Welcome to the website of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church!
You are cordially invited to explore our virtual community and see all that is happening at St. Anne’s. If this is your first visit, I invite you to stop in on a Sunday morning, as well; our services are at 8:00 and 10:15 and come from The Book of Common Prayer (Holy Eucharist Rite One and Rite Two, respectively). On Wednesday afternoons, we gather for an informal Eucharist in the Chapel at 5:30, which offers a more casual, intimate atmosphere for prayer and Communion. If you require childcare, it is available at our 10:15 service on Sunday mornings. Christian education opportunities for pre- through high school are offered on Sundays, typically starting around 11:30; adult education opportunities are typically scheduled around seasons of the liturgical year (Advent and Lent, in particular) and, if interested, please consult the calendar on this website.
At St. Anne’s, we strive for a balance of the spiritual and the social; our life together is grounded in worship, prayer, and study, but we often get together for dinners and fun activities, as well. We strive to welcome everyone regardless of what we are gathered to do; you will note that, both before the service starts and afterwards at the coffee hour, you will be greeted by a friendly face. Similarly, if you are unfamiliar with the worship of the Episcopal Church, there is a good chance someone next to you would gladly help you follow along. Know, too, that the welcome extends to the Lord’s Table, where all baptized persons are invited to receive Holy Communion.
I sincerely hope that, whether you visit us “virtually” or in person, you find that St. Anne’s is a place where you experience God’s grace and love. God has redeemed us from sin and death, and we seek to extend that good news in many and various ways in our life together. The apostle Paul once wrote, “For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 3:22b-24). We look at the Christian life as one in which God’s mercy invites us back to him regardless of what we have done, and in which the church gives us the opportunity to put all that has passed to death…to live a new life in Christ.
Through Word and Sacrament, we discover that new life! If you wish to discover this, too, the invitation is yours to accept…
Grace and peace be with you,
The Rev. Ryan Fischer, Rector
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church