St. Alban's Episcopal Church
The Weekly Red Door
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Our vision for St. Alban's is to be a spiritual home
to share God's grace through worship, service, faith, and love.

We welcome all and strive to promote justice, peace, and love in our communities
by following Jesus.

Come! Worship, Learn, Care, Connect with us
In This Issue
New information:

Worship this Sunday, March 6: 2 services
Sunday's Bulletins & Children's Pages
Studying the Scriptures & Link to Readings
Lenten Formation Gatherings
Prayers & Meditations Booklet for use during Lent
Caring & Sharing: Partners in Ministry in Liberia
Ministry Scheduler
Easter Flowers
Prayer List
Recurring Information & Reminders:
Upcoming Changes in Sunday Worship Schedule
Reconciliation of Penitent
Lenten At Home Bags
UpComing Meetings
Pastoral Care
Visit our Website
Pledge Payments & Donation Links
Safety Measures at St. Alban's

New Information
Worship:March 6, 2022

9:00 a.m. Service:
In Person
In the Church
Masks will be worn
You are invited if you are fully vaccinated and willing to wear a mask

Rite I
Holy Eucharist
(Communion of one kind--bread only; no wine) 

10:30 a.m. Service:
The Service will be on Zoom.
Here is the Link: 
Join Zoom Meeting

  • (Please be sure to download Zoom to your home computer if you have not done so yet.) 

  • We will use a spoken Liturgy of the Word (Ante Communion) for worship with no Holy Communion

Children's Pages

Studying the Scriptures
Lenten Formation gatherings
Wednesdays in Lent
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Adult Formation
In person gathering from 7:00-8:00 pm in the living room

We will use "The Social Justice Bible Challenge" as our reference for reflection and conversation.
Here are the dates & leaders:
March 9: Fr. Devin
March 16: Deacon Craig
March 23: Carol Kaufman
March 30: Kristen Fout
April 6: Fr. Devin

Books are $15.00 --please write "Lent Formation" in the memo line of your check--
The books are available at the church.

Young Adult Formation:
Middle School -- College Adults
We will be gathering on Wednesday evenings beginning March 9 at 7-8pm in the EYC room in the Ed Building. 

The Room Where It Happens takes us on a Lenten journey exploring identity and belonging, ambition and temptation, forgiveness and redemption, love and sacrifice, and hope and courage through adversity utilizing the musical Hamilton. 

We invite all middle school- college age folks to join us for this journey through Lent beginning March 9th.
Prayers & Meditations
for Lent
Each day within Lent (including Sundays, which aren’t actually part of Lent), this booklet will offer suggestions for thought, prayer, reflection, and/or action. The pre- Easter season of turning back to God can include sorrow and joy, solemnity and delight. May each of us experience these things as the loving God chooses.

Caring and Sharing

March partner:
Partners In Ministry in Liberia

What is “Caring and Sharing?” --St. Alban’s Social Concerns Committee selects an organization to receive the loose plate offering each month on Caring and Sharing Sunday.

Contributions can also be made at any time during the month.

Partners-in-Ministry-in Liberia (PIMIL) was established in 2005 following 2 civil wars (1989-2003) and democratic elections also in 2005. PIMIL was started at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville by The Rev. Abeoseh Flemister (whose only brother was killed in the civil conflict) to focus on the education and health needs of the people in Liberia. PIMIL's ministry is to rebuild the human resources of the country.

St. Albans, guided by the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations and adopted by the Episcopal Church, has been a partner in this ministry since its inception.

We were the primary sponsor of two nursing students, who have graduated from Cuttington University in Liberia and are now helping others with their health needs. More recently, funding has been directed toward primary education of children.

Due to COVID, many of PIMIL’s fundraising and promotional activities have not been possible.

Please read more about Liberia (a country on the west coast of Africa with long ties to the United States) and PIMIL by clicking HERE

Ministry Scheduler

The serving schedule for March and April is currently being developed.
Easter Flowers
easter lily
We have a longstanding tradition at St. Alban's of placing a glorious display of lilies and other spring bulbs in the church for Easter services. Following Easter worship, flowers are taken to members unable to worship with us in person.

We invite you to participate with a contribution oof any amontto offset the cost of the flowers. You may mail a check along with your contact and donation information and return it to St. Alban's, 333 South Drexel Avenue, Bexley, OH 43209. In clue "Easter Flowers" in the memo line of your check.
You may also complete the form and donation on line by visiting " At this link, you can enter your donation information and pay on line by check or credit card. We ask that all donations be received by Wednesday, April 6th in order to include the names in the service bulletin.
Recurring Information & Reminders

Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship In March 
We will offer 2 worship services. 
9:00 am 
Rite I In-Person in the church
You are invited to this service if you are fully vaccinated and wear a mask. 
10:30 am 
Worship via Zoom
Schedule Changes
Beginning Sunday, April 3rd
8:00 a.m. Rite I worship - in the church
9:30 a.m. –Relaxed, Family worship -in the Klages ED Building 
10:30 a.m.  Rite II worship—in the church 

“All may, some should, none must!”

 On March 11, April 1 & April 8 --all are Friday dates from 9am-11am, (or by appointment) Fr. Devin will be available for individuals desiring “The Rite of Reconciliation.” This sacramental rite, often overlooked, misunderstood, and misnamed “confession” is beneficial to us and our relationship with God and one another as it helps us “let go” of burdens. 
If you would like to schedule a time with Fr. Devin or have questions about this practice, please email him at
You can learn more about Reconciliation on page 446 in the Book of Common Prayer.
Pastoral Care 

You may contact Fr. Devin or Janet Lewis at the church office for pastoral care needs

Telephone at office: 614-253-8549
 All calls and emails are confidential. 
Lenten Home Formation Activity bags
These are in the Living Room—
ready and waiting for you to pick up
If you see a friend’s or a neighbor’s bag and know they are not here today; please take and deliver.  Thanks! 
Upcoming Meetings
Upcoming Meetings
Building & Grounds: regular meeting is 1st Tuesday of each month
Next meeting: April 5 -7:00 pm
If you want to join the meeting and are not on the regular list of attendees please,
Contact Tim Williams for Zoom link

Social Concerns: regular meeting is 2nd Thursday of each month
Next meeting: March 10 7:00 pm
If you want to join the meeting and are not on the regular list of attendees please,
Contact Janet Lewis for Zoom link 

Book Club: regular meeting is 1st Monday of each month
Next meeting: March 14 7:00 pm
If you want to join the meeting and are not on the regular list of attendees please,
Contact Laura Piazza or Rachel Barnes for Zoom link 

Vestry: regular meeting is 3rd Tuesday of month
Next meeting: March 15 7:00 pm
If you want to join the meeting and are not on the regular list of attendees please,
Contact Janet Lewis for Zoom Link 

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