September 13,  2018      
Picture of  the Week!
Reminder:
Youth Group starts this Sunday
Music of  the Week!
One of the hymns this Sunday.
 
O Day Of Peace
In case you missed it...
Homily of  the Week!
The Rev. Tim Boggs September 9th sermon


Readings of  the Week!
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 16th
Worship Schedule

Sunday
  • 8:00 am Quiet, spoken and traditional 
  • 9:30 am Holy Communion with choir and children's programs
  • 5:30 pm Celtic
    Eventide...contemplative, musical and prayerful
      
  
Monday
  • 5:00 pm Centering Prayer
Clergy and Music
 This Sunday
  •  The Rev. Tim Boggs will celebrating at 8 am, 9:30 am and 5:30 pm and preaching at 8 am and 9:30 am.
  • The Rev. Holly Clark will be assisting
  • Jim Strand is on the organ bench.
Meetings & Events

9/15      A Morning Of Wondering
9/16      Blood Pressure Check
9/16      Youth Group resumes
9/18      Book Club
9/18      Haiti meeting
9/20      Youth Group Pizza/Games
9/22      Tom Cushman workshop
9/28      A new season celebration
9/30      Pilgrimage Share out

All Are Welcome

 
Overview of Children and Youth Programs

Nursery: Care provided during 9:30 am worship for babies and toddlers.

Godly Play: ages 4- grade k
This is a program of wonder and storytelling with inviting object lessons.

Our Place: grades 1st- 4th
A fun filled rotation based program of Bible exploration. Rotated stations include: Thou Art, Show Me Cinema, and Playhouse

Connect: grades 5th -6th  
God's story meets our story, every week, with games, artwork and fun!

Rite 13: grades 7th- 8th  ***(Please note 9/9 Rite 13 will be helping with Parish Breakfast)***
This program focuses on God at work in our real lives through service and formation.
1st Sunday- Help with Parish Breakfast
2nd SATURDAY- Preble Street Soup Kitchen
3rd & 4th Sundays- Formation lesson upstairs. Children start out in worship, and after the Peace head upstairs to the Y outh room.

Youth Group: grades 9th- 12th
Wild games, surprising conversations, and our own prayers.
Gathers 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:30-5:00pm.


**Introducing Children's Chapel**
for ages four through sixth grade (Godly Play, Our Place, Connect)! This space will provide a bit of welcome, music, and prayer to start off our Sunday School time before breaking down into age groups for our lessons. Please have your child come to the Godly Play classroom downstairs at the start of Sunday School.

Peace,
Katie Holicky, Minister for Children and Families
 
Contact Katie Holicky if you have any questions or would like to help out.    kholicky@stalbansmaine.org   
Youth Group
News
 
High School Youth
Gatherings
 
We will resume our usual meetings for fun, food, fellowship, and prayer on the first and third Sundays of each month at 3:30 - 5 pm on Sunday, September 16.
 
The adults involved with leading the high school youth group are the Rev. Holly Clark, Anne Sedlack, and Peter Durgin.  
 
  If you would like to be added to our email list to learn about upcoming high school youth events, please contact the Rev. Holly Clark at hclark@stalbansmaine.org.  
Health Ministry

This Sunday.
Blood Pressure Screening
September 16th
after 9:30 am service


Remember.
Wear Sunscreen every day.
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If you have worshipped at Celtic Eventide you know that at each service a short reflection is offered instead of a sermon. These are intended to offer a personal story or remembrance of when something sacred has crossed the path. The reflector asks,"when have I experienced the sacred?" Last week it was my turn to offer such a story...and I invite you to take a moment and listen in. 


Thanks. 
This Saturday
A Morning Of Wondering
   
Save the Date!  
Saturday,
September 15th 
9am-12pm  
 
 
"I wonder..." Workshop  
Godly Play... it's not just for children on Sunday mornings. 
 
Come join us Saturday 9/15 for a morning of wondering with Sally Thomas, one of New England's beloved Godly Play trainers. We will enjoy a stress- free morning to play with some Godly Play concepts and language. Come learn a bit about Godly Play and how it might impact areas of your life and ministry. You might consider joining us if you are a Sunday School teacher, leader or participant of a ministry team, or someone who longs to deepen your relationship with God through wonder. Contact Katie Holicky with questions and to RSVP,
Hearing God's Voice
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
September 22nd
A Workshop for you with
The Rev. Tom Cushman returns

Hearing God's Voice:
Enhancing Our Sense of the Sacred
 
This Saturday Workshop will focus on deve loping and sharpening our personal experience of the Holy. We will consult Divine Wisdom and discover what the ancients actually meant by the Heart. We will also engage experientially with God's Presence through the use of Sacred Imagination.  Getting comfortable with our own religious experience enables us to make God real, enlivening our relationship with the Divine Mystery.
 
This 9am - 2pm workshop is offered   
Saturday September 22.  
Bring a bag lunch.
The workshop will be led by The Rev. Tom Cushman.

Equinox


A celebration of the new Season
The Autumnal Equinox is a reminder that a new season is again upon us...a season for fresh cool air, harvest, prayer and reflection. We give thanks to God for these gifts. As the arc of the sun begins to shift day by day and the birds and butterflies begin to migrate southward, we will gather in the
St. Alban's Garden for an evening of firelight, poetry, community and thanksgiving.

Friday, September 28 at 6:00 pm/sunset
St. Alban's Garden
Refreshments, Poetry & Companions...
bring some of all three to share



Pilgrimage Share Out

 
Save the Date
Pilgrimage  Share Out
September 30th
during coffee hour 
 
This past June, St. Alban's Youth traveled to Northern Ireland on spiritual pilgrimage.
We spent a week learning about the Troubles of Northern Ireland and how concepts of peace and reconciliation might inform our own voices of faith in contexts here in the States.
You are invited to join us for a time of sharing stories, viewing our very own Pilgrimage film, and a bit prayer as we share with you all that we encountered along the pilgrim way.  
 
Contact Katie Holicky if you have any questions or would like to help out.
Sunday, October 7th
St. Alban's Gives Back
 
 
Fall Wish List for the Jubilee Center Essentials Pantry
 
It's time to donate heavier clothing for adults and children of all sizes.   
 
Please save those tee shirts and shorts to donate next summer.
Especially needed are coats and jackets, shoes and boots, large cooking pots, personal care items, including sanitary napkins, and blankets and linens.
Haiti Ministry Update
 
Meeting date: September 18th
Meeting time: 6:30 to 8:00 Sharp

Meeting place:  St Albans Parish Hall

As we begin our Haiti Partnership planning for the 2018-19 school year with St. Luc's school, we are welcoming new members to the Haiti Ministry. 

Over the past 10 years, this ministry has had a significant impact on the lives of the students and parishioners of St. Luc's in Tru de Nord, Haiti and here at  St. Albans.  We welcome you to come and see if you would like to be an integral part of this important work.
A Beautiful 2019 Calendar celebrates our Apostles' Windows
On Sale Now!
 
Thinking of an early Christmas gift?
 
Have you ever wondered about the twelve windows at the rear of the sanctuary? 
Do you know what they represent? 
One of the windows shows a snake coming out of chalice.
Another shows a battle axe. 
What could they mean?
Find out by purchasing a beautifully designed 2019 calendar.   The colorful pictures were taken by Peg Keyser and the research was completed by Rev. Ben Thomas.  Do you remember our summer intern from 2017?.  Here is a "colorful" story:  one Apostle met his end after being struck by a fullers' bat and then sawed in two.  Who was that and what is a fullers' bat anyway?  The mystery just gets deeper.  The calendars cost $20 each and are a wonderful gift for family and friends.  They will be on sale after services throughout the fall.  Help support St. Alban's.