Friday, February 28, 2014

March Editions of The Banner, Calendar and Rota

The March editions of The Banner, Calendar and Rota are linked on the sidebar below. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happening #52 and Our Guest Celebrant

Happening #52 will be held at Camp Hardtner, this weekend, February 21-23, 2014. Father Whit will serve along with Elena, Ivania, and Tracy as team members. Please pray that all who attend and work the weekend have a wonderful experience.

While Fr. Whit is away, The Rev'd Paula Claire Hall will celebrate and preach on the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany. Paula Claire served as Interim Priest at St. Alban’s prior to Fr. Whit’s arrival.. Please let her know how glad we are to have her here!

In the event of an emergency, please contact Fr. Whit via his cell phone or call Dawnell at their home.

2014 Lenten Opportunities

2014 Lenten Opportunities
at St. Alban’s and the Episcopal churches in our area…

Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper, March 4

Join us at 6:00 p.m. in McLean Hall on Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, for our annual pancake supper. We will have pancakes, ham, and drinks. You bring your favorite toppings. It will be fun for the whole family. We may even eat our last bit of King Cake! See you at the party…

Ash Wednesday, March 5

Each year, we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday. This year, St. Alban’s will have Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at Noon and 6:00 p.m. Please make plans to join us.

Note: The Women’s Study Group will continue to meet at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons in Lent. The Men’s Study Group will meet on Tuesday nights at 6:15 p.m. beginning on March 11 during Lent.

Grace Lenten Lunches
Grace will have their annual Lenten lunches on Tuesdays at Noon in Kilborne Hall. March 11, 18, 25, & April 1 and 8. Great soup and great meditations!

St. Alban’s D.O.K. Mid-Lent Quiet Day

March 22 - 8:30 till Noon - Call 323-3139 to register.

Art is by Steve Erspamer, SM from Clip Art for Year A , published by Liturgy Training Publications

Lenten Eucharists and Suppers

Our very popular Lenten Eucharists and Suppers continue this year!

Each Wednesday Eucharist will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the guest preacher listed and is followed by a simple Lenten supper.

March 12
Grace Episcopal Church

405 Glenmar Avenue, Monroe
The Rt. Rev’d Jacob W. Owensby, Ph.D., D.D.

March 19
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

2816 Deborah Drive, Monroe
The Rev’d Dawnell Stodghill

March 26
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

1712 Wellerman Road, West Monroe
Archdeacon Bette Jo Kauffman, Ph.D.

April 2
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church

3706 Bon Aire Drive, Monroe
The Rev’d Richard H. Norman, S.T.M.

April 9
Grace Episcopal Church

405 Glenmar Avenue, Monroe
The Rev’d Robert Dandridge

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Care Auction

Come to the Care Auction to support the work of GoCare. Fr. Whit is on the board of GoCare and Archdeacon Kauffman has donated one of her Waterline Posters to the auction.

All proceeds will benefit Go Care, a non-profit organization, provides HIV supportive and prevention services for Northeast Louisiana.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cold Night - Warm Day

"In him there is no darkness at all, The night and the day are both alike. The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus." Hymn #490 by Kathleen Thomerson

Last night at St. Alban's - photo by Garrett

Today at St. Alban's


The sun is out and the temperature is rising. We are finally thawing at St. Alban's. See you all again on Sunday!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


The Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study are off due to the bad weather today, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. But, we will have the 5:30 Holy Eucharist and Unction for those who brave the cold!

A few photos of St. Alban's in the ice...

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Great Jr. EYC game of Bible Blurt, moos and chews!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happening #52

Back from a great meeting for Happening #52 meeting with the St Alban's part of the team!

For more information on Happening - ask one of us or Father Whit+.
 See you at church tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Souper Bowl of Caring

Thanks to all who generously gave to our Souper Bowl of Caring fund drive. We raised $447 at St. Alban's and it will all go to the Refuge of Hope.

In 2014, the Souper Bowl of Caring had 3,143 participating groups and collected $5,057,536 in cash and food items for charities in their area! Wow!