Physically distant, spiritually close, connecting online
During the pandemic, St. Albans continues to meet online. All times are ET (Ottawa). Here’s what’s coming up:
St. Albans Sunday Worship Schedule
10am Online Worship Livestream (facebook.com/saintalbans)
12h00 Online Worship Livestream in French (facebook.com/CommunauteStBernard)
Both services can also be viewed on our YouTube page.
There will be no in-person worship until further notice.
St Albans offers a variety of mid-week activities such as morning and evening prayer, bible study, coffee hours, and yoga. These change with the seasons, so to find out what’s currently on and to get connected, email email@example.com.
After Service All-Parish Meeting this Sunday, September 5
In lieu of coffee hour and walk-by and drive-by Communion this Sunday, we’ll be having a special parish-wide meeting via Zoom after the 10 am service. The Diocese of Ottawa is embarking on a years-long process of consultation called the Shape of Parish Ministry. The goal is to determine how building, financial and other resources are to be deployed across our Diocese. As a first step, each parish has been asked to consider the following 5 questions. Grab a coffee and join us and to share your vision for the St Albans community! Here are the questions we’ll be discussing:
1. What is the single most important thing you would like our diocese to know about your parish/congregation?
2. What are your ministry priorities, and how are these priorities lived out in your decisions, activities and use of your resources?
3. In what way does your parish/congregation serve the wider community; how are you engaged with the local community beyond your walls – outreach, events, partnerships?
4. What are the challenges to accomplishing the work you’ve described, in terms of finances, building status and human resources?
5. Are there ministry opportunities you are aware of and what would you need to engage in them?
Every Second Monday: The Resilience Check-in
The Resilience Check-in will resume in October.
Morning Prayer Returns – Thursday, September 16
Join us on Zoom every week at 9 am to pray and to study the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel and Psalm readings. The Zoom link will remain the same for each week. Meeting ID: 821 0277 5595 Passcode: 574469
Tuesdays: Pause-Café St-Bernard
11am Pause-Café St-Bernard. Conversation en français.
Wednesdays: Student and Young Adult Conversation
8pm Student & Young Adult Conversation, hosted by Chad. A facilitated conversation on Wednesdays reflecting on the past week’s gospel. Every second week, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Church Building Reopening and Cleaning Bee
We look forward to being back in-person in a limited capacity on Sept. 12. We will offer a hybrid service, meaning that the in-person service will also be live-streamed for those joining online.
In preparation for reopening we’ll be having a Parish-Wide Cleaning Bee on the morning of Monday, September 6 (Labour Day). If you’d like to lend a hand, send an email to Rev. Simone to sign up and learn more.
A New Diocesan-Wide Collaborative Book Study Starts Sept 22
Join Diocesan siblings on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm starting September 22nd. It will run for six weeks on Zoom and will use Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World. If you are interested in finding out more or obtaining a copy of the book, please be in touch with Robyn at email@example.com.
Diocese Day Programs Desperate for Socks
The Well, St Luke’s Table and Centre 454 are in dire need of men and women’s socks, new and gently used. Please bring donations to the Somerset St. entrance of The Well at 154 Somerset St. W., Monday to Friday from 8 am to 1:30pm; ring the doorbell for admittance. For more information, call 613-594-8861.