Announcements February 17

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

 

Today we welcome Bishop Doug Sparks.  Bishop Sparks will be the preacher and celebrant at both services today.  He will also confirm Ani Fazzaro, Claire Irvine, Andrea Pink, and Kenny White.  Amanda Fazzaro will be received, and AltaLee Stellhorn and Lewis “Smoky” Stellhorn will reaffirm their faith.  Please keep Ani, Claire, Andrea, Kenny, Amanda, AltaLee, and Smoky in your prayers.  A reception will be held after the 10:15 service.  A special offering will be taken for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, used to assist with emergency needs in and outside of our diocese.

CARRY-IN LUNCHEON on Sunday, Feb 24 after 10:15 service for Father Dan’s last day with St. Alban’s.  Don’t forget to sign the roster on the bulletin board if you plan to attend.

 

In January we received over $8,900 in donations but despite savings from a lower than expected gas bill and savings from prudently delaying other expenses our net income was still $700 below plan!

How much is your gas bill? St. Alban’s gas bill was still over $430! Remember to keep up with your donations because they help keep us all warm on these frigid winter days.  We also honor everyone’s dedication to St. Alban’s in giving their time and talent especially Barb Jackson for her 27 years of dedicated service leading the Altar Guild!  Thank you.  David Birchfield

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

 

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

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACOB FAZZARO THIS TUESDAY.  HIS NAME WAS OMITTED FROM THE BIRTHDAY LISTING.

 

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 90.

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, Carlen Trujillo, 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 February 10

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.  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

 

Bishop Doug Sparks Visit – February 17 

Bishop Sparks will be the preacher and celebrant at bothservices on February 17. He will also confirm Ani Fazzaro, Claire Irvine, Andrea Pink, and Kenny White. Amanda Fazzaro will be received, and AltaLeeStellhorn and Lewis “Smoky” Stellhorn will reaffirm their faith. Please keep Ani, Claire, Andrea, Kenny, Amanda, AltaLee, and Smoky in your prayers. A special offering will be taken on February 17 for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, used to assist with emergency needs in and outside of our diocese.

Youth Group meets today at noon.  

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 46.

 

 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Cassie, Paul Barker, Scott Bianchini, 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, Tim Hughes, 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.

Announcements January 27

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

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.