What’s Up @ St. Alban’s (June 2, 2019)

This Week’s Readings

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

This week’s serving schedule.

Check out our calendar of events.

Download this week’s Wired Word.

Next Week is Pentecost, Plus Blessing of Graduates

Next Sunday (June 9) is Pentecost Sunday. Don’t forget to wear red!

Plus, we will conduct a Blessing of the Graduates at each Sunday service on June 9. If your child is graduating and you would like them to participate, please contact Fr Paul by Thursday, June 6.

Annual Parish Picnic on June 23

It’s time: The annual St. Alban’s Parish Picnic will be held on June 23 following the 10:15 service. The picnic will be catered by Red, Hot and Blue, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and a chair for the lawn. (Drop off your dish in the Parish Hall kitchen prior to the service.)

Last names A – L . . . please bring a side dish!
Last names M – Z . . . please bring a dessert!

As always, there will be fun for everyone, including a Moon Bounce and lawn games! We will need some help with set-up and clean-up — the set-up will begin around 8:00 AM. Please email info@stalbansva.org if you can help.

Ain’t No Party Like a Sunday School Party

Next Sunday, June 9, starting at 9:15am we will be hosting our year-end Sunday School Party! We will have lots of treats and activities, and a Pentecost theme.

All children and parents are welcome. Parents may bring a snack to share, but it’s not required. Come help us thank all of our students and teachers for a great year.

It’s Time for VBS

2019 VBSVacation Bible School is happening from July 29 to August 2. Go here for more information about VBS at St. Alban’s.

Registration forms are now available in the narthex, and you can also sign your kid(s) up online here.

Plus, volunteers needed for VBS . . . Join us and become an Actor, Artist, Builder, Costumer, Decorator and/or Designer! Contact Melanie Jillson or Ann Gates to learn more.

Serving Our Community: How You Can Help

We love Annandale and our surrounding community! Here are some ways you can help serve our neighbors, and demonstrate our faith in Christ, this month.

Stuff a Backpack on June 2
Between services this Sunday, come to the Parish Hall and help us stuff backpacks with healthy food for our Belvedere Backpack Ministry.

Adopt-a-Highway on June 15
Our next trash pickup on Sleepy Hollow will be Saturday June 15th at 9am. Meet at the church parking lot and bring gloves. Orange vests and bags will be provided. Children must be at least 10 to participate! RSVP to Elizabeth Howton.

Collecting Toiletries Until June 16
St. Alban’s is collecting toiletries for our partners at Samaritan Ministry until June 16. Learn more and see what items we need here.

ACCA Food Pantry Expanding to Saturdays, Needs Help
The ACCA Food Pantry is testing a new expansion and is seeking volunteers able to work Saturdays from 9am to noon. Learn more about this new opportunity here.

ACCA Food Pantry Seeks Volunteer Food Shoppers
Food buyers cover one week per month, working 6-10 hours that week. You will be responsible for purchasing and re-stocking the food inventory at the pantry that week. (A list of food will be provided.) To learn more, contact Tuan Nguyen at 703-563-1456 or 607-727-8915.

“Fill the Wagon” on June 2
The Mason Station has partnered with the Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads and the Annandale Giant grocery store for a “Fill The Wagon” food drive on Sunday, June 2, from 10 am- 4pm. Help fill a police patrol wagon with non-perishable food items which will be donated to a local food pantry. Bring such items as spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, bags of dried lentils, bags of dried red beans, canned fruit, fruit cups, canned tuna, and canned beef stew.

Episcopal 101: Week 5 and Counting . . .

Episcopal 101 started as a four-part series, but now there’s no end in sight — join us at 9:15am on Sundays for a lively discussion about our faith and faith practices.

Each session focuses on a different topic, but we never know where the conversation will take us. Come join us in Room 11!

Caregivers Workshop on June 8

Join Pete Shrock, nationally known grief and crisis responder, for a special workshop in Alexandria on June 8. The event is free of charge, and sponsored by AARP Virginia, Fairfax County, George Mason University, and other organizations. Learn more and register here.

ACCA News for May

Check out the May 2019 newsletter for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action).

Your Giving Makes Everything Possible

Check out the Giving page on our new website for info on how to donate electronically. Our myE-offering system is a simple way to manage your annual pledge, or to offer one-time donations for such items as flowers, Christmas and Easter offerings, birthday contributions, etc.

On that page you can also learn more about the Birthday Fund, a special fund which helps cover costs for kids and youth to attend Shrine Mont. Learn more here, and thank you for your commitment to our parish.

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