Thursday, November 7, 2019

Veterans Day

Veterans Day - Say a prayer of thanks...  November 11, 2019
Día de los Veteranos - Diga una oración de gracias... 11 noviembre 2019


Monday, November 4, 2019

Inter-generational Christian Formation


This Sunday, November 10, we continue our Inter-generational Christian Formation Program. During the 2019 - 2020 school-year, St. Alban’s will follow the Way of Love Curriculum, based on the initiative by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. We will meet in McLean Hall at 9:30 a.m. This program is designed for all ages, youth through older adults, in inter-generational table groups. Join us as we share food, spend time, laugh, and learn with one another and follow Jesus in the Way of Love.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Camp!

The 2020 camp schedule is out! Mark your calendars now.


Friday, November 1, 2019

All Saints' Baptism

Set your clocks back on Saturday night, and join us for All Saints' on Sunday - Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. - Holy Baptism at 10:30 a.m.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Boo!

The scariest thing you'll see this Halloween! Join us tonight for our Front Porch Halloween Party at St. Alban's to see the real thing. 

Boo! I shaved my beard today for the first time in 26 years. My children have never seen my bare face. Support my Movember Men's Mental Health and Suicide prevention effort here - https://mobro.co/14075349?mc=1


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fall Back on Saturday Night

Fall Back! Set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night!


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Welcome Bishop Jake Owensby!

Tomorrow, October 20, the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, at 10:30 a.m., is Bishop Jake's visit and a special welcome for all our new members! Join us for it all!


Friday, October 11, 2019

This Weekend and Next!


This weekend, October 13, is our Way of Love Intergenerational Christian Formation Introduction at 9:30 a.m. in McLean Hall.
Rita Jefferson is our guest preacher!
Next week, October 20, at 10:30 a.m., is Bishop Jake's visit and a special welcome for all our new members! Join us for it all!


Monday, September 23, 2019

Blessing of the Animals


September 23

Dear Friends: The birth of a child is a joyous and solemn occasion in the life of a family. It is also an occasion for rejoicing in the Christian community. I bid you, therefore, to join Kristen and Stephen in giving thanks to Almighty God our heavenly Father, the Lord of all life, for the gift of Madeline to be their daughter and with Rachel and Hannah for a new sister. Congratulations to the whole family!


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tomorrow

Guess who's coming to dinner...

Come and see tomorrow at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. for Holy Eucharist.

Mr. Rogers and Loving Your Neighbor Formation Class at 9:30 a.m.

La Santa Eucaristía, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Labor Day

This is Labor Day weekend. Join us on Sunday, September 1, The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, for Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m. (La Santa Eucaristía –  5:00 p.m.) This year we pray, especially,  for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian. 

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

A reminder that the church office will be closed on Monday, September 2. 

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.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Dr. Charles Smith Burial

The Burial of the Dead: Rite Two with Holy Eucharist for Dr. Charles R, Smith, will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Thomas Whitfield Stodghill, III, officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the service time in McLean Hall. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

August Fourth's Preacher

Our preacher for August 4, The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, is the Rev’d Lee G. Jefferson. Join us for Holy Eucharist at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. (or at St. Luke’s in Grambling at 2:00 p.m.) If all his grandchildren show up, we’ll have a big crowd!




Interactive Timeline of Women's Ordination - Episcopal News Service

Interactive timeline of the history of women's ordination - Episcopal News Service: Editor’s note: The timeline is currently available by clicking here. To interact with this timeline, close the introduction and use the slider at the bottom to scroll through the events. …

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tomorrow - Mañana

In the midst of life's storms, come in tomorrow and be filled. Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
En medio de las tormentas de la vida, ven mañana y llénate.
La Santa Eucaristía - 5:00 p.m.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Independence Day (and Eve)

Have a safe and happy Independence Day on the 4th of July (the office will be closed that day)!


Join us for worship on Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. and/or on Sunday, July 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.


Monday, June 17, 2019

Theology Tuesday

Reminder!

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday, June 22, is Ordination Day at St. Mark's in Shreveport! Lee, Garrett, Meg, and Brooks will be ordained as priests.


That means that on Sunday, June 23, The Second Sunday after Pentecost that The Rev'd Lee G. Jefferson will celebrate the Holy Eucharist for the first time at St. Alban's at our 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. liturgies. Join us!


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tonight!


Ascension Day


Today is Ascension Day!


Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.  Amen.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

End of May!

Join us this Sunday for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

This Monday is Memorial Day. It is time to remember and honor all the people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The church offices will be closed on Memorial Day.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Doubt?

What happens to us when we have doubts? Let's talk about it tomorrow, The Second Sunday of Easter, April 28. Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.


The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio
















Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Blessed Holy Week

Blessed Holy Week to you all.

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence is kept.

If I have wounded any soul today,
If to the weak I have refused my strength,
If in rebellion I have strayed away,
Dear Lord forgive me.

If I have spoken words of cruelty
If I have left some suffering unrelieved
Condemn not my insensitivity,
Dear Lord forgive me.

If I have insisted on a peaceful life
Far from the struggles the Gospel brings
When you prefer to guide me to the strife,
Dear Lord forgive me.

Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O Guide me, love me, and my keeper be,
Dear Lord forgive me.

Receive O Lord, the ardent word of prayer,
And free me from temptation’s subtle snare
With tender patience lead me to your care.
Dear Lord forgive me.

Amen.

Words adapted from Si fui motive de dolor:
If I have been the Source of Pain by Pablo Sosa.
Thanks for sharing to Jo Popham.

Monday, April 15, 2019

From Bishop Jake...

Click on the image to see a larger copy. Please be generous. Checks made to St. Alban's should include a note designating the fund to "Baptist Churches" in the memo.


Living Stations of the Cross



Canterbury@ULM will present Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday morning, April 19, at 9:30 a.m. If the weather allows, the stations will be outdoors around the parking lot in front of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 3706 Bon Aire Drive. If it's raining, the stations will move into the nave. ALL are welcome!



Holy Week

Join us for some or all!





Thursday, April 11, 2019

Workday and Spring Cleaning Day

Join us for a Pre-Holy Week Workday and Spring Cleaning Day at St. Alban's, this Saturday, April 13th - 9:00ish till Noonish.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Reminder!



On Sunday, March 24, The Third Sunday in Lent, Bishop Jake Owensby will visit St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 3706 Bon Aire Drive, to preach and preside at their 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The Bishop will also confirm, and receive folks from St. Thomas', St. Patrick's and St. Alban's, including Lala & Morris!

All members of St. Alban's and St. Patrick's are invited to attend this joyful event. A reception will follow on the Sunporch at St. Thomas' with appetizers and finger food. If you are able to bring something to share, it would be appreciated. Hope to see you all there!

Note: Morning Prayer: Rite Two will be read at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Alban's by the Rev'd Deacon Lee Jefferson.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This Saturday!

One more time, this Saturday...

All current Altar Guild Members, Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes and those interested in learning a new ministry should attend one of these Ministry Training Workshops. For more information contact Rita Jefferson or Father Whit. Click below to find your training time.


Peanut Butter from Afar


A package arrived today from Amazon & Whole Foods sent from last Sunday’s visitors Zonnie & Jon Back. Thanks!


Katherine Bowers Update

We received this wonderful card from Katherine Bowers about her new home in Baton Rouge. The church office has her address if you want to drop her a note! We sure do miss her!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bishop's Visit - All Invited



On Sunday, March 24, The Third Sunday in Lent, Bishop Jake Owensby will visit St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 3706 Bon Aire Drive, to preach and preside at their 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The Bishop will also confirm, and receive folks from St. Thomas', St. Patrick's and St. Alban's, including Lala & Morris!

All members of St. Alban's and St. Patrick's are invited to attend this joyful event. A reception will follow on the Sunporch at St. Thomas' with appetizers and finger food. If you are able to bring something to share, it would be appreciated. Hope to see you all there!

Note: Morning Prayer: Rite Two will be read at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Alban's by the Rev'd Deacon Lee Jefferson.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Ministry Training Workshop

All current Altar Guild Members, Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes and those interested in learning a new ministry should attend one of these Ministry Training Workshops. For more information contact Rita Jefferson or Father Whit. Click below to find your training time.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Spring Forward


Spring Forward on Saturday night before you go to bed and we'll see you in church on time for The First Sunday in Lent!

The Sights and Sounds of Sewanee

The Sights and Sounds of Sewanee - The Diocese of Western Louisiana is one of the owning dioceses of The University of the South. This special feature in From the Mountain is spectacular and well worth your time!  http://sightsandsounds.sewanee.edu/video.html


What's Cooking

What's Cooking, an historic St. Alban's Cookbook, created when Bob Dodwell was Vicar and found in the archives of Momma June Eby, is available in pdf at the following link. https://drive.google.com/open?id=19uDvklMWAW_ZvKj0sVM6XQpnBk_ypaQv