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VBS 2017

Alyssa and I are so excited about VBS this year.  The theme is “Digging for Treasure – Parables Revealed.”   Our key verse is “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.  1 John 4:7.”  It will be held July 20-July 23.  Youth grades 3-12 will meet at 2:00 on Thursday, Friday and […]
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Get Registered for VBS – now!

Just a reminder that the official deadline for VBS is this Sunday, June 28.  As of right now, I do not have very many registration forms, but I have heard that a number of folks are planning to attend.  I have to get the tshirt order in and have a head count for supplies. Please […]
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Anchored in Jesus VBS

Alyssa and I are excited about VBS this year.  The theme is “Anchored in Jesus”.  Our key verse is “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  Hebrews 6:19”.  VBS will be held July 16-19. Youth grades 4-12 will meet at 2:00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  They will
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And the Pendulum Swings….

Change,   acckkk,   no one likes it and yet everyone wants it at some point. Sometimes it comes fast and furious, sometimes it drops like a bomb, and sometimes it sneaks up on you gradually. Youth ministry can be like that. Youth ministry at St. Anne’s is definitely like that right now. In our beginnings, […]
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Merry Christmas to All

It is 11:42 on Christmas Eve.  I am sitting in my pj’s with the lights of the tree on, waiting for my “little ones” to be asleep before I put their presents under the tree.  As I sit here, I am reflecting on a remarkable service that concluded just a few hours ago.  One that […]
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Teens helping Teens

In just over two weeks our Diocese will be conducting our Annual General Convention and celebrating our 125th anniversary in Springfield, MO.  As a parallel to this event our teens will be gathering for the Diocesan Youth Gathering (DYG).  Youth from all over the diocese will be coming together to help celebrate
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Oktoberfest Preview

Why is it that having fun is so much work?  The youth spent 6 hours working this evening getting things ready for our best Oktoberfest yet.  Here is a preview for the pumpkin Auction.  I realize this seems to be coming out late in the evening, but what the heck you are all still up […]
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The St. Anne’s 3rd annual Oktoberfest event is looking to be our best yet!  Completely planned by the youth, it promises to be a very enjoyable afternoon.  Please plan to attend, bring something for our pot-luck lunch and stay to enjoy the many activities the youth have planned for the afternoon.  One more
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