Saint Anne’s Announcements for the Week of
December 21, 2018
10:00 am (NOTE- One Service only)
Special guest Celebrant- The Rev. Cn. Earnest Graham
Lessons for this Sunday
Click here for full readings on the Lectionary Page
Pastoral Care for December
John Lockwood 336-955-0823
Carolyn Myracle 336-945-3803
CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHRISTMAS GREENERY AND/OR MUSIC FUND
Between now and the next two Sundays, we take up special collections to assist in our special flowers, greenery and music for Christmas. There will be inserts in the Sunday bulletins for you to commemorate your loved ones during the holiday season.
A GIFT MART THANK YOU
Thank you, everyone from St. Anne’s who helped wrap over 2,500 gifts last Saturday at Gift Mart! It was wonderful seeing how everyone pitched in to help each other as many of the gifts required quite a bit of team creativity to wrap. Joining our hardy wrappers are my niece, Beverly Hayes, and her daughter-in-law, Marilu Hayes
Thank You From Stewardship
& REQUEST FOR PLEDGE CARDS
Many thanks to those who brought their 2019 pledge cards to the December 2nd Ingathering. Outstanding pledge cards can either be put in the Sunday collection or brought to the parish office. Please do so by December 31, 2018.
St. Anne’s Office schedule for Christmas week:
Christmas Eve 10am-3pm
December 25- January 1 Closed
Mark will be out of the office until January 13. There will be church volunteers to answer the phone and take messages after January 1. Please be patient during this time and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
More about Christian Formation, January 20, 2019
: Below will be the topic that Riley Temple will address:
“’Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being,’ and the Confederate Memorials.”
During the service of Holy Baptism, we renew our own baptismal covenant. The final question asked by the celebrant is, “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” (Emphasis added) The people respond with the promise, “I will, with God’s help.” The question and the response are iterations of the second Great Commandment – to love one another.
Confederate Memorials purport to honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought or died (or both) in our nation’s Civil War. They celebrate their humanity in its attendant complexities. Many of those whose ancestors fought for the Confederacy want the memorials to remain in place. On the other hand, those and their descendants who for centuries suffered as property – as chattel – and later under legalized apartheid object to honoring those who for no other reason fought to preserve and protect slavery. The memorials do not honor the humanity of the slaves’ descendants or the humanity of their ancestors in celebrating a system that dehumanized them. They want them removed.
How does the Baptismal Covenant inform the debate on this issue?
Opportunities Here and Around Town
from the Outreach Committee
For your consideration, here from Jim Wallis about a recent experience participating in a Posada at the border.
Refer to the Commentary on the main page.
PLEASE NOTE that it is the time of year in which the need for food is greater. Don’t forget to drop off canned tuna, chicken, and fruit cups into the basket in the connector for our friends at Friends Food Pantry. Thanks for supporting this local ministry and the many folks served by it
- ANNE’S BOOK GROUP UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The next St. Anne’s Book Group meeting will be Tuesday, January 8th at 6:00 pm with the location TBD. We will discuss both “The Gathering” and “A Gentleman in Moscow”. We will talk about dinner closer to the date.
If you need more info, email Karin at [email protected]
December Calendar for St. Anne’s
WEEKLY EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Sundays 9:00 AM Choir rehearsal
Tuesdays 10:00 AM Tai Chi
Thursday 6:00PM Tai Chi
(Please note that there will be no Tai Chi until after January 2, 2019)
12/21 7:00PM Blue Christmas Service
12/24 5:30 & 10:30PM Christmas Eve Services
12/25 12:00pm Christmas Day Service
(reminder- Church Offices are closed December 25-January 1, 2019.)