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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

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The story of the birth and boyhood of Samuel, as it is told in the First Book of Samuel, is a beautiful story indeed.  Elkanah and his wife Hannah had no children.  One year as Elkanah and Hannah went up to the Temple to offer their yearly sacrifice, Hannah prayed for a son.  She said that if the Lord would bless her with a son, she would allow him to serve in the temple all the days of his life.  Hannah did have a son and she kept her vow.  She brought the young boy to the temple and he remained there as the aged priest Eli’s servant. 


One night Samuel heard the voice of the Lord.  After running to Eli several times, he spoke the words inscribed on our window.  “Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth.” 


Samuel is shown in his nightgown.  He kneels on a beautiful red cushion with tassels.  His bed is in the background.  The tile floor and the sumptuous curtains are the adornment of the temple of God.


We too, in St. Alban’s Church, are in God’s temple – or at least a symbol of God’s temple.  We too, pray in expectation.  We too, hear the Word of God though Scripture, hymns, sermons, prayers, or sacraments. 


In comparison, the scene in the window next to this one also takes place in a temple.  In this window Samuel kneels in supplication.  In the other window, Jesus is seated in the teacher’s chair.  In this window Samuel strives to hear the Word of God.  In the other, the Word of God Himself speaks. 


Let us pray to be like Samuel, with open hears and open minds.  May we be willing to hear the Word of God as it comes to us from Jesus, the Word and Son of God.


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

 
“Infant Samuel Praying in the Temple
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Window Text:  “Speak Lord, they Servant Heareth”

Gifted by Thomas and Betty Weaver
In Memory of the Children of Thomas and Betty Weaver,
Julia Ann and Richard Henry

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

 

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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.