Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Sign?

It's a sign! Not that kind... It's one of St. Alban's beautiful new signs to help folks find the church more easily! Take a look!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

How do we go from this...

to this...

and still wind up celebrating on the following Sunday?

Let's begin a conversation about it... Join us at St. Alban's Episcopal Church this Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter!

Palm Sunday:
Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist – 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Holy Monday:
Evening Prayer – 6:00 p.m.

Holy Tuesday:
Evening Prayer – 6:00 p.m.

Holy Wednesday:
Tenebrae – 7:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal with St. Thomas’
Tenebrae symbolizes the growing darkness as we move toward Good Friday and the return of the light at Easter.

Maundy Thursday:
Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing – 6:00 p.m.
The Maundy Thursday Liturgy is a beautiful service that includes foot washing. Following the Eucharist, we will strip the altar for Good Friday.

Good Friday:
Good Friday Liturgy – Noon
The Good Friday Liturgy remembers the death of our Lord.
Stations of the Cross – 6:00 p.m.
This is a moving service of prayer, reflection and contemplation.

Holy Saturday:
The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m.
This is the Church’s ancient first celebration of Easter. Come and experience this wonderful liturgy. St. Thomas’ will join us!

Easter Day:
Easter Day Holy Eucharist – 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
A wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Come celebrate with us!
Easter Egg Hunt – 9:15 a.m.
Bring your basket and help us search for eggs and prizes!
Dia de Pascua La Santa Eucaristia – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us and bring a friend!

The Art above is from Clip Art for Year B, by Steve Erspamer, SM and available here - https://www.ltp.org/p-1650-clip-art-for-year-b.aspx

Wednesday Lenten Eucharist and Supper

What Bishop Jake Owensby saw on Wednesday, March 25, when he walked in to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Monroe, Louisiana - and he did not run away!

We had a wonderful evening. Folks from St. Alban's, St. Thomas', Grace, St. Patrick's, Redeemer in Ruston, and St. Luke's in Grambling gathered to hear Bishop Jake preach and celebrate. Then we shared great food and fellowship! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Quiénes somos?
Los episcopales, seguimos a Jesucristo, nuestro Señor, y creemos en el Padre, el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo.
Nos esforzamos por amar a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos y respetamos la dignidad de toda persona.
Creemos en la enmienda de la vida, el perdón de los pecados y la vida eterna.
Celebramos nuestra unidad en Cristo y respetamos nuestras diferencias, colocando siempre la obra de amor antes que la uniformidad de la opinión.
La sagrada comunión puede ser recibida por todos los cristianos bautizados, no sólo los miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal.
Defendemos la Biblia y la adoración con el Libro de Oración Común.
Afirmamos que las relaciones comprometidas son monógamas y para toda la vida. Los episcopales también reconocen que hay gracia después del divorcio y no niegan los sacramentos a los que se han divorciado.
Afirmamos que los problemas tales como el control de la natalidad son asuntos de una conciencia personal informada.
La Iglesia Episcopal forma parte de la Comunión Anglicana mundial, y su herencia arranca de los comienzos del cristianismo.
Nuestra liturgia conserva la estructura y las tradiciones antiguas y se celebra en muchos idiomas.
Damos la bienvenida a hombres y mujeres, casados o célibes, para ser ordenados como obispos, sacerdotes y diáconos.
Los laicos ejercen un papel fundamental en el gobierno y ministerio de nuestra iglesia.
La Iglesia Episcopal tiene miembros en Estados Unidos, así como en Colombia, la República Dominicana, Ecuador, Austria, Bélgica, Francia, Alemania, Italia, Suiza, Haití, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwán, Venezuela, y las Islas Vírgenes.
Todo el mundo es bienvenido a encontrar un hogar espiritual en la Iglesia Episcopal.
Quiénes somos?
Nosotros somos la Iglesia San Alban Episcopal Misión Latino/Hispana. Todos son Bienvenidos!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

West Side Story

The ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts is presenting West Side Story - Folks at St. Alban's can get a $5.00 discount on tickets by mentioning that you are a "St. Alban's patron." Dates and more info are here... See you there!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The State We Live In!

This is funny, but should remind us to pray for the the homeless and those without adequate housing!

The office of St. Alban's Episcopal Church will the closed this morning, Thursday, March 5!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

JEYL Retreat for Middle School Youth

Come to Camp Hardtner on Friday, March 6 for a weekend retreat sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana! JEYL stands for Junior Episcopal Youth League.  Join others your age to grow in your faith, deepen your friendships, and have a lot of fun.

Register at http://www.diocesewla.org/

Middle School EYC Dinner and a Movie

6th-8th Graders are invited to
Dinner and a Movie

Grace Episcopal Church, Kilbourne Hall
Friday, March 6th, 6:00  - 9:30 p.m.

$5 per person (Friends are Welcome)
Bring a Blanket for an Indoor Picnic

An EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) Event

Great Eucharist and Supper at St. Thomas

What a wonderful Eucharist, Sermon and Supper at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church tonight. It was a great turn-out as the temperature dropped rapidly. Now, lets see what the weather does...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Common English Bible in Audio Now!

The Common English Bible, which we have been using in our Adult Education Classes, is now available in an audio version on a USB flash drive. Listen to a sample below on SoundCloud. Different readers (men and women) read the various books. This is on sale for $25.99 at Cokesbury.com

Lenten Eucharist and Supper

This week's Wednesday Lenten Eucharist and Supper will be held at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 3706 Bon Aire Drive at 6:00 tomorrow, March 4, 2015. The Rev’d William R. Easterling is the evening's preacher.
Enjoy the Eucharist and stay for a wonderful Lenten Supper and time of fellowship. Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 2, 2015


Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night before you go to bed. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8! We don't want you to be late for church this Sunday!