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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
                                                                                       

Pentecost

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"....kindle a flame of sacred love upon the altar of my heart." Hymn 704 

   Come rushing wind and flashing fire...Spirit

   
  flames !     

(Note - Since we won't actually celebrate it on Pentecost, I have written an article on Memorial Day for this Friday's edition of the Bolivar Herald Free Press which I will post, with photos, on the St Alban's facebook page on Friday...)


This Sunday - Pentecost - the magnificent culmination of Easter! Apart from the coming of the Holy Spirit, the church wouldn't even exist. The resurrection wouldn't matter. You wouldn't even know about it. You couldn't know Jesus at all. You'd not have much idea who God is, or his attitude towards the world we live in. Easter points to Pentecost, and Pentecost fulfills every Easter promise and hope. Jesus is among us here and now, forever, because of Pentecost.

The most important celebration of the year! Without it, neither Christmas nor Easter would matter to you...be "real" for you, nor would you be empowered to live as witnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus!  RED is the color.  

 Celebrating the baptism of Jo-Anne Leslie Pyle, the graduation of Marcus and the birthday of the Church!

Festive potluck to follow worship - Please bring something to share with everyone! (There will be cake and ice cream~)

 

Note that the dead trees in front of the church are gone - more work will be done by the columbarium soon. But it is far more attractive right now than it has been!

 

Next Sunday - Trinity Sunday - May 31 - First day of summer schedule. Eucharist will be at 9:30 AM until Labor Day.

 

Baby shower for Tanya Schmidt immediately after church May 31. They've had three boys - so clearly what they need is GIRL stuff! Bring finger foods and goodies for the shower!

 

Classes for worship leaders are planned to begin Sunday, June 7. Please mark your calendars. We'll try to meet for 45 minutes after Church while others are enjoying the coffee hour.

 

Upcoming Garage Sale dates - Saturdays, June 6 and 13. Please bring items as soon as possible - We DO have storage for them. Just put items on the table by the door to the gardens/playground.

 

June 7 is the Sunday closest to the founding of the Diocese of West Tennessee 125 years ago. We will celebrate that event during worship on June 7 -

 

June 28 - is the Sunday on which we will celebrate the feast of   St Alban, the first known Christian martyr in Britain. All gather at Dunnegan park for our 9:30 Eucharist, followed by a cookout/picnic in the park.

 
 
readers 
      
     Sunday, 
May 24, 2015
 10:30 AM
Pentecost
 

Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 104:25-35b
Joyce Schmidt

 
 Acts 2:1-21
Vance Halfaker
  
     
 John 15:26-27, 16:4-15
The Rev. Brenda Sickler

 

 Prayers of the PeopleEric Schmidt

 

 

Eucharistic Minister
Rick Carr