St. Anna's News

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING DECEMBER 14TH

The Rev Charles W Whitall 1st VicarAgenda:

  • Elect two new Vestry members. Interested? Send Fr. Terry a note so that you can be included in the ticket.
  • Rectors State of the Parish Report
  • Budgets for Church and Missions
  • Consolidated Missions Report for S.A.M.M., A.A.K., and Food Pantry.
  • Dodwell House Report and Extravaganza Report.

Who can hold office? A confirmed Episcopalian in good standing with the Parish.

Who can vote? A member in good standing with the Parish.

Lunch will be served. Please set your schedule to allow time for this very important congregational meeting. It’s our future that we are talking about. (The photo is The Rev. Mr. Whithall, First Vicar of St. Anna’s Church 1846)

Thanksgiving Is an Action Word.

Do you remember when I told you about Derrielle the little girl who cried out and was profoundly disturbed by the death of another little girl called “Ray Ray?” She is one of three siblings. I would love to post a picture of them but I really can’t because I don’t have the permissions. I can’t use their real last name so we’ll call them the “Jones” family. The siblings are: Derrielle aged 10, Derri aged 11, and Roderick aged 13. Using this blog post I want you… yes YOU… to work with me in affording these kids a real break that will change their lives. Here is why:

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Integrity New Orleans Annual Celebration and Dialogue with the Bishop – December 6

Integrity New Orleans will meet with Bishop Morris Thompson on Saturday, December 6th, from 9:30 am to 12:00. We will begin with Celebration of Holy Eucharist at 9:30, to be followed by brunch and dialogue. We will also be joined live via Skype by Louie Clay (aka Louie Crew), the founder of Integrity and a long-time leader in the Episcopal Church. Topics will include the welcome of LGBT people in the Diocese, activities of the past year, activities in the year to come, and how we can all contribute more to the work of the Church. All are welcome.  Location: Christ Church Cathedral (2919 St Charles Ave, New Orleans).  More info: [email protected].

Solemn Choral Evensong December 3, 2014

francis-xavierSt. Anna’s will host its annual Solemn Choral Evensong in the English Tradition 12/3/14 on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier starting at 6:00 p.m. The Evensong will feature the Treme Choir with selections from Henry Purcell (1659-95). This service serves to recognize and thank retired clergy and spouses, surviving spouses, and elders of the church. Following the Evensong we will host a candlelight dinner for our invited guests. Members of St. Anna’s Church, Vestry, and Diocese of Louisiana are invited to volunteer as servers, greeters, helpers, and to attend the worship service. If you wish to volunteer your time as a way of saying thank you to these “Good and loyal servants” please contact Luigi at 504-947-2121 or e-mail the church.