What’s the buzz at Annunciation & Mount Olivet
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HELP US MAKE OUR AUGUST GIVING GOAL
Staying connected in this time of pandemic presents your church with unique operating costs, in addition to the upkeep of our building and usual overhead. Please give as you are able. An automatically recurring weekly gift through your bank account or credit/debit card gives you one less thing to remember, and helps keep our cash flow stable.
REV. DUANE IS BACK THIS SUNDAY WITH COMBINED SERVICE
Going forward, the 10am Sunday service will be a combined service hosted by Mount Olivet and Annunciation. For the next couple of weeks, we will continue with online only services. The combined Vestries are meeting together this Sunday, August 30 to discuss in-person worship possibilities.
GREEN LIGHT FOR PARENT EDUCATIONAL CO-OP AT MT. OLIVET
The Diocese has given the greenlight for Mount Olivet to proceed with a Parent Educational Co-op in the Parish Hall. The Co-op is a ministry of Mount Olivet that will welcome 12 families and 14 children into the Parish Hall on school days that the International School of Louisiana (Algiers Point) is hosting remote learning. The children will work on their remote assignments together with supervision from parent volunteers. This will enable parents to have a much needed break or return to work. During this time, the Parish Hall cannot be used by any other groups, including church members. Please do not enter the Parish Hall, even after hours or on the weekends, as we need to maintain a clean environment.
SUPPORT THE HURRICANE RELIEF FUND
Episcopal Development and Relief has a Hurricane Relief Fund to help vulnerable communities devastated by Hurricane Laura and other Gulf Coast storms. Your gift will provide their partners on the ground with critical supplies, such as food and water, pastoral care and other urgent needs. You’ll also help assist with the long-term efforts needed to rebuild and heal. Go to support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief to donate or learn more.
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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.
Do you or does someone you know need our prayers? Please submit prayer requests to www.annunciationepiscopal.com/prayers or contact Rev. Duane by email or phone/text (504) 357-8211.
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.
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sign up for Altar Flowers with Suzanne Fontan.
Vestries of both Annunciation and Mount Olivet will meet August 30, 4-6 pm
Be the Bridge Parish Forum
All those participating in Be the Bridge small groups are asked to attend a forum on zoom on Wednesday Sept 16 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 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.
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 at www.AnnunciationEpiscopal.com/Give
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check.
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