Saint Anne’s Announcements for the Week of
January 4, 2019
8:30 am and 11:00 am
Lessons for this Sunday
Click here for full readings on the Lectionary Page
Pastoral Care for January
Beverly Gosnell 336-760-3621
Carolyn Myracle 336-945-3803
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.
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.
This Sunday, January 6th, is Agape Sunday and we’ll be celebrating our move back into our new Sanctuary. Members of the congregation are asked to bring finger foods to share after both services.
We resume our Wednesday night potluck suppers in January, so please join us on Wednesday, January 9th and bring food/drinks to share. We need hot and cold main dishes, salads, breads, desserts, ice and lemonade. A sign up sheet will be in the Parish Hall this Sunday, January 6th. Any questions, please speak to Beverly Gosnell.
More about Christian Formation, January 20, 2019
“’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?
Seniors Group Coming Soon. As part of adult formation, St. Anne’s will begin a Seniors Group to provide opportunities to socialize, learn, grow, experience, taste, play, share and in general, have fun. To help with planning, there will be an information meeting on Sunday, February 3 (one at 10:00 and one at 12:30). If you think you might be interested in joining this new, fun group, please complete the survey using the link in this announcement and drop it in the basket in the narthex labeled “Seniors Group.” There will also be surveys available after services on January 20 and 27. Questions: Barbara Campbell [email protected] (336) 413-6116 or Judie Holcomb-Pack [email protected] (336) 971-1004.
Click this link to be taken to the questionnaire.
SAVE THE DATE
Fundraiser for Freedom Schools of Forsyth County
Saturday, February 23, 2019
4 – 6 PM
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]
WEEKLY EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Sundays 9:00 AM Choir rehearsal
Tuesdays 10:00 AM Tai Chi
Thursday 6:00PM Tai Chi
January Calendar for St. Anne’s
WEEKLY EVENTS AND MEETINGS
1/6 4:00 PM Committee Co-Chairs meeting
1/9 5:30 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry gathering at St. Anne’s
1/9 6:30 PM 2nd Wednesday Potluck
1/15 6:00 PM Laundry Love at Fresh Spin
1/17 6:00 PM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
1/20 10:00 AM Special Adult Christian Formation- Riley Temple, guest teacher MLK Sunday- Guest Preacher, Riley Temple
1/20 12:30 PM Vestry Meeting
1/24 9:00 am Vestry Retreat at the Unitarian Church on Robinhood Rd
1/26 9:00 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
1/26 10:00 AM Outreach Committee
1/27 12:30 PM Pastoral Care Meeting
1/31 6:00 PM Fuzzy Friends Board Meeting