St. Alban’s is a friendly church that welcomes not just Episcopalians but all newcomers and visitors from any or no tradition. Our Sunday worship services are celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 A.M. The specific language for each service is printed in a bulletin used by everyone.
The first service uses the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Rite I liturgy with no music. The larger 10:30 Eucharist service is BCP Rite II, often with variations, and includes music with the choir led by our Principal Parish Musician. During the summer we hold only one service at 9:30 A.M. with alternating use of Rites I and II.
The Rector is the principal celebrant and preacher but is assisted by a strong lay presence of Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors who read lessons, lead the congregation in prayers and assist with Communion. Most of these people are licensed as Lay Readers and Lay Eucharistic Visitors. Acolytes, youth and adult, serve as crucifers, torchbearers and altar servers.
Significant numbers of the congregation have come to St. Alban’s from other Christian denominations. Even parishioners who are Episcopalian or Anglican come from a diversity of church backgrounds. As a result, we embrace a variety of liturgical experiences in our worship.
Rite I, Elizabethan language with no music
Rite II, contemporary language with music
Both are Eucharist services. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
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