Welcome to the Website of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church!
On behalf of the people of St. Anne’s and myself, greetings in the Name of our Crucified and Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Thank you for taking a moment to acquaint yourself with our congregation. You will find that there are a number of ways that you can be involved at St. Anne’s, principally by joining us for worship at 8:00 and 10:15 on Sunday mornings. Our 8:00 service follows Rite One of The Holy Eucharist from The Book of Common Prayer, and is spoken and contemplative, while our 10:15 service follows Rite Two of The Holy Eucharist from the Prayer Book, and includes sung settings of the liturgy along with hymn selections from The Hymnal 1982. Following the 10:15 service, you are always welcome to join us for snacks and refreshments in Rose Hall, where you will also find lively conversation and a lighter moment or two!
Our annual Ministries Fair will take place between the 8:00 and 10:15 services as well as after the 10:15 service on Sunday, August 28; there we will feature a wide array of service and educational opportunities for all to get involved in. This will serve as the kickoff to our “school year” schedule, and, particularly if you are interested in involving yourself or your school-aged child in our Christian Formation activities, the Ministries Fair will be a don’t-miss event. Christian Formation classes for children and teens will begin on Sunday, September 8, following our 10:15 service.
If you are unfamiliar with the Episcopal Church, have no fear! Speaking personally, I came to the Episcopal Church from one of its ecumenical partners, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which represents a tradition that shares much in common with us. In brief, the Episcopal Church is a part of the Reformation tradition dating back to sixteenth-century England that brought about worship in the language of the people and put Bibles in the hands of the laity, but yet retains many of the historic beliefs and practices of earlier Christianity. Thus, one could say that we are both “Protestant” and “catholic.”
Ultimately, the best way to find out about the Episcopal Church in general and St. Anne’s in particular is to join us on Sunday mornings. If you are unfamiliar with what is going on in the service, someone right next to you would be happy to help you follow along. You are also invited through the waters of Holy Baptism to join us at the Lord’s Table for Holy Communion, regardless of your age or church membership. At St. Anne’s, we strive to be hospitable in all that we do, particularly at those times, like Sunday worship, where God’s work matters most.
So, please consider all that St. Anne’s can offer you, and, after browsing this website, consider also how you might offer something to St. Anne’s!
Yours, in Christ,
The Rev. Ryan Fischer, Rector
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church