Grace and peace to you in our Lord Jesus Christ!
I am delighted to welcome you to our website. You will find here a window into the life and ministries of Saint Alban's. We are a community committed to Jesus Christ and carrying out His mission. For members of the parish I hope that you will find information and resources to support you in your daily life and ministry. For those new to Saint Alban's, this is an invitation to connect and join us as a community that bears Christ's name. In other words, I hope you will make the leap of faith from a virtual visit to an actual in-the-flesh visit. Come and see!
The Rev. Sara L. Potter, Rector
On Ash Wednesday, March 1, Arcata’s St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, on the Arcata Plaza between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal.
The Reverend Sara Potter of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church explains that, “Lent comes from the word for lengthening of days as we head into Spring. In the life of the Church this is a season of spiritual renewal, marked by repentance or change, in the face of our mortality. The ashes of Ash Wednesday are a sign of our mortality and our intention to seek renewal and a changed direction Godward. Ashes to Go is a way to mark that new beginning publically and in a way that connects the traditions of faith with everyday life.”
Saint Alban’s welcomes LGTB people. Links to other activities and programs may be found at www.saintalbansarcata.org. For more information about Ashes to Go on the Arcata Plaza contact St. Alban’s Episcopal Church at 822-4102 or email@example.com.
Heavy rain cancels event.