Sunday School for children ages 3 to 12 years old will begin on September 14th at 10:30 a.m.  In preparation for the new year we are kicking off with a “Back to Sunday School Event” on Sunday, September 7th after the 9:00 a.m. service.  Please join us to learn about the Godly Play curriculum, meet the teachers, see a sample lesson, visit the classrooms (our “sacred space”/ designated areas), and enjoy some light refreshments.  Everyone is invited, but we highly encourage the parents and grandparents of children who will be attending Sunday School to attend this informative event. If you have any questions please seek out Ginny Upshaw, Amy Heflin or Wendy Andrus-Lowe for more information.

Godly Play Needs

August 7, 2014

Godly Play Support Aides Needed:   We are seeking some youth (13 year olds or older) or adults to volunteer one Sunday a month or more, to provide support to the teachers in the classrooms on Sunday mornings. Support Aides will greet the children at the door, and help monitor and manage the children.  If you would like to volunteer we encourage you to attend a special training just for YOU!  The event is scheduled for August 24th after the 9:00 a.m. service.  Please sign up on the sheet in Lowe Hall on the bulletin board. You can talk to Ginny Upshaw, Amy Heflin or Wendy Andrus-Lowe for more information.

Godly Play Lesson Materials Needed:   For our expanded Sunday School curriculum, Godly Play, we are in need of various items that will extend and enrich the lessons being taught.  You might be able to donate some of these, make a monetary donation for the purchase of some, or make even them yourself!  Our wish list is printed and displayed on the bulletin board next to Father Lowe’s portrait in Lowe Hall. Some items we hope to acquire soon are:  3 standard bookshelves (similar to the 3 that hold the free swap books); Nativity scene/Crèche; globe and/or world map; tabletop menorahs; small tabletop advent wreath with advent candles (4 purple and 1 pink); large white pillar candle with a glass candle plate for it to sit on; art supplies including pastels, charcoal and drawing paper; and any funds to offset other needed materials for the lessons. If you make a monetary donation, please write “Godly Play” in the memo portion of the check. You can talk to Ginny Upshaw, Amy Heflin or Wendy Andrus-Lowe for more information.

We want to thank all those who have supported our Godly Play curriculum to date, but especially the Wednesday morning men’s group. Thank You!

Summer Schedule

May 26, 2014

Beginning June 1 summer services will be ONE SERVICE ONLY at 9 am, alternating between Rite I and Rite II.  Rev Russell Johnson will be our celebrant.  Please welcome him and his wife, Judith.  There will be NO Thursday morning Eucharist during the summer.  Our summer schedule will go through September 7, 2014.

Holy Week Schedule

April 8, 2014

Monday, April 14 – Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm

Tuesday, April 15 – Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm

Wednesday, April 16 – Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm

Thursday. April 17 -Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm

with foot washing, followed by a vigil in the garden

Friday, April 18 –  Vigil in the garden continues at 8am

Good Friday Service at 12noon

Saturday, April 19 –  no services

Easter Sunday, April 20 – Holy Eucharist Rite I at 7:30am

Festival Eucharist Rite II with Music at 9am

Easter Egg Hunt at 10am

Festival Eucharist Rite II with Music at 11am

Annunciation Celebrates Britta’s 100th

March 17, 2014

The parish celebrated Britta’s 100th birthday today with “Happy Birthday” in Swedish and a Swedish birthday party with all the trimmings – everyone had a marvelous time and Britta received 100 birthday cards and numerous other gifts. We sang Happy Birthday to her in Swedish and in English.  The Swedish words and English translation are: […]

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2014 Mardi Gras a success

March 10, 2014

Mardi Gras was held Tuesday March 4th at Annunciation – the decorations were spectacular and the costumes even more so – see if you can identify these revelers: (thanks to Pam for the photos)

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Lenton Programs

March 4, 2014

Our Lenton Programs will be held on the following Wednesdays:  March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2. Lenton Program begins at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary with the Stations of the Cross. Soup Supper served at 6pm.  Sign up to let us know you are coming and also sign up if you can bring soup […]

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Ash Wednesday Services

March 4, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 is Ash Wednesday. Services will be held at 7am, 12 noon and a full Eurcharist at 7pm.

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