• 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 Worship Booklet.

    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.

  • Coffee Hour Dessert Share (Zoom, July 5)

    Next Sunday, July 5th, people are invited to share their dessert decorating creativity during our Noon Zoom Coffee Hour gathering.  

    Folks will be able to show off their decorating talent or even good attempts at decorating any kind of dessert, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies, brownies, vegan desserts, sugarless treats, baked goods, microwave delights, and stovetop creations.  Chocolate ganache, flaky pie crust, bake, or no-bake.  I could go on, but you get my drift.  Share your favorite recipe during this show and tell, and we will trust that it tastes absolutely delicious.  Bring your finished dessert product to the screen and share your on-camera display.  (Rumor has it that there may even be a decorating demonstration!)
    Contact Deacon Cindy at her new email address, cmwoods1730@gmail.com (or use the old one if need be - minitrees55@yahoo.com) and join in on the Zoom Coffee Hour holiday treat!
  • 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.

  • Recording of Creation Care Forum now posted

    On Sunday, June 28, Daniel Moyer presented a forum via Zoom: "A Chilling Tale of Energy Efficiency".  The recording of the Zoom session is now available on the St. Alban's Youtube channel, and it's also posted on the Creation Care ministry's page for anyone who wasn't able to attend the session live.

  • Summer Book Study: Jesus and the Disinherited

    Please join Rev. Nancy Streufort for a study and facilitated discussion of Jesus and the Disinherited, the classic book by Howard Thurman that influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped to shape the civil rights movement.

    Two sessions by Zoom covering the same material will be offered (please choose one):

    • Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m. (July 6, 13, 20, 27, and Aug. 3) followed by Compline
    • Tuesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4) followed by Evening Prayer. 

    Please acquire the book from your favorite bookstore and read Chapter 1, "Jesus - an Interpretation" before our first meeting.  For more information and to recieve the Zoom invitation contact Mother Nancy at revnancysstreufert@gmail.com

  July 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).


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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