Announcements January 20

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today is our Annual meeting. To celebrate and mark this important event in the life of Saint Alban’s, Bishop Sparks will be here.  Like all annual meetings we will elect wardens, vestry members, and convention delegates. 

This will also be a special annual meeting as it will be the last Dan+ leads.  He will worship with us at 9 am with a special liturgy.  The Bishop, wardens and Dan+ all decided that this would be a great opportunity to clearly mark a transition in our life and ministry together.  It will be a time to give thanks for the many gifts received, and a time to joyfully look to the future God has in mind.  So please do not miss this important day with worship at 9 am with brunch and Annual meeting to follow at 10 am. 

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 44.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cassie, Paul Barker, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie Camp, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Susie Foley, Denise Frede, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Bill and Maria Guthrie, Vicki Irvine, Art Longecore, Gene Pettibone, 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.

Announcements January 6

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

TODAY IS THE EPIPHANY.  Following the service we will take down the greens followed by dinner.  

 

ANNUAL MEETING On Sunday January 20th with worship at 9 am, brunch and Annual meeting to follow at 10 am.

 

Our dear brother Ed Brackmann died peacefully Thursday morning.  Funeral will be Tuesday, January 8 at 11 a.m. here at church.  Visitation will be 1 hour before funeral.  Viewing will be on Monday evening 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Saint Alban’s.  

 

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CLEARED A NUMBER OF NAMES OFF THE PRAYER LIST.  IF YOU WANT TO ADD A NAME PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW.  

 

Don’t forget, If you have not submit your article(s) for the Annual meeting please do this week.  Thank you for the articles already submitted.  

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE.  The nominating Committee consists of Pat Stath, Josh Miller, Phil Mayer, Elaine Fazzaro, and Barb Jackson.  They will be putting together a list of Vestry and Diocesan convention delegate nominations.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF ENVELOPES TO BE PICK UP FOR THIS 2019 YEAR OF GIVING.  

 

ALTAR FLOWER AND SANCTUARY CANDLE CHARTS FOR 2019 is posted in the narthex.  Special envelopes are found beneath the charts.  Please include on the chart in the narthex the information you would like listed in the bulletin.  More than one family may sign for the same Sunday.  Make your check payable to St. Alban‘s and place it in the offering plate.  Cost of flowers is $35.00.  Cost of sanctuary candles is $5.00.  Further, if you would like to simply give to the flower fund and not designate any Sunday then please do so.  It would help buy flowers on open Sundays.

 

NEW ADDRESS FOR FRANCES KRAUSKOPF

1832 Litle Road

Parma, MI  49269-9506

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 64.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cassie, Paul Barker, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie Camp, Dick Donnelly, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Denise Frede, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Fred Grams, Vicki Irvine, Art Longecore, Joshua Mahon, Gene Pettibone, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Altalee Stellhorn, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

Announcements December 30th

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED, JANUARY 1 ST .
Please e-mail your annual reports to the office by Friday, January 5.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE. The nominating Committee consists of Pat Stath, Josh
Miller, Phil Mayer, Elaine Fazzaro, and Barb Jackson. They will be putting together a
list of Vestry and Diocesan convention delegate nominations.
Men's Night Out will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. It will be at
Hideout 125 located at 10350 Coldwater Road. A sign up list will be on bulletin
board in narthex.

HEARTS AND HANDS have a wonderful ministry. They sew blankets and hats
for babies in the NICU. In 2017 they donated 599 items and through the end of
September this year they have made and donated 313 items. Now they are in
need of funds to continue doing the lords work through this wonderful outreach
program. Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions,
please contact Judith Palmer or Marilyn McClure. Thank you, Phillip Mayer.

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR 2019 ENVELOPES
WHICH ARE ON THE TABLE. THEY ARE IN ALPHABETICAL SEQUENCE.

ALTAR FLOWER AND SANCTUARY CANDLE CHARTS FOR 2019 is posted in
the narthex. Special envelopes are found beneath the charts. Please include on
the chart in the narthex the information you would like listed in the bulletin. More
than one family may sign for the same Sunday. Make your check payable to St.
Alban‘s and place it in the offering plate. Cost of flowers is $35.00. Cost of
sanctuary candles is $5.00. Further, if you would like to simply give to the
flower fund and not designate any Sunday then please do so. It would help buy
flowers on open Sundays.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 61,

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Brett Bair, Cassie, Cheryl Banks, Paul
Barker, Tarena Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie Camp, Bob Cowan, Tom
Dereske, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley,
Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori
Hibbard, George Imhausen, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Kisandra
Lowery, Art Longecore, Joshua Mahon, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom
Priest, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Altalee Steelhorn, Bill
Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Wesco Family, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

Announcements December 16

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

YOUTH PLAY:  Our annual Youth Play is tonight, Sunday December 16th at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s play is called “Humbug” It is filled with funny characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious.  We will start off the evening once again with dinner. This year the youth will be serving homemade beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans accompanied with a dinner roll and of course lots of delicious desserts. Then sit back and relax for a fun filled show with our very talented youth. You can still purchase tickets today at the door.  Prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 4-10, with 3 and under free.  If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please contact Cindy Spice (348-7061)

 

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH INVITES YOU TO HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER. Beginning Wednesday evening, December 5th, Grace Episcopal Church will again have its weekly Advent Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer is a form of traditional Vespers developed in 1986 at Holden Village in Chelsea, Washington.  This beautiful setting, by Marty Haugen, is easily sung by the congregation, includes scripture readings and prayers, and the service lasts about ½ hour.  Holden Evening Prayer has been an integral part of Grace’s Lenten and Advent seasons for many years. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, December 19th.  This is the perfect way to prepare your hearts and minds for Christmas. If you plan on going to the soup dinner before then they need to know ahead of time to assure they have enough.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Cindy Spice.

 

PAGEANT PRACTICE AFTER CHURCH TODAY! If you are in the pageant please stay after church today.  THE PAGEANT WILL BE PERFORMED AT THE 4PM CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE.

DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR CROSS & SWORD ARTICLES IN NO LATER THAN THURSDAY DECEMBER 20th.  THANK YOU.

ALTAR GUILD will meet Saturday, December 22nd for cleaning for Christmas. 

CARE CONNECTION COMMISSION – Please consider sending a Christmas card to those who are unable to be at church with us; who are living in a nursing home or unable to leave their homes.  There is a list with names and addresses in an envelope on the bulletin board. 

HEARTS AND HANDS have a wonderful ministry.  They sew blankets and hats for babies in the NICU.  In 2017 they donated 599 items and through the end of September this year they have made and donated 313 items.  Now they are in need of funds to continue doing the lords work through this wonderful outreach program.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, please contact Judith Palmer or Marilyn McClure.  Thank you, Phillip Mayer.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion and Pageant  4:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion – 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Day – 9:00 a.m.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 67.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Brett Bair, Cassie, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Tarena Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Tom Dereske, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori Hibbard, George Imhausen, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Kisandra Lowery, Art Longecore, Don Millward, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom Priest, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Altalee Steelhorn, Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Wesco Family, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

Announcements December 9

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IN SEARCH OF A SEARCH COMMITTEE. Although the announcement of Father Dan
leaving all of us is still new and raw our congregation needs to pull together and lead
Saint Alban’s forward. We need to form a search committee of approximately 8-10
individuals to assist in our effort to call a new priest for the Saint Alban’s/Grace
Collaboration. If you are interested in helping out with this particular ministry please
contact Cindy Spice at either cis6421@comcast.net or 260-348-7061.
Everyone is invited to an open house at the home of Marilyn McClure on Tuesday
December 11 from 1-4. At a time when most of us are feeling overwhelmed with our
busy lives, and considerable stress ,come and enjoy some time of fellowship with your
Church Family.  Nothing to do, just come, no agenda. Any Questions please call
Marilyn 492-1724 or Anita 449-9682. See you on the 11th.

OUTREACH MEETING this Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR JANUARY NEWSLETTER IS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20.
PLEASE HAVE ALL ARTICLE(s) IN TO OFFICE BY THEN. THANK YOU.
BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP this Thursday at the home of Jack Rademaker
at 7:00 p.m.
YOUTH GROUP PLAY PRACTICE will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Dec 9.
Group will meet at noon Sunday, December 16.
YOUTH PLAY: Mark your calendars now for our annual Youth Play on Sunday
December 16th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s play is called “Humbug” It is filled with funny
characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious. We will start off the
evening once again with dinner. This year the youth will be serving homemade beef &
noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans accompanied with a dinner roll and of course lots
of delicious desserts. Then sit back and relax for a fun filled show with our very talented
youth. Tickets will be sold every Sunday up to and including the day of the show. We will
sell after the 8:00 services and before and after the 10:15 services. Prices are $10.00 for
adults, $5.00 for ages 4-10, with 3 and under free. If you have any questions or would
like to help in any way please contact Cindy Spice (348-7061).
CALLING ALL CHILDREN! Christmas will be here before we know it and it's time
to start preparing for the annual ST. ALBAN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT held on
Christmas Eve. If your children are interested in being a part of this wonderful pageant,
please plan on joining us on the practice dates listed below. The pageant practices will
be as follows: December 9th, December 16 th , and December 23 rd . All practices will
be held immediately following the 10:15 service and will last approximately 30 minutes. Pageant will be held at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve service. If there are any
questions, please contact Megan Spice-Frede at 260.515.1888. Thank you.
Beginning Wednesday evening, December 5th, Grace Episcopal Church will again
have its weekly Advent Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by Holden Evening Prayer
at 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer is a form of traditional Vespers developed in 1986 at
Holden Village in Chelsea, Washington. This beautiful setting, by Marty Haugen, is easily
sung by the congregation, includes scripture readings and prayers, and the service lasts
about ½ hour. Holden Evening Prayer has been an integral part of Grace’s Lenten and
Advent seasons for many years. We hope you will join us on Wednesdays, 12th, and 19th.
This is the perfect way to pre-pare your hearts and minds for Christmas.
CARE CONNECTION COMMISSION – Please consider sending a Christmas card to those
who are unable to be at church with us; who are living in a nursing home or unable to leave their homes. There is a list with names and addresses in an envelope on the bulletin board.
ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 73.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Brett Bair, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Tarena
Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie Camp, Bob Cowan, Tom Dereske, Rachel Diver,
Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise
Frede, Marion Frid, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori Hibbard,
George Imhausen, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Kisandra Lowery, Art
Longecore, Jim Morris, Don Millward, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom Priest, Holly
Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Altalee Steelhorn, Bill Townsend, Carlen
Trujillo, Wesco Family, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.
For those unable to worship with us: Ed Brackmann, John Diver, Sr., LuAnn
Kleinschmidt, Frances Krauskopf, Tom Kurtz, Gene Pettibone, and Paul Wiseheart.
Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

Announcements December 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ADVENT BEGINS TODAY Advent helps us prepare to receive the promised Christ child.  Christ comes at his lowly birth in history, his continual wonderful coming to us in his Word and Sacrament, and his triumphal coming again in the future.  

PRAYER NIGHT we will have a simple prayer service at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

YOUTH PLAY:  Mark your calendars now for our annual Youth Play on Sunday December 16th at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s play is called “Humbug” It is filled with funny characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious. We will start off the evening once again with dinner.  This year the youth will be serving homemade beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans accompanied with a dinner roll and of course lots of delicious desserts. Then sit back and relax for a fun filled show with our very talented youth.  Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 18th, and will be sold every Sunday up to and including the day of the show. We will sell after the 8:00 services and before and after the 10:15 services. Prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 4-10, with 3 and under free.  If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please contact Cindy Spice (348-7061)

YOUTH GROUP PLAY PRACTICE will meet at 6:30 p.m. today, December 2 and Sunday, Dec 9.  Will meet at noon December 16.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH INVITES YOU TO HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER. Beginning Wednesday evening, December 5th, Grace Episcopal Church will again have its weekly Advent Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer is a form of traditional Vespers developed in 1986 at Holden Village in Chelsea, Washington.  This beautiful setting, by Marty Haugen, is easily sung by the congregation, includes scripture readings and prayers, and the service lasts about ½ hour. Holden Evening Prayer has been an integral part of Grace’s Lenten and Advent seasons for many years. We hope you will join us on Wednesdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th. This is the perfect way to prepare your hearts and minds for Christmas.  If you plan on going to the soup dinner before then they need to know ahead of time to assure they have enough. Let me know if you have any questions. Cindy Spice.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP will meet this Thursday at 2:00 -4:00 at the home of Marilyn Rafter.

MEN’S NIGHT OUT will be at The Han Dynasty, 6401 W. Jefferson on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 PM.  The sign up list will be on the bulletin board in the narthex.

A QUIET DAY.  A quiet day for Advent will be here at the church on Saturday December 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  You can come and go as you please.  There will be a reflection at the beginning of every hour, and suggestions on how to spend your quiet time will be given.  A light supper will be provided at 5:00 pm, so please sign the sign-up sheet if you plan to attend.

CHRISTMAS FAMILIES  “Adopt-A-Family” Christmas Program

It’s that time of year when we sponsor and help two families have a good Christmas.  The Daughters will be heading up this project beginning today, Sunday, November 18th.  A Christmas “giving” tree will be in the narthex and filled with ornaments that have gift requests on the back.  Daughters will be nearby at a table to register the ornament you choose. We have been given two families from the Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.  One family has a father and mother (both age 34), girl (age 17), boy (age 4) and girl (age 2 months). The other family has a mother (age 21), adult female (age 45), boy (age 2) and girl (age 1).  Food and miscellaneous items are also furnished, along with a $50.00 gift card to be used for meat, potatoes, bread, and perishables. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Daughters of the King at St. Alban’s Rose of Sharon Chapter

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 67, Thanksgiving attendance was 20.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Brett Bair, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Tarena Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Tom Dereske, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Hannah Eakin, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Marion Frid, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori Hibbard, George Imhausen, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Kisandra Lowery, Art Longecore, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom Priest, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Wesco Family, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

Announcements November 25

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ALTAR GUILD will meet today at 11:30 a.m.

YOUTH PLAY PRACTICE will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.

RESCUE MISSION will meet this Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS FAMILIES  “Adopt-A-Family” Christmas Program

It’s that time of year when we sponsor and help two families have a good Christmas.  The Daughters will be heading up this project beginning today, Sunday, November 18th.  A Christmas “giving” tree will be in the narthex and filled with ornaments that have gift requests on the back.  Daughters will be nearby at a table to register the ornament you choose.  We have been given two families from the Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.  One family has a father and mother (both age 34), girl (age 17), boy (age 4) and girl (age 2 months).  The other family has a mother (age 21), adult female (age 45), boy (age 2) and girl (age 1).  Food and miscellaneous items are also furnished, along with a $50.00 gift card to be used for meat, potatoes, bread, and perishables.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  Daughters of the King at St. Alban’s Rose of Sharon Chapter

YOUTH PLAY:  Mark your calendars now for our annual Youth Play on Sunday December 16th at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s play is called “Humbug” It is filled with funny characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious. We will start off the evening once again with dinner. This year the youth will be serving homemade beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans accompanied with a dinner roll and of course lots of delicious desserts. Then sit back and relax for a fun filled show with our very talented youth. Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 18th, and will be sold every Sunday up to and including the day of the show.  We will sell after the 8:00 services and before and after the 10:15 services.  Prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 4-10, with 3 and under free.  If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please contact Cindy Spice (348-7061)

CHURCH MEMBER DIRECTORIES have been sent to everyone with an e-mail.  There are extra copies on the table in the narthex.  Please note one change:  Mary Lansford’s phone has changed to 260-414-7919.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 68.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Brett Bair, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Tarena Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Tom Dereske, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Hannah Eakin, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Marion Frid, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori Hibbard, George Imhausen, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Kisandra Lowery, Art Longecore, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom Priest, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Wesco Family, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.

For those unable to worship with us:  Ed Brackmann, John Diver, Sr.

LuAnn Kleinschmidt, Frances Krauskopf, Tom Kurtz, Gene Pettibone, and Paul Wiseheart.

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael