Worship and Study
St. Ann’s offers opportunities for worship throughout the week, including a service especially friendly for children.
Early Church, Sundays at 9:30 am – Early Church offers an opportunity for folks and families on the go to worship early on Sunday morning at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity. The service is kid-friendly and just a half-hour long, including Holy Eucharist. Early Church makes it easier for us to welcome people of all ages to become part of our community. Members and friends of St. Ann’s can help support this effort to grow by spreading the word among the earlier risers you know!. (Sunday School follows Early Church, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am.)
Holy Eucharist, Sundays at 11:15 am – St. Ann’s main service with Communion takes place every Sunday. When a second priest is present, this service includes the laying on of hands and anointing for those who desire prayers for healing.
Weekday Services – A service of the Holy Eucharist is offered on all Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.
Enhancing Your Faith
Summer Book Study
Sundays, August 9, 16 and 30
Join Pastoral Associate, Matthew Leaycraft, for a three-session exploration of The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind, by Cynthia Bourgeault, following the 11:15 am service and coffee hour.
Cynthia Bourgeault is an Episcopal priest and well-known retreat leader. Her influential book The Wisdom Jesus offers a fresh exploration of the life and teaching of Jesus. Rather than an approach based on a belief system or specific behaviors, Bourgeault invites us to consider Jesus and Christian practice as an eternal force for the transformation of consciousness at the deepest level of our interior being. Our spiritual path is not so much one of knowledge, though it is that too, as it is one of union with the divine, an ongoing process characterized as wisdom in which we live more and more in and with Christ. The book is divided into three parts. We will discuss each part in succession, one per session. This material deserves a considered engagement, so it will be helpful to have read the material in advance. However, all are welcome to join the discussion.
Wednesday Bible Study
All are welcome at our weekly Bible Study. We gather on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm in the church for a 45-minute exploration of a selected passage of scripture. All who can are welcome and encouraged to join us.
For the infant or child to be baptized, both, or at least one, parent must themselves be baptized. Godparents should definitely be Christian, or if not, at least one should be Episcopalian. Adult candidates must acknowledge a genuine desire to become a Christian and attend a series of pre-baptism instruction. Parents, godparents, and sponsors undertake this preparation on behalf of infants and children to be baptized. Baptisms take place at the Easter Vigil (the night before Easter Sunday) or during a Sunday service on a few prescribed days during the year. The service of baptism can be found in The Book of Common Prayer. To discuss baptism, contact the Rector.
Parishioners are encouraged to include funeral plans and other final arrangements in their wills. The deceased need not have been a member of St. Ann’s. For all arrangements, contact the Rector.