St. Anne's, Lincoln explores innovative worship with "Come and Grow"

St. Anne’s-in-the-Fields Church in Lincoln has announced a new series of worship services that will explore innovative ways of worshiping together.  "Come and Grow: St. Anne’s @ 5" will be offered one Sunday a month in the late afternoon through May. The services will be followed by food and conversation. 

St Annes Jazz Vespers Kristina DeFrancesco St. Anne's parishioners light candles during the jazz vespers service.

Each service will have its own identity.  Some will be informal and contemporary, others more traditionally Anglican. Some will be more contemplative, others dynamic. Several will include rituals from other faith practices and several will use the St. Anne's sanctuary space in inventive ways. A variety of musical styles will characterize the series.

Come and Grow: St. Anne’s @ 5 began on Sept. 21 with Jazz Vespers: Evening Prayer for Worship. While some parishioners were taking part in the People’s Climate March in New York City, the Rev. Andy Barnett and Theodicy Jazz Collective led a service full of  music and prayers for stewardship. 

Other services this fall include:

Oct. 19: Taizé Evening Prayer designed by St. Anne’s Taizé pilgrims Anna Hubbell, Nina Haines and Caleb Smith.

Nov. 16: Celtic Mass featuring as guest presider the Rev. Kim Hardy.

Dec. 21: Christmas Lessons and Carols, in the Anglican tradition.

The 2015 calendar for Come and Grow may include services such as a Kirtan Mass, High Anglo-Catholic Service of Holy Eucharist, Contemporary Eucharist from the New Zealand Prayer book and Solemn Evensong and Christian “emergent” church, among others.

Visit the St. Anne's website to view the parish event calendar.