Frequently Asked Questions
What time are church services on Sundays?
Service Times are: 8 am and 10:15 am on Sunday mornings.
Are the two services different from each other? If yes, how are they different?
The 8 am service is a solemn, contemplative service with music only during Communion. It is what is known as a Rite I Service in The Book of Common Prayer.
The 10:15 am service uses contemporary language and music from the 1982 Hymnal and other sources. The St. Anne’s Choir, and occasional instrumentalists, provide music during Communion. This is a Rite II service, which is also found in The Book of Common Prayer.
Is there a nursery?
Yes, for children ages newborn-preschool.
Where is it located?
The nursery is on the main floor. As you enter the church, turn left toward the coat rack and the nursery is the first door to the left in the hallway.
How do I sign my children up for Sunday School?
Children are welcome into Sunday School at any time throughout the year. If you are visiting, please ask the greeters or ushers for help finding the Sunday School classrooms upstairs.
Sunday School begins the Sunday after Labor Day and goes through Pentecost Sunday, which is usually mid-May.
Is there Sunday School for Adults?
Adult Formation is held between the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services. We are currently using the book "Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People." There is no homework, St. Anne's supplies the books, just bring yourself!
Reflections Bible Study is offered on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. At Reflections, we study and discuss the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday.
How do I become a member of St. Anne’s?
To become a part of our church community, the first thing to do is worship with us. Worship is very much at the heart of the Anglican and Episcopal faith – it’s what we do, how we pray, who we are.
Once a year, depending on when the bishop visits, we hold Episcopal Church 101 (EC 101) classes. These are for anyone new to our church, those who are curious about our faith or those interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church. If you are an Anglican or Episcopalian and are just looking for a refresher, this class is also for you. You can even reaffirm your faith when the bishop is here.
Can I have my wedding at St. Anne’s?
If you wish to have your marriage celebrated at St. Anne’s, we ask that you make our parish family your spiritual home, take an active part in our common life together and worship with us regularly. In the Episcopal Church, it is required that at least one of the people to be married is a baptized Christian. The ceremony must be witnessed by at least two people. The marriage must conform to the laws of the State and canons of the Episcopal Church. If you are interested in having your wedding at St Anne’s, please call our office at 574-267-6266 and make an appointment to see the Rector (Priest).
Can I be baptized at St. Anne’s?
If you wish to have your child baptized or if you are an adult who would like to be baptized, please call our office to schedule a meeting with the Rector. We would love to welcome you into the household of God.
Can I hold an event at St. Anne’s?
Rose Hall (the Parish Hall) is available for rental. To inquire about usage and availability, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy of the rental agreement and schedule of rental fees.
How can I speak with the priest?
To make an appointment to speak with the Priest (Rector), call the office: 574-267-6266 or e- mail: email@example.com.
How do I get signed up to become involved at St. Anne’s?
There are many ways to become involved at St. Anne’s. Check the bulletin board in Rose Hall for sign-up sheets, watch the pew bulletins, the announcements, the Visitor newsletter, and the weekly e-blast for opportunities. If no contact person or chair is listed, call the office for more information: 574-267-6266.