Annunciation will host a Thanksgiving Day meal this year for up to 150 people in need. The dinner will be served from 11am-1pm and is open to anyone in the community who would like to come. We will also provide meals to those who are homebound and unable to get out. The main course is being prepared and donated by the Audubon Institute’s Head Chef. We also need 20 volunteers the day of Thanksgiving to assist with serving, cleaning up, and preparation. We need volunteers from 8am-2:00pm. After the community meal is served, the day’s volunteers will be invited to sit down to a wonderful Thanksgiving Meal together in Vail Hall. Martha McKnight (504-228-1878 or MarthaCMcKnight@gmail.com) and Robin Yeager (504-295-4800 or Volunteer@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com) are on the organizing committee. Please contact Martha or Robin to sign up to help.
Thanksgiving Day Service
A Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on Thursday, November 23 at 10:30am followed by the Thanksgiving Community Meal from 11am-1pm.
Little Free Pantry
Donations from the parish are welcome. Give them to Robin Yeager or to Kathy and Arthur Escalante so they can moderate the distribution. 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.
Next Vestry Meeting: Sunday, 11/19
The next Vestry meeting is Sunday, November 19 at 5:30pm at the church.
Shades of Praise Christmas concert
The Shades of Praise Christmas Concert will be held at the Nims Center at St. Charles and Napoleon avenues Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and up. See Marcie Courtney for tickets or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast
On Thursday, Nov. 30th, the HIV/AIDS ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana is hosting the annual World Aids Day minister's prayer breakfast at St. George's Episcopal Church at 4600 St. Charles Ave. at 9:30 a.m. All people interested in HIV/ AIDS are welcome. St. George's Episcopal Church, 4600 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans
Emotional Sobriety: Weekend retreat for women who are or wish to be in recovery.
The Addictions Recovery Ministry of the Diocese of Louisiana announces its annual weekend for women who are or who wish to be in recovery. The 2017 weekend will take place at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, Louisiana, January 19-21, 2018. The facilitator is Sr. Linda Fischer, ASC. She is a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ order. She is a grateful recovering alcoholic for the past 27 years. She has been involved full time in the 12 step retreat ministry since 2005.
The theme of this weekend is Emotional Sobriety. Sr. Linda calls on her own journey in recovery as one of the greatest blessings in her life. Emotional Sobriety can be described as living a balanced life and having the ability to deal with life and with all of its joys and struggles in a healthy manner. When individuals become addicted to, or in a relationship with those in addiction, emotional growth is halted. When recovery begins they can once again focus on their own emotional growth and receiving a deep inner strength that they can rely one. Emotional Sobriety is closely linked to serenity, which in an unshakable sense of inner peace that people find in recovery. During this weekend we will look at the signs of Emotional Sobriety & their relationship to the 12 step program. The event will be held at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, Louisiana. More information and registration here: http://www.solomoncenter.org/Events-and-Registrations
Sunday’s Altar Flowers are offered to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Mrs. Martha Vaughn Gasquet and Mrs. Ann Martha Percival by the Altar Guild. If you would like to donate flowers for the altar, please contact the Altar Guild director, Suzanne Fontan, at (504) 430-6879 or email@example.com. The suggested donation is $40.
Prayers for health are requested for Reggie Majarrez, Hazel Rue, Julie Zitzmann, Lily Darensbourg, Arthur Escalante, Leslie Graf, Roland Hoffmann, Keith Wallace, Shelli Molaison, Louise Morgan, Joyce Barefield, and Noel Prentiss. Prayers for job blessings: April Courtney-Foshee and Sudurika M. Prayers for safe travels: Lily Darensbourg. Prayers for the repose of the soul: None. Prayers for birthdays: None. To request prayers, contact Annette Sisco at (504) 432-9257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.