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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dear friends, 

Yesterday afternoon, clergy around the diocese received a notice from Canon to the Ordinary Abbott Bailey that Bishop Marc Andrus had suffered a stroke. She wrote: 

     Please join me in praying for Bishop Marc, who is currently in
     the hospital after suffering a ischemic stroke (blood clot type)    
     this morning at his office in San Francisco. He received acute
     stroke therapies, including IV tPA and a neurointerventional
     procedure. He is now awake, alert, communicating well, and
     the news is encouraging. I will keep you informed as I receive
     new information.
     At this time, the family is focused on Bishop Marc’s health
     and healing and requests that all communication be directed through me.
     As such, please refrain from emails, texts, phone calls, or visits. The family
     is immensely grateful for your love and support. 

Please keep Bishop Marc, his wife Sheila and their daughters,
Pilar and Chloé in your prayers. (As well as the diocesan staff and the medical community caring for the Bishop.)

Looking for an update on the weekend past at St. Alban's?  Please check our Facebook page for photos from blessings of the animals and the phenomenal Jazz show by the band Kyle Athayde Dance Party.
In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

P.S. My sermon from Sunday is here
You are invited!

Living in Faith, Thriving in Hope

A Vestry-hosted BRUNCH

Sunday, October 13, 2019
In the Parish Hall, following worship

Please join us for great food, meaningful conversation,
an exploration of the spiritual discipline of generosity, and
the start of our 2020 stewardship campaign.


Starting Next Week:
"Not Your Parents'
Episcopal Church 101"

A few things have changed in the Church some of us called our childhood home. And, many deep things remain. 

Join this four-week journey with Dani Gabriel that follows the arc of our own lifespans and development.

Class meets in the library at 11:45 am

October 20: In the Beginning

October 27: Wisdom
               (Scripture, Reason, Tradition, and the Sacraments) 

November 3: Awe and Authority
               (Worship, The Book of Common Prayer, and Authority)

November 10: In the End

This course is intended for everyone: new to the Episcopal Church; new to Christianity; born in the church and never left; coming home after a long time away – it's all for you!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am
Acolytes: Chanthip Phongkhamsavath
Altar Guild: Laurie Schumacher
Coffee Hour:  Setup: Fred Treadwell, Cleanup: All
Counters: Sandy Burnett, George Ferrick
rs: Beth Beller, Lawrence DiCostanzo

Lectors: Fred Treadwell, Sandy Burnett
Ushers: George Ferrick, Eric Lindgren
Visitor greeter: Deb Jesch

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Barbara Lindgren is at the Santa Teresa Care Home, 10 Santa Teresa Court, Pittsburg, CA 94565  Phone contact: Marivel Calambro  (510) 910-0369

Talbot and Carole Richardson are at Lakeside Park Memory Care near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Their address is 468 Perkins Street, Oakland, CA 94610.  (510) 735-9503. Visitors are welcome (please call ahead).

Bill Langston is now living at 2850 Groom Drive, Richmond, CA 94806-2665 with his brother and sister-in-law, Hoover and Terry Langston. Phone calls, notes and visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please call 510-222-5169 to arrange a visit.

Please pray for those who are home-bound and/or healing at this time: Burt Kessler, William (Bill) Langston 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 this week, please remember:

Laurie Schumacher; The Rev. Duane Sisson and Burt Kessler; Gabriel Snell and Kat Weller-Fahy; Susan Jones-Yamawaki and Doug Yamawaki, Trefor & Sabrina Szabo

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for the Candlelight Labyrinth Walk at Grace Cathedral.  We pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world.

Birthdays this Week: Margaret Doleman (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!

This Week:
  Tuesday, October 8
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, October 9
       Holy Eucharist with healing prayers, 12 noon in the library 
    Thursday, October 10
            Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library  
         Benedictine Spirituality Group
             (with Compline – evening prayers)
                      6 pm in the library

    Friday, October 11
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
          8 am in the Kitchen 

      Sunday, October 13
Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
 Vestry-hosted brunch 
                    in the Parish Hall following Worship
              Please join us for good food and a lively kick-off to our
              2020 stewardship campaign            
            HOOT!  8:00 pm in the Parish Hall 
   An open mic celebration of a new folk music tradition  -
                     $10 donation
                  This month's theme: 
                  Sign up to sing: 


                                  Next Week:      
     Monday, October 14
            Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

         Tuesday, October 15
            Centering Prayer      6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
         Wednesday, October 16
           Holy Eucharist with healing prayers 12 noon, Library   
        Thursday, October 17
             Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group
              (with Compline - evening prayers)
                      6 pm in the library

           Friday, September October 18
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
              8 am in the Kitchen  

         Sunday, October 20   
           Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
           Coffee hour follows worship
           "Not Your Parents' Episcopal 101: Creation"
               First installment of a 4-part class with Dani Gabriel
                   In the library at 11:45 am

Third Sunday Concert Tickets 
on sale now!

All shows begin at 4 pm in the Parish Hall.
Please click below for ticket links.

October 20: Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo (clarinet/piano)

November 17: Flauti Diversi
        (medieval, renaissance, baroque and more!)

We are also selling tickets (and raising underwriting funds) for a very special Third Sunday Concert in February 2020:
Violins of Hope: Along the Trade Route
This concert features instruments from a collection lovingly restored violins once played by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. We will feature four violinists playing folk music from various parts of the world. Led by Cookie Segelstein playing Klezmer, other musicians will offer Celtic, South Indian and Middle Eastern tunes.

We are grateful for an initial grant from the Albany Community Foundation, and are actively seeking other grants and advertising to support this amazing show.
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