Announcements

Sunday Outreach Basket Offerings:  On the first week of every month, we receive donations of food items or money to support the Food Bank.  Thanks so much for your generosity.

Easter Vigil Preparation:   April 7th, 10-10:15am in the Parish Hall.   The Easter Vigil is, for many Christians, the most important service of the year.  To prepare us for the service, we’ll have a couple of brief introductory sessions to talk about our expectations, to go through the service, and to recruit participants.  It is a truly lovely service, please come to the classes and then to the Vigil.

Tartan Sunday:   April 7th.  Show your clan pride on April 7th and wear your tartans!

The Feast of Saint Drogo, Patron Saint of Baristas and Coffee Houses:  Sunday, April 7th.   Do you have an espresso maker?  Bring it to church on Sunday, April 7th and share the delectable blessings flowing from those fonts of joy.  We, the devotees of the dark and sticky beans, salute you!  Coffee (properly ground) and all additives will be provided, just bring your espresso maker and your expertise.  Lift your spirits as you lift your cups.

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.
There are also several openings to donate altar flowers in the next few months:  May 12th & 19th and June 16th & 23rd.   Flower donations can be as memorials, celebrations or in thanksgiving.  Sign up on the flower chart next to the Narthex door.

Maundy Thursday Worship & Agape Potluck:   April 18th, 6pm.   Join us for Maundy Thursday Agape Potluck and Worship on April 18th.  We’ll meet in the Parish Hall for the first part of our service (hymns, readings, prayers, Eucharist, and footwashing), and we’ll be doing all this in the context of an agape meal.  After the meal and service in the Parish Hall, we’ll move into the sanctuary to remember Gethsemane and strip the altar.
The culinary theme of our meal will be Eastern Mediterranean.  The main course (baked chicken) will be provided, and there is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall for other parts of the meal (salads, side dishes, breads, desserts).  Please join us for this very special and meaningful evening of sharing and worship.

Taizé Prayer Service, April 28th :   Our next Taizé Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, April 28th at 7 p.m. Experience this contemporary form of Christian contemplation based on the songs and prayers from the Taizé community in France. You won’t want to miss this experience.   This is a perfect opportunity to invite others to join you.  John Lehrack, St. Alban’s Music Director, will be helping with this service of chants, scripture, repetition, silence and contemplation.

Church Office Hours:   Father Greg is in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and his email address is gwpeters.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com    Jeannie Wells, our Parish Administrator, is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm.  You can reach her any day via email at   jeannie.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com     Volunteers Susie Nichols and Sheilah Reidburn take care of office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12.  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 9am to Jeannie’s email address jeannie.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com or the church email address stalbansedmonds@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                                         


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April 7th  – 5th  Sunday in Lent 

  •  Isaiah 43:16-21
  • Psalm 126
  • Philippians 3:4-14
  • John 12:1-8

April 14th  – 6th  Sunday in Lent 

  • Isaiah 50:4-9a
  • Psalm 31:9-16
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Luke 22:14-23:56

 

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