THANKSGIVING SHARE BAGS are now available in Rose Hall. Please return by November 13.
Good News ~~ The Bishop has given the Green Light, regarding our returning to the Altar Rail, to receive Communion and Wine in their "original form". However, the choice of intinction (to dip the Host) or sipping from the Chalice is yours as before. Those of us who are more comfortable dipping the Host will find a change. In view of some concerns about sharing a common Chalice to drink from, there is now a small silver Chalice on a separate table near the Lectern for the soul purpose of "intinction." The Bishop is hopeful this will relieve any worries some of us may have.
ST. ANNE’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be December 3rd from 9-2. We will have chili, cookies by the pound and other baked goods, Christmas “yard sale” and some crafts. Chili prep and boxing of some cookies will be Friday night, December 2nd. We will also have cookies for customers to select the cookies they want. Sign-up sheets are in Rose Hall for you to donate chili ingredients, your favorite Christmas cookies and bake sale items and to work on the 2nd or 3rd. Please help advertise this event and sell quarts of chili (regular or mild) and one pound boxes of cookies for $10 each prior to the event. Please text or phone your orders to Gloria at 727 643-1952. Thanks so much for your help with this project!
ANGEL TREE Please help make Christmas morning a little brighter for several children in our area. Tags with gift information will be available in Rose Hall after church on November 27th. Please return your wrapped gift by Sunday, December 18th. Please help decorate the angel tree by putting on a few angel ornaments when you select gift tags and add some more angels when you return your gifts. Thanks so much for your generous help with our Angel Tree project!
ST. ANNE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY will be Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre and beverage of your choice. Bring a wrapped gift (approximately $10 in value) if you would like to participate in the Dirty Santa gift exchange.
MEMORIAL ETIQUETTE FOR COLUMBARIUM
In order to keep the Columbarium in a presentable condition, the Vestry has established the following guidelines.
Families that have memorials are asked to maintain them. All memorials will be removed on the following dates, March 31st and October 31st. We ask that families remove anything that they wish to keep before these dates. Memorials that have been put in place recently will not be removed on these dates. Each niche is limited to one memorial. Exceptions to the guidelines is allowed for 3 months after internment. Please address any questions or concerns to a Vestry member.
ALTAR FLOWERS: There is room on the Flower Calendar in Rose Hall for your flower "memorials". Please remember to write "Flower Donation" in the memo space on your check. The contribution is still $15.00.
RELAY FOR LIFE
Christmas Candy Bars for sell in Rose Hall; proceeds to go towards Relay for Life.
A 2022 BMW X1 donated by MileOne Autogroup, is being raffled for $10 a chance with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. If you are the lucky winner on 12/07/22 you may choose an alternate prize of $20,000. The money for any tickets we sell will go towards our team’s fund-raising total. Tickets will be available during in Rose Hall after church. Please let Evelyn know if you will help sell tickets.
THE FOOD PANTRY
With the beginning of school, the food pantry is in need of peanut butter and canned fruit.
PENNIES FOR CHURCH PERIODICAL CLUB is in need of contribution, Jar is in Rose Hall.
Please sign up for a month on the sheet in the Sacristy. Training is available! Thanks!
SAFE CHURCH WORKSHOP INFORMATION
To register, go to the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia - Newport News, VA: Creating Safe Churches (diosova.org) scroll down and click on upcoming workshops; scroll down to the January or February date you want; click to register; fill out form and register. Let Gloria know if you have a problem.
PRAYER LIST UPDATE
In order to keep our prayer, list up to date, we will be dropping all names on our current prayer list (except for our own homebound members). If you wish to have someone added or kept on the prayer list, please fill out a new prayer request card, or email the office with “Prayers for ___” in the subject. On either form, please include your name, the name of the person or situation you are requesting prayers for (and their relationship to you.) and what the prayers are for, if you desire more specific prayers from our prayer team members.
Please contact the church office in the event of serious illness on a loved one. We will assist you in any way we possibly can, including keeping your loved one in our parish prayers. The contact number at the church is (434) 352-8296, the email is email@example.com.
ST. ANNE’S PRAYER- Heavenly Father, Shepherd of your people, we, your faithful family at St. Anne’s, give thanks for all the blessing you have showered upon us. Strengthen us in our faith in You and in ourselves. Uphold us in our ministries, together and individually, as we continue to strive to be Your hands and feet to each other and to our community. All this we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. One God, now and forever. Amen.
If you are aware of someone who is sick and/or a shut in, and you think they would appreciate a visit and/or private Communion, please notify Kim Woodley (434) 352-0130, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellie Dimino (434) 664-0602, email@example.com