Picture of the Week!
Beautiful fall colors at Saint Alban's.
In case you didn't make it to Joel's Concert last week
Music of the Week!
Message from former
We couldn't be happier for her!
My dear friends at St. Albans,
It is with great joy and gratitude that I share that I will be ordained to the Diaconate on the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, in Wilmington Delaware.
More details and a formal invitation will follow.
Thank you so much for being part of my formation.
...be kinder than necessary
Readings of the Week!
Sermon of the Week!
The Rev. Tom Mousin
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Fall Back This Sunday November 3rd at 2 a.m.
- 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
Clergy and Music
- The Rev. Holly Hoffmann preaching and celebrating at 8 am, 9:30 am and celebrating at 5:30 pm
- The Rev. Timothy Boggs will be off recovering from a successful hip surgery
- Joel Pierce is at the organ bench.
Meetings & Events
10/31 Happy and Safe Halloween
11/3 Time to Fall Back Clocks
11/3 Parish Breakfast
11/3 Dedication Sunday
11/3 Youth Group
11/13 Rite 13
11/3 All Saints Rembrances
11/3 Music In The Morning
11/5 St.E's Essentials Pantry
11/10 St. Alban's Cares Ministry
11/11 Office Closed
11/12 2nd Monday Lunch
11/13 Book Discussion/ Rev. Holly
11/17 Blood Pressure Check
11/17 ANGEL cards ready for you
11/24 Celery Sunday
12/1 Advent Wreath Making
12/2 Angel Card Gifts Due
12/5 Celtic Music Concert
12/7 St. Alban's Cleanup / 8 am
Overview of Children and Youth Programs
Ages four through sixth grade! A space of welcome, music, and prayer before lessons in our age groups. 9:30am, downstairs in Godly Play.
: During 9:30am worship for babies and toddlers.
: ages 4- grade k
Wonder and storytelling with inviting object lessons.
: grades 1st- 4th
A rotation based program of Bible exploration.
: grades 5th -6th
God's story meets our story with games, artwork and fun!
grades 7th- 8th
Meeting the first and third Sundays of the month
at the 9:30 am service
Rite 13 is the name of the formation program for youth in Grades 7 and 8. Rite 13 will be offered on the first and third Sundays of each month during the 9:30 am worship service.
The Rev. Holly Hoffmann is the staff member coordinating this program. Chris Callaway, Jason Burks, and Amber Burks are the teachers. Please speak to any of us about Rite 13.
Parents, please email Holly+ to make sure she has an accurate email address for your family so that communications about this youth offering can be sent directly to you. Thank you!
The Rev. Holly C. Hoffmann
Contact Debbie Fisher, Director of Children and Family's Formation, for all other programs listed above:
High School Youth
We meet on the first and third Sundays of each month
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.
The Rev. Holly Hoffmann, Anne Sedlack, and Peter Durgin are the adults primarily involved with our high school youth group.
If you would like to be added to our email list to learn about upcoming high school youth events, please contact the Rev. Holly Hoffmann at
Caring for the
Next meeting is
We will be meeting every other Monday at 9 am.
St. Alban's will provide an opportunity for those caring for others to come together weekly for support. To learn more about this upcoming opportunity, please contact Liz Davy at
A reminder from the
2nd Monday Lunch
(on Tuesday this month)
St. Alban's provides soup, bread, music and fellowship that is good for body and soul. All are welcome.
A reminder from your
A reminder from the
A Health Ministry Professional will be on hand to
check your blood pressure on
after morning services
A reminder from the
will meet on the the
2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 9 -10:30 am,
beginning in November in the upper room at
St. Alban's from 9-10:30 am.
We welcome any level and any projects.
This Sunday, November 3rd is All Saints & Dedication Sunday.
In this special service, we remember those personal saints who have shaped, inspired, and framed our lives. Also, we turn our reflections towards our future together. We bring support to the church for the new year as pledges of time and talent and treasure to God's ongoing work at St. Alban's. Each of these elements provide the means by which we pursue our life together, one that reflects God's healing, wholeness, and love. Our pledge cards are offered at the altar at Communion, reflecting the prayerful way in which we have discerned the many ways we are called as individuals to participate in our common life as a church.
I invite you to participate in this tradition, one that reflects our gratitude for the past and the present as well as our hope for the future.
Yours in Christ,
This Sunday we are continuing our tradition of Dedication Sunday during our All Saints' Day celebration.
Once again, we invite you to honor your saints who have made a difference in your life, as you make a pledge of time, talent, and treasure to St. Alban's for 2020.
We will all bring our pledge cards, reflecting our stewardship offerings, to the altar at Communion. We celebrate the gifts God has given us as we honor the saints of our lives! If you won't be present on Dedication Sunday, you can drop your pledge card in the collection plate at any other service, deliver it to the parish office, or mail it.
As you consider your pledge for 2020, we invite you to read recent emails from the Stewardship Committee, and take a look at some additional information on stewardship and pledging on our
. You'll find Father Tim's stewardship sermon
, as well as affirmations from members of our parish family.
You can also
We are grateful for the ongoing and generous contributions of our parish family in support of all the good works of St. Alban's ministries.
Your Stewardship Committee
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Nomination & Election Process
Our vestry nomination box is now available in Bonoff Hall for your nominations. Please be sure to submit your nominations by Nov 13. You may nominate someone you feel has gifts to bring to serving on the vestry or you may nominate yourself if you feel called to this unique ministry.
A commitment to democracy is an important part of governance in the Episcopal Church.
This commitment is embodied as follows: Our national church is led by a triennial General Convention consisting of two houses: the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. The House of Deputies consists of elected deputies, lay and clergy, from each diocese. The General Convention sets church standards, plans and budget. The Diocese of Maine is led by our elected Bishop and our annual Diocesan Convention with delegates elected from every Parish. The Convention elects Diocesan officers and committees and approves an annual budget.
For more information click
200th Convention of the Diocese of Maine
to read Bishop Brown's Address given at the Cathedral last Saturday.
For a summary of other business conducted at Diocesan Convention and for links to the videos of Convention and of highlights from the Formal Seating of the Tenth Bishop of Maine, visit: this
Here is a
to the Highlights from the Ordination and Consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Maine
Thank you, delegates who served at the Diocesan Convention on behalf of St. Alban's: Lisa Leighton, Tim Queeney, Lynne Lovett, Robert Stoddard, and Anne Sedlack. We greatly appreciate your service and your commitment to our church. The Episcopal Church's governance functions because of the commitment of people like you.
Christmas Pageant Cast & Volunteer Sign Up
Calling all angels, shepherds, innkeepers, travelers and royalty: sign-up for the 2019 Christmas Pageant begins Sunday, October 27th! All children, ages 4 - 6th grade, are welcome to be part of this cherished St. Alban's tradition. (Youth are encouraged to participate, too!)
The Pageant will be presented during the Family Service on Sunday, December 15th at the 9:30 am service. Be part of the greatest story ever told! Contact Debbie Fisher at
for more information.
Be Prepared with CPR Training
Heartsavers and CPR Courses at St. Alban's -
an invitation for all to feel prepared to respond at home or in the community.
You are invited to sign up for one of the classes below.
CLASS DATES AND TIMES:
Sunday, November 3rd 10:45 am - 12:45 pm BCLS certification
Sunday, November 3rd 3:30 - 5:15 pm Heartsavers
The courses are brought to you by the Cape Elizabeth Public Safety/Rescue and the St. Alban's Health Ministry. Please sign up on via e-mail at
An invitation from Reverend Holly
An Invitation from the Rev. Holly+
to read and discuss
The Hundred Story Home
I invite you to join me this fall in reading her book and for a discussion
at St. Alban's on
Wednesday, November 13th
at 6:30 - 8 pm.
For more information on the book and author
RSVP please to Holly
Dessert will be provided.
Saint Alban's Cares
St. Alban's Cares
A group of parishioners and clergy working together in the St. Alban's community to see that no one is forgotten in this busy world
- Meals in times of transition or difficulty
- Rides to medical appointments, church or other needs
- Home or hospital visits, including Holy Communion, if desired
If you are interested in volunteering, or if you or a loved one desire support, please call the church office at 799-4014 during business hours
St. Alban's Cares Coordinators
Peggy and Ogden Williams
Linda Card, Lynne Lovett
Grace Kimball, Audrey Delafield
Caregiver Support Group
Be An Angel ... November 17th
The Root Cellar
Coming November 17th
Once again, St. Alban's has the privilege of partnering with the Root Cellar in their mission to meet the spiritual needs of inner-city youth and their families in Portland's East End communities.
Beginning Sunday, November 17th, you will see the Angel Tree set up in Bonoff Hall with tags that include the names, ages, and wish lists for more than 50 children of Root Cellar families.
Please note: Your gifts will be due back to St. Alban's by, December 1st
Self Care for All
at Saint Alban's morning YOGA
A Perfect Way
To Start Your Day!
Yoga at St. Alban's
All levels & all ages
"A perfect way to start your day, Holly is so kind and gentle in her direction and understands each persons' needs. " - Karen, a participant
All Levels Yoga is suitable for continuing and beginning students. Our focus will be on cultivating a clear, intelligent and balanced practice of postures, breathing techniques and relaxation. Class size is small and props are used to individualize student's needs / abilities. The yoga props will be provided. If you own a yoga mat, please bring it with you.
Sign up today. The cost for each 4-week session is $60.
To sign up, Click here and then bring a check payable to St. Alban's for $60 to the office at St. Alban's. Note in the memo line that the check is for yoga class.
November 24th, Celery Sunday
You can't have Thanksgiving stuffing without celery?
Which is why the Root Cellar has asked St. Albans' to provide 100 bunches of fresh, whole stalk celery (to help stock the Thanksgiving baskets they provide for their families. Thank you for your help!
Just place one or two bunches of celery in the cooler on November 24th, at all service and we will deliver it to the Root Cellar. Thank you!
Please purchase tickets at this website:
for questions or more info email:
Keep Warm and
Help the Pilgrims
et Your Cracklin' Christian Kindling.
Recycled Dried Red Cedar Shingles from Church renovation. $10 Suggested.
Available in Bonoff Hall.
Your Clynk returnables helps the Pilgrims too. Bags are always available in Bonoff Hall. Thank you.
Help the 2020 Pilgrims.