Weekly Reflections from the Clergy and Staff
Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink…
- 2 John 1:12
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on May 17, 2022 at 3:35 PM|
What an exciting time it is at St. Alban’s! So many new families are coming through our doors, and we are welcoming so many back to our parish home. We have truly been on a roller coaster the last couple years and it has been a welcome sight to see so many faces in person. Our younger Sunday School class has been fuller than we have seen it in two years. Youth Sunday School and Youth Group have also been well attended. My heart is full and so very thankful!
Some reflec...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on May 9, 2022 at 6:50 PM|
As we continue to celebrate the resurrection through this Easter season, a question comes to mind: How should the knowledge of Jesus’ resurrection shape the life of a Christian? Is it simply the intellectual acceptance of it, or does it also cause the believer to desire to share the joy of serving a risen Lord? As a musician serving this parish, it is no surprise that I believe that the tenets of our faith are reinforced, clarified and broadened in the music we share in worship services...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on May 4, 2022 at 2:45 PM|
What does the Episcopal Church have to say about abortion?
Did that headline get your attention?
With the news from the Supreme Court this week, it seems that nearly everyone has something to say about this emotionally charged topic. And while I am HIGHLY reluctant to comment on a leaked document still in draft form, I know it is on your minds.
If you are wondering if the Episcopal Church is pro-life or pro-choice, you’ll ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on April 27, 2022 at 11:20 AM|
What an exciting and momentous day we had at Saint Alban’s this past Sunday! A moment that has been years in the making finally came to fruition, as we officially kicked off a capital campaign to build a parish hall.
The Parish Hall Committee (now known as the “Grow, Gather, Serve Committee” was formed and began meeting in 2019. After much prayerful conversation and deliberation, the committee was preparing to launch the silent phase of a campaign in th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on April 20, 2022 at 3:20 PM|
Happy Easter sweet St. Alban’s Family! What an amazing Holy Week we just wrapped up! From the Maundy Thursday service to the beautiful culmination of Easter services this past Sunday, it has been a joy to see and welcome many of you back. This season of Lent into Easter has given us so many opportunities to gather and not only enjoy the beautiful and creative services, but fun fellowship as well. We celebrated Shrove Tuesday in all our Mardi Gras colors with delicious food and treats ar...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on April 5, 2022 at 6:15 AM|
As we approach Holy Week and ponder its awful events, the joy and glory of the resurrection is even more meaningful. What would cause Christ, the son of God, to be willing to be born and live among us; to endure the same trials and, at times, mundane existence that we mere mortals endure? What would cause him to be willing to lay down his divine rights and his human life as a sacrifice for us? Love, love for us is what prompted him to make such a sacrifice.
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|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on March 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM|
During the past two weekends, Boy Scouts and members of Saint Alban’s came together under the leadership of parishioner Cole Fossett to create a Stations of the Cross trail in our back woods for Cole’s Eagle Scout project. Because of the size and scope of the project, the original plan was for Cole to help us get it started, leaving us to complete it over time with a series of parish workdays.
When I showed up on the first Saturday, I was amazed at the number of...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on March 23, 2022 at 3:35 PM|
Want to know how Easter can be more joyful and meaningful this year?
Two words: Holy Week.
I love the Easter hymns, the egg hunts, the flowers, and the seersucker clothes as much as anyone. But I find that Easter means SO MUCH MORE when it is preceded by a real engagement in the story of everything that happened beforehand.
The resurrection is meaningless without the story of the crucifixion. The crucifixion story isn’t complete ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on March 15, 2022 at 7:35 PM|
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On this day, we pay tribute to St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Many pastimes and legends have grown over the years from wearing green, getting pinched, leprechauns, celebration of Irish heritage with Irish food and drink, and my personal favorite legend of St. Patrick using a 3-leaf clover to share the Holy Trinity with the people of Ireland. Whether or not it is true, I can’t help but picture St. Patri...Read Full Post »
|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on March 8, 2022 at 9:10 AM|
As we celebrate Women’s History month this March, I’m reminded again and again how richly blessed the church’s song is because of the gifts of composers and lyricists who are women. Last Sunday the choir sang an anthem that was written by Ana Hernández entitled “Be Still and Know That I Am God”. The creative way in which she wrote the piece structured it so that its length could vary widely. In fact, in her instructions for the piece she wrote “there i...Read Full Post »