SUNDAY NOVEMBER 08 LIVESTREAM ONLY,
NO EUCHARIST NOV 04
A PASTORAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM REV. DUANE
Friends, we have a great past few weeks with the outdoor in-person services. There are so many folks to thank for creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can be together. Behind the scenes, this is a tremendous amount of work on the church staff. If we are going to get through this time well, we need to take regular moments of rest and reflection. As such, I have given all of them off on Sunday, November 8. It will give the staff some time to reflect and regroup. In order to give them this time off, we will need to gather online only for Sunday, November 8 at 10am. There is no Godly Play on 11/8. We will return to in-person gatherings and online on Sunday, November 15. Midweek Eucharist for Wednesday, November 4, will also be postponed to November 11.
GET TEXT ALERTS FOR WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
Send the text EZSUNDAY to 474747 to opt-in to receive an alert should an in-person service be cancelled on account of weather.
EVENING PRAYER 6 PM SUNDAY ONLINE ONLY
A service of Evening Prayer, Rite II will be said on Sunday at 6 pm and livestreamed on Facebook.
Email or text Rev. Duane for the Zoom password. It is the same for every meeting at both churches. Or SIGN UP FOR WEEKLY EMAIL NEWS TO GET LINKS FOR 1-CLICK ACCESS TO ZOOM MEETINGS
Minister to the Homeless - Volunteers Needed
The Broadmoor Improvement Association is seeking volunteers to help with tent set-up and distributing bagged lunches, toiletries, and other resources to individuals experiencing homelessness in the area, through the Program of Hope Ministry, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church. The program operates Wednesdays, starting November 4th, from 10am-11:30am. Volunteers must be able to adhere to CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines and be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Please contact Bethanie Mangigian, BIA Wellness Director, for more information.
Play with Fire! Be an acolyte!
Jackson Nettles, Annunciation’s senior acolyte, will provide training for acolytes. This is open to children at both churches ages 4 and up. For the wee ones, we have the children's cross. Older kids will carry the large cross and torches. Email Jackson to sign up.
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sponsor the Sunday Altar Flowers by signing up with Suzanne Fontan. You can donate $40 towards the flowers or arrange them yourself.
PARISH & DIOCESEAN NEWS
Sermon Series: Everything You Wondered About Being An Episcopalian
(Or Maybe Forgot)
In lieu of using a classroom format for our fall introduction/refresher on our history, tradition and theology, Rev. Duane is going to cover these topics in a 4-week sermon series, beginning this Sunday. If you are thinking about being confirmed, reaffirmed, or received at Annunciation or Mount Olivet (or are wondering what those terms even mean), this series is especially for you!
SUN, OCT 18 Christianity 101
SUN, OCT 25 Episcopalians 101
SUN, NOV 01 Liturgy 101
SUN, NOV 08 Parish History 101
Vestries for both Annunciation and Mount Olivet will meet November 15, 1-3 pm.
Episcopal Church Women Annual Gathering
All women of the church are invited to the 133rd annual gathering of Episcopal Church Women, Diocese Of Louisiana On Thursday, November 19th, 2020 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Maureen Young at 504-897-3420.
Prayers are published in the weekly email newsletter (unless confidentially is requested). Please submit prayer requests to www.annunciationepiscopal.com/prayers or contact Rev. Duane at Duane@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com or (504) 357-8211. Prayer requests will automatically expire from our email announcements after one month. If you want to renew a request, just let us 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 to Annuciation
Donate online to Mount Olivet
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check.
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