Mid Week Greetings Feb. 14

Mid Week Greetings Feb. 14


​ Mid-week greetings February 14, 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

St. Michael’s Pantry –, St. Michaels Pantry can use canned fruit and canned soup which they often do not have in stock. Any donations can be placed in the baskets in the Narthex. Also, if you have a stash of plastic grocery bags that need to be recycled, St. Michaels can also use those. As always, any donations of food, toiletries or lightly use clothing will be appreciated.

Chalice Bearers & Lay Readers – we are need or a couple of more people who would be willing to serve as Chalice bearers and/or Lay Readers.

West MO Happening #77 is coming Feb. 23-25. Prayer is a very important part of Happening, which is based on Cursillo and led by and for teens and adult leaders. You can be part of it from where ever you are by clicking here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f44adab2aa0f85-77prayer Put your name in the spot(s) you’d like to pray and click submit. You can pray from anywhere, just remember the times are Central Standard. Thanks for supporting our youth, and those of us who are old but will be there anyway!

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, Feb. 18, 10:00 – 1st Sunday of Lent – Holy Eucharist by Meg Rhodes

Tuesday, Feb.19 Backsnack

Wednesday, Feb. 120 – Yoga Flow – 5:30p.m. All are welcome.

PARISH LIFE – save the date

Sat., February 17Vestry Retreat

Wed., February 21Bishop’s Visit

YOUTH GROUP – save the date

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: $155,256.57

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.

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else…– Galatians 6:4

Author: St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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