Thursday, October 23, 2014

St. Alban's Latino/Hispanic Mission

Worked with Ivania leaning the liturgy in Spanish today. Soon...
Todas las alabanzas a ti, mi Dios, esta noche, ...


Canterbury Eucharist - October 30


Canterbury@ULM is hosting an outdoor Holy Communion in Bayou Park (number 8 on this map) on the ULM campus, Thursday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m.All are welcome!

Thanks to The Episcopal Servant Community of Northeast Louisiana Blog for this info. 

Halloween Front Porch Party!


Join us this Halloween, Friday, October 31 at dusk on the front porch of the church to hand out treats to neighborhood trick-or-treaters, have hotdogs and generally have a good time. Hope to see you there!

Not Very

The Dean, that is, Clergy-person appointed by the Bishop to be in charge of a convocation is given the title, “The Very Reverend.” At our recent convention, Father Whit’s term as Dean of the Monroe Convocation expired and Father Thomas Nsubuga of St. Luke’s in Grambling was named the new Dean. You will notice that Father Whit’s title is now “The Reverend,” once again. So, the next time someone asks if Father Whit is reverend, you can honestly say, “Yes, but not very!”

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Catch a glimpse of God's back tomorrow at St. Alban's! Join us for Eucharist at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Christian Education time starts at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Convention Changes!







Storm Damage responsible for
Changes in Diocesan Convention!

The Site for the 35th Annual Convention has changed. We will meet at
the following location for all events:

Bayou DeSiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Ave., Monroe, LA 71201

There is also a change in the agenda. Here is a broad outline:

Friday

Lunch on your own

1:00 Registration

2:00 Business

4:30 Holy Eucharist

6:00 Silent Auction

7:15 Banquet

Saturday

Light breakfast provided prior to beginning of meeting

8:30 Business

Noon Adjournment

Lunch on your own
Clergy Spouse luncheon cancelled.

Parking spaces are limited, so please carpool as much as possible.

These changes are a result of the damage wrought by the storm on
Monday. As you may know, Monroe was struck by an F2 tornado on
Monday. The Garden District was hit hardest. Grace Church sits in
the midst of that neighborhood. Access to the area is limited and power is
disrupted. As a result, we are unable to meet at Grace Church.

As the outline above suggests, we will follow a significantly revised
agenda. Given our space and the available time, we will dispense with
workshops, hearings, and vendors. This is regrettable but unavoidable.
Please be on the lookout for a ministry fair day in the future in which
some of these canceled sessions will be held.

Most importantly, let us keep the people of Monroe in our prayers.

Many are enduring the negative impact of this storm. At the same time,
let's also acknowledge the grace and grit of these good people who, in
the midst of trial, have worked quickly and effectively to host our 
Convention.

Nothing keeps that Monroe Convocation down!
  



The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Ph.D., D.D.
The Diocese of Western Louisiana

35th Annual Convention of the Diocese

The Monroe Convocation will brave storm damage and power outages to host the 35th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Western Louisiana this Friday, October 17th - Saturday, October 18th. Pray for the success of the convention or come volunteer to help. St Alban's delegates are Lee and Rita Jefferson, Chris Eby and Grace Houston.

Bishop Jake's theme for this year's convention is "Gone Fishing - Engaging God's Mission"