February & March Calendars (with rota)
The Episcopal Church of St. Anne
Sunday February 2nd - We will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Candlemas with our usual Sunday service and coffee & fellowship after Mass. This is a Dominical Fest that takes precedence over a normal Sunday celebration. This is a great and often overlooked feast of the incarnation and the last in the cycle for this year. No Messiah practice today.
Wednesday February 5th - We will honor the Martyrs of Japan with our usual midweek services followed by a dine-out.
Thursday February 6th - Saint Barnabas Guild will be called into service today at Pleasant View at 2:00pm. Saint Barnabas Guild is a voluntary fellowship of service that seeks to bring joy and encouragement to those who may be in need of some. All members and friends are welcome to participate.
Sunday February 9th - Saint Barnabas Guild is again called into service at Resthave at 4:00pm and again at Windsor Manor at 5:00pm. All are welcome! We will also hold a LEAP meeting after Mass and Fellowship today for those interested in our worship/service schedule.
Wednesday February 12th - We will honor Absalom Jones, Priest with our usual midweek services including Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out.
Wednesday February 19th - We will celebrate the Feast of St. Mathias the Apostle (transferred from February 24th) with our usual midweek services including Mass at 5:30pm followed by our monthly Vestry meeting with our new Vestry. Church members are welcome to observe your Vestry in action.
Tuesday February 25th - Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) will be work day to prepare for Lent following Evening Prayer at 5:00pm. Pancakes or a dine-out will follow the prep work.
Wednesday February 26th - Ash Wednesday - Imposition of Ashes will be included at Morning Prayer at 8:00am, Noon Office at 12:00pm, and with Mass at 5:30pm. Our Lenten Study Group will convene after Mass at 5:30pm and share a meal each Wednesday in Lent.
Friday February 28th - The Devotions of the Station of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament are offered each Friday in Lent, (except Good Friday) and start at 4:30pm. A fish-fry dine-out, usually sponsored at a local church in our area, has become a tradition at St. Anne's for all who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity.
Sunday March 1st - The First Sunday in Lent - Each Sunday in Lent: We will use Rite I for all of our services, there are no altar flowers, and Sunday School for Young Children resumes during Mass with students and teachers rejoining us at "the peace," and Messiah rehearsals continue for those choir members who are participating (the performance will be on Palm Sunday April 5th at 7:00pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church).
Wednesday March 4th - We will honor John & Charles Wesley, Priests (transferred from March 3rd) with our usual Wednesday services and
continue our Lenten Study Group and meal after Mass at 5:30pm.
Thursday March 5th - St. Anne's supplies volunteers to help with the weekly distribution of food at the Morrison Food Pantry every Thursday in March. Your help is needed at the Food Pantry in the Morrison United Methodist Church from 8:00 to 9:30am as you are able. Please let Fr. James know if you are available and willing to help.
Wednesday March 11th - We will celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick (transferred from the 17th) with our usual Wednesday services followed by our Lenten Study Group and meal.
Saturday March 14th - We will host our annual St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner in the Community Room of the Odell Public Library from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Note:Tuesday the 17th (actual St. Patrick's Day) is election day and our venue is being used for that purpose, so we had to choose another day. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Undercroft for the times and services that you can provide and we need all the help that is available.
Wednesday March 18th - We will anticipate the Feast of St. Joseph (transferred from the 19th) with our usual Wednesday services followed by our Lenten Study Group and a meal with an Italian theme.
Sunday March 22nd - Rose Sunday- All of our Sunday events and services continue plus our monthly Vestry Meeting will convene at 11:00am allowing some time for fellowship before getting down to business.
Wednesday March 25th - The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a dominical feast which is much loved by Anglicans everywhere and will be observed with our usual Wednesday services followed by our Lenten Study Group and meal.
Please Note: We are hoping to make another road trip to St. Donatus, Iowa to perform an "Outdoor" Stations of the Cross and include a meal at a local restaurant some day toward the end of March/beginning of April for all who would like to participate. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Undercroft to see who might like to go and what days are best.