SPOTLIGHT ON ANNUNCIATION/MT. OLIVET IN DIOCESEAN MAGAZINE
“God is wherever and however we gather.” Father Duane has an article in the June 2020 issue of Churchwork, a publication of the Diocese of Louisiana, in which he writes about the experience of pastoring through the pandemic. Read “Focusing on Connection and Community” here.
PICNIC IN PLACE JULY 26
Since our planned Parish picnic on the church lawn had to be cancelled due to heightened restrictions on in-person gatherings, and since we still have PRIZES to give away, all are invited to participate in a “Picnic in Place” event on Sunday July 26, 5:30-7 pm! We will have bingo via Zoom (game cards will be sent out in advance), and prizes will be delivered to the winners! As last week’s pastoral letter urged, let’s be creative in how we re-imagine this gathering. Some folks in higher risk categories may need to picnic at home and rely on Zoom for community. Some of you may be comfortable with getting together in pairs or small groups to picnic outside with due precautions. The important thing is to maintain the connections that keep us strong and healthy as a community during this time when we cannot all gather in the parish hall or church pews. Outside-the-box thinkers, this is your time to shine!
BE THE BRIDGE BOOK STUDY HAS NEW OPENINGS
We now have three small groups studying Latasha Morrison’s book, Be the Bridge, Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation. There are two evening groups meeting alternate Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm, and one daytime group, which meets every other Wednesday morning, 10:30 am -12 pm. All meetings take place over Zoom (Meeting ID 504 895 8697). There is still time to join Evening Group B (led by Kyran) or the daytime group (led by Marcie), both meeting next on 07/22.
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.
YOUR CHURCH IS AS VIBRANT AND ACTIVE AS EVER. HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Email or text Fr. Duane for the Zoom password. It is the same for every meeting at both churches.
AUDIO-ONLY TELEPHONE ACCESS TO ALL ANNUNCIATION ZOOM MEETINGS
Call 1-646-558-8656, enter Meeting ID number 5048958697, enter numeric passcode (available on request from Father Duane)
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 Father Duane know.
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 email Father Duane.
More than ever, we need beauty in our lives! Sign up for Altar Flowers with Suzanne Fontan
Vestry will meet July 26, 5pm
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.
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.
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.
Intercessions are requested for Emily, Jonah, Martha and her daughter Lisa, Bates, and Sadie, and for public health and safety, and for families in conflict.
Thanksgiving is offered for Morris Jones recovery.
Prayers for Members of the Armed Forces.
Eli Gay (07/01), Bates Whiteside (07/01), April Courtney-Foshee (07/02), Cynthia Costello (07/04), Avery Crooks (07/12), Steven Prejeant (07/16), Asher Howell (07/17), Myles Breaux (07/23), Robin Yeager (07/23), Julie Zitzmann (07/26), Lily Holmes (07/27), Maureen Young (07/29)
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.