A FEW THINGS:
Giving is down in May, after holding steady in the first months of lockdown. If you are able to make a financial contribution, please do. Your church depends on it. It’s easy to set up text-to-give and after that, it’s as simple as texting a dollar amount. Get started by texting GIVE to 504-565-2682. You can also give using our EasyTithe website tool and of course, an old-fashioned check in the mail is still welcome.
Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, is this Sunday -- bring out your red! It’s our tradition to wear red on this festival day, as a symbol of the fire of the Holy Spirit, and you’re invited to get creative with this at home. Get out your red track suit or fancy crimson hat or scarlet coffee mug (or hey, a bloody/virgin mary also counts) and let us know in the worship service chat or tag us on Facebook.
Parish Directories are attached to this email and also available on the Mount Olivet and Annunciation websites for viewing, printing, or saving to your phone! Need to correct/update your listing? Let Kyran know!
Lagniappe! We have a new livestreaming number for people who want to listen to our live worship service over landline or mobile phone: 504-509-4650. Spread the word!
CHURCH SERVICES, EVENTS, ACTIVITIES
This Sunday both Annunciation and Mt. Olivet will meet again at 10 am on YouTube Live for readings, prayers, and music, with lay readers and music ministers, Jessica Holl and Steven Kennedy participating live from home. We'll also be joined by guest musicians Jesse and Lulu Reeks (piano and violin). For a copy of this Sunday bulletin, go here.
After the service, fill your mug and jump over to Zoom Meeting ID 504 895 8697 for Coffee Hour. In order to make sure everyone has time to visit, we have created breakout rooms organized by parish. If you find yourself in the wrong breakout room or just want to switch it up, let the moderator know!
Here is a complete list of online events scheduled through next Thursday:
Email or text Fr. Duane for the Zoom password. It is the same for every meeting at both churches.
Would you like to provide Altar Flowers for our Sunday service broadcast? Email Suzanne Fontan firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Fr. Duane know at Duane@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com
Would you like to join Annunciation or Mount Olivet?
Would you like to consider joining Annunciation or Mount Olivet? Fr. Duane will begin an inquirers class on the first Sunday of June, 06/07 at 6 pm on Zoom. First Sunday Seekers will meet once a month for four months - a total of four classes. Classes will last 90 minutes. This exploratory class is open to anyone, whether you seek baptism, renewal of your faith, or simply to transfer your membership from another church. Contact Fr. Duane at Duane@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com to sign up to attend.
Happening #84 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for September 25-27, 2020. Further details on registration will be available in late August. The Diocese is reaching out to those who have registered for the May weekend. If you have any questions, please email the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles at email@example.com
Diaper Drive - endings on Pentecost Sunday
We have set up an Amazon wish list to make it easy to donate diapering supplies to our community's vulnerable migrant children served by the New Orleans Children's Health Project. At check out, choose Philip Howell for the shipping address, and Megan and Philip will get the donations where they need to go.
Shopping from Amazon? Help support Annunciation.
Your purchases made through our link at smile.amazon.com help support Annunciation at no extra cost to you. To select us as your preferred charity, visit smile.amazon.com and search for Church of the Annunciation Episcopal Foundation.
Neighbors in Need
Mount Olivet. The Algiers Point Lil Free Pantry continues to accept donations at the community garden at 615 Opelousas Street.
Annunciation. 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.
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 at Annunciation or Cyndi Hardy at Mount Olivet. 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 www.MountOlivet.org/Give.
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check to your church.
PRAYER REQUESTS for both parishes
Intercessions are requested for Buzz, Maida, Molly, Adrian, John, Amy, Mark, Katie, Kim’s aunt, Matt & Jennifer, Sam Milstead, Carol, Brooke, Sonny, Joyce Barefield, Sadie, Doug Kuylen, families in crisis, victims of domestic violence, all children, and Memorial Hospital in the Bahamas. Prayers for safe travel for April. Prayers of thanksgiving for Sudurika’s continued recovery, for Becky, for ICU staff, for Cynthia Hill’s father’s health, for Cyndi’s good health, and for continued healing of Morris and Gillian. Prayers for Members of the Armed Forces, especially Sergeant Major Patrick Milstead and TSgt Earl Dontavious Moorer. Prayers for May birthdays: Olive Campbell 05/01, Kerri Rose 05/02, Rhonzasé Washington 05/02, Rocky McGuire 05/02, Derrick Washington 05/03, Crickett Lapeyre 05/06, Miuna Mae Nyx 05/06, Ned Rannells 05/06, Dennis Bergeron III 05/08, Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles 05/10, Annette Sisco 05/13, Benjamin Kennedy 5/15, Corey Crooks Sr. 5/17, Cynthia Hill 05/19, Hazel Rue 05/20, Meghan Howell 05/23, CR Gruver 5/25, Valerie Mohammed 05/20
Do you or does someone you know need our prayers? Please submit prayer requests by the end of Monday for inclusion in the weekly news/service bulletin by contacting Rev. Duane at Duane@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com or (504) 357-8211. Prayer requests will automatically expire after one month on the list. If you want to renew a request, just let us know.
Our online worship services are best viewed and heard through your internet-enabled TV. Open the YouTube app or channel and use the search window to locate Church of the Annunciation Episcopal and subscribe to our YouTube Live channel.
You can also watch on your computer or smartphone through our website.
Please note that our online services are live and subject to unforeseen technological glitches. Should our broadcast freeze, lose audio, video, or otherwise be interrupted, be patient. If we haven’t sorted it out in a minute or two, you can try refreshing the page. If it’s been several minutes or you see a notice that the video has been removed (due to overaggressive artificial intelligence monitors), go back to our main YouTube landing page and check to see if we’ve started over with a new feed. Perhaps use this time to pray for your worship team. It certainly can’t hurt.
Be sure to like and follow our pages, facebook.com/AnnunciationNOLA and facebook.com/MountOlivetAlgiersPoint/
Zoom is a video-conferencing tool that is free and very easy to use. If you already have Zoom and know how to join a meeting, our meeting IDS are the same as our main phone numbers. 504 895 8697 for Annunciation, and 504 366 4650 for Mount Olivet. We use the same password for all our meetings. Message Father Duane if you don’t know it.
Zoom works best when we can all see each other, but if you do not have access to a computer or smartphone with a video camera, you can still join in by telephone. Dial (346) 248-7799 and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID. Call Father Duane for the numeric passcode.
News is emailed weekly and posted to our website https://www.annunciationepiscopal.com/ shortly after. If you have announcements to include in weekly news, please send them to Kyran at email@example.com.