fry on Sunday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Come and help us raise money to go to camp. Cost for dinner will be $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 4-12, and free for age 3 and under. Tickets will be sold every Sunday starting March 2, in between the services and after the 10:15 service. If you can’t attend the dinner remember we always accept contributions in any amount. If you have any questions regarding the dinner or any other youth event please see Cindy Spice.

LENTEN COIN FOLDERS AND MITE BOXES are available in the narthex. Proceeds from Mite Boxes will be used to support Charis House, a place for women and children experiencing a homeless crisis. Proceeds from Lenten Folders will be sent to The American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem.

UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORIES were sent to all members who have given us their e-mail addresses. A few hard copies are available in the narthex for those who do not have e-mail.

FOOD BANK needs: jelly, pancake mix, pancake syrup, juice, crackers, spaghetti sauce, beef stew, canned chicken, canned beef, beef broth, chicken broth, ketchup, mustard, sugar, flour, cake mix, toilet paper, facial tissue, dishwashing liquid
OPEN DATES for Sanctuary Candles are March 9, 23, 30.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 74.

Please remember in prayer: Nancy Ashley, Jack Boyd, Kathy Bromley, Dan Camp, Dick Camp, Andrew Davis, John & Phyllis Diver, Bob Edington, Denise Frede, Glen Grate, Jeanne Hahn, Shelly Huneck, Shirley Johnson, Kylie Karrier, Rhian Krider, Hortencia Lamberty, Larry Link, Pat MacWhorter, David McGrath, Reggie McMahan, Brad Powell, Sandra Rademaker, Carrie Radu, Danette Rhodes, Emerson Ruff, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Jim Swan Military: Jeremy Faux, Derek Palmer, Kaylee Sumner, Ty Sumner

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