January 11, 2018     
This Sunday

with Tim
After 9:30 Service
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

5:00pm  
Centering Prayer
Clergy and Music
 This Sunday
  • The Rev. Tim Boggs will be celebrating and preaching at 8:00 and 9:30 and officiating at 5:30
  • Jim Strand at the organ bench.
Meetings & Events

1/15         Office Closed MLK 
1/21          Youth Group meet
1/21          Blood Pressure
1/28          Annual meeting
2/1-2/9      Haiti Trip
2/14          Ash Wednesday
2/18          Blood Pressure
2/19         Office Closed
2/20          Jubilee Ctr


Children's Formation
Camp St. Alban's Survey
 
St. Alban's has a rich history of offering a summer program, Vacation Bible School, which we have lovingly named Camp. St. Alban's, for elementary school children.

This year, as we start to plan for our beloved Camp St. Alban's we are exploring some fresh ideas in family formation. I would love to know more about what type of Camp formation would best suit your family. 

Please fill out this quick form so I may have a better idea as to what would  best serve our parish. As always,  please contact me with any  questions or additional feedback. Thanks! 
Katie Holicky, 
Minister of Children's 
and Family Formation: 
 
THIS WEEK IN 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
This week:  Grades 1-8  are invited to join in a special Sunday School lesson
 this Sunday,1/14, as we wonder and dream together about the legacy of minister  and civil rights activist
 Martin Luther King Jr. 
 
Godly Play (ages 4- grade K)
A new rotation starts this week! Join Beth Callaway downstairs in the Godly Play classroom as we wonder about the Baptism of Jesus, his time in the wilderness, parables and more. 
 
Our PLACE (grades 1-4) 
The next Our PLACE rotation starts 1/21. This rotation we will spend time considering what it means to really care for one another through the story of Ruth and Naomi. Join us over the course of three weeks as we engage with this story though a movie and discussion, games, and crafts. 
 
Connect (grades 5-6)
Fifth and sixth graders are invited to join Rusty Groh this rotation as you explore Kings and Prophets. This rotation started last week and will continue on 1/21. 
 
Rite 13 (grades 7-8) 
Join Katie Holicky after the Passing of the Peace for discussions and activities created just for you!  
 

Youth Group
News

High School 
Youth Group 
On the first and third Sundays of the month from 3:30-5 pm, our high schoolers gather to spend time with one another.
 
Our gatherings make space for getting to know one another and to explore our faith through times of fun and games, food and fellowship, and conversation and prayer. The High School Youth Group goes on retreats, spends extended time together in overnights at the church, and participates in mission trips. 

Holly Clark, Anne Sedlack, and Peter Durin are the adults primarily involved with our high school youth group. 

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Winter is a good time for listening...if only to the wind and weather report!

But we all hope for a season of broader listening as well. We know about this, don't we?

Each week I hear from you about something you've heard that you want to share, a bit of news, a concern, a headline. And often I also hear how poorly our world seems to be listening. Frequently, we seem to be often merely waiting our turn to offer a point of view; our leaders seem to talk past each other and us, forgetting the listening their constituents deserve.

Listening is a sacred task. One of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote:  

...What we owe one another involves listening. Just as our love of God involves listening to God's word, the beginning of loving action is learning to listen. We do God's work for our brothers and sisters when we learn to listen to them. Christians who can no longer listen to one another will soon no longer be listening to God either; they will always be talking, hearing only their own voices...even in the presence of God.

So, this season...were' going be asking that we listen to and for each other. We're fashioning a number of ways to do just that, so stay tuned!

Welcome to St. Alban's...a listening place.

Blessings,
 
Annual Meeting
Save the Date
St. Alban's Annual Meeting
And Potluck Brunch
January  28th, 2018
after 9:30 service
           All are invited to attend the Annual Meeting and Potluck Brunch of Saint Alban's immediately
following the 9:30 service.
We will review 2017, vote on new Officers, Delegates and Vestry members and review our finances.
 
Families with last names beginning with A -L are asked to bring a main dish.
Families with last names beginning with M-Z are asked to bring a fruit side/ dessert dish.
 
Nomination Committee Report
 Your 2018 Nominations Committee
 has done its good, hard work and prepared a slate of gifted and willing candidates for 
parish leadership! 
These names are now presented for your consideration. The election of officers, vestry and convention delegates will occur at the Annual Meeting on  January 28th  
following the  9:30 AM  worship. 

As in recent years, our open and thoughtful nomination process has been followed, and we have been blessed with dozens and dozens of possible nominees to choose from. 

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Did you know you can also catch up on all the 2017 Vestry Meeting Minutes   here ?

Adult Formation
Taking the Bible seriously...
but not literally.
with Father Tim  & some superstars!
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You are invited on a six-part adventure into reading and appreciating the Bible in a new way on Wednesday evenings in 
February and March.
 
We will dig and explore with the help of a stimulating course that draws on some brilliant Protestant theologians, plus our own reason, experience and tradition...and maybe, just maybe, some fresh understandings!
 
Tim is excited and hopes you will be, too!
 
We will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 -8:00 PM on
February 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 21 & 28
To sign up and for more info email  

Stewardship Update
Nearly 200 families have made their pledges for 2018! They have responded with generosity and in thanks for the light that has graced their lives. 

But we still are looking for a few missing pledges. So...if you have not yet pledged, please do so now. Your vestry will soon be planning our 2018 ministries and your gifts will make a huge difference.

We invite you to read and consider this year's special stewardship message. If you have not already done so,  click here  to review the materials online.

And then...please pledge now  online. It's easy and confidential!

Pledge packets are available at church, as well.

Faithfully yours,
Your Stewardship Committee
Bells Resume
BELL CHOIR  RESUMES
On  Thursday, January 18 , from  6:00 - 7:00 p.m. , bell choir rehearsal will begin the 2018 season. 
We welcome newcomers as well as seasoned musicians.  Please contact Dr. James Strand jharolds.strand@gmail.com if you would like more information.
Holy Smokes!
This
 Sunday is 
the 
last  day 
To Get your  Cracklin' Christian Kindling
Recycled Dried Red Cedar Shingles 
f rom Church renovation
Offered by Youthful Pilgrims en route to Northern Ireland
$10 Suggested...in Bonoff Hall
Health Ministry
Blood Pressure
Save the date!
Blood Pressure
Screening
January 21st 
Bonoff Hall
After 9:30 service