Mid Week greetings July 26

Mid Week greetings July 26

Mid-week greetings July 26, 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.


Blessing of the Backpacks – Aug. 12 – Between now and our annual Blessing of the Backpacks we will be collecting basic school supplies to donate to Lee’s Summit Elementary. Supplies might include notebook paper, pencils, crayons, markers, construction paper, glue, glue sticks, 2 pocket folders, Kleenex and hand sanitizer. Stores such as Target and Wal-Mart generally have a school supply list for the various schools in the district that you can review for other suggestions.

Cleaning Crew – we are in need of another team for our clean crew. Teams clean about once every 10 weeks. It takes about 2 hours. If you are interested let us know

Display for Service Men & Women – We are still trying to put together a display of military men & women that we pray for every week. It has been decided to alter the composition of this display. We would like to include the service member’s name, branch of service and how they are connected to our parish. A picture and where they are stationed will no longer be included. In addition, we would like to include a list of our veterans. If you would send your name and branch of service and dates of service we will gladly add it to the display.

Life Line Screening – August 27 – Please sign up for a life line screening if you haven’t had one this year or pass the information along to anyone you know. Sign-up using this link. You will also find some special coupons at this site for St. Anne’s parishioners. www.LifeLineScreening.com/community-partners

Legos, Legos, Legos!!! – This fall we are going to use a new Sunday School Curriculum called Building Faith Brick by Brick. It uses Lego blocks as an extension to the week’s story. If you have any Lego blocks, mini figures, or Playmobile people that you would be willing to donate to our program please see Laura Zimmer.

St. Anne’s has gone live – As you have probably heard St. Anne’s is live streaming our Sunday services. If you miss church, you can watch us on YouTube at 10:00 . A link is provided on our website and our facebook page. As we are streamlining this process, if you get a chance to watch, share some feedback with Eric or Meg.

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.


Sunday, July 29, 10:00 – Holy Eucharist celebrated by Meg Rhodes

PARISH LIFE – save the date

August 12 – Blessing of the Backpacks

August 27 – Life Line Screening

Sept. 9 – Church in the Park @ Legacy Park

Sept. 14 – Wine tasting to choose new Communion wine

Sept. 30 – Pet Blessing

YOUTH GROUP – save the date

Afternoon Summer Gathering – August 11

Happening #78 – August 24 – 25


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/


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.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.—Matthew 5:9

Author: St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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