Current status of In-Person worship and gatherings

 Church of Saint Anne has been successful with our safety protocols and we are gradually returning to normal. We are thankful for the improvements in public health but continue to be vigilant to ever changing conditions and threats to health safety.

COVID-19 In-person Worship Protocol:
Make good personal choices that are best for you.
Please stay home if you are in an “at risk” people group or if you do not feel well or are sick – attend virtual services.
Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is no longer required at this time.  We recommend consulting your doctor to determine the best use for your personal circumstances and preferences.

If you are not able to attend in-person worship:
  Please send your donation to the Church of Saint Anne Attn: Treasurer.
  Church of Saint Anne
  Attn: Treasurer
  401 North Cherry Street
  Morrison, IL 61270

August 2022 Calendar with rota

 The Episcopal Church of St. Anne ​​

August 2022 Highlights

The Illinois’s indoor mask mandate has been lifted 
There are the diocesan requirements that remain in place:
1. Even if you decide that your congregation will continue wearing masks indoors, preachers, readers, and leaders of prayers may remove their masks while engaging in these parts of the liturgy.
2. Social gatherings (e.g., coffee hour) that include the removal of masks for eating and drinking may resume.
3. Congregations should continue to refrain from using the common cup for communion.

4. As you make your plans, please make intentional provision for safely welcoming those who are not vaccinated.

Wednesday August 3rd -  We will celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ (transferred from the 6th) with In-person Mass in Church at 5:30pm.  A dine-out or trip to the Sterling band concert will follow mass for those who wish to participate.

Saturday August 6th -  A private family event will be hosted in the Undercroft starting after the 8:00am AA meeting and going throughout the day.

Sunday  August 7th - The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with  in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, and in-person Sung Mass at 9:30am.  Please join us in the Undercroft after the 9:30am service for our monthly gathering for coffee, treats and fellowship.  If you would like to bring something, please inform Fr. James or Emily Hatfield.  This will be Fr. James' last Sunday Mass this month while he is on vacation leaving August 12th  and returning August 30th.

Wednesday August 10th - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred from the 15th), will be celebrated with In-person Mass in Church at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out.  Fr. James will be going on vacation Friday August 12th thru August 30th.  

Thursday August 11th - Fr. James' last work day before taking some time off.  If you are interested in attending Bishop Paula Clark's ordination and consecration in Lombard, IL on Saturday September 17th please let him know now.  Each parish has 8 tickets available.  There will be no daily offices or weekday masses while Fr. James is away.  Fr. James will return on Aug. 30th and weekday masses, the daily offices and Sunday masses will resume August 31st.

Sunday August 14th - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with  in-person Morning Prayer at 8:00am, and in-person Morning Prayer with hymns at 9:30am.  

Wednesday August 17th - The Vestry will meet and perform a financial review of our 2021 income and expense  reports in the undercroft starting at 9:00am.  There will be no business meeting this month.  There are no services today. 

Sunday August 21st - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with  in-person Morning Prayer at 8:00am, and in-person Morning Prayer with hymns at 9:30am. 

Wednesday August 24th - The Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle  will be celebrated with private devotions. 

Sunday August 28th -   The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with in-person Morning Prayer at 8:00am and Morning Prayer with hymns at 9:30am.  

Wednesday August 31st - Fr. James is back from his vacation and we will celebrate his return with In-person Low Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out.

Looking ahead to September - Labor Day will be celebrated with Mass at 9:00am on the 5th and we will continue the tradition and celebrate "International Buy a Priest a Beer Day" probably on Saturday September 10th with Fr. James and anyone who wishes to participate.

The ordination and consecration of the Rev. Paula E. Clark as the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago will be on Saturday, September 17th at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.  In addition to those required attendees, the Standing Committee has allocated eight tickets to each congregation. Congregations have been asked to determine and register their list of guests by August 15th.