Mid Week Greetings October 11

Mid Week Greetings October 11


​ Mid-week greetings October 11, 2017

The Mid-Week Greetings is a weekly newsletter detailing parish life at St. Anne’s parish, Lee’s Summit, MO. It is updated and published weekly.

PARISH LIFE

Harvesters – Saturday, Dec. 9 @ 10:00

Sunday School – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to teach so far. We still need a teacher in November and December. If you need more information contact Laura Zimmer.

Oktoberfest– Oct. 29 – Please plan to attend our annual Oktoberfest potluck. There will be games and activities for the kids and great food for everyone. There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the Narthex for food. There will be one for volunteers to oversee the games and activities coming soon.

Thanksgiving Baskets – St. Michael’s Necessity Pantry has asked us to help with Thanksgiving baskets again this year. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex on Sunday. Donations will be delivered on Nov. 17.

Narthex Floor replacement – work on the floor in the narthex will begin in early November. Watch for a sign-up sheet of activities.

If you have something for the mid-week greetings or the Sunday announcement sheet, please email that to laura. Please send Mid-week notices by Wed. at 9:00 am and Sunday Announcements by Sunday at 8:00am.

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10:00am, 19th Sunday after Pentecost – Holy Eucharist celebrated by Meg Rhodes.

Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 1:30Backsnack

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30pm, Yoga Flow, all are welcome.

PARISH LIFE – save the date

Sat., Dec. 9 @ 10:00 – Harvesters

October 29 – Oktoberfest

YOUTH GROUP – save the date

Sat., Dec. 9 @ 10:00 – Harvester’s visit

October 20-21 — Liberty Corn Maze lock in – Grace, Liberty

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please see Laura Zimmer.

Hillcrest – Hillcrest apartment cleaners are needed. This need occurs about twice to four times per year. We clean the apartment and get it ready for the next tenant. There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the Narthex. The Hillcrest ministry is in need of items for their pantry. A list is above the white basket by the table Narthex.

St. Michael’s Pantry – St. Michael’s Pantry is in need of – Toiletries; large size Depends, disposable razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap. Food items; canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, tuna one pound bags of pinto or navy beans, peanut butter, jelly. Please put your donations in the baskets under the table outside the sanctuary. Please note, the pantry is no longer distributing diapers.

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. Backpacks are packed every Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.

Episcopal Community Services– The purpose of ECS isboth in feeding the hungry, and empowering the poor to move beyond the barriers of poverty with dignity through education and job training. If you are interested in participating or supporting this ministry see the dates below. For more information check out their website: http://episcopalcommunity.diowestmo.org/

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(through August)

Total Income Actual: $97,536.47

Total Expenses Actual: $98,757.28*

Current Mortgage Balance: $266,348.29

*without the services of a full-time Priest and without paying our full Dioceses assessment.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please see Laura Zimmer.

Prayer Chain – Anyone can be a part of our prayer chain. Let us know if you want your email added to the loop. To make a prayer request or share a blessing email prayers.

Hospitality Folks are still needed to sign-up for the first and fifth Sunday of each month for food for coffee hours. If you can assist with this ministry, please sign-up on the sheet on the counter in the Narthex.

Altar Guild – The Altar Guild is looking for new members.

Choir – The choir is looking for a few more voices. No auditions or age requirements!

Cleaning Crew – Additional people are needed to help clean the church. This requires about 2 ½ hours to do the entire church and parish hall and you are scheduled approximately 6 times during the year.

Sunday SchoolTeachers for Sunday school are always needed and welcome. It is a fairly simply but crucially important ministry. There is no need to be a theological scholar. Teachers are scheduled a month at a time. Teachers are needed for 2 classes; grades 1-3 and grades 4-8. Grades 4-8 uses a curriculum published by the Episcopal church that follows the liturgy. It gives activities and guided discussion ideas. The younger class meets first with the PK-gr. 1 class to hear a story, then separates to their own classroom for discussion and activities. Materials and supplies are provided.

**St. Anne’s decals are available for a $25.00 donation to the mortgage retirement fund.

Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven; behold and tend this vine; *

Preserve what your right hand has planted. Isaiah 80:14

Author: St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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