Ministries of St.Alban's

Local Outreach

Food Pantry:  The people of St.Alban’s are involved with the Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry.  There are various volunteer opportunities throughout the week.  For more information on how to get involved contact Jim Coffman at 956-428-3972.  

St.Alban’s also provides Snack Bags for the Neighborhood Food Pantry which include non-perishable, easy-open, ready-to-eat, individual servings of soup or ravioli, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, fruit cups or applesauce and bottled water. Please bring your donations of any of these items to the church office.

 

Soul Food: We maintain a supply of homemade, frozen soups for anyone who needs them.  If you would like to provide soup from our freezer, please contact the Church Office for more information.  If you need our soup, please come and get it.  

 

Second Sunday Offering: On the second Sunday of every month, all of the “loose” (non-dedicated cash and coin) offering is given to a nonprofit service within the Harlingen Community including Loaves and Fishes, La Posada House, Neighborhood Food Pantry, and many others.

Pastoral Care

St.Alban’s Pastoral Care teams assist the clergy in making pastoral visits to members and friends in the hospital, at home, in rehab, or anywhere when folks can’t come to worship and other activities on a regular basis.  If you or someone you love needs a visit or phone call or card, please let the Church Office know.  If you would like to serve on one of our care teams, please contact the Church Office for more information.

 

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

All women of St.Alban’s are members of the ECW.  The ECW organizes and provides food for funeral receptions and other church events, sponsors an annual rummage sale to raise money for all of our outreach ministries, and sponsors the annual Antique Show.  If you would like more information on getting involved directly with the ECW, please contact the Church Office for more information.

 

Guatemala Missions

St.Alban’s supports the ministries of Erv and Sally York, missionaries in Guatemala.  They provide a weekly medical clinic, run a preschool, and bring in mission teams to build houses for widowed and abandoned women and offer medical and dental services to the Mayan communities in the Guatemalan Highlands.  If you would like more information on supporting the Guatemala mission work or going on a mission trip, please contact Mother Nancy at the Church Office.

 

Recovery Meetings

St.Alban’s hosts weekly AA and Al Anon meetings.  AA meets on Monday nights and Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.  Al Anon meets on Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm.  Both groups meet in the Church Conference Room.

Worship Ministries

Acolytes: Children and teens from 5th grade through high school can volunteer to assist the clergy during our worship service. Training days are scheduled at the beginning of each school year.  Please contact Fred Cole for more information on becoming an acolyte.  956-778-2527 or flcolejr@att.net

Ushers:  Our ushers are the “front line” of St.Alban’s, greeting and welcoming everyone as they enter our worship services as well as helping folks know where to go and when. Training is provided. If you would like to volunteer as an usher please contact Scott Hays at jshays@itdprecision.com

Altar Guild:  The Altar Guild members set up the church for all worship services and put everything away afterward. Training is provided. If you are interested in serving on an altar guild team please contact Anita Boswell at 956-245-8663 or aboswell@firstcommunitybank.com

Lay Eucharistic Ministers: the Lay Eucharistic Ministers read the lessons, the Psalm, and the prayers in our worship services as well as assisting the clergy in serving communion. Training is provided. If you would like to serve as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, please contact Greg Quisenberry at 956-454-3612 or gquisenberry@me.com

AV: Our AV volunteers run the sound and the slides at our 10:30 am worship service.  Training is provided.  If you would like to serve on our AV team, please contact the Church Office for more information.