Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes: a celebration of Celtic spirit, story and song

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

(that’s céad míle fáilte in the Irish)

Would you like to hear a good story?

Good stories are part of a ceilidh – an evening’s gathering to share stories and tales, poems and ballads, songs and music, among your friends and neighbors. It’s a Celtic hootenanny in other words. It’s a spontaneous celebration including everybody’s gifts.

Listen to the music, join in the laughter, sing along with the songs. Tell your own story. Come along to the ceilidh – at St Alban’s on Friday evening October 22nd, we’ll be gathering in our parish hall around 7 o’clock. If you’d like to bring some dessert to share please bring that as well. And let your friends know: all are welcome at St Alban’s church.

Saturday, October 23rd, we’ll continue the celebration of Celtic spirit, story and song, in a day’s teaching and music-making with Tom Cashman, Carla Pryne, and Tara Ward. We’ll begin at 9:30 – have a cup of tea, or a mug of coffee. Brett’s Catering will provide lunch. We’ll close with a Celtic Eucharist.

Carla Pryne is rector of the church of the Holy Spirit on Vashon Island; she is a co-founder of Earth Ministry. Tom Cashman teaches spiritual formation and Celtic spirituality in the Mars Hill Graduate School. Tom and Carla led a pilgrimage to Celtic Ireland and Scotland last year.

Singer-songwriter Tara Ward is worship architect for the Church of the Beloved (

It’s all part of “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” – our harvest-time celebration of the bountiful goodness of God.

Register for $30/early-bird price is $25 before October 14th. Call the church office at 425-778-0371 or email or register online at – we’ll be glad to see you!

St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place West, Edmonds, Washington 98026


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