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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dear all,

We were blessed to have the Rev. Anna Rossi as our celebrant yesterday. I was reminded again of the incredible parade of gifted clergy-in-training who, year after year, bring their blessings, their questions, and their love for God and neighbor to our community. 
The gospel parable from yesterday about loving and caring for our neighbors certainly seems to have appeared at a prime moment in our national dialogue. (I use the term loosely.)

Now, more than ever, there are clear, daily choices before us: to choose love, which means recognizing and honoring the dignity of every person, or averting our eyes and removing ourselves from being of use. 
I pray we each (myself included) continue, in all our actions, to choose love, and to do so freely, joyfully and with hearts of gratitude. 

The five of us who are participating in the College for Congregational Development (Dani Gabriel, Chanthip Phongkhamsavath, Sondra Lavrov, John Nemeth and me) will be doing "homework" on Sunday, visiting St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Steve Hitchcock will be your preacher, and the Very Rev. Peggy Patterson will be your celebrant. We look forward to coming back to share what we've learned!

Blessings on your week ahead.

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie
P.S. My sermon from yesterday is here.

Sunday (and other)
forums on loving the planet

We continue to welcome a parade of folks from organizations doing good work to love the earth and build healthy community.  See below for details.

Sunday, August 4
Nature Photographer Becky Jaffe
talks about her work on display at St. Alban's, her process, and 
 how, as an artist, she sees the natural environment. Check out her website.

Sunday, August 11
Sean McConnell, Senior Director of Engagement at Episcopal Relief and Development, will be with us as preacher and forum presenter.


Worship Rota for
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Sanctuary
Altar Guild: Deborah Tabor, Sondra Lavrov
Coffee Hour Set-up: Fred Treadwell
Coffee Hour Clean-up: All
Counters: Sandy Burnett, Mary Doleman
Cupbearers: Sandy Burnett, Don Goerlitz

Lectors:    Sandy Burnett, Mary Doleman
Usher: Mary Lee Cole, Beth Beller
Visitor greeter: Becky Osborn-Coolidge

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 new address is 468 Perkins Street, Oakland, CA 94610.  (510) 735-9503. Visitors are welcome!

Bill Langston is now living in Richmond with his brother and sister-in-law, Hoover and Terry Langston. Phone calls and visits are welcomed. Please call 510-222-5169 to arrange.

Roseann Fahrner's husband, John Fahrner, is home and recovering well from a bout with guillain-barré syndrome. Please keep the prayers and love coming! Also, please contact the office if you are able to help with rides to (East Bay) medical appointments.

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:

George Ferrick, Elizabeth Finlayson, Carolyn Flores, Anna Flores, Melissa and Brian

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for The Episcopal Impact Fund which supports organizations that address the root causes of poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area, both financially and through mentorship and guidance.

Birthdays this week:  Tish Berlin (Monday), Cecelia Goerlitz (Tuesday), Miriam Marks-Peterson, Myra Rose (Sunday)

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

  Tuesday, July 16   
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, July 17
        Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall 
        Healing Service  
12 noon Library

   Thursday, July 18
            Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library  
    Friday, July 19
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
          8 am in the Kitchen 

Saturday, July 20
Art Walk on Solano, 4-7 pm, free
              St. Alban's is a featured stop on the art walk this year. 
              Photographer Becky Jaffe will be on hand,
                         as well as artists from YouthSpirit Artworks.
              Live music, tasty bites, beautiful art. Free!  

   Sunday, July 21 
          Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary   
          Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following Worship

           Third Sunday Concert Series 
              4 pm in the Parish Hall             
              Almir Cortes Trio + Harvey Wainapel.  See below for ticket link.

Next Week:      
Monday, July 22 
       Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

  Tuesday, July 23
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, July 24
        Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall 
        Healing Service
12 noon, Library   

    Thursday, July 25
             Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group,
           6-8 pm in the Library   

   Friday, July 26
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
              8 am in the Kitchen  
   Sunday, July 28
          Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary   


Stop by St. Alban's to meet artist-on-display Becky Jaffe, plus artists from YouthSpirit Artworks, and live music!
Click here for a
map of exhibit sites.
And here for more information about the event.

Tickets now on sale

for Third Sunday shows,

4 pm, July 21, 2019

Almir Côrtes trio, with Harvey Wainapel

Brazilian Folk tunes plus jazz improvisation

4 pm, August 18, 2019

Amilton Godoy/Lea Freire duo, with Berkeley Choro Ensemble

Flute/piano duo from Brazil, with local guest artists

Coming September 15:
Paul Caccamo, solo piano

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