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This Week at St. Alban's

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dear all,


I'm a day late writing today – still agog at the beautiful party we had at the home of Don and Carol Anne Brown to launch Calliope. Many, many thanks to everyone who made it possible, who attended, who bid on items small and large and who prayed for a great event from afar. So far, we've raised about $12,000, with more still in the works. 

A group of photos are below – more will be on the Calliope Facebook page soon (and linked to St. Alban's page.)

If you wanted to be there, but couldn't, you can still participate: we are still accepting "votes" to remove the orange carpeting ($100/square – happy to give you an actual square), shares of a new microphone ($100), and one-hour slots of grant-writing expertise ($53).
Make checks payable to the El Cerrito Community Foundation (Calliope's fiscal sponsor), and mailed or dropped off at the church office. Be sure to note "Calliope" in the memo line, and include a note with the purpose of your donation.


More good news! ]ML Melville and Richard Gugelmann write: we give thanks for a new grandchild - our ninth! - Charles William Gugelmann (Charlie) born to our son Hallam and his wife Lily Pemberton in San Francisco.
 
 
Please pray for clergy and lay representatives to the Diocese of California annual convention this Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.

Wishing you a beautiful week!

 

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

rector@st-albans-albany.org


P.S. Click here for my sermon from Sunday.
Will Scott's sermon from Sept. 30 is here.
 
Making organic food accessible
to low-income members of the church and neighborhood


Dani Gabriel, our fabulous intern from the School for Deacons, has discovered that there are grants funds that can be combined with SNAP (food stamps) to make purchasing
the Full Belly organic farm boxes delivered here each week very affordable. 

We are looking for one (or two) adults who would like to work with her to set this up. 
If you are interested, please contact Rev. Julie (rector@st-albans-albany.org)
or Dani Gabriel (allthepossible@gmail.com) for more information!
Construction clean-up this week:
 



   Work continues
   inside the building
   this week,
   so
   NO exterior
   cleanup help
   is needed


   Thanks to all who     
   signed up
   – you'll get
   another chance,
   we promise!

 


Worship rota for Sunday, October 21, 2018
(Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Parish Hall
Acolytes:          Chanthip Phongkhamsavath, LeClaire Atkins
Altar Guild:     Deborah Tabor, Becky Osborn-Coolidge
Coffee hour:     No Host Coffee Hour
Counters:         Marge Black, Mary Doleman
Cupbearers:     Beth Beller, Karen Andersen
Lectors:           
 
Fred Treadwell, Margie Carr
Ushers:              Marge Black, Beth Beller
Visitor greeter:  Becky Osborn-Coolidge

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 would love to have visitors. (She lives with Eric at 801 Carmel Ave, Albany.) Check with Eric for best times to stop by.


Talbot Richardson is in room 111A at the Elmwood Care Center: 2829 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 (across the street from the Berkeley Bowl). He'd love to get a note or have a visit!

Please also pray for those who are home-bound and/or healing at this time: Barbara Counsell, 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:
Karen and Dan Parolek, Abby and Noah; Ann Partington, Jeff Peterson and Elise Marks -Peterson, Miriam and Noah Marks-Peterson; and Chanthip Phongkhamsavath

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for St. Luke's, San Francisco and St. Luke's, Walnut Creek.

Birthdays: Irene Nikkah, Yesterday (happy belated birthday, Irene! 

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
This Saturday, a FREE class that will equip you to help out in the community if there is a disaster (and a good idea for when we return to being able to offer emergency shelter here!)

This Sunday is Bread for the World Sunday – come ready to write to your elected representative in favor of just food policies. Then, mark your calendar for a day of respite and renewal with others who care about justice. RSVP now for this free event.


 
This Week 
 
 Tuesday, October 16
        Centering Prayer 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the Nursery
        
St. Alban's Eats will not meet this week.
         
 Wednesday, October 17
            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, October 18
         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, October 19
          Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
          
8 am in the Kitchen


             Diocesan Convention 
             2 pm at Grace Cathedral
             (free dinner for all on the cathedral plaza at 5:45 pm,
              followed by Holy Eucharist inside.


   Saturday, October 20th
       Diocesan Convention 
             9 am - 5 pm at Grace Cathedral

       Community-based Disaster Prep Demo Fair
        (10 a.m. to 2p.m.) Frances Albrier Community Center
        at San Pablo Park, Berkeley. (See flyer below)


   Sunday, October 21
           Worship at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall
           
Coffee Hour  following Worship in the Parish Hall

          Bread for the World Sund
          We will have our annual "offering of letters during
          coffee hour.
          Contact
Dani Gabriel (allthepossible@gmail.com)
          for more information!


Third Sunday Concert Series (see flyer below)
             Nomad Session - Wind octet concert,
                   plus musical instrument "petting zoo"

               4 - 6 pm in the Parish Hall
               Tickets: General admission $20; Seniors: $18;
               Low-income teens and adults, $10 (this show only);
                    children 12 and under with adult: always free!
               Tickets on sale here: 

               https://nomadsessionatstalbans.eventbrite.com
 
Next Week

Monday, October  22
               Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students 6:15-8:15 pm in the Parish Hall

Tuesday, October 23
       
  Centering Prayer 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the  Nursery
           St. Alban's Eats will meet to eat at 6 pm atWhite Lotus Thai
          
  Wednesday, October 24
    
Healing Prayer Service  12pm in the Library
        Fall Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall

       Albany Irish Dance for Adults 7:30-8:30 pm

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

 Thursday, October 25
        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, October 26
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
         
8 am in the Kitchen
                   

   Sunday, October 28
           Worship at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall 
             Coffee Hour follows worship.  


    

       
             


Further Ahead
    


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