Announcements January 27


As we mentioned during the Annual Meeting on Sunday, 1/21/19, St. Alban’s has formed a Search Committee to look for a new priest.  Since we are in the process of evaluating collaboration with Grace Episcopal to share a priest, we also are a member of a combined search committee with Grace.  Members of the St. Alban’s committee are:  Abbie Gillig, Christina Connelly, Cindy Spice, Dale Edington, Gary Pink, John Lorenzen, Julie Naunas, Laura Birchfield, and Neal Birchfield.  Within the next few weeks members of our search committee will be conducting interviews with various members of St. Alban’s.  Each member will be interviewing 3 individuals to get their ideas on what they are looking for in a priest.  If you would like to be interviewed, please let one of us know, otherwise, team members will be making the interview selections.  To help prepare you for the interviews, we are sharing with you the questions that we will be asking:

1. Stability – remaining faithful to the work God is doing in your here and now, rather than pining away for either a misremembered past or an unattainable future.
 How has God been at work among you over the past 2 – 3 years? 
 What characteristics of God’s work here will it be important to preserve in one way or another? 
 In other words, how can St. Alban’s continue to provide you with a spiritual home?
2. Obedience – hearing and obeying God’s call to you to engage the Five Marks of Mission as individuals and as a faith community.
 How do you bring this era to a close in a way that honors what it has meant for each of you? 
 How are you opening your hearts to God’s missional call for you as a faith community and as individuals? 
 What kinds of discernment will enable you to distinguish God’s call from other noises around you?
3. Conversion of Life – allowing God to transform you through processes of internal and external change.
 What are the spiritual consequences of entering a new era in your life as a faith community? 
 What will you look for in a Rector that would help you address those consequences either as individuals or as groups? 
 In what ways can the wider Episcopal Church in Northern Indiana support you in meeting and adjusting to the consequences of this decision?

We will keep you updated on our progress, and look forward to talking with you soon.  John Lorenzen, St. Alban’s Search Committee Chair

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 lease of these brothers and sister of mine.”  Matthew 25:40.  Please make a special effort to bring a can or two of soup to church on February 3rd for this Souper collection. 

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 40.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cassie, Paul Barker, Toby Bleck, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie Camp, Bob Cowan, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Susie Foley, Denise Frede, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Bill and Maria Guthrie, Imhausen Family, Vicki Irvine, Mary Lansford, Art Longecore, Gene Pettibone, Holly Shepler, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Altalee Stellhorn, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart. 

For those unable to worship with us: John Diver, Sr.,   LuAnn Kleinschmidt, Frances Krauskopf, Tom Kurtz, Gene Pettibone, and Paul Wiseheart.

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

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