July Calendar (with rota) and
C.S. Lewis event poster
The Episcopal Church of St. Anne
Please note that our "Parish Picnic" at Jane & Ralph's originally scheduled for Saturday June 22 was postponed due to a wet forecast for that day. Please stay tuned for updates.
July is St. Anne's month to provide 10 dozen cookies to residents and staff at Resthave. Please let Fr. James know if you can help with this much appreciated baking ministry.
Wednesday July 3rd - The Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles - We will celebrate the feast day (transferred from June 29th) with our usual midweek services followed by a road trip to Sterling to attend the Sterling Municipal Band Concert (the special 4th of July edition) or a dine-out if the weather isn't so good.
Thursday July 4th - This national holiday Is a prayer book holy day in our Episcopal Church, which we take seriously. We will celebrate with Mass at 9:00am including patriotic hymns. Whatever else you may plan for the 4th of July, make St. Anne's celebration a part of your day.
Sunday July 7th - St. Barnabas Guild is called into action today to provide worship services (an edited Evening Prayer) at Resthave Nursing Home at 4:00pm and again at Windsor Manor at 5:00pm. This is your opportunity to share our joy with those who can no longer come out and share their joy with us.
Monday July 8th to Tuesday July 16th - Fr. James will be travelling to Connecticut to visit his Mother and brothers. During his absence, there will be no Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer, with the exception noted below. Fr. Tom Lamb will be our supply priest on Sunday July 14th. Please take the opportunity to welcome Fr. Tom and catch up on all his news.
Wednesday July 10th - Evening Prayer will be read at 5:00pm as customary. Participants may choose to follow the service with a trip to Sterling for the band concert or stay in town for a dine-out.
Wednesday July 17th - We will celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, often referred to as the Apostle to the Apostles (transferred from July 22nd), with our usual midweek services followed by our Monthly Vestry Meeting which convenes at approximately 6:30pm in the Undercroft. Fr. James will resume a normal schedule of daily offices starting today. All members are welcome to attend, watch and listen to church business in action.
Sunday July 21st - Bishop Lee will be visiting St. Anne's on this 6th Sunday after Pentecost and this will likely be his last visit before a new Bishop is called. The Vestry will provide a festive brunch after Mass to celebrate the occasion and all are welcome to visit with the Bishop and wish him well on his next venture. The bishop would like to to take this opportunity to speak with the Vestry in particular.
Wednesday July 24th - We will celebrate the Feast of Saint James the Apostle (transferred from July 25th) with our usual midweek services followed by a band concert or a dine-out.
Sunday July 28th - We will celebrate St. Anne today, our patronal feast day (transferred from July 26th) with Mass as usual at 9;00am followed by a possible Parish dine-out or an enhanced coffee hour, to be determined. Stay tuned for updates.
Also on this day at 2:00pm at Emmanuel Reformed Church (202 E. Morris St., Morrison) there will be a special performance of "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" a 90 minute, two-act, one-man play by David Payne, performed by Phil Crowley (a professional voice actor and relative of JaneAnn Ardapple). This event is free and open to the public, but a free-will offering will be collected for the Morrison Minister's Council. This is a special opportunity to witness the portrayal of the famous British author as he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life: his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity (as an Anglican) and the American woman who turned his life upside down.