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St. Ann's Episcopal Church

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PARISH CALENDAR
Thursday April 1
12:00 pm –  Al-Anon (open to the public)
7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Service 
Friday April 2 
Parish Office Closed
3:00 pm – Good Friday Service 
6:00 pm – You’re in Recovery (open to the public)
Saturday April 3
Parish Office Closed
7:30 pm – Easter Vigil 
Sunday April 4 - Easter Sunday
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
9:30 am – Holy Eucharist

Monday April 5 

Tuesday April 6
11:00 am – Al-Anon 4th Step
12:00 pm – Al-Anon (open to the public)
7:30 pm – AA (open to the public)
Wednesday April 7 
NO Holy Eucharist Today
12:00 pm – AA (open to the public)
Thursday April 8
12:00 pm – Al-Anon (open to the public)
6:00 pm – E-100 Bible Study 
Friday April 9 
Parish Office Closed
6:00 pm – You’re in Recovery Meeting (open to the public)
Saturday April 10 
Parish Office Closed
Sunday April 11
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
9:30 am – Holy Eucharist
Parish News
 

Upcoming Weekday Eucharist
11:30 am (Side Altar)

Wednesday 4/14                  Wednesday 4/28
Wednesday 4/21                  Wednesday 5/5

 
Prayer Table Recess -- It is with much personal sadness that Deacons Alan and MaryCarol have decided, after consulting with Father Neal, that it would be best to suspend our operation of the Monday morning Prayer Table for an undetermined amount of time. We suspended the Table, which has been a part of St. Ann's church ministry since July 9 of 2012, last March when our churches were all shuttered because of the pandemic outbreak. But the sad fact is that since we rebooted the Monday morning Prayer Table in mid-June and resumed our offers of prayer, free food and free clothing, our attendance at the Table has been minimal. Our neighbors just are not coming out as they have in past years. Some of this may be due to weather, some to the fact that the free meal on Monday at the Masonic Lodge across the street has not been available, and some to the fact that many people are still reluctant to come out of their homes unless they have to. In any case, we will not be hosting the Prayer Table for a while. Therefore, we ask that you do NOT bring any donations of food or clothing for now until such time as we decide to restart the Table operation. Thank you for all your support in the past.  Please pray for clarity as to what and when the Lord might be calling us to next.
  
Collection for those in need:  Many low-income households are in need of items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps.) Among these items are feminine hygiene products and diapers for children and adults. The collection will take place on the first Sunday of each month, St. Ann's will begin accepting donations of these items for distribution to Social Services, who will deliver them to those in need. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Deacon Mary Carol.
 
Reminder:  Please sit in pews designated for your service.  A six-foot social distance should be maintained, and face coverings are required at all times.  Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and before Communion. Please place your offering in the plate in the back of the church.
 
Can we pray for you? Visit our website to submit your prayer request or to sign up to receive the prayer line emails.
 
Altar Flower Memorials: Would you like to have your loved ones remembered at our Sunday Services? The cost of the main altar memorials is $50 and the side altar is $35.  There are openings for the main altar on 5/9 and 6/27.  There are side altar openings on 4/18, 5/2, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 11/28, 12/5, and 12/26.  Please contact the parish office to provide the date and names you that you would like.  Multiple memorials are accepted for any given date.
 

Parking Permits: Please remember to display your parking permit at all times while in the church lot. If you are in need of a new permit please contact the parish office. The parking regulations are posted in the parish hall.

 

Easily donate your redeemable bottles and cans to St. Ann’s in three easy steps:
  1. Pick up a green Clynk bag from the back of the church
  2. Fill the bag with your redeemable bottles and cans
  3. Scan and return the bag to Hannaford
 
Morning Prayer with Benediction will be celebrated at 10 am.  The next service is Thurs, 5/6.  This will be a combination of quiet meditation and prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and Morning Prayer, concluding with Benediction.

Please Pray Daily For:

                   
Fr. Neal, his family, and his leadership of the parish.  
That we may boldly and wisely proclaim the Gospel to reach those who don't know Christ and welcome them here to worship with us.
That the members of the parish may come to know Christ more deeply, live lives empowered by the Holy Spirit, and join us in worship.

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
April 2021 Daily: For the Standing Committee and for Holiness of life in every Episcopalian

St. Ann’s Prayer List: Adamaris,  Adam, Angelique, Ashley,  Ann, Allen E, Adam, Barbara, Becky,  Bill, Brianna, Brayden, Brenda, Beverly, Bob, Brian, Charlene,  Carmella,  Christine  Chad, Carol, Cynthia, Caleb , Debbie, Dee, Deanna, Diane, Davina, Dave, Eric, Emily, Gino, Gina, Harry,  Isaiah, Jerry, Jeff, Joseph, Joyce ,John, Joe ,Jeanne, Jennifer, JoAnne, Joan, Jim, Jeannette, Jean, Kathy, Kelly, Kitty, Kailee, Lee,  Linda, Lori, Lynne, Leila,  MaryAnn, Mackenzie, Meghan, Matthew, Marsha, Marie, Mason, Mother Sally, Mother Nancy, Noah, Neil, Paul, Patti, Raiden, Robert, Robin, Roy, Rebecca, Sister Gabriel , Seth, Sandy, Shirley, Sheila, Sue, Scott, Tracy, Tim, Tony, Tom, Terplak Family, Vern, Vanna, William, The Boy Scouts, All Militaries
 
Please pray for our partners in ministry: The Anglican Parish of Tyendinaga –The Revs. Rod & Lisa Brant Francis; The Jesus Film Project – Zach and Shannon; Alpha Pregnancy Care Center; Christ the King Spiritual Life Center; The Cathedral of All Saints; For fruitfulness and blessing in all the churches of the greater Amsterdam area.

Please pray for the other churches of the Western Mohawk Deanery: Church of the Good Shepherd, Canajoharie – Mtr. Virginia Ogden; Grace Church, Cherry Valley – Fr. Kyle Grennen; St. Peter’s Church, Fourth Lake – Fr. Neal Longe and Dcn. Denise Moore; Christ Church, Herkimer – In Transition; St. Augustine’s Church, Ilion – Bp. Dan Herzog; St. John’s, Johnstown – Mtr. Laurie Garramone; St. Huberts of the Lakes Church, Lake Pleasant –Fr. Robert Limpert; Emmanuel Church, Little Falls – Fr. Jack Whritenour; Grace Church, Mohawk – In Transition; St. John’s Church, Richfield Springs – In Transition; St. Mary’s Church, Springfield Center – Fr. Kyle Grennen.
Lay Ministers: Sunday, April 4
 
Altar Guild:   Debbie Smith

8:00 AM
Intercessor: Debbie Smith
Lector: Allison Elliott
Healing Prayer: Deacon & Kitty Newell
 
9:30 AM
Greeter: Gary Sorensen
Intercessor: David Mello
Lector: Gloria Ray
Healing Prayer: Deacon & Christine Munn
Counters: Ismael Santiago & Kathy Hazzard
 
  
Lay Ministers: Sunday, April 11
 
Altar Guild:   Linda Tatro

8:00 AM
Intercessor: Kitty Newell
Lector: Jeff Newell
Healing Prayer: Deacon
 
9:30 AM
Greeter: Gary Sorensen
Intercessor: Deacon
Lector: David Mello
Healing Prayer: Deacon & Tim Munn
Counters:
Tim Munn & Gary Sorensen

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