St. Alban’s Anglican Church
Pray • Love • Remember
7260 St. Alban’s Road Richmond B.C. V6Y 2K3 Phone: 604-278-2770 Fax: 604-278-3384
e-mail address: email@example.com web Site: www.stalbansrichmond.org
Sunday Services 8:30am & 10:00 am
St. Alban’s Anglican Church is an inclusive community of disciples of Jesus Christ serving God in the heart of Richmond through worship, ministry and outreach. There has been a parish of St. Alban’s in Richmond since 1893. Since 1953 people have met here on this site to worship God and witness to Christ’s love for the world. We are strengthened and enriched by the diversity of our community. It is a place of caring, service and outreach, and a place that welcomes all. After the 10:00 am Service: Please join us in the Parish Hall for Coffee and Tea.
If you are worshiping with us today for the first time…and are interested in learning more about us, or becoming a member, please fill out a visitor’s form in the pew, or speak with one of the greeters following the service.
Welcome to our worship today
Christmas is a whisper away from us now. There are only a few days to make ready a place for Christ Jesus in our hearts. In the midst of all the other work pick a time to stop, breathe in, breathe out, and pray. “Come, Lord Jesus! My heart waits for you.” It might be on waking, or at tea-time or some other – just pick a time that happens every day in your schedule.
Advent comes every year inviting us to take time for quiet and reflection as the nights grow longer. There is an assumption we will have more time – but modern lighting and other technologies mean days can continue to be as long as we make them, so instead of time for quiet and family, the malls are open later and festive gatherings juggle for many people’s attention.
Still the longing for new life, for peace and for hope are in us. These Advent Sundays invite us to change our focus to these deeper and eternal things. Take time to light a candle, listen to a carol, read an Advent meditation on-line. See www.vancouver.anglican.ca/diocesan-resources/2019-advent-calendar for what our diocese has made available. Check our meditations by Richard Rohr or Henri Nouwen. Take back Advent!