Welcome to the Website of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church!
While the Covid-19 pandemic has changed some of the ways we do things, I am pleased to mention that, since August 9th, we have been celebrating the Eucharist together on Sunday mornings, albeit with some adaptations for the circumstances. There is no congregational singing, hugs or handshakes, and Communion is “in one kind.” Facial coverings are required, and we are not holding a hospitality hour indoors. We want to ensure that our in-person gatherings are as safe as possible and that no one falls ill because of being here; Christian responsibility and care for our neighbor call us to exercise caution.
Nevertheless, I want to stress how this pandemic has not crushed our desire to remain a community of faith. Not only are we gathering for worship, we are also continuing our six-decade tradition of fundraising through the sale of our famous cheeseballs and our many varieties of outreach, including the distribution of Thanksgiving baskets in November. You can be assured, too, that these activities are being undertaken with the utmost care for the health and safety of everyone. Thankfully, we can continue “being the church” in spite of the circumstances.
Currently, we are envisioning ways of doing Christian Formation via in-person teaching with the option of at-home activities as an alternative. In a similar vein, we wish to once again accommodate parents with small children by reopening the nursery. Further updates as to our progress on these matters can be expected.
It is our desire to remain faithful to the good news of Jesus Christ in whatever ways possible – by preaching, teaching, administering the Sacraments, and serving our neighbors – and yet doing so with a care befitting God’s desire for us to be healthy and whole. This has meant making some changes, not all of which will be permanent, but to do otherwise would be inconsiderate and irresponsible.
With God’s help, we will emerge from this pandemic as a stable and ready presence in our community, in the Diocese of Northern Indiana, and in the whole Church – a presence that is always there to do God’s work. Please take a moment to peruse this website to see how this can happen.
The Rev. Ryan Fischer, Rector
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020 CELEBRATION OF HOLY EUCHARIST Join us for worship on Sunday morning at 8 or 10:15 a.m. As we continue to worship during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will follow guidelines outlined for us by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.
Attendance guidelines are: 65 individuals in the sanctuary. We have set up 35 chairs that are social distanced. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
UPON REGATHERING We will follow all of the guidelines given by the CDC. We will require face masks for worship. If you do not have one, one will be provided. 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.
- We will sanitize pews between the services.
- 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.
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/