WHAT CHURCH LEADERS ARE SAYING RIGHT NOW ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE & RECONCILIATION:
MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED BEAUTY IN OUR LIVES! Sign up for Altar Flowers with Suzanne Fontan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR CHURCH IS AS VIBRANT AND ACTIVE AS EVER. Here are just a few things going on this week:
CHURCH SERVICES, EVENTS, ACTIVITIES
Here is a complete list of online events scheduled through next Thursday:
Email or text Fr. Duane for the Zoom password. It is the same for every meeting at both churches.
GUN LEGISLATION UPDATE
House Bill 334, which proposed amending current gun laws to allow lawfully permitted concealed guns in houses of worship without knowledge or permission of church authorities, was amended in the Senate to require permission of church authorities. The bill has been signed by the Speaker of the House and will proceed to the Governor’s desk. For the digest of the bill as passed by the senate, see http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1177969
Read Bishop Thompson’s May 28 letter to the editor of the The Times-Picayune/Advocate, expressing his opposition to the bill.
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
Annunciation Vestry News
Annunciation’s vestry met last Sunday and discussed the use of preprinted envelopes for giving by mail; the legal moral and practical ramifications of re-entry into the church building; building and grounds issues; receipt of PPP funds, and possibility of adjusting annual budget in June. Vestry will meet again June 28.
Mount Olivet Building Update
Exploratory demolition has been completed on the church and structural engineering work is expected to begin June 10. Once we receive the structural engineer’s report, we will be able to put together a better timeline for the repairs. We are expecting the work on the church will keep the church building closed for repairs for most of the summer.
Happening #84 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for September 25-27, 2020. Further details on registration will be available in late August. The Diocese is reaching out to those who have registered for the May weekend. If you have any questions, please email the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles at email@example.com
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The Algiers Point Lil Free Pantry continues to accept donations at the community garden at 615 Opelousas Street.
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:
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 at Annunciation or Cyndi Hardy at Mount Olivet. 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 www.MountOlivet.org/Give.
OR text GIVE to 504-565-2682.
OR mail your check to your church.
PRAYER REQUESTS for both parishes
Intercessions are requested for Amelia, Brooke Nagle & her husband in Guatemala, Sonny, Sam Milstead, Joyce Barefield, Sadie, Doug Kuylen, for peace in the world and at home, for those unemployed and for all returning to the workplace, for healing of divisions in our country, for people suffering from addiction and in need of spiritual healing, for truth, reconciliation and healing of divisions in the nation, for the family of Modesto Reyes.
Prayers of thanksgiving are offered for Morris’ recovery from Covid-19, for Buzz’s health and doctors at Tulane’s stroke center, for mask-wearers and for Carolyn’s family’s health, for Becky’s health and work and for Genevieve, for Cyndi’s health and family and for Rosie’s health, for John, Wendy, and Lincoln’s continued good health, for Kim’s family’s health and for her son, for Father Duane and for this church community.
Prayers for Members of the Armed Forces, especially Sergeant Major Patrick Milstead and TSgt Earl Dontavious Moorer.
Prayers for the repose of the soul: Alex Kriksciun
June Birthdays: (Annunciation) Philip Carbo 6/03, Brian Rowan 6/04, Cliffie Pettigrew 6/08, Amelia Fabares 6/19, Michael Carbo 6/20, Blaze McGuire 6/20, Miriam Kennedy 6/23
(Mount Olivet) Dennis Bergeron, Sr. (06/07), Sarah Bullock (06/09), Meredith Blevins (06/18), John Neisler (06/24).
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.
Our online worship services are best viewed and heard through your internet-enabled TV. Open the YouTube app or channel and use the search window to locate Church of the Annunciation Episcopal and subscribe to our YouTube Live channel.
You can also watch on your computer or smartphone through our website.
Please note that our online services are live and subject to unforeseen technological glitches. Should our broadcast freeze, lose audio, video, or otherwise be interrupted, be patient. If we haven’t sorted it out in a minute or two, you can try refreshing the page. If it’s been several minutes or you see a notice that the video has been removed (due to overaggressive artificial intelligence monitors), go back to our main YouTube landing page and check to see if we’ve started over with a new feed. Perhaps use this time to pray for your worship team. It certainly can’t hurt.
If you are on Facebook, be sure to like and follow our pages, facebook.com/AnnunciationNOLA and facebook.com/MountOlivetAlgiersPoint/
Zoom is a video-conferencing tool that is free and very easy to use. If you already have Zoom and know how to join a meeting, our meeting IDS are the same as our main phone numbers. 504 895 8697 for Annunciation, and 504 366 4650 for Mount Olivet. We use the same password for all our meetings. Message Father Duane if you don’t know it.
Zoom works best when we can all see each other, but if you do not have access to a computer or smartphone with a video camera, you can still join in by telephone. Dial (346) 248-7799 and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID. Call Father Duane for the numeric passcode.
News is emailed weekly and posted to our website https://www.annunciationepiscopal.com/ shortly after. If you have announcements to include in weekly news, please send them to Kyran at email@example.com.