The Feast of the Ascension is one of the principal feasts of the church, but one that gets little attention because it never falls on a Sunday. Join us on Thursday May 30th (6 – 7 p.m.) in the side yard for a brief outdoor service of communion followed by a discussion on why the Ascension matters.
We will host a booth at Woodstock Pride’s first annual Pride Festival on Sunday June 9th. The day will include a parade, music, vendors, food, and more. We’ll share information about St. Ann’s and hand out water (and maybe a little “swag”). Please volunteer! Sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall.
We invite all the ladies of St. Ann’s to join us for the next Ladies Night on Wednesday June 26th for the City Band Concert on the Woodstock Square. We’ll gather at 6:30 p.m. for dinner (concert begins at 7:30 p.m.). Bring your own chair and a dish to share. Paper goods and some beverages provided. Contact Nadine Francione, Dinah Hoppe, or Barbara Needleman with questions.
On July 26th, Bishop Lee will visit St. Ann's. If you are interested in baptism, confirmation or reception, they will be offered at this service. Baptism is full initiation into Christ's church. Confirmation is an adult affirmation of the promises made at baptism. Reception is a way in which those raised in other Christian traditions can claim the Episcopal Church as their own. If you have questions or would like to discuss this further, email Fr. Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
From Bette & David Chwalisz:
We honor our daughter Sarah’s memory by “adopting” McConnell Road from Route 47 to the east entrance to Bull Valley Greens at Harrow Gate Dr. You may have seen the signs with Sarah’s name posted along McConnell Road . On Saturday April 27 we will be handing out vests & other equipment for a satisfying morning of picking up trash along McConnell Road for a single mile. A single mile of road will be easy to clean up with your help. We will have breakfast items as a start up along with laughter.(Sarah loved to laugh.) Meet at our home -- 2006 Harrow Gate Dr. in Woodstock -- at 8:00 a.m., have a cup of coffee, a glass of juice, other breakfast treats & off we go to clean up our neighborhood & McConnell Road.
Contact: Bette Chwalisz at 815-337-7429 or email@example.com
St. Benedict, father of the monastic movement, taught us that work is prayer. Join us for a day of work on the parish building and grounds as we prepare for Easter. We will begin with prayer, and end with a light lunch. All are welcome.
Our annual Fish Fry is Friday March 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Serving baked or fried Walleye, plus side dishes. Adults: $10.00; Children: $6.00 (money collected at the door). Chicken Fingers will also be available for children who don't care for fish. Please join us in this fun evening, including Bingo, and feel free to bring guests, your favorite beverage, and a dessert to share. A sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall. If you have questions or want to help with the dinner, contact Vincent Castillo or Cynthia, Parish Administrator (815-338-0950).
Patti Rosebaum and Jessica Savitz invite all the ladies of St. Ann’s to join us on Monday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. for a cozy evening of sewing, soup, & salad. Materials will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert if you can! Sign-up sheet is in Parish Hall. Contact Patti Rosebaum or Jessica Savitz.
This calm, meditative service will include music from Taize and will feature St. Ann’s choir & guest preacher Sophia Twaddell. Stay after the service for dessert & a presentation on the art of the Annunciation. Free and open to the general public. All are welcome.
Tired of Winter? Then it’s time for the St. Ann’s Spring Plant Sale! You can order flowers for full sun, part sun, shade, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, patio pots, and new this year – herb containers and lettuce bowls. Order forms are due March 11th. Plants will be available for pick up Friday May 10th from 4:00-6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 11th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Order forms are available in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Barbara Needleman at 224-654-6922.