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Tomorrow at St. Alban’s-February 28th-Shrove Tuesday
Confessions by appointment (please phone me as available times are scarce)
5:00 p.m.-Evening Prayer
5:30 p.m.-Pancake Supper-One last chance for pre-Lenten carbo-loading! We always have a great time at this event sponsored and cooked by the Men of St. Alban’s. (Ok. The guys may receive a wee bit of help from the ladies)
 
Ash Wednesday-March 1
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Confessions-Penance Chapel (Please call for a time slot if at all possible for you to do so.)
Noon-Mass and Imposition of Ashes
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Confessions-Penance Chapel (Please call for a time slot if at all possible for you to do so.)
6:30 p.m,-Mass and Imposition of Ashes
 
Fridays During Lent
Noon-Stations of the Cross
5:00 p.m.-Reparation Rosary followed by Evening Prayer
6:30 p.m.-Fasting meal (vegetable soup & bread) with Readings from the Church Fathers Please let us know if you are attending by Thursday evening so that we can provide food. Silence is to be kept by all other than the reader.
 
Weekdays Throughout the Year
8:00 a.m.-Sung Morning Prayer-Lent is a great time to begin the day with the morning office.  We begin with readings from the Saints and Church Fathers as appropriate to the day, and then we move on to the regular cycle of readings and prayers for the day.  WE know that many people have compressed schedules, but this is a great way to begin any day even if you are only able to attend part of the office.  All that we ask is that folks come and go as quietly as possible.

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First, my thanks to all who worked so hard to put together the parish annual meeting, and congratulations to our new vestry members and synod delegates.  As well, to all who provided for an extraordinary post-meeting lunch, what a wonderful meal you provided.  It was a great time of fellowship and renewal for the coming calendar year of work for Christ in our parish community.

For parish news, meditations and upcoming events, please click on the link to our parish newsletter The Verger. verger12

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January Calendar


Wednesday, January 1st Feast of the Circumcision
Noon-Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

Friday, January 3rd
Confirmation Class and Dinner-6:00 pm

Sunday, January 5th EPIPHANY I
8:30 am Holy Eucharist-Said Service
9:30 am Adult Study
11:00 am Holy Eucharist-Sung Service
5:00 pm Holy Hour/Adoration
6:00 pm Evensong

Monday, January 6th Feast of the Epiphany
6:00 pm-Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, January 8th Of the Octave
10:45 am Bible Study
Noon-Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

Friday, January 10th
6:00 pm Rehearsal for Enthronement Liturgy

Saturday, January 11th Of the Octave
11:00 am-Enthronement Mass for Rt. Rev. Donald Lerow as Bishop Ordinary
Reception to follow

Sunday, January 12th EPIPHANY I
8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 Adult Study
11:00 am Holy Eucharist-Sung Service
12:45 pm Vestry Meeting
5:00 pm Holy Hour/Adoration
6:00 pm Evensong

Wednesday, January 15th St. Paul, First Hermit
10:45 am Bible Study
Noon-Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

Friday, January 18th
Confirmation Class and Dinner-6:00 pm

Sunday, January 19th EPIPHANY II
8:30 am Holy Eucharist-Said Service
9:30 Adult Study
11:00 am Holy Eucharist-Sung Service
5:00 pm Holy Hour/Adoration
6:00 pm Evensong

Wednesday, January 15th Ss. Vincent & Anastasius
10:45 am Bible Study
Noon-Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

Sunday, January 26th -EPIPHANY III
8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:30 Adult Study
11:00 am Holy Eucharist-Sung Service
6:00 pm Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

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Recent Tornado Damage

The recent tornados in the midwest and south have underscored the importance of basic preparedness for ourselves and families.  Richmond has been no stranger to such events having even experienced an earthquake in the past year.

St. Alban’s and St. Athanasius parishes wil be sponsoring a series of preparedness classes for the public beginning Saturday, April 14th at 7 pm.  Teri Mixer of Shelf-Reliance, a producer of emergency food products, will speak on appropriate measures for “food preparedness” in the event of natural or manmade disasters.  Mrs. Mixer will also discuss long-term food storage as well as the preparation of balanced, tasty and economical meals from freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients.  Shelf-Reliance also provides food to the hungry overseas through donations to its charity Thriving Nations.

Join us for an interesting and informative evening that will increase your family’s safety and awareness in the event of an emergency.

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On Saturday, February 4 at 10 am, deo volente, Fr. Donald F. Lerow will be consecrated Bishop of the Armed Forces (ACC) and will become the episcopal visitor for the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States (ACC). Participants must be present at the rehearsal, Friday, February 4th at 3 pm.
The consecration will be followed by a reception sponsored by the diocese and hosted by the Ladies of Saint Alban’s.
At 8 am, there will be a chanted Matins for all who wish to attend.

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On Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., St. Alban’s will host a presentation by Mark Dellinger, VA and WV area coordinator for Voice of the Martyrs.  Mark will be speaking about, and asking prayers for, our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world.  Please invite as many as you can to this important and powerful program.

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organizationdedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States.

Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:

VOM’s ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3:

   Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Help

VOM helps Christians who are or have been, persecuted for their involvement in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. They provide medical assistance, food, clothing, and other forms of aid.

Love

VOM supports Christians who are willing to invite their fellow men, even their persecutors, to Jesus Christ through faithful deeds of love in a hostile environment. They supply Bibles, literature, radios, and other evangelistic tools.

Encourage

They encourage persecuted Christians by giving their testimony a voice, informing Christians in the USA to know how to help. VOM believes that the lives and the testimony of persecuted Christians is a vital part of the fellowship of all believers and will challenge and strengthen the faith of Christians everywhere.

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Come join the Saint Alban’s family for food, fun and our plant and book sale.  As well, our local neighborhood association will join us to offer jumble sale items.  This will be a great opportunity to meet folks from the area surrounding the parish.  Prayers for clement weather will be most welcome!

For Fair Weather.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, wherewith thou hast afflicted us. And we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the earth may, in due time, yield her increase for our use and benefit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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