OUTDOOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, PRACTICE RUN SATURDAY
In-person worship resumes with a service of Morning Prayer (no Communion) on October 18 at 10 am on the lawn of Annunciation. Things to know before you come:
There will be a practice run for everyone involved in the service (greeters, ushers, musicians, altar and flower guild volunteers, Godly Play helpers, acolytes, readers, and worship committee members) on site, Saturday, October 17 at 9:30 am.
DO YOU NEED A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (BCP)?
We are getting back to basics to this fall by turning to our Book of Common Prayer instead of using customized bulletins. If you do not own a current edition of the prayer book, let us know and we will get you one. And don’t worry, you can still find everything you need to follow the service on the WORSHIP page of the Annunciation website. You can also bookmark www.bcponline.org/, buy the Electronic Common Prayer app for your smartphone or tablet, or purchase your own hard copy or ebook edition from your preferred bookseller.
PET BLESSING MOVED TO 10/25
Because vestry is meeting this Sunday evening, our October pet blessing is moving to the following Sunday, October 25, from 4-6 pm on the lawn of Annunciation. Stay tuned for details about a Zoom pet blessing, for our at-home pets too!
SERMON SERIES: EVERYTHING YOU WONDERED ABOUT BEING AN EPISCOPALIAN (or maybe forgot)
In lieu of using a classroom format for our fall introduction/refresher on our history, tradition and theology, Rev. Duane is going to cover these topics in a 4-week sermon series, beginning this Sunday. If you are thinking about being confirmed, reaffirmed, or received at Annunciation or Mount Olivet (or are wondering what those terms even mean), this series is especially for you!
SUN, OCT 18 Christianity 101
SUN, OCT 25 Episcopalians 101
SUN, NOV 01 Liturgy 101
SUN, NOV 08 Parish History 101
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
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.
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sponsor the Sunday Altar Flowers by signing up with Suzanne Fontan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can donate $40 towards the flowers or arrange them yourself.
Help Increase Voter Turnout
Together Louisiana is building a statewide network of block captains to increase voter turnout. Training and materials are provided. Sign up at https://www.togetherla.org/blockcaptain or get in touch with Caroline Senter of Annunciation at email@example.com, who is serving as a block captain in her neighborhood. You can also learn more about this grassroots effort from this video short.
PARISH & DIOCESEAN NEWS
Vestries for both Annunciation and Mount Olivet will meet October 18, 4-6 pm.
Episcopal Church Women Annual Gathering
All women of the church are invited to the 133rd annual gathering of Episcopal Church Women, Diocese Of Louisiana On Thursday, November 19th, 2020 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Maureen Young at 504-897-3420.
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.
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 to Annuciation
Donate online to Mount Olivet
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check.
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