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Midweek News- 11/2/2022
Hi <<First Name>>, welcome to LIFE @ St. Anne's. We hope this will help you keep up with all the happenings here at St. Anne's.  Have a blessed week.

I have so many things rattling around in my head this week. Sunday's Oktoberfest was ADORABLE! Yesterday was All Saints' Day. This weekend is Diocesan Convention. And who in their right mind thought Halloween on a school night was a great idea??? My brain can be a crowded and troubling place.

However, none of those things are what I'm writing about tonight. Rather, I offer us all a challenge. Yes, I know Thanksgiving isn't a church holiday but I think it is one of our most Holy days. It is a day dedicated to celebrating gratitude, love, and good food. A perfect trifecta.

Gratitude is where joy begins. My challenge to all of us is to take this month to reflect on the many things that feed our joy. Advent is coming. A season in which we prepare for the coming Christ-child. What if we prepare for that season of preparation? What if we take a moment every single day to give thanks for one thing that day? For one person who made that day possible? Today, I give thanks for you all. You make my ministry and life here in Lee's Summit a reality. I am blessed to be with you.


 Parish Life

November 3rd- Compline @ 8pm on Zoom

November 4-5th- Diocesan Convention

November 6th- Holy Eucharist 
    Reader: none Chalice: Tedd Sheets
    Greeters: Andy Danella & Dan McGrath   
    Coffee Hour: none

November 9th- Men's Group at noon at Summit Grill

November 11th- LifeLine Screening

Winter Coats/Blankets Collection- Please bring warm coats and blankets to be donated to Free Hot Soup for people experiencing homelessness. We will collect for the next 2 weeks.

Giving Sunday- For the month of November, the focus will be on St. Michael's Necessity Pantry 

Worship/Coffee Hour Server Sign Up - Click on this link to register for reading, chalice bearer, and usher for our weekly services. You can also signup for coffee hour at this link. This is an easy and meaningful way to help us worship together. If you have any issues, please let Eric or Toni know.

Prayers for the Sunday Service - Email to Toni to be included or write them on the sheet provided in the narthex.

This Week @ St. Anne's

Thursday, November 3, 8pm- Compline on Zoom

Friday & Saturday- Diocesan Convention

Sunday, November 6, 10am- Holy Eucharist 

Wednesday, November 9, noon- Men's Group at Summit Grill


Save the date...

November 11- Life Line Screening

November 20- Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service

December 4- St. Nicholas Day
Compline - is on Thursdays at 8:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 244 525 981   Passcode: compline
Our community needs YOU, check below to see how you can help. If you're interested in starting up a ministry to address a need in the community please see Meg. The real work of being the church begins when we walk out our doors.

Refugee Apartment- If you would like to join our refugee ministry team please speak with Brie

Hillcrest - Hillcrest is a transitional housing program for people who need a helping hand. St. Anne's sponsors an apartment for this program in partnership with St. Paul's Lee's Summit. Occasionally there is a need for supplies or volunteers to clean. The Hillcrest ministry is in need of items for their pantry. A list is above the white basket by the table in the Narthex.

St. Michael’s Pantry - St. Michael’s, Independence, hosts a necessity pantry providing a variety personal care items for those in our community needing assistance. This pantry can always use donations of men’s and women’s toiletry and personal hygiene items as well as dish soap and laundry detergent. Any donations should be left in the baskets located in the Narthex. The Pantry operates form 10a-2p the 1st and 3rd  Wednesday of each month.

BackSnack - St. Anne's BackSnack ministry fills 60 backpacks each week with packets of non- perishable food for children at Lee's Summit Elementary. The food is provided by Harvester's and delivered to our church by Episcopal Community Services. BackSnack meets at 1:30 on Monday.

Beds of Bags- Join us to weave plastic bags into "plarn" that will be used to make beds for people who are homeless. We weave plarn before church on Sunday morning.

Hope and Kindness Bags – Now available at the church – Keep one in your car to give to a person standing at an intersection looking for help from passing motorists. Bag includes: hand towel, wash cloth, bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, two high protein meal bars and a $5 gift certificate for McDonalds. Each bag has a greeting card with a caring message from St. Anne’s and a list of community service organization contacts for additional assistance. Please make a $10 Donation to cover the costs.
Explore the many ways you can participate in ministry at St. Anne's.
Altar Guild - The Altar Guild helps prepare the altar each Sunday for Eucharist. If you are interested in this ministry please speak with Brie Miller.

Sunday School – Our Sunday School program is offered once a month following the Youth Sunday service. The lesson and activities are child-friendly, but all ages are encouraged to stay and participate.  If you are interested in leading one of these sessions please let Meg know. You will have a $50 budget for any supplies that might be needed.
Choir - Join the Choir! No auditions or age requirements! Come practice with the choir on Sunday mornings at 9:30.

Cleaning Crew - The Cleaning Crew is a vital part of our parish that requires about 2 ½ hours and is scheduled approximately 6 times during the year. Let us know if you are interested in maintaining the homey feel of our facility. 

This Week @ St. Anne's

If you have something for the LIFE @ St. Anne's or the Sunday announcement sheet, please email that to Please send items for LIFE by Tues. at noon and Sunday Announcements by Sunday at 8:00am. 
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