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Current News

Office Closed

St. Anne’s office will be closed Wednesday, August 1, for our annual staff retreat

General Convention

General Convention has come and gone, but there are plenty of questions, such as: Are we really going to revise the Book of Common Prayer? Join Father Thompson this Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 PM. in the parish hall to learn the answer and more.


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, our Daily Office of Evening Prayer 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.t1550773841sacmo1550773841c@pih1550773841c-hca1550773841oc1550773841, Bob,ten.t1550773841sacmo1550773841c@yan1550773841rw1550773841 or Herb moc.l1550773841iamg@15507738414365r1550773841elwof1550773841h1550773841

Current Volunteer and Service Opportunities

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 Kirsten Hair at gro.s1550773841ilopa1550773841nna-s1550773841ennat1550773841s@ria1550773841hk1550773841.  When signing up, please provide us with your t-shirt size.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 10.



Back to School Backpacks

Thanks to all who have signed up to help with this important program.  All 125 backpacks have been assigned! We are still accepting donations from those who did not sign up in time. Contact Howard Buskirk at 703-598-1800 or Mary Greczyn at 703-798-3676 for additional information. Backpacks should be dropped off at the Parish House or in the Church Narthex no later than Sunday Aug. 5.

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.   As of July 23 we still need:one more donation of potato salad to serve 20 – 25, one more donation of deviled eggs (36 halves), sliced tomatoes (5-7) and onions (3-4), 2 heads iceberg lettuce, a veggie and dip tray, a large jar dill pickle spears, 50 slices cheese, watermelon and 4 more donations of 12 cans 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.l1550773841oa@ye1550773841leerg1550773841mom1550773841 or John Merrick at moc.l1550773841oa@pn1550773841nayaj1550773841 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.s1550773841ilopa1550773841nna-s1550773841ennat1550773841s@nos1550773841pmoht1550773841d1550773841 or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858;  moc.l1550773841iamg@15507738411102t1550773841nahcr1550773841amiro1550773841l1550773841

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.s1550773841ilopa1550773841nna-s1550773841ennat1550773841s@nos1550773841pmoht1550773841d1550773841  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


The St. Anne’s Profile Committee is pleased to report that it presented a draft ministry portfolio to the Executive Committee of the Vestry. This profile will be used to brief clergy who may consider applying to be St. Anne’s next rector.  The Executive Committee will be refining the draft with further invited input from members of the parish. In due course, the revised portfolio will be presented to the Vestry for approval and, then, posted online by the Diocese for candidates to review.

This draft is the culmination of four months of Herculean efforts by all eight members of the committee.  Guided by prayer and after many meetings, late-night emails, conference calls and analysis, the committee met the Vestry deadline and submitted its report by the end of June.  The draft was heavily shaped by the overwhelming response of the parish to the online Survey and many meetings with small group ministries. The Profile Committee is deeply grateful for all your support and invaluable input.

The Profile Committee will now work with parish leadership to provide further details of the results of the survey and ministry meetings to all parishioners.  The Committee once again thanks all parishioners for their involvement to date in this process.

Respectfully submitted by the Profile Committee,

Robert Biddle, Chair, Phyllis Everette, Samara Firebaugh, Mary Greczyn, Scott Gregory, Doug McNitt, Paul Pope, and Courtney Spikes

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.s1550773841traeh1550773841trofl1550773841oohcs1550773841erp@o1550773841fni1550773841 to join our preschool family!