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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear all,

Greetings from Boston, where I'm hanging out with my nephew and his family before heading to Martha's Vineyard for the week ahead. I worshipped at St. James', Cambridge yesterday, where they are just starting an even bigger capital project than ours (and they pass the peace to everyone, just like we do!). So, if you are weary of all the building dust, know that you are not alone!

Speaking of our capital campaign, please mark your calendars for an update on the project: Sunday, October 7 after worship (and with First Sunday brunch!). We'll be talking about both the capital campaign and the creation of a new non-profit serving local musicians.

Dinner with Albany is this week. Please contact Sondra Lavrov for a seat at the table!

Have a beautiful week. I look forward to seeing you in a bit over a week.

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

Construction clean-up this week:
Work continues! A thousand thanks to all who are pitching in with daily cleanup!

All of the slot so for this week are filled!

  This week: 
  Monday, September 24: Barbara Metcalf
  Tuesday, September 25: Richard Jesch
  Wednesday, September 26: Fred Treadwell
  Thursday, September 27: Mary Doleman
  Friday, September 28: Susan Matteson

Please contact the church office to sign up: 510-525-1716 or


Worship rota for Sunday, September 30, 2018
(Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Parish Hall
Altar Guild:      Sondra Lavrov, Deborah Tabor
Coffee hour:     No host Coffee Hour
Counters:         Sondra Lavrov, Barbara Metcalf
Cupbearers:      Karen Andersen, Don Goerlitz
Lectors:              Fred Treadwell, Roseann Fahrner

Ushers:               Barbara Metcalf, Peter Doleman
Visitor greeter:  Karen Andersen

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

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for  St. Michael and All Angels, Concord; Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (St. Michael and All Angels, September 29)

Birthdays: Cait James, Sally Sanger (Thursday)

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 24
Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students 6:15-8:15 pm in the Parish Hall

Tuesday, September 25
        Centering Prayer 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the Nursery
St. Alban's Eats meets at 6 pm at Sugata, 1105 Solano Ave.
 Wednesday, September 26
Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall
Healing Prayer Service is not meeting this week.
               Returns Oct. 3

 Thursday, September 27
         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, September 28
          Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
8 am in the Kitchen

Saturday, September 29
Dinner with Albany!  We have two tables reserved.
           Please contact
Sondra Lavrov to join the party!

Sunday, September 30
           Worship at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall
           Coffee Hour following Worship in the Parish Hall

Benefit for Hoot! 8 pm in the Parish Hall
             Amy Kessler and company reprise her fabulous show, 
             "Bangs"  Details

Next Week
Monday, October  1
               Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students 6:15-8:15 pm in the Parish Hall

Tuesday, October 2
  Centering Prayer 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the  Nursery
  Wednesday, October 3
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 4
        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 5
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program
8 am in the Kitchen

   Saturday, October 6
Bridge/Family Game Night
6-8 pm in the Parish Hall

   Sunday, October 7

           Worship at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall 
             Sunday School 10:00 am in the Library
             First Sunday Potluck follows worship.  

            First Sunday brunch and
            Capital Campaign progress report (after church)
             Please plan to be present for this important conversation!


Further Ahead

Sunday, October 14

        Campaign Fund-Raiser and
      Launch Party for Calliope - East Bay Music and Arts

       a non-profit organization, to be housed at St. Alban's, and                 serving local musicians.     
        Silent and live auctions, live music,
                gourmet eats and beverages.

         4 - 6 pm at the beautiful Julia Morgan-designed home
          of Don and Carol Anne Brown (Claremont neighborhood).
      Tickets are $50/person or $80 for 2.
Click here for tickets.
      Organization website is here:

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