October 4,  2018      
Picture of  the Week!
These young men did an incredible job last Sunday sharing what they learned from their Northern Ireland Pilgrimage.
Music of  the Week!
One of the Celtic Eventide hymns this Sunday.
 
King Of Glory
In case you missed it...
Homily of  the Week!
The Rev.Tim Boggs
September 30th sermon
A Poem for  
Celtic Eventide  
this week!
Mary Oliver Reads  
"Wild Geese"

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 and preaching at 8 am and celebrating at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.
  • The Very Rev. Tracey Lind will be preaching at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm
  • The Rev. Holly Clark will be assisting.
  • Jim Strand is on the organ bench.
Meetings & Events

10/7      Guest preacher, Tracey Lind
10/7      Youth Group meeting
10/8      Holiday, Office Closed
10/9     2nd Monday Lunch is back
10/14    Ministry Fair
10/21    Blood Pressure Screening
10/23    Book Club
10/28    Family Service
11/4      Dedication Sunday

All Are Welcome

 
Overview of Children and Youth Programs

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.


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.


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
 
The St. Alban's High School Youth Group will meet this Sunday from 3:30 - 5 pm at the church for food, fun, fellowship, and formation.  
 
Our usual meetings for fun, food, fellowship, and prayer are on the first and third Sundays of each month at 3:30 - 5 pm.   
 
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

A reminder from your
Health Ministry.
liz blood pressure
Mark your calendar
for the  next
Blood Pressure Screening
October 21st

A reminder from your
Health Ministry.
Mark your calendar
for
November 3rd

A reminder from your
Health Ministry.
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We are each humbled by the pains and losses of others. I think this is true in two ways. First we wonder how they can be so strong, even with their wounds. And second, in our desire to fix things...we soon learn that what we have to offer doesn't seem very powerful.
 
So it's good to get this reminder from Henri Nouwen:
 
" When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."
 
We are invited, as humbled friends, to be with the Very Rev. Tracey Lind, our guest preacher and teacher this Sunday. Tracey invites us to just be with her as she struggles to find hope while suffering the early onset of dementia. The generous but simple invitation she gives us is to be friends who care. And I suspect she'll encourage us to take our caring out into God's big world
 
See you in church.

 
PS, Tracey will interviewed on TV  tomorrow evening on 207, Channel 6 at 7:00PM! 


THIS Sunday, October 7th
October 9th

2nd Monday Lunch is back!
But, due to the Columbus Day Holiday the first Lunch will be held on
Tuesday, October 9th at Noon
There is room for everyone ... we provide music, lively discussions and soup.

What feeds your soul?
Find out at our Ministry Fair

Saint Alban's Stewardship Committee invites you to...
 
Saint Alban's Ministry Fair
Sunday, October 14th 
 
The rich parish life that we share at Saint Alban's would not be possible without the efforts of parishioners who work behind the scenes to enhance our worship experience and foster fellowship. From arranging altar flowers to reading scripture during worship services - from teaching our children to feeding the hungry - opportunities for involvement at Saint Alban's vary as widely as do the talents and interests of our parishioners. On Sunday, October 14th Saint Alban's Stewardship Committee will host a ministry fair in Bonoff Hall.
 
This will be a great time to learn about the many lay ministries that exist at Saint Alban's.  
We hope you will find a ministry that interests you and feeds your soul.


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.
How do you wish to leave?
HOW DO YOU WISH TO LEAVE THIS GOOD LIFE?

For most older Americans a desired peaceful death is elusive.
Sadly, aggressive medical procedures are more
often the norm.
How does this happen? How could we change the pattern?



" At Peace: Choosing a Good Death
After a Long Life"

Speaker: Samuel Harrington, MD
Author and Caregiver
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 7-8 p.m.

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
885 Shore Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Your Sacred Story
Interested in sharing your Sacred Story? 

This fall and winter St. Alban's is returning to a great parish tradition...the opening and sharing of our stories...
our Sacred Stories.
 
A Sacred Story group is a small confidential gathering of St. Alban's adults who want to deepen their faith, build community, and draw closer to God by sharing key moments of life with one another. These may be formative tales or  remembrances of where we experienced the holy or the sacred in our every day lives.  We have refreshed the similar, but not identical program, that was offered several years ago. 
 
Assistant Rector Holly Clark and Chris Callaway will co-lead this offering for adults in October. To express interest, go to: click here


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.   
 
Especially needed are coats and jackets, shoes and boots, large cooking pots, personal care items, including sanitary napkins, and blankets and linens.
Please save those tee shirts and shorts to donate next summer. 
 
St. Alban's Helps Out at  
Preble Street, Saturday, October 13, 10-1

Come join the St. Alban's team as we prepare and serve lunch at Preble Street Soup Kitchen.  It's a wonderful way to meet fellow parishioners and help feed about 250  hungry and grateful souls.  Preble Street serves hot, nutritious meal 3 times a day, every day of the year. Our parish has the lunch shift every second Saturday of each month. It's a great ministry!  Come join us!

To learn more about the soup kitchen, or to volunteer, please contact Nancy Koglemier at nkoglmeier@gmail.com or
Louise Sullivan at lrsullivan72@gmail.com.
 
 
Volunteer Training:
You're invited to join the  
vibrant ministry of Family Promise
 
In order to volunteer directly with families during our next host week, November 4-11 you need to have attended one of the GPFP trainings.  
 
The next one is Tuesday, October 23rd, 9:30am-12:30pm at HopeGateWay, 509 Forest Ave. Portland, ME.   
No preregistration is required.  
Attend the training and complete the required paperwork before you leave. If you have questions about Family Promise at St. Alban's, please contact lay leader, Debbie Phelan, or Rev. Holly Clark hclark@stalbansmaine.org To learn more about Greater Portland Family Promise, go to:  https://greaterportlandfamilypromise.org/
 

Book Group News
All are welcome
The St. Alban's Book Club will be meeting on October 23rd.
 
"Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President" by Candice Millard will be discussed at 7p.m. on October 23.

The selection for November 20 is "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.

Copies of both books have been set aside for St. Alban's at Nonesuch Books.