Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 am

posted Sep 21, 2016, 11:50 AM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 11:51 AM ]

St. Alban’s will have a Blessing of the Animals service, celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the courtyard. You are welcome to bring your dog, cat, horse, bird, lizard—any animal from God’s creation! If it is not feasible to bring your pet, or if you wish to remember a pet that has died, you may bring a photograph instead. Please bring dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Sunday, October 16

posted Sep 21, 2016, 11:49 AM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 11:49 AM ]

Once again, we are having a blood drive for the Red Cross. Please sign up on the clipboard in the Narthex (or call or email the church office) to set up an appointment. There are open slots from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign up and save a life!

Please check out the restrictions and tips for blood donation on the Red Cross Blood Donation site before you donate.

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, November 5

posted Sep 12, 2016, 12:29 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 12:29 PM ]

Spiritual gifts are given to all of us by God. Using these gifts to develop an active ministry with your church community can be a powerful experience. Learning about your spiritual gifts is a process of personal discovery and allows you to focus on who you are as a gifted and empowered person of God.

Canon Cathy Black of the Diocese of Arizona will lead a Spiritual Gifts Seminar on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the parish hall. Continental breakfast is included. Canon Black will guide you as you complete a Spiritual Gifts Inventory. Through a group activity, she will help you identify how you can best use your gifts within the ministries that our church is currently involved with. She will also explore with us opportunities that our church may dream of doing.

This workshop is not about seeing what you are good at so that you can be pressured to volunteer. It is about working together to discern how to do God’s will in ways that are best suited to who we are as unique and beloved individuals joined in community. If interested, please sign up via the sheet on the bulletin board.

From Youth Minister Joe Wiltz

posted Sep 2, 2016, 12:52 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 12:53 PM ]

“My name is Joe Wiltz and I am excited to be the new head of Youth, Children, and Family Ministries for the St. Alban’s family! I grew up near Seattle, Washington, before moving to Arizona in 2011 to study in Phoenix at Grand Canyon University. During my time in Phoenix I volunteered and worked in the Diocese of Arizona leading youth groups and serving at Chapel Rock. After graduating I spent one year in Durham, England, completing my Master of Arts in Religion and Society to academically bolster my experience working with teenagers and young adults. This upcoming November I am marrying the love of my life, Courtney, and through much prayer and extreme temperature acclimation we have decided to become members of St. Alban’s! We are eager to meet everyone, so please do come say hello over the next couple Sundays!”

Sunday School, 10:00 am

posted Aug 8, 2016, 12:39 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 12:33 PM ]

Sunday School begins at 10:00 am. 
              • Room 15: Infants & Pre-K (Nursery)
              • Room 16: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade 
              • Room 17: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade 
Teachers will bring the children into church before the Eucharist. 

All children are welcome in church!

Sparks for Middle and High Schoolers, Sunday Evenings

posted Jul 5, 2016, 10:46 AM by Saint Albans   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 12:37 PM ]

What is Sparks? It is sparking the flame in the next genera­tion of Christ followers and is a highly fun and spiritually engaged gathering for teens (6th - 12th Grade).
          • Sunday nights: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m 
Don’t miss out!

Altar Guild Members Needed

posted Jun 27, 2016, 12:09 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 12:10 PM ]

The Altar Guild is currently in need of some new members. Many of our members have recently retired. We would like both men and women to become a part of this ministry.

Altar Guild is a very important part of each service. The teams work every three weeks. This involves washing and ironing of linens, dusting, filling the candles and preparing the altar the Sunday and Wednesday services.

It is a great way to meet some friendly, helpful people in our church. It also provides an invaluable service to our parish and to the Lord. Please talk to Father Bruce if you are interested. We would love to have you!


posted May 11, 2015, 12:57 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated May 16, 2016, 12:06 PM ]

St. Alban’s Cathedral maintains ties with congregations named for St. Alban throughout the world. Each day of the month, the Cathedral remembers in its prayers three to five of these St. Alban’s congregations, as well as the parishes of its own diocese and sometimes other churches to which it has links. Begin­ning today, our Prayers of the People each Sunday will include the names of the “link parishes” designated for prayer on that calendar day. St. Alban’s parishes around the world are also praying for us!

Monday Women’s Bible Study

posted Aug 29, 2014, 10:00 AM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 12:26 PM ]

Women's Bible Study resumes Monday, September 19. The group will continue the study of Acts, along with various psalms. Meet on Mondays in Room 10 at 9:30 a.m., ending about 11:45. All women are welcome, no prerequisites. For more information, please contact the parish office at stalbans@stalbansaz.org or 520-296-0791.

Men’s Bible Study and Golf Fellowship

posted Aug 29, 2014, 9:55 AM by Saint Albans   [ updated May 16, 2016, 12:06 PM ]

Men are invited to bring a lunch and a Bible to Room 10 on Fridays at 12:00 noon. Current topic is the Letter of James. If you wish, you can follow up with nine holes at Forty-Niners. For details or a golf reservation, contact the parish office.

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