Welcome to the Website of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church!
Easter is a season, not merely a day, and I invite you into our continued celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Appropriate to the festive mood of Easter is the reintroduction of congregational singing, which has added considerable energy to our 10:15 service. We continue, however, to take appropriate precautions for the pandemic in our worship space, with physical distancing and masks required for all in attendance.
The Sundays of Easter provide us with encounters of the Resurrected Christ as well as hints of Christ’s “departure” forty days after Easter. We call this event the Ascension, where tradition holds that Christ ascended into heaven, as recorded in Luke 24 and Acts 1. Finally, the completion of the Easter season occurs on the fiftieth day of Easter, which is known as Pentecost. Pentecost celebrates the sending of the Holy Spirit following Christ’s ascension; it is sometimes called “the birthday of the Church,” as it recalls the gathering of people from all around the known world that was formed by the Holy Spirit into a community eventually known as “the Church.” We know, too, that the sending of the Holy Spirit was one of Christ’s promises, which assured his disciples of his continued presence after he went to be with his heavenly Father. Needless to say, this period of time on the liturgical calendar offers us many things to ponder and celebrate!
Thanks to the diligence of lay volunteers and leaders, St. Anne’s will be resuming a variety of educational opportunities through our Christian Formation program. While the absence of these opportunities over the past year has been difficult, we rejoice in the glimmers of hope we receive from their resumption. You may peruse this website for the specifics on Christian Formation activities for preschool through adult learners.
Our Wednesday evening Eucharists will resume on April 28, at their usual time of 5:30 p.m.; these services will be held in the Chapel and will use spoken liturgies from the Enriching Our Worship resources of the Episcopal Church. Please join us for this quieter, more informal Eucharist that is roughly half an hour in duration. We continue, of course, our Rite One (8:00 a.m.) and Rite Two (10:15 a.m.) services on Sunday, with fellowship (observing physical distancing) in Rose Hall following the 10:15 service. You are most welcome to join us on Sundays, too!
Thank you for visiting us at our online home, and, if you are comfortable, visit us in person at St. Anne’s. I am convinced that there is a place for you here, and, with the Spirit’s invitation, you can become a part of the Church just like men and women from all over the known world became the Church at Pentecost two millennia ago.
Your brother in Christ,
The Rev. Ryan Fischer, Rector
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Join us for worship as we continue to worship during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will follow guidelines outlined for us by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.
Masks and social distancing will be required. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
Attendance guidelines are: 65 individuals in the sanctuary. We have set up 35 chairs that are social distanced.
Postcards with more information about our regathering are available on the tile table in the entrance.
~Resumed Worship ~
St. Anne’s will Celebrate Holy Eucharist this Sunday at 8 and 10:15 a.m. inside the church. We will require you to wear a mask and honor the social distancing guidelines in place.
Thank you for worshiping with us, please note:
- Pews have been marked with blue tape. Those attending 8 a.m.,
please sit where there is NO TAPE.
- 10:15 please sit in the areas marked WITH blue tape.
- The floors have been marked with tape to follow social
- If you do not have a mask, we will have one available.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in several locations.
- Communion will be available by consuming wafers.
What’s Happening at St. Anne’s?
COVID-19 is limiting our in-person service, however we are able to have a maximum capacity of 65 in the sanctuary and 35 in the parish hall.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO JOIN US IN PERSON AT ST. ANNE’S, PLEASE JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: “ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN WARSAW, IN” THE SERVICE WILL STREAM LIVE AT 10:15 A.M.
Above this message, you will find the bulletin for the services if you would like to follow along.
Summer Youth Camp & Sr. High Mission Week
Summer Youth Camp is scheduled for June 13 – 19 at Camp Alexander Mack in Milford. Children who have completed 2nd – 8th grade are eligible to attend. We will follow all CDC Guidelines during this week. Register at: www.ednin.org under the Ministry and Programs tab look for Episcopal Youth Camp.
Sr. High Mission Week is scheduled for the week of July 4 – 10 at Camp Alexander Mack for youth who have completed 9 – 12 grade. We will be giving back to a place that has given so much to our spiritual growth over the years. We will follow the CDC Guidelines during this week. Register at www.ednin.org under the Ministries and Programs tab look for Sr. High Youth Ministry.
What’s near St. Anne’s Episcopal Church?
- For information about Warsaw: http://warsaw.in.gov/
- For information about Warsaw Community Schools: http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/
- For cultural opportunities in Warsaw: http://visitkosciuskocounty.org/explore-the-area/history-and-culture/