April 9 Service Bulletin Announcements

April 16:  St. Alban’s annual Easter Egg hunt will happen after the 10:30 service on Sunday April 16.  Please let all the families of children who love searching for easter eggs know to mark the event on their calender and to bring baskets.  We will have bags available for those who forget.  This year we are asking attendees to bring a donation for the food bank.

Today after 10:30 Service:  Easter Egg Stuffing Party!!  Come join us to stuff easter eggs after the 10:30 service on Palm Sunday.  Pizza and drinks will be provided!! Donations needed by April 9!!  To make this the best easter egg hunt ever, we do need donations of things to put in the eggs.  Families have made bible sayings on small strips of paper, donated small crosses, and donated candy.  As long as it is on topic and can fit in a plastic egg, we will accept all donated items.  Please bring all donated items to St. Alban’s by Palm Sunday (April 9).  We also accept cash donations and will use those to buy supplies.  Contact Wendre Vaughan or Shannon Duggan for answers to any questions. Volunteer Easter Egg Hunt Helpers Needed.  We will need volunteers to hide and recover easter eggs and help our younger attendees as needed.  Please contact Wendre Vaughan or Shannon Duggan if you want to volunteer.

Neighbors in Faith:     Terry Kyllo, Director of Neighbors in Faith, will be our speaker at the April 19 Soup Supper. NIF (Neighbors in Faith) is an effort undertaken by Christians and Muslims to encourage neighborly relations between Muslims and people of all faith and non-faith traditions so that together we can work for a more peaceful world. Terry will help us understand these issues and explore how to live out what we value in these challenging and fruitful times. Please bring soup, salad, bread or dessert as you are able. We gather at 6:30 p.m.

Taize Service: Taize Prayer will be held on Sunday, May 21st. Experience this contemporary form of Christian contemplation based on the songs and prayers from the Taizé community in France. Music will be provided by John Lehrack. Everyone is welcome.

Outreach: For the 2nd Quarter of 2017 the Outreach Donation organization selected is Clothes for Kids. The goal of this organization is to provide clothing so the children arrive at school ready to learn. This organization was nominated by Mona Carter and she volunteers there on a weekly basis.

Flower Donations: There are still openings on the flower chart for people to sign up for this coming quarter. Dates available are April 30, May 21 and June 4.

Name tags:  Please wear a name tag. If you don’t have one, write your name on the pad next to the guest book in the Narthex, and one will be provided for you.

Church Office Hours:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.. The Office is closed on Fridays. For immediate assistance, please call Dan Mullene, Parish Care Minister (425) 412-3661 or hondaguy@aol.com

Bulletin Notices:  Please send notices for the Sunday bulletin by Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to the Church Office email, StAlbansEdmonds@gmail.com.

Special Offering Baskets: On the first three Sundays of each month we take special collections for programs that are important to the congregation. 1st Sunday benefits the Food Bank.   2nd Sunday goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund and the 3rd Sunday benefits Outreach.

Food Bank Donations: On the first week of every month, thanks to the generosity of our members, we receive donations of food items or money to support the Food Bank. Note: You can bring food donations at any time. Thanks for your generosity!

Music Rehearsal: Would you like to feel more confident in singing our hymns and service music? If so, please come to worship 15 minutes early each week at both services for a chance to run through the hymns. Weekly attendance at church also helps you learn new service music more quickly.

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