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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dear Friends, 

Our presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry (the titular head of the Episcopal Church in the United States) is such a beautiful and inspiring teacher. I have recently begun watching his series of short videos on The Way of Love, and thought I'd start sharing them here. His teaching series has 7 steps: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Over the next several weeks, I'll be sharing links to the series videos. This week, here are the overview and the first video: Turn.  

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Want to get together during the week and talk about it?  Let me know.

Please see below for information about launch events for Dani's new picture book, "Sam!"

Have a beautiful week!
In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

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

Youth Spirit Artwork Tiny House Builds Continue

Here's an article from last week that gives a nice update on the project. 
Three more work days have been added to the calendar: 
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 5

Builds take place at 2116 Brush Street, Oakland. Arrive 8:15 am for 9 am start. Street parking available. Conclude by 4 pm (partial day volunteers also welcome!)

Volunteers are needed: helpers for construction, check-in, food set-up/clean-up. You don't have to want to do construction to help out! Sign up to participate

Food is also needed for each build day. Rev. Julie will be going on October 5 and can take any donations with her on that date. Sign up to donate food here.

Prefer to donate money to the project?
You can do that

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am
Acolytes:  Lawrence DiCostanzo, Dani Gabriel
Altar Guild: Peter Doleman, Becky Osborn-Coolidge
Coffee Hour:  Setup: Fred Treadwell, Cleanup: All
Counters: Patricia Elmore, Susan Matteson
rs: Peter Doleman, Don Goerlitz

Lectors: Mary Lee Cole, Roseann Fahrner
Usher: Ade Akanni
Visitor greeter: Beth Beller

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 and encouraged. Please call 510-222-5169 to arrange.

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:

Nancy Olson and Aaron; Becky Osborn-Coolidge, Paul and Imogen Osborn; Karen and Dan Parolek, Abby and Noah

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for St. Matthew's, San Mateo

If your birthday is missing in the weekly email, please let the church know so that it can be added to our birthday rota!

Recycling update

As the market for recyclable items continues to tighten, communities are limiting items that can go in green waste and recycle bins. Please see below for this updated poster from the City of Albany. Let's all work together to be good stewards (and recyclers) at St. Alban's!  Here's a 3-minute video that spells it out.
Click here for a helpful poster, and look for new signs at the church.

This Week:
  Monday, September 16
            Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

  Tuesday, September 17
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, September 18
        Healing Service   12 noon Library
    Thursday, September 19
            Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library  
         Benedictine Spirituality Group (with Compline - evening prayers)
                      6 pm in the library

    Friday, September 20
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
          8 am in the Kitchen 

      Sunday, September 22
Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
            Coffee Hour following Worship

             Vestry Meeting 12:00 - 2:00

           Concert: Rachmaninoff's Trio Elegiaque 4:00 - 6:00
              Parish     Hall  - A Benefit Concert for San Francisco Baykeeper
              Suggested Donation: $15, Reception following 

        Next Week:      
     Monday, September 23
            Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

         Tuesday, September 24
            Centering Prayer      6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
         Wednesday, September 25
           Healing Service 12 noon, Library   
        Thursday, September 26
             Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group (with Compline - evening prayers)
                      6 pm in the library

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

         Sunday, September 29   
           Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
            Coffee Hour following Worship

New concert just added!
If you love a great horn section, get your tickets now!

Many of you heard Kyle play the vibraphone at the Calliope launch party last fall, but he is also a phenomenal band leader and accomplished composer.

Note: the name of the big band is "Kyle Athayde Dance Party." 
You WILL want to dance, and this is a show...

Third Sunday Concert Tickets 
on sale now!

All shows begin at 4 pm in the Parish Hall.
Please click below for ticket links.

October 20: Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo (clarinet/piano)

November 17: Flauti Diversi
        (medieval, renaissance, baroque and more!)

We are also selling tickets (and raising underwriting funds) for a very special Third Sunday Concert in February 2020:
Violins of Hope: Along the Trade Route
This concert features instruments from a collection lovingly restored violins once played by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. We will feature four violinists playing folk music from various parts of the world. Led by Cookie Segelstein playing Klezmer, other musicians will offer Celtic, South Indian and Middle Eastern tunes.

We are grateful for an initial grant from the Albany Community Foundation, and are actively seeking other grants and advertising to support this amazing show.
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