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.
We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and are part of the world wide Anglican 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
Look up Lessons for Sundays @ The Lectionary Page
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist with homily, in the side chapel
Click for worship bulletin Last Sunday after Epiphany
10:00 am in Church
Music, sermon, Holy Eucharist and lively coffee hour!
Wednesday 10:00 am Healing Prayers and informal Eucharist in the Peace Chapel
Lenten Book Study –Wednesday Evenings beginning March 8th @ 5:30 pm – please bring a lite dish to share
Discovering (or Rediscovering) the Episcopal Church) –Beginning March 9th @ 5:30 pm – please bring a lite dish to share
Want to know more about the church? Interested in being received into church? Interested in being Confirmed in the church? Just curious as to what we do and why? This evening is for you. Sign up sheet on bulletin board or call church office.
Quiet Day March 25 -9:30 am – 2 PM: Led by The Rev. Muriel deBussy – please bring a bag lunch
We’ll gather in the church chapel for three times of meditation and then quiet reflection.
February 28th @ 6:00 PM Come Pass a Good Time With Us! at a ‘Taste of New Orleans’ Dinner
$15 gets you delicious food, fellowship, festive music and more! We’ll decorate and say goodbye to ‘Alleluias’ (not to be said or sung until Easter) and – weather permitting – we’ll dance ourselves outside and burn last year’s palms from Palm Sunday to make ashes for Ash Wednesday Service – March 1 @ Noon
March 4: Episcopal Church Women Luncheon and Fashion Show
pot-luck luncheon with fashions right from the chic ‘Attic Shoppe’ on Corey Avenue
April 20-22, 2017 at Day Spring Diocesan Center
Just over the skyway bridge awaits an opportunity to have your mind and soul nourished!Reimagine, Reconnect, Rejoice:
A journey toward God
Featuring Brian McLaren, Sarah Bessey, and Fran McKendree.
Here is an opportunity to talk about the church -does it have a future? Can the church of this century address the needs of people? Why do some people mark ‘none’ on a form that asks for religious affiliation? What does the church/Christianity have to offer to those who say ‘I’m done’ with church. How can we reimagine a Christianity that speaks to the disenfranchised?
Our speakers will give us their thoughts which will might challenge us thinking and help spur on our conversations.
The Great Spiritual Migration. Brian argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church.
Out of Sorts. “It’s about making peace with an evolving faith. It’s my way of leaving the light on for the ones who are wandering and wondering in their faith or spiritual journey. I believe that if our theology doesn’t shift and change over our lifetimes, it means that we’re not paying attention.”
Fran McKendree always brings fresh music and insights as well as new voices/musicians to lead us into prayerful and joyful singing which informs our theology both local and global.
And there will be time to walk the labyrinth, the Stations of the Cross, the Canopy walk up in the trees, get a massage, read a book, do some yoga, or just sit on the porch and talk to other people.
Rates for this amazing conference: $50 discount given for early. On-site private occupancy $550; On-site semi-private occupancy $500; Adventurer bunk rate $450; Commuter rate $350. Limited on-site lodging so register early! (All rates include conference fees, lodging and meals)
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