August 9,  2018      
Picture of  the Week!
Camp St. Alban's 2018

Readings of the Week
Lectionary page readings,
 Sunday, August 12th
click here for a preview.

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

Our Morning Prayer offering for the summer has concluded.
But ...
Look for Morning Prayer to resume in the Fall.
 
 Please see Holly Clark with questions.  
Clergy and Music
 This Sunday
  •  The Rev. Tim Boggs will celebrating at 8 am, 9:30 am and 5:30 pm
  • The Rev. Holly Clark will be assisting
  • Tim Hartsfield is back on the organ bench.
Meetings & Events
 
8/6-10   Camp St. Alban's
8/11      Preble Street
8/12-19 Family Promise
8/12      Health Chat
8/12      Family Service - 9:30 am
8/19      Blood Pressure
8/21      Book Club
9/9        Parish Breakfast
9/9        Homecoming
9/15      A Morning Of Wondering

All Are Welcome
Summer Formation

 
Summer Fun and Formation! 
 
Children ages 4- 6th grade are invited to join in some summer Sunday School fun!  
 
We will start each morning with a Bible story from the week's scripture lessons and open ended craft time.  
 
Then, we will enjoy some fun and fellowship outside. Children will rejoin their families in worship during the Passing of the Peace.
 
Contact Katie Holicky if you have any questions or would like to help out.    kholicky@stalbansmaine.org   
Youth Group
News
Reminder! 

Summer High School Youth Gatherings
 
Some of the St. Alban's high school youth group gathered last week for a summer beach BBQ at Crescent Beach State Park.
 
We will gather again in August to have some fun, and make new friends.  
If your son or daughter has not yet participated in our Doodle poll to identify the best weeks for these events for your family  
please go to this website and take our very short poll today.
 
Additionally, if you would like your name 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
Save the date!
August 19th after
9:30 am service
Blood Pressure Screening
from your Health Ministry  
Remember.
Use Sunscreen Everyday.

Remember to hydrate
in this hot weather.  
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This week at Camp St. Alban's we are thinking about the many ways we "Grow with God". It is a theme that is reflected daily in this amazing parish. It is also something I ponder often as my desktop image is the St Alban's logo with the words, "A Place to Grow Together". At Camp this week we are wondering about what this means for us through scripture, prayer, music, arts, and play. We are finding that no matter who we are and where we are, God is always ready to meet us and be in relationship with us. As kids and grown ups alike belly laugh with joy as we sing "Father Abraham" or sit together at our long banquet style table creating art projects, I am reminded that one of the most beautiful gifts of growing with God is the gift of getting to do so in community; to have "a place to grow together". It is with great thanksgiving that I pray God continues to inspire us all to seek out the many ways we deepen our faith.
 
I invite you all to come and experience some of the joy and formation that we have shared in this week at this Sunday's Camp Family Service at 9:30 am. It will be a time  
 to pray together, sing joyfully together, and think more deeply about the ways God is calling us to grow.
 
With the joy of Camp week,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minister of Children and Families 
Essentials Pantry and Camp St. Alban's
    
This week at Camp St. Alban's we have been thinking about what it means to Grow with God.  
 
As part of our formation we are collecting new underwear for the children at the Essentials Pantry.
 
We trust that God shows and teaches us ways to love each other, and this underwear drive is a reflection of that love as we notice the needs of our neighbors.  
We invite you to join us by way of bringing in new underwear to be donated to children in our very own community.  
Contact Katie Holicky with questions,   kholicky@stalbansmaine.org 
Make A Difference - This Sunday
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
AUGUST 12TH
 
The Health Ministry and Healing through Horses are hosting a special  coffee chat following the 9:30am service on Sunday, August 12.

Healing Through Horses is a non-profit counseling service that offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in a private indoor horse facility in New Gloucester, Maine.
Horses are known for their unique blend of gentle disposition and compassionate power. EAP is animal assisted therapy that incorporates human interaction with horses as guides. Used for decades, it is a proven form of therapy that effectively employs a
horses's innate ability to connect and bond with people in a non-judgmental manner.  Horses are sensitive, compassionate and gentle animals. They are able to perceive the needs of humans and act on those needs with unconditional love which makes them a perfect partner in a therapeutic setting.

Would you like a chance at the horse experience yourself?
Speak to us on Sunday.

Homecoming - September 9th

Save the Date
Homecoming and the first  
Parish Breakfast of the season
September 9th
See you there.  
September 15th
A Morning Of Wondering
    
 
e Save The Date! 
Saturday 9/15, 9am-12pm 

Come join us Saturday 9/15 for a morning of wondering with Sally Thomas, one of New England's beloved Godly Play trainers.  
 
While this training will be done with themes and ideas from Godly Play, it will not be your average Godly Play training. 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,
Book Club

Book Club Update:
meeting times are 7:00 pm
at St. Alban's  
 
August 21 - Homegoing  
by Yaa Gyasi

September 18 - Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann

Also, Homegoing is now in at Nonesuch. 
Family Promise
    
 
 
 
Building Community  
Strengthening Lives 
 
Company is Coming:  
St. Alban's Helps Host GPFP Families  
at CEUMC August 12-19
 
Saint Alban's is a ministry partner in the Greater Portland Family Promise (GPFP) program with St. Batholomew's Roman Catholic Church of Cape Elizabeth and the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church as families are hosted at CEUMC four times each year. Our next host date for Family Promise is August 12-19.  
To sign up for shifts and responsibilities, please go to: http://signup.com/go/xzdKGHh  
Remember that you need to have attended one of the trainings led by the Greater Portland Family Promise in order to volunteer directly with the families.  
No training is required for set up, clean up, or food preparation / drop off.
 
Please contact the Rev. Holly Clark, our Assistant Rector, or Deborah Phelan if you are interested in learning more about this important, life-changing ministry.
 
 
This video will give you more information on Family Promise.