Lent and Holy Week at St. Anne’s
A Year of Getting to Know God through the Bible
A new series is starting Sunday, March 5, 2017, at our 5:30 PM service: A Year of Getting to Know God through the Bible. Over the course of the next year, we’ll base the music, readings, prayers, and message of our service on the story of the Bible and the God revealed there. This means that in thirty minutes a week you can get to know God and the Bible better. In the course of a year, you will come away with an understanding of who God is, what the Bible really says, and why the Bible is so important to us as a source for understanding who we are too. In addition to the Sunday evening 30-minute service, we’ll be building a webpage that contains additional resources for deeper exploration and understanding. For more information, click here.
An inquirer’s class for those who are new to the Episcopal Church began on March 8. We are reading and reflecting upon Ian Markham’s new book, Faith Rules: An Episcopal Manual. The course is led by the Rev. Dr. Joseph S. Pagano. We will meet on these remaining Wednesdays: March 15, 22 & 29, and April 5 from 6:00–7:00 PM in the Parish House (199 Duke of Gloucester Street).
Join us at Evening Prayer on Fridays during Lent. A celebration of the Eucharist has been added to enrich the purpose and meaning of the Friday service. The service begins at 5:30 PM and lasts about a half an hour.
Easter Baskets to Feed the Hungry
Thanks to the generosity of St. Anne’s parishioners, each year more than 100 needy families have received baskets of food and small gifts at Easter time. These are deserving families in the greater Annapolis area who are hard pressed to put food on their tables, families whose children sometimes go to bed hungry. Food Link and county social service workers have again identified many deserving families that are struggling and they are asking for our help. To ensure that good food is on the tables of these families this Easter, we are asking parishioners to fill a basket with food and small gifts for the kids. Baskets are generously provided from St. Anne’s budget; all we have to do is choose the size family we wish to help and fill a basket for them. Instructions are provided at the time of sign-up and flyers describing the program are in your pew. Sign-ups will take place at the back of the church March 26 and April 2. A few younger volunteers (with strong backs) will be needed on April 8 and 9 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and April 10 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM in the Parish Hall to help with receiving and distributing the full baskets. This would be a great opportunity for some high school or college students to participate in this program. Those parishioners who have participated have found this to be a fun, rewarding family act of giving. While the Men’s Huddle is organizing this effort, volunteers to help with the program are needed. Call Gerard Trippitelli (410-507-6718) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
Easter Memorial Flowers
Lavender “Easter Memorial Flower” cards can be found in each pew and may be filled out for Easter flowers in memory or in honor of those you wish to have included in the list for our Easter bulletin. The deadline for turning in these cards and donations is by end of business on Tuesday, April 11.
Holy Week Services
Sunday, April 9 Reading of the Passion – a reading of the passion as told by St. Matthew; music provided by the Young Singers of St. Anne’s at 5:30 PM
Monday, April 10 Holy Eucharist at 12:10 PM
Tuesday, April 11 Holy Eucharist at 12:10 PM
Wednesday, April 12 Holy Eucharist at 8:00 AM
Maundy Thursday, April 13
- Simple Supper and Foot Washing at 6:00 PM
- Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar at 7:00 PM
Good Friday, April 14
- Stations of the Cross at 10:30 AM
- Liturgy at 12:00 PM
- The Passion of Jesus in Words and Music – a reading of the passion as told by St. John with music from J. S. Bach’s “St. John Passion” at 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday, April 15
- Children’s Liturgy of the Light at 2:00 PM, followed by an Easter egg hunt
- The Great Vigil of Easter at 8:00 PM