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Midweek News- 9/14/2022
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.

Today is Holy Cross Day- the day that commemorates Bishop Marcarius of Jerusalem brought about the search for and excavation of The True Cross- which was apparently found and Constantine built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. Let's not dwell too long on the veracity of this claim and more on what this might tell us about ourselves.

We obsess about items that may have been created, loved, or even touched by people we honor and we assign those items great worth and even power. If you don't believe me go see how much a Patrick Mahomes helmet goes for. Another example is that I wear the wedding/engagement ring of my mom, grandma, and great-grandmother- I never knew my dad's family and it helps me to feel connected to them. We do this because we believe that these physical items will link us to these special people. But here's the vital truth that the search for The True Cross and our obsession with acquiring mementos misses- items have no power beyond the memories and emotions they stir. It is love that we crave- mattering, belonging. Those objects are merely reflections of that longing. Don't worry so much about the wood- remember The Creator who willingly died on it for the love of you.


 Parish Life

September 15th- Compline @ 8pm on Zoom

September 18th- Holy Eucharist @ 10am, Vestry
    Reader: Tricia McNutt Chalice: Lee McNutt
    Greeters: Ed Freeman & Ted Sheets    
    Coffee Hour: Tricia McNutt

Giving Sunday- For the month of September, the focus will be on St. Michael's. Please bring men's deodorant, soap, and toothpaste.
Coffee Hour Sign Up - Click on this link to register for coffee hour. If you have any issues, please let Eric know.

Worship Server Sign Up - Click on this link to register for reading, chalice bearer and usher for our weekly services. 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, September 15, 8pm- Compline on Zoom

Sunday, September 18, 10am- Holy Eucharist, Vestry


Save the date...

October 1- Fall Clean-up Day

October 9- Pet Blessing 

October 16- Sunday Funday

November 11- Life Line Screening
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

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