BE THE BRIDGE PARISH FORUM RESCHEDULED FOR THIS SUNDAY
All those who participated in Be the Bridge small groups are asked to attend a forum on zoom on Sunday, September 20 from 7-8:30 pm with the aim of identifying next steps for our churches on the path toward racial reconciliation work. Zoom Meeting ID number 504 895 8697.
A short, midweek Eucharist is offered at both Annunciation and Mount Olivet, beginning Wednesday, September 16 at Annunciation and Thursday, September 17 at Mount Olivet (see below for times). A maximum of 12 people can attend each service, and advance reservations are required for each person attending. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 504-895-8697, EXT 3 or go to mountoliveteucharist.eventbrite.com OR annunciationeucharist.eventbrite.com to reserve a spot. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis and must be made no later than two hours prior to the service. All services are open to members of both churches.
September Eucharist Dates/Times
09/16 6 pm Annunciation
09/17 6 pm Mount Olivet (courtyard) (moved from 11am)
09/23 6 pm Annunciation
09/24 6 pm Mount Olivet
09/30 6 pm Annunciation
EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK:
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
Prayers are published in the weekly email newsletter (unless confidentially is rquested). 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.
Play with Fire! Be an acolyte!
Jackson Nettles, Annunciation’s senior acolyte, will provide training for acolytes before in person worship resumes October 11. 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 at email@example.com. You can donate $40 towards the flowers or arrange them yourself.
PARISH & DIOCESAN NEWS
Vestries for both Annunciation and Mount Olivet will meet September 27, 4-6pm
Hurricane Sally Relief
Please check with the Episcopal Diocese of the Gulf Coast in the coming days to find out how to donate to assist with recovery work in South Alabama and Northwest Florida.
Fall 2020 Silent Retreat
Brother Todd van Alstyne, OP will lead a Silent Retreat at The Solomon Conference Center 10/16/2020 - 10/18/2020 for the people and friends of The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. Brother Todd will be joined by Dominican Sister, Onaye Farrish all the way from the Diocese of Mississippi for this weekend of refreshment, renewal and rest! Go to seccla.org/events2/fall-2020-silent-retreat for additional details and to register.
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.
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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