Office Hours: Monday – Wednesday – 10 am – 5 pm.
Open, inclusive, inviting, inspiring
St. Alban’s is a faith community where diversity is honored and celebrated; where acceptance, encouragement and love are given so that all people may explore their journey in faith; and where, through our many gifts, we cultivate a desire to give in thankfulness for all God has given us. We are of different ages from different backgrounds and during ‘the season’, different countries. We are straight, we are gay. Some are single, some married, some partnered, some – single again. We are women, men and children. Some of us live alone, some with others. People who come to St. Alban’s have all kinds of different reasons for choosing to make this a spiritual home – and this is a blessing.
So, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Please note: We are a small parish with a big heart. We operate thanks to a part-time staff and volunteers who enable us to provide rich worship experiences and to contribute to many outreach projects.
We are also a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and are part of the world wide Anglican/Episcopal Communion. The Rt Rev. Dabney T. Smith is the Bishop of the Diocese. The Rt Rev. Barry Howe and J. Michael Garrison are Assisting Bishops.
The Rev. Gigi Conner is the Priest in Charge.
Worship this Sunday @ 10 AM
Fall Schedule Returns Nov. 5th with 8am service and 10 service.
Look up Lessons for Sundays @ The Lectionary Page
This Week’s Prayers of the People
We thank you, gracious God, for all that you have given us: the land and its resources, freedom and its rights and responsibilities, the joy of sharing, the wonders of new life, and the gift of this day.
We celebrate that you give us a sense of purpose, a common identity, and the knowledge that we belong to each other and to you.
Through the rituals and rites of our tradition we hear your Word in Scripture, we pray together, we celebrate the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, and we build a community.
Bind us together in your purposes so that through our actions we may bring about your vision of justice, healing, reconciliation and peace.
God, when we get afraid of what might lie ahead, we sometimes want to go back to the old ways, to make idols of things rather than turn to you.
Instill in us the certainty that you always offer new possibilities, space in which to breathe, and movement from fear to courage.
You appointed Moses as a shepherd, leader and prophet to faithfully serve your people.
We pray for our leaders, that they may receive wisdom and strength from you.
You sent Jesus to heal those who doubted their worth; who were oppressed by the merciless powers that stripped them of their human rights and dignity.
Give us determination, courage and strength to help those who are downtrodden, weary or feel as if they are in exile.
We pray for the poor, hungry, and neglected all over the world and especially at this time, for the people of Puerto Rico.
May their cries for daily bread inspire works of compassion and mercy among those to whom much has been given.
We pray for those who lives have been changed because of the fires out West, for those who died, unable to escape, and for those who placed themselves between the fires and loss of property or life.
May we do our part to speak up for protection for those whose health is threatened by lack of health care, especially all women in childbirth and the children whom they bear.
Let us pray for the departed, particularly those who have died as a result of poverty, hunger, disease, violence, fires, floods or hardness of the human heart.
We commend to your mercy all your departed servants, particularly those who have died as a result of the brokenness of our world.
Almighty God, you know our thoughts and prayers before we say them, but we offer them aloud to remind ourselves that you have called us to the habit of affirmation, the practice of forgiveness, the hospitality of the heart, the challenge of stewardship, and a commitment to justice. Renew in us a courageous and determined spirit, so that we may walk the path to which you guide us. Amen.
Lending Library: The Lending library is located in the Church within the same space as the parish nurse’s area – on the other side of the nursery room. You can take book, leave a book, and you are invited to leave a donation. We hope you’ll check out the wonderful array of books – which include classics, mysteries, self-help book, cookbooks, poetry,romance and adventure.