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This Week at St. Alban's

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Dear all,

I'm back in the office today, grateful for a little time away, and eager to catch up on all the goings-on here at St. Alban's.

Three upcoming events are on my mind today - here's your reminder: 
1. A's Baseball game and tailgate with All Souls, Sat. Aug. 3
    We're a month out, and the tickets need to be purchased. 
    If you want to go, please call or email the office this week.
    Cost is $39 and includes dinner and game. 
2. Loving Janis: A Workshop
    This Sunday, July 7 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall
    Get out your tie-dyes and macrame headbands for another
    amazing show with local singer/songwriter Kyra Gordon. 
   (Only $10!) Flyer below has details on this Joplin/Ian mashup
3. Zero Waste Workshop
    Next Wednesday evening at 6: 30 pm in the library
    Please join me and my new friend Stefanie Regni, owner of 
    Fillgood, a local business whose goal is to help folks cut use of
    plastic packaging and move to more sustainable options.
    I attended a worship Stefanie hosted and found it a convicting
    encouraging resource. Plus, she makes sure folks can share 
    ideas together. 

As you'll see in the senior warden's note below, there was a small group gathered for the vestry meeting on Sunday, and we're planning another in-between meeting before July 21 so we can all catch up together. We'll keep you posted on the date/time, and also on the date of the next All Parish meeting for a more thorough update on our financial status, Calliope, and more.
It's good to be home, and how blessed we are to have this holy home together!

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie


From the Senior Warden, Sandy Burnett
The Vestry met this past Sunday, June 30. 

Included in the agenda was the approval of annual Ina Lawrence Grant recommendations, and the vestry following agreed to the following, totaling $5250:
  1. Acta Non Verba                                           $250
  2. Albany Shower Program                         $1000
  3. BECAS                                                           $500
  4. Bread for the World                                    $500
  5. JFCS/immigration programs                   $500
  6. Planting Justice                                           $250
  7. Richmond College Prep                           $1000
  8. Writer Coach Connection                          $250
  9. Youth Spirit Artworks/Tiny Houses       $1000
Approval for grants recommended by the committee for Episcopal Relief and Development and Jubilee USA were held over for further information and conversation. The Vestry decided to ask the Ina Lawrence Grants Committee to develop “due diligence guidelines” for grantees, including reports on how previous grants were used, prior to receiving additional grants.

In other business, the Vestry learned that the new fence is due to be completed in mid-July and that the newly renovated music practice room will be available for tenants this month.

Because the financial reports needed additional work, the vestry also decided to schedule an ad hoc meeting within the next two weeks to discuss finances and budget actions. The date and time for this meeting will be announced as soon as it has been set.

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.

Next week!
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, 4:30pm


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 Albany's Memorial Park


Worship Rota for
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am in the Sanctuary
Acolytes:   Dani Gabriel
Altar Guild: Mary Doleman, Margaret Doleman
Coffee Hour Set-up: Fred Treadwell
Coffee Hour Clean-up: All
Counters: Sondra Lavrov, Barbara Metcalf
Cupbearers: Peter Doleman, Ade Akanni

Lectors:    Kathryne Anne Kinsey, Sandy Burnett
Usher: Chuck Rose
Visitor greeter: Don Goerlitz

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 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:

Richard Cushman, Andrew Day & Tessa Childers-Day and Sam, Stephen Denny, Larry Dicostanzo

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for all those making the "Care of Creation" pledge.

Birthdays this week:  Chloe Moody (yesterday), Liliana Trevino (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 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  
   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 Brunch in the Parish Hall following Worship
       Loving Janis: A Workshop

           7 pm in the Parish Hall.  Tickets $10 (a steal!)
           Kyra Gordon returns, this time with her one woman show,
            tying together the music of Janis Joplin and Janis Ian,
           with Kyra woven throughout.
           (See flyer below for more info.)

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

  Tuesday, July 9
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, July 10
        Tai Chi 10-12 Parish Hall 
        Healing Service
12 noon, Library   

       Zero Waste workshop  with Stephanie Regni of Fillgood.  
         6:30 pm (in the library)

      Thursday, July 11
             Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group,
           6-8 pm in the Library   

   Friday, July 12
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
              8 am in the Kitchen  

Sunday, July 14
          Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary   
           Coffee Hour following Worship
            HOOT! 7-9 pm in the Parish Hall


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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