Friday, September 29, 2017

Barbecue - Barbacoa


Oktoberfeast Fall Fellowship & Bar-B-Que is this Sunday, October 1. We will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. as usual, but at 10:30 a.m., our Eucharist will be bilingual and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas will join us for communion in church and fellowship in McLean! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blessing of the Animals!

Blessing of the Animals
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., we will bless the animals of St. Alban’s and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas. This follows the Church’s remembrance of Francis.

Bendición de los Animales El miércoles 4 octubre 2017, a las 5:30 p.m., bendeciremos a los animales de St. Alban's Iglesia y Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas. Esto sigue el recuerdo de la Iglesia de Francisco.

This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday, October 1, 2017, following our 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist for Oktoberfeast Fall Fellowship & Bar-B-Que. John will provide the ribs and meat and we will bring the rest! There's nothing like the smell of fall leaves and smoky Bar-B-Que!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Prayers and Sympathy

Our prayers and sympathy are offered for Jim and Louise Bradford and their daughter, Sharron, upon the news of the death of their son-in-law, Wayne Robbins. More information will be posted as the details are finalized.

May Wayne's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Middle School EYC at Grace!



All are invited! Calling all middle schoolers! Bring a friend and join the fun!


Starts Wednesday, September 20th.

Friday, September 15, 2017

All That Jazz Quilt Raffle

The original Kneeling Needler and Sunshine Crafter, Dottie Johnson is at it again! This time, she has created a quilt for the church to raffle to raise money for the repairs to McLean Hall.

The beautiful quilt is called "All That Jazz" and is in a stack the deck pattern (for those in the know). Tickets will be $5 a chance and we will sell no more than 500. If we sell them all, that is $2,500 for the cause! Wow!

Our drawing for a winner will be held on December 10, 2017 - just in time to be wrapped as a Christmas gift or decorating your own home.

Tickets will be available soon and the beautiful quilt will be on display in McLean Hall.

Please support this project and say thanks to Dottie when you see her!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oktoberfeast

Mark your calendars now and join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017, following our 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist for Oktoberfeast Fall Fellowship & Bar-B-Que. John will provide the ribs and meat and we will bring the rest! There's nothing like the smell of fall leaves and smoky Bar-B-Que! Join us!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lifting Up Our Hearts

Click to read at Episcopal Cafe

I was at Camp Hardtner this day...
Even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Joy in the Journey


2017 Joy in the Journey Retreat
"The Joy of Living: Action is the Key Word" is a three-day retreat presented by the Bishop's Commission on Addiction and Recovery. Retreat leader is John McAndrew, M.A., M.Div.
The joy of living is the theme of AA’s 12th Step, and action is its key word. We’ll consider how we practice these principles in all our affairs in the company of other men and women who have embraced this way of life. How do the 12 Steps work? How can I better practice my program in my relationships? How do I enlarge my spiritual life? This weekend is designed for people who are seeking deeper engagement with their spiritual lives, partners, spouses and friends: men, women, couples, singles--all seekers and 12 and 12 Fellowships welcome!
Plan to arrive at Camp Hardtner between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for check-in and room assignments. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. No dinner will be served on Friday, but heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available.
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 15

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

St. Thomas' Annual BBQ


Mark your calendars and let's join our friends at St. Thomas' for food, fun, and fellowship!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day



This Labor Day, weekend - we will do what we always do. Pray! Join us for Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m. (La Santa Eucaristía –  5:00 p.m.) This year we will pray especially for Hurricane Harvey victims and rescuers. 

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend, if you're traveling,  travel safely

A reminder that the church office will be closed on Monday. 

The Collect for Labor Day:
Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.