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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, June 24, 2019

Dear all,

First, a huge thank-you to the crew that put in the new fence posts on Saturday (if you haven't seen how great they look, take a peek out the library windows!). I know that our neighbor Irma is grateful, too.
All: Stay tuned for part II of the project, probably on Sat., June 29. 

And, happy Feast of St. Alban! This Saturday, June 22, is our patronal feast day. Legend holds that St. Alban gave up his life to protect another, and was the first British martyr. You can read his story (as best we have it) here.

This spirit of self-giving is ever-present at St. Alban's, and all are blessed in the love we share. Take time to think this week: what have you learned about love from life at St. Alban's?

I'm on vacation this week and next. You'll be in good hands while I'm away – The Revs. Paula Nesbitt and Hanna Cornthwaite will be here on the 23rd and 30th, respectively, and The Rev. Corrie Lassen will lead the Wednesday noon services. Please contact the church office if you are in need of pastoral care, and Karen will get you connected to a local clergy person.

I'll be back in the office on July 2, and I look forward to catching up at that time. 

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

 P.S. Dani's Trinity Sunday sermon from yesterday is here.

News from the Alameda Deanery
The deanery met at St. Clement's Church, Berkeley, last Thursday evening. Sandy Burnett, Laurie Schumacher, Louise Erickson and Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch attended as St. Alban's representatives. Please contact Sandy Burnett, Deanery President, with any questions.
Here are five take-aways from the meeting:
• A new Whole and Healthy Church Program training aimed at giving church members the tools to prevent adult or child abuse is now available online or via in-person training. See The training is mandatory for all clergy, church leaders, key holders, etc., unless they have been certified within the last three years.

• Training for outreach ministries, formation, communications, volunteering, Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors, and the new safe church program will be offered Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Paul's, Oakland, from 9 AM to 1:30 PM.

• The national church offers free materials for anti-racism training. The curriculum, entitled Sacred Ground, includes reading materials and videos. See

• The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch challenged other parishes to join St. Alban’s in helping Youth Spirit Artworks build a tiny house village for homeless youth. Parishes can donate funds (it takes $16K to build a house) or join volunteer building sessions
(August 17-18 or 24-25 and September 7-8).

• The Diocese's Commission on the Environment has a new name: The Commission on Creation Care (CCC), which is promoting the carbon tracker, Sustain Island Home; supporting parishes in sustainable living and “greening” their parishes.

The Alameda Deanery is a consortium of 14 Episcopal churches in Northern Alameda County and Southern Contra Costa County. Representatives meet quarterly and serve to communicate information between the Deanery churches and the Diocese.

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.

Wednesday, July 10,  6:30 pm (in the library)
Zero Waste workshop  with Stephanie Regni of
FillgoodLearn how to reduce your use of plastic and walk more lightly on the Earth! 

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.

It's almost summer!

See below for tickets to 3rd Sunday Concerts, 
and mark your calendar for these fun events: 

Saturday, Aug. 3


Join us, with All Souls' Berkeley for a
multi-parish tailgate dinner and ballgame outing
to see the Oakland A's vs. St. Louis Cardinals.

Tickets are $39 and may be reserved through the church office. 
Please make checks payable to St. Alban's.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Church (and picnic) in the Park!
Worship, eat and play silly games together 
at Alban's Memorial Park


Worship Rota for
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Sanctuary
Acolytes: Katherine Kasameyer,  Dani Gabriel
Altar Guild: Mary Doleman, Margaret Doleman
Coffee Hour Set-up: Fred Treadwell
Coffee Hour Clean-up: All
Counters: Susan Matteson, Patricia Elmore
Cupbearers: Lawrence DiCostanzo, Dani Gabriel

Lectors:    Katherine Kasameyer, Don Goerlitz
Usher: Barbara Metcalf, Peter Doleman
Visitor greeter: Deb Jesch

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. New direct phone #: (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 shared Sunday that her 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 Becky 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:

Margie Carr, Judith Carrillo, Mary Lee Cole, D Cuny

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for San Francisco Pride Week.

Birthdays this week:  Cynthia Ivy (Monday), Howie Hickman (Wednesday), Chuck Rose (Thursday), Jill Squire (Friday), Howard Hickman (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, June 24
Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
        6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

  Tuesday, June 25   
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, June 26
        Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall 
        Healing Service  
12 noon Library

   Thursday, June 27
            Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group,
           6-8 pm in the Library   
   Friday, June 28
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
          8 am in the Kitchen  

Saturday, June 29
Concert: Ensemble 1828 presents an all-Schubert program
     7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
    Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello; Alison Lee, piano and
     Nicole Oswald, violin.
     Isaac has been offering fundraising concerts to benefit
      St. Alban's for the past many years. As a soloist or in a group,
      his concerts are always beautiful!
     Tickets available
online, or at the door ($25/$20/under 12 free)

   Sunday, June 30 
          Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary   
          Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following Worship
             Vestry Meeting 11:45 am in the Library

Next Week:      
Monday, July 1 
       Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

  Tuesday, July 2
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, July 3
        Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall 
        Healing Service
12 noon, Library   

      Thursday, July 4
            Office Closed for the Independence Day Holiday
             Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group,
           6-8 pm in the Library   

   Friday, July 5
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
              8 am in the Kitchen  

             First Friday Writing Workshop 6:30-8:00 pm Parish Hall

    Sunday, July 7
          Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary   
           First Sunday Potluck Brunch after Worship


Tickets now on sale

for Third Sunday shows,


just added:

7:30 p.m., Saturday June 29, 2019

Ensemble 1828
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello, Alison Lee, piano, and Nicole Oswald, violin, present an all-Schubert program,
benefitting the St. Alban's Capital Campaign.

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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