What's New @ St. Albans
Refugee Committee Welcoming Potluck, December 11
Please join us for a Welcoming Potluck Luncheon after the church service on Sunday, December 11. The celebrations will include a cake and gifts for St. Albans sponsored family. Dishes should be finger food.
St. Al’s@5 Blue Christmas Sunday Dec 18 5pm
Next Sunday Dec 18 at 5pm we will be having our Blue Christmas service, a service especially for people who find Christmas to be a difficult time of year, and for others who wish to offer their support. All are welcome, and please invite those that you think may find this to be helpful.
St. Albans Schedule of Christmas Services
Blue Christmas, December 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve, December 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Story and Eucharist Christmas Eve, December 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Candlelight Eucharist Christmas Day, December 25 at 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Carols
NB: There will be no 5:00 p.m. service on December 25 or January 1
St. Albans Book Club
The next meeting of the St. Alban's Book Club will be on January 22, after the 10 am service. We are reading a book by one of our own parishioners, Georgina Bartos. Rosemary and The Tree of Trees is a book for pre- and early teens that can be enjoyed by the young at heart of all ages. It is humorous, poetic, allegoric, fantastic and full of creative solutions. Its heroine resists pressure and advice and makes tough decisions in order to follow the Spirit’s leading and her dreams. The book can be purchased from the church office for a $10 or more donation to St. Albans, and there will be loaner copies available. It is in the Ottawa Public Library.
The Open Table
A free community meal for young adults at work or in school. Usually the last Sunday of the month during the school year, The Open Table resumes January 27. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.