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EfM: Education for Ministry: A Program of theological education at a distance.

EfM seminars will begin meeting at St. Anne’s this fall. A minimum of six people must register for a group to begin. The seminars follow an academic year and will begin in October 2018 and end in June 2019. We are recruiting those interested in this kind of serious religious study. The enrollment fee is $375. One session will meet Monday afternoons and another will be offered Wednesday evenings. To register, for more information, or to request a prospectus please contact Meg Kimble, EfM Diocesan Coordinator at 410-349-7347 or email You may also want to visit the EfM webpage at

EfM is a distance-learning program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Completion of the program takes four years, during which participants study the Bible, church history, and twentieth century theology, Participants commit one year at a time to meet regularly in seminars led by a trained mentor. EfM provides a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations and messages of our Christian faith. It is for the laity of the church. Every Christian receives the call to Christ’s ministry at baptism. EfM provides the basics of a theological education in order to develop knowledge and confidence about the ministry we all share. You will find that EfM teaches you how to think theologically, deepens your faith and your understanding of our Christian heritage, and provides you with a new confidence to be Christ’s minister.

Construction at the Church

Beginning the first week in August and continuing through mid-November, there will be workers in the church during the week preparing our steeple for a new cell site.  The work will not affect any of our worship services, but may affect parking in front of the church.


Summer Fellowship

All summer, the Ministries of St. Anne’s are responsible for fellowship each week. This will be an opportunity for the Ministries of St. Anne’s to meet and greet parishioners to talk about their Ministry. We will wrap up the summer on September 9, with our “Welcome Back from Summer” Fellowship Brunch and Ministry Fair.  Please join us for summer fellowship on the lawn.  For our 11:00 parishioners, please come early and join us for refreshments and coffee before the 11:00 service. This week, the Altar Guild will be hosting fellowship.


Brunch By the Bay and Ministry Fair

Sunday, September 9 is the date for our annual Celebration in the Circle.  This year join us for “Brunch By The Bay” and our Ministry Fair.  All food and drink will be provided by Mission Barbecue – you just need to make your reservations, and show up for fun and fellowship!  Festivities will begin after the 9:30 service.  Please note there will be NO 11:00 service that day.  Deadline for reservations will be Monday, September 3, 2018.  Please RSVP to

We need volunteers to help with set up on Saturday morning, the 8th (time to be determined).  We also need volunteers on the morning of the 9th for decorating and final setup, people movers for the event and volunteers for take down and clean up.  Please contact Karen Davis at to volunteer.

Men’s Retreat Coming in September

Join us for our annual Men’s Retreat!  The retreat will be held in the usual place – the DuPont Memorial House in Rehoboth – the weekend of September 21-23.  It’s a great time for fellowship, reflection, worship, prayer and time on the beach (if you would like).  We hope to have thoughtful talks from your fellow parishioners, some music, and as always, plenty of good food.

One special new addition this year, we will have both our Rector Tim Mulder and our Associate Dion Thompson joining us.  We’re glad they’re going to be joining us and appreciate their help in planning the retreat.

So if you would like to attend, the first thing to do is let Chip Tucker, Bob Nay or Herb Fowler know that you plan on attending.  The next step is to get your money in to the Parish House.  The cost for the weekend is $260.  Checks can be made out to Saint Anne’s Parish with “Men’s Retreat” on the memo line.  We hope you can come.

For more information contact Chip,, Bob, or Herb

The Episcopal Rainbow at St. Anne’s First Potluck Dinner
The Episcopal Rainbow is a newly formed group at St. Anne’s for all LGBTQ persons, and their families and friends. All are invited to our first Potluck Dinner on Sunday, September 30 at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Sign-up here to bring something to share by September 28th:  

For more information contact The Rev. Jess Sexton at

Current Volunteer and Service Opportunities

Holy Water Stop!

St. Anne’s Holy Water Stop!

The Holy Water stop was a resounding success!  Thirty-eight hearty, bleary-eyed souls aged 8 – 88 arrived, set up, and ministered to the city of Annapolis by handing out cups of water.  Thank you to all of those volunteers who demonstrated the love of Christ to the runners of the Annapolis 10 Miler!



Light House Shelter
Light House Food Pantry

September is St. Anne’s month to help restock the pantry at the Light House.  Bags will be available in church every Sunday beginning August 26. Select items from the attached list to include in your bags and return the bag to church any Sunday in September and early October.  You can also take your donations to the parish house or directly to the Light House (mention that the donation is from St. Anne’s). If you prefer to make a monetary donation, make a check out to St. Anne’s and mark it “Light House food pantry”.  We will use the money during the fall to purchase food in bulk as supplies dwindle.  If you have questions, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2497 or

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 August 1, we had our annual cookout at the shelter.  We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill outside at The Light House and served them with all the other dishes we brought from home.  We received not one but two rounds of applause from the guests.  Thank you Page Lyon, Fran Spector, Wayne Adamson, Bob Sherer, Tripp Trippitelli, Sharon McElfish, Joyce Nay, Deede Rivers and her granddaughter, Maddy, Susan Fowler, Linda and Bill Silva, John Merrick, Julie Rottkamp, Eleanor Huggins, Nancie Kennedy, Ed Simon, Nancy Greeley and Trey Lewis for all the food and serving.  A special thank you to John Merrick, Bill Silva, Ed Simon, Trey Lewis and Bob Sherer for cooking over a hot grill on a muggy night.

Our next dinner will be meatloaf on September 5.  We still need 3 people to make meatloaf using 3-4 pounds ground meat, tossed salad for 45-50, mashed potatoes, tub of butter or margarine, drinks (iced tea mix and 2 jars juice) and ice cream (2 people to donate 2 1.5 quart tubs, any flavor).  The shelter has asked if we could donate some items for shelter breakfast use.  We are asking for one gallon of milk and one dozen eggs.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or or John Merrick at or 443 336-4593.

Family Cooking for the Light House Shelter
On July 16, we prepared a great meal at the Light House Shelter! Thank you to Susan Mertes and her son, Wil, who made a flavorful & colorful salad, served fresh bread, and baked brownies for dessert. The brownies were the basis for a dessert bar which included ice cream and several toppings – what a treat! My son, Trevor, & I made two recipes of baked ziti – one sausage and one spinach – that received good reviews from the residents. A special thank you to our teenage boys who helped their moms volunteer and serve our local community. It is wonderful to donate your time and talents to those less fortunate.

We need volunteers for September 2018 and beyond! Volunteer families 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 we need 2 – 3 families to prepare a main course, side dishes, and dessert.  New families are paired up with experienced families so that no one is overwhelmed. Experienced leaders are often in attendance to support and oversee the meal preparation.   To learn more about participating or if you are interested in volunteering please contact Jill Lake at or 443-433-2373. On-line signup:

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

Confidentiality is a top priorty for Stephen Ministers. A Stephen Minister is a caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages without judgment and with complete confidentiality. You do not need to be concerned that other people will discover what you talk about with your Stephen Minister.

Would you like to receive care from a Stephen Minister or know of someone seeking care? Please contact Rev. Dion 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
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  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. 

Rector Search

Search Committee

The Search Committee begins its search grateful for the support and input from the parish and the work of the Profile Committee that will be shared with candidates applying to be our next rector. We have been meeting each week to pray for the rector search. All are welcome to join us on Sundays from 11:00 – 11:30 AM in Room 102 of the Parish House as we seek the Lord’s guidance and discernment during this important time.

A prayer for the Search Committee: O Giver of every good gift: Look graciously upon your church in this place, and so guide us to grow in commitment and service to you, to one another and to this world, that we may call a faithful pastor to join us in the ministry of this parish, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Please keep the Search Committee in your prayers and look for future updates in the coming weeks. Details are also posted at