Wickenburg, AZ

St. Albans Episcopal Church

Ministries

March 18, 2019

G’Day St. Alban’s,

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our weather was like this all the time?  Warm, a slight breeze, everything green and growing.  This, though, is the time of sudden change from delightful to temperamental.  We even might have some more wind, rain and cooler weather.  Be aware that the snakes have awakened and are moving about.  If your dog(s) haven’t had snake shots it would be a good idea to investigate getting them from your vet. Shots could save your pets life and cut down on the recuperation time if bitten.  Worth the investment!  March is the wind-up time for many of the town events.  Get a copy of the Wickenburg Sun on Wednesday to find out what is going on. One thing for sure, snowbirds are beginning to pack their gear and head for their summer homes. We will miss them as we will the ropers who do so much for our town’s economy.   P.S. If you want to see a magnificent display of wildflowers take Gold Nugget Road west from Vulture Mine Road and travel through the back country always keeping to the right.  You will come to Camino Blanco.  Stay right on Camino Blanco.  That will carry you on a loop that will intersect Hwy 93.  It is a lot of dirt road but completely navigable by a passenger car.

Happening at St. Alban’s:

Monday, March 18, 2019 – The women of St. Alban’s will travel to the Yarnell Community Church to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.  Everyone will meet at St. Alban’s at 11:00 to carpool to the event.
 
Stations of the Cross: Tuesday, March 19, at  8:00 am in St. Alban’s Sanctuary.  Join others for a meaningful time of quiet, prayer and reflection during the Lenten Season.

Emergency Plan:  An Emergency Preparedness Plan has been developed for St. Alban’s. The plan will be presented on in the Parish Hall, Sunday, March 24, following the worship services.  This is a very important subject and all parishioners ae encouraged to be present. The meeting will include the CAP Café lunch.  The luncheon will feature a taco bar and church members are encouraged to bring ”sides” to supplement the tacos.

Breakfast Fellowship:  Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 am  at Denny’s.  This will give you all plenty of advance notice so you can be sure and get it on your calendar.  The breakfast is a wonderful way to start the day.

MINISTRIES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019

Acolytes………………………Tony Loder, Deborah Poteet

Altar Guild……………………….Mary Teetsel, Jan Heineman

Chalice Server……………………..Ellie Nolan

Coffee Hosts………………………CAP Café

Lector……………………………..Hartley Bennett

Ushers…………………………….Dave & Kay Iwanski

Bishops Committee………………...Sam Stephens, Gordon Schlegel

Our congregation is composed of unique and wonderful individuals.  From time to time I come across some of their stories in my files and want to pass them on to you.  This concerns our good friend Jim Bansner and is replicated as written by him:

This story happened soon after my graduation from tech school and my first assignment to a fighter-interceptor squadron.

I was working earl one morning on a jet engine afterburner (tail pipe).

My hands were full of a combination of unburned jet fuel and pure, black carbon.  They were black and greasy.

A pilot officer approached me and said, “Show me your hands, airman.”

Not knowing what to expect, I suddenly thrust out my black, greasy hands.

He then stated, “My life is in your hands,” then turned and quickly left.

One of life’s lessons learned!  The only one I had to answer  to as an aircraft mechanic was the pilot flying at 40,000 feet.

 

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Small Joke:

Will It Help My Golf?

A middle-aged Man was prescribed a course of tablets for two months.  He asked the doctor, “Will I be able to play golf?”

“Yes, definitely,” said the doctor.


“That’s great,” said the man, “because I never could before!”

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