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Reconciliation Ministry Update

Members of St. Anne’s Reconciliation Ministry team met on September 4 with parishioners from St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Barbara Breeden and Mike Winn, who shared their experience with the ongoing parish history and archives project at St. Margaret’s. St. Anne’s parishioner Anne Thomas is leading the overall effort and will be coordinating the larger team with smaller working groups to address specific tasks related to healing and reconciliation as part of active engagement within our congregation and across the broader Annapolis community, including our shared history with St. Philips Episcopal Church.

An accurate understanding of St. Anne’s history, including deep wounds that were created from previous practices of systemic exclusions, is an important part of this effort to account for what has occurred in the past and living into our baptismal covenant for our present congregation. The leaders of St. Margaret’s history project shared lessons learned and ongoing efforts regarding collection, interpretation and documentation of archival documents, as well as ways to share this gathered history within the congregation and the broader community, including both digital and paper formats. For St. Margaret’s, this effort has entailed collecting more than 20,000 pieces of paper and establishing a physical archives, which will eventually be more broadly available as part of their website. Source materials from which this effort has drawn include vestry minutes, donated papers from historical collections and research of property and other records undertaken by the volunteer efforts of parishioners to help create context around the broader history of St. Margaret’s and the past treatment of parishioners of color.

 
 
 
Sunday 5:30 Service Returns October 6

On October 6 at 5:30 our Sunday evening services will resume. These services are about 30 – 45 minutes in length. Each week we will share a musical meditation (the style and type varies from week to week) as part of the service. The evening service and the music that follows are designed to give you time to “just be” before getting ready to start the next week.

 
 
 
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
 
Presently, The Daily Office is inviting new members to join this regular faithful group. For more information, contact Jer Chambers at 410-267-8023  or  jlchambers45@comcast.net
 
 
 
Foyer Potluck Dinner Kickoff

 
On Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 PM in the Parish House, we will kickoff a new season of our foyer groups. Foyer groups are an integral part of the community life at Saint Anne’s. These “dinner groups” function as a ministry of St. Anne’s by further building Christian community and fellowship among parishioners. It is a fun and easy way for parishioners to gather on a regular, informal basis, develop new friendships, and deepen old ones. New Foyer groups are formed each fall. If this sounds interesting and fun to you, please join us on the 15th. Email Carol Richards at carol.richards@yahoo.com to RSVP for this event. Attendants are asked to bring an appetizer, salad, or other dish to share, along with your beverage of choice.
 
 
 
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 September 29, October 27, November 10 and December 8. Please RSVP to Rainbow Group Coordinator, Jill Lake at jilllake3@yahoo.com by the preceding Friday to reserve enough seating.

 
 
 
2019 Men’s Retreat

Come to this year’s Men’s Retreat September 20-22 and be part of the group of men from St. Anne’s who want to become part of the Episcopalian branch of the Jesus movement. For more information on our focus, visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love.  To register to attend, email one of the retreat committee chairs: Chip Tucker coach-chip@comcast.net, Bob Nay wrnay@comcast.net or Herb Fowler hfowler5634@gmail.com. The cost of the retreat is $268.00. Mail a check to the church office with “Men’s Retreat” in the memo line. Retreat participants will receive an email in September with details, including opportunities to car pool, etc.
Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets the first Saturday of every month.  The next meeting will be October 5 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Church Choir Room.  We will study the third chapter of Ephesians.

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Children and Youth Ministry

Children and Youth Events

Little Annies Playgroup for Toddlers and Parents Join the fun and fellowship and come play at Little Annies Playgroup. This group meets in Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. There are inside toys and games, and weather permitting an outside playground.  Our next meeting will be September 21 at 9:00 AM.

 

Acolyte Training for New and Seasoned Youth St. Anne’s invites children and youth, who are in grades 2 through 12 to be worship leaders at our 9:30 AM worship service. A pizza party and training session will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. We begin in the Parish House and end in the Church. Acolytes serve about once a month. Please reply to this mail and let me know if your child will be attending or if you have questions.  Please contact Connie Saeger-Proctor if you want more information about the responsibilities of an acolyte.

 

Family Pot Luck and Game Night Let’s kick off the new season with a Family Game Night and Pot Luck Dinner. Join us on September 21 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in St. Anne’s Parish Hall at 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. Bring your favorite board game and a dish to share. Beverages, paper products, utensils, coffee, and tea will be provided. Join us for good food, friends, games, and fun. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing a meal! Please follow this link to RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FACAC23A1F85-family1

 

Children’s Sunday Discovery We will kick-off a new season of Children’s Sunday Discovery with ice cream sundaes and a game with water and Legos on September 29  from 10:45 AM to Noon.  Children’s Sunday Discovery is for children years old through the 7th grade. Come see our new space for Pre-K and Kindergarteners and learn what we will be doing this year. Take a tour of all the spaces and hear about how St. Anne’s can help your child grow in God’s love.  Last year’s pilot music program, with a few revisions, will be part of our program offering this year. If your child likes music, he/she will love this time. Come and see what we will be doing. Children’s Sunday Discovery groups begin on October 6 at 10:45 AM. For more information, please see our Children’s Ministry Flyer or contact Connie Saeger-Proctor directly.

 

Youth Ministry Young people in middle and high school and their parents are invited to help plan the 2019/2020 year. Beginning at noon on Sunday, October 13, we will meet for Mission BBQ, games, and planning. Please RSVP to Connie Saeger-Proctor.

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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 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. On September 4, we served a well-received dinner of tacos and enchiladas.  Thank you Nancy Steere, Mark Minik, Eleanor Huggins, Julie Rottkamp, Tripp Trippitelli, Monica and Bill Barry, Lynn Mortoro, Susan Fowler and Nancy Greeley.The menu is meatloaf on October 2.  We still need 3 volunteers to provide a meatloaf using 3-4 pounds of ground meat, 1 meatloaf using 3 pounds ground turkey, 6 dozen dinner rolls and a tub of butter/margarine, To volunteer, contact Nancy Greeleyat 410 224-2975 or momgreeley@aol.com or John Merrick at jayannp@aol.com

 

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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5ac2ba2fe3-stannes 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 jilllake3@yahoo.com or 443-433-2373. Many 2019 dates are still available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Light House Pantry Food Collection
 
 
 

Each of the churches that support the Light House has a month to help stock the food pantry.  St Anne’s has the month of September.  Food gets scarce during the summer months so we help get the pantry back on it’s feet.  We will pass out grocery bags at church during September.  Return your donations  to church or take them directly to the Light House.  Tell the volunteer at the shelter that you are from St. Anne’s.  We are off to a great start with 9 bags (144 pounds) of food collected at church on September 8. If you wish to make a monetary contribution, write a check to St. Anne’s and include “Light House Pantry” on the memo line.  We will use the money to purchase specific needed items

Food in the pantry is not for those living at the shelter but for our neighbors here in Annapolis who have homes but lack funds to purchase food.  Clients of the pantry see a social worker at the shelter and can get food three times a month.  The pantry has been reorganized so that clients can select the food they need.  The most needed food items are:  peanut butter, canned chicken and tuna, jelly, vegetables , canned fruit, spaghetti sauce and rice (especially brown rice).  Also needed are cold cereal, pancake mix and juice.

 
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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? 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 dthompson@stannes-annapolis.org or Lori Marchant, 443-994-5858, lorimarchant2011@gmail.com.

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 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.