Our New Pet Memorial Grove

On June 2, after the 10:15am service, the congregants joined the clergy outside for the blessing of the new St. Alban’s Pet Memorial Grove. It’s a peaceful area on the church grounds for members of the St. Alban’s family to place the ashes of their dearly-departed furry friends (or finny or scaley, as the case may be).

Photos by Barbara Hallman

Ash Wednesday 2019

Join us at St. Alban’s on March 6 as we begin our annual journey through Lent. We offer a number of ways and services during which you can begin this vital observance, a time of repentance, meditation, fasting, and prayer.

  • Stop by the Narthex in the morning, starting at 7am, for imposition of ashes
  • Join us for Daily Prayer at 8am in the chapel
  • Holy Eucharist at noon with imposition of ashes
  • A special Children’s Ash Wednesday service at 6pm
  • Holy Eucharist at 7pm with imposition of ashes

From The Book of Common Prayer:

“The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith. I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”