St. Alban's Episcopal Church is a caring and creative, resilient and growing, Christ-centered family in Tucson, Arizona. We welcome all who share the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are mission-oriented, serving a host of organizations and groups that are in need of support.
St. Alban's is a member of the Episcopal Church of America, one of 63 congregations in the Diocese of Arizona. Episcopal churches are part of the Anglican Communion that spans the globe. Our church is home to nearly 300 families who come from a wide cross-section of the Tucson community, and home to a wonderful NAEYC-accredited preschool.
If you are interested in joining our congregation we'd like to invite you to one of our weekly services. And, of course, feel free to reach out to one of our clergy for any information you would like before visiting.
Many blessings to you, Fr. Bruce White
Financial Literacy Brown Bag Lunches
All are invited to a series of Brown Bag Lunch and Learn sessions at St. Alban’s. The topic is financial literacy. The Brown Bags take place on Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. through December 1. Feel free to bring a friend! Kindly RSVP at 520-471-0016 or email here. The program is free.
Music for Armistice Day
Our Veteran’s Day observance is especially notable this year, as November 11 is the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. This was the first conflict to involve nearly all the nations of Europe, as well as Asian powers and armies from Australia and the United States, with casualties in the millions. It was called the war to end wars, a hope that has, sadly, gone unfulfilled. Both services will include the Thanksgiving for Heroic Service and one of our national songs as the Recessional Hymn. In addition, the 8:00 offertory and postlude at both services are English national songs that grew out of the First World War. “Thaxted” was adapted by Gustav Holst from the “Jupiter” section of his orchestral
suite The Planets to fit the words “I Vow to Thee, My Country.” This text, written by the British ambassador to the United States during the war, describes a Christian’s duty both to his country and to the heavenly kingdom. The postlude is C. H. H. Parry’s “Jerusalem,” written for a text by William Blake. Because the words are specifically English, the hymn has not appeared in American hymnals, though several attempts have been made to fit new words to Parry’s stirring tune. Perhaps the most successful is “O Day of Peace, That Dimly Shines” (Hymn 597), with text by The Rev. Carl Daw. The prelude and voluntary at Communion are based on the medieval antiphon for peace.
Top Ten Reasons to be an Episcopalian
The late actor, comedian, and Episcopalian Robin Williams came up with his own list of the “Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian.” We share it here in case you haven’t already seen it.
10. No snake handling.
9. You can believe in dinosaurs.
8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them.
7. You don’t have to check your brains at the door.
6. Pew aerobics.
5. Church year is color-coded.
4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry—none of the guilt.
2. You don’t have to know how to swim to get baptized.
And the Number One reason to be an Episcopalian:
1. No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other
Episcopalian who agrees with you.
Sundays: Holy Eucharist Rite II
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays: Morning Prayer
Wednesdays: Healing Service
NURSERY CARE AT 10 am SERVICE