• Visiting youth from Honduras
  • Easter
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • Ash Wednesday
  • 2017 March for Science
  • Epiphany
  • Christmas Pageant
  • With Bishop Beisner, 2018
  • Caring for God's creation - Solar panels
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • St. Alban's at Pride
 

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 Rite I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Christian Education
    – 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
    – 10:30 AM

Friday

  • Morning Prayer
    – 9:00 AM

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.

  • 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.

  • Holy Week Schedule

    Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church

    Holy Week & Easter 2020

     
    Palm Sunday, April 5
    10:30 a.m. Blessing of the Palms, Passion Presentation, and Holy Eucharist
    (Livestreamed)
    Palm Sunday Bulletin (PDF)

    Monday, April 6
    9 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (via Zoom)

    Tuesday, April 7
    9 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (via Zoom)

    Wednesday, April 8
    9 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (via Zoom)

    Maundy Thursday, April 9
    9 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (via Zoom)
    Maundy Thursday evening service
    (Worship at home)

    Good Friday - April 10
    9 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (via Zoom)
    12 noon Stations of the Cross 
    (worship at home)
    Stations of the Cross Bulletin (PDF)
    6 p.m. - Liturgy for Good Friday
    (Livestreamed)
    The offering for Good Friday is designated for the work of the Episcopal Church
    in Jerusalem and the Middle East.

    Holy Saturday, April 11
    99 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (via Zoom)

    Easter Sunday, April 12
    10:30 a.m.  Festive Holy Eucharist
    (Livestreamed)

     

    Some notes to help you access worship during Holy Week and Easter:  If you wish to join us for Morning Prayer, please call the church office at 822-4102 or email officesec@stalbansarcata.org and we will send you the Zoom link. The livestreamed services (Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter) can be found on the St. Alban's Arcata You Tube channel

    We will send information early in Holy Week with the materials to worship at home on Maundy Thursday and for the Stations of the Cross.  Please contact the office to request a paper copy of the worship materials.

  • 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. You will need a Book of Common Prayer for the service.  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.

  • Holy Week @ Home: A Pastoral Message from Bishop Megan

     

  • Newcomer's Class

    Saint Alban’s is pleased to be offering a course for newcomers Sunday mornings beginning Sunday, April 19.  The course will consist of eight sessions concluding on Sunday, June 7.  Each session will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. via Zoom.  New members will be introduced to the congregation and welcomed to Saint Alban’s as soon after as possible (trusting we will able to gather for worship again by then!).

    While the course is primarily intended for those new to Saint Alban’s any who wish to deepen their faith by returning to the basics of the faith are welcome.  Some of the topics covered during the course include: What is a life of faith? Why is Jesus Christ the focus of our faith? Why do we pray? How does the Holy Spirit animate our life in Christ?  We will be reading Foundations of Discipleship by Patrick Gahan during our time together. 

    The course will be facilitated by Mother Sara. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions.  Please call the church office at 822-4102 or email Sara+ at revsara@stalbansarcata.org by Monday, April 13 to register.

  • Adult Forums - Sundays, 9:15-10:15

    The adult spiritual forum at St. Alban's is a lively and spirited discussion of religion, philosophy, literature, history and personal faith. Until further notice, however, in-person gatherings are suspended.

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Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each day Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. via Zoom. To join, please email her in advance with your request to join the group (see announcement on the homepage).
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THU
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each day Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. via Zoom. To join, please email her in advance with your request to join the group (see announcement on the homepage).
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FRI
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each day Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. via Zoom. To join, please email her in advance with your request to join the group (see announcement on the homepage).
Liturgy for Good Friday
6:00 PM
Live stream of the Good Friday liturgy via St. Alban's YouTube channel.
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