St. Anne’s Weekly eBlast 

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A New eBlast!
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Sunday Forum
Join us at St. Anne’s this Sunday at 11:00 AM in the Parish Hall as parishioner Ford Rowan will speak about the KAIROS Prison Ministry.
For more information on our Sunday Forum, click here.
Church Circle Choristers
Church Circle Choristers | Sing this Sunday at 5:30 PM

If you missed the sweet sounds of our Choristers singing at the National Cathedral last month, join us this Sunday at our 5:30 pm service to hear selections our singers performed at the Sacred Music Festival.

The choristers are looking forward to visiting with you after the service over light refreshments! Musical games and fun coloring activities will be provided for families with children. 

Happy Eastertide and thank you for your continued support!

Ten Reasons Why I Love Being An Episcopalian
Rev. Dr. Timothy Mulder
Monday nights – April 16, 23 and 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM
 There are lots of ways to be a Christian. What makes our way distinctive? What does it share with others? How did we get to be the way we are?
Join us for three nights (come to as few or many as you wish) in Room 102 of the Parish House. We’ll talk history, habits and hopes of the Anglican way. Our discussion will be led by our Interim Rector, Tim Mulder.
Profile Committee

 

The Profile Committee is continuing its diligent efforts to connect with all members of the parish to ascertain your views and collect your feedback about the state of the congregation and St. Anne’s as a whole. We are tasked with creating a Ministry Portfolio, which will be used by the Search Committee to recruit and select the best candidate to become our new permanent rector. In the coming weeks, the Profile Committee will be seeking your crucial participation to help craft a document that helps outline the parameters of the position. This month, April, the Committee anticipates distributing a survey to be completed by all parishioners to provide input in this process. We also plan to provide opportunities for parishioners to participate in meetings with Committee members to share their thoughts on the future of St. Anne’s. There will be multiple mechanisms for your views to be shared with Committee members, so stay tuned! Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.
Respectfully, Bob Biddle, Chairperson, Profile Committee
For more information on our Rector Search, click here.
Partners in Mission in Guatemala

And the big REVEAL…….the St. Anne’s Partners in Mission in Guatemala (PIMIG) has been asked by these women (all midwives and community health leaders) to help build 140 new latrines in their villages in Guatemala….how will we respond?  Can we assist in their efforts to make their communities safer and healthier?  Please join in by making a gift, however large or modest, toward a new latrine.  Each will cost $120 (just like the stoves) in this initial phase….as the construction process is refined, this number may change slightly, up or down.  Just think – a latrine – what could be a better Mother’s Day gift?

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong @ St. Anne’s
Feast of the Ascension
7:00 PM May 10
Join the Choir of St. Anne’s in the quiet and beautiful service of sung prayers in the ancient monastic tradition. Experience for yourself the power of Mary’s Song and Simeon’s departing prayer as your day comes to a close. Bring a friend and go out for dinner afterwards. The service lasts no more than 45 minutes. You’ll be glad you came.
A Very Special Thank You
We received a thank you note from one of the families who received an Easter basket donated by a St. Anne’s family.  Below is the note: 
Children and Youth News

Children and Youth Sunday Discovery will meet on April 15 from 10:45-11:30 AM in the Parish House.

Very Big Story Camp
 

Join First Presbyterian and St. Anne’s Parish for the Very Big Story Camp!
July 9-13, 2018, from 9:00 AM to noon.
For ages four-years-old through 5th grade.

Daily Themes:

I Am the Bread of Life – John 6:35
I Am the Good Shepherd – John 10:11
I Am the True Vine – John 15:5
I Am the Light of the World – John 8:12
I Am the Resurrection and the Life – John 3:16

  • Groups will form by age and grade, including a special group for rising 4th and 5th graders!
  • We are accepting applications for Jr. Counselors who are rising 6th graders through High School Seniors
  • Registrations are due no later than June 27. Space is limited, so register early!
  • VBS Camp is free but donations are welcome. Also, please consider helping with snacks, or assisting with small groups.

Online registration at: http://www.annapolis-presbyterian.com/search?q=vbs+camp+2018

Camp will be held at St. Anne’s Church and Parish House at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street and First Presbyterian Church at 171 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis.

 Contacts:

Connie Saeger – gro.s1537402742ilopa1537402742nna-s1537402742ennat1537402742s@reg1537402742easlc1537402742 – 443-808-1361 or Melissa Good – moc.n1537402742airet1537402742ybser1537402742p-sil1537402742opann1537402742a@ssi1537402742m1537402742 – 410-267-8705 ext. 102.

 

For more information on Children and Youth at St. Anne’s, click here.
Harrison Sayre Award

The Harrison Sayre Award is given annually in the spring to a graduating high school senior who has been active in the life of St. Anne’s and the community and is planning to attend a two or four year college or university the following fall. The award of $500 is intended to help defray the cost of college textbooks.  Applications are available March through April in the parish house and in the church and on line.  Completed applications need to be turned in by April 23.  A committee will meet the beginning of May to select a recipient.  The award will be announced at a 9:30 service in May.
Harrison Sayre was an active member of St. Anne’s and volunteered in the community.  He was especially interested in young people and encouraged them to pursue higher education.  When he died in 2005, friends, family and fellow parishioners donated money to set up this award.  If you have any questions, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or moc.l1537402742oa@ye1537402742leerg1537402742mom1537402742.
Refugee Resettlement

The Refugee Committee has met, yet, additional stumbling blocks. We lost the house in Glen Burnie where we hoped to resettle an Afghan family. The home was unexpectedly needed to accommodate a family member and her children.

Secondly, we have been advised by Lutheran Social Services that all families now entering the US are the ones who have “US ties”, i.e, relatives or close friends already living here. Thus, these new arrivals are only being relocated in either PG or Montgomery Counties (where the “ties” are currently living.)

We haven’t given up, but are researching and refocusing our efforts. We will provide more information to the Parish when we have something concrete to share. Until then, please keep the refugee population and us in your prayers. Thank you.

Stephen Ministry

“I met with my Stephen Minister. What an amazing person. She didn’t judge me. She didn’t tell me what to do. She just really walked side by side with me.” ~ Care Receiver
If you would like to receive care from a Stephen Minister or know of someone seeking care, please contact Rev. Thompson (*protected email*) or Lori Marchant (443-994-5858, *protected email*).

Would you like to receive care from a Stephen Minister or know of someone seeking care? Please contact Rev. Dion Thompson gro.s1537402742ilopa1537402742nna-s1537402742ennat1537402742s@nos1537402742pmoht1537402742d1537402742 or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858;  moc.l1537402742iamg@15374027421102t1537402742nahcr1537402742amiro1537402742l1537402742

Pastoral Care at St. Anne’s
 
 Prayer Letter
Our weekly prayer letter gives you a chance to mention by name those who have asked for our prayers. Copies are available for you to take home and include in your daily devotions. Patricia Spencer coordinates this effort and would love to hear from you if you have questions or concerns. You can reach her at 301-751-0555, or
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The Prayers of the People  
Dear friends, praying for each other by name is a special part of our life together. This is why we include our list in the Prayers of the People. But, every list needs to be maintained and kept up to date. If you are on the list and want to be kept on, please let me know. If you have asked for someone to be on the prayer list, please let me know if they should continue on the list. Our current list will run through the last Sunday of Epiphany. The list will be fully updated for Lent, for the Easter season, and regularly during the season of Pentecost. Also, it brings all of us joy when we can move someone from the prayer list and give thanks for their improvement. —- Dion+
For more information on Pastoral Care, click here.
Hospital Visitation
If you are to be a patient at AAMC, please give the office a call and let us know! Or contact Dion at gro.s1537402742ilopa1537402742nna-s1537402742ennat1537402742s@nos1537402742pmoht1537402742d1537402742  or 850-450-2801. And say yes, when the admitting person at AAMC asks if you would like a pastoral visit from someone from your preferred religious affiliation.
Pastoral visits by our Hospital Visitors are a great benefit of being part of St Anne’s parish. Our visitors are compassionate, respectful and faithful. And they are all trained as Eucharistic Visitors.
Hearing Loop
St. Anne’s has a hearing loop to better serve the 57% of people over  60 who have significant hearing loss. The Hearing Loop provides clean, clear sound without a headset and sends the voices of clergy and readers directly into the hearing aids of people sitting in the pews. If you have hearing loss but no hearing aids, ask an usher for a Loop Receiver with earbuds which you can use during the service. 
Light House Shelter
Cooking for the Light House Shelter
St. Anne’s and the Men’s Huddle provide and cook the evening meal at the Light House shelter the first Wednesday of every month.  We cook our items at home and gather at the Light House at 5:00 PM to serve the dinner. After serving, we get a plate and sit to eat and converse with the guests.  We are usually done by 7:00 PM.

On April 4, we received a hearty round of applause for our meat loaf and macaroni and cheese dinner.  Thanks go to John Merrick, Wayne Adamson, Mark Minik, Glenn and Lynn Mortoro, Monica, Bill and Peter Barry, Ed Simon, Courtney Spikes, Page Lyon, Fran Harwood, Gail Fowler, Bob Sherer and Eleanor Higgins for all the food and serving.

On May 2, we will serve our popular chicken dinner.  We need 5 people to provide 20 pieces of chicken – any kind: baked, bbq, fried, etc – store bought or home cooked.  Also needed are tossed salad, 6 bags frozen mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes for 45 (2 large boxes instant potato flakes),fruit, drinks (iced tea mix and 2 bottles of juice), dessert , a tub butter or margarine and chicken gravy.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or moc.l1537402742oa@ye1537402742leerg1537402742mom1537402742 or John Merrick  at moc.l1537402742oa@pn1537402742nayaj1537402742 or 443 336-4593.
Family Cooking for the Light House Shelter

Thank you to our February and March Family Light House Shelter volunteers! The Blair and William-Lopez families prepared the February meal, and the Cauley and Rentz families prepared the March meal. Your talents are admired, your generosity is appreciated, as is your service to our community. The Cauley and Rentz families used this as an opportunity for their teens to engage in a service project, and it was a rewarding experience for all.

We need volunteers for May 2018 and beyond! Volunteer families to come prepare, cook, and serve a meal for approximately 60 residents. This is a unique opportunity for the whole family to volunteer together. It’s also a great community service event for our youth. Children 11 years old and over are welcome to participate in family cooking. Each month I need 2 – 3 families to prepare a main course, side dishes, and dessert.  I pair up new families with experienced ones so no one is overwhelmed and I am most often there for support and help and to oversee things.

To learn more about participating or volunteering please contact Jill Lake at moc.o1537402742ohay@15374027423ekal1537402742llij1537402742 or 443-433-2373. It is never too early to sign up if you’d like to pick a date later in 2018. To sign up go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5ac2ba2fe3-stannes/.