Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Brigid of Kildare

Join us today, Wednesday, February 1, at St. Alban's for Holy Eucharist at 12:10 p.m. to celebrate the life of Brigid of Kildare.

Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by our Bible Project Class in the Conference Room. 

All are welcome!

Brigid of Kildare, Monastic, c. 523

The Collect:

O God, whose servant Brigid, kindled with the flame of your love, became a shining light in your Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Sad News








Members and Friends,

I write to share some sad news that I knew you all would want to know - Louise Bradford died this morning. I prayed with her, and anointed her with oil, about an hour before she died.

Details will follow as plans are made. 

Rest eternal grant to Louise, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Whit+

Annual Meeting - This Sunday!

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, January 29, 2023 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’ on the Bayou, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Holy Eucharist, Rite Two

St. Alban’s - 10:30 a.m.* Only! - followed by Annual Meeting, BBQ & Potluck,
with Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas
St. Thomas' on the Bayou - 10:00 a.m.*
St. Patrick’s – 11:00 a.m.*

* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home. Download a pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/19gl8HED78SBD50jAUUGbI8_KpHyaSHbK/view?usp=share_link

Zoom Compline - All Welcome
Sunday - 8:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Compline
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83861688528?pwd=WFdBcndxV3hzbUpETDNTSFFzc3Z0QT09
Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
or dial in at +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications – ltp.org

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Annual Meeting - This Sunday!

 




The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

Join us today, Wednesday, January 25, at St. Alban's for Holy Eucharist at 12:10 p.m. to celebrate the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

We will also begin our NEW evening Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by our Bible Project Class in the Conference Room.  This means we will no longer offer Zoom Evening Prayer and Class on Wednesday night.

All are welcome!

The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

The Collect:

O God, by the preaching of your apostle Paul you have caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we pray, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show ourselves thankful to you by following his holy teaching; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

On January 25 we remember how Saul (or Paul) of Tarsus, formerly an enemy and persecutor of the early Christian Church, was led by God's grace to become one of its chief spokesmen. Our chief sources of information about the Apostle Paul are several of his own letters, preserved for us in the New Testament, and  the account of him given by Luke in the book of Acts.

Note: The art used is The Conversion of Saint Paul, a painting by Caravaggio - a leading Italian painter of the late 16th and early 17th centuries who became famous for the intense and unsettling realism of his large-scale religious works. Many depictions of Paul’s conversion feature a horse, a detail not mentioned in the Biblical accounts! 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Cursillo

For more information, click below, or talk to Whit+ 


Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany


Sunday, January 22, 2023 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Join us at church or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, January 22, 2023 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.

Bishop Jake Owensby visits St. Thomas’ on the Bayou for Confirmation - St. Alban’s & Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas will join in the celebration!

Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
St. Alban’s - 8:30 a.m.* Only! Then with St. Thomas’ for Confirmation!
St. Thomas' - 10:00 a.m.* - Welcome Bishop Owensby, St. Alban’s, &
    Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas
St. Patrick’s – 11:00 a.m.*

* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home. Download a pdf of the leaflet to print or to use on your phone or tablet with this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/18awa6TltjdO9dk_0ndFUP1pf3SjCBpjC/view?usp=share_link

Zoom Compline - All Welcome
Sunday - 8:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Compline
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83861688528?pwd=WFdBcndxV3hzbUpETDNTSFFzc3Z0QT09
Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
or dial in at +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Dawnell+, Rita+, Rob+ and Whit+

Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications – ltp.org