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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.

It seems as if winter may actually be coming to Missouri. Tomorrow begins warm and then in true midwestern fashion will bottom out to 30ish degrees. As Mark Twain said, "if you don't like the weather now wait 5 minutes and it will change." Of course, he was talking of New England but the same applies here. You have often heard or read my reflections about changing weather/seasons but here we are again. Feel free to stop reading and scroll down to our calendar.

Next Wednesday, a moving truck will arrive and take all of our stuff to our new (old) house. This marks an enormous change in the life of our family but also a homecoming. And in life we are constantly reminded that we are all moving towards home. The losses, the gains, the joys, and the sorrows all move us closer to God. The cold will come, the wind will blow, the snow will fall and a little child will come to lead us. Home.


 Parish Life

November 10th- Compline @ 8pm on Zoom

November 11th- LifeLine Screening

November 13th- Holy Eucharist 
    Reader: Tricia McNutt Chalice: Lee McNutt
    Greeters: Andy Danella & Dan McGrath   
    Coffee Hour: Lee & Tricia McNutt

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. They need toothpaste and dish soap  

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 10, 8pm- Compline on Zoom

Friday, November 11- LifeLine Screening

Sunday, November 13, 10am- Holy Eucharist 


Save the date...

November 20- Vestry and 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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