Announcements

Vacation for Parish Administrator Jeannie Wells will be August 16th-August 22nd. 

A Holy Waste of Time: Self-Discovery Retreat for Young Adults  St. Andrew’s House, Union Aug 17, 4:00 pm – Aug 19, 1:00 pm:  With day to day life making so many demands on our time and energy, it’s easy to forget the importance of rest. Remind yourself about the renewing power of relaxation by joining us for A Holy Waste of Time! Young adults (ages 18 – 35) from throughout the Diocese of Olympia are invited to this annual weekend of fun, friendship and faith at St. Andrew’s House, a gorgeous rustic lodge situated with a breathtaking view of the Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains just beyond.  The per-person price includes two night’s lodging and all meals and activities. Sign-up now; this event sells out quickly!  Register  here.

Baseball with the Bishop, August 21st:  There’s no better way to spend a summer evening than kicking back at the ballpark with a hotdog, a bag of peanuts, and your beverage of choice.  So, join Bishop Rickel and other Episcopalians from across the Diocese for Baseball with the Bishop as we watch the Tacoma Rainiers face off against the Reno Aces! Ticket cost of $14.50 includes reserved seating, complimentary meal (hotdog, chips and bottled water), a souvenir game program, and group recognition on the video board during the game.  The game is Tuesday, August 21 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM at Cheney Stadium, 2502 South Tyler Street, Tacoma, WA 98405.

CONSPIRE 2018 – A Retreat Coming to St. Alban’s September 21-23, Webcast with Richard Rohr and Friends:  The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation:    Come and explore contemplative teachings, practices, reflection, and conversation with Richard Rohr, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Mirabai Starr.  How do we change and grow?  How do we become our most whole selves, deeply connected with God and others?  How do we learn to experience ourselves as interconnected so that we can truly love?  The mystics of many spiritual traditions teach the path of descent—surrender, generative self-emptying, dying before you die—as the way of transformation.  More than ideas or success, uncertainty, failure, relapse, suffering (personal and communal), and woundedness can be our primary teachers.

Bottomless Backpack Contributions for Chase Lake:  Chase Lake Community School continues to provide food to those students participating in the Bottomless Backpack program.  The need is especially critical during the summer when the kids no longer have access to free breakfasts and lunch at school.  We will be collecting items to support this cause. Please look for the suggested donations form and the collections container in the Parish Hall through June.  Contact Jim Nichols, 425-771-7025, Nichols.66@comcast.net with any questions.

Substitute Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Needed:  Vacations are in the air.  Our faithful Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers need some substitutes.  Are you one?  A little bit of training and some helpful suggestions will be provided.  If this is you, please tell Fr. Greg, Reilly Mannery , or call the church office.

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. 

Sunday Outreach Basket Offerings:  Today’s basket offering goes to the Capital Campaign. Thank you for your gifts!
New Church Office Hours:  Beginning July 2, Jeannie Wells, our Parish Administrator, will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm.  You can reach her any day via email at jeannie.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com    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    Volunteers Susie Nichols and Sheilah Reidburn will 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 9:00 a.m. to Jeannie’s email address jeannie.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com or the church email address stalbansedmonds@gmail.com

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