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/Anne McAnelly

About Anne McAnelly

The Rev. Anne McAnelly has a passion for ministry and welcoming those into the community of faith. Worship is the heart of the ministry of St. Andrew, but we continually seek out new ways to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community. Worship is like the coming together of a family, a family that invites you to be a part of it. So don’t be surprised if Anne hugs you following worship, welcoming you into our family of faith. Anne began serving as Pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in July of 2011. She is a life-long Presbyterian and began serving the church as a young person ordained as an elder at the age of 17. She felt the call to ministry after graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Psychology and Economics. God’s call led her to Princeton Theological Seminary earning her Master of Divinity. With a passion for counseling she also pursued her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. Following graduation she and her husband lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. She began her ministry as Associate Pastor of Counseling and Pastoral Care of First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, TN. Valuing family, Anne placed her children first, assisting in the church in Michigan while dedicating her time to her two young sons. Later she served for 3 years as Parrish Associate for Christian Education of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson, NY. Most recently, she served for five years as Pastor of two churches on Long Island: Remsenburg Community Church and First Presbyterian Church of East Moriches, NY. Anne is a proud parent of two teenage sons, Cooper and Parker.

2017

Live, Move and Have My Being

By | May 22nd, 2017|

Psalm 66:8-20

Acts 17:22-31

I watched the movie Bridget Jones Baby on the flight home from Florida.  This is the third installment of this franchise where an awkward and at one time over weight woman struggles in her relationships.  Ironically, Bridget is faced with a new romantic conundrum: which of two eligible men is the father of […]

A Mother’s Love

By | May 16th, 2017|

Psalm 67

Luke 2:41-51

Happy Mother’s Day!  Today we might have some guests in worship honoring their mother.  On this special holiday, very often we celebrate in ways like attending worship together, preparing a holiday meal or going out to brunch.  Several women I know have said that the best Mother’s Day gift is being together with […]

Christ’s Presence

By | May 2nd, 2017|

Psalm 116:1-4, 

Psalm 116:12-19

Luke 24:13-35

Have you ever been led to something?  On Monday I had planned to go to Pilates after work, but I had the opportunity to visit Lucia a visitor to our church.  So I changed course.   I visited her in her home and then decided to stop by and see Shirley in the […]

2017

A Living Hope

By | April 27th, 2017|

Acts 2:14a

Acts 2:22-32

1 Peter 1:3-9

I have a picture hanging in my room with the scripture verse, “Faith, hope and love abide these three, but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).  I think all three of these are vital to our life with God.  This is especially true for hope, but in this […]