ST. ALBAN’S Episcopal Church
Reading With the Rector
Two “Reading with the Rector” groups are currently meeting. TheTuesday group meets at 1:00 p.m. in the church library. The Thursday group meets at 7:00 p.m., also in the church library. Participants need to purchase their own books. First on the reading list is N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope.
One of the most popular and rewarding Outreach programs at St. Alban’s is our two Primavera cooking teams. These two groups, one on the second Monday of the month and one on the fourth Monday, prepare pasta and brown ground beef at home, then combine these in the church’s kitchen into a hearty and delicious pasta casserole. This dish plus our special “secret” coleslaw, bread, bananas, and desserts are transported by three to four church servers to the Primavera Men’s Homeless Shelter. There the servers feed and interact with about 100 men, time enjoyed by all. If you are interested in learning more about this Outreach activity, please call the parish office at 296-0791.
Women's Bible Study Resumes
Resumes on September 25 and meets in the church library at 9:30 a.m. The group will start with the book of Revelation with additional readings from Daniel, Ezekiel and other prophets.
Blessing of the Animals
In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Alban's will have a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. in the courtyard. All animals are welcome as long as they are on a leash or in a cage/container.
On Saturday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m., we are having a songfest and benefit lunch for the children of St. Alban’s and the scholarship fund for Cursillo. It’s going to be great fun, with food, music, and fellowship! Everyone is invited. Tickets are on sale in the narthex.
Spirituality and the Second Half of Life
Fall sessions for this popular new ministry have begun. The group meets on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the church library.
On October 14, we discuss “Everlasting Life: What Happens When We Die?”
All are welcome.
NAMI Family & Friends Support Group
Family members and friends of those affected by mental illness are cordially invited to attend this National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group.
It is held in the Library on the first Wednesday of every month between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Experienced group leaders guide discussions about challenges facing those whose loved one has a mental disorder, and all are welcome. For more information, contact Sharon Nielsen Caldwell at email@example.com.
Children, Youth & Family news
Sunday School (2017-2018) at 10:00 a.m.
Resumes August 20.
'Sparks' Youth Group
'Sparks' meets in the Youth Room on Sundays 6:30 to 7:40 p.m.
Service Hour Opportunities
If you are a teenager in need of service hours for school, the NHS, or other extra-curricular activities, we are happy to say there are several opportunities this fall. Contact Joe Wiltz if you are interested for more information before the semester deadline for hours hits.