What’s Up @ St. Alban’s (May 19, 2019)

One Week ’til Evensong: Next Sunday, May 26, St. Alban’s will host a special Evensong for the Sixth Sunday of Easter at 7pm. This is a special meditative service of readings, choral anthems, hymns, chanted psalms, and prayers.

Evensong is also a great opportunity for folks to temporarily join our choir — if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of it. but aren’t able to make the year-round commitment, you are welcome to join us for this special Evensong service. Simply come to Thursday evening rehearsal this week at 7:30pm.

Year End Sunday School Party: Help celebrate the end of a great Sunday School year (and thank all of our students and teachers) on Sunday, June 9, at 9:15am. All kids and parents are welcome! (Parents are welcome to bring a snack to share, but it is not required!) We’ll have lots of treats and activities and a special “Pentecost” theme. Join the fun!

Get to Know Your Church and Faith: What began as a four-part series has morphed into a stimulating conversation (with no end in sight!) about our faith and our faith practices.  Join us on Sunday mornings in Room 11 as we tackle tough and interesting topics, and maybe even answer the questions you have always pondered:  What does it mean to be an Episcopalian? What does it mean to be an Anglican?  How do we differ from other Christian denominations or faiths? What do we believe? Why do we worship the way we worship?  We’ll tackle these, and all your questions, during these classes. We never know where the conversation will take us!

ACCA Food Pantry Seeks Saturday Volunteers: The Food Pantry needs help as they begin a test program of serving the community on Saturdays.  Volunteers would work from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, May 11, May 18, and June 1, and help with a variety of tasks necessary to keep the Food Pantry running and in order (tasks may include disposing of spoiled or expired food, serving as a food deliverer, helping with inventory, cleaning the pantry, stocking shelves, etc.) To learn more or volunteer with this Saturday program, please contact David Donahue.

2019 VBSGet Wild with VBS, July 29 – August 2: Time to sign your kids up for Vacation Bible School. This year, St. Alban’s and our friends at Peace Lutheran will be co-sponsoring this special program to introduce children to the basic concepts of Christian faith and living. It’s going to be a fun time for all, but you need to register now. Learn more and sign up.

VBS Volunteers Needed: Actors, artists, builders, costumers, decorators and designers needed to help with VBS (happening July 29 – August 2).  Email Melanie Jillson or Ann Gates, or contact them in person.

Samaritan Ministry Toiletries Drive: St. Alban’s is helping collect toiletries for Samaritan Ministry through June 16. Below is a list of the toiletries that are currently being requested, but we are not limited to these. We just ask that all items be new.

  • Body wash
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Face cloths
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion (small and medium sizes)
  • Non-alcoholic mouth wash
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Sun Screen
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

For more info, please  email Debbe Hughes or call (703) 507-7338.

What’s Happening: Don’t miss out! Keep track with our Calendar of Events.

Serving Schedule: Here’s the current two-week serving schedule.

Readings for May 19, 2019

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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