Happy New Year and 10th day of Christmas! Can you believe it's already 2018? The Christmas Eve service was very special this year. I've attached a photo below. You can also visit our Facebook page to hear Miriam Kennedy's beautiful solo at the start of the service. https://www.facebook.com/AnnunciationNOLA (You don't have to sign up for Facebook to view the video posted on December 25, 2017. When the "Do you want to sign up?" pops up, click "not now.")
This Sunday, January 7, 2018, we will mark Epiphany with a service of Lessons and Carols. This is a family service. The children will bring up the Wise Men from the rear of the church. There will be a special presentation of the Gospel similar to what the children hear each week in Godly Play. We will also have a duet by Jessica and Mother Jane-Allison as well as other special music. This will mark the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Epiphany-tide also known as Carnival Season to those of us in New Orleans!
Immediately following the service, we will have the Annual Parish Meeting. This is a time for a new Vestry to be elected as well as for us to reflect on 2017 and discuss some plans and ideas for 2018. The meeting will last no more than one hour. We have much to celebrate! While only members can vote for the Vestry, anyone who attends Annunciation is welcome to attend the Annual Parish Meeting. It is a necessary and important part of our community life. You will be out in plenty of time for the Saints game.
The meeting is a potluck lunch, so please bring something for us to all share. There is no sign up sheet. Bring something delicious like you always do! :)