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Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

 

On June 23 at the 9:30 service, a bagpipes and drums band, accompanied by banner and flag carriers, and sponsored by The St. Andrew’s Society of Baltimore, will participate in the annual ‘Kirkin’ (blessing, or literally, “churching”) o’ the Tartans ceremony at St. Anne’s. Tartans are woven plaid fabrics, with colors and stripes arranged in a distinct pattern to represent a particular Scottish clan. During the service, tartans are brought to the altar for a blessing, and the bagpipe band plays in the church.

 
 
St. Anne’s Episcopal Rainbow Group 

Celebrate Our Diversity and Welcoming Spirit with Us! 

St. Anne’s Episcopal Rainbow Group invites you to participate with us in Annapolis Pride’s Inaugural Parade on Saturday, June 29 at 12:00 PM.

St. Anne’s Episcopal Rainbow Group is walking in the parade to let all parade attendees know, especially LGBTQ+ individuals, we are a welcoming and inclusive church for all. All St. Anne’s clergy, staff, committees, and the entire congregation is invited to walk with the group in a show of solidarity; a demonstration of our diversity; and our committed welcoming spirit. Use this link to sign up for our booth at the festival: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844A5AC2BA2FE3-stannes1

The parade starts at Amos Garrett Blvd. and proceeds along West Street to Calvert St. The route is 0.4 miles long and is expected to last about 45 minutes. Please join us!

 

 

Inaugural Welcoming Service

 

Join us for our inaugural Welcoming Service on June 30 at 9:30 AM. This service will celebrate how our church is a welcoming and loving community of faith in Annapolis. We will reaffirm our baptismal vows promising to love and respect the dignity of every human being. We will have a guest preacher, The Rev. Sheila McJilton, the Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Laurel, Maryland. St. Anne’s Rainbow Group will be handing out rainbow pins for those interested in wearing one.
 
 

 

KAIROS Prison Ministry

“I was in prison and you visited me”  Matthew 25:36

Parishioners Ford Rowan and Chip Tucker will be serving on a KAIROS weekend from June 20-23.  KAIROS Prison Ministry seeks to bring the love of Christ into the lives of those who are incarcerated.  As Ford and Chip prepare to go into Jessup Correctional Institute (JCI), they are asking for your prayers for that weekend.  The team hopes to be held up in prayer around the clock.  There’s an online prayer vigil schedule for the weekend that can be found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4eaeaa2aa6fc1-jci4 .  Please consider signing up for a time slot.  Through your prayers, you can help bring God’s light into a very scary and dark place.

 
 

 

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.

 
 
 

 

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 June 1 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)

Don’t forget to sign-up your child for Very Big Story Camp, and your middle and high school youth for Jr. Counselors. 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.

Middle School Mission Trip to Appalachia

Be the Peace – Thus you shall salute him: “Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.” 1 Samuel 25:6

 Appalachia Service Project (ASP).   First Presbyterian Church and St Anne’s will come together this summer and head to Jonesville, VA to serve the local residents on a much-needed service project in their community. For more information check out the link below.   RSVP to Miss Good if you are interested in participating!  SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration and $175.00 non-refundable deposit cutoff is Wednesday, February 27. However if all the slots are filled we will cutoff registration earlier. 

Who:  Middle school students, who have completed the 6th-8th grades with adult chaperones. We have 10 youth slots available.

What:  Learn about and provide service and home repair to a family in Central Appalachia with JAM. https://www.asphome.org/jam/#more

Where:  We will be housed for this program at the ASP-owned facility in Jonesville, Virginia and travel to a family’s home.

Cost: $325/person/week. This cost will cover food, housing, programming, construction tools, and materials for your entire week of service. Scholarships available. $175 due at registration, and $150 is due by July 1. Please note: Transportation costs will be funded by fundraisers and both congregations.

Why:  ASP offers Middle school students a chance to complete hands-on service and sets them up to continue to serve throughout their lives. At ASP, they are able to truly make a difference for both local homeowners and the community with meaningful projects, while still having age-specific programming in place. We firmly believe that young people can change the world, so come join us soon and see for yourself!

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 provide and cook the evening meal at the Light House 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 June 5, we served a chicken dinner with several kinds of chicken (baked, fried, barbeque, etc)  Thank you John Merrick, Tripp and Carol Trippitelli, Gail Fowler, Monica and Bill Barry, Mark Minik, Lynne Mortoro, Fran Spector, Bob Sherer, and Page Lyon.

Our next meal is July 3.  Since it is so close to July 4, many volunteers will be away.  We are trying to keep the meal simple with little or no cooking at the shelter.  We need 2 people to provide a spiral cut ham, coleslaw for 40 people, macaroni and cheese, 5 dozen rolls and a tub of butter, tossed salad, drinks (iced tea mix and 2 jars juice) and dessert.  As always, the shelter needs a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs for breakfasts. 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? Stephen Minister training. Teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-Centered emotional and spiritual care to others.

.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.