Announcements

Thanksgiving Evening Service November 22nd at 7pm: There will be a Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22, 7:00pm. Before the craziness of the next day, take a break to remember all the things you are thankful for.

Guest Preacher Ken Hawkins, November 26: Mission to Seafarers Executive Director, Ken Hawkins, will be our preacher on November 26th, Christ the King Sunday. Let’s welcome Ken and hear about the things that are going on at the Mission to Seafarers, about the activities we are already involved in and about ones that we might be called to join in. Ken is a dynamic and gifted preacher; you won’t want to miss him.

Celtic Christmas Concert December 4th at 7pm:     Join us Monday, December 4th at 7pm for an evening of contemporary Celtic music. This concert is being sponsored by St. Alban’s Endowment Fund for the benefit of Chase Lake Community School’s Safety Net Program aimed at meeting basic needs (such as food, clothing and extra help with homework) of Chase Lake families who live below the poverty line. Donations of cash or non-perishable food items are accepted at the door.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief:  Thank you once again for your generosity. Our congregation donated $676 to the Diocesan Relief Fund in Puerto Rico for those impacted by Hurricane Maria.

ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Holiday Coffee December 9th at 10am:     Come join in the fellowship and get in the spirit! Please bring a wrapped $5 gift for a gift exchange, along with your favorite ornament or decoration to show. Coffee and goodies will be provided.

Chase Lake Christmas Gift Card Donations: Once again we are supporting families at Chase Lake with Christmas donations for Fred Meyer Gift cards. Please designate your donation as “Chase Lake” on the memo line of your check. You can also put cash in an envelope and label the envelope “Chase Lake”. Please donate by Sunday December 3rd. Donations received after December 3rd will still be used to fulfill last minute requests and other emergency situations.

Outside the Box: Junior High/Middle School Youth Conference (JYC): St. Margaret, Bellevue | November 17-19 | Grades 6-9 | $35 Registration: Join us Nov 17-19th at St. Margaret, Bellevue for faith formation and exploration, fun, and fellowship through cool worship, small group conversations, crazy games, workshops and special activities. The weekend conference starts Friday at 7:00pm and ends midday on Sunday. Talk with Fr. Greg for more information and to learn where to register.

Fourth Quarter Outreach: Hand in Hand Kids is the designated recipient of our 4th Quarter Outreach donations. Hand in Hand’s mission is to provide critical care and support for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, drug raids, abandonment and other dangerous circumstances and entering foster care.

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.

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!

Fr. Greg’s Email Address: Fr. Greg has a new email address that matches the church office email address: gwpeters.stalbansedmonds@gmail.com. Please use it for all church business.

Church Office Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and Friday 12:00-2:00 p.m. Father Greg is the office on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For immediate assistance, please call Dan Mullene, Parish Care Minister (425) 412-3661 or hondaguy@aol.com

Thanksgiving Office Closure November 23rd & 24th: In celebration of Thanksgiving, the office will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Please forward any bulletin notices for the following Sunday to the office no later than noon on Monday, November 20th.

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.