Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from your friends at St. Alban's Episcopal Church!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Unfrozen Christmas VBS at Grace!

From our friends at Grace Episcopal Church - Need to get out and do some last minute shopping - wrap some presents - or are the kid's looking for something to do since school is out? Registration forms are available at St. Alban's!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bedtime Thanks...

God, we thank thee for the timely blessings of the day, and humbly beseech thy merciful protection all the night. ~ The Book of Common Prayer

Friday, December 11, 2015

News About Our Presiding Bishop

Good news!
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has been discharged from the…

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday Night...

See you all tomorrow as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Small World... Small Church!

One of my seminary classmates, Kathryn L King, had her 20th ordination anniversary yesterday. We discovered that she was baptized at St. Alban's by her father Alan King, who served at St. Alban's many years ago. You may remember, we posted a notice of his death last year.
Here is a photo of Kathryn and her Dad (at baptism and ordination as a deacon). Anyone remember? Believe it or not - She currently serves at a St. Alban's in New Jersey! Small world!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

World AIDS Day

The remembrance labyrinth is being lighted at GO CARE tonight for World AIDS Day! Very moving...

Monday, November 30, 2015

World AIDS Day - December 1

World AIDS Day - December 1 - Say a prayer, make a donation, remember someone, get involved. 
I will attend Go Care's World AIDS Day remembrance this year as I have for the past decade. It was my great pleasure to serve on the board many years. I will lead the prayers and the call to remembrance. - Fr. Whit+

This is the announcement from Go Care...
World AIDS Day is December 1, 2015. Come honor and remember those that we have lost to this epidemic at a special labynith created with 716 candles representing those in our region who we have lost. 1801 North 7th Street 6 pm to 8 pm with a Call to Remembrance at 6:30 pm. Open to the public. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

First Sunday of Advent

From The Episcopal Church - "Tomorrow is the first day of Advent. Are you ready to light a candle and prepare for the Christ Child?" 
Join us for the First Sunday of Advent at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. with Christian Education at 9:15 a.m.
En español 5:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Episcopal Church

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


See you all for our Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist tonight at 7:00 p.m. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Afternoon

Sleep tight tonight and we will celebrate Christ the King tomorrow! Our present, our past, our future - Our beginning and end.

Monday, November 16, 2015

St. Patrick's

Look what our friends at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in West Monroe are up to... Wow!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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.

Join us on Veteran's Day, Wednesday night, November 11, for Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Our New Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers a Word to the Church

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Monday, November 2, 2015

All Saints' Day - Dia de Todos los Santos y Santas

Iglesia San Alban Episcopal - Santo Bautismo - !Bienvenido Angelina!
What a great day! The one year anniversary of our Latino/Hispanic Mission at St. Alban's. We celebrated as we baptized Angelina!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

That Time of Year Again...

It is that time of year again...

Come join us on Saturday night - Halloween at sundown for our front-porch Halloween Party! 

We will hand out treats to the neighborhood children, have some hot dog, drinks and treat ourselves and - of course - a wonderful time!

Then before you go to bed...

Installation of Our Presiding Bishop

The following provides details and information for the two events of the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry.
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed to be the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop and Primate on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.  Bishop Curry will be the 27th Presiding Bishop, the Primate, and the Chief Pastor of The Episcopal Church. He will also serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chair of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.
Saturday, October 31
A Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) in honor of the 27th Presiding Bishop on Saturday, October 31 at 11 a,m. (Eastern) at the Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE in Washington, DC.
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will sponsor a live webcast of the Vigil Celebration at
Additional information is available here(link is external)
Sunday, November 1
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon (Eastern) at Washington National Cathedral.
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast available here(link is external)   
Hashtag #MichaelCurry
The Episcopal Church:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Doug Kline Burial and Celebration

Douglas Brooks Kline - "Doug", a long time member of St. Alban's, died on Saturday, October 24, 2015. 

Please join us, along with Doug's family, as we celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

A reception and time to visit with the family will follow the liturgy in McLean Hall.  

Rest eternal grant to Doug, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Call

Our Men's Study Group class of Adam Hamilton's The Call begins tonight at 6:15 p.m. in the Conference Room. Join us!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Camp Able

This is one of the coolest things we do as a Church and Diocese - Just ask Elizabeth, Rita, Tracy, Emma Jane, Zonnie, George or Ryan!
Camp Able is a sacramental gumbo where the diversely abled are baptized in a spiritual roux of dignity driven love. Camp Able is where you are invited to be ...

Friday Fun...

The kind of thing that Bishop Jake Owensby posts on Fridays! See you in church! ;-)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Diocesan Convention

Our Diocesan Convention is just a little over a week away. Please pray for the safe travel our delegates and all others attending, our Bishop and Diocesan Staff, and all the business to be handled by the Convention to your prayer list!

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel at the Annual Convention of the Diocese of Western Louisiana for the renewal and mission of your Church.Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday at St. Alban's

From today’s daily lectionary readings – Matthew 9:16-17, Cotton Patch Version…

“Nobody ever uses new, unshrunk material to patch a dress that has been washed. For it shrinking, it will pull the old material and make a tear. Nor do people put new tubes in old, bald tires. It they do, the tires will blow out, and the tubes will be ruined and the tires will be torn up. But they put new tubes in new tires and both give good mileage.”

Join us today, Wednesday, October 7 for Marys and Marthas at 3:45 p.m., Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m. and Men's Study Group Movie Night at 6:15 p.m. Who knows, it might improve your mileage!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Children Welcome!

Jesus said, ""Let the little children come to me..." Adults are welcome too! See you tomorrow at Church for Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Christian Education Classes at 9:30 a.m.
Jesús dijo: "" Dejen que los niños vengan a mí ... "Los adultos son bienvenidos también! Nos vemos mañana a la Iglesia - Santa Eucaristía a las 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Herbert Lutz - Visitation and Burial

Herbert Lutz, a long time member of St. Alban's died on September 28, 2015, at Avalon Nursing Home. He was 94. Herbert was an Army Veteran of WWII serving as a combat engineer. He worked for the US Postal Service for over 35 years as a letter carrier. Mr. Herbert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laverne Lutz.

We will celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, here at the church and his interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation with family and friends will also be at St. Alban's from 5:00 p.m.until 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 2.  

Rest eternal grant to Herbert, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Thought from Garrett

St. Alban’s discernment candidate, Garrett Boyte, shared this with me from his journal…

“This is a thought I've been mulling over for a while and today it became concrete for me.
Earlier today I was helping a friend of a friend. This young woman had a massive four poster King size bed made of real wood. I had already moved the bed from her mother's house to her new house, and I had started the two hour process of putting this behemoth together.

My friend's friend is a single mother with a young daughter. Of course, I was happy to help. I've always had a penchant for single mothers because I believe it takes a great deal of strength to do what they do.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Blessing of the Animals

St. Alban's will have its annual Blessing of the Animals on Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the church. Join us for what promises to be a noisy liturgy!

5th Grade News!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bread or Stones

A call for us to find a way to help from our Bishop...

New Facebook Page

A new page has just been launched for the youth of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. 'Like' the page to stay up to speed with events, registration deadlines, and more. Show them some love! heart emoticon
Church/Religious Organization
Episcopal Youth of Western Louisiana's photo.
Episcopal Youth of Western Louisiana

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome Fall!

Morning Prayer

We fall down before Thee, O merciful Father, to offer up our united prayers and praises at the footstool of Thy divine Majesty. We thank Thee that Thou has preserved us during the night past in peace and safety, and raised us up again to see the light of another morning. ~ William Wilberforce 1759-1833

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What a Wonderful Day!

Great visit with Bishop Jake Owensby and his wife Joy. Wonderful liturgy and so glad to have received at Nancy at St. Alban's. It was followed by a delicious BBQ and Parish Potluck Lunch. Thanks to all who helped! Thanks to Joy for this photo too!

Bishop's Visit, Confirmation/Reception, and BBQ

Our beautiful church ready for the Bishop, Confirmation/Reception, and BBQ and Parish Potluck!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Stripes, Bishop & BBQ

We believe you can change your stripes - Join us tomorrow for the Bishop and BBQ at 10:30 a.m. And find out how!

Here is a photo of our new stripes too! :-)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

St. Thomas' "Diamond on the Bayou" Annual BBQ

From our friends at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church...

"Diamond on the Bayou" - The 60th Annual St. Thomas BBQ which will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 3706 Bon Aire Drive (by ULM) on beautiful Bayou DeSiard.

Cost is $12 per plate and includes Chicken, Pork Loin, Sausage, Potato Salad, and Homemade Desserts. Anniversary T-shirts will also be on sale.

Music will be provided by the "Back Pew Pickers!" There will also be games for children and cake walks!

All are welcome!

Marys and Marthas Meeting

St. Alban's Marys and Marthas will soon to be at it again! Our women's Bible study will have an organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the State Farm Insurance offices of Paulen Luttgeharm (Grace Houston's daughter) at 2116 Forsythe Avenue, here in Monroe.

The group will read and study Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture  by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda. It is open to any woman who is interested in attending and includes women from other churches in town. The purpose of this meeting is to decide the best time and place to meet and how the study will be facilitated week by week. We hope you will join us!

The book is available on here for $14.38 in paperback or for $9.99 in Kindle format

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

For September 11 - Matthew 5:1-10

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Sale?

Nope! We are giving what we have away, just like we do every Sunday. Join us for Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m. and La Santa Eucaristía (Spanish) - 5:00 p.m. 

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend, travel safely - if you are.

A reminder that the church office will be closed on Monday. We want to catch the sales too!