December 2021 Highlights


* Our Stewardship campaign "Every Perfect Gift" has ended, but we practice year-round stewardship here at St. Anne's.  Pledge cards are welcome at any time, but the vestry and our treasurer need to work out a budget for 2022 before our annual meeting in January so prompt and prayerful pledges are appreciated.  Thank you for sharing your Time, Talent and Treasure!


* We are seeking new members on the Vestry and the Foundation Fund to replace those whose terms will expire in January.  Please let Fr. James know if you are interested and willing to fill one of these positions.


* A note on the changes that have been made to our regular schedule of events:  On the first Sunday of every month we will host coffee hour/fellowship after our in-person Mass at 9:30am in the Undercroft for those who wish to participate.  We'll make coffee, but please bring your own food or treats to eat or to share.  There will be no virtual Mass from the Rectory on these Sundays.  


* If you are interested in attending St. Anne's virtual services "live" please contact Fr. James at: revjamesbski@gmail.com and he will add you to the email invite from GoToMeeting.  Youtube video recordings are available soon after the "live" sessions and can be viewed at any time - see link on schedule page. 

 

Sunday  November 28th - The 1st Sunday of Advent will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, Sung Mass at 9:30am and Virtual Mass  from the rectory at 11:00am.  Today is the beginning of our new Liturgical Year (Year C and Year 2 for Daily Offices).  Happy New Year!


Tuesday November 30th - We will celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.  

Wednesday December 1st - We will continue the celebration of the Feast of St. Andrew with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a potential dine-out for those who wish to participate.


Sunday  December 5th - The 2nd Sunday of Advent will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, and in-person Sung Mass at  9:30am. Coffee hour and fellowship will follow the 9:30am service in the Undercroft for those who wish to participate.  Coffee will be provided but you are asked to bring your own treats to eat and/or share.  There will be NO Virtual Mass from the Rectory at 11:00am.


Tuesday December 7th - We will celebrate the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.

Wednesday December 8th - We will continue the celebration of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary with an in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a dine-out for anyone who would like to participate.

Sunday  December 12th -   The 3rd Sunday of Advent (Rose Sunday) will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am Sung Mass at 9:30am and Virtual Mass from the Rectory at 11:00am.  

Tuesday December 14th - We will honor John of the Cross with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.  

Wednesday December 15th - We will celebrate an Advent Feria with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by our monthly vestry meeting in the Undercroft starting at 6:45pm.  All members are welcome to observe church business in action.

Sunday  December 19th - The 4th Sunday of Advent will be celebrated with in-person Low Mass at 8:00am, in-person Sung Mass at  9:30am and Virtual Mass from the Rectory at 11:00am.

Tuesday December 21st - We will celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle with virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.  

Wednesday December 22nd - We will continue the celebration of the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle with in-person Mass at 5:30pm followed by a potential dine-out for those who wish to participate.


Friday December 24th - Christmas Eve will be celebrated with Low Mass at 4:00pm (with masks) and again with a Sung Mass at 5:30pm (masks optional).


Saturday December 25th - The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated with a Sung Mass at 9:00am (masks optional) - Merry Christmas!


Sunday December 26th - The First Sunday after Christmas will be celebrated with Low Mass at 8:00am, Sung Mass at 9:30am, and Virtual Mass from the Rectory at 11:00am.


Monday December 27th - The Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr (transferred from the 26th) will be celebrated with Morning Prayer at 9:00am and the Feast of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist will be celebrated with Evening Prayer at 5:00pm.


Tuesday December 28th - The Holy Innocents of Bethlehem will be celebrated with Virtual Mass from the Rectory at 5:30pm.


Wednesday December 29th - The Holy Innocents of Bethlehem will be celebrated again with In-person Mass at 5:30 pm followed by a potential dine-out for those who wish to participate.


Saturday January 1st - The Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated with In-person Mass at 9:00 am followed by a potential dine-out for those who wish to participate.



December Calendar with rota


 The Episcopal Church of St. Anne ​​


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 and are now ending the use of protocols that are no longer required.

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 encouraged but is optional.  We recommend consulting your doctor to determine the best use for your personal circumstances and preferences.

Please don't forget:
  We are in a situation with the Coronavirus that is unprecedented to any other time in our life and it is so important that we keep St. Anne’s in our thoughts and  you remain vigilant to continue to give your pledge and donations that are so vital to keep up with our Church operating budget.
  Please send your donation to the Church of Saint Anne Attn: Treasurer.
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