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Celebrations on Sundays at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Children are welcome at all our services.
Childcare is available during the second service.
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Around the Parish — April 15, 2015
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Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

Sunday, April 12, 10:30 am.

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan started during World War II by the Rev. Peter Marshall, who was chaplain of the U.S. Senate. It began as a way for Scottish-Americans to show their pride during the war. The service dates back to the 1716 Disarming Act and the 1746 Act of Proscription that forbade Scottish Highlanders from wearing their tartans, speaking Gaelic and playing bagpipes and dancing. During church services the Highlanders would touch a piece of cloth that represented their Clan while ministers would deliver a Blessing. Kirk is the Scots word for church and the Tartan is the plaid showing the person’s Scottish Clan.

Let’s enjoy this Sunday after Easter with some Scottish revelry. All are invited. I am proud to represent the Henderson Clan. Our service will include a procession and an opportunity to Bless the Tartan. You are invited to bring a symbol of your Scots heritage.

- Father Bob,  3/24/15


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
21405 82nd Place West
Edmonds, WA 98026

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Office hours: M—Th 10-12
Phone: 425-778-0371

Saint Alban’s Church seeks to be a welcoming, Christ-centered community committed to sharing Christ’s love, empowering people to grow spiritually, deepening our relationship with Christ, and living out our faith in our community and the world.


Saint Alban’s is a parish of the Diocese of Olympia, the Episcopal Church in western Washington. The Episcopal Church is a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Watercolor sketch of Saint Alban’s Church by Bill Fulton, Vicar of Silverdale.
Dan F. Miller A.I.A., and Earl Dillman Morris, Architects
Celtic Knot Processional Cross by Verne Giddings – Photograph by Grace Coale.Website Design: Ben Johnson .