St. Alban's Episcopal Church
The Weekly Red Door
Sunday, January 09, 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:
Zoom Worship for January 9 & 16
Worship this Sunday, January 9th-One Service
Sunday's Bulletin
Studying the Scriptures & Link to Readings
Plans for Services beginning January 23
Office open again
January 9th is Caring & Sharing Sunday
Two Cents A Meal
Healing Service
Thank You!
Prayer List
Weekly Services
Recurring Information & Reminders:
Stewardship-Enter your 2022 pledge
Book Club
Pastoral Care
Visit our Website
Pledge Payments accepted here
Donate to St. Alban's

Friends,

Out of necessity to follow COVID quarantining protocols we will be worshipping exclusively online on January 9th & 16th. This is one additional Sunday when we worship together via Zoom.

Unlike our previous livestream of worship during COVID lockdown our liturgy will be conducted on Zoom. For worship purposes, Zoom offers a better opportunity for every member of the community to participate in the liturgy and I have included portions in the service to allow for the liturgy to truly be “the work of the people” and not just observed.

To ensure that others outside our community are able to see the service, it will also be livestreamed. Please use the following link to access the Zoom Meeting on Sunday morning. 

Join Zoom Meeting

I will open the room at 9:20. Please keep this opening as a time for silent prayer and reflection. We will keep the room open after the liturgy ends for 15 minutes of sharing and fellowship.
Worship on
January 9th

  • One Sunday worship at 9:30 AM on the 9th of January.

  • No In-Person Service those days.

  • The Service will be on Zoom. Here is the Link:
Join us for worship:

Topic: Sunday Worship for January 9, 2022 9:30
Time: Jan 9, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

  • You can launch the Sunday service the same way you'd access any Zoom appointment or meeting. Click on the link above to join the service.

  • (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


Service Bulletin
Studying the Scriptures
Our Lessons this week are:



Worship Beginning
January 23rd

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

We plan for this worship schedule to be ongoing.
As COVID protocols require we will modify our worship practices.
Office open again!

Janet Lewis is back in the office. Thank you to all who have worked in the office during the past 2 months!

Office Hours:
Monday 9-Noon & 1-4
Tuesday-Thursday 10-Noon & 1-3
Friday 9-Noon

Please plan to wear your mask if you are coming into the office.


Caring and Sharing
January's partner is
She Has A Name

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.

This Sunday, January 9th, is Caring/Sharing Sunday. Whitney Varnau, from SHAN, will speak at the service (via Zoom). You will have an opportunity to make a donation during the service. In this way we can follow our practice of having the loose change offering on Caring/Sharing Sunday be donated to our partner for the month. We appreciate all donations. Below is some basic information about SHAN along with a link for donations.

Our January Caring & Sharing partner is She Has a Name (SHAN), an agency with 13 continuing programs which works to combat human trafficking in Central Ohio.  They stage a variety of trainings, in-person and by Zoom, and offer a variety of support to women who have been trafficked as they move away from that life to a better future. 
Funding and programs have been deeply affected by COVID and its effects, but the need for SHAN’s services has only grown. Many trafficked women have had COVID more than once. Overdoses among trafficked women have risen sharply.  Teen runaways, often easy victims for traffickers, have become more numerous due to an increase in domestic violence.  SHAN is now well into recovery and working to build new and creative programs, including greater work on labor trafficking.  

The Social Concerns Committee has chosen SHAN as our partner agency for January 2022.
 
 
2 Cents-a-Meal 2022
 
The 2 Cents-a-Meal Program is designed to remind us of the poor and needy at mealtimes at home. Two pennies per person per meal is collected for hunger ministries as each person or family gives thanks for their own food. It has been our custom for each household to bring their 2 Cents-a-Meal offering to church on a designated Sunday, four times per year (usually in months that have five Sundays).
One half of the money collected is given to a local hunger ministry and the other half is given to the Hunger Network in Ohio. 

In 2020, we didn’t have a collection due to COVID and only had one in 2021. In 2022, we will try to have two collections:
            Sunday, May 29 and Sunday, October 30

Keep collecting your pennies! Hunger is a significant problem in our community. 
Healing Service

At this time it is not possible to continue our Healing Service. We are suspending this service for the foreseeable future. As always we continue to offer prayers for healing as needed.
ST. ALBAN’S PASTORAL CARE
Caring for Our Own:  It’s What a Church Does!

THANKSGIVING

A special THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered to help with the delivery of our Christmas poinsettias:

            Larry Burton, Liz and Steve Cartwright,
Deacon Craig Foster, Ann Lowder, 
Susan and Scott McKinley, Penny Shyjka,
Bob and Lucinda Sweeney, Ernestine Ujah, and Ellen Yen. 

This is a way we let parishioners know that we are thinking of them and that we care about them. For those unable to come to church, due to mobility, transportation, illness, etc., it is a connection to the church. For others, it is a way of welcoming them to the church and for others, it may be a loss of a loved one. 

We remember Mr. Robert Livingston who graciously let us use his design depicting St. Alban’s red doors and lighted steeple for our Christmas cards. 

These "inreach" endeavors could not be done without the help of all involved. 


THANK YOU,
Father Devin, Deacon Craig, Eileen 



Weekly Services
Worship Schedule  
Sunday
9:30 am
One Service Only
Via Zoom
No In-Person Worship for January 9 & 16

January 9th & 16th
Join us for worship:

Topic: Sunday Worship for January 9, 2022 9:30
Time: Jan 9, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Monday:
e-Compline 8:00 pm 
live-stream Facebook page HERE
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If you would like the Anointing of the Sick,
please let Eileen Becknell or
Ernestine Ujah
know.
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Other Opportunities for Worship




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.
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. 

[614-253-8549]  [admin@stalbans-bexley.org] 
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