Welcome to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church!
130 39th Ave Place, NW + Hickory, NC 28601 + (828) 324-1351
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear St. Alban’s family:
As we seek to respond the best we can to these unprecedented times, here is an update about our common life at St. Alban’s:
Sunday services: All Sunday worship services are suspended in the church through March 31. However, we will worship together through a link on YouTube for the Sunday services. This will be a Service of Morning Prayer starting at 10:30AM and available to you via link on our St. Alban’s website. We will also be sending out the link to the service through an email blast and will also be posted through Face Book.
Programs – scheduled meetings and ministries: Everything is suspended: I.e. Lenten Morning and Evening Prayer sessions; Bible study classes; all group meetings; Wednesday nights: St. Alban’s Café & Educational series; and all music ministries are suspended until further notice.
Capital Campaign: We are deeply grateful for your generous hearts and good-will towards the well being of St. Alban’s and our ministries. We are also mindful that what we are facing at this time is unprecedented. Thus, the Vestry and I invite you to consider your circumstances and if postponing donations to the Capital Campaign will help at this time, please feel free to do so.
General tithing: Even though we do not gather for Sunday worship, we have our daily operations to consider and the funding of our ministries. Regardless of COVID-19 – Coronavirus – our ministries are active! Your continued financial support is welcomed and critical for our general operations. For contributions, you can utilize bill-pay through your bank, give on-line at ST. ALBAN’S TITHING LINK , or mail a check to the church’s address: 130 39th Avenue Place NW, Hickory – NC – 28601
Young adults – middle-age adults … are you available ? Some of our parishioners have compromised immune system and have imposed on themselves self-quarantine. For assistance, we are putting together a list of people available to help go to the grocery store or run an errand for our fellow parishioners who shouldn’t be leaving their homes at the moment. If you are available, please reply to this email and let us know if you are available to help.
Do you need any help ? If you need any help, please submit your request by emailing any of the staff below.
Church office hours: During this uncertain times, the church office will be closed, but office personnel will be working and available to serve you:
Rector: Fr. Tryggvi G. Árnason: email@example.com
Deacon Barbara Burns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon John Earl: email@example.com
Family Formation & Communication: Cami Roberts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Music: Tammy Shook: email@example.com
Office Administrator – Barbara Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Administrator – Cheryl Cogswell: email@example.com
My sisters and brothers: God is always good, God is always tender. God is always God !!!
I leave you with Psalm 139: 1-17; 22-23
Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
You trace my journeys and my resting—places and are acquainted with all my ways.
Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, but you, O Lord, know it altogether.
You press upon me behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain to it.
Where can I go then from your Spirit; where can I flee from your presence?
If I climb up to heaven, you are there; if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there your hand will lead me and your right hand hold me bast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light around me turn to night,”
Darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day; darkness and light to you are both alike.
For you yourself created my inmost parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb
I will thank you because I am marvelously made; your works are wonderful, and I know it well.
My body was not hidden from you, while I was being made in secret and woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb; all of them were written in your book; they were fashioned day by day, when as yet there was none of them.
How deep I find your thoughts, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.
Search me out, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my restless thoughts.
Look well whether there be any wickedness in me and lead me in the way that is everlasting.
+Due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus, we will be worshiping together through a YouTube link that will be available on Sundays at 10 a.m.