IN-PERSON WORSHIP PLANNED FOR FALL
The vestries of both Annunciation and Mount Olivet parishes have unanimously approved plans to hold outdoor, in-person Sunday worship beginning October 11 on the lawn of Annunciation at 4505 S. Claiborne Ave, near Napoleon Avenue. A special email bulletin will be sent this Sunday to explain the plan in greater depth, and you can expect many more details forthcoming as vestry, clergy, and staff work through logistical and safety issues in coming weeks. We can’t wait to see you!
HURRICANE LAURA RELIEF EFFORTS: 3 WAYS TO HELP
THANK YOU FOR GIVING!
Thanks to all who responded to last week’s appeal to help us make our August giving goal. Annunciation was able to reach the month end target and Mount Olivet exceeded theirs by 25%! Your generosity keeps us connected to God, to each other, and to our communities.
YOUR CHURCH IS AS VIBRANT AND ACTIVE AS EVER.
HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING:
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.
Please lift up in prayer the souls of the following people who recently died, and all those bereaved by their passing: Joyce Barefield (former Annunciation parishioner), Kermit Stelly (ex-husband of Kiki Stelly), and Lucille Kemp, Maureen Young’s sister-in-law.
Do you or does someone you know need our prayers? 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.
Annunciation: Nick Binet (09/04), Russell Young, Sr. (09/06), Pamela Meredith (09/08), Glenys Hall (09/21), Anthony Good Brooks (09/22), Rhyder McGuire (09/23), Steven Kennedy (09/30)
Mt. Olivet: Dennis Whaley (9/7), Adrian Lopez-Salazar (9/8), Heidi Lee (9/11), Jeremy Wolgamott (9/13), Shirley Martin (9/16), Averielle Dean (9/23), Thomas Blevins (9/24), Jimmy Dean, Jr. (9/28)
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 let Rev. Duane know you are interested.
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sign up for Altar Flowers with Suzanne Fontan.
Vestries for both Annunciation and Mount Olivet will meet September 27, 4-6pm
Be the Bridge Parish Forum: NEW DATE!
All those participating in Be the Bridge small groups are asked to attend a forum on zoom on Sunday, September 13 from 7-9pm with the aim of identifying next steps for our churches on the path toward racial reconciliation work.
Neighbors in Need
The Broadmoor Food Pantry is accepting stable shelf items 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 to Annuciation
Donate online to Mount Olivet
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check.
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