Welcome

We are a warm and inviting church community that seeks to know Christ’s love in our lives. We strive to apply God’s word in our daily works, nurture our children in the love and knowledge of God, and build a congregation that knows and cares for every member. Through worship, fellowship, service, and learning, we become increasingly aware of God’s grace. We invite you to join us.

See and hear St. Anselm’s Rector, John Sutton

 

Church Services, Meetings and Events
during the Corona Virus Epidemic

Due to the coronavirus epidemic’s shelter-in-place restrictions, St. Anselm’s will not be holding live Sunday services through and including May 3, 2020.  Nor will other live events (meetings, parties, etc.) be held during this period.   But we can continue to gather for Sunday services and other meetings and events via the internet using the ZOOM program.

Sunday Services.  There will be one online service each Sunday, starting at 9 AM Pacific time.  It will be conducted by Father John Sutton, St. Anselm’s rector. It will be a said service similar to the one normally held at 8AM.  There usually will be no choir.  There will be a liturgy of the word, the sermon, and the eucharist.  At the time when communion is normally shared, participants are welcome to share their own bread and wine as a memorial of the sacraments. Total service time will be approximately 40 minutes.

You may access the the Sunday service using ZOOM via computer or smart phone.  Click here to see instructions for connecting with ZOOM with these devices.

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7 PM

For those of you who have not been to a Maundy Thursday service before, the Gospel reading will narrate John’s account of the Last Supper, and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples on that occasion.  The word “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum which means “commandment.”  The focus of the service is Jesus’ commandment to his followers to love one another.

Many churches each year have a foot washing ceremony.  In  Jesus’ time, this was a function that servants normally performed as the members of the household removed the dusty sandals from their feet as they entered their homes.  In commemorating the service at home, I invite you to consider how, before or after the service, you might show how you care for another, particularly someone with whom you live if you cohabitate.

You may access the Maundy Thursday service using ZOOM via computer or smart phone.  Click here to see instructions for connecting with ZOOM with these devices.

Good Friday, April 10, 2020,7 PM

On Friday night at 7 p.m.Father Sutton will conduct the Good Friday service. Following the service, we will virtually be walking the fourteen stations of the cross which are on the west, south and east interior walls of the church. The liturgy will focus on Jesus’ journey to crucifixion through the voice of his mother.

This is one of the most sacred services of the year, and probably the most powerful. We encourage you to find a place that will enable you to reflect in silence without distraction.

You may access the Good Friday  service using ZOOM via computer or smart phone.  Click here to see instructions for connecting with ZOOM with these devices.

Other Events on ZOOM

The April 2020 issue of Canterbury Tales describes events we are planning to hold on ZOOM.  This is a splendid, optimistic newsletter.   To read it, click here.  Information on how to join the Cancer Support group and possible Mid-Week Worship Service and Home Contact Groups is presented in the newsletter.   Contact Father John (suttonj@ comcast.net) about joining the meetings of the Grief Support  and Contemporary Bible Study groups.

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