St. Anne's Episcopal Church

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

Welcoming | Diverse | Progressive On February 23, 1969, the Reverend Embry Rucker, the parish’s first rector, celebrated Holy Communion with 42 people in a storefront building at Lake Anne Village Center.

Parishioners came from diverse backgrounds, united by their commitment to social action. The congregation supported innovative ministry and outreach to the new community of Reston, which was only five years old when the church was founded. Through the Common Ground Foundation and Coffee House in Lake Anne, we were instrumental in starting a number of needed programs in the community including the Common Ground Child Care Center, Reston Interfaith, the Reston Internal Bus System (RIBS bus) and the Greater Reston Arts Center. The Common Ground Coffee House was an important center of community life for many years and a point of contact for people who needed help. In the early days of Reston, the Diocese of Virginia had the foresight to purchase a plot of land on a hill overlooking Baron Cameron Drive and Reston Parkway. The church building that now sits on this site was dedicated in 1989 and expanded in 1995 to its current 23,000 square feet. Five rectors followed Embry Rucker: Jim Miles, Paula Woods (the first woman rector in the Diocese of Virginia), John Hatcher, Jim Papil, John Hall, and our current interim Rector John Stonesifer. Each rector made his/her mark on the parish throughout its forty-year history. Today, we worship in a beautiful contemporary church that offers a broad spectrum of inreach, outreach, educational and fellowship programs. Under the spiritual guidance of interim Rector John Stonesifer, and Associate Rector Laura Cochran, St. Anne’s has grown to some 1000 active members. The church building is in constant use by parishioners, other religious groups and neighborhood organizations as a center for worship, community service, education and social events. St. Anne’s remains faithful to involvement in the greater Reston community, to welcoming all to our church family, and to being a progressive congregation of seekers who rely on scripture, tradition and reason to discern God’s will.

Mission: As the people of St. Anne’s, we believe that we are called into a special relationship with God, with each other, and with all of God’s children in our own community and throughout the world. We work to respond to God’s call wherever it may lead us. We are actively engaged in our community, taking our sense of mission from the needs and hopes of those whom God has given us as friends and neighbors. In faithful and joyous response to that call, we seek: In our PARISH LIFE together: • To assume responsibility for one another as fellow members of our family of faith; • To minister to all of God’s people by embracing the rich diversity of our congregation, and to recognize and celebrate the insights and gifts brought to our common life by children, youth, and adults and by those who are married, single, and in committed relationships, as well as by persons of different races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation; and • To continue to find ways to express our gratitude for God’s gifts to us and our willingness to share those gifts. In our WORSHIP: • To be a Eucharistic-centered parish that is open to exploring and celebrating the rich liturgical tradition of the Church as reflected in the Book of Common Prayer; • To recognize and support the vital ministry of the laity in our liturgical practices and to encourage maximum participation of lay ministers and of the congregation as a whole in our worship experience; • To encourage and support individual parishioners in their own paths of spiritual development, recognizing that there are many paths to God; and • To recognize and support the important role of music in our worship service and to encourage maximum congregational participation in this form of ministry. In our EDUCATION PROGRAMS: • To recognize that growth in the Christian faith is a lifelong process and that it is a special responsibility of our parish to assist and nurture parishioners of all conditions and at all stages of life through education programs, retreats, and other opportunities for spiritual growth; • To provide a place where parishioners can safely raise honest questions and explore new ideas and where there is a genuine openness to a multiplicity of faith understandings, spiritual experiences, and theological viewpoints; and • To recognize that the ultimate truth of God is beyond our knowing and that we must, therefore, live in a creative tension between our own experience and understanding of God’s love and our inability to get our minds around God through any particular theological doctrine or teaching. In our OUTREACH to others: • To identify and make available to our parishioners, opportunities to become personally involved in hands-on projects of ministry to others; • To focus our outreach effort primarily on needs that are not currently being met by others and among those for whom our ministry can make a significant difference; • To recognize that our call to ministry extends beyond our local community and to seek opportunities for active involvement by our parishioners in the work of the Church throughout our own country and throughout the world; and • To share the challenge of the Gospel with others through prayer and action.

Operating as usual

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St. Anne's Pancakes at Home!

We asked members of St. Anne's to send us their pancake photos, here are some! :-)
https://youtu.be/XeMgIMMLe3w

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Ash Wednesday Service

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The Prelude • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen • Spiritual

Music from our Ash Wednesday Service:
https://youtu.be/ronOH7OCAT4

The Prelude • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen • Spiritual

[02/16/21]   Don’t forget to send your pancake photos to [email protected]. :-)

February 14, 2021 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church

This week's full service visit https://www.stannes-reston.org/ for more videos

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The Sermon • The Rev. H. Vance Johnson

Today's sermon:

https://youtu.be/esQcRxTGHWk

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Closing Hymn • #427 v. 1, 3, 5 • When Morning Gilds The Skies • Laudes Domini

Music from today's service:

https://youtu.be/DhLw-MJUjqo

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This month's Cool Green Bags update features a St. Anne's family photo: Sherry Keneson-Hall, Brian Hall, and sons!!! :-)

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Where in the USA is Cecilia Ohanian?

Cecilia Ohanian was inspired by her St. Anne’s Mission Trip to Appalachia to take a gap year serving our community through AmeriCorps. This is her latest update from North Carolina and on her way to New Jersey:

I am currently in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving on a new project with Habitat for Humanity! Prior to arriving, I completed a mandatory shelter-in-place in Vinton, Iowa, to ensure myself and other AmeriCorps members were of a cleared status pertaining to COVID. During this time, I met my new team and together we learned about our upcoming assignment with Habitat for Humanity. The project focuses on the increased demand for affordable housing in the Charlotte region. My team and I have been able to help aid in this crisis by working on a construction site of a new house for a Habitat partner family.

While walking through the city as a mere visitor I have been lucky to witness the beauty this area offers, from sky-high buildings and murals to the culture created by the community here. However, I can not turn a blind eye to the struggle that many here still face-having a stable roof over one's head. Unfortunately, the Charlotte region faces a tremendous amount of social issues such as gentrification, prolonged effects of red-lining, and income/wage inequality. There is such a significant need for affordable housing here and it is estimated the area needs between 24,000 to 34,000 more units to keep up with demands. Though my service does provide strength and self-reliance to people within this community, there is still equally a need for others to help in the efforts. I have found my eyes opened again in a short time by the harsh realities that can easily be hidden to a blind eye. I am very grateful to be able to make a positive impact in these families lives and I hope that this leaves you wanting to do the same.

Even though my time in NC has not been long, my team and I have already been called to another project. We are deploying through an executive order to New Jersey to support COVID vaccination clinics. I think this is equally an important opportunity to help people, though I am sad to leave my Habitat family. The constant change has been rewarding for me and I feel this new adventure will be just that.

Food for Others short documentary

Our food pantry works with several partners to obtain supplies. In these challenging times Food for Others has been a key partner, we completed a food pickup run to them yesterday.

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Documentary featuring Food for Others wins Best Documentary at Beyond the Curve International Film Festival

In the fall, Food for Others partnered with a George Mason University Public Relations class. One of the students, Layth Alwatban, created a short documentary about Food for Others' COVID-19 response. He submitted it to the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival and won Best Documentary!
Food for Others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQzPf3RFS_g&feature=youtu.be&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=c5184945-fafd-49c3-92d1-33c7dc26b374

A look into the post-COVID-19 food security issues from the perspective of the staff of Food for Others pantry in Fairfax, Virginia. A food pantry located in...

[02/10/21]   St. Anne’s/INOVA Blood Drive

The pandemic has canceled many blood drives all across the country and our local INOVA system is currently in a critical shortage. On Friday, March 5th, St. Anne's will host the INOVA bloodmobile in our parking lot from 12-6. We need to fill 35 slots for blood donors plus slots for volunteers to help with check-in and runners to keep people moving between their cars and the bloodmobile. Please consider making a life-saving donation. Anyone over 16 can donate (16-yr olds need parental permission)).

To donate blood: please sign up online for your appointment at http://bit.ly/StAnneEpiscopal0305, call 1-866-BLOODSAVES and use sponsor code 8604 or contact Kimberly Cowell-Meyers at [email protected].

To volunteer to help: please signup at https://tinyurl.com/sa-marchblooddrive. Teens in need of service hours are welcome.

Contact Kimberly with any questions.

Today's full service.

Today's full service

Visit https://www.stannes-reston.org/ for more videos

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The Sermon • The Rev. Dr. John D. Stonesifer

Today's sermon:

https://youtu.be/6D_Fz4HjZxw

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The Prelude • Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major • J. S. Bach • Rachel Taylor, cello

This Sunday's music:

https://youtu.be/VBLiIs1f2j8

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[01/31/21]   If you're a "Cool Green Bagger" don't forget that this Saturday morning is the next date to leave your donations outside your front door.

If you're reading this and thinking "what the heck is a Cool Green Bagger, and how can I help folks who need food" then send an email to [email protected].

January 31, 2020 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church

Watch our full Sunday service of morning prayer.

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THE SERMON • The Rev. Laura Cochran

This week's sermon:

https://youtu.be/GTSq5caW6GA

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THE PRELUDE • Here I Am, Lord • Anne Marie David • Laurie Corkey, piano

Music from today's service.

https://youtu.be/8e9n9ZUZfWg

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January 24, 2021 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church

Our complete service from today. Visit https://www.stannes-reston.org/ for more videos

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The Sermon • The Rev. Winston H. Welty

This week's sermon.

https://youtu.be/EjKXRiOnBKs

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Gathering Hymn • #660 v. 1, 3, 4 • O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee • Maryton

Today's music starting with our Gathering Hymn.

https://youtu.be/kfIz8R3w0JM

youtube.com Gathering Hymn • #660 v. 1, 3, 4 • O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee • Maryton

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Inauguration Eve Prayer Service

St. Anne's Inauguration Eve Prayer Service

https://youtu.be/zk3HFvQao60

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Inauguration Day Prayer Vigil

From 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, we are committed to praying for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the safe transition of power, and for the healing and wholeness of our entire nation. Please sign up for one or more 30-minute shift to join your prayers with others during this important vigil. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aba82aa64-inauguration

signupgenius.com From 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, the day of the inauguration of the president of the United States, we are committed to praying for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the safe transition of power, and for the healing and wholeness of our entire nation. Please s...

Today's full service.

Our entire Morning Prayer service from today.

Visit https://www.stannes-reston.org/ for more videos

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THE PRELUDE • There Is a Balm In Gilead • arr. Carl Haywood Giancarlo Bacigalupo, soloist

Wonderful music from this Sunday's service...

https://youtu.be/IRsPenMV57w

youtube.com THE PRELUDE • There Is a Balm In Gilead • arr. Carl Haywood Giancarlo Bacigalupo, soloist

St. Anne's Episcopal Church's cover photo

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Did you know you can register with the Virginia Department of Health to be notified when you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination? The link below takes you to the easy online process.

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Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry issued the following word to the Church on January 8, 2021. https://fb.watch/2YldpH8NQF/

January 8, 2021 - The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has issued the following Word to the Church.

Full transcript available here: https://episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/presiding-bishop-currys-word-church-who-shall-we-be

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The Sermon • The Rev. Laura Cochran

Today's sermon https://youtu.be/TYCdbbS_kZc

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The Prelude • Arioso • J. S. Bach Rachel Taylor, cello

Music from today's service.

https://youtu.be/NlmArMT3mpM

youtube.com The Prelude • Arioso • J. S. Bach Rachel Taylor, cello

We had a very successful coat dropoff day today. We work closely with an organization called OAR that amongst other things provides coats and clothing to recently released prisoners. Some heat, comfort, and dignity at a challenging time.

The final count is:
45 coats: 36 heavy, 7 jackets, 2 vests.

Thanks to everyone and particularly to Jackie, Bob, Emily, and Shon for organizing this event and receiving coats.

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A Prayer Service for Our Country
Tonight, January 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85925118278?pwd=TjYvR1VENGgraFBLWUhlc3ZQWkQ3dz09

In response to the violence, turmoil, and disruption in our nation's Capital today we invite you to join your St. Anne's community in a time of prayer and reflection.

Father John is inviting you to gather online to pray for peace, justice, and hope for the people of our country today and into the future.

A Prayer for Peace

"Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen."

Book of Common Prayer, page 815

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[01/03/21]   Today's sermon

https://youtu.be/XWIQ2vbw2PI

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Canticle • S260 • The Song of Simeon • Ronald Arnatt Emily Hufnagle, violinist

Music from today's service.

https://youtu.be/oxk2STW4XZo

youtube.com Canticle • S260 • The Song of Simeon • Ronald Arnatt Emily Hufnagle, violinist

The photo below is what St. Anne's Christmas Day Devotion looked like to me in Final Cut Pro, its actually a pretty simple timeline.

Here's the actual service. https://youtu.be/qvJ7Lg5hstA

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Our Story

On February 23, 1969, the Reverend Embry Rucker, the parish’s first rector, celebrated Holy Communion with 42 people in a storefront building at Lake Anne Village Center. Parishioners came from diverse backgrounds, united by their commitment to social action.

The congregation supported innovative ministry and outreach to the new community of Reston, which was only five years old when the church was founded. Through the Common Ground Foundation and Coffee House in Lake Anne, we were instrumental in starting a number of needed programs in the community including the Common Ground Child Care Center, Reston Interfaith, the Reston Internal Bus System (RIBS bus) and the Greater Reston Arts Center. The Common Ground Coffee House was an important center of community life for many years and a point of contact for people who needed help.

In the early days of Reston, the Diocese of Virginia had the foresight to purchase a plot of land on a hill overlooking Baron Cameron Drive and Reston Parkway. The church building that now sits on this site was dedicated in 1989 and expanded in 1995 to its current 23,000 square feet.

Five rectors followed Embry Rucker: Jim Miles, Paula Woods (the first woman rector in the Diocese of Virginia), John Hatcher, Jim Papile, John Hall, and our current interim Rector John Stonesifer. Each rector made his/her mark on the parish throughout its forty-year history. Today, we worship in a beautiful contemporary church that offers a broad spectrum of inreach, outreach, educational and fellowship programs.

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Ash Wednesday Service
February 14, 2021 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church
Today's full service.
January 31, 2020 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church
January 24, 2021 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church
Today's full service.
Christmas Eve, Concert and Service
November 15, 2020 • Morning Prayer • St. Anne's Episcopal Church
November 8, 2020 - Morning Prayer - St. Anne's Episcopal Church
Open Air Morning Prayer and Baptisms Opening
September 27, 2020 - Morning Prayer - St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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1700 Wainwright Dr
Reston, VA
20190

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An Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia located in Reston, VA. Sunday services are held at 8:00 am and 10:00am.
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