Thank you to everyone who helped with the Parish Work Days on Friday, 10/27 and Saturday, 10/28. The church belongs to everyone who attends, so thank you for your help with the Fall Cleaning.
Collection Sunday for Father Diaz
It’s the last Sunday of the month, so remember to set aside a dollar (or more!) for Father Diaz, the priest we assist in Honduras. Look for the envelope in the church bulletin or mark a collection envelope for Father Diaz and drop it in the collection plate.
All Saints Memorials
All Saints Day will be observed on Sunday, Nov. 5 this year at Annunciation. If you have a loved one you would like remembered in the service, please fill out the below form and email it to Suzanne Fontan, Altar Guild Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: October 31. A suggested gift of $25 will help support the work of the Altar Guild. Donations accepted through the church's website. Just mark that it is an All Saints donation. www.annunciationepiscopal.com/donation.html
Cheer for the Saints to beat the Chicago Bears!
Gather in Vail Hall after church today to cheer for the New Orleans Saints as they take on the Chicago Bears in the Superdome!
Small Groups are here! Not too late to join in!
Small groups have been meeting using the Andy Stanley video and book, “Starting Point.”
If you weren’t able to come to the small group launch but would like to attend a small group, there is still space available. Talk to Father Duane or Annette Sisco for more information.
REMEMBER! The church will reimburse child care expenses. Transportation can also be provided via cab account and rideshare/gas reimbursement. Facilitators have reimbursement forms.
Volunteer Opportunity: Thanksgiving at Annunciation
Annunciation will host a Thanksgiving Day meal this year for up to 150 people in need. The dinner will be 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 already have $5,000 in donations and are looking to raise another $1,000. We also need 20 volunteers the day of Thanksgiving to assist with serving, cleaning up, and preparation. As it gets closer, we will announce other ways to contribute. 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.
Little Free Pantry update
After observing the ways our community uses our Little Free Pantry, we’ve decided to pace the addition of items to the pantry so there will always be a small selection of essentials available. 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.
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. Mark your calendars! Marcie will have tickets as we get closer.
To the glory of God and in loving memory of Gilmore Hinkson and Hersel Hinkson by Maureen Young. 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, Julie Zitzmann, Lily Darensbourg, Arthur Escalante, Leslie Graf, Roland Hoffmann, Keith Wallace, Shelli Molaison, Louise Morgan, and Noel Prentiss. Prayers for job blessings: April Courtney-Foshee. Prayers for on the anniversary of their birth: Kathy Escalante, Josey Eusey, and Todd Gonczy. Prayers for for safe travels: Father Duane Wiggin-Nettles, Robert Perry, Lily Darensbourg. Prayers for the repose of the soul: James Fergusson and Fr. Daniel Westberg, PhD., Professor of Ethics and Moral Theology at Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary. To request prayers, contact Annette Sisco at (504) 432-9257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.