Welcome to St. Anne's
Parish Office Closed
St. Anne's Parish office will be closed Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day.
Lent at St. Anne's
Along with our regular Saturday and Sunday worship services, we will offer the following services in Lent:
In addition, starting February 24, we will be holding a special Lenten Program offering reflections on worship. The Program descriptions are as follows:
- February 24 – “The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation”. The Rev. Dr. Joseph S. Pagano.
- March 2 - “The Great Vigil Of Easter - our path to the resurrection”. Mr. J. Ernest Green.
- March 9 - “Reconciling: seldom used, much needed”. The Rev. Dr. William Bell, MD BCC
- March 16 - “Funerals: Buried with Christ in His Death, Raised with Christ in a Resurrection Like His”. The Rev. Dr. Amy E. Richter.
Our Annual Meeting was held Sunday, February 7, 2016. At the meeting, an election was held for our new Vestry and Diocesan Delegates. The results of the election are as follows:
- Monica Barry
- Josiah Dykstra
- Cary Lukens
- Bill Malicki
- Doug McNitt
- Phyllis Everette
- Paul Pope
- Scott Cooper, Alternate
To view a copy of our 2015 Annual Report, click here.
Why the Cross?
The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ is at the heart of the Christian faith--in fact, proclaiming that God shows God's love through the death of Jesus on the cross and his resurrection from the dead, is what's distinctive about our faith. But a lot of us have trouble with the cross. Why did Jesus have to die? Did Jesus have to die? What does love have to do with the cross? How does the cross "work" for our salvation? At our 5:30 Sunday Evening Worship services from now through March 13, we will be exploring the meaning of the cross. Come join us! This would be a great series to invite a non-church-going friend who may have questions too about what Christians believe and teach about the cross. As always, our 5:30 Sunday night worship is "come as you are," lasts thirty minutes, has a separate worship option for small children, and is open to all, free of charge.
The Iron Rosary
This Lent, we dedicate the historic fence surrounding our church yard to be for us an Iron Rosary, a circle of prayer surrounding our church. Following the pattern of the Episcopal Rosary, each spoke in the fence will represent a prayer bead and each Post will represent a cruciform bead.
You are invited to participate by saying a single prayer and tying a ribbon on the fence, or by dedicating yourself to completing a cycle of prayer around the Rosary throughout the Lenten season. In the tradition of the Episcopal Rosary, you are invited to repeat traditional prayers, or to speak prayers from your own heart. Individual markers will be available to hang on the fence marking your progress.
In addition, we hope that everyone entering the church yard between Ash Wednesday and Easter will join us in a Lenten pledge to pause for a moment at the gates releasing the stress, strife, worry and conflict of our earthly lives; entrusting these burdens to God and entering the circle of prayer in the spirit of Love, rededicating ourselves to Christ's commandment to us, "Love One Another".
We invite all to join us for 20 minute candlelight prayer service dedicating the project at twilight on March 6th at 6:15 PM. The theme of the Service is "Love One Another".
Inclement Weather Policy
In the case of inclement weather that affects driving in our local area, we pass along the following information:
- Our Tuesday Morning Prayer (6:15 AM) and Wednesday morning (8:00 AM) services will not be held if the Anne Arundel County schools are closed or have a delayed start.
- Our Tuesday Eucharist (12:10 PM) service will not be held if Anne Arundel County schools are closed.
- For Saturday and Sunday service information, call the office (410-267-9333) and listen to the announcement recording on the answering machine or visit our website.
Saturday and Sunday worship services will take place unless otherwise posted on our website.
Saturday Evening Holy Communion
5:30 PM in the church
A Saturday evening Eucharistic Mass has been to the St. Anne’s worship schedule. This family-friendly service, focused on Holy Communion, starts at 5:30 pm and lasts about 45 minutes. The service includes a brief homily, the same collects and reading to be used the next day, and contemporary Christian liturgical music led by piano or guitar. Incense will be used prior to the service but not during it. The service will be led by Amy and Joe with minimal volunteer support. Children will be encouraged to help light the candles and set the altar.
- Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Fri. - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- phone - 410-267-9333
- email - email@example.com