• Easter Vigil 2021
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • 2017 March for Science
  • Epiphany
  • Christmas Pageant
  • 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
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • 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
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • 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.

  • Regathering Update

    On Sunday, May 23, the feast of Pentecost, we will resume our 8 a.m. service each Sunday in person.  It will be limited to 25 attendees. This service will not be livestreamed, and will include Holy Communion with the host only. 

    If you wish to attend the 8 a.m. service this is what you will need to do:

    • Sign-up in advance through the office.
    • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
    • Sit at a distance from others.
    • Weather permitting the windows in the sanctuary will be open.  Dress accordingly.

    The 10:30 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed for the time being.  Once we are well established with the early service, we will reopen the later service for in person gathering as well.

  • Equity and Justice Book Group

    The Equity and Justice Book Group will begin on Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30 pm, and in the future, we will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month. To begin our study, we will be reading Americas Original Sin by Jim Wallis, a non-fiction book (2015) about systemic racism in the United States.  Please contact Jenni Simpson or Deacon Cindy Woods for more information.

  • 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 when the weather permits.)

    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. 

  • 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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 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.

  May 2021  
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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