Sunday Services and Gatherings

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See below for news about our outside services, Sundays @ 3:00 pm!


SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

MORNING SERVICE:  Every Sunday, 10:30 – 11:30 am, we will live-stream the service from our beautiful Nave, with music, on our Facebook page and via Zoom:

The Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/SaintAnnesATL/  You do not need a Facebook account to access the live-streamed services on Facebook. Just join us at 10:30 am and look for the livestream video box! If you would like to follow along with the service each Sunday, check this space for a link to a pdf of the Order of Service in the days preceding that Sunday.

The Zoom log in details for Sunday worship are sent each Sunday morning in an eBlast. If you are not on our list to receive eBlasts (including the eB’Anne’R etc.) and would like to be, use our Contact Form to email Scott Miller. For more about Zoom and Facebook, click here.

AFTERNOON OUTSIDE SERVICE! We will also worship together outside Sunday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3:00 pm!  We are limited to 50 people by the diocese. You must be signed up for the service in order to attend. You can sign up on the link below. The service will include the Holy Eucharist without music or singing. We will sit in assigned areas in our parking lot to allow for social distancing. Please see other guidelines and information in the Sign Up as it becomes available: click here
Check this space for a link to a pdf of the Order of Service in the days preceding that Sunday.

Adult Formation. Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 am. Come join us! For Adult Formation this year we’ll enjoy a rich variety of offerings via Zoom*: we’ll read and discuss a few books, watch and discuss a series of TED talks on faith and religion, and have a unique Advent study using Amy-Jill Levine’s recent book Light of the World. The formation hour will begin at 9:00 am, which is a slight change from our regular formation time of 9:15 am. For the Zoom link, use our Contact Form to contact Rev. Tim Meyers and let him know you would like to join the discussion. For what’s coming up click here.

Breakfast with Ms. Tabi. Sunday mornings, 9:00 am. Join Tabi Tobiassen, Director of Children’s & Youth Ministries, on Facebook Live on Sunday mornings to sing together, read the week’s lesson together, pray together and of course eat breakfast! For a copy of the lesson use our Contact Form to email Tabi. You can join us for breakfast on the St. Anne’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SaintAnnesATL/. You do not need a Facebook account to access this gathering. See the note below.

The MESS (Men’s Episcopal Sunday School). Sunday mornings, 9:15 am via video format. Gather with other men of St. Anne’s to discuss topics of interest in a relaxed setting. All men are invited! Use our Contact Form to email RJ Briscione for access to the format.

Youth Choir Rehearsal, Sundays 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (every other week) via Zoom. For details please use our Contact Form to email Dr. Joyce Schemanske.

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community). Gather with us most Sundays on Zoom at 5:00 pm for Middle School and 6:00 pm for High School and enjoy being together during this strange time! Use our Contact Form to email Tabi for log-in info. Not familiar with Zoom? Scroll down for “About Zoom.” And check our calendar for the latest info on EYC events.

To register for Children’s Ministries (birth-grade 5) and receive updates as they become available click here.

To register for Youth Ministries (grades 6-12) and receive updates as they become available click here.

About our Facebook link: you do not need a Facebook account to access our live-streamed or recorded services on Facebook. When it’s time for a service simply click on the link (https://www.facebook.com/SaintAnnesATL/); it will take you to the Facebook page. If a dialogue box appears asking you to sign in look for the line that says “not now” and click on it, or if you have the choice, simply close the dialogue box. That will take you to our Facebook page. Then look for the posted service, and for a live service wait until you see a video box appear (it might be in a lower corner of the page) and then click on it. It will enlarge the video picture and you will see the service when it begins.

*About Zoom: Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. You can join the meeting via the desktop client or use a mobile app on your phone, or tablet. For information visit the zoom website: getting started or how to join a meetingOr simply follow the instructions in the next paragraph.

To join any gathering you will click on the link for the gathering (provided by Rev. Tim when you email him using the Contact Form) and follow the prompts. You will need to download the Zoom software and register for a free account at https://zoom.us/. If it’s your first time joining one of the meetings, please try logging in about 10 minutes ahead of time to set up your system. When you join the discussion be sure to use both your first and last names, and not a name that includes “iPad” or “iPhone” so you will be admitted. This is another security measure to protect our gatherings from inappropriate (and worse) posting. We look forward to our conversations!

ZOOM SAFETY
We have implemented some procedures to ensure the safety of our Zoom gatherings. Other churches have had their gatherings disrupted when someone joined and then posted obscene images in the middle of the event. To avoid that disruption do these two things:
1)  Register with Rev. Tim for any gathering by emailing him using our Contact Form.
2)  Make sure you have your full name, both first and last names, attached to your device – not just “ipad” or “iphone” – so the host can identify you and welcome you to the meeting.

We hope you will invite friends, neighbors, and others to join our gatherings! If you do, just have them register with Rev. Tim and let him know you invited them. Some have asked why we use a “waiting room.” This assures that the host is there when people are admitted and can check registrations. This will all become very easy as it becomes routine.