June 17, 2021

Saint Ann’s, CT Episcopal Church, CT River Conservancy Present ‘Cherish, Celebrate on the CT River,’ Tonight

Pilgrim’s Landing is where the ‘Cherish and Celebrate on the Connecticut River’ event will be held next Tuesday.

OLD LYME — On Tuesday, June 15, Saint Ann’s Church, Old Lyme, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) and the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) present  “Cherish and Celebrate on the Connecticut River.”

Using prayers from God’s Good Earth,  the people of Saint Ann’s, Old Lyme, together with the Rt. Rev. Ian T Douglas, Bishop of  ECCT, will lead a time of worship at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by stories of caring for the Connecticut River, led by Kelsey Wentling of CRC.  

The in-person option will be at 1 Pilgrim Landing, Old Lyme. The wearing of facial  coverings will be required. Bring your own chair.

Parking assistants will be on site at 1 Pilgrim Landing.

In the event of rain, the gathering will take place at Saint Ann’s, 82 Shore Rd.,(Rte. 156), Old Lyme, two miles off I-95, Exit 70. Parking is adjacent to the  church.

For more information, visit Saint Ann’s online at www.saintannsoldlyme.org. The event is also available via Zoom. Register for either option at this link

In the heart of an historic art colony, since 1883 Saint Ann’s Parish has graced the  coastal landscape of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound with a strong presence  and vital commitment to service in the community.

Saint Ann’s is a Level 2 Green House  of Worship. This recognition is awarded by the CT Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN),  a program of environmental stewardship that grants certificates of achievement for  implementing eco-friendly measures in buildings and within congregations.  

Since 1952, the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) has provided a voice for the river. Today, the organization, members, and volunteers work with partners to protect and restore the river  and four-state watershed. CRC advocates for rivers, while educating and engaging communities. By coming together, the CRC believes pollution is prevented, habitat is improved, and enjoyment of the river and its tributary streams promoted. Healthy rivers support healthy  economies.  

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) is a Christian church devoted to  participating in God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation as followers of Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. ECCT is made up of over 150 Episcopal parishes  and close to 60,000 Episcopalians living in Connecticut.

The Episcopal Church in  Connecticut is one of over 110 dioceses that collectively form The Episcopal Church, a U.S.-based member church of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

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