TODAY IS PALM SUNDAY, the beginning of Holy Week, when we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. During Holy Week services are held every evening. Worship with us at the simple Eucharist services on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
ON MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE at 7:00 p.m., commemorates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion by our Lord.
AN ALL NIGHT WATCH follows the Maundy Thursday service and continues until the Good Friday Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. We are invited to keep watch on this night even as Jesus asked His disciples to keep watch with Him in the Garden of Gethsemane as He prayed about his impending crucifixion. Please sign the poster in the narthex.
OUR GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY the 9:00 a.m. includes communion from the Reserved Sacrament and a reading of The Passion According to St. John. Also Stations of the Cross will be held at noon.
SONGS AND PRAYERS AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS AT 7PM ON GOOD FRIDAY. Come for a simple and powerful worship service where we will sing and pray at the foot of the cross.
GOOD FRIDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES, Please make checks payable to St. Alban’s, with Good Friday offering on the memo. The monies collected will be sent to the Diocese of Jerusalem.
OUR EASTER VIGIL, at 8:30 p.m. this Saturday, ushers in the, resurrection celebration, focusing on the saving power of Christ’s death and rising. The Easter vigil consists of the lighting of the new fire, readings from our biblical history, the Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and Holy Communion. Beginning in total darkness, it connects God’s power in Baptism with remembrance of his saving acts and promises in the Old Testament to the celebration of the Resurrection.
ENVELOPES FOR EASTER FLOWERS are in the pew card holders. You may contribute any amount. Please indicate if the flowers are in memory of or in thanksgiving for loved ones. Contributions must be received today to be listed in the Easter bulletin.
LENTEN COIN FOLDERS AND MITE BOXES should be returned on Easter.
YOUTH will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.
ALTAR GUILD will meet on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and April 15 at 10 a.m.
THE LUNCH BUNCH meets Tuesday, April 11, at Casa Grande Restaurant, 6035 Stellhorn Road at noon. Car pool leaves the church at 11:45. Please sign the poster in the narthex. If you need a ride or need to cancel your reservation, contact Anita at 449-9682.
ALBAN’S SHIRTS & HOODIES FOR SALE: Colors available are Red, Navy and Ash Grey. Sizes available are Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2X and 3X. Size 4X is available only in short sleeve T-Shirts, Polos and Hoodies. Prices range from $9.00 up to $30.00, plus sales tax. The “X” sizes require a small fee added, ranging from $2 – $4. Please see Norm at church or you can call him at home at 449-9682.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS POINTS. As most of you know, Saint Alban’s receives money from the Kroger Community Rewards Program. This is the easiest fundraiser that we have and the money goes into our Camp Fund. The program is very simple, use your Kroger plus card at the register and as long as it has been registered as well as designated for Saint Alban’s, the rewards would go into our fund. It is also important to note that the rewards that we receive will not affect your rewards points for gas or anything else. This is a completely separate program and you will still receive your points. This has to be done online, now I realize that registering your card online may be a bit challenging for some. So I will be bringing my computer to church on Sunday April 23rd and Sunday April 30th to assist anyone that needs help registering your card. I will be available after the 8:00 a.m. and before and after the 10:15 a.m. services. Remember to bring with you your Kroger plus Card with you. Also, keep in mind that with this program even though you might have already done this that you will need to re-register each year sometime during the month of April. Thank you to everyone that participates in this program all year. Julie Naunas.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:
brown paper bags, peanut butter, jelly , pancake mix and syrup, pudding/jello, canned fruit, sugar, flour, cake mix, jiffy corn bread mix, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, broth, chicken and/or beef, tuna, diced tomatoes, canned beans and bar soap.
Attendance last Sunday was 81.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Peggy Brandes, Clara, Dick and Bonnie Camp, Andrew Davis, John Diver, Dick Donnelly Susie Foley, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, Claire Irvine, Julie Jennings, The Johnson Family, Tom Kurtz, Gayle Long, Marilyn McClure, Deb McMahan, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Carol Newell, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Dick and Sandy Ritchie, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Michael Sharp, Larry Shaw, Stan Smith, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Bill and Carolyn Townsend. Jim Trueblood, Paul Wiseheart.
Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Matthew Michael, Ty Sumner