Announcements February 5


ALPHA COURSE TODAY!  Alpha will meet at 3 pm today instead of 6:30.  The subject is “How can we have Faith?”  Everyone is welcome.  Even if you didn’t come to any of the earlier sessions, you can still come to this one.



The Daughters of the King have been asked to sponsor a baby shower at St. Alban’s the month of February to help A Baby’s Closet replenish items needed by expectant mothers and those who have an infant or toddler under age three.  Daughters will be at a table in the narthex each Sunday for both services to assist you.  A list of larger items needed are:  baby gate, blankets, quilts, car seat (convertible), clothing (newborn to 4T), coat, jacket, snowsuit, crib and mattress (set), diaper bag, high chair, onesies, sheets (crib), sleepers, strollers (can be used in good condition), towels (bath) and toys.

A list of miscellaneous items needed are:  cream, lotion, oil, powder, shampoo, bath wash, bottles, bottle brushes, hair brushes, nail clippers, pacifiers, Q-tips, rattles, sippy cups, spoons, teething rings and wipes.

A“baby bottle” will also be available for collecting any loose coins and cash to purchase diapers only.


CHANGE IN TIME FOR LUNCH BUNCH on Tuesday, February 14, will be for 11:30 AM instead of 12 Noon.  We will meet at Casa Grille Italiano at 6340 Stellhorn Road.  Carpool should leave the church by 11:15 AM.  Following lunch we will meet at Marilyn McClure’s home for dessert and tentatively decide where we would like to have lunch for the rest of the year.  Please sign the sheet in the narthex if you will be attending.  You may contact Anita at church or by phone (449-9682), if you have any questions or need to cancel your reservation.


SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY   Hundreds of congregations nationwide will transform Super Bowl Sunday into Souper Bowl Sunday – a unique interdenominational endeavor to glorify God and care for “the least of these brothers and sisters of mine.”  Matthew 25:40.  Please make a special effort to bring a can of soup to church on February 5 for this Souper collection.

Also needed items for food bank:

Tuna – canned meats, Pancake Mix, syrup, Jelly, Canned Pasta, Canned Fruit, Toilet Paper, Ketchup, Hamburger Helper, Muffin Mix, Cake Mix

 OUR ANNUAL VESTRY RETREAT will be Friday February 10 from 7 to 9, and Saturday the 11th from 9 to 2.  Please keep the vestry in your prayers.

 ENDOWMENT BOARD ANNUAL MEETING on Monday February 13 at 6:00 p.m.

 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  don’t forget to pick up your envelopes for the new year.  They are on the table in the narthex. There are a number of them left.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY devotional booklets for February through April are available in the narthex.  Please take one for your personal or family devotions and another to give to a friend.

ALTAR FLOWER AND SANCTUARY CANDLE CHARTS FOR 2017 are posted in the narthex.  There are many open dates.

 ALBAN’S SHIRTS & HOODIES FOR SALE Polo Shirts, T-Shirts, Hoodies and Zip-Up Jackets with St. Alban’s Episcopal Church logo on them will go on sale starting Sunday, February 5th in the Parish Hall. Samples will be available to look at. Prices are as follows:

T-Shirt                     $  9.00    —     (2X – 4X sizes are $2 – $4 extra)

Polo Shirt               $15.00    —       (  “      “     “        “     “      “      “  )

Hoodie                    $22.00    —       (  “      “     “        “     “      “      “  )

Zip-Up Jacket         $30.00

Any questions, please see Norm Grams at church or call him at home at



A small pierced earring was recently found on the carpet between the pews during cleaning on Jan. 15.  As you enter the sanctuary, it was located on the right side about in the middle. It is shaped like a flower with copper-colored petals and a clear glass stone in the middle.  Please see Anita at the 10:15 service or call her home at 449-9682.  Hoping to find the owner!

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER Alpha program, Peggy Brandes, Leigh Ann Brooks, Andrew Davis, John Diver, Dick Donnelly, Elea and Clara, Susie Foley, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, Princeton Holiday, Ashley and Gunner Kenworthy, Deb McMahan, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Jim Morris, Sloan Overmyer and Bayne Overmyer Carol Postel, Rev. Sandy & Dick Ritchie, Doris Sanxter, Larry Sanxter,  Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Stan Smith, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Charles N. Stath, Chris Stath, Bill Townsend Jim Trueblood, Paul Wiseheart.

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Ty Sumner



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