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Midweek News- 10/12/2022
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've been gathering leaves and pressing them in every large book I can find. Why? Because my counselor lesson this month is about leaves and I want each student to have their own leaf to decorate and preserve. For the record, that's a lot of leaves. I thought I'd share a really rough version of that lesson with you.

The leaves we see in the fall are not leaves that have "changed". They are, in fact, the actual leaf. However, when trees are growing and producing a lot of chlorophyl they appear green. The chlorophyl masks the true leaf. I invite you to reflect on what true self is being masked. Is there a part of yourself that is hidden? And if so, what would it be like to allow your true colors to show? God created us all- in our own unique, weird, quirky ways but we feel compelled to hide that self- to cloak ourselves in bland sameness. So, let go and let God shine through.


 Parish Life

October 13th- Compline @ 8pm on Zoom

October 15th- Wedding 

October 16th- Holy Eucharist and Sunday Funday @ 10am
    Reader: Jessie Carter Chalice: Dan McGrath
    Greeters: Lee & Tricia McNutt    
    Coffee Hour: Cindy Sheets

Giving Sunday- For the month of October, the focus will be on Hillcrest Transitional Housing. 

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, October 13, 8pm- Compline on Zoom

Saturday, October 15- Wedding

Sunday, October 16, 10am- Holy Eucharist & Sunday Funday


Save the date...

October 23- Vestry

October 30- Oktoberfest- Trunk or Treat and cookout 

November 4-5- Diocesan Convention

November 11- Life Line Screening

November 20- Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service
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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