Announcements

Sunday Outreach Basket Offerings:  Today’s special offering goes to St. Alban’s Capital Campaign.  Please see the back of the bulletin for our prayer for the Capital Campaign and keep St. Alban’s in your prayers.

RenewalWorks at St. Alban’s:  We are pleased to announce the Workshop Team to participate with the RenewalWorks process.   The following people have agreed to participate as team members: Roger Andersen, Phyllis Becker, Shirley Clark, Carrie Cone, Eric & Susan Hanson, Barbara Lagozzino, Judy Kistner, Martha Philippoff, Hazel Shaw, Wendre Vaughan and Shirley Wilson.
The anonymous, confidential Spiritual Life Inventory is available via a link that was emailed to you last Sunday.  Please contact the office if you need the link resent to you.  Paper copies are available for those who need them.  Please see the back of the bulletin for our prayer for RenewalWorks and keep St. Alban’s in your prayers.

CONSPIRE 2018 – The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation
A Webcast with Richard Rohr and friends from the Center for Action and Contemplation
A Retreat Coming to St. Alban’s September 21 – 23 (Friday night: 5:30-10:00 pm; Saturday: 8:45 am to 4:45 pm; and Sunday afternoon 1:15 to 4:45 pm)
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.

Episcopalians, Squash Hunger!  Sunday, September 23, 2pm:  A bumper crop of nutritious winter squash grows ripening in the rich soil of the Snohomish River Valley.  We need your help to deliver this top quality produce to the hungry. In just three hours, 100 harvesters can fill a Food Lifeline semi with 40,000 pounds of delicious winter squash. That’s 80,000 servings of food! From Food Lifeline the squash goes out to 300 food banks in Western Washington. Volunteers hand harvest acorn squash and fill bins in the field. Open to all ages. Bring a friend.

Adult Education/Faith Formation Meeting October 7 at 9:30am:     All are welcome.

Blessing of the Animals, October 7: Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with us at both services on Sunday, October 7th. Bring your animals who are part of your families for a special blessing.  If you are unable to bring your pet but wish for them to be included, consider bringing a picture to hold. If you have a pet you wish to be remembered who is no longer with us, we will gladly honor their memory.

StewFest Wednesday, October 10th:    The October Soup Supper will be Wednesday, October 10th when we hold our Annual Stewardship StewFest to kick off the Stewardship Season. There will be Evening Prayer at 6pm, the meal, and then Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons will discuss the theme of Transforming Generosity. Come and join the fun, fellowship and good food. Please sign up to bring food on the sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.

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. 

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 9:00 a.m. to Jeannie’s email address jeannie.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com or the church email address stalbansedmonds@gmail.com

Please note:  Jeannie will be out of the office on Friday, September 28th.

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