• Education for Ministry Graduates
  • Preparing for Easter
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Work day at the Church
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • Procession to Bless the Mosaic
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Ashes to Go
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • Easter Vigil 2021
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • Lighting the Easter flame
  • St. Alban's at Pride
  • Caring for God's Creation - Solar Panels on the Church
 

Welcome

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

Sunday

  • Holy Eucharist I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist III
    – 10:30 AM
  • Social Hour (following service; outdoors)
    – 12:00 PM

Monday

  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 8:30 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 8:30 AM
  • Bible Study (Zoom)
    – 6:30 PM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM

Friday

  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM

Announcements

  • 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.

  • Sunday Worship

    Sunday worship services are held at 8:00 and 10:30 am. The 10:30 service is streamed live and is also available for later viewing on the St. Albans Arcata YouTube channel (link opens in a new window).  Please note that this Sunday (June 19) will be the last streamed service for the summer, as our video vergers will be taking a well-earned hiatus. Livestreaming will resume on August 28.  If you are interested in helping with this important ministry when we resume in August, please contact the church Office!

    Click on this link to view or download the Sunday Bulletin, which contains the order of worship, including music and prayers, for the 10:30 service. If you do not have a Book of Common Prayer, you can access one online at this link: bcponline.org. Contact the church office by email or phone if you have questions.

  • Covid Protocols

    Related to the update from the Humboldt County Health Department on February 15, 2022 that masks are no longer mandated but recommended for those who are vaccinated, St. Alban’s will adopt this change on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

    Our policy will be that:

    • Masks are recommended but not required for those who are vaccinated.
    • Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated
    • Social distancing is encouraged.
    • Windows and doors will be open for ventilation.
    • Beginning with the service for Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, our services will be advertised to the public.
  • Pastoral Word from the Presiding Bishop

    Dear friends in Christ:
     
    By now you are aware that last night a shooter entered St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, killing two children of God and injuring a third.
     

    Even as I write, I am on the way to the commemoration of the nine who were martyred in 2015 at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The plague of gun violence in the United States affects us all, and now it has affected a congregation in The Episcopal Church.
     
    We join together in prayer with Bishop Glenda Curry, Bishop Brian Prior, the clergy and people of St. Stephen’s, and the whole Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. I want to encourage us as a church to offer special prayers this Sunday for those affected by the shooting at St. Stephen’s—and for all victims of gun violence.

     
    I commend to you the website of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, which has prayers, liturgical resources, and many other kinds of information.
     
    As the prophet Isaiah wrote (41:10):

     
    Do not fear, for I am with you,
    do not be afraid, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
     
    I invite you to join me in prayer:

     
    Eternal God of love, we know that you do not willingly inflict pain upon or grieve your children, and your dream for all is life abundant.
     
    We come to you now in sorrow and sadness at the death and violence inflicted on our siblings of St. Stephen’s Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Receive the souls of those who have died. Grant them peace in your arms of love. Be with those who are injured and suffer, those who are grieving, and those who are frightened and dispirited. Help us as a nation to find ways to bring an end to this scourge of violence, which hurts your children and our human family. Give us the strength we need, the courage we must have, and the faith in you that will see us through. All this we pray and ask in the name of the prince of peace—your son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
     

    Amen.
     
    The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
    Presiding Bishop and Primate
    The Episcopal Church

  • Morning Prayer

    Morning Prayer is a service of the Daily Office, and one of the anchors of our Episcopal/Anglican tradition.  Mondays and Wednesdays, Morning Prayer meets at 8:30 am via Zoom, and on Fridays at 8:30 am, we will meet at the church in-person, with candles, vestments, and chanting – and then coffee in the kitchen, all together! If you would like to join us online, contact Mother Nancy at revnancysstreufert@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation. 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. All are welcome! 

  • Compline

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

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