We will end the penitential season on Saturday, March 31 from 3p-5p with a crawfish boil. Everyone is invited to a fun time with crawfish, beer, and/or tea. Invite your friends! At 5pm, we will light the new Easter fire in a short 15-minute service and mark the beginning of Easter. A suggested donation of $12. See Annette Sisco for more details.
Second Collection: Fr. Diaz
Sunday’s second collection goes to aid Fr. Diaz’s work in Honduras. Fr. Diaz is priest over 35 Episcopal (Anglican) churches and missions in two areas of Honduras. Annunciation has supported Fr. Diaz and his predecessor for over five years. Please give during the regular offering using the envelopes in the bulletins.
Stepping Stones Young Adult Retreat
April 28th, 9:30AM - 4PM, St. James, Baton Rouge. This retreat is the second in a series of young adult lay discernment retreats for anyone 18-39 years old who wants to deepen their relationship with Jesus and asks questions like “What is God calling me to do?” or “How do I recognize the Spirit moving in my life?” For more information, visit www.edola.org/events/event/stepping-stones-retreat-prayer
Little Free Pantry
Donations from the parish are welcome. Put them in the box in Vail Hall. The pantry was generously donated by Gustavo Gutierrez and Janie Glade, a long-time friend of Annunciation, who will also maintain it. DONATION GUIDELINES: Food should be in easy-open containers that don’t require a can opener. We also need travel-sized toothpaste, toothbrushes, small packs of wet wipes and diapers, Ensure for infants and adults, and small packets of dry food such as cereal.
Stock the Little Free Pantry Competition
The BLACK TEAM has come back! The Gold Team pulled ahead two short weeks ago, and this week the Black Team fought back! This Sunday, Easter Day is the LAST CHANCE you have to donate and win points for your team! The Black Team currently beats the Gold team by 8 items. If you are a musician or sit on the the Narthex side on the church, you are on the GOLD team. Everyone else on the Jena St. side of the church, you are on the BLACK team. Which team is the most generous? Also, there are 37 items that were left on the pew in the hallway last week in brown paper Robert's bags with no team indicated. Did you leave them? (Be honest, God knows.) If so, let Karen know so your team gets credit!
Father Duane Out of Office
Fr. Duane will be off from Monday, April 2-Saturday, April 7. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call the Senior Warden, Annette Sisco, who can get in touch with Fr. Duane. Annette can be reached at 504-432-9257.
Shades of Praise FREE Concert
Friday, April 6th, 7-8pm, at St. Paul’s UCC Church, 600 Eleonore St. Featuring this year’s Jazz Fest selections
Prayers for health are requested for Robin Yeager, Linda Guillory, Chris Miller, Doug Kuylen, Julie Zitzmann, Noel Prentiss, Reggie Majarrez, Arthur Escalante, Roland Hoffmann, Peter Waring, Al Bemiss, Joseph Carr, and Mark & Amanda Emery. Prayers for safe travels: None. Prayers for the repose of the soul: None. Prayers for birthdays: Jessica Holl Kennedy, Martha Lapeyre, and Vivienne Lapeyre. To request prayers by Wednesday, contact Karen Hall at Karen@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com or (504) 895-8697 ext. 1.