St. Alban's Episcopal Church
The Weekly Red Door
Sunday, December 26, 2021
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
Covid precautions/behavior
Christmas Eve Services
No Service Christmas Day
Worship this Sunday, December 26th-One Service
Sunday's Bulletin & Children's Resources
Studying the Scriptures & Link to Readings
Book Club
Office Hours
Caring & Sharing for December
2-Cents a Meal
Link to Ministry Scheduler
Weekly Services
Prayer List
Pastoral Care
Visit our Website
Pay on your pledge to St. Alban's
Donate to St. Alban's
The COVID-19 infection rates are once again rising due to the omicron variant. In order to care for one another, we urge everyone to be vigilant with their boosters, masking, distancing and testing.
Our Sunday services are live-streamed each week on Facebook and then uploaded to YouTube, so we urge those who are at risk by virtue of their age or health condition to consider worshiping at home during this period until the rates and hospitalizations decline. If you are worshipping at home, and would like to receive communion, please contact the church office to request a Eucharistic visitation.

Social distancing and safety precautions are still important!

When arriving on Sunday, please enter and exit through the Red Doors. 
Masks are required for all worshipers throughout the service and during formation opportunities. 
If you have not been vaccinated, we invite you to worship from home.

Thanks for abiding with our precautions.  
We'll get through this together with love for one another.
Services Christmas Eve December 24th

4:00 pm Family Worship with Holy Eucharist

10:00 pm Holy Eucharist with Choir
This service will be live-streamed on Facebook

No Service Christmas Day
Sunday Worship
First Sunday after Christmas
December 26, 2021

9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
In Person

The Rev. J. Devin Rodgers, Presiding
The Rev. Marjorie Menaul, Preaching
The Rev. Craig Foster, Deacon

We are wearing masks again &
offering Communion of One Kind

There is no 1:33 (or 3:33) service this week
Service Bulletin
Resources for Children
Studying the Scriptures
Our Lessons this week are:

Stewardship reminder
2022 pledges can be made online or in writing to the office.
Book Club News

St. Alban's Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming dates and books are:

January 10, 2022
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman 

February 14, 2022
The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan  

March 14, 2022
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer

Contact Rachel Barnes or Laura Piazza for more information.
Office Hours

The Office will be closed during the entire week of December 27th-December 31st.

Caring and Sharing
December's partner is
St. Philip Food Pantry

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.
2 Cents-a-Meal
The 2 Cents-a-Meal Program reminds us of the poor and needy at mealtimes. Two pennies per person per meal is collected for hunger ministries as we give thanks for our own food. On designated Sundays, four times per year, each household brings its 2 Cents-a-Meal offering to church. One half is given to a local hunger ministry and the other half is given to the Hunger Network in Ohio. 

Keep collecting your pennies! The next 2 Cents-a-Meal collection is Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Ministry Scheduler

Weekly Services
Worship Schedule  
8:00 am Rite I
(in the church)
Please wear your mask

10:15 am Holy Eucharist
Rite II & Enriching our Worship
In the church (masks requested)
Live Streamed on
1:33 Service
1:33 pm --interactive; informal service

(in the Memorial Garden or Ed Bldg -- not November 28)
e-Compline 8:00 pm 
live-stream Facebook page HERE
If you would like the Anointing of the Sick,
please let Eileen Becknell or
Ernestine Ujah
Other Opportunities for Worship

Pastoral Care 

You may contact Eileen Becknell for pastoral care needs

You may also contact the church office.
Telephone at office: 614-253-8549

Email the Pastoral Care team: CLICK HERE

Anyone in the parish may use this email if they or someone they know has a pastoral care concern. All calls and emails are confidential. 

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