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St. Anne’s moves forward with the Presiding Bishop’s Invitation
At 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 25, 2019, St. Anne’s will ring its bells and remember and honor the first enslaved who landed in English North America in 1619. This is a call to action led by our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry and the Bishop of Southern Virginia, The Rt. Rev. James B. Magness.
At 3:00 PM, we invite you to pray these words from our Book of Common Prayer (815):
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
For more information on this remembrance, please click here for the email from the Episcopal News Service.
2019 Ministry Fair: Get Involved at St. Anne’s!

Are you interested in participating in worship? Or maybe you want to use your gifts for our outreach or pastoral care ministries? Check out our annual ministry fair at our parish picnic on Sunday, September 8 after the 9:30 AM service. Come learn about our ministries and how you can get involved!

Please Welcome Our New Rector!
  With joyful and grateful hearts, we welcome our new rector, Manoj Zacharia, his wife Joelle, and their children, Abigail and Johan. We are so thankful that the Lord called Manoj to St. Anne’s and we are excited about this new chapter in our parish ministry. Please welcome Manoj, Joelle, Abigail and Johan to St. Anne’s and pray for them as they settle into this parish and community. To learn more about our new Rector, visit our website at:


Holy Water Stop 2019!
Once again, St. Anne’s is joyfully hosting a water stop for the Annapolis 10-miler (A10) on August 25! Join us for a morning of fun and fellowship as we are delighted to fill 5,000 cups with water and Gatorade and hand them out to the A10 runners. We will cheer for our parishioners as they race through the streets of historic Annapolis.
Energetic folks of all ages are welcome to help. Every volunteer receives a commemorative t-shirt, as well as volunteer service hours, if applicable. Volunteers are needed beginning at 5:15 AM to set up the cups. The race starts at 7:00 AM, so if set up is too early for you, you can delay your arrival to 6:45 AM. We also need people to help clean up and dispose of all the cups. We will be wrapped up in time for the 8:00 AM service. Water pitchers and rakes for cleanup are greatly appreciated. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please sign up here. The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 16.  If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Hair at


Foyer Potluck Dinner Kickoff

On Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 PM in the Parish House, we will kickoff a new season of our foyer groups. Foyer groups are an integral part of the community life at Saint Anne’s. These “dinner groups” function as a ministry of St. Anne’s by further building Christian community and fellowship among parishioners. It is a fun and easy way for parishioners to gather on a regular, informal basis, develop new friendships, and deepen old ones. New Foyer groups are formed each fall. If this sounds interesting and fun to you, please join us on the 15th. Email Carol Richards at to RSVP for this event. Attendants are asked to bring an appetizer, salad, or other dish to share, along with your beverage of choice.


Back to School Backpack Program 2019

The last of the backpacks in the Back to School Backpacks program are now at Hillsmere Elementary School. We dropped off the rest at Annapolis Elementary School last week. Many thanks to all who contributed money and time to this important program. A message from Andrea Beckman, school counselor at AES:

“All of us at Annapolis Elementary continue to be in awe of the amazing resources provided by the St. Anne’s community for our students each year. The backpacks and school supplies make such a difference in helping our staff feel prepared, our students feel excited and confident, and our school community feel supported. I’ve already had parents call looking forward to their students’ first day without the added financial stressor that comes along with supply shopping.”




Episcopal Rainbow Group

The Episcopal Rainbow Group at St. Anne’s invites the parish community to join them for brunch and fellowship at Harry Browne’s following the 11:00 AM service on September 29, October 27, November 10 and December 8. Please RSVP to Rainbow Group Coordinator, Jill Lake at by the preceding Friday to reserve enough seating.

2019 Men’s Retreat

Come to this year’s Men’s Retreat September 20-22 and be part of the group of men from St. Anne’s who want to become part of the Episcopalian branch of the Jesus movement. For more information on our focus, visit  To register to attend, email one of the retreat committee chairs: Chip Tucker, Bob Nay or Herb Fowler The cost of the retreat is $268.00. Mail a check to the church office with “Men’s Retreat” in the memo line. Retreat participants will receive an email in September with details, including opportunities to car pool, etc.




Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be September 7 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Church Choir Room.  We will study the second chapter of Ephesians.

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Children and Youth Ministry

Children and Youth Events

Little Annies Playgroup for Toddlers and Parents

Join the fun and fellowship and come play at Little Annies Playground. This group is meets in Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. There are inside toys and games, and weather permitting an outside playground. Our first gathering of the new year is Saturday, August 24. Come any time between 10:00 AM and Noon for brunch and fun. Children will have story time with puppets at 11:00 and adults will have time to meet and greet each other and new families. Bring your friends and join us in the Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. Just so we know how much food to prepare, please follow this link to RSVP:

Acolyte Training for New and Seasoned Youth

St. Anne’s invites children and youth, who are in grades 2 through 12 to be worship leaders at our 9:30 AM worship service. A pizza party and training session will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. We begin in the Parish House and end in the Church. Acolytes serve about once a month. Please reply to this mail and let me know if your child will be attending or if you have questions.  Please contact Connie Saeger-Proctor if you want more information about the responsibilities of an acolyte.

Family Pot Luck and Game Night

Let’s kick off the new season with a Family Game Night and Pot Luck Dinner. Join us on September 21 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in St. Anne’s Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. Bring your favorite board game and a dish to share. Beverages, paper products, utensils, coffee, and tea will be provided. Join us for good food, friends, games, and fun. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing a meal! Please follow this link to RSVP:

Children’s Sunday Discovery

We will kick-off a new season of Children’s Sunday Discovery with ice cream sundaes and a game with water and Legos on September 29  from 10:45 AM to Noon.  Children’s Sunday Discovery is for children years old through the 7th grade. Come see our new space for Pre-K and Kindergarteners and learn what we will be doing this year. Take a tour of all the spaces and hear about how St. Anne’s can help your child grow in God’s love.  Last year’s pilot music program, with a few revisions, will be part of our program offering this year. If your child likes music, he/she will love this time. Come and see what we will be doing. Children’s Sunday Discovery groups begin on October 6 at 10:45 AM. For more information, please see our Children’s Ministry Flyer or contact Connie Saeger-Proctor directly.

Youth Ministry

Young people in middle and high school and their parents are invited to help plan the 2019/2020 year. Beginning at noon on Sunday, October 13, we will meet for Mission BBQ, games, and planning. Please RSVP to Connie Saeger-Proctor.

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Current Volunteer and Service Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity

St. Anne’s parishioners have been busy this spring working on a Habitat house on Clay Street.  The renovated house is due to be completed this summer, and a new homeowner has already been selected and is putting in her “sweat equity” hours, working alongside volunteers with the Annapolis Interfaith Coalition.  Pictured are St. Anne’s hard working volunteers Mike Creighton, Phil Reynolds and Bill Malicki.  For information about Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake or to volunteer, contact Linda Silva at

Light House Shelter
Cooking for the Light House
St. Anne’s and the Men’s huddle prepare and serve the evening meal at the Light house the first Wednesday of every month. On September 4 we are serving tacos and enchiladas.  We need 3 people to provide 3 pounds ground beef cooked with mild taco seasoning, 3 people to provide 3 pounds ground turkey cooked with mild taco seasoning, 6 dozen soft taco shells (tortillas) – 6 or 8 inch, 7 dozen hard taco shells, 2 pans of chicken enchiladas, 2 jars mild salsa, 1 bottle hot sauce, 2 heads iceberg lettuce, rinsed and ready to be shredded, 6-8 tomatoes, 2 onions- chopped, 2 cartons sour cream – 16 or 24 ounces, 2 large cartons guacamole, fresh fruit, 2 people to provide 2 1.5  quart cartons ice cream, any flavor, iced tea mix and 2 jars juice and a dozen eggs for shelter use. To help, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or or John Merrick at
Family Cooking for the Light House 
Thank you to the McNitt family for volunteering and cooking on July 15! It is only through volunteers our ministry remains successful and viable. Please consider volunteering and sign up here: The St. Anne’s Family Cooking at the Light House Shelter ministry encourages St. Anne families to volunteer together to lovingly prepare, cook, and serve a meal for residents of the shelter. Family Cooking at the Light House is held on the 3rd Monday of every month. This is a wonderful bonding experience for families. It is an excellent opportunity for children to see their parents giving their time and talent. It also teaches youth about sharing our abundant wealth and resources with those less fortunate. Eating with the residents after serving also enriches the service learning of the ministry and teaches our youth that shelter residents are no less valuable than they are. Family cooking is also an excellent community service event for teenagers needing volunteer hours. Children 11 years old and over are welcome to participate in family cooking. I am always looking for volunteer families to come prepare, cook, and serve a meal for approximately 60 residents. Each month I need 2 – 3 families to prepare a main course, side dishes, and dessert. You decide the menu, so family favorite recipes are always welcome! 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 if you are interested in volunteering please contact Jill Lake at or 443-433-2373. Many 2019 dates are still available.
Light House Pantry Food Collection

Each of the churches that support the Light House has a month to help stock the food pantry.  St Anne’s has the month of September.  Food gets scarce during the summer months so we help get the pantry back on its feet.  We will pass out grocery bags with an outreach logo at church during September.  Return your donations to the church or take them directly to the Light House.  Tell the volunteer at the shelter that you are from St. Anne’s.

Food in the pantry is not for those living at the shelter but for our neighbors here in Annapolis who have homes but lack funds to purchase food.  Clients of the pantry see a social worker at the shelter and can get food three times a month.  The pantry is organized so that clients can select the food they need.  The most needed food items are:  peanut butter, canned chicken and tuna, jelly, instant oatmeal, vegetables, canned fruit, and rice (especially brown rice).  Also needed are cold cereal, pancake mix and juice.

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Pastoral Care

Personal Prayers During the Offertory

During the Offertory at each Sunday morning service, someone from St. Anne’s Prayer Ministry will be at the Holy Family Chapel ready to pray with/for you or a loved one – for healing, hope, thanksgiving, intercession, small requests, large requests and/or a blessing and anointing. All prayers are  confidential. If you feel like coming to the Chapel but don’t know why, come anyway, come for a prayer – we are a praying community and all are welcome.

Stephen Ministry
Did you know? Once trained and commissioned, Stephen Ministers meet twice a month to give and receive peer supervision, which is necessary to help them provide quality care and grow as caregivers. .St. Anne’s Stephen Ministry is inviting the men and women of St.Anne’s to explore serving as a lay Christian caregiver. Training will be provided from September, 2019 through March, 2020. If you are interested in journeying with someone who needs confidential spiritual and emotional support, this may be the right caring ministry for you. For further details please contact: Chip Tucker: 443-852-1779 Patricia Jennings: 203-313-4665

The logo Stephen Ministry congregations use consists of a cross and circle, together with a broken person and a whole person.  The broken person stands behind the cross, symbolizing the brokenness in our lives as a result of our sin.  The whole person stands in front of the cross because it is through the cross of Jesus that we again are made whole.  The circle symbolizes both the wholeness we receive through Christ and God’s love for us.

If you would like to receive care from a Stephen Minister or know of someone seeking care, please contact Rev. Thompson or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858,

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
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  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.