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
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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!