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Receptionist Needed!

 

St. Anne’s is looking for a receptionist on Mondays from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are able to assist with this position, please contact Val Jones at 443-808-1362 or *protected email*
 

 

Bless ~ Walk ~ Play

Join with friends on a tiny Celtic pilgrimage of blessing – all are welcome!
 
Gather at St. Anne’s Church, enjoy a Celtic blessing together and carry it each step of the way, with each “hello” and each “good morning.” In teams we will walk as far as is comfortable. Remember to play! Friends welcome! On Wednesday, May 22 we will start at 9:00 AM and finish by 10:30 AM. For more information – Heather Strang 443-995-3820.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,  the rains fall soft
upon your fields and until we meet again,  may God hold you in the palm of
His hand. Celtic blessing
 
 
 
A blessing is a circle of light
drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen.
It would be lovely if we could
rediscover our power to bless one another. I believe each of us can bless. When
a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the plenitude flows
into our hearts from the invisible neighborhood of loving kindness. In the
light and reverence of blessing, a person or situation becomes illuminated in a
completely new way. In a dead wall a new window opens, in dense darkness a path
starts to glimmer, and into a broken heart healing falls like morning dew. It
is ironic that so often we continue to live like paupers though our inheritance
of spirit is so vast. The quiet eternal that dwells in our souls is silent and
subtle; in the activity of blessing it emerges to embrace and nurture us. Let
us begin to learn how to bless one another. Whenever you give a blessing, a
blessing returns to enfold you.  John O’Donohue

 

Whole Parish Party

Linda Walker and Tim Mulder 

 
St. Anne’s Vestry and the Foyer Groups invite the whole parish to a family event honoring Father Tim Mulder, and his wife Linda. Sunday, June 9, from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Please bring an appetizer to share and a beverage of your choice. Dessert will be provided. Please RSVP to Betty Creighton by June 5.
 

 

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.
 
 

 

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.
 
 
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.

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

What a tremendous school year it has been!  We are so grateful for all of our PASA students, families, and faculty.  Last week, we enjoyed wonderful performances by all the children in our famous Arty Parties and Spring Arts Programs.  They were incredible!  This week, we end the school year with a band concert and our endearing preschool graduation.  Come visit us and see what you are missing!

 

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.

An Order for Compline

The ancient Order for Compline is held on the third Sunday of each month at 5:30 PM. Based upon the traditional evening liturgy of scripture, music, prayers, and silence, this short service is sung in the candlelit space of St. Anne’s and led by a group of women from the St. Anne’s community. Everyone is welcome.

The special anthem this month is “Ave Verum Corpus” by the French composer and pianist, Francis Poulenc; who lived from 1899 to 1963. The translation of the Latin text is “Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, having truly suffered, sacrificed on the cross for mankind. Here is a link to a performance of the piece.

 

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Children and Youth Ministry

Youth Award Winners

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce that Drew Loughlin is the 2019 recipient of the Harrison Sayre award.  Drew is graduating from Key school and heading to Davidson College in the fall. Drew had been a regular attendant at services during his high school years.  He has been very involved with children in the community.  He helped start a chess club for children at Centro de Ayuda and teaches children every Wednesday night while their parents are working to become citizens.  He also has been a counselor at summer camp at Wellness House helping children whose families have been affected by cancer. Among other volunteer efforts, Drew has helped at Anne Arundel Food County Bank.  All this is in addition to his school work and activities.

 

 

 

The Awards Committee is also pleased to announce that Frankie Frazee is the recipient of the Saint Augustine Book Prize.  Frankie is graduating from Broadneck High School and heading to University of Vermont.  She has an impressive GPA and is a member of numerous honor societies and service groups. She has been active in church activities and in the community. She has participated in youth group activities and been a counselor at Vacation Bible School. Frankie is about to receive her Girl Scout Gold Award . The Gold Award is the equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award.  Frankie has an ongoing project with the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis.  She also went on the Guatemala Mission trip two summers ago and said it was a life-changing experience.

Both awards are intended to assist with the cost of college textbooks.

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!

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.
 
We plan to serve chicken on June 5.  We still need 3 more volunteers to provide 20 pieces of chicken, any kind – baked, fried, barbeque, etc., store purchased or homemade.  We also need tossed salad, mixed vegetables (5 bags or about 140 ounces), drinks (2 jars juice and iced tea mix), potato salad for 20 (about 4-5 pounds purchased), and dessert.  For shelter use we are asking for 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 Ministers meet privately with one care receiver of the same gender. 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

Stephen Ministers care for people facing tough times.  We all experience challenges in life — times when we could benefit from care and support.  Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty.

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.