January Calendar (with rota)
The Episcopal Church of St. Anne
Special Notes: Outreach ministry news: Resthave Home is looking for volunteers to help answer phones and assist visitors. Hours would include weekdays 4p-7p. Call Resthave at 815.772.4021 and ask for Laura or Jill for more information.
Sad news: our own Don Miller passed peacefully to his heavenly rest at 10:45pm on Friday January 4th. The "Wake" for Don is scheduled from 3:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, January 11th in the Community Room of the Odell Public Library and a Requiem Mass at St. Anne's at 11:00am on Saturday January 12th. May Don rest in peace eternal.
Please note that our Flower Chart for 2019 has been posted in the Undercroft ready for you to sign-up and to dedicate special events in your life.
Another sign-up sheet is posted for a special Three Kings Brunch which we will host after Mass on Sunday January 6th.
Tuesday January 1st - The Most Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated with our daily offices and also with a Low Mass at 9:00am. Happy New Year!
Wednesday January 2nd - Normal midweek services to celebrate Elizabeth Ann Seton, Foundress (transferred from the 4th) will be followed by a dine-out. Of special note: we have a certified sacred and holy relic of Elizabeth Ann Seton imbedded in our altar.
Sunday January 6th - The Epiphany or the Manifestation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Gentiles officially ends our Christmastide celebrations and we will mark the occasion with Lessons & Carols during our 9:00am Mass followed by a special Three Kings Potluck Brunch in the Undercroft after the service. Just to keep the festivities going a little longer, St. Barnabas Guild is called into service at Windsor Manor at 5:00pm and again at Resthave Home at 6:30 pm. This is a very rewarding ministry open to all.
Wednesday January 9th - Normal midweek services to honor William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, followed by a dine-out.
Wednesday January 16th - Normal midweek services to celebrate the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter, the Apostle (transferred from the 18th) followed by our monthly Vestry meeting, which is open to all members, in the Undercroft starting at approximately 6:30pm. This will be the final meeting of our current Vestry. A dine-out is still possible for those who would like to participate.
Wednesday January 23rd - Normal midweek services to celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle (transferred from the 25th) followed by a dine-out.
Sunday January 27th - The Annual Meeting of the Parish Church of St. Anne will convene after Mass at approximately 10:30am. This is the only scheduled all-parish meeting of the year and it is a very important one for the life of the parish. The call to order will follow a brunch provided by the Vestry. Please note the date in your calendars and plan to attend.
Wednesday January 30th - We will anticipate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple & the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary or "Candlemas" (transferred from Feb. 2) with our usual midweek services and a dine-out.