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- 2 John 1:12

 


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Message from Deacon Valerie

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on July 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Hello Beloved,


Today, I ask for your patience and prayers, as I need to remind myself, after the unexpected passing of my aunt that God is Good. It’s not that my belief has faltered but sometimes it’s nothing like a little reminder to get back on track. I find that there’s nothing like the joy I receive when praising the Lord and declaring his goodness.


Good is a word we use to describe how our day is, how we’re feeling, or how a par...

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Message from Rev. Kevin

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on July 6, 2022 at 10:20 AM

In the current context, when hope seems at times to be in short supply, I offer the following poem that recently came to me as I was reflecting on the seeming elusiveness of hope. As followers of Jesus’ Way of Love, we are a people of hope!

 

Hope is not intrusive!

She does not bang insistently on your door, demanding entry.

She politely lingers outside, waiting, gently beckoning.

She...

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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 24, 2022 at 1:05 PM

Taking a moment for mindfulness, my watch even reminds me of this important reflection time. Sometimes I wonder if it knows that my heart rate has increased, and I really need it in that moment. Whatever the reason, mindfulness is so important to practice. It’s funny I don’t really remember hearing that much about it even ten years ago, but I believe it surfaced more recently because we need to take time for self-care. In this season, we tend to take more trips, visit friends and ...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 23, 2022 at 12:25 AM

All About Alban



June 22 is the Feast Day of our patron saint, Alban, the First Martyr of Britain. This Sunday, June 26, we celebrate will celebrate his legacy in worship, and with our parish picnic following the 10:30 service!

 

How much...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 15, 2022 at 9:55 AM

Wanderlust. I’ve got a case of it. Maybe it’s because we’ve not been able to do much traveling since the pandemic started. Or maybe the heaviness of recent weeks has me yearning for a small dose of escapism. Either way, the pull to jump in the car or catch a plane and go somewhere is strong right now! As much as I adore Davidson, we all can benefit from a change of scenery every now and then.

 

Fortunately, my family and I have some travel plans coming up. N...

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Music Notes - June 2022

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 8, 2022 at 1:50 PM

At times, the chaos and grief that seems to engulf the world and our lives can be overwhelming. The ongoing pandemic, wars, grieving at the deaths of friends and loved ones, senseless violence, worries about economic problems and threats to our way of life: all of these have taken, and continue to take a toll on our collective and individual psyches. One often wonders: what do I do next? Scripture instructs us repeatedly to give thanks, even when we’re anxious about what the future, our...

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Message from Deacon Valerie

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on June 1, 2022 at 9:55 AM


After personal discernment and 3 ½ years of diaconate formation, I am humbled that God has mercifully given me the rites to the diaconate with an initial assignment at my beloved home church, St. Alban's. When I entered the Narthex for the very 1st time, I was joyously greeted immediately by Reverend David Buck. By the end of the service, I felt “this could be my new home church.” ...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on May 25, 2022 at 11:15 AM

It is 6:13 a.m. and I’m still somewhat numb. I look out my living room window and see a yellow school bus driving down Beaty Street. My brain is momentarily jerked out of its fog as a lump rises in my throat. God, protect whoever is on that bus today. And every day.

 

Tonight, I will offer the invocation at a ceremony to celebrate our preschoolers. Many of them are off to kindergarten in the fall, including my own child. I begin typing out my prayer because IR...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on May 25, 2022 at 11:15 AM

It is 6:13 a.m. and I’m still somewhat numb. I look out my living room window and see a yellow school bus driving down Beaty Street. My brain is momentarily jerked out of its fog as a lump rises in my throat. God, protect whoever is on that bus today. And every day.

 

Tonight, I will offer the invocation at a ceremony to celebrate our preschoolers. Many of them are off to kindergarten in the fall, including my own child. I begin typing out my prayer because IR...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on May 25, 2022 at 11:15 AM

It is 6:13 a.m. and I’m still somewhat numb. I look out my living room window and see a yellow school bus driving down Beaty Street. My brain is momentarily jerked out of its fog as a lump rises in my throat. God, protect whoever is on that bus today. And every day.

 

Tonight, I will offer the invocation at a ceremony to celebrate our preschoolers. Many of them are off to kindergarten in the fall, including my own child. I begin typing out my prayer because IR...

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