St Alban’s Episcopal Church
Bolivar, Missouri
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Morning Prayer Sundaywith Ryan Williams preaching
The Gospel for Sunday Luke 9:51-62

When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers to go ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him because his face was set towards Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village. As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” to another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

This Weekend
Today Mother Cathy is leaving for the ordination/consecration of Jos Tharakan in Idaho. There will be no newsletter or reflections until Monday after her return.
The Ordination and Consecration of the Very Rev. Jos Tharakan as the 14th bishop of Idaho, will take place on Saturday, June 25, at 11:00 AM at the Cathedral of the Rockies (Methodist). The service will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Idaho Facebook page or on their youtube channel. You can also check for more information on the Diocese of Idaho website at

Adult Christian Ed at 9:30 will continue with chapters 11 and 12 of the book, The Episcopal Way. St. Alban’s worship on Sunday at 10:30 will be Morning Prayer led by Becca Cox with Ryan Williams preaching and Jean Vincent at the piano. In IdahoIn Idaho, the newly ordained Bishop Tharakan will be welcomed and “seated” at the Cathedral of St Michael, Boise during the regular Sunday morning service. Our Bishop Diane is always the photographer, so expect some pictures of this whole weekend event on her page! I probably won’t take any until after the ordination. Remind me when I come home to tell you the history of that church and especially its name.



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