Events

Alleluia Fest – Wednesday, April 19,  6:00 pm

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!

Please join the l’Arche Cleveland community and Saint Alban’s Church in celebrating Easter week with a joyful service of song. Now that Lent is over, we shout Alleluia (or Hallelujah!) cheerfully in our favorite Easter songs. Bring your favorite instrument if you like, or simply bring your voice, and remember that God loves all offerings of praise and worship, even if you are under the impression that you “don’t sing” or “have a bad voice!”

The service will begin at 6:00, followed by a meal around 7:00. L’Arche will provide a main dish and drinks, others are encouraged to bring side dishes or desserts.

 

 

 

 

Holy Week and Easter Services

Palm Sunday, April 9, Procession of the Palms beginning at 10:00 am
Tenebrae Wednesday, April 12,  6:00pm
Maundy Thursday, April 13,  6:00 pm
Good Friday, April 14, 6:00pm
Easter Sunday, April 16,  10:00 am

Holy Week and Easter at Saint Albans – A Letter from Rev. Percy Grant

So here we are in the last days before Easter. I pray that Lent has been the time that you needed it to be. That you have been able to reflect on your Connection with God and reflect on your relationship with the other children of God and to reflect on your responsibility to the good earth God has blessed us with. If not, it is not too late to begin now. God will take us where we need to be.

For me, no matter how the rest of the 40 days have gone, the last week, Holy Week, brings it all together.  Parades and Passion, smoke and fire, prayers and quiet, death and brokenness, and finally rejoicing and song. Walking through Holy Week with others, each bringing a unique understanding of the events. Some by modeling the way and some by asking the questions I have not yet considered. A time of quiet to reflect inside the journey, alone with God, the God who is betrayed and yet still loves us. I want to encourage you to come to as many of the week’s worship services as you can.  Read more …

 

Lenten Series After Service on Sundays

For Lent this year, Saint Alban’s is doing some video-based education programs through the websites ChurchNext and Pathwright. After each Sunday service, we will meet in the Landis Chapel on the 2nd floor of Saint Alban’s (the opposite end from the elevator) to watch some short video clips and share in discussion. Today we began with the first half of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s series, “How to Be a Crazy Christian,” a very fitting challenge for this season of self-examination and re-orienation. Thanks to all present for the great discussion!
If you weren’t able to make it today, or you want to review, you can access the material online: sign up for Saint Alban’s page and you should be able to access the first two “lessons” that we covered today. The technology is somewhat inflexible, so feel free to skip the quizzes and the “introduce yourself” page (or feel free to do both if you like!). I have posted some of the discussion questions we did today on the site. I encourage you to post responses online if you are comfortable, or simply think about the questions on your own; though not quite the same as in-person group meetings, hopefully this will help everyone feel they aren’t “behind” if they can’t make a given week. I will continue to lead the group next Sunday with the end of the “Crazy Christian” series, but there will remain several Sundays in Lent – if you are interested in leading the group, please let me know. Also, let me know if you have any questions or problems accessing the material online, and let me know if I have forgotten anyone from this email list.
Peace,
Wiley

 

Join us for a Saint Alban tradition on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

We will be serving pancakes and sausage at 630 pm.

Bring an appetite, your family, and friends! All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Member Canvass to take place in February 2017

During the month of February, Saint Alban Episcopal Church will be conducting its Every Member Canvass. The Canvass will kick off on February 12 and the in gathering will be February 19. Vestry members will follow up with calls during the next week. EMC materials are available for download:

Time and talents St Alban 2017-3 (1)

2017 Stewardship Letter

 

Join us on February 1 to Celebrate the Feast of Saint Brigid


On February 1 we will observe the Feast of St Brigid, one of the principle patron saints of Ireland. We will have a service of communion at 6:30, followed by a pot luck meal – all are welcome!Brigid (also Brigit, Bridget, or Bride) lived around the time of the 5th century, not long after the first Christian presence in Ireland. is known for her charity for the poor and her strong leadership through establishing several monasteries and convents in Ireland, one story telling that she even received episcopal orders.

 

 

2016 Christmas Services

 

Cookie Baking Party

Concert – Duo Mignarda: Music for the Feast of St. Lucy