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201 S Killingsworth Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 844, Bolivar, MO 65613

News from St. Alban's Episcopal Church,

Bolivar, Missouri

new red roof



September 19, 2014         

"Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name; make known his deeds among the peoples." 

                  Break in, but no successful theft

On Monday evening someone(s) broke the lock on one of the two sheds in the back behind the church and, failing to break the second which was in the door itself, removed the siding and then smashed the door open. But that's all they succeeded in doing.

Apparently he was interrupted and left what he had intended to sell on the ground near the columbarium along with his bolt cutter, gloves and headlamp!

The police were very helpful - 

Apparently they arrested someone in the middle of the night who may have been responsible for our break in and  at least one other -

Pray for whoever did this - If he had really needed the weed-whacker, mower and other things he tried to remove, all he had to do was ask.

                      Upcoming events news

September 23 - Minda will be home from Honduras and eager to share all she has done and learned there. She will speak during the Eucharist on September 28.

October 11 - Saturday - a general sewing day all day - and all across the world for days4girls. We expect to have an article in the Bolivar newspaper before then to encourage seamstresses  from other churches (and from no church) to come sew with us - We need help cutting out material before that day so we can get as much completed as possible. PLEASE see Joyce for instructions and material!

October 19 - Our annual, church-wide bowling party at 12:00 after church!

Please sign up on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Pizza, drink, shoes and bowling for $7.00/person.     Families with children and those who cannot afford the $7.00 WILL be subsidized by St Alban's, so please do not let that keep you away. It is always fun and a good way to spend the afternoon together.



Sunday School

Christian Education classes this year will include Episcopal liturgy, sacraments and the Church year. First session, for all ages runs from September 7-October 5 and focuses on baptism.

Remember to have your children here on time! Pre-K through first grade will have Terri Mainard for their teacher.

Children in grades 2-4 will have Deann Megonnell.

Adults will also discuss baptism - in our tradition  and in other Christian traditions - also at 9:30 in the parish hall. 



 Proper 20
   Sept 21 

Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105
Joyce Schmidt

Philippians 1:21-30
Lee Schmidt

Matthew 20:1-16
Brenda Sickler
Prayers of the People
Olivia Cox

Altar Guild
Rebecca Cox

Eucharistic minister
Louise Ritter

Psalm 105
"Give thanks to the Lord..."
"Remember the marvels he has done"
In the OT generally, and in the Psalms  in particular, this pairing of admonitions
 is very common.
We give thanks, because we remember.
We remember in order to give thanks
We thank God for what God has done in the past.
We can thank God for the future because God will continue to do what is good.
Israel specifically gave thanks for the Exodus,
and saw in it the pattern for every other kind of freedom God might choose to give them.
Christians, and Paul in particular, also saw in this image a picture of what Jesus did for us in his dying and rising.
Instead of Egypt, Jesus led us out of slavery to sin,
led us through death into new life.
Our Easter hymns reflect this:
"Through the red sea, brought at last, Alleluia!"
And it is reflected in our understanding of baptism as a going down into the waters of death - and being raise to new life with Christ.