EARLY CHURCH, 9:30 am
For “folks and families on the go,” Early Church is a kid-friendly and informal service. Lasting just 45 minutes, Early Church offers a quick, spiritually grounding start to Sunday morning. We gather in a welcoming circle around the altar for this service, which includes music, a reflection on the day’s scripture, and Holy Communion. Everyone is invited to the communion table. We enjoy the unique ways that children approach worship and understand they make sounds and need to move around. Our church is large, and if little ones who want to stretch their legs, parents should feel free to take an exploratory journey! Toys are also set out on a carpeted area near the church entrance.
HOLY EUCHARIST, 11:15 am
Our more traditional service at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity features music accompanied on a landmark E.M. Skinner pipe organ. The Rite II liturgy from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer is dignified and accessible. Prayers for healing are offered by an assisting priest for those who wish. Guest singers and musicians perform regularly at this service.
HOLY EUCHARIST, 6:00 pm
This brief, informal Rite II liturgy with Communion includes a brief homily on the appointed scriptures and provides mid-week opportunity for quiet reflection and contemplation.
Bible studies, contemplative prayer, faith formation classes, book discussions, and group conversations around challenging issues offer opportunities to broaden and deepen Christian faith. These gatherings help us to explore and enhance our understanding of Jesus’ message and our relationship with God. Participation draws the community together and enriches our parish life. Everyone is invited to take part.
Weekly Bible Studies bring a welcome midday break at 12:15 pm, as we explore a passage of scripture that is an appointed reading for the following Sunday. We gather in the church for this informal 45-minute discussion. All who can are welcome and encouraged to join us.
Adult Education Opportunity for Parents
On selected Sundays from 10:15 am to 11:00 am, while children attend Sunday School, adults are invited to an in-depth exploration of the season’s Gospel readings and themes.
Book of Books Book Club – New Testament
We are spending this academic year reading the Christian additions to the Bible, known as the New Testament. The Rev. Craig D. Townsend, Associate for Faith Formation, leads the group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm, in the parish hall of the church (enter at 157 Montague St.). Read more.