Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Beautiful Altar...

All dressed and ready to celebrate Christmas Eve and Day at St. Alban's! Hope you will be with us!

Christmas Eve

Noel: Christmas Eve 1913, sung by John Denver
By Bridges/Holdridge
A frosty Christmas Eve, when the stars where shining,
I traveled for the home, where westward falls the hill.
And for many, many a village, in the darkness of the valley,
distant music reached me, peels of bells were ringing.

Then spread my thoughts to olden times, to that first of Christmases
when shepherds who were watching, heard music in the fields.
And they sat there and they marveled, and they knew they could not tell
whether it were angels, or the bright stars a singing.

But to me heard a far, it was starry music,
the singing of the angels, the comfort of our Lord.
Words of old that come a traveling, by the riches of the times,
and I softly listened, as I stood upon the hill.
And I softly listened, as I stood upon the hill.

From Bishop Jake and St. Alban's on Christmas Eve!

Bishop Jake Owensby's Christmas Eve Sermon. 

Pelican Anglican: Christmas Lights, a Junkyard, and the Manger: My eyelids sprang open at three in the morning. Christmas morning. I was seven years old. My half brother Joel—already twelve and too cool ...

St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Monroe, Louisiana will celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, December 24 with a Family Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m., Midnight Mass with hymns at 10:30 p.m. and the Eucharist at 11:00 p.m. and on Christmas Day with Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. We hope that you will join us.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Liturgies and Project!

Christmas Caroling with Friends

The folks from St. Alban's, St. Thomas', and Grace Episcopal will join together on the front lawn of Grace Episcopal Church at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 22 to carol the Garden District! Following the caroling, we will share treats, tales, and time together back at the church. Wear something festive and fitting for the season!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shabbot Shalom

Have a peaceful Saturday and we'll see you tomorrow for the Third Sunday of Advent. Shabbot Shalom is a Jewish expression, "Sabbath Peace!" 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Join us!

Join us tomorrow for the Second Sunday of Advent!