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St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 22, 2017

ALL SAINTS’ DAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

We will be celebrating All Saints’ Day next Sunday, the 29th.  Please email the first names of your loved ones who have passed away that you would like remembered during the service on the 29th to secretary@saechurch.org.

PROJECT FAITH AND EDUCATION WINTER DRIVE

Project FEWD is a combination of the Ankeny Faith Community and the Education Community to provide winter clothing including coats, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to children enrolled in any of the Ankeny schools’ pre-K through 12th grade.

St. Anne’s members wishing to donate may leave their items in the box in the fellowship area. The clothes will be transported to the giving sites.

ST. ANNE’S MEMORIAL GARDEN FUNDRAISER

Cremation rates in Iowa are at over 40 percent.  The Ankeny, Iowa area does not have a Memorial Garden associated with a church.  St. Anne’s Episcopal Church wishes to offer the option of a sacred space for in ground interment of ashes to the public. Funds are needed for the development of the Memorial Garden to be located on the grounds of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Ankeny, Iowa.

All donations are tax deductible. Please click on the link below to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/bx974-st-annes-memorial-garden

St. Anne’s will also be collecting bottles and cans to support the building and maintenance of a Memorial Garden at St. Anne’s.  Please bring your donations of cans and bottles to St. Anne’s and place them in the box beneath the table in the Parish Hall or the black garbage can outside labeled “bottles and cans only”.  Please rinse out your bottles and cans and do not include the lids.  Thank you!

MOWING AT ST. ANNE’S

A volunteer is needed to mow the church lawn on or about October 28th.  Thank you for helping keep St. Anne’s an attractive corner in Ankeny!

CONSECRATION SUNDAY

Join your St. Anne’s family on Sunday, November 5 when we celebrate Consecration Sunday and respond to the blessings we have received by supporting St. Anne’s financially for the upcoming year.

Join us for the potluck luncheon after the service.  Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided.  Please sign up in the Parish Hall for a side dish to compliment the meal.

ANKENY COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Please mark your calendars for the annual Ankeny Community Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm.  This ecumenical service will be held at Ankeny Christian Church, 2506 SW Third Street.

Influenza Season 2017-18

What is new this year?

  • Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use this season. The nasal spray is not recommended, even though it has been relicensed for this season.
  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.
  • Pregnant women may receive any licensed, recommended, and age appropriate flu vaccine.
  • Two new quadrivalent (four component) flu vaccines have been licensed

Flu vaccine options

  • Standard dose flu shots.
  • High dose shots for older people
  • Shots made with adjuvant for older people
  • Shots made with virus grown in cell culture
  • Shots made using a vaccine production technology (recombinant vaccine) that does not require the use of flu virus.

When should I get vaccinated?

  • You should get the vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop to protect against the flu. Immunizations should be finished by the end of October if possible.
  • Children need two doses so they should start earlier to complete immunization by the end of October.

Can I get a flu vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?

  • People who have experienced only hives after exposure to egg can get any licensed flu vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health.
  • People who have symptoms other than hives after exposure to eggs such as respiratory distress, light headedness, vomiting or needed epinephrine can get vaccine appropriate for their age but in a medical facility.

When will the United States have a flu epidemic?

  • Most of the time the flu peaks between December and February and can last as late as May. The Center for Disease Control monitors the flu throughout the US and reports the estimated number of cases and the location of the greatest concentration on its website.

What can I do to protect myself and others from getting the flu?

  • Most importantly everyone 6 months of age and older should get immunized before the start of the flu season.
  • Stay home if you think you may be ill.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Stay away from young children, persons with chronic illnesses (especially respiratory illness) and the elderly if you are sick.

Where can I get a flu vaccine?

Vaccination is readily available through pharmacies, clinics, Dr. offices and the local health department. Many employers give immunizations to their employees to reduce absenteeism and sick time costs. Senior meal sites also give immunizations. The flu vaccine is covered under many insurance programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

Source: Http//www.cdc.Frequently asked flu questions 2017-18 influenza season

 

Project Faith and Education Winter Drive (FEWD)

What is this?

Project FEWD is a combination of the Ankeny Faith Community and the Education Community to provide winter clothing including coats, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to children enrolled in any of the Ankeny schools pre K through 12 grade.

How can we as a church become involved?

Churches who do not already have a relationship with an education center are encouraged to partner with the FEWD clothing drive.

Churches are asked to collect clothing through the month of October. Donations may be delivered to any of the 16 education centers or project volunteers will pick up the clothing from your church.

St. Anne’s members wishing to donate may leave their items in the box in the fellowship area. The clothes will be transported to the giving sites.

Who is eligible to receive the clothing?

Families are asked to give the name of the school their child attends. There is not income guideline or other qualification necessary.

When is clothing distributed?

Scheduled distribution of the clothing is Saturday, November 11 from 12:00-3:00 pm and Monday, November 13 from 4:30-7:30 pm at Parkview Middle school in the performance center at 105 NW Peasant Street.

DMARC DONATION OF THE MONTH

Diapers

 

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THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S

Sunday, October 22

YOUTH SUNDAY

10:00 am Holy Eucharist

Monday, October 23

6:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous
6:30 pm Liturgy/ Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 24

 

Wednesday, October 25

6:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous
9:30 am Healing Service
6:30 pm Bible Study

Thursday, October 26

 

Friday, October 27

6:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous
12:00 noon Alcoholics Anonymous

Saturday, October 28

 

Sunday, October 29

10:00 am Holy Eucharist and All Saints’ Celebration
5:00 pm Neighborhood Meal