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Worship & Music

Sunday Service Schedule

  • 8 am Rite I Service
  • 10:15 am Rite II Service

Rite I is a solemn, contemplative service with music on occasion.

Rite II is a service that uses contemporary language and music from The 1982 Hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder Love and Praise, Enriching Our Music 1 & 2, and Gather. The St. Anne’s Choir, instrumentalists, and/or soloists provide special music during Communion.

Did you know that if you are unable to serve on a Sunday you are scheduled you can request a sub through our private church members Facebook page? To join our members’ church group, search for St Anne’sOur public page is St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw IN.

Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, is offered at both services every Sunday. All baptized Christians are welcome at the table. Our tradition is to receive the host in outstretched hands and then to drink from the chalice. Anyone who wishes to refrain from receiving the bread and the wine may come forward to the altar rail, cross your arms across your chest, and the Priest will give you a blessing instead.


Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.

If you wish to have your child baptized, please call the church office to schedule a meeting with the rector (priest). We ask that you attend Sunday Services at St. Anne’s for at least six weeks prior to the baptism date. For adult baptisms, please call the church office and speak with the priest. We would love to welcome you into the household of God.                     

Holy Baptism in the Episcopal Church takes place within the Sunday Eucharist, at either our 8 am or 10:15 am services. Holy Baptism is most often celebrated on the following feast days: Easter, Pentecost, All Saints’ Sunday, the Baptism of Our Lord, and the Bishop’s Visitation.


The sacrament of Holy Matrimony at St. Anne’s is available to those who have made our parish family your spiritual home, have taken an active part in our common life together, and have worshiped 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 the office at 574-267-6266 to make an appointment to speak with the Rector (Priest).

Anointing the Sick or Healing

This sacrament exists for the purpose of healing: to restore a person to physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness. When we anoint and pray for people, we ask God to release them from anything that prevents a person from being whole. Christians recognize that there is a difference between being healed and being cured. In the sacrament of Unction, we pray for healing and wholeness, which may or may not include a cure. At St. Anne’s, we have a time set aside for Healing after the services on the second Sunday of every month.


In Confirmation, a baptized Christian makes a “mature commitment to Christ, and receives strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop,” from The Book of Common Prayer, (BCP) p. 857. Confirmation completes the initiation rite that began at baptism by transferring responsibility for the promises made at baptism from the sponsors to the person being confirmed. One can be confirmed whenever he or she is ready to accept that responsibility. Usually this happens during adolescence, if one is raised in the church. Confirmation expresses not only a desire to live as an adult Christian, it also indicates a desire to do so in the Episcopal church and the world-wide Anglican Communion.


In the Episcopal Church, a general Confession is part of our regular Sunday Holy Eucharist service. Penance is not mandatory before receiving Eucharist, as it is in some denominations. The Book of Common Prayer says that, “Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Penance, is the rite in which those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.” BCP pg. 859.

There are times in our lives when things we do (or do not do) block us from growing spiritually and distance us from God. Confession is a way of removing such barriers. If you are interested in the sacramental rite of Reconiliation/Confession, please make an appointment with the Priest.


While God calls all people into a spiritual relationship and gives us gifts with which to live our Christian lives, we believe that everyone has a ministry and is called to serve in some fashion. In the Episcopal Church, some are called to a special ministry within the church to train, equip and empower Christians to be effective. These are the clergy, and ordination is the sacrament by which men and women become members of the clergy.

Although Christian Burial is a Rite of the church, and not actually a Sacrament, it is described here because it is important not only for the Christian who has died, but also for those they leave behind.

Christian Burial Service

One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is to pre-plan your funeral. The church office has paperwork that can help you with this important task.

The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all of its meaning in the Resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too shall be raised. The Book of Common Prayer says that this liturgy is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

For assistance in planning your funeral service, contact the office and make an appointment to see the Priest.

The Sermons below are from our former priest and are available for your review.

June 11, 2023

May 14, 2023

May 7, 2023

April 30, 2023

April 23, 2023

April 16, 2023

April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday

April 6, 2023 Maundy Thursday

April 2, 2023 Palm Sunday

March 26, 2023

March 12, 2023

March 5, 2023

February 26, 2023

February 22, 2023 Ash Wednesday

February 19, 2023

February 12, 2023

February 5, 2023

January 29, 2023 Annual Meeting

January 22, 2023

January 15, 2023

January 8, 2023

Christmas Eve December 24, 2022

December 11, 2022

December 4, 2022

November 27, 2022

November 20, 2022

November 13, 2022

November 6, 2022 – All Saint’s

October 30, 2022

October 23, 2022 

October 2, 2022 Blessing of the Animals

September 25, 2022

September 11, 2022

September 4, 2022

August 28, 2022 

August 21, 2022

August 14, 2022

August 7, 2022

July 31, 2022

July 24, 2022 – St. Anne’s Day

July 17, 2022

July 3, 2022

June 19, 2022

June 12, 2022

June 5, 2022 – Pentecost Sunday

May 15, 2022

May 8, 2022

May 1, 2022

April 24, 2022

April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday

April 3, 2022

March 20, 2022

March 13, 2022

March 6, 2022

March 2, 2022 – Ash Wednesday

February 20, 2022

February 13, 2022

February 6, 2022

January 30, 2022

January 23, 2022

January 16, 2022

January 2, 2022

December 26, 2021

December 25, 2021 Christmas Day

December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve

December 12, 2021

November 28, 2021

November 21, 2021

November 14, 2021

November 7, 2021

October 31, 2021

October 24, 2021

October 17, 2021

September 26, 2021

September 19, 2021

September 12, 2021

September 5, 2021

August 29, 2021

August 22, 2021

August 15, 2021

August 1, 2021  

July 25, 2021 St. Anne’s Day

July 18, 2021

July 11, 2021

June 20, 2021

June 13, 2021

June 6, 2021

May 30, 2021

May 9, 2021

May 2, 2021

April 25, 2021

April 18, 2021

April 11, 2021

April 1, 2021 – Maundy Thursday

April 2, 2021 Good Friday

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday

March 14, 2021

March 7, 2021 

February 28, 2021

February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2021

February 7, 2021

January 31, 2021

January 24, 2021 

January 17, 2021

January 10, 2021

January 3, 2021

December 27, 2020

December 25, 2020, Christmas Day

December 24, Christmas Eve 

December 13, 2020

December 6, 2020

November 29, 2020

October 25, 2020

October 18, 2020

September 29, 2019

September 20, 2020

September 13, 2020

September 6, 2020

August 23, 2020

August 16, 2020

August 9, 2020

March 22, 2020

March 15, 2020

March 1, 2020

February 23, 2020

February 16, 2020

February 9, 2020

February 2, 2020

January 26, 2020

January 19, 2020

January 12, 2020

December 25, 2019

December 24, 2019


Youth are encouraged to participate in the liturgy by serving the clergy and congregation during worship services. They do this by lighting candles, carrying the torches in the processions in and out of the church, as well as serving at the altar. This opportunity to serve is open to children ages 8 and up. If your child would like to serve, please speak with Carol Bianchini for information about training and vestments.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares the altar for all liturgies, including weddings and funerals. The Guild members lovingly care for the linens and silver and insure that the altar is set up properly for the liturgies. If you would like more information about serving the church in this ministry, please call the church office:  574-267-6266.

Chalice Bearers

Serving the wine in the chalice during the Holy Eucharist is the role of the Chalice Bearer. If you serve as a Chalice Bearer, you may sit with your family during the service until after the announcements and Birthday and Anniversary Prayers are said. You then come forward during “The Lord’s Prayer” to the Altar for the Communion preparation and administration. After Communion is completed, you return to your pew. Please note: Chalice Bearers currently do not process into and out of the service, nor do they wear vestments. If you would like to be trained to serve as a Chalice Bearer, please call the church office: 574-267-6266.  


You must have been baptized and confirmed in order to serve as the Crucifer. The Crucifer carries the Cross during the processions into and out of the service, and also serves the clergy at the altar during the service. If you would like to serve in this role, please call the church office: 574-267-6266


The role of the Greeter is to welcome all as they enter the church on Sunday mornings. If you notice newcomers, invite them to sign the guestbook, offer to show them where to find things in the church and extend an invitation to them to stay after the service for Hospitality Hour.  If you would like to serve in this ministry, please call the church office: 574-267-6266


Lectors participate in the worship services by reading the appointed Old and New Testament lessons. Lectors are assigned to read on a rotational basis. There are periodic lector training sessions. At certain times during the liturgical calendar year, the lectors may also read the Psalm. Lectors may also be scheduled to read the Prayers of the People. To sign up for this ministry, please call the church office: 574-267-6266


Ushers arrive early before their scheduled service to check the condition of the pews and church. They stand at the door way and hand out the Sunday bulletins as the congregants arrive. If the church looks like it may be nearing capacity, they bring in additional chairs from Rose Hall to set up in the rear of the church. They assign volunteers to be Gift Presenters during the service. They remove and replace the kneeling cushions, help to pass the offering plates, and release each row to go forward for Communion. If you would like to serve as an Usher, call the church office at: 574-267-6266.

Altar Bread

If you are interested in providing Altar Bread for our Eucharistic Services, please talk to  Deb DeMuth 574-267-5314 or Carol Bianchini 574-551-3087. We will arrange for bread making training and have the recipe for you. 

Linen Ministry 

These are people who wash, iron and care for the holy linens we use each week at the Eucharist. This is a peaceful ministry you can do on your own at your own home. Deb DeMuth is the Altar Guild director. See her if you are interested in helping or call the office 574-267-6266.

The Choir is directed by Bob Jarboe, our Parish Music Director. They provide musical accompaniment during the Rite II service at 10:15  on Sunday, and at other special services and programs.

The rehearsal schedule is not too demanding, and there is room for all!

The Resources for music for the Choir are: the 1982 Hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing!, Wonder Love and Praise, Enriching Our Music 1, Enriching Our Music 2, and Gather.
There are opportunities every week for soloists to serve as the Cantor.

Bob Jarboe, the Music Director, is always looking for musicians who would like to share their talent during church services. If you play an instrument and would like to explore ways you can share your musical gifts during the liturgy, see Bob before or after services, or contact him directly: