Saint Anne’s Announcements for the Week of
January 11, 2019
First Sunday after Epiphany- The Baptism of our Lord
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.
A total amount of $296.21 worth of coins and bills was delivered to Samaritan Ministries for the Penny Campaign for 2018. Thanks to all parishioners who contributed!
The Parish Life Committee has changed its name and we are now Bread and Blessings. We continue to host the same events as always: Agapes, Coffee Hours, Monthly Potlucks, Advent and Lenten Suppers, Receptions after baptisms, memorial services, and bishop’s visits, the Pentecost Picnic, the Pancake Supper and the Welcome Back Breakfast. Please consider joining Bread and Blessings–we meet the 2nd Sundays after the 11 service, or contact Carolyn Myracle/Sandy Sheldon co-chairs.
Dinner Groups are starting again. Please consider being a part of a group of St. Anne’s parishioners who get together once a month to share a meal, build community, and grow in our faith and knowledge of God. The groups usually include 7-8 people, hosted by members of the group. Each person or couple brings a dish to share for dinner and the groups decide which night they would like to gather. Dinner groups are an excellent way to get to know other parishioners and form friendships beyond the walls of the church. If you would like to participate, a signup sheet will be in the Parish Hall this Sunday, January 13th. Any questions, please contact Beverly Gosnell at 336—760-3621 or by e:mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Margaret Stover Mertz, 57, who had many dear lifelong friends and is loved by each person whose life she touched, died January 4th, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from complications arising from ovarian cancer. The community in and around Winston-Salem, NC is invited to come and celebrate a life well lived on Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 PM at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. This service is offered for those who wish to celebrate Margaret but are unable to be at her funeral at St. Bede’s in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A reception will follow the service. If you have a memory of Margaret that you would like to share, please email your memory to Martha Murphy to be included in the service. Martha may be reached at this email address email@example.com Margaret’s obituary can be found at this link:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (336) 413-6116 or Judie Holcomb-Pack email@example.com (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
NC Moms Demand Action Winston-Salem Membership Meeting:
Thursday, January 17th at 6 pm
at the Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionNC/
An online webinar conversation is being offered by Mediators Beyond Borders
Wednesday, January 16th at 2 pm
Resisting Oppression Through Nonviolence
A conversation with Mel Duncan, Nadine Bloch and Daryn Cambridge
NB: There is a $10.00 registration fee required. To register and for further information go to https://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/news/events/
Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm
Panelists: Ben Coates and Derek Holmgren of WFU, Gwen Gosney Erickson of Guilford College and Chris Davis of UNCG
Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Avenue. Free Admission. www.greensborohistory.org/events
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
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
1/15 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
1/26 9:00 AM Vestry Retreat at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Robinhood Rd
1/27 12:30 PM Pastoral Care Meeting
1/31 6:00 PM Fuzzy Friends Board Meeting