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Our Mission Team Thanks You! Our Mission Team returned Friday, June 29,  with tired and slightly sunburned bodies, but joy-filled hearts. They worked hard all week doing manual labor (dragging items to dumpsters, cleaning up debris, moving, etc.) in Port Aransas and Holiday Beach, laid sod at Trinity By the Sea Episcopal Church, cooked and served lunch for 55 people at the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi, and worked at the Coastal Bend Food Bank twice.

All of the youth served on Food Teams, with each team doing a dinner shift and a morning shift (cooking and cleaning up!). They also were able to spend time at the beach and even woke at 5:45 a.m. one morning to watch the release of sea turtle hatchlings! As usual, watching the building and strengthening of faith and relationships with others was one of the most transformational parts. Thank you to everyone who supported us financially through fundraisers and all who prayed for us!

 

Important eNews Info!  Our Weekly eNews is now being sent through Mailchimp. If you did not receive it on June 14 or June 21, or would like to be added to the list, please contact Communications Officer Lisa Perez at lisaperez@stalbansaustin.org. Thanks!

 

St. Alban’s Choir will be on Vacation After worship on July 8, the choir will be on a much-deserved vacation. We look forward to them sharing their gifts during worship again on August 19.

 

Wednesday Bible Study and Lunch this Summer  Rather than meeting weekly, we are meeting monthly over the summer. Rev. Erin leads this Bible study and over the summer we'll study portions of Paul's Letter to the Romans.

  • Wed., June 27 Bible Study at 9:30-11:00a.m. and out to lunch to follow
  • Wed., July 25 Bible Study from 9:30-11:00a.m. and out to lunch to follow
  • Wed., Aug. 29 Bible Study from 9:30-11:00a.m. and out to lunch to follow

ALL are welcome to both study and lunch (Dutch treat) or one or the other!

 

Want to be a part of making St. Alban’s Vacation Bible School awesome?!? Please consider taking a “thumbs up” off the donation board and bringing back the listed item. A basket will be provided in the welcome center to collect supplies. Thank you!

 

Check out our new sign for yourself!  The placement of the new sign at the foot of the driveway offers the most visibility from both north and south. If you're driving at night, you'll still be able to see the sign via solar powered spotlight. The directions on the website are just right for getting people to the church building and the Parish Life Center. The sign on the road is just right for evangelism as people go up and down the road in their daily life seeking Jesus and community. The next time you are on I35, see for yourself; day or night, you'll see the placement in a good light!

 

Curious about St. Alban's Budget Planning Process?  The people of St. Alban's have a Ministry Funding Plan for our annual operations and ministries funded by parishioners like you. There is a process for how the annual Ministry Funding Plan occurs and this process is in chart form on the board in the Parish Life Center lobby. The vestry, your elected leadership, is already looking into our 2019 Ministry Funding Plan. Come check out the process by looking at the chart. Want to know more? Ask a vestry person; their pictures are on the Parish Life Center lobby bulletin board. 

 

Wednesday Bible Study and Lunch this Summer Rather than meeting weekly, we are meeting monthly over the summer. Rev. Erin leads this Bible study and over the summer we'll study portions of Paul's Letter to the Romans.

  • Wed., June 27 Bible Study at 9:30-11:00a.m. and out to lunch to follow
  • Wed., July 25 Bible Study from 9:30-11:00a.m. and out to lunch to follow
  • Wed., Aug. 29 Bible Study from 9:30-11:00a.m. and out to lunch to follow

ALL are welcome to both study and lunch (Dutch treat) or one or the other!

 

Christian Education This Summer:

Adults: Bring your coffee and goodies from Coffee Hour to the Parlor for a lectionary Bible study. Each week we will dive deeper into the scripture appointed for that day.

Children: It’s Lego Bible time! Come to learn about a Saint and respond creatively with Legos.

Youth: Youth will meet for lunch, fellowship, and learning on most Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This summer will include a mix of mission trip preparation and faith in film. See Lisa Perez lisaperez@stalbansaustin.org for more information.

 

Summer Swimming Meet-Ups  Kids of all ages WITH their parents/guardians are invited to this weekly fellowship opportunity! We will swim each Friday in June and July beginning on June 1, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Join us at Alice and Nelson Smith’s pool at 310 Woodland Oaks Trail in Buda. Contact Catherine LaGrone for more info catherine@stalbansaustin.org.

 

Our plants are thirsty!   Wanted: volunteers to water the Remembrance Garden, Butterfly Garden and other island that grace our upper parking area.  We provide the water, the hoses and the plants.  You provide the talent and time to water.  Bonus - quiet time to enjoy the hummingbirds and the beauty of the hilltop.  Sometimes there are bunnies!  Right now we are down to three water whisperers, which just isn't sustainable.  Ideally we'd love 8-10 people to cover vacations and perhaps work together.  Interested?  Contact Elizabeth Hinson at ephinson@hotmail.com

The Gift of a New Sign  St. Alban’s is grateful to Mrs. Nannette Musgrave, wife of the late Rev. John B. Musgrave, St. Alban's Rector from 1994-1999 for a special dedicated financial gift. Her gift was given to honor her husband's passion for evangelism to build a permanent sign structure for increased visibility. Parishioner Bev Drawe worked with an architect, an engineer, A&E Sign Designs, and your vestry. Rev. Erin worked with Mrs. Musgrave for this project. Together, we have created a sign that will guide folks to St. Alban’s for years to come. Work has already begun. Thank you to Mrs. Nannette Musgrave for the gift of $7,000 towards this sign!

Parish Announcements Want something about your ministry in the bulletin announcement insert, weekly eNews, St. Alban's Facebook page, and/or parish website? Send information to St. Alban's Communication Officer Lisa Perez at lisaperez@stalbansaustin.org. Even if the meeting is a recurring one, please make sure to contact Lisa so that we double check that it's on the parish calendar in the parish office and we get out timely reminders.

Want something in the spoken announcements or do you want to make a spoken parish ministry related announcement on a Sunday? Contact Rev. Erin erin@stalbansaustin.org, 512-282-5631 (office), or 512-297-9981 (cell). 

Parish Prayer Lists  St. Alban’s maintains two separate parish prayer lists. One is public, and is published each Sunday in the worship bulletin. Names remain on this list for a month, unless Rev. Erin is contacted to renew that request. The second prayer list is unpublished and confidential, maintained by the Daughters of the King.

In the New Year, the ongoing prayers lists will get a fresh start. If you want to continue, add, or update a request, please let Rev. Erin (published list) or Diane Veihman (unpublished/confidential list) know by the morning of  Dec. 28th.

Rev. Erin (512) 282-5632 or erin@stalbansaustin.org                  Diane (832) 407-5041 or dvman22@gmail.com

Large Print Worship Materials: Large print materials for Sunday morning worship are available in the Narthex (lobby) of the church. Please return the large print materials after the service.

Our Volunteer Receptionist team is the best! They answer phones, open doors, offer hospitality to visitors, help with copies, office tasks, and much more… and do it all with a joyful spirit. The staff is so thankful for them! If you would like to join this team, we are in need of someone to take on the Monday afternoon slot. Also, if this sounds like something you could do occasionally but not every week, it would be great to have a list of substitute receptionists for when our team members are out of town. Please contact Rev. Erin (erin@stalbansaustin.org) for more information.