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Summer Fellowship

Our Sunday Forums and Children and Youth Discovery programs have finished for the season, but there are still plenty of opportunities for fellowship at St. Anne’s!
 
 
We are gearing up for Summer Worship with our Fellowship in the Churchyard beginning June 2. Please sign up your ministry for one or more weeks to furnish a snack to be enjoyed following the 9:30 worship service. Coffee and water will be provided. Set up and break down of the tables will be handled for you.
 
 

 

Partners in Mission in Guatemala (PIMIG) 2019

Wondering what to do for Mom this Mother’s Day?  Consider this comment by a local health worker in a village not far from those where St. Anne’s Partners in Mission in Guatemala (PIMIG) works: “Women here don’t think they have any worth and don’t feel they deserve things.  If you go to the toilet while people are watching, you lose dignity. Giving women a toilet changes the way they think about themselves. Otherwise, traditionally, they are just there to cook tortillas and have children.”

The PIMIG latrine project is now in year #2 – let’s come together and offer basic dignity to the women, children and men of Chujulimul by underwriting another 85 latrines in 2019.  The difference this convenience makes is nothing short of phenomenal.

Please join us.  The PIMIG team will be at the back of the sanctuary for Mother’s Day to share more information and to receive your donations.  You can also contribute to this effort online – go to the https://stannes-annapolis.org/ home page.  Click on “donate” at bottom left, then on “Electronic Giving” tab.  Use the box marked “Sister Parish (Guatemala)” – thank you!

 
 

 

Exciting News from the Cemetery Committee

 
 
The Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce that the brick wall that was damaged a year-and-a-half ago is being rebuilt. We were not able to save many of the bricks, as we had hoped, due to many being compromised by age. However, we are pleased to announce that Suzanne Weber and Ginger DeLuca were able to save 370 bricks to be used elsewhere in the cemetery at a later date. This wall is being partly paid for by an insurance claim and partly by a generous bequest from Emily Peake, longtime parishioner and great supporter of our cemetery.
 
Our second bit of great news is that the Verizon COW (Cell tower On Wheels) is finally gone, giving us an opportunity to begin to design an area to be used for a columbarium and meditation garden. In the near future, the cemetery committee will be asking for your input regarding what you would like that space to look like.
 
 
Bible Study

I Shall Not Die, But Live — A six-week journey through the Gospel of Luke, at 6:00 PM, in the Parish Hall. Join us as we break bread together, encounter Christ and engage in spirit-filled conversation about the Prodigal Son, the Rich Man and Lazarus and much more. Luke’s gospel is always timely, and perhaps even more so today as Jesus’ actions challenge us with questions about outreach, radical hospitality and welcoming the outsiders among us. We’ll be using an acclaimed 2017 film version produced by Lionsgate, along with supplemental readings. Amy-Jill Levine’s book, “Short Stories by Jesus”, will be one of our resources. Get in touch with Father Thompson to learn more, and tell a friend.

Environmental Ministry 

Now that we are into the spring weed season, we are republishing the recipe:

Environmentally Safe Weed Killer

  • 1 gallon of regular vinegar
  • ½ cup of table salt
  • Dissolve the salt in half of the vinegar until it is clear.
  • Add 1 tsp of Dawn dish soap and mix it in.
  • Add the rest of the vinegar.
  • Spray it on the weeds on a day when rain is not expected.

Also, just a quick reminder for you to save your natural wine corks and bring them into the parish house for recycling. The bin is just inside the front door. So far we have sent 110,319 corks (1003 pounds) to be recycled. This is an easy way to help the environment.

 
Episcopal Rainbow at St. Anne’s 

Three important events:

We are well on our way for planning St. Anne’s Welcoming Service on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 AM. We need you! Please let me know (or email Rev. Jess Sexton at *protected email*) if you are interested in being a reader (we need two), a prayer leader, or an usher (we need two). The significance of this event cannot be overstated, and we want a visible presence of the LGBT community and allies.

The Episcopal Rainbow Group will be part of the Annapolis Pride Parade on Saturday, June 29. We need volunteers for planning our entry and staffing our booth at the end of the parade across the street from St. Anne’s.

We had two engaging and fun Episcopal Rainbow brunches in March and April. We hope even more of you will come next month. Our next Harry Browne’s Brunch is May 19 at 12:30 PM.

 
Preschool for the Arts at St. Anne’s

The PASA Spring Art Gallery Grand Opening and Teacher Appreciation Week were this week! Parents were able to come see their children’s beautiful artwork created with love with Ms Lora.

Isn’t this a great self portrait of Carter Lyman? Looks just like him! We also can’t wait to celebrate our excellent and marvelous teachers! HIP HIP HOORAY!

 

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be June 2 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Church Choir Room.  We will study the sixth chapter of Galatians.

Jazz Vespers 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for Sunday’s Vespers service at 5:30 PM as we use jazz and Scripture to celebrate.  Our hymn will be Abide With Me. Our featured musician will be Noah Dion on the piano playing All Blues.

 

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Children and Youth Ministry

Children and Youth Events

The Sycamore Tree (Children’s Worship)

Children’s Worship will be held at the 9:30 Service. 

Children’s Sunday Discovery

Children’s Sunday Discovery, our Christian education and formation for children between 3 years old and the fifth grade, has ended for the season.  Join us again in the fall!

High School Graduating Seniors Blessings and Prayers, and the Harrison Sayre Award Announcement

This Sunday, we will offer blessings and prayers at the 9:30 service for all graduating seniors. The Harrison Sayre and St. Augustine Book Prize Awards will also be handed out.

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!

Very Big Story Camp Early Registration

This year First Presbyterian Church and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church is offering an early registration for VBS Camp. We are excited to announce that the dates will be July 8  to 12  from 9:00 AM to noon. Camp will begin at First Presbyterian and will end at St. Anne’s. For more information and for early registration, please follow the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FACAC23A1F85-early .

For more information or to sign up for any of the above events, contact Connie Saeger at *protected email* 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 *protected email*.

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 May 1, we served three kinds of barbeque – chicken, beef and pork plus salads and dessert.  Thank you John Merrick, Glenn and Lynn Mortoro, Monica and Bill Barry, Page Lyon, Gail Fowler, Charles Wynn, Bob Sherer, Tripp Trippitelli, Ed Simon, and Nancy Greeley.

We plan to serve chicken on June 5.  Needed are 5 volunteers to provide 20 pieces of chicken, any kind (fried, baked, barbeque, etc.)–homemade or store purchased.  We also need 2 people to provide potato salad for 20 people; tossed salad; mixed vegetables (5 bags or about 140 ounces); 5 dozen rolls; a tub of butter; drinks (2 bottles juice and iced tea mix); and dessert.  For shelter use, we also need a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. To volunteer contact Nancy Greeley at *protected email* or 410 224-2975 or John Merrick at *protected email*

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 *protected email* or 443-433-2373. All March 2019 dates and beyond are available to sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5ac2ba2fe3-stannes

 

 

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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 develops relational skills you can apply to all aspects of your life. 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

What qualifications are necessary to be a Stephen Minister? You need to be a caring person who is willing to learn, grow, and serve.  You must be willing and able to maintain confidentiality.  You need to make a commitment to training, ministry, and supervision.  If you meet those qualifications, your Stephen Leaders will equip you with the rest of what you need:  training, support, encouragement, care, and prayers.  They will make sure you succeed as a Stephen Minister.  For more information, contact Rev. Thompson.

If you would like to receive care from a Stephen Minister or know of someone seeking care, please contact Rev. Thompson *protected email* or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858, *protected email*.

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
 
Transportation Needed
 
Alexandra Pantelides, one of our parishioners, needs a ride to Sunday worship. She lives off of Cedar Ridge Court and her number is 410-280-9774. If you can help her, please give her a call, and let Father Thompson know.
 
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 *protected email*  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.