(Updated 8.10.17 for Sunday, August 13th)
FOCUS OF THE MONTH: Parish Life
- Visiting Today? Welcome to St Anne's. You will find a card that describes our Sunday service in the pew rack in front of you. During the announcements, you will be invited to identify yourself as a visitor - please know you will not be asked to stand or to speak, we simply want to provide you with a visitor's bag. We invite you to sign our visitor's book located in the Narthex before you leave today. Please join us in Miller Hall following the service for a time of fellowship and to meet our clergy. We are so glad you chose to join us this morning!
FOCUS OF THE MONTH: Parish Life
- Youth Group: Youth in grades 6-12 meet on Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Meetings begin with fellowship and a light meal or snack followed by an activity. Our time together includes discussions on topics related to the lives of Christian teenagers today, community service projects, praise and worship time, and fun community-building activities. The youth of our parish participate in diocesan events such as lock-ins, mission trips, and summer camps as well as national events such as 30 Hour Famine. Contact Sue Mills for more info.
- Youth Group will start again on Wednesday, Sept 6th! Youth Group is offered for students in 6th-12th grade. Invite a friend and come see what it's all about! Details for the kick off evening will be sent out by email or available at stannes.us > Ministry Teams > Youth Group.
- Coffee Hour - A time of hospitality among members and visitors after every service. People are needed to bring refreshments, help with cleanup is appreciated but not required. Contact Dcn Mary Lynn or the office for more info.
- Coffee Hour HELP WANTED! We continue to have coffee hour during the summer months. Its a great time to get together with people who are new to our church and with those who usually attend the "other" service on Sundays! Please bring treats to share (in disposable containers) - there is a sign up sheet in Miller Hall between the two serving windows of the kitchen.
- Friends of St. Benedict: We study the Rule of St. Benedict to learn how to integrate the Benedictine principles of prayer, listening, community, and balance in our everyday lives. Meet the first Thursday of the month, 6:00pm to 8:00, which includes a simple meal. Contact Dcn. Mary Lynn or Armida Zapien for more info.
- Women’s Ministry: The mission of the Women's Ministry of St. Anne's is to deepen our Spiritual growth in Christ through relationships, active community participation and service to others.We meet 8 to 10 times a year sometimes after the 10:00 am service. We may meet several times in one month when we have an event coming up.President of the group is Rachel Annis for contact information 920-429-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Women's Ministry Upcoming Events: Dear women of St. Anne's, you are invited to join us for our upcoming programs. On Saturday, October 7 we will be hosting a Women's Fall Retreat intitled, "Simplicity and Balance: The Wisdom of St. Benedict," from 9am to 3pm. Our facililtator will be Deacon Mary Lynn Adams and will include a salad and dessert luncheon. Tickets will be on sale starting August 13 in the Miller Ministry Hall at a cost of $10 or $12 at the door. Please consider joining us and inviting family members and/or friends to come with you. It will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Also please keep these dates in mind and join us for our Annual Christmas Dessert on Tuesday, December 5, from 6pm to 8pm. Our Second and Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Swan Club with proceeds benefiting EPH ( Ecumenical Partnership for Housing). As always anyone wishing to attend our events, but funds are limited, scholarship money will be available for you, by contacting me or the office. Last but not least if you would be willing to join our planning team please speak with me. Our next meeting is Sunday, August 27 in the St. Anne's library at 10:15am. Please contact me with questions or suggestions. Rachel Annis, Pres. 429-2764 or email@example.com
- Cursillo is a three-day weekend which begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday. During the three days, participants hear a variety of talks given by lay persons and clergy, who have spent time working together, planning and preparing for the Weekend. A Cursillo Weekend is not a retreat, with fasting or extended periods of silence.Rather, it is an experience in Christian education, where participants have an opportunity to meet clergy and laity who are seeking to strengthen their faith. Shared prayer, worship, study, music, fellowship, laughter, and tears all work together to create a loving atmosphere where one can feel the reality of God's free and unconditional love. Contact Rachel Annis 920-429-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cursillo Ultreya Community Picnic TODAY-Sunday, August 13th at St. Mark’s, Waupaca. Fellowship starts at 5pm, Meal at 6pm followed by Ultreya. Please bring a dish to pass.
- “Summer Elderberries” is a time for our seniors to get together, have a pot luck cold salad luncheon and then enjoy a fun activity. Coffee and juice will be provided. Bring a cold salad, side or dessert to share. Men are encouraged to join in the fun! Sign up in Miller Hall. One more event yet remains, Tuesday, August 22- Noon to 2:30; Miller Hall. For more information contact the office or Dcn. Mary Lynn.
- Kitchen Renovations: Due to the renovations, our temporary kitchen has been moved to the Pre-K Sunday School room (behind the kitchen). We will be without a dishwasher, stove and some other conveniences for the next two months, so please plan accordingly. Disposable containers are appreciated!
- ONE MORE SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSISTANT NEEDED! We still need one Middle/High School Sunday School helper. Please contact Sue Mills if you are interested in serving: email@example.com or 634-5122
- SCRIP: We are looking for people to both buy and sell Scrip after the services on Sundays. Check out the Scrip Board in Miller Ministry Hall for details and to sign up to help!
- Wall of Faith: We have mounted the donated crosses on the wall between the library and the chapel, and we have a really lovely book recording the donor and the story behind each cross. Stop by the library to take a look. Many thanks to Penny Blakeslee for putting this together! Crosses can be donated at any time, we have plenty of room for more. Bring your cross to the office or to Dcn Mary Lynn
- EPH Partnership Opportunity - Landlords Wanted! Do you have a 2-4 bedroom rental property? Single home or duplex? Can you picture it being used for mission & ministry? EPH is looking for landlords who will partner with us to provide stable rental properties for families who need a chance at a good home. EPH will support the landlord with rent guarantees and minor maintenance and upkeep. In some situations our partnership organizations will provide case management to help address barriers faced by our families. If you are interested in exploring a partnership with EPH – a partnership to serve families on their journey to self-sufficiency – please call the EPH office at 920-676-3779 and ask for Sue.
- Services - Please contact the Rector regarding Baptisms, Marriages, Confirmation, or the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:45pm. For more information, please contact Tina Ackerman at (920) 337-6563.
- Prayer - If you or a loved one are admitted to the hospital or are in need of prayer, please contact the church office so that Pastoral Care may be provided and your concern added to the Daily Parish Prayer Chain and the Sunday Parish Prayer List for Intercession. Please renew your requests after two weeks, and keep the office updated with any changes during that two week window. Facebook does not count! Please contact the church directly.
- Creative Kindness meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month in Miller Hall from 10 am - 2pm. Projects include knitting, Quilts of Valor for our military veterans, and quilt tops/blankets for local shelters and hospitals. Bring a lunch and join us for a short time or the whole day. Contact Joan Junkhan for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Moment of Grace: We are continuing our monthly “Moment of Grace” at the end of our Sunday services. These are short talks by our parish members telling simple stories about our experiences of the goodness of God in everyday life. We need volunteers to tell their stories, so when you are ready to share your “Moment of Grace”, please let us know. You can speak to Fr. Eric, Deacon Mary Lynn, Deborah Ehlinger, or Dave Annis. We will find a time for you and let you know how to share your story with us.
- Worship Volunteers NEEDED! If serving as a worship volunteer is something that you feel called to do or simply would like to explore, I ask you to call me. I will make sure you are trained and comfortable in whatever role you choose. Please consider what you can do to serve St. Anne’s as a Worship Volunteer. We need greeters, ushers, lectors, sub deacons, chalice bearers, and intinction chalice bearers at both services. If you are already a Worship Volunteer please signup in the book in the Narthex. Please call or email me.- Dcn Dale - 920-621-7699 or email@example.com. Thank you for your willingness to serve.
- Altar Flowers Remember to schedule flowers for your special occasion or memory. Donations are $35 per side and can be placed in the offering plate on Sunday, in the collection box in the narthex, or handed in to the office. Sign up in the narthex.
- Diocesan Convention Volunteers NEEDED! The Convention Eucharist will begin with a 9:00 am mass at Holy Apostles, Oneida. The Convention will continue at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center located at 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay.
- Before the Eucharist at Holy Apostles: -to serve Continental Breakfast in the Parish Hall before the Convention Eucharist. And at the Radisson: (7 ppl) Check-In Registrars, 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Work in teams of two: check people in under supervision of the Diocesan Office Secretary. Teams 1-3 check-in laity and Team 4 checks in clergy. These volunteers are unable to attend the Convention Eucharist at Holy Apostles.-(1 person) Gofer, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. No specific duties other than tasks as directed by the Diocesan Office Secretary (helping with set-up, finding people, delivering papers and the like). This volunteer is provided lunch [at no cost, but may pay if they wish]-(8 ppl) Tellers, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Teams of two: collect and count ballets in first round of voting under supervision of the Head Teller. These tellers may stay for lunch [at no cost, but may pay if they wish]-(4 ppl) Tellers, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Teams of two collect and count ballots in all rounds of voting under supervision of the Head Teller. These volunteers are provided lunch [at no cost, but may pay if they wish.]If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bobbie in the office (336-95741 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Raise Funds for the Church- Host an Exchange Student OR Help Spread the Word! International Experience is a non-profit student exchange organization that places high school students from around the world in carefully selected host families for a semester or full academic year. Your local coordinator is our Jennie Barnes. Contact her for more information at email@example.com or see the poster in Miller Hall. There are still 44 boys waiting for placement.