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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, February 4, 2019

Dear all,


The vestry and I had a really life-giving retreat together on Saturday. 
We are in challenging times, but it felt like we all came out hopeful and carrying energy for the ministry of leadership that lies ahead. 

Please stay tuned for more (and pray with us as we discern who will serve as senior and junior wardens for 2019). 

This Sunday, February 10, will be the Rev. Sara Cosca-Warfield's last with us, as she prepares to move to her new call in Oregon. Chanthip is organizing a special coffee hour. Please contact her to be part of the fun.

I hope you will also join us for the book forum, starting this Sunday. Information is in the box below. 

Have a beautiful week!

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

rector@st-albans-albany.org


 P.S. my sermon from Sunday is here


 
Sunday Forum Series:
"Midrash for Christians"


Sundays after coffee hour in the library
(note change in dates)
February 10 (12 pm), 17 and March 3 (11:45 am)

The books are in – we ordered a few extra copies,
so if you'd like to join us, please claim a copy this week. 
Cost is $16, payable to St. Alban's

Please read to page 51 in preparation
this Sunday's class. 


Book – Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks
by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso



 
 
Worship Rota for
Sunday, February 10, 2019

(The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Sanctuary
Acolytes:          Katherine Kasameyer, Dani Gabriel
Altar Guild:      Dani Gabriel, Laurie Schumacher
Coffee hour:     Chanthip Phongkhamsavath
Counters:          Sandy Burnett, George Ferrick
Cupbearers:     
Beth Beller, Sandy Burnett
Lectors:             Mary Lee Cole, Don Goerlitz

Ushers:              George Ferrick, Eric Lindgren
Visitor greeter:  Deb Jesch



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

Barbara Lindgren is still at La Casa Via Transitional Care Center, 1449 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. She will be moving elsewhere soon, but meanwhile, cards (and visits) are welcomed!

 
Talbot and Carole Richardson have moved to Lakeside Park Memory Care near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Their new address is 468 Perkins Street, Oakland, CA 94610. New direct phone #: (510) 735-9503. Visitors are welcome!

Fr. Duane Sisson shared on Sunday that he has been diagnosed with cancer in one of his kidneys. He received news today that the treatment will be a minimally invasive surgery, and he requests your prayers as he continues in this journey.

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 this week, please remember:
The Rev. Duane Sisson and Burt Kessler; Gabriel Snell and Kat Weller-Fahy; Susan Szabo-Jones and Doug Yamawaki, Trefor & Sabrina Szabo; Deborah Tabor


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for the Executive Council of the Diocese

Birthdays: Lori Trevino (Tuesday), Christine Bruso (Saturday)

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 Week 
   Monday, February 4
           Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall


    Tuesday, February 5
           Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery

              Bridge Group 9 am - 1 pm in the Parish Hall
              St. Alban's Eats meets at Juanita and Maude Restaurant,
               825 San Pablo Ave., Albany, at 6:00 p.m.  
             Please RSVP TODAY to Becky Osborn-Coolidge,
                   if you haven't already done so.


   Wednesday, February 6
           Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall
           
Healing Prayer Service  12 p.m. in the Library
           Beginning Irish Dance for Kids 6:30-7:30 pm

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

             
     Thursday, February 7
                Morning Prayer 8 am in the Library 
             Benedictine Spirituality Group 
                        6-8 p.m. in the Library

                 Tai Chi 6:15-8:15 pm in the Parish Hall       

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

     Sunday, February 10
           Worship at 10 am in the Sanctuary
          
  Special Coffee Hour honoring
              the Rev. Sara Cosca-Warfield on her last Sunday with us.

               Forum: "Midrash for Christians" 12 pm in the library
                 (see above for more info)


              HOOT! 7-9 pm in the Parish Hall
            Just in time for Valentine's: songs of holding on & letting go.
 
                   Next Week

Monday, February 11
       Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

 
  Tuesday, February 12
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery

         Bridge Group 9 am - 1 pm in the Parish Hall
          Friends of Five Creeks 7-9 pm in the Parish Hall

    Wednesday, February 13
        Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall
      Healing Prayer Service  12  pm in the Library
          Beginning Irish Dance for Kids 6:30-7:30 pm
          Albany Irish Dance for Adults 7:30-8:30 pm


 Thursday, February 14
        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, February 15
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
         
8 am in the Kitchen

     Sunday, February 17
           Worship at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary

 
            Third Sunday Concert Series:  Proteus Trio 
                  4:00 pm in the Parish Hall

                      See ticket link just below.
              
         

 
Looking for great music in 2019? 

Tickets now on sale for the

2nd and 3rd concerts of 2019:

Proetus Trio (updated info!)

Quinteto La Moderna (Cuban!)

 
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