Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke

I Shall Not Die, But Live — A six-week journey through the Gospel of Luke, began Wednesday, May, 1, at 6:00 PM, in the Parish Hall. Join us as we break bread together, encounter Christ and engage in spirit-filled conversation about the Prodigal Son, the Rich Man and Lazarus and much more. Luke’s gospel is always timely, and perhaps even more so today as Jesus’ actions challenge us with questions about outreach, radical hospitality and welcoming the outsiders among us. We will be using an acclaimed 2017 film version produced by Lionsgate, along with supplemental readings. Amy-Jill Levine’s book, “Short Stories by Jesus”, will be one of our resources. Get in touch with Father Thompson at *protected email* to learn more, and tell a friend.  For more information and an outline of the classes, please click here.  NOTE: THE LAST DATE OF THIS BIBLE STUDY IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19.

 

Cemetery News
Ginger DeLuca will be leading a tour of St. Anne’s Cemetery on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30-11:00 AM. This tour will highlight the past, present and future of our cemetery. We will begin at the main entrance for a quick history of our cemetery and then we will visit the final resting places of the Brices, the Carrolls, the Randalls and the Harwoods, well-known leaders of early Annapolis, as well others who lived during the “Golden Age” of Annapolis.

As we walk through the historic section of the cemetery, we will visit the family of Smith Price, the founder of the county’s first African-American church, whose bones were displaced by the urban renewal of the 1980’s but were recently found by Janice Hayes-Williams. We are honored that Ms. Williams has agreed to have Price’s bones reinterred with those of his family in St. Anne’s Cemetery on All Saints’ Day this November.

During our tour we will see the recent work done by parishioners and a licensed arborist to preserve the beautiful trees that inhabit our cemetery and recently-rebuilt perimeter wall. Finally, we will talk about our plans for the rest of the wall and tour where we hope to install memorial gardens and a columbarium.

We are scheduling this tour in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day. Please wear comfortable shoes since we will be doing a fair amount of walking. If you are interested, please let Ginger know with an email to vcdeluca@verizon.net.

 

 

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

On June 23 at the 9:30 service, a bagpipes and drums band, accompanied by banner and flag carriers, and sponsored by The St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore, will participate in the annual ‘Kirkin’ (blessing, or literally, “churching”) o’ the Tartans ceremony at St. Anne’s. Tartans are woven plaid fabrics, with colors and stripes arranged in a distinct pattern to represent a particular Scottish clan. During the service, tartans are brought to the altar for a blessing, and the bagpipe band plays in the church.

 
Episcopal Rainbow Upcoming Events

Our monthly Episcopal Rainbow Brunch is this coming Sunday, June 16, at Harry Browne’s in Annapolis, at 12:30 PM. Consider attending St. Anne’s 11:00 AM Sunday service right before brunch and enjoy the short walk to Harry Browne’s! Please RSVP to Jill Lake if you can attend brunch so she can make the reservation – several of you have already responded – thank you!

The Episcopal Rainbow Group will be part of the Annapolis Pride Parade on Saturday, June 29. We need volunteers for planning our entry and staffing our booth at the end of the parade across the street from St. Anne’s.

Also please join us at St. Anne’s Welcoming Service on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 AM. The significance of this event cannot be overstated, and we want a visible presence of the LGBT community and allies.

 

Women’s Bible Study on Saturday Mornings

Women’s bible study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be July 6 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Church Choir Room. The focus will be on the fifth chapter of Galatians.