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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 khair@stannes-annapolis.org.
 
 
 

 

Back to School Backpack Program 2019

 

Although summer vacation has just begun for many our students, planning is already under way for our Back to School Backpack program, which begins in July.  We will provide backpacks filled with school supplies for 130 children in need (Kindergarten through 5th Grade). Of these, 118 students are from our neighbor, Annapolis Elementary School, and 12 are from elsewhere in the county where there is also a need.  Beginning July 7, a bulletin board will be set up in the Narthex with the names and grades of the children in need of the backpacks. Parishioners are encouraged to take one or more of the names and shop for the backpack and school supplies that will be listed on each individual name card.  Please be sure to put your name and phone number on the signup sheet, alongside the name of the child you select.  Cash donations to the program are also welcomed.  The money will be used to purchase much needed additional supplies, such as school uniforms for those who need assistance or supplies for families who join AES later in the school year.  Filled backpacks can be returned to St. Anne’s no later than Aug. 11. Contact Howard Buskirk at 703 598-1800 and Mary Greczyn at 703-798-3676 or howardbmaryg@gmail.comfor additional information.

 
 
 

 

EfM: Education for Ministry

A program of Theological Education by Extension

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 September 2019 and end in June 2020. We are recruiting those interested in this kind of serious religious study. The enrollment fee is $375. To register, for more information, or to request a prospectus please contact Meg Kimble, EfM Diocesan Coordinator at 410-349-7347 or email meg.kimble@verizon.net or visit the EfM webpage at http://efm.sewanee.edu/

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.

EfM has been a part of the adult education program at St. Anne’s for many years. . Every baptized person is called to ministry. During the service of confirmation we ask God to “Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them.” The Education for Ministry Program (EfM) provides people with an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service and carry out their ministries.

 
 
 

 

2019 Men’s Retreat

September 20 – 22, 2019 at the Memorial House in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

 
St. Anne’s men are responding to Bishop Curry’s challenge to commit to The Way of Life by focusing on it at the Men’s Retreat. We will study the seven topics of this
process and consider how to begin to write a Rule of Life for ourselves. For more information, click here.
 
 

 

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be July 6 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Church Choir Room.  We will study the sixth chapter of Galatians.

 

Women’s Retreat

 

Children and Youth Ministry

Children and Youth Events

Very Big Story Camp (Children and Youth)

This year’s  camp will be held July 8 to 12, from 9:00 AM to noon. We are pleased that this year we will have more music and art. If your child or youth plays a musical instrument, likes doing skits, enjoys singing, enjoys art, and wants to reflect on God’s awesome love, you don’t want to miss this year’s camp!  Sign-up using our Sign-Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FACAC23A1F85-early .

New Acolyte, Youth Lector Sign-Up

We are recruiting young people to be acolytes and readers (lectors) for the 9:30 AM service. Acolytes need to be no younger than rising second graders and Lectors must be good readers. We will offer training mid-June. If your child is interested, please  let Connie know.

Sycamore Tree (Children’s Worship)

The Sycamore Tree will be held at the 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM services through the summer.

For more information or to sign up for any of the above events, contact Connie Saeger at clsaeger@stannes-annapolis.org or 443-808-1361.

 

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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 momsmail2@gmail.com.

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 August 7 we are having our annual cookout.  If the weather is reasonable, we will cook and eat outside.  If it is HOT we will still grill outside but everyone will eat in the air conditioning.  For the cookout we will need 3 volunteers to provide 20 hamburgers and rolls, 2 donations of 30 hotdogs and rolls, 2 pots of baked beans for 20, 2 donations of potato salad for 20, 2 people to provide 36 halves of deviled eggs, 50 slices of cheese, tomato slices and a head of iceberg lettuce, large jar dill pickles, 2 large bags chips, watermelon and drinks.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered on July 3.  We were a small but dedicated crew. Thank you Page Lyon, Monica and Bill Barry, Sharon McElfish, Eleanor Huggins, Katherine Haas, John Merrick and Nancy Greeley

To help, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or momgreeley@aol.com or John Merrick at jayannp@aol.com

 
 
Family Cooking for the Light House 
 
 

The St. Anne’s Family Cooking at the Light House  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 monthly 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.

I am always looking for volunteer families to come prepare, cook, and serve a meal for approximately 60 residents. Children 11 years old and over are welcome to participate in family cooking. 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 jilllake3@yahoo.com or 443-433-2373. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5ac2ba2fe3-stannes

 

 

Women’s Retreat

 

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? You feel a special bond with those in your class – experiencing real Christian community. 

.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 dthompson@stannes-annapolis.org or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858, lorimarchant2011@gmail.com.

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 dthompson@stannes-annapolis.org  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.