Grace and peace to you in our Lord Jesus Christ!
I am delighted to welcome you to our website. You will find here a window into the life and ministries of Saint Alban's. We are a community committed to Jesus Christ and carrying out His mission. For members of the parish I hope that you will find information and resources to support you in your daily life and ministry. For those new to Saint Alban's, this is an invitation to connect and join us as a community that bears Christ's name. In other words, I hope you will make the leap of faith from a virtual visit to an actual in-the-flesh visit. Come and see!
The Rev. Sara L. Potter, Rector
An Advent Devotional written by members of the congregation is now available. Hard copies are available from the Church Office and can be found on our website www.stalbansarcata.org under “Resources.” For each day of Advent there is a short reflection written by a fellow parishioner on one of the assigned scriptures from the Daily Office Lectionary Year One. The devotional is intended to be an aid to our Advent preparations as well as provide a window into the faith life of members of the congregation. We are asking for a suggested donation of $1.00 per hard copy of the devotional to help with copying expenses. Enjoy!
Please join us the remaining Tuesdays in Advent (December 6, 13 and 20) at 5:30 p.m. for Holden Evening Prayer—a simple sung setting of vespers in the sanctuary—followed by a meal of soup and bread and a simplified Eucharist in the Parish Hall. Experience some joy and spirit as part of your Advent preparations. All are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall to help with bread and soup.
Our mission is to be a community worshipping in the Episcopal tradition; devoted to God through prayer, study and action; faithful in welcoming the stranger; and serving the needs of our parish and beyond.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church invites the community to join them in caroling in Sunny Brae on Friday, December 16, 2016. Meet at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1675 Chester Avenue, Arcata in Sunny Brae, at 6 p.m. Song books will be provided and all will return to the church to for hot cocoa, cider and treats. Bring a flashlight, all ages are invited and children are most welcome to join in this joyous holiday tradition.
For more information and directions call (707) 822-4102.
Please plan to join us for our annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 18 at the 10:30 a.m. time of worship. This year’s pageant was written by the Rev. Tim Doty and will be directed by Connie Webb. Following the Year A readings in the lectionary cycle the pageant narrates the birth of Christ as told by St. Matthew complete with King Herod and a focus on the experience of Joseph.
Thank you to everyone who has returned a pledge for 2017. If you misplaced your pledge card and need a new one please contact the Church office. We will be happy to send you a new one.
We welcome all our Pokemon Go playing friends and neighbors! If you stop by to play, please feel free to come on in and say hello, we'd love to meet you!