Periodically we have an adult forum before our Sunday service, with various topics and discussions. These sessions have been led by the Rector and other members of the congregation.
We have a dedicated fun choir. The Episcopal Musicians Handbook is used by the organist to match the music to the service. There are occasional services with instrumental accompaniment, depending on availability.
We are fortunate to have a registered nurse who provides the opportunity for parishioners to talk about medical concerns, get blood pressure readings, weight checks and blood sugar readings. This service is provided once a month after the Sunday morning service. We also have several wheelchairs available if needed and a couple of first aid kits for emergencies.
Contact Us Office Hours
357 W. Yavapai St. Monday - Thursday
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(928) 684-2133 Deacon Debra:
Facebook.com/stalbanswickenburg M-W-F 1 - 5 PM or by Appt.
Comfort Bags are also given to the local police and fire departments to hand out, and the Rector and Debra give them out to people who come to the church in need. Knitted animals are given to prehospital provider and the hospital for "emergency patients." Our Deacon participates in the Sunday services and also takes communion to members who are unable to attend church and visits with those that are hospitalized.
St. Albans worships according to Holy Eucharist Rite II with occasional use of Rite I. We sing the Gloria in Excelsis, the Gradual Hymn, a Communion hymn in addition to the Processional and Recessional hymns. We celebrate the All Saints Day, Pentecost and other key dates with special traditions. On Palm Sunday, we often process, with palms, from the Fellowship Hall to the Church Service. During Lent, we offer the Washing of The Feet tradition and The Stations of the Cross service. In the Advent season, we have a Lessons and Carols service and lighting of the Advent Wreath. We have special floral arrangements for Easter and Christmas. St. Alban's Sunday morning service combines ritual, musical expression and sermons which all create a meaningful time of prayer. We are a congregation open to new thoughts and change.
The Altar Guild's primary purpose is to prepare, clean and maintain the altar, the linens and all Eucharistic vessels, as well as chancel, sacristy, and worship space. During certain times of the Church year (Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) the Church is specially decorated. The Altar Guild is in charge of ordering the bread and the wine and changing out the seasonal floral arrangements that adorn the altar.
We are blessed to have an ordained and enthusiastic Deacon, Debra Loder, with us. She has been a long-time member of the church and understands how our church functions. Debra's main ministry focus is to address food insecurity. She is responsible for our Project SALT Luncheon, Holiday Food Boxes for school children, Homeless Comfort Bags, Bags of Joy, and bottled water that are donated to Project SALT for the homeless and shut ins.
We have developed a church Preparedness Plan outlining how to handle emergency situations. Our Bishops' Committee/Vestry have all taken the Diocese required Praesidium Course for safe guarding children and training for anyone working with children.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
St Alban's has created a beautiful natural setting around the campus. We have a beautiful rose garden, several types of trees, flowering bushes and a grassy front lawn maintained by a local landscaper. Exceptional tile work was recently done to the floor of the Columbarium in our Memorial Garden. We have a warm and welcoming fellowship hall with newly installed carpet, and a new stove in the kitchen. On the main level of the hall, there is a large central meeting area, a kitchen, two bathrooms, several storage closets and offices for the Rector and the secretary. On the lower level of the hall are a classroom, storage rooms, a library, a work room and two more bathrooms. Our parking lot has been repaved, is well maintained and has a bright new LED photo sensor overhead light for safety.
Once a month, September through June, "The Messenger" newsletter is e-mailed to members and paper copies are available in the church. This newsletter delivers a special message from the Rector, current affairs of the church and activities that are planned for the month.
Coffee Hour/Project SALT Luncheon
After the Sunday service, there is a very social coffee hour usually provided by the ECW and occasional volunteers from the congregation. The ECW provides a cake the first Sunday of the month to celebrate those having birthdays during that month. On the last Sunday of the month, Deacon Debra, her husband, Dave and volunteers provide a delicious and nutritious freewill offering potluck lunch. The money raised from this lunch goes to Project SALT, Inc., a local non-profit food and clothing bank.
ECW: We have a very active Episcopal Church Women’s group that is open to every woman of St. Alban’s. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 11:30 AM for fellowship followed by the business meeting. The ECW is responsible for the annual Christmas bazaar the first weekend of December and a rummage sale every other year which is held in the spring. The proceeds from these events support the mission of St. Alban’s as well as the purchase of cleaning supplies and kitchen items, including food items to support the weekly Coffee Hour. The ECW adopts a family at Christmas and provides gifts and support to them throughout the year. The ECW also provides for Memorial Celebration of Life services, funding for other special occasion celebrations, and Christmas gifts for the office staff. The ECW routinely participates with women’s group from other community churches.
We have Chalice bearers, lay lectors and readers, ushers and acolytes. We are always open to more volunteers.