Come and Celebrate The Feast of Saint Alban, this Sunday.

Join Us this Sunday, June 30th, for Our Eucharistic Service in Celebration of The Feast of Saint Alban. Our Service begins at 9:30 AM. We will be Streaming the Service Online, via our Zoom link, sent out in the Service Email. Our Celebrant this week will be the Rev. Linda Potter. Stay after the Service and join Us for a Picnic in honor of The Feast of Saint Alban.

The Collect:

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy martyr Alban triumphed over suffering and was faithful even unto death: Grant us, who now remember him in thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to thee in this world that we may receive with him the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm: Psalm 34:1-8

I will bless the Lord at all times; *
       his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
I will glory in the Lord; *
       let the humble hear and rejoice.
Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord;
       let us exalt his Name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
       and delivered me out of all my terror.
Look upon him and be radiant, *
       and let not your faces be ashamed.
I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
       and saved me from all my troubles.
The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
       and he will deliver them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
       happy are they who trust in him!

Gospel: Matthew 10:34-42

34 ‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
36 and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

40 ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’

Saint Alban