St. Anna’s and COVID 19 Bulletin
4 Easter Week 5-03-20
“The Good Shepherd”
Worship and Spiritual Aids:
Prayer Time on Facebook:.
We offer Morning, Noon, and Compline Services. On occasion I will offer an evening meditation. The hours of our Live Stream FB worship services are Monday through Friday; Morning Prayer at 8 a.m. Noon Day Prayer; and Compline at 9:00 p.m.
BACK TO PRAYER “A”: Taking a poll. It seems that most of you like and find comfort in the stability and familiarity of this prayer and Eucharist. So we return to Prayer A. You can find the missal here (click on the link) or ask and we will mail you one:
Our website contains a lot of information: www.stannanola.org (try it out)
Fr. Terry and the spiritual team are available to you to talk, meet on the internet, or meet during Office Hours for prayer, for discussion, for Confession, or simply to sit with someone in the church. Reach out to us because we can make it safe and yet stay connected. In our team is Deacon Buck, Pastor Claire Brooks, Br. Don and myself. We are here for you. Call or email. Please do not let the isolation get to you. Do not struggle alone with depression (clinical or otherwise) give us a call.
Our Sunday Mass: Brother Todd, OP will be the guest preacher and we will once again be broadcasting via Facebook at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday 4 Easter aka Shepherding Sunday! Brother Todd is a member of the Anglican order of Dominicans. The “OP” behind his name indicates “Order of Preachers.” Br. Todd has been welcomed to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and Bishop Thompson has shown his support for Br. Todd’s ministry. What is his ministry? The Dominicans are known as “itinerant preachers” and are well known in New Orleans, and elsewhere as, teachers. The Order was established by a Spanish Priest named Dominic. It received its authority in a Papal Bull in 1216 by Pope Innocent III. The Order was founded in the United States during the late 1990s by the Very Reverend Jeffery Mackey, O.P., but traces its spiritual heritage back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. The order includes men and women, married and celibate, ordained and lay, modeled along a third order-style rule.
The Readings this Sunday are found at this link:
And, if you have some hymnals here is the music for this Sunday:
Opening Hymn: Hymnal 495 Hail, thou once despised Jesus
Gospel Hymn: Hymnal 343 Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless
Offertory: My Shepherd will Supply My Need
Communion Hymn: Hymnal 645 The King of Love My Shepherd Is Closing Hymn: LEVAS 18 Swing low sweet chariot
If you wish to have a hymnal for use in the home email email@example.com and we will make sure one is available to be checked and for pick up.
COFFEE HOUR! Help all of us to stay connected
Zoom In and say hello…
William Terry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Coffee Hour May 3, 2020
Time: May 3, 2020 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting (click this link and then type in the pass word if it asks):
Meeting ID: 474 663 2892 Password: 406270
Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 474 663 2892 Password: 406270
A Word from The Senior Warden
St. Anna’s Family,
I hope this finds you well, and that you’re able to find moments of peace during this challenging, uncertain time.
Our congregation continues to embody our mission of faith in action, whether by increasing the number of families that the food pantry supports or delivering homework packets to students of Anna’s Place. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of a community that makes such a difference.
To keep our mission in motion, please continue to tithe and give as you are able. Every contribution helps to keep St. Anna’s operational. If you’re going stir-crazy, here’s an opportunity to get out of the house:
We are looking for volunteers for just a couple of hours on Thursdays and Saturdays (subject to change) as part of our feeding ministries team. If you are interested send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until then, wash your hands, support each other, and be well.
Anna deTiege Harris
In general our staff is working from home. But we will be checking for phone messages on a regular basis. Anna’s Place NOLA is busy working with our kids and distributing much need computers.
Anna’s Place NOLA
This from Ms. Brianna Carr, Director Anna’s Place NOLA:
This week remote programming for our youth is coming to a close, but do not worry we are gearing up for summer. Over the last 5 weeks Anna’s Place has been busy conducting weekly music lessons with our kids, storytime, and our teen business club all remotely thanks to donations of laptops and iPads from our beautiful community. As we head into the unknown with COVID-19 our kids still need help, now more than ever. From impoverished communities and failing schools our kids are put even further behind due to school closures so we hope our summer camp can assist them academically and emotionally whether face-to-face or virtual, we will not let our kids fall even further behind. We could use your support for our “Month of Giving” for GivingTuesdayNow and #GiveNOLA Day .
You can donate online from May 5 – June 2, 2020 visit us online at
for more information or email us at email@example.com
Anna’s Place NOLA Featured on WGNO TV. “Go Miss Bre!”
Here is the link for the interview, doing God’s work.
From Anna’s Place NOLA essay contest Miss Madison:
A NEW MINISTRY THAT MATTERS
We are calling this new ministry “Hot Plate Mission.” Councilmember Palmer and two restaurants Silk Road, and Chef Ron’s Gumbo Shop offered/agreed to provide boxed lunches and hot meals for shut ins and those in need. We are now building teams to manage this mission. We need food packers and drivers. Every possible health precaution within reason will be undertaken. As it stands now two or our members distribute boxed lunches to the homeless and street people. About half ot the boxed lunch inventory goes to Anna’s Place NOLA families that are in need, representing about 11 families. Last Saturday we delivered over 44 meals to those families and we expect this number to grow. I want to thank one of our members who really stepped up as the “Hot Plate Mission Manager.” He is doing an exceeding good job of staging and deploying. I want to introduce you to Ed Collins:
This is Ed (left) with his partner/husband VP (right). VP is one of the leading African American History aurthorities in the U.S. Ed is a trained artist and produces amazing work. Two years ago or so around Jazz Fest he did a one man show at Dodwell House and offered a lovely donation while bringing attention to the property. Ed, some may remember, built a “prayer box” which was in front of the church for a long time. Ed and VP make their home in the French Quarter. On the right is a small sample of the kind of wonderful art work that Ed does. We thank you Ed for stepping up and making this Hot Plate Mission an early success!
May 2020 Food Pantry Shopping List from Br. Don and Company
We continue to receive new referrals for food assistance. In addition to the 25 Families we have committed to support in the form of food assistance every month we are now reaching out to unemployed individuals in the service industry, musicians, artist and many others. We now have 42+ families or individuals receiving food assistance from St Anna’s Food Pantry. For a list of all the food items we are requesting please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please keep the people we are serving in your prayers and also our volunteers and donors. Peace. -Br Don
The following link will provide a shopping list of needed items (updated weekly) I know it says April but it is really for May!!!:
On Another Note!
Some of you may know him, Joel Dyer, whom we call our “Artist in Residence.” Joel is the designer and craftsman that designed and installed our Sanctuary Paneling, Statue Niches, The Holy Family Mural in the Narthex and so much more. He also has a vision called “Stargazers” as a way to honor the Victims of Violence. What you may not know is that Joel is an inveterate “Anglophile” and loves The Queen’s Birthday (last week). For over a decade he would lead a band of merry makers in procession in the French Quarter in celebration of Her Majesties birth. Here, Joel will not be stopped by a silly little COVID! Joel is the son of a Baptist preacher and hails from Texas. That said Joel has been a member of the Episcopal Church for quite some time and has invested much in his current parish St. Anna’s.
Prayer Requests for Sunday
Parishioners please send your prayer requests to Brother Don via email prior to Friday at Noon if at all possible. Brother will submit a consolidated list of prayers to Fr Bill for our Sunday Mass each week. email@example.com
The Church Office
OFFICE HOURS: Spiritual Direction, Consultation, Hearing of Confessions, or just to visit. Here is the criteria; here are the Conditions:
- It is by appointment only. Call the Church or email us. We will set it up.
- We will maintain safe distancing and have sanitizer present.
- If you have a fever or are sick let us know and Fr. Terry will call you. STAY HOME.
- If you want to talk SKYPE or ZOOM on another day just reach out and we can make that happen as well.
Church Giving Opportunities-help us keep the missions going!
Please consider an additional monetary donation as well as insuring that your pledge or tithe is received. You can do this on line or by mail. That said, as St. Paul teaches us, give with a grateful and joyful spirit. Here is the link:
Another way to help your church out is that when you are making purchases using AMAZON consider using AMAZON Smile. Select St. Anna’s as your charity and a portion of your purchases will go to St. Anna’s and the site is just like your regular AMAZON Site:
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” For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Paul’s Letter to the Romans
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