St. Alban’s Welcomes Rebecca Mauldin from ChildStrive at 10:30am: We are pleased to welcome at the 10:30 am service today Rebecca Mauldin, Marketing & Development Manager for ChildStrive who is here to receive a check for $570, from our 2nd quarter outreach donations. ChildStrive (formerly Little Red School House) helps advance the quality of life focusing primarily on children ages birth to three years with, or at risk of developmental delays and disabilities.
Father Greg Peters on Vacation July 10-August 8 with his family in Munich: Please contact the office with any questions or concerns while he is away. Have fun Father Greg!
Please welcome The Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons July 15-August 5: St. Alban’s welcomes The Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons while Father Greg is away. She has just completed a two-year stint as Interim Rector with Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island. One may get to know her through her blog Pulpit Ponderings.
____Rev. Fitzgibbons is a lifelong Episcopalian and a native of Washington State. She grew up in a mission church where her family was often the last to leave church on a Sunday. Sabeth first felt the call to priesthood while an undergraduate at Seattle University and successfully avoided the nigglings of the Holy Spirit for 10 years. Those 10 years included a year of full-time volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, graduate school (MA/MSW) at Boston College, meeting and marrying her husband Julien, and returning to Seattle. The Holy Spirit finally caught her attention again as she was working in community development for United Way of Snohomish County (WA).
____After graduating from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (the Episcopal seminary in Berkeley, CA), Sabeth and Julien moved to Boston. In her first 10 years of ordained ministry, Sabeth shared ministry with congregations in the Dioceses of Massachusetts and Northwestern Pennsylvania. She and her family came home to the Seattle area in August 2016. When not at church, Sabeth enjoys spending time with her family (husband Julien and children Esteban and Isabella), travel, a good mystery novel, cooking and eating well, and watching women’s soccer.
Parish Picnic July 29th at 10:30 am: July 29th is the annual picnic in Edmonds City Park. We have site #2 for the day and 10:30 a.m. service will be held there. Bring your special picnic dish…you know the one you have been telling all your friends that you make and how good it is! Hot dogs will be provided along with chips and cold beverages and coffee. Come and have a fun day in the park with old friends and new. Questions or offers to help please call Lee Forsberg at 425-774-4571.
The Lord’s Prayer Heals Course and Banquet Luncheon, Embassy Suites Hotel, Lynnwood, July 23–25: For more information or to register contact Rita Bennett at www.EmotionallyFree.org or 425-775-1768. Luncheon Deadline: July 16th. Come for the banquet, the teaching, or both!
Refugees Northwest & Edmonds Lutheran Food Drive to Help Local Asylees: Refugees Northwest, the only organization in the state that offers a program for asylees, is accepting non-perishable food donations for the community they serve. Edmonds Lutheran Church is partnering with Refugees Northwest to collect items for an Emergency Food Bag Drive June 24-July 30. The goal is to fill a grocery bag with a week’s worth of staples for an individual. Please see the information on tables in the Parish Hall listing requested items for food bags.
Edmonds Lutheran will also offer a Community Forum on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30pm: The topic of the forum will be “What can I do to support asylum seekers and refugees in my neighborhood?” Staff from Refugees Northwest will be there to share the latest on issues like detaining refugees on the US Southern border, families who are being detained here in Seattle, and how we can best support these families and individuals.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sunday Outreach Basket Offerings: Today’s basket offering goes to this quarter’s outreach organization, YWCA Pathways for Women. This group provides shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing for single mothers and children.
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.
Altar Flowers for September 30th: Sunday, September 30th is open for altar flower donations. If you would like to contribute flowers for this date, please sign your name on the flower chart in the Parish Hall.
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 email@example.com Father Greg is in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Bulletin Notices: Please send notices for the Sunday bulletin by Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to Jeannie’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org or the church email address email@example.com