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Summer Season Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. 
Rite I without music

10:00 a.m.
Rite II

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

Have a good summer!
Mark your Calendar

Grill Night
August 2nd

Last Day for Backpacks
August 6th

LJ Donnell's Baby Shower
August 6th

Food Pantry Day
August 17th

Camping Sign-Up
August 27th

Autumn Camping Weekend
September 15-17

October 21st

Helping Hands

Please call or email the Church Office should you or someone you  know need a
Helping Hand.
This month's helping hand's leader is 
Rosie Horn


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Readings for Sunday, 
August 6th
Exodus 34:29-35
2 Peter 1:13-21
Luke 9:28-36
Psalm 99

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August 2, 2017   
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Another Successful Year of VBS! 

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There will be no  Wednesday   Noon  Eucharist during the month of August.  That weekly service will resume in early September.
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Gleaning Apples to Fight Hunger

Apple Gathering -  October 21  - Save The Date! fruit-basket.jpg

We will be gathering for our annual visit to the orchard to gather apples for local food pantries.  Lots of fun for adults and children alike.  Have a good time and help our local communities.  

More information as the date gets closer.
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Back to School Backpacks for Kids in Need
Back to School Backpacks - Take advantage of  tax-free shopping days!

The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday/Tax Free Weekend is Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th and August 6th is also our deadline for backpacks!

Each summer St. Anne's partners with Cornerstones' back-to-school backpack drive by collecting backpacks for children in the Herndon/Reston area.  Backpacks are provided to children who qualify for free or reduced-fee lunches and whose families often have to make a choice between food and bills or school supplies.  Please consider picking up a quality backpack, available in many stores during the summer, while you're out doing errands. If we each bring one we can make a substantial contribution to the drive and can greatly help a a family in need. They're looking for good quality backpacks in the following sizes:

High School Size 20"H x 14"W x 7"D (this is the area with the most need)
Middle School Size 18"H x 13" W x 6"D
Elementary School Size 16"H x 12"W x 5"D

Drop them off here at St. Anne's in the bin in the Narthex and we'll get them delivered.

Stephanie Hando
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Grill Night for August 2nd!!!
This week's grill master is Terri Cox! If it looks fun, let us know and we can put you on the master list!
Bring something to grill and something to share; enjoy fellowship and the setting sun. It's a wonderful way to relax and enjoy a chat after a long day.  If you are interested in helping at Grill Night please contact the Church Office.
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Our Dungannon Group 

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Fall Parish Camping Trip
How does this sound? Pitch a tent, take a hike, gather around the campfire, kayak or canoe on the Shenandoah River, or just sit and enjoy the view, good company, and the great outdoors. 

Join us September 15-17, 2017 for the Fall Parish Camping Trip in Shannondale, WV, just 10 miles south of Harpers Ferry and only an hour away from St. Anne's .  Space is limited to 30 people and the trip fills up fast! 

Signup at the Welcome Table beginning Sunday, August 27. Questions? Please contact Mother Laura
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Movies that make ME/You think!
Forty people packed into our Summer Season finale to watch "Babette's Feast" and enjoyed a great discussion afterwards with Father John and Gabe Kajeckas.  Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Fall series.
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 Don't miss our all-ages parish weekend retreat at Shrine Mont,  October 27-29, 2017 .  More information coming soon about this wonderful way to get to know one another in a relaxed setting in the mountains of Virginia.
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Our 2017 Shrine Mont Parish Retreat Needs You!  
We are creating a retreat weekend that appeals to all ages and to do that we are planning to offer multiple activities during various times over the weekend.  Are you great at making beaded necklaces and bracelets? Do you play an instrument and would love to lead a sing-along?  Can you teach magic tricks?  Lead a hike?  Teach others how to knit? Organize a soccer game?  These are just examples; what is something you love to do and would be willing to teach or experience with others? 

Send ideas of what you are willing to lead by Sunday, August 20 to Mother Laura.
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Susan Leads our VBS Heroes!!!!

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It's a Baby Shower Coffee Hour!! 
 LJ Donnell is going to "bee" a mom!
Your'e invited to welcome LJ and John's Baby BOY!
Sunday, August 6th during Coffee Hour after the 10AM service
Gift Cards are especially welcome from: Target, Harris Teeter, Amazon, Babies-R-Us, Costco and Restaurants!
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Children's Chapel for children age preschool through 5th grade is offered on Sundays in Room 6 during the 10:00 a.m. service and will be offered every Sunday through August 27.  

Many thanks to our Children's Chapel leaders for their ministry this summer!
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Eat! Pray! Learn! Education for Ministry Enrolling Students NOW!
We are currently enrolling for next year and have a few spaces open. EfM is a four year program of theological reflection and study offered by University of the South in Sewanee, TN.  The focus of the program is on life as ministry and understanding that ministry. If you are curious and would like to learn more, please reach out to Eleanor Ware at   (571-235-3277 ).
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Updating our Member Directory
We are in the process of updating our Member  Directory  and we need YOUR input.  After all services in July we'll be sitting at a table in the Narthex so you can make sure that we've got your most up-to-date information.  Just stop by, check what we currently have on file for you and let us know if its OK or not.  If you'd like to see our Data Privacy Policy visit .
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Yes  your  photos!  Have you taken  photos at St. Anne's that you'd like to share with our community and beyond?   We're sure you have got some fantastic ones and  we'd love to see them.  

The more recent the better however  we'd like to see everything you have that's St. Anne's oriented.  If you're not sure, send them anyway!  From  your phone or computer just email them to and let us know the occasion if there was one.
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Monday Book Group Discussion
Our next meeting is Monday, September 18th at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be located at CafĂ© Montmartre.

Evicted by Matthew Desmond
In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as "wrenching and revelatory" (The Nation), "vivid and unsettling" (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible
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