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Ginger DeLuca, St. Anne’s Parishioner, Cemetery Committee
St. Anne’s Cemetery: Our 229 Year History

Linda Adamson, Al Collins and Ginger DeLuca are vestry members who are chairing the St. Anne’s Cemetery Committee. Their presentation will focus on our cemetery’s 229 year history, what we have been working on over the past year and our vision for the future of the cemetery as St. Anne’s works to care for the people of Annapolis from cradle to grave.

Hammond Harwood Tour of St. Anne’s Cemetery

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Rachel Lovett, curator and assistant director of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum, will be leading a tour of St. Anne’s Cemetery with an emphasis on the occupants and artisans who lived and worked in the great house and are now buried in our cemetery. On this interactive cemetery tour, visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called this house home. Stories of love, tragedy and fellowship will be unearthed in this hour-long tour through the winding hills of the burying ground. Participants will receive a half hour admission ticket to the Hammond-Harwood House Museum as well.

The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for members of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum; 20% of the profits from this tour will go toward the preservation of the cemetery.

The tour will meet at the corner of Northwest and West Washington Street at the upper entrance to St. Anne’s Cemetery.



St. Anne’s Winter Gear for Kids

Are you reaching for your warm jacket or coat these days?  Will you help a child who needs a warm jacket, coat, or winter boots?  You can help a child by providing winter gear for Pre-K through 5th grade children at Annapolis Elementary School.  St. Anne’s has a special relationship with these children already:  you provided school supplies in backpacks; food for the Backpack Buddy program; and many of you tutor at the Stanton Community Center.  Coats and winter gear for growing children is an annual need not met through other community efforts.

Here is how this ministry will work:  At morning services on November 3, you can select a tag with a child’s name, choice of gift, size, etc.  The goal is for each child to receive a coat, fleece jacket, or winter boots, plus a book and math cards for their grade level.  Do not wrap the gifts; place them in a shopping bag and attach the tag.  Bring the bag to church and give it to a volunteer on November 10 or November 17.

The families will receive winter gear for their children Thanksgiving week – before snow flies!  Questions?  Contact Ann Carlson at or 301-502-1873.



Becoming a Beloved Community

Join St. Anne’s and St. Philip’s for the Becoming Beloved Community anti-racism training on November 16 from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM at St. Philip’s Parish, 730 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. The Diocesan Canon for Mission, The Rev. Canon Chris McCloud, will lead this workshop for our parishes. This special offering is for both St. Anne’s and St. Philip’s parishioners to share and hear about our past and our hopes for the future. Here is the form to register:   May God’s blessings be upon us as we do this holy work!



Thurifers Needed!

If you love incense and always wanted to swing a thurible, here is your chance! St. Anne’s is recruiting thurifers to serve at the 11:00 AM service each week. Training will be provided on November 10 following the 11:00AM service. For more information, please contact Father Dion at or 443-808-1366.

Evening Prayer

Did you Know? St. Anne’s holds services open to the public five days a week with the Daily Office of Evening Prayer at 5:30 Monday through Friday. This lay led service which has been offered for over 30 years is managed by two or three parishioners regularly. Stop in the church any day at 5:30 PM and end the day in a very special way.

The Sanctuary Lamp burns this month to the glory of God and in loving memory of former Daily Office of Evening Prayer Leaders:

Scotty Beckner
Jack Ladd Carr
Jack Cryan
Glenwood Gibbs
Philip D. Hale
Dr. Felix Heald
Mary Sutton Heald
Richard Israel
Dodo Jacobs
Clay Jones
Harry Jones
Stewart Knower
Naomi Kinard
Alan Kiepper
Ranlet Lincoln
Shirley McFadden
Dr. Weems McFadden
Dr. Betty Stuart McNulty
Gene J. McNulty
The Rev. A. Pierce Middleton
The Rev. J. Winfree Smith
Helen Stone
Suzanne Sullivan
William Turpin
Frances Walker
Dr. Stuart Walker
Presently, The Daily Office is inviting new members to join this regular faithful group. The new members will be commissioned during the 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM services on Sunday, November 24. For more information, contact Jer Chambers at 410-267-8023  or
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Fall is the time of year when the parish’s Nominating Committee gets busy.  When we hold our next parish annual meeting on Feb. 2, 2020, we will elect five members of the Vestry and two new delegates and two alternates to our Diocesan convention.  The Church’s by-laws state that “Every Voting Member of St. Anne’s Parish 18 years or older shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Vestry.”  A Voting Member of St. Anne’s Parish is defined in the by-laws as someone who is 16 years of age or older, lives in Maryland, has been a Member of St. Anne’s Parish for no less than six months prior to the day of voting (Feb. 2, 2020), whose baptism has been entered on St. Anne’s Parish Register, and who has for the past calendar year contributed to the stewardship campaign or be otherwise on the books of the Treasurer as a contributor.  The Vestry of St. Anne’s administers the temporal affairs of the parish.  If you are interested in serving St. Anne’s as a member of the Vestry or as a delegate to the annual convention in May 2020, or if you’d like to nominate someone, please contact committee chair, Katherine Hilton at
Episcopal Rainbow Group

The Episcopal Rainbow Group at St. Anne’s invites the parish community to join them for brunch and fellowship at Harry Browne’s following the 11:00 AM service on October 27, November 10 and December 8. Please RSVP to Rainbow Group Coordinator, Jill Lake at by the preceding Friday to reserve enough seating.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be November 2 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the library at the Parish House.  We will study the fifth chapter of Ephesians.

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Sunday 5:30 Service 

Sunday evening services have resumed at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 5:30 PM. Each service will feature a musical prelude, followed by a short service of prayers and meditations and will conclude with a musical offering. The musical theme and content will change from week to week. The service and music will last 30-45 minutes. These services are a perfect way to re-set and have some quiet time before jumping into the week ahead.

October 27 – Sung Compline
 Compline is a beautiful quiet service for the end of the day. The women of the choir lead by organist Carolene Winter will offer this candlelit service on Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 PM.
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Children and Youth Ministry

Children and Youth Events

Sunday Discovery

Sunday Discovery begins at 10:45AM at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. Our end time is noon. 

Little Annies Playgroup

Join the fun and fellowship and come play at Little Annies Playgroup. This group meets in the Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. There are inside toys and games, and weather-permitting, an outside playground. Our next gathering is Saturday, October 19. Come anytime between 10:00 AM and noon for brunch and fun. In addition to play, children will have story time and adults will have time to meet and greet each other and new families. Bring your friends and join us. To help us know how much food to bring, please RSVP at:

Family Gatherings

Would you like to get to know other St. Anne’s families? Here is a chance to sign up for small group gatherings with church families outside of church. Come to a potluck supper in the Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street on October 19 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and sign up for a group. Groups will meet in homes, parks, or places that the host family designates. The purpose of the group is informal, social, and building Christian community. You do not have to host a group to join a group. Bring a dish to share and join us. RSVP at:

Questions about children, youth, and family ministry or how you can participate in ministry? Contact Connie Saeger-Proctor, Minister for Congregational Life, at 443-808-1361 or

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Current Volunteer and Service Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity

Five years ago, volunteers from St. Anne’s and other churches in the Anne Arundel Interfaith Coalition started renovating a house at 123 Clay Street.  There were many starts and stops, as foundation issues had to be resolved and money raised to continue the work, but finally the house was completed this past summer.  The new homeowner is a young single mother, Jessica, who will share the home with her three year-old daughter.  Jessica has completed the application requirements and put in her sweat equity hours alongside our hard-working volunteers.  Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is now ready to hand over the keys to Jessica and would like the community to join our volunteers in a celebration and dedication on Saturday, December 14, at 12:00 PM at 123 Clay Street, just blocks from St. Anne’s.  For more information and to register for free tickets to attend the dedication, contact Linda Silva at

Light House Shelter
Cooking for the Light House

St. Anne’s and the Men’s Bible Study group prepare and serve the evening meal at the Light house the first Wednesday of every month. We cook our items at home and gather at the shelter at 5:00 to set us and serve at 6:00. After all the guests are served, we get a plate of food to sit with the residents to eat and converse. Some volunteers drop off their dinner items but most stay to help serve. Thank you everyone for volunteering for our meatloaf dinner at the Light House on October 2.  Providing food and serving are many of our regulars and we welcome some new volunteers.  Thanks to you we have just about everything we need to serve the meal.

On October 2, we served meatloaf.  Thank you Linda Silva, Sheila Williams, Page Lyon, Eleanor Huggins, Monica and Bill Barry, Jean and Harry Jaecks, Sally Garrett, Lynn Mortoro, John Merrick and Allison Cordell.

On November 6, we plan to serve a spaghetti dinner. On November 6, we plan to serve a spaghetti dinner. Still needed are 3 more donations of spaghetti sauce to serve 10-12, 10 pounds spaghetti noodles (uncooked), one more donation of 3-4 dozen meatballs, 4 loaves of French bread and a tub of butter/margarine, 8 oz. jar/can parmesan cheese, drinks (iced tea mix and 2 jars juice) and dessert. We also need a half-gallon of milk and a dozen eggs for shelter use. To volunteer, contact Nancy Greeley at 410-224-2975 or or John Merrick at



Family Cooking for the Light House 
Thank you to the McNitt family for volunteering and cooking on July 15! It is only through volunteers our ministry remains successful and viable. Please consider volunteering and sign up here: The St. Anne’s Family Cooking at the Light House Shelter 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 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. Children 11 years old and over are welcome to participate in family cooking. I am always looking for volunteer families to come prepare, cook, and serve a meal for approximately 60 residents. 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 or 443-433-2373. Many 2019 dates are still available.
Light House Pantry Food Collection

Thank you everyone for your contributions to the food collection for the pantry at the Light House.  At the beginning of September, the shelves were almost bare.  During the month of September, we took 67 bags of food to the shelter directly from the church.  In addition, many people told me they had taken bags directly to the Light House, including one couple who purchased a number of cases of food from Sam’s Club. As of September 30, monetary donations totaled $360.  We will use this to purchase food still needed during the fall.

Food is always needed.  Even though we are no longer collecting food at church, you can take your donations directly to the Light House any time.  You may also, if you wish, donate money.  Make out a check to St. Anne’s and put “Light House pantry” on the memo line.

The food in the pantry is not for those living at the shelter but for those who have homes but lack funds to purchase food.  The pantry has been reorganized so that clients can select the food they need.  Individuals see a Light House social worker and can then get food up to 3 times a month.  Some need help regularly  and some come once to help get them through a tough spot in their lives.

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Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities

The Caregiver’s Voice
 A Newsletter Specifically for People Caring for Family, Friends, & Neighbors

The Caregivers’ Voice is a quarterly publication of the AA County Department of Aging and Disabilities’ National Family Caregiver Support Program. Contact us at: (410) 222-4336/4339 or at Caregiver Support.

Click here for the latest edition of this newsletter.

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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? Once trained and commissioned, Stephen Ministers meet twice a month to give and receive peer supervision, which is necessary to help them provide quality care and grow as caregivers. .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 or Carol Leach, 410-263-1752.

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  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.