Come Worship with us!

7:45 AM Holy Eucharist

A said service offering a quiet meditative worship experience.

 

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

A family friendly service which includes music and singing.

A nursery is available for small children.

 

* All services are from the Book of Common Prayer 1979

  • IMGP0109
  • IMG 0995
  • IMG 1449
  • 2015 Confirmands
  • 2015 Reception

This window shows Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, seated at the feet of Jesus.  She listens to His teaching – just as we sit and listen in this church building.  In the story as told by Luke, Jesus visited the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  As Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, Martha was left to do all the work.  Martha complained about this, and Jesus told her the Mary had chosen the better part. 


Throughout the centuries, Martha has been the symbol of those who take care of the necessary physical and earthly matters.  Mary is the symbol of those who are interested in spiritual matters.  Of course, both are important and necessary, but ultimately it is the spiritual matters that were more important.


No persons in the Bible were closer to Jesus than Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.  Jesus came to their home on another occasion to raise Lazarus from the dead.  At another visit we are told that Mary opened a flask of costly ointment and anointed Jesus’ feet and dried them with her hair.


This window also shows that Jesus and Mary are seated in front of an altar.  On the altar are the flasks of expensive ointment and perfume.  Jesus said that Mary was preparing Him for His burial and sacrifice.  Mary also brought that very ointment to the tomb on the morning of Jesus’ resurrection.  In our window, the altar is the symbol of Jesus’ sacrifice.


A rich curtain hangs behind the altar.  The floor is richly tiled.  These are the symbols of the Kingdom of God.  It is Jesus’ sacrifice –His death and resurrection- which brings us all into that Kingdom. 


In one of the versions of this story, Mary is called a sinful woman.  As such, she represents us all.  We all come to Jesus with our burdens.  We all listen to be healed and forgiven.  We, too, bring our token offerings, which for us are the bread and wind.  Christ receives them, hallows them, and unites them to His own glorious sacrifice.  And so we, as well as Mary, can sit in eternity at Jesus’ feet before the altar in the Kingdom of Heaven.


---Text excerpted from the writings and sermons of The Rev. Canon M. Fred Himmerich, Ph.D.


“Mary Sitting at the Feet of Jesus”
-1876-
Window Text:  “In Heaven She Will Find Her Reward”

Gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weaver
In Memory of their daughter, Rhoda M. Weaver.  

Christmas Schedule

Come Celebrate Christmas!

 

Sunday, December 24 9:00am

Normal Sunday Service

 

Sunday, December 24 4:00 pm

Family Christmas Worship with Christmas Movie

 

Sunday, December 24, 11:00 pm

Traditional Christmas Service

 

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8bLoI01PCrs/V_mOkExfCtE/AAAAAAAAA5I/zH6dsHheOsYp-viqumIiuznvARqvmqjPACHMYCg/s160-c/6339254700908415697
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kGPGy_dguOk/T24-4RddgvE/AAAAAAAAALo/C5VY4GKBAD4H0elr1jypC3T-MPGSL0j8QCHMYCg/s160-c/CommunityBanquet
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ll9DPYpvzk0/VmTlB-k9OXE/AAAAAAAAAsw/qiZrR8CGFvYRXQ_mgrhNbcDAoPPT3_HvwCHMYCg/s160-c/2015LessonsAndCarols

At St. Alban’s we strive to grow in our relationship with God, both as individuals and as church. A key part of that growth is Christian formation/education. Christian formation is a lifelong process of learning, developing and growing, which includes education for both children and adults. But true Christian Formation is actually more than merely a process of learning and acquiring knowledge or information. It involves forming us as disciples of Jesus Christ and equipping us to “do the work (he has) given us to do; to love and serve (God) as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.” BCP pg. 366.  

Our Christian formation/education hour is held September –May and begins at 9:00 AM, between the two services.

St. Alban's is an Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  We are a lively, enthusiastic congregation joyfully living our Mission From God through community, outreach, formation, and worship.  Together we are proud to honor where we come from, together we are living as God's beloved day by day, and together we are growing into the future God dreams for us.