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THIS SUNDAY, ANNUNCIATION GOES TO WASHINGTON!
Rev. Duane is taking some time off, so we are taking a virtual parish field trip to Washington, D.C., for the online service of Holy Eucharist at the National Cathedral at 10:15am CDT this Sunday, August 16. The sermon will be preached by The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., Canon Missioner to the Cathedral. Dr. Hamlin oversees the Cathedral’s outreach and social justice initiatives, including gun violence prevention and racial justice and reconciliation. The service can be viewed on YouTube.com/WNCatheral or Facebook.com/WNCathedral
Following the service, we’ll meet for our usual Zoom coffee hour. Rev. Duane will be on break from August 12 through August 22. Rev. Minka Sprague has agreed to handle any pastoral emergencies. Her number is 504-255-5724.
DIOCESAN YOUTH EVENT THIS SATURDAY!
EpiscoFest is a fun event for 6th-12th grade students to kick-off a new school year together. Join us on Zoom, Saturday, August 15th at 2pm for ice-breakers, games, small groups, and worship. Louisiana youth of all faith backgrounds are invited and last minute registrations are okay! Go to edola.org/youth-calendar or email Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles with any questions.
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YOUR CHURCH IS AS VIBRANT AND ACTIVE AS EVER. HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Email Rev. Duane for the Zoom password. It is the same for every meeting at both churches.
SEE THE FULL LIST OF EVENTS & PARISH NEWS AT www.annunciationepiscopal.com/news
Readers needed! We need people to pre-record readings for our Sunday worship service! If you have a smartphone or computer with video recording ability, you have all the equipment you need. Please email Rev. Duane.
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sign up for Altar Flowers with Suzanne Fontan.
Vestry will meet August 30, 5pm
Neighbors in Need
The Broadmoor Food Pantry has seen the number of clients double in the last month. Stable shelf items can be dropped off at Broadmoor Community Church at 2021 South Dupre Street (next to El Pavo Royal) at the following times:
Resources for Parishioners
Broadmoor Improvement Association exists to help every resident in Broadmoor thrive, and is open to all members of Annunciation, even if you reside outside the neighborhood. They provide affordable counseling and social services for all income levels on a donation basis. Call the BIA at 504-249-5130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hurricane season has unfortunately not been cancelled. Are you prepared? Check out Ready.nola.gov/plan/hurricane/ for information, checklists, and other helpful resources. If you need help evacuating in the event of a hurricane or other disaster, please let Rev. Duane know.
The work of the Church goes on, even if the building is closed. Your generosity is needed and appreciated more than ever. Please give what you can, and if you are concerned about being able to fulfill your pledge, just reach out to Bates Whiteside or Jessica Jackson. Together, we can weather these uncertain times.
The all-around best way to give is with a recurring contribution through your bank account. It’s easy to set this up online, or our Parish Administrator Jessica Jackson can walk you through it. Give her a call at 535-4452. We are also grateful to accept your gift at any time in either of the following ways:
Donate online at www.AnnunciationEpiscopal.com/Give
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check.
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