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Don’t forget that our third Sunday morning service now starts at 11:00!
The Rev. Tim Mulder will be on vacation July 12 through July 24.  
Partners in Mission in Guatemala

Mission Trip News Our 20+ year PIMIG leaders, Linda and Wayne Adamson, are traveling to Guatemala next week with Kevin Hays and others for a week-long working visit.  Please keep them and our friends in Guatemala in your prayers.

For updates on their travels, please visit our Facebook page.


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, our Outreach Steering Commitee will be hosting fellowship.


Men’s Retreat Coming in September

Many men who are committed to the work of St Anne’s are also looking for new ways to deepen the meaning of their life and faith. If you are one of us, then you will want to join us for the annual Men’s Retreat.  The retreat takes place at the Retreat House in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware from September 21 – 23, 2018 [Friday night – Sunday noon].

Watch for registration notices to be posted soon.

For more information contact Chip, ten.t1550774884sacmo1550774884c@pih1550774884c-hca1550774884oc1550774884, Bob,ten.t1550774884sacmo1550774884c@yan1550774884rw1550774884 or Herb moc.l1550774884iamg@15507748844365r1550774884elwof1550774884h1550774884

Current Volunteer and Service Opportunities

Ride Needed

Sibylle Sampson, one of our dear elders, needs a ride to our 11:00 service from her home in Ginger Cove. Her usual driver has left town for the summer. And we want to make sure Sibylle doesn’t miss out on being in God’s house with her family of faith. If you think you can help, get in touch with Father Thompson at gro.s1550774884ilopa1550774884nna-s1550774884ennat1550774884s@nos1550774884pmoht1550774884d1550774884. You will be blessed!

Holy Water Stop!

St. Anne’s Holy Water Stop!

Friends, St. Anne’s is joyfully hosting a water stop for the Annapolis 10-miler (A10) on August 19!  Join us for a morning of fun and fellowship as we are delighted to fill 5000 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, 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 email Phyllis Everette at moc.l1550774884iamto1550774884h@21e1550774884jp1550774884.  When signing up, please provide us with your t-shirt size.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 10.



Back to School Backpacks

The Back to School Backpack program has begun!  Once again, we hope to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for 125 needy children (Kindergarten through 5th Grade) at Annapolis Elementary School.  A bulletin board has been set up in the Narthex with the names and grades of the children in need of the backpacks. If you prefer not to shop for a backpack and school supplies, cash donations to the program are welcome.  All backpacks need to be dropped off at the Parish House or to the church Narthex no later than Sunday, August 5. Contact Howard Buskirk at 703-598-1800 and Mary Greczyn at 703-798-3676 or moc.l1550774884iamg@1550774884gyram1550774884bdraw1550774884oh1550774884 for additional information.

Light House Shelter
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.

St. Anne’s and the Men’s Huddle prepare and serve the evening meal at the Light House shelter the first Wednesday of every month. Our next dinner will be our annual cookout on August 1.  Our next dinner will be our annual cookout on August 1.  We need 3 people to donate 20 hamburgers and rolls, 2 people to provide coleslaw or potato salad for 25, two donations of deviled eggs (36 halves), a vegetable and dip tray, sliced tomatoes (about 7 or 8) and onions (3 or 4), 2 heads iceberg lettuce, 50 slices cheese, a large jar of dill pickles, watermelon and 5 more people to donate a 12 pack of soda – any kind. We’re asking for 6 volunteers to provide 12 cans of soda – any kind. We will also need people willing to work the grill.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or moc.l1550774884oa@ye1550774884leerg1550774884mom1550774884 or John Merrick at moc.l1550774884oa@pn1550774884nayaj1550774884 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 *protected email* or 443-433-2373. On-line signup:

Habitat for Humanity

Anne Arundel Faith Coalition members, Dave Schultz and Linda Silva, accept Habitat Chesapeake’s Faith Partner of the Year award alongside Habitat Chesapeake CEO, Mike Posko and Habitat Chesapeake Board Chair, Kim Sherman.

At an awards ceremony honoring Habitat for Humanity volunteers and donors, St. Anne’s was honored as a member of the Anne Arundel Faith Coalition, which received the Faith Partner of the Year award.

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 gro.s1550774884ilopa1550774884nna-s1550774884ennat1550774884s@nos1550774884pmoht1550774884d1550774884 or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858;  moc.l1550774884iamg@15507748841102t1550774884nahcr1550774884amiro1550774884l1550774884

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 gro.s1550774884ilopa1550774884nna-s1550774884ennat1550774884s@nos1550774884pmoht1550774884d1550774884  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

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

Profile Committee


Thank you to all who have been participating in the Profile Committee’s efforts to gather views from as many parishioners as possible as we develop a Ministry Portfolio which will reflect the state of the congregation and our vision for the future. The St. Anne’s Parish Community Survey 2018 closed on May 20, with 407 responses received. Committee members also have held a wide range of meetings across the parish with numerous ministries to gather in-person feedback on how they see St. Anne’s today and into the future. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are distilling and analyzing these important insights from our congregation to develop the Ministry Portfolio and to summarize the underlying data and gathered impressions.  Check our website for updates in the near future:

Respectfully, Bob Biddle, Chairperson, Profile Committee

For more information on our Rector Search, click here.


Preschool for the Arts at St. Anne’s

Looking for an engaging preschool where your child can grow, create, explore and imagine? PASA has limited openings in our Thrilling Three’s and Fabulous Four’s classes for Fall 2018! Give us a call today at 410-268-9010 or email gro.s1550774884traeh1550774884trofl1550774884oohcs1550774884erp@o1550774884fni1550774884 to join our preschool family!