Sunday May 14 Flowers given to the glory of God in memory of her mother, by Pam Pomeroy
Rector-Elect: On Easter Sunday, we were thrilled to announce that, with the approval of the Bishop, we are calling Father Greg Peters to be the New Rector of St. Alban’s, effective July 1. Until that date, Greg will be continuing his job with the school district until the end of the year. We are excited about our “new beginnings” as together we discern what God is calling us to be and to do.
Rogation Sunday: Sunday, May 21, we will be celebrating Rogation Sunday, which is also known as the “Blessing of the Fields.” It has been a time when churches would pray for agriculture — for those working the land — and for commerce and industry. You are invited to participate by bringing a symbol of your vocation to church; if retired, bring an item representing your hobby, ministry, volunteering, etc. Please place items on the altar for thanksgiving and blessing by Fr. Greg.
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.
Fellowship Time for ECW. We will be having a coffee and refreshments on June 3rd l0:30 a.m. till noon. A recent new member Sue Staples will share her knowledge about The Little Sisters of St. Clare. A community of Faithful women who live a life of prayer and study in the tradition of St. Clare and St. Francis. Please come and share in the fellowship of St. Albans. Bring a friend! Any questions call Connie at 425-774-4571.
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.
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.
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.
Bottomless Backpack Continues in the Summer: Chase Lake Community School continues to provide food to those students participating in the Bottomless Backpacking program during the summer. From mid-May to mid-June, the Hands On committee will be collecting items to support this cause. Please look for a list and container in the Parish Hall. Any questions, contact Maryellen Young, 425-776-2461, email@example.com.
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.