October Calendar & Roster plus Pet Blessing poster
The Episcopal Church of St. Anne
Our Fall Stewardship Campaign "Transforming Generosity" will start on the first Sunday of October and will continue for 7 weeks. Please reflect on the messages that will come in each Sunday bulletin and be as generous as you are able. Our working budget is based solely on pledges, so keep St. Anne's and our treasurer in your prayers.
Fr. James has been asked to serve as the Intercessor for the October 15 – 17, 2018 fall Retreat at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and he has agreed to fill this request. He will need to change a few things on the St. Anne schedule in order to participate in this important ministry. There will be no daily Daily Offices Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Evening Prayer will be read on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm and Fr. James will return home late that same evening. This new info is not reflected in our previously published calendar.
We are in the planning stages of a pilgrimage/road trip to Holy Hill, Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Hubertus, Wisconsin. Potential dates for this one (long) day event are October 22 or 26 or 29 and there is a sign-up sheet posted in the Undercroft for anyone who would like to be part of this spiritual journey. You can also let Fr. James know if interested.
Wednesday October 3rd - We will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (transferred from Thu. Oct. 4) with Evening Prayer at 5:00pm and Mass at 5:30pm. After Mass we will most likely head to a local eat & drink establishment for further fellowship as has become our custom, for those who wish to participate. Please note that there is always a planned dine-out after our midweek services - even on the third Wednesday of the month which is set aside for our monthly Vestry meeting.
Saturday October 6th - St. Francis Day "Blessing of the Animals" will be held in the Resurrection Garden at 3:00pm. Bring your pets or enjoy the wildlife that gathers in our downtown location. See poster below.
Wednesday October 10th - We will celebrate Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln with our usual midweek services and dine-out.
Sunday October 14th - St. Barnabas Guild is called into service at Windsor Manor at 5:00pm and Resthave at 6:30pm to offer worship and encouragement for those who may need some. All are welcome to participate in this very fulfilling ministry.
Wednesday October 17th - We will celebrate the Feast of Saint Luke, the Evangelist (transferred from the 18th) with Evening Prayer at 5:30pm. For those who wish, the dine-out option is still available.
Wednesday October 24th - We will celebrate the Feast of Saint James of Jerusalem (transferred from the 23rd) with our usual midweek services. The Vestry will convene after Mass in the Undercroft at approximately 6:30pm and all members are welcome to watch church governance in action. Please note this is a schedule change and that the dine-out option will be available to those who wish.
Monday October 29th - We celebrate the Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude (transferred from the 28th) with Morning Prayer at 8:00am and Evening Prayer at 5:00pm with a potential dine-out after each service as participants choose.
Tuesday October 30th - Resthave Home Annual Meeting, 7:00pm, Resthave Chapel, 408 Maple Ave. Morrison.
Wednesday October 31st - Normal midweek services will be held celebrating a Votive of the Holy Spirit (which may be appropriate for Halloween night) followed by a dine-out option.
Thursday November 1st - All Saints' Day sees our normal daily Morning Prayer at 8:00am, a new time for St. Barnabas Guild to offer worship services at Pleasant View at 2:00pm, Evening Prayer at 5:00pm and Mass at 5:30pm to mark this important Holy Day in the life of the church. Dine-out options will be discussed with the participants.
Friday November 2nd - All Souls' Day will be celebrated with a Requiem Mass at 5:30pm to honor those people in our lives who have gone on to eternal glory. Please check with Fr. James and make sure your loved ones have made it to the list of faithful departed to be remembered on this special day.