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
Eucharist Explained and Q&A at 8:00am Service April 7
On Sunday, April 7, the 10:00 service will be an “instructed Eucharist.” Instead of a sermon, a brief explanation will precede each part of the liturgy. The idea is to offer a deeper understanding of what Episcopalians say and do in worship—a great way to prepare for Easter! The 8:00 service will feature a question-and-answer session during sermon time. Eight-o’clockers, bring your best questions and try to stump the Rector!
Wednesday Evenings in Lent
Our Wednesday evening Lenten program continues through April 10, and you are cordially invited to take part! The evening begins with Holy Eucharist in the church at 5:30 p.m., with potluck dinner in the parish hall at 6:00 and Episcopal 101 with Fr. Bruce at 6:30.
Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday’s services are built on the entrance and passion narratives, this year from Luke. Services begin in the courtyard with the blessing of the palms and entrance story, recounting the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. After the procession into the church, the joyful parade shifts to the intensity of the Passion Gospel.
We read the great drama in parts. The reality of the death of Jesus prepares us for Easter Day.
Maundy Thursday recalls the institution of the Lord’s Supper. The ceremony of the washing of feet is offered for those who wish, following the example of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. During this time, the Parish Choir will sing an anthem recalling Christ’s new commandment to his disciples: “Love one another.” The service concludes with the stripping of the altar, from which the congregation exits in silence. This day and Good Friday are major for Episcopalians. “We are there,” if at all possible. Service time on Maundy Thursday is 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday’s one-hour noon service solemnly focuses on the death of our Lord. The Passion Gospel according to John is read. Holy Communion will be administered from the reserved Sacrament. Good Friday’s outdoor Stations of the Cross begin at 6:00 p.m. on parish grounds. Meet at the trailhead on the south end of the parking lot.
Easter Morning has three services. The first is in the courtyard at 6:00 a.m. Coats, caps, scarves and boots, even blankets and chair cushions are in order. Second service with choir and brass is at 8:00 in the church. Third, also with choir and brass, is at 10:00, with an Easter Egg hunt following the service. While the courtyard can be chilly at daybreak, the time and setting are great choices for the church’s most important Sunday.
Induction Loop for Hearing Aid Users
Great news for worshippers who use hearing aids! St. Alban’s is installing an induction loop system like those found in many theaters, concert halls, and auditoriums. It will be tied into our existing sound system, so that everything spoken into a microphone in the church will be transmitted directly to your hearing aid, if equipped with a T-coil. Typically a T-coil is built into newer hearing aids, though users may need to have it activated at the place where they purchased their device. Older hearing aids may have a physical switch that activates the T-coil, or may lack the T-coil feature. For information about your own unit, please consult your audiologist or hearing aid provider.
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