FATHER DUANE ON VACATION AUG 12-22
Father Duane has booked some time off from August 12 through August 22. We will attend virtual services at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, August 16, followed by our usual Zoom coffee hour.
Rev. Minka Sprague has agreed to handle any pastoral emergencies. Her number is 504-255-5724.
EpiscoFest is a fun event for 6th-12th grade students to kick-off a new school year together. Join us on Zoom, Saturday, August 15th at 2pm for ice-breakers, games, small groups, and worship. EpiscoFest welcomes youth of all faith backgrounds from around Louisiana. When we're not busy dancing and playing, EpiscoFest will share the lives and experiences of Saints of Color.
Register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. Email the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
VESTRY SETS RECORD FOR FASTEST MEETING OF ALL TIME
Our hard-working, laser-focused Vestry members met on Zoom last Sunday in advance of our Parish Picnic/Bingo event, and carried out important Parish business in an extremely efficient and productive 27 minutes! Decisions were made to approve the Diocesan assessment of $17,021 for 2021 and to approve a lease for a new tenant, Lemons are Blue. The board also agreed that the church building will remain closed for the month of August. They will continue on a month-by-month basis to review the prospects for safe re-opening. The vestry meets again August 30 at 5 pm.
Your current vestry members are
Marcie Courtney, Senior Warden
Todd Gonczy, Junior Warden
Pamela Merideth, Secretary
Bates Whiteside, Treasurer
*7th seat vacant
Andrew Lapeyre, Assistant Treasurer (ex-officio)
Michael Carbo, Chancellor (ex-officio)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP:
Email or text Fr. Duane for the Zoom password. It is the same for every meeting at both churches. Or sign up for our weekly email and get an easy 1-click link every week.
NEWS FROM OUR DIOCESE
A Pastoral Letter from The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana:
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 Fr. Duane know at Duane@AnnunciationEpiscopal.com
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sign up for Altar Flowers with by emailing Suzanne Fontan.
Vestry will meet August 30, 5pm
Racial Reconciliation Small Groups
We now have four small groups studying Latasha Morrison’s book, Be the Bridge, Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation. This newest meets on Zoom every Sunday at 8pm, and is designed to accommodate the schedules of parents with young children. If that sounds like you, let Grace Slattery (504-331-2693) know you are interested!
The e-book is available from Amazon (smile.amazon.com/ch/72-0508566 will benefit the Church of the Annunciation Episcopal Foundation), you can order a hard copy from your preferred bookseller (Community Book Center is a Black-owned bookstore here in New Orleans), or from Christbooks.com.
Third 30 Meets Tuesdays!
Third Thirty, Mount Olivet’s program for people 60 and older, has moved to every other Tuesdays at 1pm - next meeting is August 11. Annunciation members and friends are invited to join in! Just email Chris Pomfret, facilitator, to let him know you're interested.
Mount Olivet Zoom Meeting ID: 504-366-4650 or use 1-click https://zoom.us/j/5043664650?pwd=eWFsd0hJNVZpemo2ckF3R3p0U1YyUT09
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 email@example.com 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 Fr. 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.
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. The Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones now supports smile.amazon.com as well. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app, tap into 'Settings', tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Do you or does someone you know need our prayers? Please email Father Duane or call/text him at (504) 357-8211.