Activities and Schedule
Last updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
On this page: Servers | City of Lights | Advent Quiet Day | Caroling | Children’s Pageant | Stewardship
| House of Hope | Food Pantry | Asylum Support | Next Vestry Meeting |
December issue of fyi
Click here to open the December issue of the fyi newsletter from the Diocese.
|12/3||8 AM||Don P.||TBD||Sue S.|
|10 AM||Youth||Georgia||Anne Marie M.||Priscille and David|
|12/10||8 AM||Jeff L.||TBD||Scott and Myra M.|
|10 AM||Anne Marie M.||Debra||Scott and Myra M.||Scott and Myra M.|
|12/17||8 AM||Nancy W.||TBD||Sue S.|
|10 AM||Pru B.||Chigozie||Anne Marie M.||Gloria/CaroL|
|12/24||No 8 AM service|
|10 AM Children's Pageant||TBD||Chloe||Scott/Myra Morris||Scott/Myra|
|12/24||5 PM||Christmas Eve Service||Saint John's|
|7 PM||Christmas Eve Service||Saint Anne's|
|12/31||8 AM||Warren R.||TBD||Sue Smith|
|10 AM||Kristin Everett||Georgia||Anne Marie M.||Priscille/David|
* Click here to open the lectionary
Thanks to Beth Parsons, the Saint Anne’s choir, and the Gentlemen Songsters for a beautiful concert.
Follow this link to learn about the ideas and purposes of the Climate Reality Project. There is information about the “24 Hours of Climate Reality” broadcast and also a nice illustrated “booklet” about “Reasons for Hope.”
On Saturday, December 9, there will be an Advent Quiet day in the Chambre Room from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM. We will study, discuss, and pray on The Jesus Movement. Come for some or for all. Please sign up in the Museum Room so we can plan for sandwiches.
Come to Saint Anne’s at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 13 for an evening of Christmas caroling. Christ Church United is joining us. All are invited. Hot chocolate will warm us.
We will have a special visitor at the December 24, 10 AM service.
if you know of a child who will be at Saint Anne’s that morning, make sure that child’s name is on the Christmas tree.
Parishioners will take a name and bring a gift for that child ($10 maximum) by December 17.
We also have a box for cash donations, if you do not want to take a name and shop.
The stewardship campaign for 2017 is Journey to Generosity. Father Ennis has sent letters and pledge cards.
Donations for Church in Puerto Rico
We have had a request for clothes for Sor Reina, a church in Puerto Rico, where the hurricane recovery is slow and people are struggling to reclaim their normal lives. Look for the bin in the front of the Sanctuary.
Donations to Episcopal Relief and Development will be matched, dollar for dollar
During the holiday season and through December 31, your donation to Episcopal Relief & Development will be matched. Click here for details.
The address is 815 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10017
Thank you, Scott and Damon, for chauffeuring parishioners from Saint John’s and Saint Anne’s to Saint Margaret Convent in Duxbury on September 16. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Click here for Damon’s photo album.
Savvy Caregivers: Free six-week session for family and friends who are active caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Tuesdays from October 31 through December 5, from 1 – 3 PM, at the Circle Home, 847 Rogers Street, Lowell. Register by calling 978-651-3034.
This year, Saint Anne’s dedicated our Lenten donation to honor the late Peggy Smith by “adopting” and furnishing a room for a homeless mother and her children at The House of Hope at Fletcher. Saint John’s also adopted a room in honor of Albert and Thelma Hoyle.
Our Christmas donation to the House of Hope will be much-need paper towels and toilet paper. Bring to church any Sunday in December and put in the marker bins.
On the first Sunday of every month, please bring non-perishable items that we will donate to the Lowell Food Pantry. These can be canned food, dry food, and paper products.
On the third Sunday of every month, we collect donations for the Asylum Support Task Force.
The next vestry meeting will be on Tuesday, December 12, in the Chambre room.