Time-honored worship for today's Christians.


Thank you for worshipping with us at Saint Alban's! We are happy that you are here. All baptized Christians are welcome to fully participate in worship and take Communion alongside members of the parish.

The Church of Saint Alban is now the oldest Episcopal Church in El Paso, and part of the Diocese of the Rio Grande. The parish is moving in exciting directions as we strive to continue share Christ's message of love and forgiveness in a stressed-out world.  Come and join us as we move toward our 100th year of common witness and worship. For more detailed information about our Parish Life and ministries, our Parish Profile is now available for viewing and download in the "About Us" section of our site, or just click HERE. 





Advent & Christmas At St. Alban's


The four Sundays of Advent are a time when we step aside from the bustle of the secular world and prepare ourselves for the coming of Christmas. We are preparing for Christ’s coming, and we light a new Advent candle with each passing Sunday.

During the season of Advent we will use Rite I at the both the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM services. The 8:00 AM service is “said” (no music). The 10:30 AM service is choral, with hymns posted on hymn boards at the front of the church.
Please join us in observing the season of Advent and for our celebration of Christmas!

Calendar dates and times are listed below:

Sun. Dec.3 Advent 1 Services at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Sun. Dec.10 Advent 2 Services at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Sun. Dec.17 Advent 3 Services at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Sun. Dec. 17  Service of Lessons and Carols  5:00 PM

Sat. Dec. 23  Greening the Church 9:00 AM

Sun. Dec. 24  Advent 4 One joint service at 9:30 AM

Sun. Dec. 24  Christmas Eve service 6:00 PM



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Honoring Chaplain Ted Howden 

11 a.m. Monday, December 11

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
518 North Alameda Boulevard
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88021


Seventy-five years ago December 11, the Rev. Chaplain Frederick B. "Ted" Howden Jr. died of starvation-induced pellagra in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp after selflessly giving his rations to others he felt needed them more. We observe his martyrdom as a measure of the price of ministry in the struggle for freedom.
When World War II broke out Fr. Howden held the rank of Captain in the New Mexico State Guard, and was the Chaplain to the 200th Coast Artillery when it was federalized and sent to the Philippines in September 1941. At the Fall of Bataan and Corregidor to Japanese forces in April 1942, Fr. Howden and his fellow soldiers were made prisoners of war and were forced to endure the Bataan Death March during which some 18,000 died.
During imprisonment, his heroism and faith were always apparent through the humanitarian care he gave to those he served. At great cost to himself he often gave his own portion of food to others whom he insisted needed it more than he. Fr. Howden died of dysentery and starvation-induced pellagra on December 11, 1942.
He was buried by his men in a small cemetery in the shadow of the Mindanao jungle a mile or so from the camp at Davao. After the war, in 1948, his remains were re-interred in Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque.

If you cannot attend this service, you are asked to observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. and pray for peace in the world in the name of the one who first gave his life for us all, Jesus Christ.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study


Please join us for Wednesday morning Bible Study at 10:30 AM, with the Book of Isaiah. The regular Noon Mass follows afterwards in the Lady Chapel, followed by a brown bag lunch and fellowship in the Parish Hall. 







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St. Albans has a Flower Guild!Please consider volunteering to share the flower arranging work with others. Also, if any of you would like to sponsor altar flowers for a specific Sunday, please sign up on the sheet located on the bulletin board outside Rev. Lin’s office.









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On Sunday, October 15th we celebrated the Feast Day of Our Lady of Walsingham


St. Alban's hosts the only Shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham in the Diocese of the Rio Grande. For more information on our Shrine, and Our Lady of Walsingham's history, click HERE. 













December 18, 2017

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10:30 AM  

Nursery and Sunday School are available at the 10:30 AM Mass

* Gluten free Host is available at all Masses. 



Bible study 10:30 am

Noon Mass in the Lady Chapel

(followed by a simple lunch and fellowship)


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