our worship services
Please join us for any of our services; we offer regular services throughout the week, and special services throughout the year.
EVERY SUNDAY June through August
9:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
EVERY SUNDAY September through May
8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
8:40 a.m.: Morning Prayer
10:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Prayers for Healing
St. Alban's offers lots of ways to participate in our services. Please contact us at (520) 296-0791 or email us here if you are interested in participating!
The Altar Guild is a body of deeply committed persons dedicated to serving our Lord by preparing the sanctuary, the altar, the priest's vestments, hangings, vessels and elements for service and worship. We are divided into four teams. Each team serves for one week out or four, and covers all services that week. The week starts on Friday and runs through Thursday.
We always welcome those who after careful thought and prayer feel called to this service ministry. We assist the priest so that the worship services proceed smoothly and assure all the necessary items are in place for worship. If you can assist at Sunday or Wednesday services, your help would be most appreciated. And if you can be present at the Friday morning work sessions, that would be appreciated even more! Working quietly behind the scenes, the Guild does everything necessary to make the altar, pulpit, and lectern ready for services, preparing linens, silver, liturgical books, etc. It’s a friendly and efficient group. Please click here for more information, and how you can get involved.
Acolytes are part of the altar party at St. Albans. They have the sacred honor of leading the congregation into the service and assisting the preparation and administration of Holy Communion. Acolytes are also featured assistants in the reading of the Gospel. At St. Albans our Acolyte Corps is a mixed group of parishioners ranging in age from 10 years to those who have reached senior citizen status. The church provides cassocks in the traditional red color and white cottas. Size is no problem as we have cassocks to fit 4’ 8” gymnasts all the way to 6’ 6” former basketball players. Our acolytes are an integral part of the 10 AM Sunday service, and add another sensorial element to our holy service. The line up consists of a processional cross as well as a cross for the clergy and two torches. We are always looking for those who want to be up front and personal with our service by becoming an acolyte. Training sessions are held regularly. Call Laura Kemp at 520-308-0205 if you would like to join the Corps.
Chalice Bearers play a key role in the celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays, as they are the ones who distribute the consecrated wine and bread to parishioners. They also serve at other special services such as weddings and funerals. We should note that the policy at St. Albans Episcopal Church is to offer communion to all baptized Christians at any of these services. Chalice Bearers perform their duties at both the 8 AM and 10 AM services on Sundays. Those who receive the wine have a choice of drinking out of silver and gold chalices or receiving both the wine and bread together through the process of intincture using silver cups. There are four chalice bearers at each of the Sunday services. A formal training period is required before individuals are allowed to serve communion. For those who are interested in learning what it takes to become a chalice bearers contact Father Bruce at the church office.
Unction During Communion
Each Sunday at both services, members of the healing prayer team are available at the baptismal font during Communion for worshippers who would like to receive prayer for themselves or others for any reason. Those who wish may also receive anointing with holy oil (application of oil to the forehead) which gives aid and comfort to those afflicted in mind, body, or spirit. This ministry is a sacramental rite of the Church called Unction. Consider receiving prayer, anointing, or both after Communion!
Lectors are members of the congregation who contribute to the worship service by reading the Lessons for the day, the Psalms and Prayers for the People. A total of four different individuals read at each Sunday service. Lectors also read at funerals and other special services.
Ushers carry out a ministry of friendship and welcome. They greet arriving worshippers, welcome newcomers, and guide those going to and from the altar rail for Holy Communion. St. Alban’s is blessed with an outstanding team of ushers at 8:00 and 10:00 Sunday services.
4:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Carols
7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Young People's Choir and Carols
10:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Carols
No Christmas Day Service
SUNDAY DECEMBER 26TH
8:00 a.m. Christmas I Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Christmas I Eucharist
8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist
12:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with
stripping of the altar
5:30 p.m.: Stations of the Cross (outdoors, just west of the parking lot)
6:00 a.m.: Sunrise Holy Eucharist
outdoors in courtyard (wear a
8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist