Times of Worship at Saint Ann’s


Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II (Childcare available)

(Fifth Sunday of the month) Morning Prayer/Holy Eucharist

9:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal

(September – May)

10:00 a.m. Godly Play and Nursery Care

(September-May)


Weekday Service:

11:30am Mid-week Eucharist

(Wednesday)

Upcoming events on our calendar


About Our Services:

The main service of worship on Sundays is the Holy Eucharist.
Holy Eucharist Rite I is celebrated at the 8:30 service. Music is played at the offertory (September-June) A closing hymn is sung.  For the months of July and August, the service is at 8am.
Holy Eucharist Rite II is celebrated at the 10:00 service, and the service is complemented with organ and choir.   For the months of July and August, the service is at 10am.  The Fifth Sunday of the month, we worship with the service of Morning Prayer/Holy Communion. Church School is conducted from 10:30 until approximately 11:15 (September to mid-June), and students join the Congregation at ‘The Peace’ and for a ‘moment’ with the clergy before the Eucharistic feast. Nursery care is provided for those who choose (year round) but we always welcome all people into the sanctuary for the service.
It is customary for the congregation to prepare for worship in quiet and personal prayer. All are encouraged to come to receive a blessing at the altar or to receive Holy Communion.

Also on Sundays:

The Griswold Forum is held in the church’s Griswold Room from 9:30 to 10:15am September-May. This forum is designed for all non-Godly Play and Church formation ages as we address varying issues of Christian faith in the present context of world issues.
A Fellowship Hour follows the 10:30 service in the Griswold Room. Hospitality is very important to us. We invite everyone to join in this opportunity gather as the renewed body of Christ.

The Sacraments:

Holy Baptism is celebrated primarily at regular services on designated Sundays throughout the Church Year. Candidates of any age should meet with the parish clergy for preparation. To arrange for a baptism, please contact the parish office. If you would like information regarding Confirmation, Marriage, or Burial, please contact the Parish Administrator (office@saintannsoldlyme.org) 860.434.1621.

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Liturgy:

The term “liturgy” is a transliteration of the Greek word “liturgos” meaning “the work of the people.” While a priest presides at the Table for the Eucharistic feast, performs baptisms, and dismisses the congregation’s services, we strongly encourage the involvement of lay leaders.

Acolytes

Acolytes assist the priest, leading the movement of the Liturgy of the Word and serving at the altar during the Eucharist.

Adult Acolytes are appointed for the 8:30 service.
Youth Acolytes (5th through 12th grade) assist at the 10:30 service.

Contact: The Office (860-434-1621)

Lectors

Lectors are designated to read the Old Testament and Epistle lessons within the Sunday services.
Lectors are scheduled on a rotational basis throughout the year.

Contact: The Office (860-434-1621)

Element Bearers

Element Bearers are appointed to present the gifts of bread and wine for use at communion. They are carried forward during the offertory hymn.
Element Bearers are scheduled on a rotational basis throughout the year.

Contact: The Office (860-434-1621)

Ushers

Ushers look after many of the details of Sunday worship. They greet parishioners and help seat them, take the offertory and present it, direct parishioners to the altar rail, and prepare the nave for future services, turning off all the lights.
Ushers are scheduled on a rotational basis through the year.

Contact: Dan Henderson

Chalicists

Two designated roles within worship require licensing by the Bishop of the Diocese. They are Chalicists and Lay Eucharistic Ministers. Persons seeking to be licensed must be presented by the Rector and approved by the Vestry. Licenses are issued annually.

Chalicists assist the priest with the distribution of the elements of communion for all Sunday services.
Chalicists serve on a rotational basis throughout the church year.

Contact: The Rev. Page Rogers 

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Two designated roles within worship require licensing by the Bishop of the Diocese. They are Chalicists and Lay Eucharistic Ministers. Persons seeking to be licensed must be presented by the Rector and approved by the Vestry. Licenses are issued annually.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers take communion to persons who are shut in immediately after Sunday services. They make home visits and lead a short service of communion for those who are unable to be present at the church.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve as needed, generally on a bi-weekly schedule.

Contact: The Rev. Page Rogers 

Choir

The choir leads the music ministry at the 10:30 Sunday service from September-June. Special works are scheduled for Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
The Choir rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:00, and on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:00.

Contact: The Music Director

Altar Guild

Altar Guild members dress the altar, set the table for all services including weddings and funerals, remove and clean linens and vessels after services, arrange flowers for the altar, and order all supplies such as wine, linens, and candles.

Altar Guild Members are scheduled according to the service needs of the church by the Altar Guild Directress.

Contact: The Office (860-434-1621)

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild members arrange flowers for the altar on a weekly basis, and assist with their distribution after the service to the sick and the homebound. The Flower Guild should be contacted in regards to weddings and funerals.

Contact: The Rev. Page Rogers