Our gathering is made holy by your presence. We would love to learn how to become church with you.
At St. Alban's, we celebrate Communion every Sunday in the Rite of Holy Eucharist, a word that means celebration. Our celebration is about Jesus who shows up in our lives in the ordinary moments. We hope that our worship connects with the joyful and difficult realities of life. We share bread and wine, we read Scripture, we make offerings, we confess our sins, we sing, hoping to gain a deeper sense of the work God is doing in our lives. We hope that newcomers will connect with the structure of our worship. We also hope that we will adapt that worship to connect with newcomers.
All are welcome to receive Communion. When you come forward to the altar, you will be served the bread and wine. You may eat the bread right away or you may let the server dip the wafer into the cup for you. To receive only a blessing, cross your arms over your chest to indicate you do not wish to receive Communion. If you would like the Laying on of Hands in Healing, please tell the priest as he or she come to you at the Altar Rail.
Light a Candle
You are invited to light a candle on the votive candle stand in the west transept after you receive Communion or following the service. Leave it burning in intercession for or in memory of a loved one.