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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on November 10, 2021 at 11:55 AM

It’s finally here! Fall is all around us with falling temperatures, falling leaves, and falling back last weekend for Daylight Savings. I love North Carolina because we get the seasons, granted some are longer than others, but I am always ready for the next one when it arrives. A drive to the mountains last week for another college tour with my son was brilliantly vibrant with all the colors of the changing leaves. For some reason, they feel even brighter this year. Maybe it’s jus...

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Music Notes - November 2021

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on November 3, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Last Monday(11/1) was All Saints’ Day and we will celebrate this beautiful annual remembrance on Sunday(11/7). This isn’t simply a day that we remember the famous saints like St. Alban and others who have passed from this life to life eternal. It is also for remembering those people from our own lives who have meant so much to us(spouses, parents, children, other family members, friends, mentors, etc.). It is a reminder that, even though we believe in the sure hope of the resurrec...

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Message from Rev. Kevin

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on October 20, 2021 at 5:50 PM

I have been reading the book, How the Word is Passed, in preparation for our Adult Formation offering this coming Sunday. It is a challenging read, in the best sense of the term. It challenges to reader to view aspects of our nation’s history through the lens of slavery and through the experiences of those who were enslaved. And it challenges us to recognize and acknowledge how instrumental slavery was to the origins and development of our nation.


Reading the...

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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on October 13, 2021 at 2:10 PM

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

 

Happy Fall Y’all! Hopefully after this week, we will see the temperatures drop a little bit more and truly begin to feel the Fall in the air. This past weekend I took a little time away to breathe and recharge myself with lifelong friends. A surgery was postponed, my friend has a big birthday in November, and it was the perfect time to step away for self-care. Self-...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on October 6, 2021 at 4:30 PM

We used Eucharistic Prayer C this past Sunday as we celebrated the Feast Day of St. Francis. I will admit that it’s never been my favorite (Sorry! That honor goes to Prayer D!) but it has its merits. Some people call Prayer C the “Star Wars” prayer because it uses language like “the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.” The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977 and our current ...

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Music Notes - September 2021

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on September 29, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Are you ever tempted to question God? As with so many things, we wouldn’t be the first one to do so. As the book of Ecclesiastes says, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Most of the old testament readings we will encounter in October deal with Job and how he questioned God about the sufferings he was enduring. It’s quite a fascinating back and forth as he questions and, then, is answered by God. Like us, some of the answers are not quite satisfactory to, or fully un...

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Message from Rev. Kevin

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on September 22, 2021 at 5:10 PM

As a new school year has gotten underway, it has been difficult to see the news reports about school board meetings across our nation, where adults are yelling at each other, threatening each other, and even in some cases resorting to violence against each other. We’re also seeing similar behavior in restaurants and other public spaces. These expressions of animus and hostility towards fellow human beings has become far too commonplace in recent months.

 

In our increa...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on September 16, 2021 at 12:30 AM

Have you ever had to start over in a new country, because your homeland was no longer safe for you? It’s hard for many of us to fathom what that would be like, but it happens daily in many parts of the world.

 

It happened to Jesus and his parents. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Joseph and Mary had to flee to Egypt with their young son to escape the wrath of Herod, who was threatened by the notion of the baby “King” he heard about from the magi. While ...

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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on September 8, 2021 at 11:20 AM

Happy almost Fall and Back to School! This is usually a crazy busy time of year with everyone adjusting to new schedules, teachers, sports, extracurriculars and, of course, safety procedures. Resilient is the resounding word that keeps popping in my head when I think of all of us and what we have experienced over the last year and a half! As we bounce back into a new semblance of normal routines, resilience shares that same meaning of bouncing back according to its definition. Resilience carr...

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Music Notes - September 2021

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on September 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM

What a joy it has been to hear you singing again. Although none of us can say what the remainder of the year will bring, it is my hope that the choir will be able to resume rehearsals in some form soon. In that hope, I invite those of you who are interested in helping lead the worship of God here in our parish to join us. If you are interested in joining the choir or simply have questions about the music ministry, please feel free to email or see me after service on Sunday.


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