St. Alban’s Church, St. Pete Beach
330 85th Ave., St. Pete Beach
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
This Sunday:Third Sunday
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
Today the Washington National Cathedral (Episcopal Cathedral of St. and St. Paul) held the Fifty-Eighth Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service.
Some Episcopalians objected, some Episcopalians supported the service. This service has been offered after an inauguration for years. Although there was no sermon – the service was filled with voices and prayers from many different faiths. If you would like to look over the service click here Inaugural-Prayer-Service-2017
February 19 – Sunday @ 3pm Flute and Piano Concert with Roberta Poellein and Ed Johnson
Megan Hicks: “Boomer!” (how one storyteller survived suburbia and the sixties)
Join us for a glimpse behind Megan’s veil of normalcy and discover that no matter how ordinary we think our lives might be, there’s always an extraordinary story waiting to take flight.
A Pot-Luck dinner follows the storytelling concert. Please do bring a dish to share.
April 20-22, 2017 at Day Spring Diocesan Center
Reimagine, Reconnect, Rejoice:
A journey toward God
An opportunity through speakers, music, reflection and nature to be nourished, stir creative juices, ask questions, and get inspired.
Featuring : Brian McLaren, author of The Great Spititual Migration; Sarah Bessey, author of Out of Sorts; and musician Fran McKendree and friends
Rates for this amazing conference: 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) $50 discount given for registration by Jan. 20, 2017
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.
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 continues to develop and explore his calling; doing concerts, as music leader and coordinator for conferences, keynote presenter, mentor, and workshop leader. He continues to be awed by the journey that has unfolded, writing; “My hope is to remain thankful for and receptive to the movement of God in my life, and to do this in a humble, energetic manner, celebrating our differences and similarities as creatures of God, and remembering always that we are called to actualize our faith in the world around us.”
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