• Education for Ministry Graduates
  • Preparing for Easter
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Work day at the Church
  • 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
  • "Max the Vax" Celebration
  • New Beginnings BBQ


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


  • 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.

  • Holden Evening Prayer - Tuesdays in Advent

    Please join us Tuesday evenings in Advent (December 5, 12 and 19) at 6 p.m. for Holden Evening Prayer - a sung vespers service - followed by a soup supper and Eucharist in the parish hall.   Enjoy a time of music, quiet and fellowship during this busy season.

  • Christmas Worship

    Please join us for worship throughout the the Christmas season.

    Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I with music
    4 p.m.      Carols and special music
    4:30 p.m. Festive Holy Eucharist with music and candlelight
    This service will be livestreamed
    on the St. Albans Arcata YouTube channel (link opens in a new window).  

    Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day
    10:30 a.m. Festive Holy Eucharist -This service will not be livestreamed.

    Sunday, December 31
    8 a.m.        Holy Eucharist Rite II
    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with carols

    Saturday, January 6 - Epiphany
    4 p.m. Epiphany dinner and worship


  • Sunday Worship

    Sunday worship services are held at 8:00 and 10:30 am. in person at the church. For the season of Advent, both services follow the form of Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer. The 10:30 service includes singing and music, and childcare is available for children age 5 and under. 

    The Sunday Bulletin for the 10:30 service is available at the church and can also be downloaded in advance here. We livestream our 10:30 service on the first and third Sundays and special services on the St. Albans Arcata YouTube channel (link opens in a new window). If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact the church office by email or phone!

  • 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.