In-person Worship Resumes at Saint Ann's
Dear dear friends in Christ:
What a great blessing to welcome you back as we resume Sunday in-person, indoor worship. Until September 12 there will be one indoor Sunday morning Holy Communion service, at 9:30am as well as a recorded service on our website (available by Tuesday). Individually wrapped hosts will be distributed for Communion and consumed at your seat or upon leaving the church. No wine will be distributed. Worshippers may sing with their masks on. I am so very glad that you are with us.
Cherish & Celebrate on the Connecticut River, Part 1
Tuesday, June 15; starting at 6:30pm
June 15 will be a time of worship both in-person in Old Lyme, CT and through Zoom, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by members of the Connecticut River Conservancy speaking, briefly, about their own care for the river.
The in-person option will be at 1 Pilgrim Landing, Old Lyme. The wearing of facial coverings will be required. Please bring your own chair. Parking assistants will be on site at 1 Pilgrim Landing. In the event of rain, the gathering will take place at Saint Ann's, 82 Shore Rd.,(Rt. 156), Old Lyme, CT, two miles off I-95, Exit 70. Parking is adjacent to the church.
The event is also available via Zoom. Register for either in-person or Zoom here:
Cherish & Celebrate on the Connecticut River, Part 2
Saturday, June 26; 9am – 2pm
Riverside Park, Hartford, CT 06120
June 26 will be a “Choose your own River Activity Day” at Riverside Park in Hartford. Folks may choose from paddling with Bishop Ian, walking with a member of the CRC, planting a tree with Jack Hale from Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford, or exploring the park on your own. All will join together for a time of worship at 12:30pm, led by the Rev. Jorge Pallares of our Cathedral and featuring Mixashawn Rosie of the River Tribes. Following worship, you’re invited to bring a picnic lunch and visit with your fellow Episcopalians from up and down the river. You may register for any of the activities here:
Saint Ann's Parish
In the heart of an historic art colony, since 1883 Saint Ann’s Parish has graced the coastal landscape of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound with a strong presence and vital commitment to service in the community. Saint Ann’s is a Level 2 Green House of Worship. This recognition is awarded by the CT Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN), a program of environmental stewardship that grants certificates of achievement for implementing eco-friendly measures in buildings and within congregations.
Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC)
Since 1952, Connecticut River Conservancy has provided a voice for the river. Today, the organization, members, and volunteers work with partners to protect and restore the river and four-state watershed. CRC advocates for your rivers, educates, and engages communities. By coming together, we prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of the river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) is a Christian church devoted to participating in God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation as followers of Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. ECCT is made up of over 150 Episcopal parishes and close to 60,000 Episcopalians living in Connecticut. The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is one of over 110 dioceses that collectively form The Episcopal Church, a U.S.-based member church of the world-wide Anglican Communion.
The Joint Chiefs
Saturday, June 19; 6 – 8pm
By the time they joined forces in 1995, Eliot Osborn, Louise Lindenmeyr, and George Potts were already in command of their distinctly different musical personas: Mr. Osborn, a grumbling singer/songwriter of the John Hiatt kind, Ms. Lindenmeyr, a backwoods Ricky Lee / Norah Jones, and Mr. Potts, a powerfully clear tenor with a Lyle Lovett-like affection for fat free arrangements. Without really thinking about being a band, the three began to sing and play as one in a living room, wrapping themselves around " great songs… the kind that are so well written they are able to transcend the style in which they were originally conceived."
Intrigued by what they heard, they billed themselves as the Joint Chiefs "because it created such a humorous uplink while placing us on equal footing" and headed out into the local watering holes.
New Worship series at Saint Ann's: "God's Good Earth: Praise and Prayers for Creation"
Wednesdays at 3pm
Join us for a weekday outdoor worship service featuring the text by parishioners Anne and Jeffery Rowthorn, "God's Good Earth: Praise and Prayers for Creation."
In this 30 minute service you are invited to bring an object from nature as a meditation or focus for our time together. We encourage you to bring your own chair or cushion.
Slow down and savor the beauty of God's Good Earth right here in the Memorial Garden of Saint Ann's. Wednesdays at 3pm.
Do you miss Morning Prayer at Saint Ann's?
It's back via Zoom! Charlie Potts will lead Morning Prayers on Tuesday mornings at 10am. Join the worship of Rite I Morning Prayer from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.
Click here or manually enter Zoom ID 865 1798 0050; passcode 415481.
Morning Prayer bulletin available in your eNewsletter.
Join us for Compline!
Compline is taking a summer break for the months of June, July and August.
Compline, also known as Complin, Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. Join us for our simple, end-of-the-day service at 8pm.
Two Opportunities for Bible Study via Zoom
Sundays at 11am and Mondays at 5pm
Until we can meet again in person, please join us for Bible Study on zoom. See and hear Mother Anita and Charlie Potts, and participate in a lively Bible Study class.
Weekly readings can be found in the Sunday bulletin or here.
SUNDAY 11am: Click here or manually enter Zoom ID 893 3947 4142, passcode 169646.
MONDAY 5pm: Click here or manually enter Zoom ID 879 1703 1274, passcode 822028.
To call in from a telephone, dial 929-436-2866.
Our Bible Study is an informal conversation focusing on the readings of the day (as found in your Bible and the service sheet). No sign-up is needed. Please grab a cup of coffee and join others and me for discussion. If you have never participated in Bible Study, this is a wonderful way to be introduced to it. I hope that you can join us!
Community YOGA at Saint Ann's
Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30am
$10/class, no reservation required
IN-PERSON YOGA RESUMES ON JULY 22, 2021
Face masks required
Yoga-With-a-Twist is an all-level, gentle Yoga Class. It is appropriate for first time yoga students and those who have been practicing for some time. The class will include breath work, stretching and moving with intention: to strengthen, improve balance and overall well-being. Chairs will be available for those who do not want to practice on the mat.
Your instructor is Deb Novack. Deb believes that Yoga is for every body, and no matter what your limitations, you will feel an improvement the first time you come to class. Deb is a Hatha-style Yoga Teacher who incorporates meditation and breathing techniques, restorative and yin poses and shapes.
Deb is especially excited about, and experienced in, introducing new people to the healing modality of Yoga and meditation.
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
To read about news, workshops, events, and resources from the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, visit their website.