Easter Memorial Flowers

Easter has special symbolism this year as we climb our way out of the pandemic and into the light. It has been a year of loss for many of our parishioners at St. Anne’s, as well as a year of new birth and unexpected joy. We want to offer you the opportunity to express that through Easter Memorial Flowers. As usual, you can make a donation in memory of loved ones or in honor of someone special and their names will be listed in the Easter bulletins.
 
There are a couple of ways to submit your request:
 
  1. Set up a donation through our on-line donation platform, Vanco, and select Easter Memorial Flowers. At setup, you will be given the opportunity to list the names you wish to memorialize or honor. Or, you can email your list to Kirsten Hair. Click here to access the donation page.
  2. Mail a note and check to Kirsten Hair, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Include the names of the people you would like to memorialize or honor. Be sure to add your name and contact information.
 
If you have any questions or need more information, please email Kirsten Hair at khair@stannes-annapolis.org.
 
The deadline to receive your requests is March 26, 2021.

Children’s Easter Pageant: Casting Call!

“Good News” is the title of this year’s virtual Easter Pageant, and all children are invited to participate! Children will be telling the story of Jesus’ life and the Good News of his resurrection. The virtual pageant will be recorded via Zoom on Saturday, March 20 at 12pm. The pageant will be similar to the Christmas Pageant.
 
Please email Kristin Pagent, ckpzone@gmail.com before March 9 if your child would like to participate.  If your child plays a musical instrument, we have musical parts for them too. There is a part for all children, please sign-up and join us!

Sign Up for Lenten Practices

Traditionally Lent is a time we give something up to allow God to fill the empty spaces. Because of COVID-19, this year is different and many of us already feel loss. In light of this, let’s simplify our Lenten practice together in small, nourishing ways. Click here to add your email address, to receive one simple Lenten practice for each day of Lent.

Prayer at St. Anne’s

Adding prayer to your life is a Lenten practice that will bring you  closer to God and Christian community.  Consider adding one or more days of:

  • Evening Prayer – Via Zoom every Monday through Friday and Sunday at 5:30 PM
  • Morning Prayer– Via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8:00 AM.
  • The Iron Rosary

 

Don’t forget that regular Sunday Worship can be a practice. Our livestream is at 9:30 AM and the Children’s Sycamore Tree is premiered at 12:30 PM.

Last but not least: Almsgiving is a Lenten Practice. Consider helping or giving to any of St. Anne’s Outreach Ministries like Winter Relief or the Light House.

Being Sanctuary – Mondays February 22-March 8, 2021

The Retreat House at Hillsboro offers a retreat Being Sanctuary, via Zoom lead by St. Anne’s parishioner Heather Strang. Join in this mid-winter pause as we anticipate beginning again in our world. In this Wisdom Circle, we will share in holy listening, and invite a space to hear the sacred rumblings that we each bring.

For more information, please click here.

Adult Forum – The Canticles

Our adult forum during Lent will focus on “The Canticles” we pray in the Book of Common Prayer. A schedule of these Forums is below.  Please click on the date for more information.

Adult Forum is presented via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:15 PM, preceded by Fellowship at 6:30 PM. Come and go as needed to fit your schedule. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

March 10: The Canticles – You are God, Te Deum Laudamus – J. Ernest Green
March 17:   The Canticles – The Song of the Redeemed, Magna et Mirabilia – Connie Saeger-Proctor

A Virtual Lenten Retreat – March 18-20, 2021

What is spiritual friendship? English monk Aelred of Rievaulx wrote an entire book on the subject in the twelfth century. He explained how spiritual friendship is rooted in Christ and always leads us onward to the love of God. It may have humble beginnings and yet later grow in the light of the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we extend our love to all humankind, and yet, some friendships will have more special meaning for us.
 
Curious to know more? Join fellow St. Anne’s parishioners and others for some time apart to rediscover the skills and habits that draw us closer in friendship to God, others, and self. Email Scott Cooper at sacooper@aacc.edu for more information or for a registration form.

Easter Basket Campaign Notice 2021

Because of movement restrictions during the pandemic there will be no parish-wide Easter Basket campaign this year.  We encourage those who have particular interest in supporting local groups such as the Stanton Center, Lighthouse Shelter, Anne Arundel Food Bank, St. Luke’s Food Pantry, or other agency to donate to them by mail or on-line, mentioning your affiliation with St. Anne’s.  Thank you for your generosity!