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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, September 30, 2019

Dear friends, 

Dani Gabriel, John Nemeth and I had a powerful weekend of learning at the College for Congregational Development. We're looking forward to sharing some of that with you at the October 13 parish brunch (2 brunches this month! The second one will be provided by the vestry.) It has been such a gift to learn with and from folks at churches in our diocese and far up the state in the Diocese of Northern California. (I'm so grateful to the Rev. Jen Hornbeck for filling in at St. Alban's – I heard there was a little power-out adventure, and hope all went well!)

This afternoon, the annual retreat for clergy in the Diocese of California begins at the Bishop's Ranch, so I will be back in the office Thursday morning. We'll be exploring spirituality with former presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Frank Griswold. I'm really looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, continuing with Bishop Curry's series on the Way of Love, here is a third installation. I hope you are enjoying these as much as I am!  Click here for the video. (If you go to the website for the whole project, you'll find all kinds of resources!)
In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie


News from the Deanery  
from Sandy Burnett, Deanery President
Representatives of churches from throughout Northern Alameda County gathered at St. Alban’s Sept. 12 to discuss proposals and candidates due to be voted on at the Diocesan Convention in San Francisco Oct. 25-26. St. Alban’s Deanery/Convention delegates are Sandy Burnett, Louise Erickson, Chanthip Phonkhamsavath and Laurie Schumacher, as well as our clergy.
After a dinner hosted by St. Alban’s, the Alameda Deanery heard proposals about:
  • The Diocesan budget, which is usually passed at the convention. Several people objected to the Diocese continuing to decline to present an “actual” budget of how this year’s money was spent.
  • A sabbatical leave policy for interim clergy.
  • Carbon offsets to reduce air-travel related carbon emissions.
  • Parish study of revised liturgical texts.
  • Establishing a task force on disability and deaf access
  • Using substitutes for single-use non-biodegradable plastics
Information about the proposals and budget can be found at
The Deanery also approved a change in its grant request policy to extend the application period to Nov. 1, and to create a grant for the Sacred Spaces urban ministry in Oakland.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am
Acolytes: Dani Gabriel, Katherine Kasameyer
Altar Guild: Mary Doleman, Margaret Doleman
Potluck Brunch:  Setup: Fred Treadwell, Cleanup: All
Counters: Sondra Lavrov, Barbara Metcalf
rs: Sandy Burnett, Don Goerlitz

Lectors: Sondra Lavrov, Mary Doleman
Usher: Chuck Rose
Visitor greeter: Don Goerlitz

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:

Patricia Reilly & Alexander Winslow, Caden & Zachary; Talbot & Carole Richardson; Myra & Chuck Rose and Alana; Sally and David Sanger

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for St.Francis, San Francisco  and St. Francis of Assisi, Novato

Birthdays this Week: Arthur Omura (Friday)

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:
  Monday, September 30
            Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall
  Tuesday, October 1
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, October 2
       No Noon Eucharist service this week
    Thursday, October 3
            Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library  
         Benedictine Spirituality Group
             (with Compline – evening prayers)
                      6 pm in the library

    Friday, October 4
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
          8 am in the Kitchen 

      Sunday, October 6
         The Feast of St. Francis
           Serve Breakfast at YEAH shelter 6:30 - 8:30 am
           Altar Guild meets at 8:30 am - library

           Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
First Sunday Potluck Brunch following Worship
             Blessing of the Animals - 12:00 - 2:00 Patio
            Big Band Show: "Kyle Athayde Dance Party"
                            4:00-6:00 pm Parish Hall

                                  Next Week:      
     Monday, October 7
            Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

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

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

         Sunday, October 13   
           Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
           Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following Worship
             HOOT! 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Parish Hall
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This Sunday afternoon!
If you love a great horn section, get your tickets now!

Many of you heard Kyle play the vibraphone at the Calliope launch party last fall, but he is also a phenomenal band leader and accomplished composer.

Note: the name of the big band is "Kyle Athayde Dance Party." 
You WILL want to dance, and this is a show...

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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