Announcements November 18

OPEN FORUMS FOR GRACE/SAINT ALBAN’S COLLABORATION.  Thank you for attending this Forum and being a part of questions and answer time. The second will be held at Grace today following their 9:30 a.m. service, which should begin around 10:45 a.m.  Missioner Terri Bays (Diocesan office), Sally Thomas (Grace’s Senior Warden) and Cindy Spice (Our Senior warden) will attend the forum to be able to answer as many questions as possible and to hear any suggestions that you may have. Let us all continue to pray for the collaboration and the future of both congregations.

ALTAR GUILD will meet today at 11:30 a.m. to decorate for Thanksgiving.

PRAISE & COMMUNION tonight at 5:30 p.m.

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

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet This Tuesday At 10:00 A.M.

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

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE – November 21 at 7:00 p.m .Thanksgiving is a way of life.  Through faith in Jesus Christ, we know our loving Father, and God’s gracious provision for all our needs. Join us as we gather for Thanksgiving Eve worship.

THANKSGIVING DAY AND FRIDAY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.

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

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.

THE THANKSGIVING LETTER has been sent out to members with an e-mail.  For anyone else there are extra letters and envelopes, on the table, in the narthex.

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)

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 63

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Tarena Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Jacqui Damerell, Tom Dereske, 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, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, 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.

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

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael

Announcements November 4

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 CONFIRMATION / REAFFIRMATION CLASS begins today at 9:15am.  If you would still like to be a part of the class please talk to Dan+.

 OPEN FORUMS FOR GRACE/SAINT ALBAN’S COLLABORATION

The first forum is today Sunday November 4th following the 10:15 a.m. service, which should begin around 11:30 a.m. Please prayerfully plan on attending at least one of these forums.  Missioner Terri Bays (Diocesan office), Sally Thomas (Grace’s Senior Warden) and Cindy Spice (Our Senior warden) will attend both forums to be able to answer as many questions as possible and to hear any suggestions that you may have. Let us all continue to pray for the collaboration and the future of both congregations.

PRAYER NIGHT tonight at 5:30 p.m.

YOUTH GROUP will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.

 WOMAN’S BIBLE GROUP will meet this Thursday at 2:00 – 4:00 at Marilyn Rafter’s home.

 THANKSGIVING MEALS.  Please note the turkey tags for Thanksgiving dinners are on the front doors.  Please help by taking one or two and returning them by Sunday November 11 with the item.  We will be providing dinners for six of our pantry clients.  Your help is much appreciated.

THANKSGIVING FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS.  Envelopes for Thanksgiving flowers and decorations will be in the pew card holders on the Sundays of November 4, 11. You may contribute any amount for these flowers. Please note whether you would like the flowers in thanksgiving for an important event in your life or in memory of a loved one. Envelopes must be received by November 16 to have information listed in the bulletin.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 61 .

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Jacqui Damerell, 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, Hindle family, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Art Longecore, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Tom Priest, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Phil Torbeck, Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, June Williams, Wesco family.

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael

Announcements October 28

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 YOUTH GROUP will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.

WOMAN’S BIBLE GROUP has been rescheduled and will meet this Wednesday at 2:00 – 4:00 at Marilyn Rafter’s home.

MEN’S NIGHT OUT will be this Thursday, November 1, 2018 at The Factory 5811 Coldwater Rd.  If you would like to attend please sign up list will be on bulletin board in narthex.

2018 DIOCESAN CONVENTION will be this Saturday, November 3rd at the Cathedral of St. James from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OPEN FORUMS FOR GRACE/SAINT ALBAN’S COLLABORATION

As stated in the letter sent out to the congregation. We are continuing our talks with Grace about a possible collaboration surrounding sharing a rector. We will have two open forum meetings, the first one here at Saint Alban’s on Sunday November 4th following the 10:15 a.m. service, which should begin around 11:30 a.m. The second will be held at Grace on November 18th following their 9:30 a.m. service, which should begin around 10:45 a.m. Please prayerfully plan on attending at least one of these forums.  Missioner Terri Bays (Diocesan office), Sally Thomas (Grace’s Senior Warden) and Cindy Spice (Our Senior warden) will attend both forums to be able to answer as many questions as possible and to hear any suggestions that you may have. Let us all continue to pray for the collaboration and the future of both congregations

PLEASE NOTE:  Food Bank will no longer be having Saturday hours due to lack of client participation.  Phillip and Joyce Meyer would like to thank everyone that has volunteered on Saturdays.  Food Bank will still be open every Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:30.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 64. 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Jacqui Damerell, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Hannah Eakin, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Marion Frid, Abby Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori Hibbard, Hindle family, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Art Longecore, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Tom Priest, Holly Shepler, Courtlynne Slowk, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, June Williams.

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

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael

Announcements October 14

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 PLAYGROUND BUILT!  A huge thank you to the many who helped build the playground last weekend.  It looks great!  The playground is open to any little children who would like to play.  Tell anyone you know who have little children that they are welcome to come and play.

YOUTH GROUP will meet today at 12:00 noon.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet this Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

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

NEWSLETTER deadline is this Thursday. 

STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP will meet this Thursday at 7:00 at the home of Jack Rademaker.

FOOD BANK will be open this Saturday from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 82.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Jasney Combs, Bob Cowan, Jacqui Damerell, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Glen & Carolyn Grate, Cassie Grosjean, Deloris Haines, Lori Hibbard, Hindle family, Scott Jessup, Shirley Johnson, Tim and Patty Ker;in, Mary Lansford, Art Longecore, Kisandra Lowery, Phil Mayer Sr., Alicia McLimans, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Tom Priest, Larry Sanxter, Larry Shaw, Holly Shepler, Courtlynne Slowk, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, AltaLee Stellhorn, Sandra Svensen,  Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Judy Wall.

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

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

Announcements 10/7

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 MUSIC MEETING today after church.  Any and all interested in singing in the choir or offering any of their musical talents is more than welcome to attend.  We will meet in the sanctuary.

PRAYER WALK Sunday October 7th at 5:30 pm.  For Prayer Night this month we will have a prayer walk at Shoaff Park.  Anyone can join us.  We will meet at Shoaff Park at the picnic tables near the playground and splash park.  Please join us!

 THE LUNCH BUNCH will go to the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana on Tuesday, October 9th for lunch.  Please see the poster on the bulletin board in the narthex to sign up.  We will carpool from the church at 11:30 a.m..

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

CHARIS HOUSE.  Female volunteers needed to work the front desk for the Rescue Mission’s women and children’s ministry.  Mondays from 8:30 am – 11:30 am 1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 8:30 am – 11:30 am Thursdays from 8:30 am – 10 am.  These positions can be on a rotating basis depending on availability.   Please contact Erin for an interview:  erin@therescuemission.net.

 ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 91.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Dick Camp, Bob Cowan, Jasney Combs, Jacqui Damerell, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Glen & Carolyn Grate, Cassie Grosjean, Lori Hibbard, Hindle family, Scott Jessup, Shirley Johnson, Mary Lansford, Art Longecore, Kisandra Lowery, Phil Mayer Sr., Alicia McLimans, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Tom Priest, Larry Sanxter, Larry Shaw, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, AltaLee Stellhorn, Sandra Svensen,  Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Judy Wall.

 

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

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

Announcements September 30

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 ENDOWMENT MEETING will be this Monday at 6:00 p.m.

FALL CLERGY RETREAT:   Dan+ will be out of the office on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  There will be no Eucharist on Wednesday.

 WORSHIP MEETING will be this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

 MEN’S NIGHT OUT will be on October 4, 2018 at 6:30 at The Lucky Moose, 622 E. DuPont Road. The sign up list will be on the bulletin board in the narthex.

 COME BUILD OUR PLAYGROUND.  On Saturday October 6th we will begin to build our playground. We are looking for people that are willing to help out in any way that they are able. We are meeting at the church at 8:00 a.m. and this process will take most of the day. We will be providing a small breakfast and lunch.  Come and help even if you aren’t able to lift or use a hammer, we will have other things that you would be able to help out with. Bring your own tools since we are extremely low on those types of things here at the church.  We will need things like hammers, power tools, levels and such.  If you have a wheel barrel or dolly we could use a couple of those as well.  There is a signup sheet in the narthex so that we know how many people to provide food for, please mark on the sheet if you aren’t available for the whole day.  See Cindy Spice if you have any questions about this event. Thank you in advance for your help.

 YOUTH FALL OVERNIGHT this Friday.  

 MUSIC MEETING ON Sunday after church October 7th.  Any and all interested in singing in the choir or offering any of their musical talents is more than welcome to attend.  We will meet in the sanctuary.

 ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 74.

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Dick Camp, Bob Cowan, Jacqui Damerell, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Marion Frid, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Glen & Carolyn Grate, Deloris Haines, Lori Hibbard, Hindle family, Scott Jessup, Shirley Johnson, Mary Lansford, Kisandra Lowery, Phil Mayer Sr., Alicia McLimans, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Tom Priest, Larry Sanxter, Larry Shaw, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, AltaLee Stellhorn, Sandra Svensen,  Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Judy Wall.

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

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

  

 

 

 

 

Announcements September 23

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We want to thank Marilyn Rafter for opening her home and hosting a wiener roast/chili cook-off.  Congratulations to Jay for the award for best chili.  It was nice weather and a good time was had by all.   

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

RESCUE MISSION will meet this Thursday at 4:30.

NEWSLETTER assembly will be this Friday.

COME BUILD OUR PLAYGROUND.  On Saturday October 6th we will begin to build our playground. We are looking for people that are willing to help out in any way that they are able. We are meeting at the church at 8:00 a.m. and this process will take most of the day. We will be providing a small breakfast and lunch.  Come and help even if you aren’t able to lift or use a hammer, we will have other things that you would be able to help out with. Bring your own tools since we are extremely low on those types of things here at the church.  We will need things like hammers, power tools, levels and such.  If you have a wheel barrel or dolly we could use a couple of those as well.  There is a signup sheet in the narthex so that we know how many people to provide food for, please mark on the sheet if you aren’t available for the whole day.  See Cindy Spice if you have any questions about this event. Thank you in advance for your help.

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 76.

New mailing address for Josh and Randi Miller

533 E Horton St

Bluffton, IN 46714

  REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Dick Camp, Bob Cowan, Jacqui Damerell, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Mary Ellen Evard, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Marion Frid, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Glen & Carolyn Grate, Deloris Haines, Lori Hibbard, Hindle family, Scott Jessup, Shirley Johnson, Mary Lansford, Kisandra Lowery, Phil Mayer Sr., Alicia McLimans, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Michelle Nolan, Tom Priest, Larry Sanxter, Larry Shaw, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, AltaLee Stellhorn, Sandra Svensen,  Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Judy Wall.

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

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