Capital Campaign Meeting: The first organizing meeting will be held on Monday, March 5th at 7 pm in the Annex. Any interested people are invited to join us at this meeting to help plan for this campaign. You can also submit ideas for things to be considered by notifying either Phil McClelland—425-446-2355, Maryellen Young—425-776-2461 or sending an email message to the Church Office.
Pentecost Planning: Wednesday, March 7 at 11 am, the Pentecost Planning Team will have its first meeting. Please join John Lehrack and Greg Peters as we begin to explore where the Spirit is leading us for this year’s celebration.
Easter Flower Donations: Envelopes are in the pews for parishioners to contribute to the altar flowers for Easter. Your dedication can be as a memorial, celebration of an important event or as a gift to God. Dedications received by Palm Sunday will be published in Easter bulletins. Please indicate “Easter Flowers” on your checks.
Easter Egg Hunt Donations: The Sunday School is getting ready for our annual Easter egg hunt on April 1st. We welcome your contribution of candies or small favors/toys that can fit in the eggs. We’ll be stuffing eggs on Palm Sunday, so please leave donations in Parish Hall by March 25th.
Spring Forward March 11th: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on March 11th. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday evening, March 10th. Time to spring forward!
Lenten Soup Suppers & Series: Join us Wednesdays during Lent, starting on February 21st for our Lenten Soup Suppers & Reflections on Exhortation (led by Eric Hanson). Our schedule is: Evening Prayer 6-6:30pm; Soup Supper 6:30-7pm and Reflection 7-7:30pm. Please join us for food, fellowship and spiritual nourishment as we journey through Lent together.
Tea & Qi at St. Alban’s Tuesdays 12:15pm starting February 20: Join us Tuesdays at 12:15pm beginning February 20 for a month-long course and introduction to Qigong movement – a collection of slow body movements with music background. Instruction will be provided regarding the basis for doing these exercises by Neale Povey (from 8 a.m.) who is a certified instructor. Hot water, tea and cups will be provided. Bag lunch suggested to make best use of time. There is no fee, but freewill gifts to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund will be accepted.
3rd Week Outreach Donation Ballots: Ballots are available in the Parish Hall to vote for organizations to receive our 3rd Week Outreach Donations. Please vote for up to 3 organizations and place the ballot in the designated basket.
Tract Rack: Check out our new revitalized Tract Rack! We’ve got updated material, just in time for Lent and Easter. Many thanks to Carrie Cone for her dedication to this ministry.
Women’s Retreat: St. John’s (Kirkland) Episcopal Church Women invite all women to the Women’s Retreat March 16 – 18, 2018 at beautiful Camp Houston in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. This Retreat, led by Patricia Wuertzer, will give each one of us a time to let go and let the Spirit fill us with God’s peace, calm and hope. Please email Paula at PFMiller05@aol.com for more information.
New Directory: Now that we have new Vestry members it’s time to get ready to reissue St. Alban’s directory. Please look at the copy of the directory in the Parish Hall and make any changes to your address, telephone number(s) and email addresses.
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.
Fr. Greg’s Email Address: Fr. Greg has a new email address that matches the church office email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use it for all church business.
Church Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Father Greg is the office on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For immediate assistance, please call Dan Mullene, Parish Care Minister (425) 412-3661 or email@example.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.