St. Albans Episcopal Church

    Wickenburg, Az



 





November 13, 2017

G’Day St. Alban’s,

Aren’t these fall days beautiful?  When we first moved to Wickenburg we were told that November was one of the best weather months and I can believe it!  The ropers and other winter visitors are returning.   Parking lots are crowded and the roads are full of people going places.  Wonderful for Wickenburg but kind of a shock to those of us who tough it out through the summer and are used to the slow pace of our quiet town during the hot months.

Father Ron read the congregation a letter from the Bishop’s office regarding the Bishop’s decision to retire at the end of 2018.  He will be in place until a new Bishop is chosen.  Following retirement Bishop Kirk Smith will take a teaching job at a college in the east.  Transition is always hard but everyone will work to make it as successful as possible.

Coming up soon:

Tuesday, November 14, Breakfast/Fellowship will be at 8:00 am at the Pie Cabinet.  This fellowship is nice people gathering to greet the morning and each other.  Please come and join in the fun.  Everyone welcome:

 

Tuesday, November 14, ECW Meeting at 11:30 in the Parish Hall.  This is a very important meeting for all women in the church to make final plans for our December bazaar.

Wednesday, November 15, Craft Day.  Starts at 10 am and ends at 3:00 pm.  This is a chance to work on your current projects or to start a new one with an eye to provide craft items for the December bazaar.  Bring a sack lunch.  Come and go at any time and plan to enjoy the fellowship.

Wednesday, November 15, Bishop’s Committee Meeting

Sunday, November 19 – Parish Nurse will be available after the morning service to help with your medical concerns.

Sunday November 26, Stewardship Sunday.  Have you sent in your pledge yet?

Saturday, December 2....Annual ECW Bazaar – 8 am to 1 pm St. Alban’s Parish Hall.  We need donated jewelry items to sell as well as unique Attic treasures on addition to baked items, craft items and everyone’s participation and help.  Please contact Jan Savoie or Kelly Ryan if you have any questions.

Note from Jody Anderson:  I have about one million nice Meyer lemons which I would be happy to share with fellow parishioners. I plan to make Meyer lemon marmalade for the Bazaar. I will bring a basket full next Sunday. Jody Anderson   P.S. from Hartley -  In case you don’t know:  Meyer Lemons are the class act of citrus.  They are a bit milder then regular lemons and are wonderful in any recipe that calls for lemon juice or lemon peel.  People in other climates would kill for an offer of Meyer Lemons – we are very lucky!

MINISTRIES FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Acolytes…………………………………….Michael Wood, Ron Hahn

Altar Guild…………………………………Jan Heineman, Rita French

Chalice Server……………………………..Dave Loder

Coffee Hosts……………………………….Deb and Fred Poteet

Lector………………………………………Sally Carr

Ushers………………………………………Kay & Dave Iwanski

Bishop’s Committee……………………….Dave Iwanski

The Mechanic and The Cardiologist from Sally and John Carr

A Lexus mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a LS460 when he spotted a well known cardiologist in his shop.
The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his car when the mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?"
The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working.
The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything damaged, and then put everything back in, and when I finished, it worked just like new.  So how is it that I make $48,000 a year and you make $1.7M, when you and I are doing basically the same work?" 
The cardiologist paused, leaned over, and then whispered to the mechanic.......  “Now, try doing it with the engine running.”

And………………………………………. 

 Last Wednesday a passenger in a taxi heading for Union Station in Toronto leaned over to ask the driver a question and gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate window.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. Then, the shaking driver said, "Are you OK? I'm so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me." The badly shaken passenger apologized to the driver and said, "I didn't realize that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle someone so badly." The driver replied, "No, no, I'm the one who is sorry, it's entirely my fault. Today is my very first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for 25 years."

And……………………………….

Here's the final word on nutrition and health.  It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.

The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

CONCLUSION:  Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

 Go in Peace; Remember God; Keep the Faith; Be the Church