St. Ann's Episcopal Church

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Thursday May 13
12:00 pm – Al-Anon (open to the public)
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist – Ascension Day 
Friday May 14
Parish Office Closed
6:00 pm – You’re in Recovery Meeting (open to the public)
Saturday May 15
Parish Office Closed
Sunday May 16
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
9:30 am – Holy Eucharist

Monday May 17

Tuesday May 18
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 May 19
11:30 am – Holy Eucharist
12:00 pm – AA (open to the public)
6:45 pm – Boy Scouts
Thursday May 20
12:00 pm – Al-Anon (open to the public)
Friday May 21
Parish Office Closed
6:00 pm – You’re in Recovery Meeting (open to the public)
Saturday May 22
Parish Office Closed
Sunday May 23
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
9:30 am – Holy Eucharist
11:15 am – Vestry Meeting 
Sunday’s Altar flowers are given
In thanksgiving for the wedding anniversary of Deacon Alan & Deacon Mary Carol Hart
The Harts

Next Sunday’s Main Altar flowers are given in memory of
Noah Sorensen
Gary & Theresa Sorensen

Next Sunday’s Side Altar flowers are given in memory of
Our Son Jeff Derrico on his birthday May 24 
     Gayle & Don Campbell
Parish News

Upcoming Weekday Eucharist
11:30 am (Side Altar)

Wednesday 5/19        Wednesday 6/2
Wednesday 5/26     Wednesday 6/9
Are you willing to serve?  The Vestry will be electing two individuals to represent the parish at the Deanery Convocation (To be held mid-June) that will elect one cleric and one lay person from the Convocation to serve on the committee that will develop the diocesan profile and present the slate of nominees to stand for election as bishop.  The  election will take place on Sunday, 5/23. If you are interested in serving please see Fr. Neal by Sunday, 5/16.

Looking forward with hope:  It is our prayer and hope that by Sunday, July 4 we will be able to return to a more normal life of worship here.  On that date, we are looking forward to bringing back the ministries that have been suspended (acolyte, elements, nursery, healing team, chalice bearer, etc.).  We also hope to resume coffee hour that Sunday as well.  In preparation for that date, we would like to ask you to prayerfully consider volunteering to provide food for coffee hour and to sign up for the variety of ministries that serve the parish each Sunday. Sign ups for both coffee hour and the ministries are available in the parish hall.  We ask all current volunteers and new volunteers sign up by Sunday, May 16.  We will be scheduling orientation and training in June for all volunteers.

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 every other pew.  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 is an opening for the main altar on 6/27.  There are side altar openings on 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

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:
May 2021 Daily: For the Standing Committee and for Holiness of life in every Episcopalian

16             The Rev’d Gilbert DeLaura
17             For all Survivors of Abuse
18             For the Anglican Communion
19             Christ Church, Greenville
20             For all those struggling financially and emotionally as a result of COVID-19 uncertainties
The Rev’d Laurie Bartlett
21             The Rev’d Meaghan Keegan 
22             Blessings on all church wardens
23             The Day of Pentecost – Principal Holy Day

St. Ann's Prayer List:  Angel, Adam, Angelique, Ashley, Ann, Allen E, Adam, Andrea, Barbara, Becky,  Bill, Brianna, Brayden, Brenda, Beverly, Bob, Brian, Bonnie, Colleen, Charlene, Carmella,  Christine  Chad, Carol, Cynthia, Caleb ,Doug, Darrin, Danny, Debbie, Dee, Deanna, Diane, Davina, Dave, Donte, Elva, Eric, Emily, Geoff, Gino, Gina, Harry,  Isaiah, Jonathan, Jerry, Jeff, Joseph, Joyce, John, Joe, Jeanne, Jennifer, JoAnne, Joan, Jim, Jeannette, Jean, Kathy, Kelly, Kitty, Kim, Kailee, Lee, Louie, Linda, Lori, Lynne, Leila, Margaret, MaryAnn, Mackenzie, Morton, Meghan, Matthew, Marsha, Marie, Mason, Mother Sally, Mother Nancy, Noah, Neil, Paul, Patti, Richard, Raiden, Robert, Robin, Roy, Rebecca, Sister Gabriel, Silvia, Stephanie, Stacy, 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– In Transition; 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, May 16
Altar Guild:  Debbie Smith
8:00 AM
Lector:  James Bryant
Intercessor:  Debbie Smith
Healing Prayer:  Deacon & Jeff Newell
9:30 AM
Greeter:  Ismael Santiago   
Lector:  Erik Betz
Intercessor:  Deacon
Healing Prayer:  Deacon & Gary Sorensen
Counters:  Gloria Ray & Gary Sorensen
Lay Ministers: Sunday, May 23
Altar Guild:   Linda Tatro

8:00 AM
Lector: Jeff Newell  
Intercessor:  Kitty Newell  
Healing Prayer:  Deacon
9:30 AM
Greeter:  Don Tatro
Lector: Elaine Santiago  
Intercessor: Dave Mello
Healing Prayer:  Deacon & Tim Munn
Counters:  Gary Sorensen & Ismael Santiago
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The Very Rev. Neal P. Longe, Rector
37 Division Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 842-2363

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