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2019 Bishop’s Visit
This Sunday, The Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton will be leading our worship services at 8:00 and 9:30 AM. There will be no 11:00 AM service that day. Instead, Bishop Sutton will be leading our Adult Forum. During the 9:30 AM service, Bishop Sutton will receive persons into the Episcopal Church.


Partners in Mission in Guatemala (PIMIG) 2019

Do you recall how great it feels to move into a new house, enjoy a repainted room or use a remodeled bathroom for the first time?  Excited!  Accomplished!  Proud!  Can you imagine how our brothers and sisters in Guatemala feel now that they have constructed 85 new latrines for their families and communities, thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the St. Anne’s congregation?  Excited!  Accomplished!  Proud!

The Partners in Mission in Guatemala (PIMIG) Latrine project has entered its second year and celebrates by encouraging YOUR participation in honor of Mother’s Day.  Please consider helping the Women’s Leadership Council of the village of Chujulimul to construct another 85 latrines this year. Each latrine and related training costs approximately $120; your gift of any amount is most welcome.

The PIMIG team will be at the back of the sanctuary for the next two weekends to share more information and to receive your donations.  You can also contribute to this effort online – go to the 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, beginning Wednesday, May, 1, 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 – 2019 Plant Sale


This year the Environmental Ministry of St. Anne’s has decided to pass on our annual plant sale to the Environmental Committee of St. Luke’s. Therefore, they will be collecting the unsold plants from the Annapolis Horticulture Society’s Farmers’ Market Sale on Saturday, May 11 and offering them for sale later that day at St. Luke’s on Bay Ridge Ave. from 2:00-5:00. The money that they make will be used for the amazing water mitigation project that they have created on the St. Luke’s property. We are encouraging our St. Anne’s parishioners to support the St. Luke’s plant sale as enthusiastically as you have always supported ours. Thank you.

Flower Mart 2019


You are invited – rain or shine – all are welcome! The Washington National Cathedral is holding a flower mart on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  We will meet in the St. Anne’s Parish House parking lot at 9:00 and drive to the cathedral.  Parking is available for $10 in the underground garage.  We will browse the flower mart and plan to depart at 3:00 PM.  Activities include: an international floral display in the cathedral; dance and musical performances throughout day; lunch/ high tea in Cathedral Tower ($40 cost); tour Bishops Garden, shop at the flower mart, tour Olmsted Woodlands and Amphitheater and visit Pollinator Garden.  Please contact Suzanne Weber at 443-221-0174 (text is better) or *protected email* if you are interested in attending with a group from St. Anne’s.  Please also specify if you wish to drive or if you wish to carpool with others. Also let us know if you would like to join a group reservation for lunch/high tea. There are many other lunch options!

Preschool for the Arts at St. Anne’s


Family Fun Run, caterpillars turning into butterflies, Wacky Wednesday, and waiting for ducklings to hatch! What a fun-filled week! We wish everyone could go to school here. PASA is the place to be!




Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be May 4 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Church Choir Room.  We will study the fifth chapter of Galatians.

Choral Vespers – Evensong!

This Sunday at 5:30 PM, join us as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter with the service of Evensong. The service will feature Henry Purcell’s “Evening Service” in g minor and will be led by Laurie Hays and members of the Choir.
Join us next Sunday evening for our last Jazz Vespers of the season. Our 5:30 service will go on a summer break starting May 26. The service will resume on Sunday, September 8.


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Children and Youth Ministry

Children and Youth Events

Little Annies Playgroup

Want to meet families with young children at St. Anne’s. Join us on Saturday, May 4 for food, play, and social time in an informal church setting. Come anytime between 10:00 AM and Noon for brunch and fun. Toddlers will have story time and active fun in the Parish Hall and in playground. Adults willl have time to meet and greet each other. Bring your friends and Join us at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. Please RSVP so we know how much food is needed. RSVP by following this link:

 Family Fun Night

You are invited to another good time with families at St. Anne’s. A Family Foyer Pot Luck Dinner and Card Game Night will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 5-7. The dinner is pot luck, but let us know what you can bring. Paper products, utensils, coffee, and tea will be provided. This is a social and fun night. Bring your favorite family card game and enjoy the fun. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing a meal! Blessings, Connie and Rev. Jess. Follow the link to RSVP:

The Sycamore Tree (Children’s Worship)

Children’s Worship will be held at the 9:30 Service. This week children will discover why Jesus told Peter to “Feed his sheep.” Who are the sheep? What do they eat?

Children’s Sunday Discovery

Children’s Sunday Discovery, our Christian education and formation for children between 3 years old and the fifth grade, happens from 10:45 AM to noon at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street.

May 5 –Celebrate the end of the year with music, hot dogs, and picnic style food in the Skylight Room.

May 12 – Our last day is an informal all group gathering to celebrate moms. We will have donuts, card making, and pansy planting.

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

Is your child a High School Senior? Email Connie and let her know! We will offer blessings and prayers at the 9:30 service. The Harrison Sayre Book Scholarship will also be awarded.

Middle and High Trip to Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

On May 18, there will be a trip to Baltimore for the matinee performance of The Diary of Anne Frank. For details contact Connie Saeger at 443-808-1361 or *protected email*. Seats are limited.

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.

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: .

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 volunteers are back to work with Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Coalition volunteers. Pictured, Bill Malicki, Nancy Wright, and Phil Reynolds on a Habitat build in Severn. For information about Habitat of the Chesapeake and 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.

To volunteer or for information, contact Nancy Greeley at *protected email* 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.

In January, St. Anne’s Episcopal Rainbow Ministry teamed up with Annapolis Pride and cooked during our Family cooking slot. Thank you to all the members of the ministry, and Annapolis Pride guests, who cooked and donated funds to pay for ingredients! Our meat and vegetarian ziti were welcomed by residents, along with colorful & flavorful salad. Fruit salad and cookies rounded out a great meal.

In February, we had teenagers in charge… Craig Stevens, Diana Philpot, Trevor Philpot, and Will Mertes. They made two kinds of lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and for dessert the beloved oven-fresh brownies. Thank you for your service to those less fortunate.


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



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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

“I was kind of sitting on the sidelines in our congregation.  Oh, I came to church every Sunday, but the rest of the week I was focused on myself.  Then Stephen Ministry came along.  When I said yes to God’s call to me for that ministry, I saw a lot of changes in my life.  Now I’m committed to caring more about others than I do about myself.  And you know what?  I’m walking a lot closer with my Lord.”  — Stephen Minister

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
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. 


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Planned Giving

Planned Giving


Planned Giving News at St. Anne’s Church:
By Peter Smith

Save the Date: On May 5, 2019, the Planned Giving Committee is holding a special event for the St. Anne’s Legacy Circle at the Light House Bistro. The focus of the event is to honor parishioners that have indicated they will be making or have made Planned Gifts to St. Anne’s. If you would like to join the Legacy Circle with the other 61 households in the history of the Parish, please contact the Rev. Richardson Libby, Vollie Melson, David Huggins, Jer Chambers, Karen Davis or Peter Smith for more details. All of these individuals are members of the Planned Giving Committee.  For their contact information, please call the parish office.