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.
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.
You’re Invited to a Wine and Appetizer Party to celebrate St. Alban’s Legacy Society, on Saturday, June 24, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Alban’s Parish Hall. Reception Hosted by St. Alban’s Planned Giving Committee. Please RSVP by June 19 to: Mary Fowler, 425-225-6486 or email@example.com
“Create a Safety Ministry” is a workshop being presented by the Diocese to all congregations on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The program is being offered to assist churches with information regarding potential safety issues, including medical emergencies, parishioners being injured, threats, safety for children, etc. The cost of the program is $50 per congregation and includes several takeaway materials including books and planning tools. Since lunch will be provided, each congregation needs to register with the Diocese. If you would be interested in attending this important workshop, please contact the church office or talk to a Vestry member.
Ramadan Iftar Celebration: June 10. Edmonds Lutheran Church is hosting a special Ramadan meal and the opportunity for guests to learn about the history and traditions of this Muslim month of fasting. Many Muslims around the world practice Ramadan by fasting from all food and drink from dawn to dusk. The evening consists of a lecture at 6:30pm, followed by a feast of traditional Middle Eastern delights, many foods that Muslims enjoy after a long day of fasting. There is no charge for the event. An RSVP is not required, but will be appreciated (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>).
Last “Soup Supper” Until Fall — Come join us for our last Soup Supper until fall on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30pm, in the Parish Hall. In anticipation of warm weather in June, we thought our Soup Supper could focus on salads. Please bring salad (or soup), bread or dessert as you are able. We will enjoy a videoed presentation by our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, who is a very exciting and inspirational speaker. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.
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.
Outreach Donations Recipients: Please vote on potential recipients for our quarterly outreach donations. See ballot on the counter in the Parish Hall. This is your opportunity to vote for who you would like to see receive our quarterly outreach donations for the next couple of quarters. Place completed ballot in designated basket.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
Church Office Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The Office is closed on Fridays. 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.