Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Welcome 2014!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe tonight!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Find us on facebook...

We've added a link to our facebook page on the sidebar under the Church Links section so you can move easily from here to there...

Twelfth Night - Epiphany Eve and King Cake Party

Join us for St. Alban’s…

Twelfth Night – Epiphany Eve

Potluck and King Cake Party

Join us as we wrap up our celebration of
the Twelve Days of Christmas and
as we ring in The Epiphany
with food, fun, games and fellowship.

Sunday, January 5, 2014
6:00 till 8:00 p.m
McLean Hall

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Cheer at the Refuge of Hope

The Refuge of Hope team from St. Alban's delivered the hats, socks, coats, gloves, toys and long underwear that we gathered and blessed for our Christmas Project this year. The items were delivered during a special Christmas Day lunch. Christmas cheer and smiles filled the shelter. Thanks to all who contributed!

Some of our friends in their new hats!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

Merry Christmas to all from St. Alban's Episcopal Church!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas 2013

A photo of our beautiful Christmas altar (thanks to Rose and Mary Sue)! Come see it in person... Merry Christmas!

Christmas at St.Alban's

A reminder about our Christmas Liturgies at St. Alban's... Hope to see you!
Bring a friend and your family.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

A Christmas Message from Bishop Jake

Friday, December 20, 2013

Our Christmas Project

A little reminder about our Christmas Project. See the post below and to see the video on our Facebook page, click here.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Advent Quiet Day

Tomorrow, December 14, 9:00-Noon

St. Alban’s D.O.K. will host an Advent Quiet Day on December 14, 2013. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends with lunch around Noon. St. Alban’s Rector, Father Whit will lead the meditations.

Hope to see you there...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Men's Night Out - Wednesday, December 11 - 6:15ish at the River Grille, 2538 River Landing, Monroe. All the men of St. Alban's are invited.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cold and Lonely Night at Sr. EYC

Sr. EYC on the Second Sunday of Advent - All of our friends were away - we said Compline and went out for a coke!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Gift of Love

Give yourself a treat this Advent and pick up this CD by Grace Episcopal's talented Margaret Ann Zentner. She is a Jr. at Neville and is unbelievably talented. The CD, titled, The Gift of Love, is marvelous and will help get you ready for Christmas. The Gift of Love is available at Grace's Gift Shoppe and office for $10 and a portion of the proceeds will support their Water for Life project.

I've been listening to my copy in the car for several days - you will not be disappointed!

Christmas Caroling

Join us at the Cagle's home at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 - The Third Sunday of Advent for caroling with the youth - All ages are invited. Be sure to dress for the weather. This is always a fun event! 

Advent Quiet Day

Saturday, December 14, 9:00-Noon

St. Alban’s D.O.K. invites other Chapters of the D.O.K. and D.O.H.C. to join them for an Advent Quiet Day on December 14, 2013. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends with lunch around Noon. St. Alban’s Rector, Father Whit will lead the meditations. For more info and to R.S.V.P., contact the Church office!

Refuge of Hope

St. Alban's team at the Refuge of Hope - we feed a big group turkey and dumplings! If you would like to a a part of this important ministry, just talk to Charles or Father Whit.

Monday, December 2, 2013


Photographer extraordinaire, Archdeacon Bette Jo Kauffman, has been at it again. Here is a beautiful photo she shot with her iPhone on our Church Porch Treat Night right at sundown!

Sr. EYC on the First Sunday of Advent

Sr EYC on Advent I at St. Alban's! Quiet and dark...

World AIDS Day - 2013

World AIDS Day Memorial - 722 (4 children) candles were lighted for the folks who died in our region Northeast Louisiana - 21 died this year. Good weather and a great turn out!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Calendar and Rota

December's Calendar and Rota are available on the sidebar to the right. The Calendar is also available above on the Calendar Tab. Both will be sent our shortly with the December edition of The Banner.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Local World AIDS Day Remembrance

Father Whit will say prayers and lead the call to remembrance. The event is sponsored by GO CARE, our local HIV/AIDS service provider. Father Whit serves on the board of directors.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Advent Begins

This Sunday, December 1, is the first Sunday of Advent. Come and join us at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. for Holy Eucharist as we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord.

Thanksgiving 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve Holy Eucharist

Another Advent Resource

Digital Advent Calendar beginning December 1, visit each day during Advent. Each day a window will reveal a special Advent word, meditation and beautiful image from The Society of Saint John the Evangelist. An embeddable calendar is available here: http://www.ssje.org/adventresources

Monday, November 25, 2013


Join us on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. for Holy Eucharist as we count our blessings!

We have beautiful flowers...

Advent Calendar

Here is the link to a printable Advent Calendar for your family. Each day in Advent, your family can color in the day, look up the verse and talk about the drawing to prepare our hearts as we count down to Christmas! This came to me from a friend at seminary!


Here is the original source - http://thomasmousin.wordpress.com/

A Sermon from our Bishop

Our Bishop's latest sermon...

Monday Morning

A wet and cold fall day at St. Alban's...

Sunday, November 24, 2013


"What NOT to do in Advent" with the Sr EYC after Compline, milk and cookies. Brrrrrr!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christ the King

Join us for the Last Sunday after Pentecost - Christ the King on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m..

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stewardship - Pledge Card Sunday

Just a reminder that we have asked that all pledge cards be turned in this Sunday, November 24, 2013. We picked the Sunday before Thanksgiving as a way of saying thanks. This also allows to develop our 2014 budget prior to our annual meeting.

Miss this Sunday? - Don't worry, we will gladly take your pledge card at a later date!

Monday, November 18, 2013

New from Church Publishing

Take the Season of Waiting wherever you go with It's Advent!
Walk, don't run, through Advent with It's Advent!  This new daily devotional app is suitable for all ages and features the artwork of renowned cartoonist, Jay Sidebotham. Scripture readings and the Sermon on the Mount bring the anticipation of Advent to life. Email the daily messages to friends and family, or post to your favorite social media feeds. A handy built-in journaling feature allows you to collect your thoughts throughout the season of Advent.
  It's Advent! is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices    running iOS 7.0 or greater.

Jr. High EYC

Eating Orange Leaf beneath the orange leaves with Jr. EYC! We meet on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and rotate between St. Alban's, St. Thomas' and Grace. Join us...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve Holy Eucharist

St. Alban’s will have a Thanksgiving Eve Holy Eucharist on November 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The Book of Common Prayer has readings and a collect appointed for Thanksgiving. Join us the night before Thanksgiving to count your blessings!

Note: This liturgy will take the place of our regular 5:30 p.m. Eucharist for the that night.

Monday, November 11, 2013

November Banner?

If you haven't noticed, the November 2013 editon of The Banner is late. You can find the current calendar on the tab above. The calendar and rota are available on the sidebar too.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

New Diocesan Website

Take a look at the new Diocesan website - http://www.diocesewla.org/

Lots of new features and a great new look. Spend some time exploring...

Veterans Day

For Heroic Service, The Book of Common Prayer, page 839

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.