Weekly Announcements, March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

Maundy Thursday & Good Friday: There will be a Maundy Thursday service including the traditional stripping of the altar in the church at 7pm. There will be a choir, but no congregational singing. There will be no foot washing. Masks and registration are required. This service will also be live streamed. There will be no in person worship on Good Friday, but a service will be live streamed from the church at 12pm.

Easter Sunday: We will have indoor services at 9am and 11am. The indoor services will be limited to the number of people we can safely fit in the church following the same guidelines that we were when we last met. Weather permitting, we will have a service outside at 1pm. In the event of rain, the 1pm service will be held inside. There will be a full choir and brass for the 1pm service if it is outside. The 9am and 11am services will have smaller choral ensembles with brass. Masks will be required inside and outside (even if you are vaccinated). Registration will also be required. The links to register for all of the services will be sent out at the beginning of Holy Week. The 9am service will also be live streamed and available to view on our YouTube channel at any point after the service.

Easter Egg Hunt: We will have an Easter Egg hunt after the 11am service for children ages 1-12. Children will gather (socially distanced) in the grass between the parish house and church. There will be a separate area for children ages 1-4. We will ring the church bell to let people know to start. Once children have collected their eggs, we ask that people not congregate. The eggs have been pre-filled. Children 5 and older will be required to wear a mask. Easter themed masks are encouraged!

Easter Flowers: Forms are now available for Easter flower memorials. Click here for a .pdf version that you can print at home and return to the parish hall in person or by mail. Or click here to submit an online version of the form.

Easter Season Book Study: Starting on April 12 at 11am Samantha will lead a conversation on White too Long. In this powerful combination of history, social science, and heartfelt memoir, Robert P. Jones explores the relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy. If you would like to participate, please contact Samantha. Every person will be responsible for purchasing their own book. The book study will last 7 weeks. 

Learn about the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: The St. Anne’s Guild invites you to join us as we host the Hampton Roads Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Christy Everett, as our guest speaker to our next virtual meeting on April 6 at 10:30am. You do not have to be a St. Anne’s Guild member to attend the lecture. Topics will include the great work being done in our area, and the Brock Environmental Center—an innovate example of an environmentally sensitive and smart building. Send Linda McMahon (moc.liamg@nwodhsalps.adnil) an email to let her know you want to join the session, and she will ensure you get the link.

Confederate Memorial Update: The committee has completed the bulk of their work and are in the final phases. They hope to make a recommendation to the vestry by April. If you have questions or comments, contact the chair, Linda Curtis at moc.liamg@anansitrucl. Please remember that the Vestry will make the final decision.

Book Club: We’ll finish our review of the book Veritas on March 29 and intend to start The Girl Who Wrote in Silk on April 5. The following book selected is Song of Achilles. Let Linda McMahon (moc.liamg@nwodhsalps.adnil) know if you would like to join the 5:30-6:30pm session.

Camp Chanco Summer 2021: Wondering what Camp Chanco will look like this summer? Come join Chanco’s Live Town Hall Zoom Event on March 31 at 7pm. You are invited to hear first-hand from some of this year’s camp staff about the fun plans in store as well as the safety precautions that will be in place for a healthy and fun summer. Click here for the Zoom link that will go live at 7pm on March 31. Questions? Contact Chanco at (888) 724-2626 or gro.ocnahc@ytilatipsoh. Chanco very much looks forward to welcoming campers back to the woods this summer!