Announcements

Services are Streamed Live

We are unable to stream our services directly to this page at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Services can be viewed live by visiting:

www.facebook.com/saintannsamsterdam

 

Follow along with the bulletin for Sunday 11/27

Follow along with the bulletin for Sunday 12/4


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Advent Taize Prayer Service


 

An Advent Taize service will be celebrated on Friday, 12/9 at 6:30 pm.    A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations. The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again,” according to an introduction in a Taizé songbook. “The words are sung over many times.”  




Christmas Angel Tree


 

Our Christmas Angel Tree began on Sunday, 11/20. The gifts must be placed by the side altar WRAPPED with the tag attached by Sunday, 12/11.  Please remember to sign the list for which tag(s) you are taking.
 




Women's Group


 

The Women's Group would like to invite you to our next meeting on December 15 (@ CP’s Restaurant, 17 Main St, Hagaman) at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. the fundamental focuses of this group are fellowship, faith, prayer, and participation/service with/for people in the community.

In appreciation for the gifts and skills each person may possess we would like to exten a welcome to anyone in the community who might be interested in joining us, regardless of their religious path. If you have any family members of friends who may enjoy participating in this goup, please feel free to bring them to this meeting.

Please sign up on the Bulletin Board in the Church Hall if you will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you.

The currently scheduled meetings are: 12/15, 1/16, 2/13, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15




Hanging of the Greens

Hanging of the Greens:  We will decorate the church for Christmas on Sun, 12/18 after the 9:30 am service.




Come and Celebrate the Birth of Christ


 

Our Christmas Eve Service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 24 at 4 pm. We hope to see you. Please plan to invite a friend to join us for worship. There will be no Sunday Services on Sunday, December 25.




Year End Giving


 

All year end giving must be received by Saturday, December 24 in order to be deposited and recorded on your giving statement for 2022. 




Bible Study


 

Romans Bible Study

Begins in January

Sometimes our worship loses its passion. Our prayer life becomes stagnant. We forget why we are serving God. And slowly, subtly, the world's ways become our ways. In this nineteen-session LifeGuide ® Bible Study on the book of Romans addresses these problems, showing us how we can break out of old patterns and become new in Christ. For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.

This study will meet on Thursdays at 6 pm (beginning 1/12) in-person and virtually by clicking here.

Please bring $10 to the parish office by Saturday, December 24 in order to receive your book.

Click here for the complete schedule




Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing:  The parish office will be closed beginning Fri, 12/23 and will reopen on Mon, 1/2.




Prayer Requests / Email Newsletter




Have you remembered St. Ann's in your estate planning?


 

In order to conduct our programs and maintain our facilities, St. Ann's Episcopal Church conducts an annual stewardship campaign in order to meet our budget needs.  Another source of support are the gifts parishioners and friends leave the church when their life on earth comes to an end. They have been thoughtful in preparing their estate plans and wills to include St. Anns.  Many capital projects have been funded over the years by these types of gifts.

The leadership of St. Ann's would like to make our friends and parishioners aware of this giving opportunity.   

Ways to Make a Planned Gift

  • Bequests & Wills/Living Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Life Insurance & Retirement Accounts
  • Real Estate, Appreciated Property, & Tangible Personal Property
  • Charitable Lead Trust

More information about these different options has been provided by the Episcopal Church Foundation.


Please contact Fr. Neal through the parish office if you are interested in making a bequest or estate gift.

The office phone number is 518-842-2363. All interactions are strictly confidential.