CONNECTING THROUGH WORSHIP
Both children and adults serve as Acolytes at St. Anne's. Acolytes carry the cross and candles, and lead the service procession, as well as assist the clergy at the altar. All young people in grades 5 to 12, and all adults, are welcome and encouraged to serve. Generally, adult acolytes serve at the early morning 8:00 a.m. service. Younger acolytes serve at the 10:00 a.m. service.
For more information about serving as an Acolyte, contact Mother Laura.
The members of St. Anne's Altar Guild prepare the altar and sanctuary for Sunday worship and for special services. Duties include caring for and "prepping" the altar, and all vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. The Altar Guild works in teams at both Sunday and weekday services. This vital ministry is served behind-the-scenes --- much like a stage manager at a show. The Altar Guild always welcomes new members. For more information, women and men are encouraged to contact the Church Office.
The St. Anne's Choir leads music from September through May, singing much of the Anglican repertoire, as well as gospel and contemporary selections. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Questions? Please contact Lisa Tyler.
Music Programs for Children at St. Anne's include a chime program for young children and a handbell choir for older children. However, these programs are on a temporary hiatus as we worship online during this time of physical distancing. Whether we worship together in person or online, children are also encouraged to share their musical gifts, voice or instrumental, in our worship services.
Flower Guild members create floral arrangements for Sunday worship and decorate the church for weddings, holidays, and special services. Women and men are welcome and encouraged to practice the art of floral arranging.
For more information, please contact Martha Furniss.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs -- also known as Chalice Bearers) are lay persons who administer the cup of consecrated wine during Communion services in worship.
If you are interested in being trained to join this ministry, please contact Tom Smith.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEVs) reach out to the homebound and shut-ins by bringing them consecrated bread and wine after Sunday services. Two-person LEV teams lead a brief communion service at each home, usually serving once a month. These ministers are licensed by the Bishop of Virginia for three years terms. For more information contact Rich Geissler.
Lay readers read the lessons appointed for each service and Prayers of the People during congregational worship. For more information contact George & Joan Bounacos.
Ushers provide guidance before and during worship services and offer helpful assistance to visitors and parishioners alike. Ushers distribute worship bulletins, assure the comfort of worshipers, and guide communicants to the altar for Communion. For more information contact Jim Vollman.
Welcome Table Greeters
Greeters are "The Face of St. Anne's." Greeters at our Welcome Table offer a friendly greeting and a smile to newcomers and members alike. Greeters assist with nametags and provide parish information to all who inquire. You are welcome to join the Greeter Team -- contact L J Donnell for more information.