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Regular Season Service Schedule

7:45 a.m. 
Rite I without music

9:00 a.m.
Rite II

11:15 a.m.
Rite II

5:00 p.m. "Come Just as You Are" Contemporary Service
Weekday Services 

12:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist with Laying on of Hands
Mark your Calendar !

Palm Sunday
April 9th

Movies that Make You Think
April 9th

Labyrinth Walk
April 10th

The Great Litany
April 11th

April 12th

Maundy Thursday
April 13th

Good Friday
April 14th

Easter Vigil and Paschal Dinner
April 15th

Easter Sunday
April 16th

April 23rd

Chili Cook Off
April 29th

Mission Possible Meeting
April 30th

Habitat for Humanity
May 5th

Spring Cleaning
May 6th 

Helping Hands 

Please call or email the Church Office should you or someone you  know need a
Helping Hand.
Your Helping Hands Leader of the Month is
Ramona Jeffries

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Readings for Sunday, 
April 9th
Matthew 21:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14- 27:66
Psalm 31:9-16
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April 5th, 2017    
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    Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 9th at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 
(No Sunday School, no 5:00 p.m.) 
Labyrinth Walk
Monday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Great Litany and Stations of the Cross
Tuesday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m.
(No Wednesday Noon Service on this day) 
Maundy Thursday with Foot Washing
Thursday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday Litany
Friday, April 14th at 12:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 16th at 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. 
Egg Hunt Begins between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services 
(No Sunday School, no 5:00 p.m.)  
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Sign up for our Paschal Dinner!
Please join us for our annual Paschal Dinner prior to the Great Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 15, 2017.  The Paschal Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall and the Vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. Please sign up at our welcome table or on our Signup Genius to bring lamb, ham, a side dish, or dessert to share for our dinner.
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Sign Up For Our Agape Dinner!
Please join us for our annual Agape Dinner prior to the Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 13. The Agape Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Library and the service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Please sign up at our welcome table and bring a Mediterranean dish to share.  
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Easter Flower Dedications
We are now accepting requests for Easter flower dedications. Dedications will appear in the Easter bulletin. To make a dedication, please either fill out the dedication on the clipboard on the Welcome Table or email the church office ( A $35 contribution is requested, please include "Easter Flowers" in the memo line. 
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Food Pantry
Our next distribution is April 20 and thanks to Franklin Middle School Junior Honor Society's food drive and the Cool Green Bags, almost all of our shelves are full and ready for distribution. The only item we need is peanut butter. Would you add a jar or two to your shopping cart?  Thank you so much for all of your support. If you want more information about the food pantry, contact Susanne Walsh at  
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Relay for Life
South Lakes High School May 20-21: The time has come to spring into action for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fund raiser.   This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Relay in Reston. Once more St Anne's will actively join the fight against cancer with its Grateful Living Team.  Our goal is the widest participation and support possible.   Sign-up for the Grateful Living team can be made at this website For further information please contact Ray Walser at or Stewart Gill at  More than a walk its a chance to get together in community and connect about an important issue.
Chili Cook Off
This year we'll be hosting our gala Chili Cook-off to benefit the Relay for Life on Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 pm. Share your favorite recipe and compete for the highly respected St. Anne's Chili Cook-off Champion award or bring a potluck item to share alongside the amazing chili competitors.
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Youth Group News
Please plan on helping with the SAYG hosted Easter Egg Hunt on Easter morning, Sunday, April 16. Come to church at 8:30 a.m. to help hide over 1,000 Easter eggs for kids (age 2-12) who will be participating in the Easter Egg Hunt after the 9:00 a.m. service.
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Just Neighbors -- Immigration Clinic Next Week
There will be a Just Neighbors (JN) immigration clinic on Saturday, April 8, in Herndon.  This is a wonderful opportunity to help our immigrant neighbors.  You will interview clients using a questionnaire prepared by the JN attorneys. The attorneys then review the questionnaires and talk with the clients and volunteers about the client's options for establishing legal status. Spanish speaking is helpful but not required.  Volunteers are briefed at 8:30 a.m., clients arrive at 9:00 a.m. , and we finish by 11:00 a.m..  Let us know that you can help by visiting this website where you'll also find location and directions .  If you have any questions contact Peggy Hobler at
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St. Anne's will return to Cuba October 14-21, 2017 to continue our work with the Episcopal Church of Cuba. On our 4th trip to the Island we look forward to continuing to celebrate and build relationship with our Cuban brothers and sisters. In the past we helped with the reconstruction of La Trinidad Episcopal Church in Bermeja, which was able to reopen its doors to the community in 2016. We also delivered two water filtration units to provide clean drinking water for the community. This is an exciting opportunity for adults 18 and older looking to grow in their faith. Please join us for an informational meeting on April 23 at 10:15 in Room 4 to learn more about our trip. If you have any questions contact Eleanor Ware at Peace.
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Trips & Camps 2017
Focus: Meeting our friends at Cristo Salvador and teaching VBS at a small church outside the city of Santiago.
Dates: July 8 to July 18 Age: Rising 11th graders and adults.
Signup Deadline: April 7. More Information: Martha Furniss at

Focus: Working on repairing houses.
Date: July 22 to July 29 Age: ising 10th graders and up.
Signup Deadline: May 1 More Information: : Betsy Watts at

Focus: A new location for us. We'll be working in the community around Grace Mountain, a mission center for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.
Dates: July 8 to July 15 Age: 18 HS graduate to 30 years old.
Signup Deadline: May 1. More Information: Betsy Watts at

Focus: Our day-camp style missions for middle schoolers working on local issues.
Dates: July 10 to July 13 Ages: Rising 6th to 8th graders.
Signup Deadline: May 1 More Information: Mother Laura at

Focus: Building relationships with our friends in Cuba.
Dates: October 14 to October 21  Ages: 18 years old and up.
More Information: Eleanor Ware at
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Mission Possible: July 10-13, 2017
All rising 6th- 8th graders are welcome to participate in Mission Possible, a four-day local mission camp the week of July 10-13. Each day the group will travel beyond the walls of our own congregation to share their gifts for ministry in service to our area neighbors. If your youth is planning to participate, please email Mother Laura at and submit the $75 registration fee no later than Sunday, June 18. Checks should be made payable to St. Anne's Episcopal Church with "Mission Possible" in the memo.

A planning meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the library. Parent/adult volunteers are needed for both planning purposes and a variety of daily tasks during the week of camp. You do NOT need to have children in this age group to volunteer. We cannot make this happen without your help!
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Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity will have its second Build Day this quarter in Springfield, VA (20 minutes from Tysons Corner, even faster if you take Fairfax County Parkway from Reston.) There are 10 volunteer spots on May 5. No experience necessary, training and all tools and equipment are provided!
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia brings our community together to provide decent, affordable housing - and hope - for people in need. Since 1990 using their community building and sweat equity concepts Habitat NOVA has enabled over 90 families to purchase their own homes.
If you'd like to join us in this important work you can book your spot at If you would like more information, contact Ann Granger at 703-470-3038 or
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Front Porch Singers
St. Anne's Front Porch Singers entertain seniors citizens with music and song.  You do not have to be a great singer to join the group we are a no-audition musical group and no experience is necessary! It's all very casual and light-hearted, and the residents often join in with us, which is very gratifying and validating. When the hour is up, we usually say hello individually and it is obvious the listeners appreciate our continuing presence, and always thank us.   Signing up does not translate to regular attendance, join us when you are able and willing.  As with all our Outreach missions we welcome your friends and neighbors even if they're not members of St. Anne's. 

If you'd like to join this special ministry, even if it's only once a month or every other month, please sign up here 

Schedule this Month
Tuesday, April 18, Sunrise Assisted Living, 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 22, Sunrise Reminiscence, 10:00 am
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Java Junction Coffee Hour Has Begun!!
Our first Sunday was a roaring success, but we have only just begun our work in coffee hour and we need a lot of help. Each Sunday, the Java Junction team will seek volunteers to bring in food for one of four different food categories (sweets, fruits, proteins and veggies), and/or help with setup/refilling/cleanup.

Folks who sign up to bring in one of the four different food categories only need to bring in enough for whichever service(s) you sign up for, and drop off their food off at least 30 minutes prior to the end of the service (or for the earliest service you sign up for). Your help building this ministry will go a long way to emphasize our welcoming atmosphere at St. Anne's. If you're interested, sign up at the Welcome Table, send an email to LJ Donnell
or sign up at the signup genius:
 You can also reach out to Jennie Wente, Nina Allen, Eileen Ellis or Eve Angerosa.

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Time to Register for VBS 2017
Hero Central - This July at St. Anne's Vacation Bible School we will take kids on awesome adventures alongside their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.
VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation & fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders) discover their strength in God!
Hero Central 2017 Vacation Bible School is taking place from
07/24/2017 to 07/28/2017 each day from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm.
  St. Anne's VBS is open to age 4 through rising 5th grade students. The cost is $60 per student or $30 per student if a parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle etc.  is a volunteer for the week with us.  To register please go to this website
Unfortunately we cannot accept payment online so you will need to send a check made payable to St. Anne's with "VBS 2017" in the memo line.  Please send the check to St. Anne's, ATTN: Susan Allen, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston, VA 20190. 
Please contact Susan with any questions,
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Spring Cleaning
Help make St. Anne's beautiful inside and out! We have two Spring Cleaning days, the first being on May 6th. You can sign up for a 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. morning shift or a 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. afternoon shift, we will be firing up the grill and serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up here or call into the office for more info!
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Stewards of the Earth -- Celebrate Earth Day for The Entire Month of April!
It is April and we have begun our "Stewardship of the Earth" Initiative! We will offer different tips in the e-news and in the (now green!) announcements on how to better conserve the environment around us at home, at church and beyond!

There is a lovely tree in the Library. Next to this tree there is a little basket of bright green leaves! On these leaves please contribute your prayers and plans for the world. If you have set up a compost pile in your back yard, tell us! If you have a prayer for the rain forests, write it down and hang it up! Every leaf we see gives us heart and hope for the future of our planet.

There will also be bright pink blossoms on this tree. These all contain items from our Green Committee Wish List. Here at St. Anne's we are hoping to keep pushing to be more conservation minded, that includes everything from recycled paper to automatic light switches. Pluck the flowers from the tree that represent your donation to the fund and write a check or place cash in an envelope for the amount on the flower. In the memo line or in a note in the envelope write that the money is designated for the green fund and the particular item you hope to have purchased, then either place it in the mail or LJ Donnell's mailbox in the office! Helping us fulfill our goal would be a perfect way for you to be a steward of the earth! 

"Let us hear You through our encounters with Your creation." - EfM Prayer

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Movies that Make You Think -- Spring Season
Join us to watch and discuss films on different themes.  Screening will begin shortly after the 5:00 p.m. service, around 6:30 p.m. in the Library. 

Seating is limited to 30 people so sign up is required! Go to this link to sign up.  Jon and Sonya Payne are our hosts. The movies are followed by a short, managed discussion. Pizza is provided; please bring a side-dish to share.
Please note the movie rating.
Spring theme: BELIEF: Join us to explore belief and disbelief from different perspectives.
April 9 (Palm Sunday):  Jesus of Montreal  (1989) (R) 
A group of Montreal actors stage a radically revised Passion Play, and find that their real lives start to resemble those of their characters.
May 14: The Innocents  (2016) (PG-13)
The true story of a French doctor in 1945 Poland who visits a convent to find several of the nuns in advanced stages of pregnancy.
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Monday Book Group Discussion
Our next book will be It's All Over But the Shoutin, by Rick Bragg and discussed on April 24th at Cafe Montmartre. 
This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most.
            But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives--and the country that shaped and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.  
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Lay Eucharistic Visitors
St. Anne's sends out trained and licensed Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) to conduct Communion services every second and fourth Sunday mornings for residents of the Sunrise Senior Living Reminiscence Neighborhood and the Tall Oaks Assisted Living. LEVs are also on call to visit parishioners who are hospitalized or homebound. Our LEVs share more than consecrated elements, they share the love and sense of community embodied in our church family. Interested in learning more? Please call Rich Geissler (703) 255-2494 or (703) 966.7111.
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