Mid Week Greetings January 10

Mid Week Greetings January 10



Mid-week greetings January 10, 2018

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

Fellowship Christmas Card activity It’s not too late to add your Christmas card, picture, and/or letter to our parish bulletin board.

Coffee Hour – There is a new sign-up sheet for 2018 on the door to the utility closet.

Cleaning Crew – Please note there is a revised schedule posted and copies that you can pick up . The previous edition had a mix-up on the dates.

Greeters – After 15 years coordinating the greeters at St. Anne’s and most often being the greeter herself, Donna, is stepping down. Thank you so much Donna for all your years of love and attention to our members and visitors. If anyone is interested as serving as a greeter or helping to coordinate this essential ministry, please let us know.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8pm – Mark your calendars. This year there will be a gluten free option. Please sign-up in the narthex and indicate if you would like the gluten free option. This will allow planners to ensure there is plenty of food for everyone.

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, Jan. 14, 10:00 – Second Sunday after Epiphany – Holy Eucharist celebrated by Meg Rhodes

Tuesday, January 16, 1:30 Backsnack

PARISH LIFE – save the date

Sun., Jan 21– Annual meeting

Tues., February 13 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

February 14Ash Wednesday (service TBA)

Sat., February 17Vestry Retreat

Wed., February 21Bishop’s Visit

YOUTH GROUP – save the date

January 13-14 – YMC Meeting, Christ Church Springfield.

February 17-18 – NWM Snow Creek, Church of the Good Shepherd, KCMO

February 23-25 – Happening #77, Christ Church Springfield.

April 6-8 – Junior High Retreat, St. James Springfield.

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/

Financials YTD

Total Income Actual: $147,832.79

Total Expenses Actual: $151,826.77*

Current Mortgage Balance: $243,576.27

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

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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 door of the utility closet.

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.

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom is favor rests.

–Luke 2:14

Author: St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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