As of today, the numbers of positive Covid 19 cases in Kosciusko County are down and we have been given permission to have Holy Eucharist this Sunday, August 9. As long as the numbers do not spike. Please check the website, Facebook or office answering machine for an update after 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.
~ RESUMED WORSHIP ~
St. Anne’s will Celebrate Holy Eucharist this Sunday at 8 and 10:15 a.m.
Please 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 distancing guidelines.
· If you do not have a mask, we will have one available.
· Hand sanitizer will be available in several locations.
· We will sanitize pews between the services.
· Communion will be available by consuming wafers.
Welcome to St. Anne’s and welcome to our website!
The seemingly relentless Covid-19 pandemic has halted many of our activities, including worship, but St. Anne’s has had a continual presence online with our Facebook page, with weekly reflections and updates by the Rector. Work is also underway on a plan for resuming in-person worship, which, pending a 14-day decrease in Covid-19 cases in Kosciusko County, may have us gathering together before the end of the summer. In the meantime, we are awaiting shipment of video equipment for our online services, and this equipment promises to enhance the quality of the at-home worship experience. Please remain on the lookout for these improvements.
Despite having to endure through these times, the faith endures nonetheless – challenged and tested often, for sure, but remember that faith in (especially) God’s presence and compassion is what helps us through. But this has also brought us endless opportunities for innovation and adaptation, and your continued partnership in getting God’s Word out is urgently needed, particularly when it comes to envisioning ways of being the Church in these strange and difficult times. Know, too, that all who visit this website are, in some way, connected to St. Anne’s, so, whether you are a member or not, you are surrounded by the prayers and blessings – whether anonymous or personal – of a caring congregation that continues to thrive, albeit from a distance.
Thank you for visiting!
The Rev. Ryan Fischer, Rector
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
What’s Happening at St. Anne’s?
COVID-19 is limiting our in-person service. While the information below looks dated, it is there for you to get a sense of our usual practices.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will worship as a diocese. Join us via Facebook at EDNIN Virtual Worship!
Urgent News regarding the COVID 19 and Services at St. Anne’s Church
Dear friends in Christ of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church,
Following the consensus of the rectors, priests-in charge, and bishop of the Diocese of Northern Indiana, I have made the extremely difficult decision to suspend public worship at St. Anne’s. As a conscientious servant of both the Church and public health, I would consider it most unwise to allow any unintended transmission of the Coronavirus as we endure this ongoing pandemic. This suspension shall, per diocesan consensus, go into effect immediately and continue through the end of the month, at which time it will be reviewed and either extended or terminated depending on whether or not the pandemic has run its course.
We are encouraging practices of self…..distancing, which, in this case, :means keeping a minimum of six feet or greater between persons, Thus, all meetings ordinarily taking place in the same room may only be conducted via Skype or another appropriate medium, such as a conference call. This applies, of course, to the Vestry, SAMS, ECW, Choir rehearsals and all our standing committees.
Unfortunately, our Wednesday evening Lenten book study which has generated so much interest and our longstanding Reflections Bible study on Tuesday mornings, will also face a hiatus until at least the end of the month. However, if you a.re taking part in the Lenten book study, I. trust that its leader, Brenda Rigdon, will be more:.: than diligent in seeing that you keep up with your; reading on your own,
The only “traditional” worship service taking place at St. Anne’s will be on Sundays· at 10:15 a.m. with our parish administrator Carol our organist Bob a Eucharistic Minister, any Vestry members who feel comfortable attending and myself. It will be streamed live on the St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Warsaw IN Facebook page and recorded for viewing thereafter. Parishioners are also encouraged to keep their Bibles and Prayer Books handy for devotions in the home, for this is what we all need during this anxious and stressful time.
Lastly, remember this nation and all who have been stricken by the Coronavirus over the last several weeks, lifting everyone up in prayer, with the hope of a swift end to this pandemic and the fewest fatalities possible. Know, too, that God is present with us in both our hours of greatest joy and our hours of deepest need, and that, as we read in Lamentations, “he does not willingly afflict or grieve anyone” (3:33).
Blessings to you all,
The Rev, Ryan Fischer, Rector
St, Anne’s Episcopal Church
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/