From its inception, St. Anne’s has focused its Sunday worship services on the Eucharist. We hold two Sunday services with Eucharist each week—at 8:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). Between the two services we also have a Children’s Chapel service at 9:35 a.m.. We gather in the narthex for this service. On Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., we hold a mid-week Celtic Eucharist service. We create special services throughout the year based on the liturgical season and other celebrations. Regardless of the format the services, all are welcome at the table to receive communion.
Our services follow Rite II in The Book of Common Prayer. We sing hymns from the 1982 Hymnal as well as the African-American hymnal, LEVAS (Lift Every Voice and Sing).
The sermons at St. Anne’s are typically based upon the daily biblical readings provided in the Revised Common Lectionary. Our Liturgy Committee works with the Rector to advise and assist on all matters related to liturgy and worship.
Lay servers of all ages assist the priest during services. Our Prayers of the People are more often prayers written by members of the parish than the forms found in The Book of Common Prayer.
We have a very lively exchange of the Peace following the sermon when most parishioners leave their seats to greet other parishioners and visitors. This is an important way for us to connect to each other and feel our communion.
We are a casual, informal church and have no dress code, though you will see people wearing anything from suits to jeans. We invite everyone to wear what makes them feel comfortable.
Children are invited to remain with their parents during the service. Quiet activity bags are available for all children. We also provide child care for young children during the first part of the service. Children rejoin their parents for the celebration of the Eucharist.
We continue to connect with each other during coffee hours in the Parish Hall following each of the Sunday services.