Announcements September 10

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 HELP THOSE IN NEED FROM HURRICANE HARVEY.  We have all seen the destruction down in Houston.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to them, and prayer is the most important thing.  If you would also like to help financially then I suggest two ways.  First, donate to Episcopal Relief and Development, our own national church disaster response organization at http://www.episcopalrelief.org/.  Second, there are also many reputable disaster response organizations like American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity, our own Episcopal Relief and Development, and many more that can be found at https://www.nvoad.org/

USHERS MEETING today at 9:15 A.M.

Responsibilities of the ushers include greeting, handing out service leaflets, putting up the flags, ringing the bell, taking up the offering, and tidying up the pews after the service.  New ushers are always welcome.  All ushers are asked to attend this annual meeting.

 WE WELCOME BACK OUR CHOIR TODAY!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is back in session today.  Those attending class should meet in the Narthex each Sunday by 10:10 a.m. and youth will proceed in with the beginning procession of the service, return to the Narthex, and then continue on to Sunday school.

 YOUTH GROUP will begin today and be held every 2nd Sunday after church at noon with lunch provided, and every 4th Sunday of the month at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The group is open to all youth between 6 and 12 grades.  We are very excited about our upcoming events and are looking forward to welcoming several new faces this year.  If you have any questions about our group or any activities that we have planned please see Cindy Spice or Father Dan.

 LUNCH BUNCH will be going to the Quiet Corner Tea & Coffee   Room northeast of Churubusco this Tuesday, September 12th.  Lunch is scheduled for 12:30 PM.  If you would like a ride, the carpool will leave at 11:30 AM from the church.  A flyer is located on the bulletin board in the narthex for you to sign up and indicate your preference.  It is a nice, relaxed setting in the woods.  Please come and enjoy with us!

 FINANCE AND PROPERTY will meet this Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

CHOIR PRACTICE will meet this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

YOUTH FUNDRAISER FOR LONDON:  We are partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising to help our youth fund their pilgrimage to London next summer. Yankee Candle is the world’s #1 candle brand and they offer a wide range of premium candles, fragrances and décor items at a very wide range of prices. But the most important thing to know is that 40% of every sale goes to us!

Yankee Candle Fundraising offers two ways to shop- catalog and online. And we are asking you to help us achieve our goal. Yankee Candle products are perfect for anniversaries, hostess gifts, housewarmings, birthdays and many more occasions.

Catalog Shopping will be available after the 8:00 a.m. and before and after the 10:15 a.m. services every Sunday in September. We will have catalogs for you to see to help you chose the items that you need. All orders will be delivered by the first week in November.   Online Shopping is available at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. You would just enter our group number 999970675 in the start shopping box. Then shop for catalog items and online exclusives. All online orders are subject to shipping charges and shipped directly to your house 2-4 weeks from the date of your order. Online shipping is available until December 31st. Perfect for all your holiday stocking stuffers.  If you have any questions about this fundraiser or our pilgrimage to London don’t hesitate to talk with Father Dan or Cindy Spice.  Thank you for all you do for our youth here at Saint Alban’s.

Attendance for last Sunday was 68.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Bruce Aulick, Peggy Brandes, Bonnie Camp, Mary Ann Clemmer, Violita Combs, Christina Connelly, James Connelly, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Carolyn DuClos, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Carolyn Grate, Jim and Becky Imhausen, George Imhausen. Shirley Johnson, Tim & Patty Kerlin, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Carl Michael, Norma Michael, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Tony and Carlen Trujillo, John and Sandra Svendsen, Marianne Sumners, Carol Sumney, Bill and Carolyn Townsend.

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

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 ALL WORSHIP MINISTRIES MEETING: All Ushers, LEMs, Servers, Crucifers and Lectors for both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. service are asked to attend this Worship Meeting today at 11:30 a.m. Please prayerfully consider attending this meeting. Our Sunday Services are the most important events in the life of our church. As leaders of our worship, everyone needs to know the part they serve in the sanctuary and beyond.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE GROUP will meet this week at 10:30.  Holy Eucharist will follow at noon.

 THANK YOU to everyone that has signed up for coffee hour.  Still need volunteers.

RESCUE MISSION is this Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

SAFE GUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN CLASS will be on Sunday, August 27 at noon. If you have been contacted to attend this then please do so. It is very important we make keeping our children safe a big priority.

 THE 2017-2018 SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR will begin on Sunday, September 10.

All youth in grades kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome to attend class each week at 10:15.

Sunday school classes will be held in 2 classrooms divided by age groups.  Kindergarten-4th grade will be held in the Atrium and 5th-8th grade will be held in the classroom across from the office next to the youth group room.  The first Sunday of each month, chapel will be held in lieu of classroom time.  All Sunday school students will attend chapel. Chapel is located in the Atrium.

Those attending class should meet in the Narthex each Sunday by 10:10 a.m. and youth will proceed in with the beginning procession of the service, return to the Narthex and then continue on to Sunday school.

Teachers for Sunday school will be as follows: Kindergarten – 4th grades:  Christina Connelly, Melissa Townsend, and Janine Steinbrunner

 5th – 8th grades:  John Lorenzen, Erin Layden, and Vicki Irvine

Chapel: John Lorenzen.

If there are any questions, please text or call Janine Steinbrunner at 797-7598.

Attendance for last Sunday was 74.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Peggy Brandes, Mary Ann Clemmer, Christina Connelly, James Connelly, John Diver, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly  Carolyn DuClos, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Michael Fulk, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Jim and Becky Imhausen, George Imhausen. Shirley Johnson, Tim & Patty Kerlin, Tom Kurtz, Deb McMahan and Bruce Aulick, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, John and Sandra Svendsen, Carol Sumney, Bill and Carolyn Townsend, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Announcements August 6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 WE WELCOME The Rev. Betty Frolick as our celebrant and preacher today and pray for God’s blessing upon her proclamation of the Word and administering of the Sacrament. We also want to thank her for presiding over last week’s services.

FATHER LAYDEN IS ON VACATION UNTIL AUGUST 12.  Reverend Betty Frolick will Celebrate and preach today.    If you have a pastoral emergency please contact Debbie in the office at 485-8022 or Senior Warden Cindy Spice at 348-7061 and they will contact Reverend Betty or Father Tom Adamson.

 YOUTH CHOIR will meet today at 11:30 a.m.

 OIW Committee will meet today at 12:00 noon.

 THE LUNCH BUNCH will meet this Tuesday, August 8th at Downtown Hall’s on the deck at 11:00 a.m…  Farmer’s market on Barr Street is an added attraction.  Please sign the poster in the narthex.  If you need a ride or need to cancel your reservation, contact Anita at 449-9682.

 SAFE GUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN CLASS will be on Sunday, August 27 at noon.  If you have been contacted to attend this then please do so.  It is very important we make keeping our children safe a big priority.

ALL WORSHIP MINISTRIES MEETING:  All Ushers, LEMs, Servers, Crucifers and Lectors for both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. service are asked to attend this Worship Meeting on August 20 at 11:30 a.m.  Please prayerfully consider attending this meeting.  Our Sunday Services are the most important events in the life of our church.  As leaders of our worship, everyone needs to know the part they serve in the sanctuary and beyond.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  There is a sign-up sheet for each Sunday, until the end of the year, on the bulletin board in the narthex.  We need two people for each Sunday.  Please sign your name next to the Sunday you want.

 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS all have been sent out as of this week.  If you have not received it yet, please let the office know.  Thank you.

 Thank you to everyone that has signed up for coffee hour. We need volunteers for the rest of the month of August. 

 Attendance for last Sunday was 65.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Clara, Melissa, Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Peggy Brandes, Mary Ann Clemmer, Christina Connelly, John Diver, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly  Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, Shirley Johnson, Tim & Patty Kerlin, Tom Kurtz, Deb McMahan and Bruce Aulick, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Bill and Carolyn Townsend, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Announcements July 16

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 VESTRY will meet this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

 A NOTE FROM GEORGE SHAMP.  To my friends at St. Alban’s thank you so much for your prayers and generous donations.  The children of the orphanage at Honduras will be blessed with hours of enjoyment from the soccer and basketballs.  God’s blessing to you all.  George.

 CAMP NEW HAPPENINGS…  From Sunday afternoon July 23 until Saturday July 29th, Father Layden will be the chaplain at Camp New happenings.  Camp New Happenings is a special camp sponsored by the Diocese for younger children who have one or more parent who has been incarcerated.  The children come from all over Northern Indiana.  The goal is to spread the love of God and offer a camping experience to children who otherwise face many obstacles in life.

FATHER LAYDEN WILL BE ON VACATION FROM JULY 30 TO AUGUST 12.  Reverend Betty Frolick will Celebrate and preach on Sunday July 30th and August 6th.  If you have a pastoral emergency please contact Debbie in the office at 485-8022 or Senior warden Cindy Spice at 348-7061 and they will contact Reverend Betty or Father Tom Adamson.

DONATIONS TO TREASURE HOUSE:  when you donate tell them you are from St. Alban’s Church.  The church will be given a voucher based on a percentage of donations given which will be sent out quarterly.  Treasure House is a ministry of the rescue mission and is located on Coldwater Road next Walmart.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is this Thursday.  Don’t forget to submit your article for August newsletter.

 Coffee hour volunteer(s) needed for Sunday, July 30.

 Open dates for the Sanctuary Candle are:  July 23 and July 30.

Open dates for the Altar Flowers are: July 23 and July 30.

Attendance for last Sunday was 82.

 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Clara, Melissa, Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Peggy Brandes, Mary Ann Clemmer, Christina Connelly, John Diver, Dick Donnelly  Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, Shirley Johnson, Tim & Patty Kerlin, Tom Kurtz, Deb McMahan and Bruce Aulick, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Paul Wiseheart.

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

Announcements July 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 FOURTH OF JULY this Monday and Tuesday the office will be closed and reopen on Wednesday.  Have a safe and fun holiday.

YOUTH CHOIR will practice today at 11:30.

OIW committee will meet today at 12:00.

EVENING PRAYER will be today at 5:30 p.m.

WARDEN’S meeting this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

MEN’S NIGHT OUT will meet this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Location TBD.

PRAY FOR GEORGE SHAMP AND HONDURAS MISSION TRIP.  On Wednesday June 28th George Shamp will join Michael Marcks, Byron Evans, Deborah Mendenhall, Star Thompson, Alice Taylor, Tim Skimina and Bob Cantor from the Diocese on a Mission Trip to Honduras. George and the others will be working with the people of San Jose de la Montana in San Pedro Sula.  Pray for safety and God’s guidance and love.

To my friends at St. Alban’s thank you so much for your prayers and generous donations.  The children of the orphanage at Honduras will be blessed with hours of enjoyment from the soccer and basketballs.  God’s blessing to you all.  George.

OUTREACH MEETING on Wednesday, July 12.

CAMP NEW HAPPENINGS…  From Sunday afternoon July 23 until Saturday July 29th, Father Layden will be the chaplain at Camp New happenings.  Camp New Happenings is a special camp sponsored by the Diocese for younger children who have one or more parent who has been incarcerated.  The children come from all over Northern Indiana.  The goal is to spread the love of God and offer a camping experience to children who otherwise face many obstacles in life.

DONATIONS TO TREASURE HOUSE:  tell them you are from St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.  .  The church will be given a voucher based on a percentage of donations given which will be sent out quarterly.  Treasure House is a ministry of the rescue mission and is located on Coldwater Road next Walmart.

Attendance for last Sunday was 70.

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER Clara, Melissa, Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Peggy Brandes, Christy Carr, Mary Ann Clemmer, Andrew Davis, John Diver, Dick Donnelly  Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, John Heim, Tim & Patty Kerlin, Tom Kurtz, Art Longecore, Deb McMahan and Bruce Aulick, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Carolyn Townsend, Paul Wiseheart.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements June 25

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ST. ALBAN. 

Saint Alban’s feast day is June 22nd on the Church calendar.  Alban is considered the first martyr in England.  His sacrifice for a traveling priest under persecution is legendary.  Let us join together as a family in the name of Christ and our patron Saint Alban.

 SENIOR HIGH MISSION WEEK starts today through Saturday.  Please keep the youth of the Diocese in your prayers as they perform work projects on the Western side of the Diocese.  Please especially pray for Cindy Spice and Father Dan as they help chaperone the week.

 PRAY FOR GEORGE SHAMP AND HONDURAS MISSION TRIP.  On Wednesday June 28th George Shamp will join Michael Marcks, Byron Evans, Deborah Mendenhall, Star Thompson, Alice Taylor, Tim Skimina and Bob Cantor from the Diocese on a Mission Trip to Honduras. George and the others will be working with the people of San Jose de la Montana in San Pedro Sula.  Pray for safety and God’s guidance and love.

CHURCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES Are available in the narthex.  Also available are regular directories with everyone’s information we have.

AN APOLOGY goes out to Marilyn McClure for an omission in last Sunday’s bulletin.  Marilyn requested the Altar Flowers be given for a special thanksgiving and remembrance.  The Bulletin should have included a prayer “to the glory of God in thanksgiving for Marilyn McClure’s birthday and her son Glenn’s birthday and in memory of her father Theodore Reeck. 

Attendance for last Sunday was 77.

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER Clara, Melissa, Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Peggy Brandes, Christy Carr, Mary Ann Clemmer, Andrew Davis, John Diver, Dick Donnelly  Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, John Heim, Tim & Patty Kerlin, Tom Kurtz, Art Longecore, Deb McMahan and Bruce Aulick, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Carolyn Townsend, Paul Wiseheart.

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

 

Announcements June 18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 TODAY WE CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY.  There will be a pancake brunch today at 11:30.

 DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet this Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

VESTRY MEETING this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

 RESCUE MISSION volunteering is this Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

ST ALBAN’S SUNDAY on Sunday June 25, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Alban.  Please come and join us as we celebrate our patron saint.  Saint Alban’s feast day is June 22nd on the Church calendar.  We will have the 10:15 service in the parish hall and then afterwards have a cookout outside.  If you can help any way plea        please contact Mary Ann Krocker at 750-2265.

 HEART AND HANDS TAKING A FEW WEEKS OFF-June 2nd, was their last sewing day until August.  Thanks to all who have given so much of their time! Hope to see you in August.

CHURCH PICTORAL DIRECTORIES Are available in the narthex.  Also available are regular directories with everyone’s information we have.

PRAY FOR GEORGE SHAMP AND HONDURAS MISSION TRIP.  On Wednesday June 28th George Shamp will join Michael Marcks, Byron Evans, Deborah Mendenhall, Star Thompson, Alice Taylor, Tim Skimina and Bob Cantor from the Diocese on a Mission Trip to Honduras. George and the others will be working with the people of San Jose de la Montana in San Pedro Sula.  Pray for safety and God’s guidance and love.

Attendance for last Sunday was 73.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Clara, Melissa, Laurel Adams, Carolyn Anthony, Peggy Brandes, Christy Carr, Mary Ann Clemmer, Andrew Davis, John Diver, Dick Donnelly  Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, John Heim, Tom Kurtz, Art Longecore, Deb McMahan and Bruce Aulick, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Carol Postel, Doris Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Carolyn Townsend, Paul Wiseheart.

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