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"Reaching out
with faith, love and praise."

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Our mission statement captures three aspects of St. Anskar’s identity. We are a faithful community of Episcopalians who gather from a wide area each Sunday morning to praise God and share the Holy Eucharist. Growing in love implies our desire to build on our common goals, sense of fellowship, and feeling of belonging to a large extended family/community. We look to continue to grow in our expressions of praise to the God who created, redeemed and sustains us. The Rev. Andrea L. Wight is rector of St. Anskar Episcopal Church. Come meet her and the rest of our church family this Sunday.

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Help fill Baskets of Hope
for Christmas

     The parish soon will be filling Christmas baskets for the families referred to us by One Body Collaboratives (formerly Love, INC.).

     Donations of $35 or any amount are needed to fund this outreach program; you can make a check out to St. Anskar and write holiday baskets in the memo section.

     Cash also will be accepted.  With this ministry, the parish not only will fill the baskets with good food, but also send a message of hope to the recipients for a blessed Christmas.

 Deacon Nancy


Sign up to help
at Holiday Soup Kitchen

St Anskar will be serving the last meal of the year for the Saturday Soup Kitchen at Jubilee Center on New Year’s Eve. 

Donations are needed to help defray the cost of the main dish, side dishes and fruit. Any amount will help; Total cost of the meal should be about $200. 

We always try to make this meal a little extra special for the folks that come to eat since it is during the holidays and the end of the year. 

We will also need donations of cookies and other goodies and milk.  A sign-up sheet will be posted in the narthex.

If you have never volunteered to help serve the meal, I encourage you to do so. It really is a lot of fun and volunteers usually get to have an outstanding meal at the end of the serving time.

Laundry Love
seeks donations, volunteers

The Laundry Love ministry, which Spring Creek Church took over earlier in the year, occurs from about 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Charles Street Laundry, 2125 Charles St. 

The program provides laundry service to the needy—families and individuals and especially the homeless.  Cash donations are used to run the washing machines and dryers and to buy detergent and dryer sheets (at a huge discount from P&G).

 Volunteers also are needed to help on laundry day.  If you would like to help, please call Spring Creek at 815-877-2576 or email 

Reaching out:

     Our outreach ranges from providing a regular meeting place for more than a dozen community groups to whipping up some great meals for some of Rockford's hungriest residents.
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