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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

Take Heart

By | August 14th, 2017|

Romans 10:5-15

Matthew 14:22-33

Amazingly I got to see Hamilton in San Francisco before it closed.  A friend had a ticket and asked if I wanted to go?  Believe it or not I turned her down, until another friend asked me if I was crazy. So I went.  In preparation, I immersed myself in the soundtrack, and […]

God Is Good

By | August 1st, 2017|

Romans 8:26-39

Matthew 13:31-33

Matthew 13:44-52

What are your core beliefs?  Core beliefs include the thoughts and assumptions we hold about ourselves, others, and the world around us. Examples might be:  what goes around comes around, I am smart, I am ugly; people are selfish, life is full of beauty.

Our personal core beliefs consistently affect the way we think, feel and […]

2017

What’s in Your Wallet

By | July 27th, 2017|

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30

Matthew 13:36-43

Recently on NPR I heard there is a pilot program to have cashless stores in Washington state.  Imagine walking into a store and your money being no good.   All of your bills with Washington, Lincoln and Hamilton have no purchasing power.  We have already gone that way on airplanes, where the only […]

Rooted

By | July 18th, 2017|

Romans 8:1-11

Matthew 13:1-9

Matthew 13:18-23

You might have noticed we are reading from Romans and Matthew each week.  I have decided to focus on these two books as we share in our Bible Gatherings. Romans is Paul’s strongest and most developed theological letter and at times can be difficult to understand.  Matthew is the gospel written for […]

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