Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sunday, April 22
- 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayers
- 8:30 a.m. Early Worship with Holy Eucharist
- 9:30 a.m. Parish Breakfast
- 10:30 a.m. Late Worship with Holy Eucharist
- 5 p.m. Youth Meeting
- Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Wednesday Program (see below for details)
- Thursday, April 26, 4:30-8:30 p.m.: Hickory Soup Kitchen BBQ Fundraiser (see below for details)
- Saturday, April 28: Angels Among Us Walk at Duke University (see below for details)
- Sunday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.: St. Alban’s Music Sunday
- Thursday, May 31, 2-6:30 p.m.: St. Alban’s Annual Blood Drive (see below for details)
YARD SALE POSTPONED: Due to unforeseen events, our annual yard sale is postponed. No worries! This event will be rescheduled and we will let you know as soon as we have a new date. We know that some of you have gathered items for donation and we hope that you can store them until we have figured out our new plan. If it is vital for you to drop them off, please contact Cami (828.404.8866) and we will figure out a way to get the items stored. So sorry for this inconvenience and thanks so much for your understanding.
Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m.: Habitat for Humanity Dedication Ceremony & Housewarming (see below for details)for the Singleton Family. St. Alban’s Outreach, The St. Alban’s family, our Diocese, & Frye Regional Medical Centered partnered together to build this home in the Northside Community. If you would like to purchase a housewarming gift for the family, they are registered as Tasha & Billy Singleton in the Target Gift Registry. For more information or questions, contact Barbara Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.495.2565)
DUKE Angels Among Us 5k run and Family Walk: Saturday, April 28, Durham, NC: The Angels Among Us is a celebration of life, strength, courage, & commitment. Your gift will be used for brain tumor research and education or may be endowed to provide ongoing support to those in need suffering from brain cancer illnesses. Last year Elissa Harrell created a team, Elissa’s GLIOdiators (a merging of 2 words: Glioblastoma, which was Elissa’s diagnosis, and Gladiator, for anyone who knew Elissa, she was the ultimate gladiator! This year, Elissa is THE ANGEL on our team. You can join our team by signing up to participate in the event on April 28 or simply donate to Elissa’s GLIOdiators by following the link: ELISSA’S GLIOdiators
MUSIC HAPPENINGS at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church!
Wee Ringers (Grades K-6) 5-5:30 pm.
Cantor Kids (Grades K-6) 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Adult Bells 6 p.m.
Adult Choir 7 p.m.
Speaking of MUSIC!!! Did you know it is MUSIC SUNDAY on April 29th at 10:30 a.m. You don’t want to miss this wonderful service celebrating God through the musical gifts of our choir, bell choir, CantorKids, Wee Ringers, Doug the Organist, and MORE!
Hickory Soup Kitchen Fundraiser, April 26, 4:30-8:30 p.m.: Y’all are not going to want to miss this one! A BBQ Cook-Off is in the works! Chefs from Highland Avenue, Liazzo’s, Market on Main, Wood, Food Factory, and Café Rule will be preparing their favorite BBQ recipes. The Attendees will be given a sample from each chef and will vote for their favorite choice. Along with the samples, you will be treated to roasted chicken leg, sides, and 2 craft beers all for the admission fee of $20. There will also be live music provided by Secondhand Still for your listening pleasure. 100% of the proceeds will go to feed the hungry in our community. Bring your family to this fun filled evening of food and music for a great cause! Tickets will be available at the church office or contact Rege Duralia (864.266.6793). Tickets are also available on line through the following link: Hickory Soup Kitchen BBQ TICKETS . This event will take place at The Crossing at Hollar Mill, 883 Highland Avenue Southeast, #Suite 201, Hickory, NC 28602.
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ST. ALBAN’S ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE: Thursday, May 31, 2-6:30 p.m. Donate to the St. Alban’s Red Cross blood drive! You can help three ways: donate blood, volunteer to help on May 31, donate goodies for those who are donating.
BREATHING UNDER WATER: Wednesday Lenten Series: This year our Lenten study-series will center on Fr. Richard Rohr’s Breathing Under Water; spirituality and the twelve steps. Fr. Rohr suggests that we all have spiritual hunger and desire for union with God but we are, knowingly or not, becoming increasingly addicted to a consumer-centered culture where nothing is ever enough and buying into the persuasion that we need more and more. This clamor of desires within ourselves must be silenced in order for our hearts to be open to deeper union with God. With Breathing Under Water Fr. Rohr in his own words says, “I’m trying to put together the brilliance of what we call twelve steps spirituality which I think is the standing American contribution to the history of spirituality, and to show that it really is mainline gospel. We come to God, not by doing it right but by doing it wrong. That’s so clear the way Jesus is always approaching the outsider, the sinner, the one who has failed, the one who needs healing. Jesus says, I did not come for the healthy, I came for the sick.” The book can be purchased on-line new or used at amazon.com; or at Barnes&Noble barnesandnoble.com Center for Action & Contemplation: www.store.cac.org; Franciscan media: shop.franciscanmedia.org; Classes will continuing each Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
ST. ALBAN’S MEN’S STUDY GROUP meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday each month. The group’s purpose is to expand our ability to serve the people we meet in our daily lives through study and prayer. These methods include Bible study, book study and videos. The Men’s Study Group is open to all men. Newcomers are always welcome.
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 a.m.