NEW! Beginning in Advent, November 29: 9 AM SUNDAY EUCHARIST INDOORS, REVISED TIMES FOR OUTDOOR MORNING PRAYER AND GODLY PLAY
A simple service of Holy Eucharist, Rite I will be held at 9 am inside the church at Annunciation beginning November 29. This service will have instrumental organ music and will not be livestreamed. Masks are required to enter the building and strict social distancing between households will be observed. Attendance will be capped at one third of our total seating capacity, so rsvps will be encouraged.
Our Sunday Morning Prayer service will continue to be held outside as long as weather permits. Beginning November 29, it will move ahead by 30 minutes, to 10:30 am, with Godly Play beginning at 9:30 am.
The expanded service schedule is intended to provide more options for our congregations to safely gather as the weather cools. Live streaming of the Morning Prayer service will continue for the benefit of those who are safest at home.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR OUTDOOR SERVICES S.O.S! Save Outdoor Services! We urgently need more volunteers to help on Sunday mornings. If you are coming to outdoor services, and can serve on any of the following teams, please email Kyran.
Set Up Team: arrive at 8:30 am, set up welcome and worship areas
Breakdown Team: 11 am, put away tables, signage, supplies
Ushers: arrive at 9:00 am to assist with seating people
Greeters: arrive at 8:45 am to check people in until 10:10
Subject to weather conditions, outdoor services are planned for the following dates: Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 06, Dec 20
GET TEXT ALERTS FOR WEATHER CANCELLATIONS Send the text EZSUNDAY to 474747 to opt-in to receive an alert should an in-person service be cancelled on account of weather.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY AT 10 AM In-person worship service of Morning Prayer on November 15 at 10 amon the lawn of Annunciation, live streamed on YouTube. Things to know if you are attending in-person:
Bring your own seating, water/coffee, and Book of Common Prayer if you have one.
Park in the parking lot at Claiborne and Cadiz and enter the worship area through the picket fence gate.
Godly Play for kids PreK-5th Grade will be at 9:15. Check in (with temperature checks) from 9-9:15. Bring a yoga/exercise mat or blanket for your child to sit on.
Stay home if you are unwell or at risk of serious complications from Covid-19.
Masks and physical distancing between households are required.
EVENTS CALENDAR: 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
Thursday, 11/19, 12 noon: MTO Bible Study of Malachai, Zoom Meeting ID 504 366 4650
Sunday, 11/22, 11 am: See you at Mount Olivet-Annunciation Half-Caff Coffee (half) Hour! Starts right after the online worship service. Zoom Meeting ID 504 895 8697
Wednesday, 11/25, 6 pm: a Thanksgiving Eucharist, indoors at Annunciation. Open to members of both churches. Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing required for in-person attendance. RSVP here or leave a voicemail at 504-895-8697 ext 3 to let us know how many are attending.
Minister to the Homeless - Volunteers Needed The Broadmoor Improvement Association is seeking volunteers to help with tent set-up and distributing bagged lunches, toiletries, and other resources to individuals experiencing homelessness in the area, through the Program of Hope Ministry, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church. The program operates Wednesdays, starting November 4th, from 10am-11:30am. Volunteers must be able to adhere to CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines and be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Please contact Bethanie Mangigian, BIA Wellness Director, for more information.
Play with Fire! Be an acolyte! Jackson Nettles, Annunciation’s senior acolyte, will provide training for acolytes. 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.
Altar Flowers More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sponsor the Sunday Altar Flowers by signing up with Suzanne Fontan. You can donate $40 towards the flowers or arrange them yourself.
PARISH & DIOCESEAN NEWS
A Visit from St. Nicholas St. Nicholas is coming to Annunciation/Mount Olivet on Sunday, December 13! Kids will be able to pose with him (safely distanced) for photos. By happy coincidence, Brother Todd Van Alstyne, O.P., will be guest preaching that day at the 10:30 service. Brother Van Alstyne is a Friar in the Anglican Order of Preachers.
PRAYER REQUESTS Prayers are published in the weekly email newsletter (unless confidentially is requested). 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.
GIVING 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:
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