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eNewsletter February 24, 2017- March 10, 2017




This coming Sunday we will be saying goodbye to the Rev’d Page Rogers as she no longer will be serving on our staff as assistant to the rector. Page’s talents and love of the Lord are found in her deep commitment to pastoral care, adult education, liturgical training, bible study, homiletics, and being a colleague. Page and I have worked together in various capacities since 1999 when we were priests together in the Seabury Deanery. As we thank her for serving over these past three years, let us also thank God for all we have received as we have encountered, listened, and gained such insite through her being among us in ministry. Please join us at 8:30 or 10:30 for our worship services and after the 10:30 service for a reception.

We will be holding our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 28. 

Please bring a friend as we flip pancakes to your delight. Thank you to Nina Peck and Di Fiske who both will be coordinating our feast with a number of volunteers to serve us that night.

Our services for Ash Wednesday, March 1, will be held at  7:00 am. and 12:00 noon.

During Lent we will be offering a number of educational discussion groups for the benefit of the whole community. I hope you will make it a part of your Lenten discipline to invite a new person to join you each week to join in our offerings, with the hope that they too will come to know what you love about the people and community of Saint Ann’s. If you miss one, please come to the next one – no previous knowledge of last week’s discussion is needed – come when you can!

We will have a visitation by the Rt Rev Laura Ahrens, Bishop Suffergan Episcopal Church in Connecticut on March 5, Lent 1.  She will be preaching at our ONE SERVICE for that day at 9:30 am.  Following the service you are invited to a meet and greet at coffee hour and then the Bishop will meet with your Vestry.


Starting on March 8, and continuing each Wednesday in Lent (March 15, 22, 29, April 5) at 5:00 in the Griswold room, I will be reading The Rt Rev A. Robert Hirschfeld’s book, Without Shame or Fear, From Adam to Christ         

(ISBN 978-0-8192-3334-9) Church Publishing. (the office has 15 copies for sale at $18 each).   Each session will be followed by a unique culinary treat 

8 March  (Book discussion:  Without Shame or Fear, From Adam to Christ – 5-6 pm)

 Madhu Maheshwari, (Nearly New Shop manager, (staff member at Saint Ann’s), will create an Indian meal for us (please sign-up), and we will discuss the history of Christianity in India.

(Staff got a taste of what you will be enjoying when Madhu made lunch for us on February 22!)


15 March:  (Book discussion:  Without Shame or Fear, From Adam to Christ – 5-6 pm)

Syrian meal and we will discuss the history of Christianity in what is today Syria.

22 March:(Book discussion:  Without Shame or Fear, From Adam to Christ – 5-6 pm)
(meal yet to be planned…volunteer?)

29 March: (Book discussion:  Without Shame or Fear, From Adam to Christ – 5-6 pm)
(meal yet to be planned…volunteer?)

5 April: (Book discussion:  Without Shame or Fear, From Adam to Christ – 5-6 pm)
(meal yet to be planned…volunteer?)

Each Sunday between services,

I will be working with the (SSJE) Society of Saint John the Evangelist series,  5 Marks of Love. Materials and videos are free online and as downloads. You will be asked to read, watch or listen to a session during the week before, and we will discuss the topics between services each Sunday in Lent.  This series of discussions provides the opportunity to observe and to reflect on the ways in which the Divine Life expresses itself in and through us; individually, in our faith communities, and in the world around us.  These weeks will explore and discuss each of the Anglican Marks of Mission (Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure) through videos, questions and exercises so we can speak more clearly and act truthfully, motivated always by hearts marked by God’s. No prior knowledge of the material is required

please come and join us each Sunday morning at 9:30-10:15.

I look forward in worshiping with you in these days ahead, and wish you a blessed Lenten season.




















A farewell message from Rev. Page Rogers 


LYSB Boys Initiative Kickoff!


Spring training and gathering April 1st!








Calling Collectors of Old Photos!

We are looking for old pictures of Saint Ann’s!  If you can dig through old photos and find any of Saint Ann’s when the parish was on Lyme Street in the late 1800s or at what is now the Nearly New Shop, we would be delighted to see them!


Please know that there is a Church-owned camera in the office that is available for anyone to use during any events so that we will have photos to share!   

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Thinking About Baptism?


Our next date for baptism will be in April. If you are interested in baptism for yourself and your child, please contact the Parish Office









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