Mid Week Greetings April 4

Mid Week Greetings April 4


Mid-week greetings April 4, 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

Display for Service Men & Women – Every week we pray for a number of service men & women during the Prayers of the People. Many of us would like to more about these folks other than just their name. Sandra Haight is working on a display that would include a picture of these individuals, their branch of service, where they are stationed, and how they are connected to St. Annes. If you know any these people would you please email the above information and bring in a picture of them she will put together a display on one of the bulletin boards is the hallway outside the sanctuary. A printed picture is preferred, but if you only have a digital image with no way to print it, we can find a way to make that happen.

Men’s Group – Wednesday, April 11 – Legend of Asia in Blue Springs at noon.

Matching grant for mortgage – an anonymous donor has committed to matching any contributions toward paying off the church mortgage, up to $10,000.

Chalice Bearers & Lay Readers – For anyone who might be considering serving as a Chalice Bearer or a Lay Reader, let me explain how it works! You can be either or all! You can read only the Lessons, or only the Prayers of the People. You can be a Chalice Bearer without being a Lay Reader. So if you are interested in serving but have questions, please let’s talk!! We’d love to have you!! Toni Boehm

Garage Sale Fundraiser – We’re planning to have a yard sale to raise $ to put toward the mortgage. We’re in the early planning stages, but if you could set things aside that you’d like to donate while you’re spring cleaning we’ll be collecting things as the sale gets closer. Please don’t bring them to the church yet. We’ll let you know when we’re ready. If you have a suggested sale price for an item, please mark it. If not, we’ll likely let the customers make us offers. Please no old TVs. Thanks!

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, April 8, 10:00 – 2ne Sunday of Easter – Holy Eucharist by Meg Rhodes

Tuesday, April 10 Backsnack

Wednesday, April 11– Yoga Flow – 5:30p.m. All are welcome

PARISH LIFE – save the date

May 4 – Life Line Screening

YOUTH GROUP – save the date

Camp Wemo – June 3-8

Missionpalooza – July 23-29

Happening #28 – August 24-26

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/

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.

“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” John 11:9-10

Author: St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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