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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dear all,


I hope this beautiful day finds you well! In church on Sunday, we talked a bit about a season of reflection on stewardship (the care of our whole lives). Please plan to stick around the next three Sundays after church for some great conversations about being good stewards of all the pieces of our lives.

How we spend our time is a great indicator of our values, and we'd love to know more about what YOU value. Please respond to the survey here to help our leadership intern, LaClaire Atkins, get a picture of how the people of St. Alban's invest their time. (Thank you!)

May you know God's loving presence, and the company of the saints, in your journey this week.

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

rector@st-albans-albany.org


P.S. Click here for my sermon from Sunday.
 
Construction news this week:
Today, new walls are getting textured, final scaffolding is going up, and painting will begin late this week. 

A couple folks are needed, at their convenience, to do some clean-up later this week (Wednesday - Friday).  Please let us know if you are available, and what day/time works best for you.


 
 
 

Worship rota for Sunday, November 11, 2018
(The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Parish Hall
Acolytes:          Lawrence DiCostanzo, Dani Gabriel
Altar Guild:     Becky Osborn-Coolidge, Laurie Schumacher
Coffee hour:     No Host Coffee Hour
Counters:         Sandy Burnett, George Ferrick
Cupbearers:     Karen Andersen, Peter Doleman
Lectors:           
 
Roseann Fahrner, LeClaire Atkins
Usher:               George Ferrick, Eric Lindgren
Visitor greeter: Karen Andersen

Parish Cycle of Prayer
If you were there,  pray for those seated near you at church on Sunday.  

Barbara Counsell is home and on hospice care. Please contact Stuart Counsell if you'd like to visit: 510-604-8060.

Barbara Lindgren is home and is so grateful for cards, visits and all the love she is receiving. She loves having brief visits. (She lives with Eric at 801 Carmel Ave, Albany.) Check with Eric for best times to stop by.

 
Talbot Richardson has moved to Lakeside Park near Lake Merritt in Oakland. More news soon about new contact information.

Please also pray for those who are home-bound and/or healing at this time: Burt Kessler, William Langston, Tim Sisson, and Charlotte Wilson. (If you would like to be on this list, or know of other parishioners who should be noted here, please let us know.)

In our regular cycle of prayers, please remember:
The Rev. Duane Sisson and Burt Kessler, Gabriel Snell and Kat Weller-Fahy, Susan Jones-Yamawaki, Trefor & Sabrina Szabo, Deborah Tabor


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for St. Elizabeth's, South San Francisco, (Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist), Holy Child and St. Martin's, (Martin, Bishop of Tours).

Birthdays: Karen Andersen (Monday), Piper and Lucas James (Tuesday), Karen Parolek (Friday), Deborah Tabor (Saturday), Burt Kessler (Sunday)

If your birthday is missing in the weekly email, please let the church know so that it can be added to our birthday rota!

 http://mailchi.mp/diocal/from-bishop-marc-a-note-to-the-diocese-about-canon-stefani?e=a46be28f37
Thanksgiving is coming,
and the Tofurkey is getting fat!

(Or was that the Turduckin?)

Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 22. 

Dani and Joshua Gabriel have graciously offered
to host the annual potluck. 

Please be in touch with
Dani if you'd like to help out!
 


Mark your calendar for a day of respite and renewal with others who care about food justice. RSVP now for this free event.

 


This Week 
 
          

  Tuesday, November 6     * Election Day! *
                  
            St. Alban's Parish Hall is a polling place. 
            A few people are needed to be hospitality greeters 
and/or to
            donate finger foods for poll workers and voters.

            Please check in with the office if you can help out.

            St. Alban's Eats will not meet this week.

         Interfaith Community Gathering: World Without Borders
           Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California,
           1433 Madison St, Oakland, CA  94612 

            Please meet at the church at 6 pm to carpool.

 Wednesday, November 7
          Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall
       
Healing Prayer Service  12pm in the Library
        Albany Irish Dance for Adults 7:30-8:30 pm

         Beginning Irish Dance for Kids 6:30-7:30 pm


 Thursday, November 8 
         Morning Prayer  8:00 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group  6-8 pm in the Library
          Tai Chi  6:15-8:15 pm in the Parish Hall


Friday, November 9  
          Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
          
8 am in the Kitchen


Sunday, November 11
           Worship at 10 am in the Parish Hall            

           Coffee Hour  and Forum following Worship in the Parish Hall
           Antika Bulgaria 3:30-6:00 pm in the Library

              HOOT! 7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish Hall  hootexlamationpoint.com
               Songs about dancing!  $10 suggested donation.
 
Next Week

Monday, November 12
     
Office Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

 
           Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students 6:15-8:15 pm
              in the Parish Hall
 
Tuesday, November 13
          Centering Prayer 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the  Nursery
            St. Alban's Eats will meet at  6pm at Mangia Mangia
          Friends of Five Creeks 7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish Hall
          
  Wednesday, November 14
        Fall Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall
      Healing Prayer Service  12pm in the Library

          Beginning Irish Dance for Kids 6:30-7:30 pm
       Albany Irish Dance for Adults 7:30-8:30 pm

 Thursday, November 15
        Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
        Benedictine Spirituality Group  6-8 pm in the Library
           Tai Chi  6:15-8:15 pm in the Parish Hall

   Friday, November 16

            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
         
8 am in the Kitchen
                   

   Sunday, November 18

           Worship at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall 
            Coffee Hour and Forum follow worship.  

            Vestry meets at 12 noon in the library.

          Third Sunday Concert Series features Musa Baroque
             Derek Tam and friends play Baroque & Classical music. 
              4 pm in the Parish Hall (flyer below)
              Tickets
on sale now!
          

             


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