• St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Visiting youth from Honduras
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • 2017 March for Science
  • Epiphany
  • Christmas Pageant
  • With Bishop Beisner, 2018
  • Caring for God's creation - Solar panels
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • Education for Ministry Graduation
  • St. Alban's at Pride
  • Ashes to Go
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Easter


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!

Many blessings,

The Rev. Sara L. Potter, Rector

Contact Us

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

1675 Chester Ave.
Arcata, California 95521
Phone 707-822-4102
Fax 707-822-4182

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday


  • Holy Eucharist Rite II with music (Zoom)
    – 10:30 AM
  • Coffee Hour (Zoom)
    – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 9:00 AM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 9:00 AM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 9:00 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 9:00 AM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 9:00 AM


  • Who are we?

    St. Alban's is a community of disciples growing
    into the full maturity of Christ.

    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.

    As a Welcoming Church, we fully welcome transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, including their participation in all areas and at all levels in the life of the congregation.

  • Virtual Worship Services

    Until further notice, in-person gatherings for worship and other events at the church are suspended with the exception of the SAA group. Sunday Eucharist services are being streamed live at 10:30 am and are being recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel, St. Albans Episcopal Church Arcata (opens in a new window).

    Click on this link to download or print the Sunday Bulletin.

    If you do not have a prayer book, you can access one online here: bcponline.org

    Contact the church office by phone or email if you have questions or concerns.

  • Open Sanctuary

    This is just a reminder that the sanctuary is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for prayer and contemplation.  (The Memorial Garden is always open, and lovely now that the smoke has cleared.)

    Please call the church office when you arrive (707-822-4102) and someone will let you in.  Remember to wear a mask (extras are available if you forget yours) and use hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary. 

  • SACRED GROUND: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

    St. Alban’s will soon be participating in an exciting program called Sacred Ground in furtherance of “Becoming Beloved Community,” the Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.

    Sacred Ground was inspired and created by Katrina Browne whose 2008 film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North follows her and other family members as they came to grips with the discovery that their Rhode Island ancestors, the DeWolfs, were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.

    The 10-part program is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Small groups called “dialogue circles” walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

    For more information about the curriculum, to view the syllabus, and to preview some of the films, see the Sacred Ground website, https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/invitation

    If you are interested in participating in Sacred Ground at St. Alban’s, contact Mother Nancy revnancysstreufert@gmail.com. We plan to begin in late October and to meet approximately every two weeks, which will take us into early March 2021.

  • Vote Faithfully

    “It is a Christian obligation to vote, and more than that, it is the church’s responsibility to help get souls to the polls.” 

              - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

    The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations encourages everyone to Vote Faithfully and participate in this important act. (Several resources have been downloaded and are available in the Office of Government Relations folder on the "Resources" tab above).

    In addition, the Presiding Bishop has another important message on Racial Reconciliation that discusses this important issue in the context of current events.


  • Virtual Morning Prayer

    Mother Nancy is hosting Morning Prayer each day Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please email her at revnancysstreufert@gmail.com with your request to join the group. To participate fully in the service, you will need a Book of Common Prayer, a 1982 Hymnal, and a Bible ((NRSV) to share in the readings. If you do not have a prayer book, you can access one online at bcponline.org or you can contact the church office and make arrangements to borrow one from the church.

  • Compline

    Please join us Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. via Zoom for Compline. In this short service (15 minutes) from the Prayer Book we offer thanks for the day that is past and ask God for a restful sleep.  Contact Deacon Cindy by email at cmwoods1730@gmail.com if you wish to join us.

  October 2020  
This Week's Events


Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
SAA meeting
6:00 PM


Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
Bible Study (Zoom)
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The group is continuing their study of the Gospel according to John, using study guides by N. T. Wright. If you wish to participate, please contact Bob Webb or the Church Office and you will be sent the Zoom details.
Compline (Zoom)
8:00 PM
See announcement on home page.


Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
Education for Ministry (Zoom)
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM


Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).


SAA meeting
8:00 AM
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