Attention: Return to Phase I – NO gatherings in our churches for worship services
So as of today, 8th Dec, we will not be gathering for worship at St. Albans until at least January 10th, 2021. Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning services, will be online only.
We will continue to broadcast live on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am and 10:15 am and have these videos available on the website and on the St. Alban’s Richmond Facebook site.
We will also continue the Wednesday Morning Prayer service at 8 am on-line.
It is apparent that this pandemic has moved the Church on-line. It is of great importance that we look to involving parishioners who have not made use of or unable to use computers, pads or smart phones to ‘attend’ St. Alban’s worship. Let’s put our minds to this and encourage one another to re-create our community in this ‘virtural world’ where Christ is still King and Emmanuel – Gd with us.
The service will also be livestreamed on St Alban’s Facebook Page.
Our food ministries continue quite strongly with skeleton teams doing the work. Many families in Richmond are receiving a weekly hamper in one of the new endeavours that has been started with funding for COVID-related work. Kudos to Dianne Woodhouse again! I understand that single parent families are a growing focus of this outreach in the near-future. Those without shelter, those who are the most marginalized in our community, continue to receive food on Fridays at noon, and sandwiches are delivered on the weekend. The Community Meal has moved toPresbyterian Church just for the summer, and up to 35 meals are taken out to shelter-less people in the area after the take-away boxes are given to those who attend.
Blessings in Christ to you,
Rev’d Paula Porter Leggett, Vicar
St. Alban’s in Richmond